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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Iran Gets Medical Aid Through US Sanctions Workaround

VOA – Germany, Britain and France have facilitated exports of medical goods to Iran in the first use of a mechanism designed to get around U.S. sanctions, Germany said Tuesday. A German Foreign Ministry statement Tuesday did not specify what type of medical supplies were involved, nor any companies that were part of the action. It said now that the …

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Amid Coronavirus, Mullahs Speeding Up Nuclear Activities

gatestoneinstitute.org – The Iranian regime now has enough enriched uranium to refine and build a nuclear bomb if it desires to do so. Approximately 1000 kg of uranium enriched at just 5% can be refined to create one nuclear bomb…. Moreover, “the agency identified a number of questions related to possible undeclared nuclear material and nuclear-related activities at three locations …

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Iran: Annual report on the death penalty 2019

Iran Human rights (IHR) –  The 12th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty) provides an assessment and analysis of the death penalty trends in 2019 in the Islamic Republic of Iran. It sets out the number of executions in 2019, the trend compared to previous years, the legislative …

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IHR Concerned Amid Reports of Coronavirus Deaths in Iranian Prisons

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – At least 9 people have died so far in Iranian prisons after infecting with the Novel Coronavirus. Given the overcrowding of Iranian prisons, lack of proper medical and foodservice, more prisoners’ lives are in danger. Iranian authorities have announced that they have granted furlough to close to 100.000 prisoners in an emergency move to stop the spread …

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How will the COVID-19 crisis impact US-Iran tensions?

Al-Monitor – In the more than three months since it first was reported in China, the novel coronavirus has changed lives around the world dramatically. Its impact has stretched from micro-level social interactions to global functions, with many observers predicting it will effect lasting change on societies. Thus it is natural to question how it might influence the complicated rivalry between …

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54 inmates on the run after Iran prison break

Al-Monitor – More than 50 inmates are on the run in Iran following a prison break Sunday in which four guards were arrested, Iran’s state news agency said.  “Some prison guards were summoned and four of them were arrested and others released on bail,” Mojtaba Shirouzbozorgi, a judicial official in Kurdistan province, told state-run IRNA. Of the 74 inmates who …

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Ehsan Hadadi, Iran’s first Olympic track and field medalist, is infected with coronavirus

PayvandNews – The World Athletics has wished discus thrower Ehsan Hadadi success in his fight against the novel coronavirus infection. Ehsan Hadadi “We’ve received word that Iranian discus thrower @EhsanHadadi has tested positive for Coronavirus. We wish him a full and swift recovery,” the world governing body tweeted on Sunday. World Athletics✔@WorldAthletics We’ve received word that Iranian discus thrower @EhsanHadadi …

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One Hundred Activists Blame Khamenei For Severity Of Coronavirus Outbreak In Iran

Radiofarda – In an open letter, 100 Iranian political and civic activists have accused the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei of turning the outbreak of Covid-19 into a national disaster across the country. Furthermore, they have also slammed the Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani for aligning himsels with Khamenei in covering up the facts and attributing the novel coronavirus …

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Increased Hospital Waste In Iran Poses Challenge Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

Radiofarda – An official of Tehran Municipality on Monday said the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic has increased hospital and municipal waste in Tehran by at least 20 and 2,000 metric tons respectively per day in the past two weeks. Speaking to the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) on Wednesday Sadreddin Alipour, Waste Management Director of Tehran municipality, said the city has …

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