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Monthly Archives: December 2019

Iraq: Iranian tear gas grenades among those causing gruesome protester deaths

Amnesty – The Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, working in collaboration with Amnesty International, published new investigation on the deadly tear gas grenades used against protesters in Iraq. It traces some of them back to what some at the time called the arms “deal of the century” between Serbia and Iraq in 2009. This directly contradicts Defence Minister Najah al-Shammari’s televised statement that the …

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Jailed Under Lengthy Sentences, Iran’s Conservationists Suffer Ongoing Rights Violations

CHRI – Detainees Punished for Complaining That They Were Forced to Make False Statements, Says Lawyer Iranian authorities are refusing to transfer imprisoned conservationist Sam Rajabi to the hospital to treat a serious medical condition, and are continuing to hold three of his colleagues in solitary confinement without legal justification, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “It appears …

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Iran’s Plan to Foil the Gaza Ceasefire

gatestoneinstitute.org – The protesters are saying, in other words, that the Iranian people are fed up watching their country deliver hundreds of millions of dollars to Palestinian and Lebanese terrorist groups instead of improving the economic situation in Iran. Iran is apparently determined to pursue its goal of exporting its “Islamic Revolution” to as many Arab countries as possible, including …

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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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