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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Rouhani Says An Agreement Was Made In NY Involving Iran And The US

Radiofarda – Defending his achievements during the United Nations General Assembly, the Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani claimed on Monday that the remaining signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal, “had discussions within the framework of the P4+1, and preparations for a P5+1 meeting were made, which had been agreed upon by all parties.” Mentioning “all parties” would mean the United …

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Iran Says ‘A US Spy’ Working For CIA Sentenced To Death

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic Judiciary spokesman, Gholam Hossein Esmaeili says a Revolutionary Court has sentenced “an agent” working for the U.S. spy agency CIA to death, and the country’s Supreme Court is reviewing the case for issuing the final verdict. Esmaeili also announced that the court has also sentenced three others to jail for spying for the U.S. Speaking …

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Voter Indifference Is A Challenge For The Islamic Republic

Radiofarda – Two leading conservative and reformist figures have expressed concern over the apparent indifference of the electorate in Iran as the country’s parliamentary elections are fast approaching. They list populism, the decline in the status of the Majles (Parliament), the biased vetting of the candidates by a hardliner watchdog council and the reformists’ poor performance in the current Majles …

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Putin, Rohani Attend Summit Of Russia-Led Economic Grouping In Yerevan

RFL/RE — Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Yerevan to take part in a summit of leaders of the Eurasian Economic Union (EES) amid protests against political suppression in Russia. The summit, which began on October 1 in the Armenian capital, is aimed at building closer economic ties between member states Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, as well …

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Iranian President’s Brother Sentenced To Five Years For Corruption

RFL/RE – The brother of Iranian President Hassan Rohani has been sentenced to five years in prison for corruption and bribery. Hossein Fereidoun, attends a press conference in Tehran in January 2016. Gholamhossein Esmaili, a spokesman for the judiciary, told reporters on October 1 that Hossein Fereidoun, Rohani’s brother, might face further charges in another case, though he gave no …

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Top Iran General Says Destroying Israel ‘Achievable Goal’

VOA – The commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Monday that destroying arch-rival Israel has become an “achievable goal” thanks to his country’s technological advances. “This sinister regime must be wiped off the map and this is no longer… a dream (but) it is an achievable goal,” Major General Hossein Salami said, quoted by the Guards’ Sepah news site. Four …

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Facetime Stunt Reminds Iranians Abroad of Forced Separation from Loved Ones

HRW – Government Repression Keeps Many Families Apart Tara Sepehri Far Iran [email protected] Show More ServicesPrint Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a press conference, September 2, 2019. © 2019 Ivan Vodop’janov/Kommersant/Sipa USA via AP Images On Friday, media reported the US State Department had rejected the request of Iran’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, to visit his country’s UN Ambassador, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, …

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Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Salmas Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged at the Iranian city of Salmas, West Azerbaijan province, last Thursday. According to IHR sources, on the morning of September 26, a prisoner was hanged at the prison of Salmas city, West Azerbaijan province.  “He was arrested six years ago for killing his cousin over farm-land and water dispute,” a well-informed …

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Russia’s future in Iran looks brighter as Europe, US fade

Al-Monitor – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled out nuclear negotiations with the United States, and on Sept. 26 apparently wrote off Europe as well. That leaves Moscow in the catbird seat as it works with Tehran to develop a system that benefits them both by evading US sanctions. Khamenei has lost patience with Europe. French President Emanuel Macron has so far …

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