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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Newly-found petroglyph in western Iran may have link to Mithraism

PayvandNews – A newly-discovered rock-carving in western Iran could have a link to Mithraism, a prehistorical religion inspired by Iranian worship of the Zoroastrian god Mithra. Some Iranian archaeologists suggest that the carving was created by a follower of Mithraism as it depicts a simple portrayal of a human with his right hand raised and an object in his hand. But, …

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Iran Says Its Power Grid Is Now Connected With Iraq

Radiofarda – Iran’s minister of energy has announced that Iran’s electrical grid was connected to Iraq’s grid on Friday, November 1, to facilitate transfer of electricity to the neighboring country. Iran has been selling electricity to Iraq for the past several years and the United States has exempted the trade from its sanctions, to help its ally Iraq keep electricity …

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Iran Continues Fuel Exports To Neighboring Countries Despite Sanctions

Radiofarda – The Union of Oil Products Exporters in Iran says shipment of gasoline, diesel and other oil products continue to the Kurdish region of Iraq, despite U.S. sanctions. Seyyed Hamid Hosseini, the spokesman of the exporters’ union in an interview with the official government news website IRNA said that oil products auctioned off at Tehran’s stock and commodity exchange are exported, …

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Iran Lawmaker Criticizing Intelligence Organs Summoned To Court

Radiofarda – An outspoken member of the Iranian parliament, who often criticizes heavy-handed policies, has been summoned to court for a speech he made in 2016. In a tweet, Mahmoud Sadeqi (Sadeghi) disclosed that the first session of the hearing to review charges against will be held Saturday at Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court. Sadeqi says that the …

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U.S. Sets New Sanctions On Iran Construction Sector, Extends Waivers On Civil Nuclear

Radiofarda — The United States has extended nuclear-cooperation waivers on Iran’s civil nuclear program to “help preserve oversight” of the sector but at the same time imposed new sanctions on the country’s construction industry because of its links to the hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said in a statement on October 31 that retaining …

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Several Unnamed ‘Corrupt’ Judges Dismissed In Iran

Radiofarda – The Prosecutor-General of the Islamic Republic announced on Thursday, October 31, that the judiciary has dismissed five to six “corrupt judges,” and the “battle” against “fraudulence” continues. Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, who is notorious for not mincing his words, was not decided about the exact number of the “unnamed” judges convicted and sacked by the “Supreme Court.” The mid-ranking …

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Congressmen Press State Department On Curtailing Iran’s Reach

Radiofarda – In a hearing at the U.S. Congress’ Subcommittee on the Middle East Policy on October 30, the democrats criticized President Donald Trump’s policy in the region, saying Iran has become more powerful and expanded its influence during this administration. The chairman of the subcommittee, Rep. Ted Deutch D-Florida in his opening remarks said, “While the administration counts its …

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Iraq Protests: Slogans Reflect Anti-Iran Sentiment

Radiofarda – – As the second wave of Iraq protests continues since October 25 with new demands and anti-Iran slogans, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei strongly expressed his opposition on Wednesday to both Iraqi and Lebanese uprisings. “The people have justifiable demands, but they should know their demands can only be fulfilled within the legal structure and framework of …

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Iran Intervenes To Prevent Ousting Of Iraqi Prime Minister -Sources

Radiofarda – Iran has stepped in to prevent the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Abdul Mahdi by two of Iraq’s most influential figures amid weeks of anti-government demonstrations, sources close to both men told Reuters. Populist Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr demanded this week that Abdul Mahdi call an early election to quell the biggest mass protests in Iraq since …

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Qassem Soleimani tells PMU, officials to back Iraqi PM during Baghdad meeting

Al-Arabia – Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – Quds Force, instructed commanders of the Popular Mobilization Unit militias to support Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi during a secret meeting in Baghdad on Wednesday, five sources familiar with the meeting told Reuters.Sources close to two of the most influential figures in Iraq also …

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