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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Word Leaders Call For Meeting Between Trump, Iran’s Rohani

RFL/RE – Britain, France, Germany, and Japan have tried to get the leaders of the United States and Iran to revive diplomacy while attending the annual UN General Assembly in New York this week. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan also said the United States and Saudi Arabia both asked him to mediate with Iran to defuse tensions. U.S.-Iranian relations have …

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Iranian President to Address UN as Leaders Push for Talks With Trump

VOA – A day after U.S. President Donald Trump called Iran one of the world’s “greatest threats,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gets his turn Wednesday to address the U.N. General Assembly. Other leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, have pushed for Trump and Rouhani to meet on the sidelines of the annual meeting in hopes …

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Rouhani dismisses European statement on Iran role in Saudi attacks

Al-Monitor – A 90-minute meeting between President Hassan Rouhani of Iran and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, in New York covered a wide range of topics from bilateral ties to political solutions over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The discussions held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, however, appeared to have been overshadowed …

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Self-proclaimed marja riles other Iranian ayatollahs

Al-Monitor -The growing visibility of a grand ayatollah in Iran’s holy city of Qom is arousing the anger of hard-liners who consider him dangerous because he promotes a secular and nonpolitical direction for the seminary there.  Last year, Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad Javad Alavi Boroujerdi declared himself a marja — a title given to the highest level of Shiite authority. This didn’t sit well with ​Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, the powerful …

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Weightlifting: Iran’s Ali Miri snatches silver at IWF World Championships

PayvandNews – Ali Miri from Iran claimed a silver medal at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships on Monday. Miri managed 167kg in the snatch and 207kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 374kg in the 89kg event. Armenian lifter Hakob Mkrtchyan finished on 375kg overall with 167kg in the snatch and 208kg in the clean …

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UN meeting on rights of religious minorities in Iran

Shabtabnews – Yesterday, 23rd of September, within UN human rights council building in Geneva, there was an open meeting on the Iranian regimes’ violations of rights of religious minorities. The gathering was attended by Dr Javid Rehman UN special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Ms Diane Alahi the member of Baha’i international community, Ms Barbara Mosterman a representative of …

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Attacks On Iran Will Bring Captivity And Defeat, Guards General Says

Radiofarda – Enemies who try to attack Iran will face captivity and defeat, a senior Iranian military official said on Tuesday, a day after President Hassan Rouhani said Iran’s message to the world was “peace and stability”.The United States, Saudi Arabia and European powers blame Iran for a September 14 attack on a Saudi oil facility. Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group, …

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Iran Guards Commander Insists No Israeli Spies Worked In His Entourage

Radiofarda – A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naghdi (Naqdi) has denied that two persons working at his office had been recognized as Israel’s spies. Naqdi has insisted that he would file a complaint against a pro-reform former minister and member of parliament, Behzad Nabavi, for spreading the false claim. Dismissing the allegation …

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Iran Dismisses EU Parliament Criticism Of Its Human Rights Record

Radiofarda – Iran has reacted defensively to the European Parliament for calling Tehran to end persecution of women who support human, civil, labor, and political rights. Dismissing a recent resolution adopted by the EU parliament as “one-sided”, and “biased,” the spokesman of the Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, said on Monday, September 23, “For the Islamic Republic of Iran, …

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