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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Iran’s Gas Exports To Turkey Drop To One-Third Of Last Year

Radiofarda – In its latest report on Friday, November 1, Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA)) says that natural gas imports from Iran last August has nearly dropped to one-third compared with the same period in the previous year. The Islamic Republic managed to export only 160 million cubic meters (approximately 5.65 billion cubic feet) of natural gas to Turkey last …

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Iraqi Human Rights Commission: 120 injured in Basra following clashes

Al-Arabia – The Iraqi Human Rights Commission said on Saturday that 120 protesters in the city of Basra were injured after security forces used live rounds and tear gas. Thousands of protesters were blocking all roads leading to Iraq’s main Gulf port Umm Qasr on Saturday. Operations at the port have been at a complete standstill since Wednesday, after protesters …

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Tighter US sanctions are weakening Iran’s grip on Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq: Hook

Al-Arabia – The recent tightening of US sanctions on Iran has weakened the regime’s grip on Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, raising the prospect of reform and peace across the region, America’s top Iran advisor told Al Arabiya in an exclusive interview. The Trump administration has imposed a “maximum pressure” campaign – increasing targeted sanctions on the Iranian regime since leaving …

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Iran student leader says he regrets 1979 US Embassy attack

Al-Arabia – One of the Iranian student leaders of the 1979 US Embassy takeover says he now regrets the seizure of the diplomatic compound and the 444-day hostage crisis that followed. Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of Monday’s 40th anniversary of the attack, Ebrahim Asgharzadeh acknowledged that the repercussions of the crisis still reverberate as tensions remain high between …

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Iran Executes Man in Public in Southwest City of Arak

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities executed a prisoner on Thursday, October 31 in public in the city of Arak, southwest of the capital Tehran, the state-run media reported. The report did not mention the prisoners’ name but said he had been sentenced to death for killing a security agent. On the same day another prisoner was hanged in the Central Prison …

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Pompeo Says Iraqi Government Must Listen To Protesters’ ‘Legitimate Demands’

RFL/RE — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Iraq’s government “should listen to the legitimate demands” of the Iraqi people as anti-government protests swelled in Baghdad. “The United States welcomes any serious efforts made by the government of Iraq to address the ongoing problems in Iraqi society,” Pompeo said in a statement on November 1, just ahead of the largest demonstrations …

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U.S. State Department: Iran Remains ‘World’s Worst State Sponsor Of Terrorism’

RFL/RE – Iran remains “the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism,” funding international terrorist groups and engaging in “its own terrorist plotting” around the globe, particularly in Europe, a new report by the U.S. State Department says.The Country Reports on Terrorism 2018, released on November 1, says Iran has spent nearly $1 billion dollars annually to “support terrorist groups that serve …

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Iran: Man hanged in Public at Khomein City

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged in public in the Iranian central city of Khomein Thursday. At least one child is seen in the published photos watching the scene.  According to IRIB News, on the morning of Thursday, October 31, a man was executed in public in the Iranian central city of Khomein. He was sentenced to qisas …

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Tehran decries foreign influence in Iraq protests

Al-Monitor – The growing unrest in neighboring Iraq over corruption has become such a concern for Iranian officials that military leaders and even Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei have recently warned that despite their valid economic and political grievances, the protests could lead to instability in the country under the influence of foreign countries.  The Line of Hezbollah, a weekly Iranian publication that analyzes and disseminates the positions of Khamenei, …

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