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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Number Injured In Iranian Quake Jumps To 520

RFL/RE – Iranian state-run TV has reported the number of people injured in a magnitude 5.9 earthquake on November 8 has jumped from more than 300 to 520. The November 9 report said the updated figure followed the end of rescue operations in more than 80 remote villages of Tark county in Iran’s East Azerbaijan Province, some 400 kilometers northwest …

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Pompeo Slams Iran For Detaining UN Inspector At Nuclear Site

RFL/RE – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called Iran’s treatment of a UN nuclear inspector in late October “an outrageous and unwarranted act of intimidation.”Pompeo said on November 8 that Tehran “detained” the inspector from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which had reported she was briefly prevented from leaving Iran.“The United States fully supports the IAEA’s monitoring …

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Iran: Case Open on Former FBI Agent Levinson Missing There

VOA – Iran is acknowledging for the first time that it has an open case before its Revolutionary Court concerning the 2007 disappearance of a former FBI agent on an authorized CIA mission to the country, renewing questions over what happened to him. In a filing to the United Nations, Iran said the case over Robert Levinson was “on going,” …

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Iraqi Spiritual Leader Warns of ‘Great Risks’ from Protests

VOA – Iraq’s most senior Shi’ite cleric urged political leaders Friday to find a way out of the current cycle of anti-government protests and a subsequent security crackdown that has left more than 250 people dead, saying the country faces “great risks” if it continues. The protests continued to spread, with tens of thousands of people in the streets of …

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Rule Allowing Appeals Hearings without Defendants Present is Blatant Violation of Law

CHRI – Judiciary Chief and Supreme Leader Hollow Out Appeal Process, Defendants’ Last Line of Defense The decision by Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi, with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s blessing, to prevent the presence of the defendant, plaintiff or their legal representatives at appeal hearings is a violation of the Constitution and Criminal Procedures Regulations, Iranian human rights activists said in interviews with the …

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Is it time for a historic paradigm shift in the Persian Gulf?

Al-Monitor – After the recent attempt by the United Arab Emirates to reduce tensions with Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a letter proposing a peace plan to heads of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, Oman and Bahrain) and Iraq. Since the 1979 Revolution, Iran and its Arab neighbors have never been able to forge a deep and sustainably friendly relationship. In …

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Iran’s commercial code reform invites turmoil

Al-Monitor – After years of delay, Iran’s parliament suddenly approved 331 articles of the first book of a massive trade reform bill in just one week in mid-September. This came as a surprise to many economic and legal analysts and raised concerns about the fate of the remaining four commercial code books awaiting lawmakers’ final verdict. To highlight some major disadvantages of the bill, it is …

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Irish Museum hosts exhibition on ancient Persian prophet MANI

PayvandNews – The Persian prophet Mani created a new religion in the 3rd century AD. He believed the world is a struggle between the forces of dark and light which ultimately causes the release of the light-soul from the material body. The Persian Emperor, Shapur I, allowed Mani to freely promote his ideas through the empire but later, following the …

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Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup: Iran defeats Russia in penalty shootout

PayvandNews – Iran advanced to the Intercontinental Beach Soccer Cup semis as the group winners after defeating Russia on Thursday. BeachSoccerWorldwide✔@BeachSoccer_WW FINAL WHISTLE: #Iran win on penalties to top the group!#IntercontinentalCupDubai #beachsoccer #Dubai 156:06 PM – Nov 7, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee BeachSoccerWorldwide’s other Tweets Team Melli, who had already defeated Mexico and Egypt in Group B, beat Russia …

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