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Monthly Archives: November 2019

The UN Should Reconsider Its Policy On Iran’s Human Rights Record

Radiofarda – The United Nation has since 2011 appointed three special rapporteurs for Iran to monitor and report on the human rights situation in the country. They have never been allowed to visit the Iran while according to their annual reports, arbitrary arrests, torture and daily executions have significantly increased since then. Iran’s regime is notorious for public executions as …

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Iran Denies It Asked For US Consular Section To Open In Tehran

Radiofarda – The spokesperson of the Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, strongly denied Monday that Iran had requested the establishment of a U.S. consular section in the Swiss Embassy in Tehran. Since Washington severed its diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic in 1979, the Swiss Embassy has overseen U.S. interests in Iran. Earlier on Sunday, October 3, the Wall …

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US Issues $20 Million Reward For American Missing In Iran

Radiofarda – The Trump administration on Monday offered a reward of up to $20 million for information about Robert Levinson, a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and imposed new sanctions on leading Iranian officials as relations deteriorated further on the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover. The reward for help solving the Levinson disappearance and …

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Iran’s Parliament Votes To Add Anti-US Sections To Textbooks

Radiofarda – Based on a parliamentary motion endorsed by the Islamic Republic legislators, the Iranian government will be obliged to add new anti-US chapters in school and university textbooks. The motion was approved by 180 votes in favor, six votes against, and five abstentions during the Parliament’s open session on Monday, October 4. The lawmakers approved the motion concurrent with …

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A 4th Of November Like No Other

Radiofarda – I drove past the chancellery on November 4, 1979 and entered Takht-e Jamshid Avenue. One of the modern streets of Tehran where I could get hold of the latest books and publications from the United States and Europe, and call on a few tobacconists who sold quality cigarettes and tobacco, even some nine months after a revolution that …

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Protesters block roads around public utility companies, banks in Lebanon’s Sidon

Al-Arabia – A number of protesters gathered at the entrances of public utility companies in Sidon on Tuesday, forcing them to close for the day, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported, as part of a campaign to pressure Lebanese authorities to meet the demonstrators’ demands. Protesters also blocked off several banks in the city to protest the banking sector’s policies. A …

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Three protester killed in clashes as Iraq tries to reopen key port

Al-Arabia – At least three anti-government protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces in southern Iraq, officials said Tuesday, as authorities tried to reopen the country’s main port, which had been blocked by demonstrators for three days. Security and medical officials said a protester was killed and eight more were wounded in Umm Qasr, a key oil terminal …

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Iran Arrests People, Shuts Down Businesses for Not Observing Islamic Law

Iran-HRM – The commander of state security forces in southwestern Abadan city said that 18 businesses have been sealed-off for not observing Islamic rituals and law. The state-run IRNA news agency cited Colonel Seyyed Mohsen Taghizadeh as saying that the monitoring public places police of Abadan is going to implement a plan to ramp up control of businesses. The plan …

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U.S. Sanctions Nine Iranians Linked To Khamenei; Tehran Announces New Violations Of Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – The United States has slapped sanctions on nine people connected to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, among them his chief of staff, one of his sons, and the head of Iran’s judiciary.The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement on November 4 that Washington also sanctioned Iranian armed forces General Staff. The Treasury’s announcement on November 4 came as …

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Iranian President Announces Further Steps Away From Nuclear Deal

VOA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Tuesday that Iran would begin injecting gas into centrifuges at its Fordo facility, the latest in steps that go against what it agreed to in a 2015 agreement on its nuclear program. Rouhani said the injection of uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges was set to start Wednesday. The text of the nuclear deal …

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