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Monthly Archives: December 2019

On The Same Day Trump Thanked Iran, He Accused It Of Funding ‘Violence’

Radiofarda – On the same day President Donald Trump thanked the Islamic Republic for “a very fair negotiation” in the mutual release of prisoners, he accused Tehran of funding “violence, chaos and mayhem”. At the annual conference of the Israeli-American Council, Trump addressed the participants Saturday night saying that “the greatest victims” of Iran’s policies “are its own people”. Since …

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Iran Lawmaker Says She Will Not Run Again As Protest To Brutal Suppression

Radiofarda – The leader of women’s faction in the Iranian parliament (Majles) has announced she will not run for a seat in the upcoming elections as protest to the bloody suppression of protests in November. Parvaneh Salahshouri, 54, representing Tehran districts says she also objects to policies that restrict the parliament’s power and authority. “Regarding the structures that restrict Majles’ …

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Exiled Actress Farahani Decries ‘Massacre’ In Iran

AFP -Exiled Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani has condemned what she called a “massacre” in her homeland, which has been rocked by a wave of deadly protests. Farahani, Iran’s first actress to star in a Hollywood film since the 1979 revolution, told AFP in an interview that the Iranian people were “suffering economically, politically and democratically.” The United States said Thursday …

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Rocket hits Iraqi cleric’s home following deadly Baghdad attack

Al-Arabia – A rocket fired from a drone targeted the home of Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, lawmakers from his Saeroon party said, following one of the capital’s bloodiest nights in recent weeks. The drone attack, which caused little damage and left no casualties, followed a deadly attack by armed men near Baghdad’s main protest site on Friday night, which left …

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RFE/RL President Sees Iran Internet Shutdown As Harbinger Of Things To Come

RFL/RE – International broadcasters are increasingly concerned about their ability to reach audiences in Iran as the authorities there crack down on journalists working for foreign media outlets and hamper access to the Internet, the president of RFE/RL said in an interview with its Persian-language service, Radio Farda.“We are very concerned about the targeting of our journalists here at Farda,” …

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Iran Says New Budget Bucks US Oil Embargo, Uses Russian Loan

VOA –  Iran’s president said on Sunday his country will depend less on oil revenue next year, in a new budget that is designed to resist crippling U.S. trade embargoes.Iran is in the grips of an economic crisis. The U.S. re-imposed sanctions that block Iran from selling its crude oil abroad, following President Trump’s decision to withdraw from Tehran’s 2015 …

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The Mullahs’ Losing Game

gatestoneinstitute.org – After initial hesitations the elite regained its unity by responding in the best way it knows, not to say the only way it knows: a brutal crackdown that claimed hundreds of lives and over 10,000 arrests. Translated into simple terms, Khamenei is calling on the “prosperous 30 percent” not to take their current well-being for granted and to …

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World Powers Urge Iran To Reverse Atomic Deal Violations

PayvandNews – World powers pressed Tehran on December 6 to reverse recent actions that violate a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement, a Chinese official said at the end of a meeting in Vienna that came amid heightened tensions between the West and Iran. The agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, has been unraveling since the United States unilaterally …

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Students In Iran Hold Anti-Government Rallies Chanting ‘Freedom’, ‘Unity’

Radiofarda – Videos posted on various social media platforms show students in Iran chanting anti-government slogans in several Iranian universities during the annual Student Day gatherings. A huge presence of plainclothesmen in universities and security forces outside campuses can be seen. Pictures and videos posted on social media show students holding placards that read: “People’s Tables Plundered in Bloody Month …

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US Envoy To UN Says US Has ‘Other Tools’ If Iran’s Behavior Does Not Change

Radiofarda – U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft warned Iran on Friday that the Trump administration will keep up its maximum pressure campaign and use “other tools” if Tehran continues its “malicious behavior.” Abridged version of an AP report from United Nations- The United States holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council in December and on Thursday Craft arranged for members …

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