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Monthly Archives: September 2019

IAEA: Iran Expands Enrichment In New Breach Of Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – Iran has started using advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium, the UN’s nuclear watchdog says, in a further breach of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.Advanced centrifuges “were accumulating, or had been prepared to accumulate, enriched uranium,” the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in the report to member states cited by Western news agencies on September …

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What’s So Funny? Rohani, Johnson Share A Laugh In New York

Sitting back comfortably in what many of his fellow Iranian officials regard as enemy territory, President Hassan Rohani was seen laughing aloud and clapping during a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The moment — on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on September 24 — was captured by photographers and widely shared on social …

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Iran’s Rouhani: US Should End Its Policy of ‘Maximum Pressure’

VOA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged the United States on Thursday to “cease this policy of maximum pressure” in favor of “dialogue, and logic and reason.” Rouhani’s comments came one day after he accused Washington of engaging in “international piracy” against Iran by re-imposing economic sanctions after the U.S. withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Since …

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Iran: At Least Five Prisoners Executed at One Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – At least five prisoners were hanged this morning at Rajai-Shahr prison near the Iranian capital, Tehran.  According to IHR sources, on the morning of Wednesday, September 25, 2019, At least five people were executed at Rajai-Shahr prison near the Iranian capital, Tehran. Four of them were sentenced to death for murder charged and one for …

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Iran: Family Informed 45 Days After Prisoner’s Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner was executed on August 4 in Maragheh prison. His family was informed 45 days after the execution. According to IHR sources, on the morning of August 4, 2019, a prisoner was hanged at the central prison of the Iranian city of Maragheh. His identity was revealed by sources as Jafar (Kazem) Seyedhosseini, from …

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Baha’i Woman Blindfolded During Interrogations, Imprisoned Under “National Security” Crimes

CHRI – Man Pressured to Make False Confession, Charged With National Security Crimes for Running Peaceful Baha’i Social Media Channels A Baha’i woman started serving a prison sentence and a Baha’i man was charged with national security crimes for his peaceful social media activities amidst the Iranian judiciary’s ongoing persecution campaign against the minority faith. Mitra Badrnejad (Zohdi), 51, reported …

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Regime Supporters Attack Independent Students In Iran University

Radiofarda – Following an attack on the pavilion of the Free-Thinking Association of Allameh Tabatabaei University by hardliner students in Iran, the president of the college, Hossein Salimi, has promised to discipline all involved. However, Salimi immediately added that the students should also respect the “red lines” of the regime; a warning to independent students. Last Monday, September 23, members …

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Senior Official Defending Sanctions Says US Not Preventing Humanitarian Aid

Radiofarda – A senior U.S. Treasury Department official has told Radio Farda in an interview September 25 that Iran’s Central Bank was recently sanctioned for “funneling billions of U.S. dollars and euros to finance terror”. Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence said the United States has exposed the activities of Central Bank of Iran …

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Iran Says Dollar Eliminated From Trade With Russia, Turkey

Radiofarda – Iran’s central bank chief has said all trade with Russia takes place in national currencies and 30-40 percent of trade with Turkey also is in national currencies, with the rest in euros. U.S sanctions imposed in 2018 bar trade with in using the dollar system, limiting Iran’s ability to conduct imports and exports, slowing its economy further on …

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