Saturday , 18 January 2020

Monthly Archives: January 2020

Family of Man Killed in Iran’s November Protests: “We Want Justice”

iranhumanrights – The family of Mohammad Hashamdar, who was killed by a bullet in Behbahan, in Khuzestan Province, on November 16, 2019, during the violent state crackdown on the unrest that roiled the country at that time, is planning to file a lawsuit to seek justice, according to his sister Pouran Hashamdar. He was one of at least six people who were killed in …

Read More »

Two protesters killed, 25 injured in clashes with Iraqi security forces

alarabiya – Two protesters were killed and over a dozen wounded in central Baghdad on Friday in renewed violence between anti-government demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, activists and officials said. The deaths follow weeks of calm. Riot police fired tear gas and hurled sound bombs to disperse crowds on the strategic Sinak Bridge after protesters attempted to breach cement barriers …

Read More »

Canada Says Black Boxes From Iran Crash Should Be Sent To France

radiofarda – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to send the black boxes from the passenger plane shot down by its forces to France for analysis and said the first remains of victims should soon arrive back in Canada. Trudeau told a news conference in Ottawa that France was one of the few countries with the ability …

Read More »

Brian Hook Says Threats Against West Will Only Isolate Iran

radiofarda – In response to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks on Friday the U.S. Department of States Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said Iran’s threats will only further isolate the country. In his Friday prayer sermon Khamenei said the elite Revolutionary Guards could take their fight beyond Iran’s borders. “As long as the regime threatens the world, …

Read More »

Iran’s Zarif and Canadian Counterpart Met In Oman, Trudeau To Update Canadians

radiofarda – The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif met with the Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne in Muscat, Oman, on Friday. The two ministers discussed consular, technical and legal cooperation between Iran and the countries whose nationals were killed in the Ukrainian plane crash in Tehran on January 8. According to the website of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, the Canadian Foreign …

Read More »

U.S. Slaps Sanctions On Iranian General Over Protest Crackdown

rferl.org – The United States has imposed sanctions on a senior military Iranian official over a crackdown on anti-government protesters, the State Department announced on January 17. Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour was banned from entering the United States for his role in crushing protests in November in the southwestern city of Mahshahr. “General Shahvarpour was in …

Read More »

Iran Banned From Hosting International Soccer

rferl.org – Iranian teams have been banned from playing international matches on Iranian soil, the Islamic republic’s football federation said on January 17. It said the decision was made by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and announced in a letter. Iranian football officials did not say if the decision was related to the accidental shoot-down of a Ukrainian jetliner last …

Read More »

Iran’s Khamenei Defends Military Amid Anger Over Downed Plane

rferl.org – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for national unity and defended the country’s armed forces in the wake of angry protests over the downing of a Ukrainian passenger airliner by Iran’s air defenses last week. In a sermon at Tehran’s Mosalla Mosque on January 17, Khamenei — the highest authority in Iran — said those who …

Read More »

U.S. Military Now Says 11 U.S. Troops Injured In January 8 Iran Attack

rferl.org – The U.S. military says 11 U.S. service members were treated for concussion symptoms following the January 8 Iran missile attack on a base in Iraq, despite earlier remarks by President Donald Trump that “no Americans were harmed” in the incident. “While no U.S. service members were killed in the January 8 Iranian attack on Ain Al-Asad air base, …

Read More »
0