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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Protests In Iran Continue Despite Use Of Lethal Force – Dozens Reported Killed

Radiofarda – The spokesman for President Hassan Rouhani’s administration claimed in a news conference on Monday morning that compared to the previous day there have been less protest demonstrations in Iran on Monday. Meanwhile he claimed some demonstrators have used weapons during the previous days. Ali Rabiee, a former Intelligence Ministry operative, spoke as if he was reporting about a …

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A Member Of Iran’s Parliament Resigns In Protest, Others Might Follow

Radiofarda – Iranian news agencies on Sunday reported the resignation of a member of parliament, Mohammad Qaseem Osmani, representative of Bukan, following a decision to raise fuel prices, which has led to widespread and bloody protests in the country. Mr. Osmani in a speech before the official session of parliament Sunday protested the decision of the Speaker of Parliament Ali …

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The Former Queen Of Iran Dismisses Khamenei’s Accusation Of Inciting Protests

Radiofarda – In an exclusive interview with Radio Farda, the former queen of Iran, Farah Pahlavi has responded to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s remarks blaming the former royal family for widespread protests in the country. Responding to Khamenei’s claim, Queen Farah told Radio Farda on Sunday, November 17, “First of all, he (Khamenei) should contemplate on the reasons why …

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Iran condemns US show of support for ‘rioters’

Al-Arabia – Iran condemned the US’ support for “rioters” in a statement issued late Sunday, after two days of violent protests in the Islamic republic against a petrol price hike. The foreign ministry said that it was reacting to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “expression of support… for a group of rioters in some cities of Iran and condemned …

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Protesters block entrance to Iraq’s Umm Qasr port

Al-Arabia – Protesters have once again blocked the entrance to Iraq’s Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra, preventing employees and tankers from entering and bringing operations down by 50 percent, two port sources told Reuters on Monday. If the blockage goes on until the afternoon, operations will come to a complete halt, the sources said. The port was previously blocked …

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At Least Six Killed In Iranian Protests Over Gas Price Hike

Radiofarda – Tensions remain high in Iran three days after a sharp hike in fuel prices sparked deadly protests in dozens of towns and cities across the country. The situation on the streets was unclear on November 18, however, largely due to an Internet outage imposed by authorities that has stemmed the flow of videos and communications shared on social …

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U.S. Condemns Lethal Force As Iran Says It Will Not Allow ‘Insecurity’

RFL/RE – Authorities in Iran have warned of a harsh response to the massive protests that have reached a reported 100 towns and cities across the country.Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on November 17, without elaborating, that “some lost their lives and some places were destroyed” during the protests. He called the demonstrators “thugs.”His comments came after clashes between …

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Iran Rearrests Labor Activist Speideh Gholian amid Nationwide Protests

Radiozamaneh – Sepideh Gholian, a student labor rights activist has been arrested again for participating in the recent wave of Iran protests against the increase in gas prices. Videos of her participating in the protests went viral on social media and the Iranian intelligence officers raided her residence, using excessive violence to arrest her. Speideh Gholian, a labor activist and …

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Iran Protests: Internet Blackout Might Indicate More Extensive Violence Against Protestors

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – IHR strongly condemns the violent crackdown of protesters by security forces in Iran and urges the international community to react immediately.  Protests started on Friday following a government decision to increase the petrol prices. Security forces have used extensive violence against protesters, killing some, and arresting hundreds. The authorities have cut off the internet since …

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PHOTOS: Outrage In Iran Over Hike In Gas Prices As Economic Woes Worsen

RFL/RE – Iranians are blasting their government for rationing gas and greatly increasing its price, with many concerned that the move will lead to inflation and greater hardship in a country where so many people are struggling to make ends meet. A bank branch in Tehran set on fire by the protesters(photos of protests in Tehran by Mehr News Agency) The …

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