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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Iran Welcomes Any Steps That Secure Stability In Syria

Reuters -An agreement between Russia and Turkey to deploy their forces in northeast Syria was a positive step towards securing stability in the country, Iran’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.“Iran welcomes any steps that will bring security and calm to Syria and to secure the country’s integrity,” ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.Under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow …

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Iran Lawmaker Sends 98 Cases Of ‘Illegal Scholarships’ To Judiciary

Radiofarda – An outspoken member of Iran’s parliament says the list of 98 children of the country’s elite who received “illegal scholarships” was sent to judicial officials. Mahmoud Sadeghi told parliament’s news website that he collected the names of 98 children of influential politicians and officials who received scholarships through “corrupt” methods to study abroad. The issue of scholarships to …

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Iran Says Revising Privatization Regulations In Bid To End Murky Deals

Radiofarda – The Rouhani administration’s spokesman Ali Rabiei says the administration has revised the regulations for the privatization of government companies, official news agency IRNA reported on Tuesday October 22. Problematic privatization has led to frequent cases of labor unrest in Iran in recent years, some of which are still going on here and there and are often suppressed by the police. …

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Iran TV Aires Confessions Of Detained Instagram Star

Radiofarda – Iran’s state-run TV aired Tuesday night the “confessions” of a young girl internationally dubbed as “zombie Angelina Joli.” Security forces arrested Fatemeh KH, known as Sahar Tabar, on October 5.The video of her confession was aired despite the fact that the young star on Instagram has not yet gone on trial. According to the Iranian Channel Two, Sahar …

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13 Workers of Kut-e Abdollah Municipality Were Arrested

HRANA – On October 20, 2019, the mayor of Kut-e Abdollah, Navab Hajian Saeidi, confirmed the arrest of 13 city workers. He claimed that the arrestees were encouraging other city workers to cease work to put the municipality under pressure so the contractor filed a lawsuit against them. The mayor added that the workers’ unpaid wages of August was paid …

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Three Baha’is Were Arrested in Shiraz

HRANA – On October 21, 2019, three Baha’i citizens were arrested in Shiraz while their houses and several other Baha’i houses were searched and their personal belongings such as laptops, cell phones, and computers were confiscated. Farzan Masoumi, Kiana Shoaei, and Soroush Abadi were arrested by the Intelligence Department officers and were transferred to an undisclosed location. The identities of …

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Jailed Labor Activist Atefeh Rangriz went on Hunger Strike to battle injustice

Iran-HRM – Jailed labor activist Atefeh Rangriz, has been on hunger strike since October 16 in Qarchak Prison, south of Tehran, to protest her unjust treatment in prison. In an open letter published on October 16, Rangriz said she would use her body to protest her continued incarceration despite having posted bail. I was arrested on May 1, 2019, during the International Labor Day …

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Iran Banned from World Judo Over Refusal to Face Israelis

VOA – Iran will not be allowed to participate in any international judo competitions until it allows its athletes to face Israelis. The International Judo Federation (IJF) on Tuesday issued an indefinite ban “until the Iran Judo Federation gives strong guarantees and prove that they will respect the IJF Statutes and accept that their athletes fight against Israeli athletes.” IJF …

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America Needs to Choose Sides: Saudi Arabia or Iran

gatestoneinstitute.org – US Senator Bernie Sanders failed to mention that the “catastrophic war” to which he was referring was initiated solely by the Iranian regime, which encouraged and enabled Houthi terrorists to overthrow the internationally recognized government of Yemen. A key danger to the US also lies in its relinquishing the maritime chokepoint, Bab el-Mandeb, through which — along with …

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Iran angles for prisoner swap deal with US

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi announced that Tehran has submitted to Washington a list of Iranian nationals held in US prisons, calling for their return home. “If there is a will [on the American side], we are hoping for the release of those individuals,” he told reporters at an Oct. 21 press briefing in Tehran. According to Mousavi, there are …

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