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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Monkeying Around? Iranians Ridicule Official For Posting Halloween Costume As Astronaut’s Suit

rferl.org – Iranians are making fun of an Iranian official for posting a picture of an astronaut suit adorned with an Iranian flag that seems to be a photoshopped version of a children’s Halloween space costume. Iranian Information and Communications Technology Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi issued the image on February 4 with the hashtag #bright_future. Without any explanation at …

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Iran: At Least Three People Hanged at Rajai-Shahr Prison

iranhr.net – Iran Human Rights (IHR); February 3, 2020: Out of 20 prisoners who were transferred to the solitary confinement of Rajai-Shahr prison during the past few days, at least three were hanged on February 2, 2020.  According to IHR sources, on the morning of Sunday, February 2, at least three prisoners were hanged at Rajai-Shahr prison in Karaj city, …

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Iran’s Mahan Air Continues China Flights for Days After Ban, Upsetting Some Iranians

voanews – Iran’s Mahan Air airliner has completed what it says are among its last flights from China, three days after Iranian officials banned such flights to prevent the spread of China’s coronavirus outbreak.   The website of Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport showed the arrivals of flights W586, W578 and W576 from Shenzhen, Beijing and Shanghai respectively in quick …

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Europe to avoid taking Iran nuclear dispute to UN, EU’s top diplomat says

alarabiya – The European Union will extend indefinitely the time limit to resolve disputes in the Iran 2015 nuclear accord to avoid having to go to the UN Security Council or triggering new sanctions, the EU’s top diplomat said during a visit to Tehran. Britain, France and Germany formally accused Iran on January 14 of violating the terms of the …

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Iran Wants To Resolve Issues With Saudi, UAE Quickly – Iranian Ambassador

radiofarda – Iran wants to resolve differences with its Gulf foes Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates “as quickly as possible”, Tehran’s ambassador to Iraq told the Iraqi state news agency in an interview published on Tuesday. Ambassador Iraj Masjedi said that top commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed at Baghdad airport by a U.S. drone strike last month, …

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‘Protest Migration’ Of Athletes Serious Challenge, Iran Olympic Chairman Says

radiofarda – The Chairman of Iran’s Olympic Committee says “protest migration” of Iranian athletes and elite is “extremely worrying” and a “serious challenge to the country at present and in the future”. In a note published on the website of Iran’s National Olympic Committee on February 2, Reza Salehi-Amiri said emigration is a “social thermometer” and reveals the inadequacies and …

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Popular Iranian Rapper Tataloo Released From Detention In Turkey

rferl.org – Popular Iranian rapper Tataloo has been released from detention in Turkey a week after being arrested by police amid concerns that he could be deported to Iran. Tataloo, whose real name is Amir Hossein Maghsoodloo, posted a video on February 3 on his Instagram page, which has nearly 3 million followers, in which he is seen leaving what …

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One Person In Iran Sentenced To Death, Two Others To Prison For Spying For CIA

rferl.org – One person was sentenced to death and two more people were sentenced to lengthy prison terms for spying for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, a spokesman for Iran’s judiciary said on February 4. Iran’s Supreme Court has confirmed the death sentence for Amir Rahimpour for spying and attempting to pass information about Iran’s nuclear program to the United …

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Two Iranian Students Heading To Boston Colleges Challenge Removal From U.S.

rferl.org – Two of at least 10 Iranian college students who have been denied entry since August to study in the United States have filed civil rights complaints with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), saying they were wrongfully deported and mistreated by federal officials at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Separate complaints were filed with requests for the agency to …

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Ukraine: Recordings Show Iran Knew Jetliner Hit by Missile

voanews – KYIV – A leaked recording of an exchange between an Iranian air-traffic controller and an Iranian pilot purports to show that authorities immediately knew a missile had downed a Ukrainian jetliner after takeoff from Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard, despite days of denials by the Islamic Republic. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy acknowledged the recording’s authenticity in a …

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