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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Threaten U.S., Allies Over Protests

The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) threatened the United States and its allies as he addressed a massive pro-government rally denouncing last week’s protests over fuel-price hikes.Waving the Iranian flag and portraits of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tens of thousands of demonstrators poured into central Tehran on November 25 to condemn days of “rioting” that Iran’s …

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Iran: World must strongly condemn use of lethal force against protesters as death toll rises to 143

Amnesty – The international community must denounce the intentional lethal use of force by Iranian security forces that has resulted in the killings of at least 143 protesters since demonstrations broke out on 15 November, Amnesty International said today. According to credible reports received by the organization, at least 143 people were killed. The deaths have resulted almost entirely from …

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Iranian Government Dictated to Local Media How to Cover Protests, New Documents Reveal

CHRI – Journalists Will Be Charged with “Crimes” if Coverage Diverges from Official Line Officials Expected Protests, Dictated Instructions to Media Before Price Hike Was Announced November 25, 2019—While Iran is still reeling from the recent protests that have left scores injured, more than a hundred dead, and thousands arrested, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned that two main government ministries …

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Stop Violence Against Women

CHRI – November 25 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women The UN states: “Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today.” In 1999, the UN designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women in order to …

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Iran: Man Executed at Shiraz Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner was executed at Shiraz prison for murder charges on November 17. According to Iran Human Rights sources, prisoner Ebrahim Yar Hosseini was executed at Shiraz Central Prison (also known as Adel Abad prison) on the morning of Sunday, November 17.  “Ebrahim was arrested around four years ago for murdering a man. Ebrahim’s family …

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Iran to Have Nuclear Bomb in a Few Months?

gatestoneinstitute.org – This marks a dangerous phase in Iran’s nuclear defiance. Tehran is now using a kind of prototype centrifuge that enriches uranium almost 50 times faster. Although Iran is a party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), it refuses to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect its sites. The IAEA is also not allowed to inspect or monitor …

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Iran plans to wean budget off oil income by next year

Al-Monitor – The Iranian government has decided to eliminate its budgetary reliance on oil sales for the fiscal year beginning in March 2020. The administration kickstarted the policy by reducing gasoline subsidies on Nov. 16. This measure is meant to ease budgetary pressures caused by the US maximum pressure campaign on the country’s economy, in addition to helping lower-income groups by increasing their cash …

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Pakistan pursues military diplomacy expansion with Iran

Al-Monitor – After arriving in Tehran earlier this month, Pakistan’s army chief, Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa, met with the Iranian civil and military hierarchy to extend the scope of bilateral relations and consolidate security arrangements. Since Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan assumed office in August 2018, there has been special focus on renewing trust and upgrading relations with close allies. Furthering Khan’s peace efforts …

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IRGC head calls Iran protests ‘world war’

Al-Monitor – After Iranian cities were rocked by protests over the fuel subsidy cut, information out of the country has been scarce due to a nationwide internet shut-down. Government officials have been quiet — aside from making vague statements praising themselves for suppressing the protests — and have not shared many details of the number of deaths or arrests.  According to Amnesty International, there have been 143 deaths from …

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Special Report:‘Time to take out our swords’: Inside Iran’s plot to attack Saudi Arabia

Reuters – Four months before a swarm of drones and missiles crippled the world’s biggest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia, Iranian security officials gathered at a heavily fortified compound in Tehran.FILE PHOTO: Smoke is seen following a fire at Aramco facility in the eastern city of Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia, September 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer/ The group included the top echelons …

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