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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Repressive State and Low Quality of Education in Iran

Iran-HRM – The new academic year in Iran begins with 15 million students going to school while the education and university communities are fed up with the drastic state of economy and society. With the regime’s failure to provide free and mandatory education in Iran while more than 80% of the nation is living under the poverty line, there is …

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Dozens of Iranian Baha’i students banned from education due to their faith

Iran-HRM – Dozens of Iranian Baha’i students have been banned from higher education due to their faith. The names of 22 Baha’i students banned from higher education have been so far announced. These Iranian Baha’i students have passed the university admission test, some with distinguished grades, but they cannot register in Iranian universities to study in majors of their choice. This …

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Iran: Legal Steps Completed For Release Of British-Flagged Tanker

RFL/RE – Iran says the legal steps required for the release of the British-flagged oil tanker it seized along with its crew in July have been completed.An Iranian government spokesman said on September 23 that while the vessel was now free to go, he did not know the exact timing of when it would set sail.“The legal process has finished …

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Britain Says Iran Responsible For Attack On Saudi Oil Facilities

RFL/RE – U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson says Britain has concluded Iran was responsible for the September 14 attack on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, and will consider taking part in a U.S.-led military effort to bolster the kingdom’s defenses.But Johnson, talking to reporters on the plane to the UN General Assembly in New York, also said Britain will work …

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Rouhani: US ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign a Failure

VOA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign has failed, and that sanctions it imposed after abandoning the 2015 agreement on Iran’s nuclear program show the United States is desperate. Speaking before traveling to New York to participate the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings, Rouhani also said the United States and Saudi Arabia have …

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Audio Message From Gharchak Prison Reveals Intense Pressure on Labor Activist Sepideh Qoliyan

CHRI – On September 14, 2019, the BBC aired an audio file containing the voice of labor activist Sepideh Qoliyan saying that she was pressured to make a false confession by agents while held in Gharchak Prison in Varamin, south of Tehran, where she is currently awaiting the outcome of her appeal. “You are hearing my voice from among 1,500 innocent women [in the prison],” Qoliyan said. “Last …

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When Negotiation Is Impossible and War Is Unnecessary

gatestoneinstitute.org – It is likely that whoever planned the attacks was more interested in testing the waters, seeing how far it was possible to go in provocation… What the mullahs did not realize was that the new status quo came at no cost to the Americans, who could thus afford to prolong it as far as needed. All that Trump …

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Evidence that Iran Violated the Nuclear Deal Since Day One?

gatestoneinstitute.org – The IAEA first ignored the reports about Iran’s undeclared clandestine nuclear facilities. This should not come as a surprise: the IAEA has a long history of misreporting the Islamic Republic’s compliance with the deal and declining to follow up on credible reports about Iran’s illicit nuclear activities. New evidence shows that Iran’s theocratic establishment was most likely violating …

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Zarif Says Gulf Arabs Ready To Fight Iran ‘To The Last American’

Radiofarda – Before leaving for New York to attend the UN General Assembly, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif continued his war of words with the U.S. and its allies on Friday. Zarif tweeted the U.S. allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates seem to wish to “fight Iran to the last American”. Zarif was responding to a statement a …

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Khamenei Adviser Says Saudis Have Learned ‘Not To Play With Lion’s Tail’

Radiofarda – The military adviser of Iran’s Supreme Leader has said, Saudi Arabia realized that “Playing with the lion’s tail is fraught with serious danger”. Iran’s Fars news agency close to the Revolutionary Guards quoted Hossein Dehqan (Dehghan), an IRGC senior officer, as saying that if there is any actions against Iran, there will be no future for Saudi Arabia …

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