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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Iran’s IRGC releases footage of purported radio exchange with British warship

A-Arabia – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards published footage on Monday purportedly showing the Guards warning off a British warship during their July 19 seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker near the Strait of Hormuz.Iranian commandos seized British-flagged tanker Stena Impero in the world’s most important waterway for oil shipments, two weeks after British forces captured an Iranian oil tanker near Gibraltar, …

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Pompeo: Iranian regime hasn’t accepted my offer to come to Tehran

Al-Arabia – Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would “happily” go to Tehran to address tensions between the two countries over US sanctions on the nation, an offer that he says was not accepted by the Iranian regime. “I recently offered to travel to Tehran and speak directly to the Iranian people. The regime hasn’t accepted my offer,” …

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Senior regime official defends 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran

Iran-HRM – Mostafa Pourmohammadi, former judiciary minister in the cabinet of Hassan Rouhani, President of the mullahs’ regime in Iran, blatantly defended the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988. When asked by the state-run Mosalas Magazine about the 1988 mass executions and the “slander” directed at the regime for the massacre, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, who was pivotal in the executions in …

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Britain Says It Won’t ‘Barter’ With Iran Over Seized Tankers

RFL/RE – Britain has rejected the idea that it could release an Iranian tanker in exchange for a British-flagged vessel seized by Iran in the Persian Gulf.“There is no quid pro quo,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told the BBC on July 29. “This is not about some kind of barter. This is about the international law and the rules of …

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Iranians Sending Photos to US-Based Activist Face Prison

VOA – Iranians sending images to a U.S.-based activist over an anti-headscarf campaign could face up to 10 years in prison. The activist, Masih Alinejad, founded the “White Wednesdays” campaign in Iran to encourage women to post photographs of themselves without headscarves online as a way of opposing the compulsory hijab. The semi-official Fars news agency on Monday quoted the …

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Iranian Official: Talks With US Possible If They Led to Tangible Results

VOA – Talks between Iran and the United States would be possible if based on an agenda that could lead to tangible results, but Washington is not seeking dialogue, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump has said he would be willing to hold talks with the Islamic Republic. “Dialogue and negotiation can be …

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Possible Juvenile Offender Hanged in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR); July 29, 2019: A young man who probably was a juvenile at the time of committing a murder, was executed at the Iranian northern city of Nur on Sunday morning. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, on the morning of Sunday, July 28, a man was hanged at Nur prison for murder charges.  Nur city’s attorney …

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Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Shiraz Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner was hanged at Shiraz Central Prison (known as Adel Abad) for murder charges a week ago. According to HRANA, around a week ago, a man was executed at Shiraz Central Prison (known as Adel Abad). He, identified as Arash Shah-hosseini, was sentenced to death for murder charges. He was arrested three years ago …

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Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Zanjan Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged at Zanjan prison for “armed drug smuggling” last Thursday. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Thursday, July 25, a man was hanged at Zanjan prison. He, identified by IHR as Heshmat Imani, 34, was sentenced to death for “armed drug smuggling.” His execution has not been announced by the …

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Rouhani Refuses To Submit Annual Report To Parliament Amid Economic Crisis

Radiofarda – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has voiced his opposition to having to respond to Parliament’s questions about his performance in a letter to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iran’s state TV reported on Sunday July 28. The Speaker of Iran’s Parliament (Majles) has quoted Rouhani as saying in the letter that presenting annual reports to the Majles by his administration …

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