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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Missing American’s Iran-Based Lawyer Reveals Previously Undisclosed Details in New Court Filing

CHRI – Complaint: Authorities Should Investigate Last Known Person Who Saw Levinson Before His Disappearance, American Citizen Dawud Salahuddin No Mention of Statement or Findings by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Intelligence Organization in Case Files The Iran-based lawyer representing the family of missing American former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who was last seen in the Iranian resort island …

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Iran’s Rouhani threatens to reveal economic corruption

PayvandNews – When conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi lost the presidential election to incumbent Hassan Rouhani in 2017, many Iran observers believed he would return to his position as custodian of Iran’s wealthiest charitable institution, the Astan Quds Razavi in eastern Iran, a position he was appointed to by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei just a year prior to the election. However, it …

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Iran takes the crown at Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup

PayvandNews – Title-holders Iran defeated Spain 6-3 at the 2019 Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup final match at Jumeirah’s Kite Beach on Saturday. Iran won the competition for the third time. The Persians had already won the title in 2013 and 2018. Mostafa Kiani (penalty), Saeid Piramoun, Mohammad Mokhtari, Hamid Behzadpour, Mohammad Ahmadzadeh and Mohammad Masoumizadeh scored for Team Melli.Llorenc, Eduard …

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Protests Erupt In Iran After An Ethnic Arab Poet Dies In Hospital

Radiofarda -Numerous video clips published on social media show groups of residents in Ahvaz, the capital of oil-rich Khuzestan province came to the streets to protest Sunday evening. Protests erupted Sunday evening in Ahvaz, capital of Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province. Nov. 11, 2019 Some reports say that the reason for the protests was the death of an ethnic Arab dissident …

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Trump Encourages Iran To Free Missing American, Assails Enrichment

Radiofarda – U.S. President Donald Trump has welcomed reports from Iran about a possible breakthrough in the case involving the disappearance of a former FBI agent in Iran in 2007. Trump wrote in a November 11 tweet, “It would be a very positive step” If Iran could ” turn over to the U.S. kidnapped former FBI Agent Robert A. Levinson, …

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Speaker Of Parliament Seat In Iran Up For Grabs In February

Radiofarda – The speaker of Iran’s parliament has denied reports that he will not run for a parliament seat in the upcoming elections in February 2020. A conservative lawmaker announced November 9 that Ali Larijani does not intend to be a candidate next February, but a person close to Larijani denied the report, saying the Speaker has not made a …

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Iran Underground Lab Helps Produce More Low-Enriched Uranium

Radiofarda – The head of Iran’s nuclear program told The Associated Press on Monday that the country is now producing more low-enriched uranium daily, after restarting an underground lab.Ali Akbar Salehi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran made the comments as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also called on hard-liners to support the country’s troubled nuclear deal, saying it could …

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Protest Against Rouhani In Yazd Dismissed As ‘An Organized’ Effort

Radiofarda – The governor of Yazd, where Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani was heckled on Sunday, says the protest was an organized effort, without saying who was behind it. IRNA news website controlled by the presidential administration quoted an unnamed source in the governor’s office as saying, provincial authorities know who is behind “this small group”. Governors are appointed by the …

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Iran’s Hardliner Judiciary Calls Rouhani’s Criticism ‘Sour Grapes’

Radiofarda – The conservative rivals of President Hassan Rouhani escalated the political infighting in Iran on Sunday, November 10, by accusing him of being “short-tempered.” Hours earlier, Rouhani had demanded answers from the Judiciary about cases of large-scale corruption in a speech in Yazd. The Islamic Republic Judiciary spokesman, Gholamhossein Esmaeili, argued that Rouhani was merely angry because the judicial department has …

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Many Children In Iran’s Quake-Stricken Region Exposed To Cold

Radiofarda – Many children in the quake-hit city of Sarab, northwest Iran, are suffering from cold and frostbite, the town’s representative to Majles (parliament), Youssef Davoudi, has disclosed. “The bodies of these children are totally frostbitten,” Davoudi told Eastern Azarbaijan province’s session of crisis management on Saturday, November 9. “Regarding the [cold] climate of the quake-stricken city of Sarab, the …

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