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Monthly Archives: February 2020

U.S. Accuses China’s Huawei Of Helping Iran Track Protesters

RFL/RE – The U.S. Justice Department has accused Huawei Technologies of helping Iran track protesters in its latest indictment against the Chinese tech giant as Washington steps up pressure on the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker. In a new indictment unsealed on February 13, Huawei was also charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets from six U.S. technology companies and …

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US Seizes Shipment of Iranian-made Weapons

VOA – Hundreds of missiles, weapons and munitions likely headed from Iran to Houthi militants in Yemen are in U.S. hands, intercepted during an operation earlier this week in the Arabian Sea.  U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) announced the seizure Thursday, four days after sailors with the USS Normandy boarded a dhow in the Arabian Sea and found the secret cache.  According to a CENTCOM …

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Evin Prison Sees Inmate Transfers, Construction as Authorities Prep for More Protest Crackdowns

CHRI – Iranian authorities have transferred a large number of inmates out of Evin Prison in Tehran—notorious for holding political prisoners—to other prisons and implemented further security measures in Evin in preparation for more sudden influxes of detainees like those seen following recent crackdowns on street protests, sources informed the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “Evidence points to preparations being made …

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Iran: Two Prisoners Hanged in Shiraz

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Two death-row prisoners were hanged at the central prison of Shiraz city, Iran, on February 12. According to HRANA, on the morning of Wednesday, Feb 14, 2020, two-row prisoners were hanged at Shiraz prison. They were identified as Hadi Mahi and Sadegh Akbarpor, co-defendants in a rape-murder case.  They were held around 3 years in prison before …

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Iran kicks off parliamentary election campaign

Al-Monitor – Campaigning for Iran’s 11th parliament officially began today for the Feb. 21 elections. According to Tasnim News Agency, campaigning will last until Feb. 19. The short campaign window and the disqualifications of Reformist and moderate candidates have left the public with many questions as to who is running and under which political faction for the 290-seat assembly. Over the last few administrations, …

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Pro-Assad Activists In Italy Launch Soleimani Publicity Campaign

Radiofarda – A pro-Assad Syrian group on February 11 and 12 launched a publicity campaign to honor Qassem Soleimani in several Italian cities including Rome and Milan by displaying hundreds of posters of the slain Qods Force commander. Iranian news websites have extensively reported the incident and Iran’s state-run television (IRIB) has shown a report by its correspondent in Rome …

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Pompeo Says Iran Must Accede To International Financial Regulations

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has once again urged the Islamic Republic of Iran to ratify the conditions set by Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and respect international laws and regulations against financing terrorism and money laundering. FATF, the Paris-based global financial watchdog issued a four-month deadline in mid-October, giving Tehran a last and final chance to …

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US President Trump warns Senate not to approve war powers resolution on Iran

Al-Arabia- US President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned the Senate against adopting a resolution that would curb his ability to wage war against Iran, saying it would send “a very bad signal” and allow Tehran to act with impunity. “It is very important for our Country’s SECURITY that the US Senate not vote for the Iran War Powers Resolution. We …

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