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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Amid Economic Crisis Iran May Be Aiming At Truce In Yemen

Radiofarda – When Mohammad Abdulsalam, the spokesman for the Yemeni Ansaarallah movement met with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran on August 13, he was wearing a traditional dagger in his belt. Pictures of the meeting amused social media users in Iran for several days as they asked whether it was a real dagger or Abdulsalam was simply …

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European powers call on Iran to cooperate with UN nuclear watchdog

Al-Arabia – European powers on Friday called on Iran to cooperate with the UN’s nuclear watchdog the IAEA, after Tehran warned that undue pressure from the US and Israel could jeopardize the agency’s activities in Iran.In a joint statement, Britain, France, Germany and the EU’s foreign policy chief said they “strongly urge Iran to reverse all activities that are inconsistent …

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Yemen Rebels Claim Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil Facility, Field

VOA – Drones claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early Saturday, sparking a huge fire at a plant crucial to global energy supplies. It wasn’t clear if there were any injuries in the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field, nor what …

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Europeans Say Mounting Iran Tensions Show Need for Dialogue

VOA- European countries backing the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran say rising tensions underline “the need for diplomatic efforts toward de-escalation and resumption of dialogue.” A joint statement Friday from Germany, France, Britain and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini voiced “deep concern” over Iran’s latest actions. This week, the United Nations’ atomic watchdog confirmed that Iran is preparing …

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Iranian Stadium Ban Activists Honored in Wake of “Blue Girl” Tragedy

CHRI – Minute of Silence Observed for “Blue Girl” Stadium Ban Resister Who Died by Self-Immolation  Activists leading the struggle against Iran’s ban on women in stadiums were honored with the “Sport for Human Rights” award sponsored by social change organizations Beyond Sport and Equality League at a reception in New York City on September 12, 2019. A minute of silence was observed for Sahar Khodayari, …

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Iran, Hamas seek benefits of mutual military support

Al-Monitor- Iran and Hamas are strengthening their reconciliation, one that could greatly benefit both parties as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington, and Hamas’ concern grows over the pending US peace proposal for the Middle East.  Both parties are trying to leave behind what happened between them during the Syrian civil war, as Iran supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and …

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What is Iran’s message in Sadr meeting with Khamenei?

Al-Monitor – Shortly after Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr appeared Sept. 10 in the presence of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani, Khamenei’s official website published several photos of the scene, showing Sadr submitting to Khamenei by putting his hand on his chest and looking up at him. Sadr was seated with Soleimani to his left, both on a cushion …

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Iran Activists Lambast Recent Harsh Verdicts, Call For Serious Judicial Reforms

Radiofarda – A group of thirteen well-known political and civic activists in Iran have issued a statement Friday strongly condemning recent harsh court verdicts against dissidents, other activists and journalists. FILE – Some of the activists detained in Iran since July 2019. The opposition Kalameh website has published their statement, which alleges a separate group has been formed within Iran’s …

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Iran Ranks Near Bottom Of World Economic Freedom Index

Radiofarda – Iran ranks 143rd in the world economic freedom index says the latest report published by the Canadian Fraser Institute on Thursday, September 12. The annual report measures the economic situation in 162 countries and territories across the world. Two Asian economies, Hong Kong and Singapore, are once again the most economically free territories in the world. Hong Kong …

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After Bolton, U.S. Still Pursuing ‘Maximum Pressure’ Against Iran

Radiofarda – The United States is still pursuing its campaign of “maximum pressure” against Iran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday, even after President Donald Trump parted ways with his hard-line national security adviser John Bolton.Mnuchin, in an interview with CNBC, also said that there is no current plan for Trump to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani …

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