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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Hamas Joins Iranian Plan to Foil Arabs’ Anti-Corruption Protests

gatestoneinstitute.org – What Iran evidently wants is to see Arabs protesting against the US and Israel — and against nothing else. It now remains to be seen whether the Arabs who have finally woken up to realize that Iran — and not Israel — is the real threat to their well-being will be able to keep up the momentum and …

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Visit Tappeh Mill, one of the most ancient temples in Iran

PayvandNews – Of the buildings that still remain from the early years of civilization, are the ancient temples. Given the importance of religion for the mankind, it’s not surprising that these spiritual sites were built using topmost architectural innovations of the time in imposing scales. Tappeh Mill Tappeh Mill (literally – a mill hill), also known as the Bahram fire …

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Iranian Activists Mourn Azam Taleghani, Campaigner For Women’s Rights

PayvandNews – Activists, cultural figures, and other prominent Iranians have mourned the death of Azam Taleghani, a women’s rights activist who fought repeatedly, and unsuccessfully, to become Iran’s female presidential candidate. Azam Taleghani Dozens of prominent Iranians attended funeral ceremonies on November 1 for Taleghani, who was buried at Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery, alongside her relatives. Taleghani, 76, died on October 30 …

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Zarif Says Money Laundering In Iran Amounts To Billions Of Dollars

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic’s reputation is in no way smeared with money laundering, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on November 3, while admitting that money laundering in the country amounts to billions of dollars. Summoned by Majles (parliament) for questioning, Zarif told lawmakers that his previous comments on money laundering had also been repeated by several other …

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Suspects In $165 Million Bank Fraud In Iran Fled To Britain, Switzerland

Radiofarda – A Revolutionary Court judge in Iran says three suspects in a legal case involving financial corruption at Bank Mellat (Nation Bank) have fled Iran and currently live in London and somewhere in Switzerland. The judge, mid-ranking cleric Mohammad Salimabadi, also known as Movahedi and Movahedi Azad, the three are informed about the court hearing and write letters to …

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Khamenei Critic Calls Him The ‘Foundation Of Oppression’

Radiofarda – A prominent critic of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Iran has said that the notion of supreme religious rule is “the foundation of oppression” imposed on the people of Iran since 1979. Abolfazl Qadyani (also spelled Ghadyani) was a revolutionary who helped the clerics consolidate power after the downfall of the monarchy forty years ago. However, he fell …

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Rejecting Talks, Khamenei Says Macron Is Either Naive Or A U.S. Accomplice

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has once again rejected the idea of negotiations with Washington and ruled out mediation between Iran and the United States by French President Emmanuel Macron. Khamenei said, “The French President believed a meeting with Trump would solve all of Iran’s problems,” adding that “He is either naive or …

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Iranian Film Artists Protest Censorship, Lack Of Protection And Suspicious Money

Radiofarda – In one of the most explicit attacks on film censorship in Iran, more than 200 Iranian film industry activists have protested obstacles in their profession, including tight censorship, and the government’s inability to stand by its licensing rules in the face of intervention by non-government authorities. “We deplore the policy of inquisition into the form and content of …

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Official Says 15,000 Executed In Iran For Drug Offenses Since 1979

RadioFarda – The secretary of a religious watchdog office in Iran has admitted that since the establishment of the Islamic Republic four decades ago (1979), the authorities have executed 15,000 people for drug-related crimes. The mid-ranking clergy, Jalil Mohebbi, presented the data in a session attended by the head of the Islamic Republic Judiciary. According to the Islamic Revolution Guards …

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Five killed after Iraqi security forces open fire on protesters in Baghdad

Al-Arabia – Iraqi security forces opened fire on protesters in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least five, a Reuters witness said, as thousands of anti-government protesters gathered in the center of the city.Reuters video showed security forces shooting one protester dead with live ammunition. A Reuters cameraman said he saw at least four other people get killed. Protesters defied the prime …

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