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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Iran’s hard-liners tell Rouhani to seek solutions at home, not in New York

Al-Monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s diplomatic engagement with the leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom has prompted a barrage of sharply worded attacks from hard-liners back at home. These critics have long accused Rouhani of failing to respond in kind to the European states’ “reneging” on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). They have been pushing for a full …

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Genome study shows that Iran’s population is more heterogeneous than previously believed

PayvandNews – An international research endeavour has provided a genome-wide genetic characterization of the Iranian population, enabling further research on genetic diseases and historical migration movements / Publication in ‘PLOS Genetics’ Read the full study An international research team including scientists from the University of Cologne, Germany, numerous Iranian universities and the University of Sydney, Australia, has shown that today’s Iranian …

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Giuliani Says ‘I Am For Regime Change’ In Iran

Radiofarda – Iranian community members and organizations in the United States have been holding protests outside the United Nations headquarters in New York to condemn the Islamic Republic’s internal and foreign policies. On September 24, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani told a crowd of several hundred protesters outside the United Nations that he …

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UEFA Tells Soccer Teams Not To Play Where Women Can’t Watch

Radiofarda – European football’s governing body (UEFA) said on Tuesday it would tell member clubs and national teams not to play games in countries where women do not have full access to stadiums. UEFA’s ruling executive committee agreed that it would “recommend to its 55 national associations and all European clubs not to play matches in countries where women have …

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Sanctions-Hit Iran Props Up Economy With Bartering, Secret Deals

Reuters – Washington’s policy of applying “maximum pressure” on Iran with wide-ranging sanctions has shredded the country’s oil revenues, sent its economy into recession and devalued its national currency. By Parisa Hafezi Yet Iran remains defiant in the face of U.S. efforts to compel it to accept tougher restrictions on its nuclear program and scale back support for proxy wars …

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Prosecutor Says $165 Million Embezzled In Two Iranian Banks

Radiofarda – In the second court session of a major corruption trial in Iran on Tuesday the prosecutor announced that a total of $165 million was embezzled at two banks. The prosecutor’s office presenting its case regarding corruption at Bank Mellat and Bank Parsyan alleged that a unqualified manager was receiving 12 thousand euros ($13,300) salary monthly. This is an …

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U.S. Women’s Soccer Captain Pays Tribute to The Iranian Blue Girl

Radiofarda – As the newly crowned player of the year at FIFA’s The Best awards, U.S. women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe, paid tribute on Monday, September 23, to Iranian Sahar Khodayari, dubbed as the “Blue Girl.” Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2019, Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (L) and Best FIFA Women’s Player of 2019, US and Reign FC …

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British PM Calls For Release Of Dual Nationals Held In Iranian Prisons

RFL/RE – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged President Hassan Rohani to secure the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and other dual nationals imprisoned in Iran during a meeting at the United Nations in New York on September 24. Johnson called on Rohani to make “progress” for their immediate release while saying that previous conversations between the two leaders had …

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