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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Guards Commander Says ‘Enemies Blame Iran’ Because It Is ‘So Powerful’

Radiofarda – The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards says his country has become so powerful that its enemies blame it for any atrocity “even if they know it’s a lie.” Hossein Salami, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) told residents of a village in a speech in north eastern Iran: “We have prevented the enemy’s infiltration in …

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Trump Says He’d Give Visas To Rouhani, Zarif ‘If It Was Up To Him’

Radiofarda – While President Donald Trump ordered new tougher sanctions on Iran on Wednesday, he has also said that if it was up to him, he’d give Iran’s president and foreign minister U.S. visas to attend next week’s United Nations General Assembly. Iran’s government-controlled media reported September 18 that President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif may not take …

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France Says ‘Not Very Credible’ Houthis Attacked Saudi Oil Facilities

Radiofarda – As European countries have acted cautiously in blaming Iran for the devastating attacks against Saudi oil installations, France’s foreign minister said on Thursday a claim from Yemen’s Houthi rebels they were responsible is “not very credible”.“Yemen’s rebels have announced they have triggered this attack. That is not very credible, relatively speaking,” the minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, told C …

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Iranians Rush To Invest And Buy Homes In Turkey

Radiofarda – Iranians are in tight competition with Iraqis over becoming the leading nation in buying homes in Turkey. Based on the latest data provided by Turkey’s statistical center, Iranian citizens have bought 3,135 residential units in Turkey during the past eight months. Figures also show that the number of houses bought by Iranians in 2019 has increased by 89% …

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New, Watered-Down Draft Law On Violence Against Women In Iran

Radiofarda – After years of delays, the Islamic Republic Judiciary has finalized a weaker bill for the “Protection of Women Against Violence” and returned it to President Hassan Rouhani’s administration. But the bill appears to be much weaker than the first draft proposed by the government. For one thing, the country’s judiciary has discarded the articles defining “violence” and its …

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei approved attacks on Saudi oil facilities: Report

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei approved the attacks that targeted Saudi Aramco’s oil facilities on Saturday, CBS News cited a US official as saying on Wednesday. The source added that Khamenei approved the attacks on the condition that it be done in a way that Tehran could deny any involvement. On Wednesday, Arab Coalition Spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Maliki said that Saturday’s …

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FIFA Chief Hopeful Iran Will End ‘Unacceptable’ Women Stadium Ban

RFL/RE – FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he is hopeful that Iran will address the “unacceptable situation” of banning women from entering soccer stadiums as a World Cup qualifying match nears.The head of the world soccer’s governing body said in a statement on September 19 that he had contacted Iranian soccer officials several times recently over the issue and a …

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U.S. Supports Saudi ‘Right To Defend Itself,’ Iran Slams New Sanctions

RFL/RE – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States supports Riyadh’s “right to defend itself” after a weekend attack on its oil industry that Washington has blamed on Iran. Commenting after a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Pompeo wrote on Twitter on September 19 that the Iranian regime’s “threatening behavior will not be tolerated.”Pompeo’s comments and the …

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