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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Iran, UK, Explore Ways of Boosting Trade Despite U.S. Sanctions

Radiofarda – Former British Ambassador to Tehran Richard Dalton says “the path of legal trade with Iran is open despite the U.S. sanctions on Iran.” Dalton, a well-known advocate of ties with Tehran who is the vice president of the British-Iranian Chamber of Commerce, made the comment while addressing a meeting in London on October 18. Speaking at a meeting …

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Serious Slowdown Has Gripped Iran’s Real-Estate Market

Radiofarda – A serious and historic slowdown has gripped Iran’s residential real-estate market, with nationwide sales down 55 percent this month compared with the same period last year. Iran’s semi-official ISNA news agency says nationwide sales from September 21-October 6 were 16,400 units, a huge drop from the previous year when around 35,000 units were sold in the same period. The …

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Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Urmia Central Prison

Iran-HRM – Two political prisoners have gone on hunger strike to protest their harsh prison sentences. Ibrahim Khalil Sedighi Hamedani and his son, Salar, have gone on hunger strike in Urmia Central Prison in northwest Iran, since September 25, protesting being sentenced to a total of 38 years in prison. The judge presiding over this jail, by the name of …

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Iranian Political Prisoner Denied Medical Treatment

Iran-HRM – Prison authorities in Rajai Shahr Prison have not allowed a political prisoner to receive proper medical treatment in a hospital outside the prison. The political prisoner, Majid Assadi is suffering from various illnesses, including severe pain in his spine and digestive problems which have intensified as a result of prison authorities’ continued hindering of his medical process. Prison authorities …

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Syrian Kurd Militia Signals Pullback Possible, Turkey Talks Tough As Hurdles Remain

RFL/RE – A Syrian Kurdish militia leader has said his forces will withdraw from a border area in northeastern Syria to comply with a U.S.-brokered cease-fire deal if Turkish-led forces allow remaining Kurdish forces and civilians to leave an embattled city there. The statement came with some reports alleging violations of a fragile truce along Turkey’s border with Syria, two …

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The Real Cost of Turkey’s Kurdish Obsession

gatestoneinstitute.org – The end of First World War left the Kurds in an even worse situation than before. President Woodrow Wilson’s promise of “self-determination” was soon forgotten, leaving behind the dream of independence on the Kurdish side and the fear of Kurdish secession in the Ottoman camp as reconstituted as the Turkish Republic under Mustafa Kemal pasha (Ataturk). The best …

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Iraqi Blogger Suspected Of Being Kidnapped By Pro-Iran Militia Returns Home

Radiofarda – A prominent Iraqi blogger resurfaced Friday a day after he was seized by masked gunmen, his father said, as Amnesty International denounced a “climate of fear” in the country after protests and deadly violence. Shujaa al-Khafaji’s family said armed men had snatched him from his home on Thursday without identifying themselves or showing an arrest warrant. Khafaji’s Facebook …

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Lawmaker Takes Back Comment On Limiting IAEA Inspector’s Access To Iran Nuclear Sites

Radiofarda – A hard-line lawmaker in Tehran has taken back his comment about limiting IAEA inspectors’ access to Iranian nuclear establishments after British newspaper the Guardian quoted him as saying so on October 16. The speaker of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security Committee, Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, had said earlier that Iran was going to limit UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Organization’s …

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Kurdistan Regional Government Denies IRIB Report Alleging Assistance To IRGC

Radiofarda – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has denied the Iranian state-run TV report that it assisted the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) intelligence agents in arresting the Paris-based director of an “anti-Iranian” website, Ruhollah Zam. Speaking with Radio Farda on October 18, KRG spokesman Jutyar Adil said, “Zam has never been in Iraqi Kurdistan to be arrested there.” The …

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