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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Iran Top General Rejects Calls For Negotiations Over Missiles

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic Minister of Defense, Army Brigadier-General Amir Hatami, rejected on Wednesday, September 25, calls for negotiations over Iran’s missile program as a condition for ending Washington sanctions imposed on Tehran. He warned that “the enemies” are after restricting the resistance of “the Iranian nation” through limiting Iran’s missile capabilities and emphasized there is consensus among the …

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Latest UN Human Rights Report On Iran Paints A Disparaging Picture

Radiofarda – In his official report on the human rights situation in Iran, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented an extensive list of concerns, urging the Islamic Republic, among other things, to join the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The 21-page annual report was submitted September 24, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/181, by which the …

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Pompeo: Iran’s involvement in Saudi Aramco attacks increases risk of conflict

AL-Arabia – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Iran’s involvement in the Saudi Aramco attacks increases the risk of conflict. He made the remarks at the Iran Summit, hosted by United Against Nuclear Iran. Pompeo also said that “the enforcement of sanctions [on Iran] has been, and will continue to be, relentless.” Sanctions have forced the …

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95th Woman Executed in Iran During Rouhani’s Presidency

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities executed a woman on Thursday morning, September 26, 2019, in Sanandaj Prison. She was identified as Leila Zarafshan and was in prison since five years ago on murder charges. Leila Zarafshan is the 95th woman to be executed in Iran during Rouhani’s term in office since 2013. Iran is the only country that executes juveniles and …

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Iran Sentences Student Activist to Seven Years in Prison For “Peaceful Protest”

Iran-HRM – A court in Tehran upheld a seven-year prison sentence and 74 lashes for a Tehran University student activist, detained for taking part in student protests. The 36th Branch of Tehran’s Revision Court upheld the preliminary sentence issued for Tehran University student, Parisa Rafiei. The Revolutionary Court of Tehran had earlier sentenced Parisa Rafii to 7 years prison and 74 lashes …

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Trump Bars Some Iranian Officials, Their Families from US

VOA- President Donald Trump Wednesday gave the State Department the authority to bar senior Iranian officials and their family members from entering the United States as immigrants or nonimmigrants, the White House said in a proclamation. The proclamation, posted on the White House website and bearing Wednesday’s date, repeated U.S. accusations that Iran sponsors terrorism, arbitrarily detains American citizens, threatens …

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Iran: Family of women’s rights activist arrested in despicable attempt to intimidate her into silence

Amnesty – Iranian authorities have arrested three family members of Masih Alinejad, a prominent US-based Iranian journalist and activist as retribution for her women’s rights activism, Amnesty International revealed today. Masih Alinejad is founder of the White Wednesdays campaign against forced veiling laws in Iran, which has gathered widespread support among women and girls in Iran in recent years. Masih …

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Iran Arrests Activist Masih Alinejad’s Brother Amid Crusade to Silence Citizens Based Abroad

CHRI – Against a backdrop of an ongoing campaign aimed at silencing foreign-based activists, agents of Iran’s Intelligence Ministry arrested the brother of prominent U.S.-based activist Masih Alinejad, she announced on Twitter. “The state’s systematic attack on activists’ families reveals the inhumane tactics they use to muzzle criticism of state policies,” said Hadi Ghaemi, executive director of the Center for …

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US and world powers continue to talk past each other on Iran at UN

Al-Monitor — The divide between the United States and the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran was once again on stark display at the United Nations this morning, just days after Europe blamed Tehran for recent attacks against Saudi Arabia. Top diplomats from Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China issued a joint statement after meeting with Iranian …

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