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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Guards’ Commander Says Iran’s Air Defenses More Accurate Than Advanced Countries

Radiofarda – The Chief Commander of Iran’s Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has claimed that his country’s air defenses are “more accurate” than those of advanced countries and that Iran had readied “hundreds of ballistic missiles for simultaneous launch after the killing of Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani by an American drone. Gen. Hossein Salami made the remarks 40 days after …

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International Watchdog To Review Iran’s Status On Anti-Terror, Money Laundering Laws

Radiofarda – A Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting which has started in Paris is expected to review the situation of Iran’s commitment to international regulations against money laundering and financing terrorism also called the AML/CFT. The FATF meeting attended by over 800 delegates from 205 countries will continue until Friday February 21. International organizations such as the UN, International …

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FIFA Demands Iran Allow Women To Attend All Football Matches

Radiofarda – In a new letter addressed to the Islamic Republic authorities the international soccer body FIFA says Iranian women have to be allowed to enter all football stadiums across the country to watch men’s matches. According to the local news websites, “House of Football” and “Mashreq News,” in the letter FIFA has stressed that the Football Federation of the …

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Iran Minister Signals Willingness To Hand Over Ukrainian Plane’s Black Boxes

Radiofarda – Iranian Minister of Road and Urban Development says if the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board of Iranian and Ukrainian experts failed to read the black boxes of the Ukraine International Airlines’ (UIA) plane downed in January over Tehran, the flight recorders would be sent to a third country. The three-year-old Boeing 737-800, flight 752 operated by the UIA took …

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Beaten During Arrest Prominent Iranian Female Activist On Hunger Strike

Radiofarda – An Iranian human rights organization on Monday reported that student and women’s rights activist Bahareh Hedayat who was arrested a week ago is on hunger strike and her health is deteriorating. The website of Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRANA) on Monday reported that Hedayat who was transferred from Vozara Detention Center to the notorious Qarchak Prison in …

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Blackouts Caused By Shortage Of Natural Gas, Iran Officials Say

Radiofarda – The Spokesman of Iran Electrical Power Industry on Monday said a shortage of fuel for power plants is responsible for blackouts in Tehran and several other cities across Iran. In the past few days unannounced power cuts, as well as Internet disruptions, have affected many businesses, banks, homes and even caused heavy traffic jams in Tehran and Tabriz. …

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An update on arrestees of last November’s protests

HRANA – The nationwide protests of last November are the most significant events of 2019. During the November protests that lasted more than 10 days simultaneously in 719 spots in the country, at least 7133 people were arrested, hundreds died on the streets, and many protesters got gunshot wounds. 1. The trial of four residents of Kermanshah was on February 10, 2020. Three of them …

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US Senator Murphy met with Iran FM Zarif last week: Source

Al-Arabia – A US Senator held secret meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif last week, according to an unnamed source briefed by the French delegation to the Munich Security Conference, reported the Federalist. Democratic Senator Chris Murphy is the latest Western official to meet Iranian regime officials in the months after Iran shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane …

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Iran Sentences Eight Environmental Activists On Charges Of Spying For U.S.

RFL/RE – Iran’s judiciary says it has issued prison sentences for eight environmental activists, including an Iranian who also has British and U.S. citizenship, on charges of spying for the United States and acting against Iran’s national security.Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili says an Iranian appeals court issued “final verdicts” in their cases on February 18.Two of the activists, Morad Tahbaz …

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