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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Iran Reacts With Denials, Threats As Evidence Surfaces On Involvement In Saudi Attack

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has responded to Iran’s threats of “all-out war” by saying the United States “would like a peaceful resolution” to the crisis sparked by a weekend attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure. Saudi defense ministry spokesman Colonel Turki bin Saleh al-Malki displays pieces of what he said were Iranian cruise missiles and drones …

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Iran Says Zarif Leaving For UN In NY On Friday

Radiofarda – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is to leave for New York early Friday to attend the UN General Assembly, his ministry said, after reports he may not be granted a visa. “Foreign Minister, @JZarif is leaving for New York early on Friday morning to attend the 74th session of UNGA,” ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi wrote in a …

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U.N. Report Notes Harassment Of BBC Persian Journalists By Iran

Reuters- One-quarter of U.N. member states have carried out suspected reprisals against activists who cooperate with the world body on human rights issues, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday. Assistant SG for HHRR Andrew Gilmour addresses the SC.Andrew Gilmour, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights (file). UN Photo/Manuel Elias China, Egypt, Iran, and Vietnam were among states named in …

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Pompeo: There is consensus in the Gulf that Iran responsible for attacks

AL-Arabia – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday his country wanted a “peaceful resolution” to the crisis over attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure. He added there is a consensus in the Gulf that Iran is responsible for the attacks. “We’d like a peaceful resolution. I hope the Islamic Republic of Iran sees it the same way,” he told …

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Obedient Proxy? Iranian-Huthi Ties In Focus After Saudi Oil Facility Attacks

RFL/RE – A series of attacks on Saudi oil facilities has escalated tensions in the region and put Iran’s ties with Yemen’s Huthi rebels in the spotlight.The Huthis claimed responsibility for the September 14 attacks on two major oil facilities run by state oil giant Saudi Aramco that cut the kingdom’s oil output in half, seriously affecting world crude prices.But U.S. and …

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US Military to Present Several Options to Trump on Iran

VOA – The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. In a White House meeting, the president will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets inside Iran, among other …

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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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