Thursday , 12 December 2019

Monthly Archives: December 2019

Lawmaker: Khamenei’s “General Policies” Undermine Parliament’s Authority

Radiofarda – Rejection of Parliament laws for not being in accordance with dictated “general policies” Of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is unconstitutional, an outspoken Majles representative said in an open letter to the Supreme Leader published yesterday. Ali Motahari harshly attacked the entities under Khamenei’s control in a speech on December 10. Yesterday he published a letter to Khamenei, which made hardline supporters …

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To Vote Or Not To Vote? Protests Leave Iranians Undecided About Elections

Radiofarda – The mid-November protests in Iran, during which hundreds of protesters were killed by security forces, changed many things, some forever. Among other things, it has drastically changed the attitude of many politicians and ordinary people toward elections in the country. Young protesters carrying away a comrade during fierce protests in Shiraz, Iran. November 2019 Posts on social media …

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New Rocket Attack Targeting Iraq Base Housing US Troops Will Deepen Concerns

AFP -Two rockets were fired at a military base near Baghdad airport housing US troops, the 10th such attack since late October, the Iraqi army said on Thursday. There were no casualties in the overnight attack, which follows one on the same base on Monday which wounded six members of Iraq’s elite US-trained counterterrorism force, two of them critically, the …

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Swiss Humanitarian Channel To Iran Seen Within Months – Swiss, U.S. Officials

Reuters – A humanitarian channel to bring food and medicine to Iran could be up and running within months, senior Swiss and U.S. officials told Reuters, helping supply Swiss goods to the struggling population without tripping over U.S. sanctions Food, medicine and other humanitarian supplies are exempt from sanctions that Washington reimposed last year after U.S. President Donald Trump walked …

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Foreign Investment In Iran More Than Halved Since US Sanctions

Radiofarda – A total of $784.6 million foreign finance has been directly invested in 55 projects in Iran in the past seven months, the Islamic Republic Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade (MIMT) says in a new report. In the same period in 2017, when Washington had not yet withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or Tehran’s …

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Rouhani Says Iran Will Bypass U.S. Sanctions Or Overcome Them Through Talks

Reuters -Iran will overcome U.S. sanctions by either bypassing them or through negotiations, and it will not cross its red lines in any talks with arch-adversary Washington, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday. Tensions have soared between Tehran and Washington since last year, when President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with six powers …

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Iran Is Among One Of the Top Jailers Of Journalists In The World – CPJ

Radiofarda – Iran ranks just below China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Eritrea, and Vietnam, at the top of the list of the countries that keep journalists behind bars, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) disclosed on Tuesday, December 10. For the fourth consecutive year, at least 250 journalists are kept in jails across the world, CPJ says in …

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Eyewitness Describes Brutal Attack On Iran Protesters In Mahshahr

Radiofarda – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commander described the suppression of the mid-November protests in Iran as a victory in an “all-out world war.” Many dismissed the comment as an “overstatement.” Nevertheless, what happened during the four-day deadly protests in Mahshahr County, in the oil-rich province of Khuzestan, southwest Iran, was at least reminiscent of the long and …

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US slaps sanctions on Iranian airline over proliferation

Al-Arabia – The Trump administration on Wednesday hit Iran with new sanctions that target several transportation firms as it continues its “maximum pressure campaign” against the regime over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. https://vid.alarabiya.net/2019/12/11/uspomsdb1211ce921693/uspomsdb1211ce921693___uspomsdb1211ce921693_video.mp4 Washington targeted three general sales agents of Mahan Air over the role the airline has played in weapons of mass destruction proliferation, US Secretary of …

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Arrests of Iran protesters continue with reports of deaths under torture

Iran-HRM – As the details of the crackdown on Iran protests are trickling out, we hear of horrific crimes committed against humanity including deaths under torture. At least 1,000 protesters have been killed during the November Iran protests, including several minors. 4,000 others have been injured and 12,000 have been taken to the regime’s prisons. The fate of many of …

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