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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Iraq’s Interim PM Mehdi Says He’s Stepping Aside

VOA – Months of political crisis in Iraq appeared to take a new leap into the unknown Tuesday, after caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mehdi’s interim mandate expired, in accordance with the country’s 2005 post-Saddam Hussein constitution. Mohammed Tawfiq Allawi, who had been chosen to succeed Abdul Mehdi, withdrew Sunday, saying he was unable to form a new government, triggering …

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Iran: At least 23 children killed by security forces in November protests – new evidence

Amnesty – An investigation by Amnesty International has uncovered evidence that at least 23 children were killed by Iranian security forces in the nationwide protests in November last year. At least 22 of the children were shot dead by Iranian security forces unlawfully firing live ammunition at unarmed protesters and bystanders, according to the findings. The children killed include 22 …

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Who Is the Ayatollah’s New Top General?

gatestoneinstitute.org – The new head of the Quds Force, Gen. Esmail Qaani, is someone who not only desires to kill Americans but also boasts about killing Americans. According to the U.S. Treasury Department Qaani covered “financial disbursements to IRGC-QF elements, including elements in Africa, as well as to various terrorist groups, including Hezbollah.” It is incumbent on the international community …

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Repercussions of Iranian radicals running the country

Al-Monitor – The hard-liners’ victory in Iran’s parliamentary election Feb. 21 seemed clearly predictable, but this did not stop them from celebrating and bragging about how they delivered a big blow to the Reformists. Perhaps they still felt the sting of previous elections. In 2013, after Reformist-backed Hassan Rouhani’s presidential victory, the Reformists and moderates set their sights on also taking over …

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Iran Judiciary Says Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Political Prisoners All Free Of Coronavirus

Radiofarda – Iran’s Judiciary Spokesman on Tuesday denied reports that some political prisoners including British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe have contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) in prison and said all of them are in “perfect health”. ّIn a live interview on the state-run television on Tuesday Gholam-Hossein Esmaili said Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliff and other political prisoners including Neda Naji, Hengaeh Shahidi and Zia …

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One Iran Minister Accuses Another Of Deceit For Claiming It can Produce Millions Of Masks

Radiofarda -Iran’s Minister of Health has lambasted authorities at the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Trade (MIMT) for “deceitful” remarks regarding promises of producing large quantities of protective masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus. In a letter to his counterpart at the MIMT, Saee Namaki has rejected the claim that Iran was capable of manufacturing millions of medical masks …

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Britain, France, Germany Offer Iran 5 Million Euro Package To Combat Coronavirus

Radiofarda – A joint statement published by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Department for International Development (DID) on Monday says Britain, France and Germany are offering Iran a comprehensive package of material and financial support to combat the rapid spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). “France, Germany and the United Kingdom express their full solidarity with all impacted by …

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Iran says 77 dead amid 2,336 cases of new coronavirus

Iran says there are 77 dead amid 2,336 cases of the new coronavirus in the Islamic Republic. That’s according to Ali Reza Raisi, a Health Ministry official, who gave a news conference Tuesday in Tehran. Iran’s supreme leader earlier on Tuesday ordered the Islamic Republic’s armed forces to assist its Health Ministry in combating the spread of the new coronavirus. The decision …

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