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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Rajai-Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner was hanged for murder charged at the Iranian city of Karaj’s Rajai-Shahr prison Wednesday.  According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, July 31, a man was hanged at Rajai-Shahr prison. IHR could identify him as Mohammad Ghodrati who was 30 at the time of the execution. He was recently transferred from …

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Why attempts to reform budget structure might hit a dead end in Iran

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Planning and Budget Organization is seeking to reduce the government budget’s direct dependence on oil revenues. Budget deficits, foreign exchange reserve imbalances and extra liquidity were cited in a recent report by the organization as major factors damaging the Iranian economy over the years. The US maximum pressure campaign on Iran’s economy has drastically reduced the country’s foreign exchange earnings from …

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Iran draws a record 600,000 medical travelers in four months

PayvandNews – Iran hosted a record high of nearly 600,000 medical travelers during the first four months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21-July 21), nearly equal to the figure for the whole past year (March 2018-19), according to an Iranian association for the health tourism promotion. Iranian medical tour company: AriaMedTour People from the Persian Gulf littoral states, Iraq …

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The reality of imprisonment in Iran

Taking part of and reading about the countless women, men and indeed juveniles being imprisoned in Iran for various reasons one cannot help but wonder at the number of prisoners calling out for medical treatment and in many cases for quite serious conditions. Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, dual Swedish-Iranian citizen, imprisoned in Iran since 2016. Concerns grew into suspicions as Ahmadreza …

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Why Iran’s Hardliners Are Tightening Enforcement Of Hijab?

Radiofarda – During recent weeks Iran’s hardliners dominating the state have been increasingly tightening enforcement of unwritten rules concerning compulsory hijab. As the Islamic Republic is plagued by financial corruption, discriminatory practices and rising crime figures as a result of mismanagement and chaotic clerical rule in its four-decade history, hijab is the only thing that gives the Iranian government its …

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U.S. Renews Waivers For Iran Civil Nuclear Projects

Radiofarda – The United States said Wednesday it was extending waivers for three civilian nuclear projects in Iran, despite Washington’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement.“This is a short 90 day extension,” said White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, a champion of the hawkish policy towards Tehran.“We are watching those nuclear activities very, very closely, they remain under daily …

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UN Nuclear Watchdog To Have New Chief In Place By January

Radiofarda – The UN nuclear watchdog said Thursday it had fixed the timetable for the election of a new director general following the death of Yukiya Amano two weeks ago.Member states decided that nominations would be received until September 5, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said following a special meeting of its board of governors in Vienna.“The Board expects …

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U.S. Envoy Rebukes Germany On Hormuz Patrol Mission

RFL/RE – The U.S. ambassador to Germany chided Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government for its reluctance to join a U.S.-led maritime patrol mission in the Strait of Hormuz, saying Europe’s biggest economy must take on more responsibility.U.S.-German relations have languished since U.S. President Donald Trump took office over differences on such issues as defense spending, trade tariffs, Iran, and the Russian-led …

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Iran Responds to US Sanctions on Foreign Minister

VOA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday called the move by the United States to sanctions Iran’s foreign minister “childish.” In a televised speech, Rouhani said the United States claims to want to negotiate with Iran without any preconditions, “and then they sanction the foreign minister.” “This is obviously a highly unusual action,” a senior Trump administration official acknowledged …

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U.S. Sanctions Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif

RFL/RE — The United States on July 31 imposed restrictive measures on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, freezing his assets in the United States or controlled by U.S. entities, the U.S. Treasury Department announced. Restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program were also extended, the Secretary of State’s press office said in a statement. “Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s supreme leader, …

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