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Monthly Archives: August 2019

Germany Refuses to Join US Naval Mission in Strait of Hormuz

VOA – Germany has rejected the U.S. call to join an international mission to protect maritime traffic in the Strait of Hormuz. The United States had asked Germany to join France and Britain in a mission to secure shipping through the strait,  the narrow maritime passage through which international tankers transport at least a fifth of the world’s crude oil …

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Work-Related Fatalities Increases in Iran

Radiozamaneh – Iranian Legal Medicine Organization (ILMO) announced that work-related fatalities have increased to 17.9 percent in the spring of 2019 compared to the same period in the previous year. The most work-related fatalities have been reported in the provinces of Tehran, Isfahan, Razavi Khorasan and Mazandaran, according to ILMO. Tehran and suburbs have the most number of work-related fatalities. …

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Iran: 30 Years of Imprisonment for Human Rights Lawyer

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Iranian authorities have issued the final sentence of 30 years imprisonment for human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi. Mr Davoudi who was sentenced to 30 years of imprisonment by a branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Courts, decided not to appeal. Therefore, the verdict has been automatically upheld. He is accused of several charges and under Iranian law, …

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Iran, UK both rule out oil tanker swap deal

Al-Monitor – Iran’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has signaled little progress toward a negotiated settlement to a standoff over captured oil tankers. “Impossible to advance a quid pro quo or barter exchange of detained UK and Iranian ships,” Hamid Baeidinejad tweeted July 29. Baeidinejad reaffirmed Tehran’s official line that the UK detention of the Iranian vessel Grace 1 off Gibraltar was “illegal” while …

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Iran’s government approves plan to drop four zeros from currency, revert to toman

PayvandNews – The Iranian government has approved to revalue its rial tenfold and revert to the currency’s old name, the toman, the Fars news agency reported on Wednesday. Source: Iranian daily Ghanoon “The council of ministers, at a meeting presided by President Hassan Rouhani this morning, approved the central bank’s proposed bill to change the national currency from the rial to …

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