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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Time for Iran to take steps to defuse tensions: Macron

Al-Arabia – The path to reduce tensions in the region has become smaller and the moment has come for Iran to help defuse the crisis, France’s president told his Iranian counterpart on Monday, his office said in a statement.Emmanuel Macron and Hassan Rouhani talked for more than 90 minutes shortly after Macron, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor …

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Brian Hook: US seeks comprehensive negotiations with Iran

Al-Arabia – The United States envoy on Iran, Brian Hook, says US seeks comprehensive negotiations with Iran that include missile development, support for terrorism. He said that Washington will intensify pressure on Teharn following the Sept. 14 attacks on Saudi oil facilities, but added that Washington was seeking a global coalition countering the Iranian regime and that it was going …

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Detained British-flagged tanker heads out of Iran waters

Al-Arabia – A British-flagged oil tanker, which had been held off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas for more than two months, has set sail, a specialist shipping website reported on Tuesday. Government spokesman Ali Rabiei had announced on Monday that “the legal process has finished” and the Swedish-owned vessel was free to leave. “This morning’s satellite imagery captured by …

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Khamenei representative: Hezbollah is Iran in Lebanon

Al-Arabia – Iran is no longer confined to a specific geographical area and is present across the region through its proxies, like Hezbollah in Lebanon, said the representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Friday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported. “Today, Iran is not just Iran. Iran is not limited to a geographic area,” Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda, …

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Iran: Three Prisoners Transferred to Solitary Confinement for Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – At least three prisoners have been transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai-Shahr prison in the Iranian city of Karaj for execution.  According to IHR sources, At least three prisoners have been transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai-Shahr in the Iranian city of Karaj for execution.  IHR identified the prisoners as Ali Dravari, Mostafa …

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Iran: Imprisoned Activist Saeed Shirzad Has Been Denied Medical Treatment

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Iranian authorities have repeatedly denied sending imprisoned civil rights activist Saeed Shirzad to a hospital for medical treatment. He was scheduled for eye surgery on September 15. Imprisoned child rights activist Saeed Shirzad suffers from multiple health problems acquired while in prison, including eye disease. Saeed’s sister Fatemeh Shirzad announced on her Twitter account that …

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Rouhani to have ‘bitter words’ for US at UN summit

Al-Monitor – President Hassan Rouhani and an Iranian delegation departed Iran’s Mehrabad airport on Monday morning for New York to attend the 74th meeting United Nations General Assembly. “It is an opportunity to state and explain the views of nations, especially the great nation of Iran,” Rouhani told reporters. “Unjust and oppressive actions that have taken place against Iran today will be …

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