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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Saudi Arabia Has Sent Messages To Iran’s President – Iran Gov’t

Radiofarda – Saudi Arabia has sent messages to Iran’s president through the leaders of other countries, an Iranian government spokesman said on Monday, at a time of heightened tensions between the regional rivals.“Messages from the Saudis were presented to (Iran’s President) Hassan Rouhani from the leaders of some countries,” spokesman Ali Rabiei said, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency. …

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Iran’s Annual Inflation Nears 43 Percent, Goes Above IMF Forecast

Radiofarda – The Iranian Statistical Center has announced a on September 24 that the rate of inflation in Iran has reached 42.7 percent during the 12 months ending on August 23. This is nearly 3 percent higher than an IMF forecast in April. The year on year inflation has been 41.9 percent for urban families and 47.4 percent for rural families, …

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More Than $200,000 Stolen From Home Of Iranian Lawmaker

Radiofarda – More than 200,000 dollars was stolen from the home of a member of Iran’s parliament representing the city of Khoy, leading to criticism as to how a lawmaker can have so much cash in a country suffering from economic crisis and rising poverty. Some news agencies in Iran put the amount at 200,000 in US dollars and around …

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Lawmaker In Iran Puts Forth Motion To Ban Broadcasting Forced Confessions

Radiofarda – Mahmoud Sadeqi an outspoken lawmaker in Iran has presented a “double urgency motion” to parliament to ban recording and broadcasting forced confessions by the state-run monopolized radio and television network. On top of banning the practice, the motion proposes six months to three years in jail for those responsible for broadcasting forced confessions. Furthermore, the state broadcasters should …

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Iran Prosecutor Defies FIFA, Says Women Should Not Enter Stadiums

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic Prosecutor-General has once again lambasted the International Football Federation for pressuring Iran to allow women freely enter stadiums and watch men’s soccer games. “FIFA’s pressure is another calculated plot by the enemies,” the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)-run, Tasnim news agency cited the mid-ranking cleric, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, saying on Saturday, September 28. Enraged by …

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Anti-Hijab Activist Releases Video Sent By Her Brother Before His Arrest In Iran

Radiofarda – Immediately before security forces stormed his house and arrested him, the brother of an exiled Iranian anti-hijab activist managed to send her a video message lamenting about being under heavy pressure. The New York-based Masih Alinejad has circulated the video sent by her brother, complaining about the pressure on her family living in northern Iran. Intelligence agents stormed …

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Saudi Crown Prince warns of Iran escalation, says he prefers political solution

Al-Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s crown prince warned in an interview broadcast on Sunday that oil prices could spike to “unimaginably high numbers” if the world does not come together to deter Iran, but said he would prefer a political solution to a military one. Speaking to the CBS program “60 Minutes,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said he agreed …

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Iran: Woman With Mental Disability Hanged in Sanandaj Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A woman was hanged at the Iranian city of Sanandaj’s Prison, Kurdistan province Thursday. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Thursday, September 26, a woman was hanged at Sanandaj prison. Her identity is revealed by sources as Leila Zarafshan, 37.  “Leila was suffering from a mental disability. She killed her husband on their …

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Angry Iranians Dismiss Complaint About Zarif Not Allowed To Visit Sick Ambassador

Radiofarda – Spokesman of Iran’s foreign ministry has said the country’s ambassador to the United Nations in New York who suffers from cancer, found out about his condition after being appointed to the post earlier this year. After Iran complained this week that the U.S. State Department refused permission to foreign minister Javd Zarif to visit Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi …

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