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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Iran’s Clerical Rulers Ban Valentine’s Day As ‘Cultural Threat’

Radiofarda – To the great dismay of Iran’s religious and political establishment, the celebration of Valentine’s Day has become so popular in Iran that even in in the holy city of Qom authorities have to warn shops not to sell Valentine’s gifts. Qom with its many seminaries and the Shrine of Fatimeh Masumeh, the sister of the eighth Shiite Imam …

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Minister Says Israel And US Divided Up The Fight Against Iran

Radiofarda – Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennet on Monday said Israel will counter Iran in Syria and the United States in Iraq according to a division of work between Washington and Tel Aviv. “I met with my colleague the American defense secretary Mark Esper, and we sorted out the coordination exactly — they’re taking Iraq, and we’re taking Syria,” The Times …

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Iran’s Zarif Says Canada’s Complaint Over Ukrainian Airliner Crash ‘Lacks Legal Basis’

Radiofarda – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Tuesday said Canadian complaints about a Ukrainian passenger plane that was shot down by the Revolutionary Guard has no legal basis. Speaking to reporters at the side-lines of a rally on the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, when asked about Canadian complaints against Iran Zarif said “Iran’s actions …

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Meet the two women who spread Christianity to hundreds in Iran’s Evin prison

Al-Arabia – When Iranian authorities sentenced two women to death in 2009 for spreading the message of Christianity, international observers feared the worse from the regime’s latest attempt to crush religious freedom in Iran. But the regime’s punishment backfired when Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh evangelized hundreds of fellow prisoners, and even prison guards, in the 259 days before they …

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Iran resorts to mass arrests of opponents on the eve of 1979 Revolution

Iran-HRM – Iran has made mass arrests of supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and former political prisoners in recent days, simultaneous with the anniversary of the 1979 revolution and its upcoming parliamentary election. The Iranian regime is afraid of the resurgence of Iran protests and increasing activities of MEK supporters. In a statement on these mass …

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French Academic Held In Iran Ends Hunger Strike, Condition ‘Not Good’

RFL/RE – A lawyer for an Iranian-French academic detained in Iran for eight months says his client has ended a six-week hunger strike. Fariba Adelkhah “responded to a written request from civil and political activists and ended her hunger strike at midday,” the lawyer, Said Dehghan, told the AFP news agency on February 12.Dehghan said Adelkhah began her hunger strike on …

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Woman In Iran Dies Of ‘Suspected Coronavirus,’ Patients In Russia Recover

RFL/RE – A woman has died in Tehran of a suspected coronavirus infection, an Iranian state newspaper reports.Without citing any sources, the daily IRAN newspaper said on February 12 that the 63-year-old Iranian woman died in hospital three days earlier.An investigation has been ordered into the cause of her death, according to the report.Kianush Jahanpour, a spokesman for Iran’s Health Ministry, denied …

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