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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Iranians Outraged Over IRGC-Organized Street Funeral Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

Radiofarda – A street funeral procession held for a former Revolutionary Guard Commander in a township near Tehran on Monday, which brought thousands of people together despite government pleas to observe social distancing, has outraged many Iranians. The photos posted on Iranian news websites show a massive procession in Vardavard, a township near Tehran. Many of the mourners walking behind …

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EU Urges International Aid For Iran In Coronavirus Fight

AFP -The EU on Monday urged the international community to send humanitarian aid to Iran to help its coronavirus fight, arguing that such steps would not breach US sanctions. The bloc is preparing to send 20 million euros’ ($21.5 million) worth of humanitarian aid to Iran, where new coronavirus has killed more than 1,800 people, making it one of the …

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Pompeo Says Khamenei’s ‘Fabrications About Wuhan Virus’ Dangerous

Radiofarda – The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, has slammed the Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for accusing Washington of having a role in bioengineering the deadly novel coronavirus. “Supreme Leader Khamenei’s fabrications regarding the Wuhan virus are dangerous, and they put Iranians and people around the world at greater risk,” Pompeo said on Monday, March 23. Meanwhile, …

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Health of political prisoner Soheil Arabi in critical conditions

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Soheil Arabi experienced serious heart problem on Saturday, March 21, and was transferred to the dispensary of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. He was supposed to be sent to hospital but prison authorities have prevented it. Mr. Arabi has been told that there are no soldiers and ambulances in the prison, and he must be transferred to hospital …

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US Fingers Iran for Exporting COVID-19

VOA – Fears Iran would serve as a launching pad for the coronavirus pandemic, potentially wreaking havoc on the Middle East, are coming true, according to U.S. officials, who point to a growing volume of evidence.  The State Department Monday accused Iran of transmitting the coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, to multiple countries, saying that, in at least five instances, a country’s …

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Coronavirus: Should the U.S. Lift Sanctions on Iran?

gatestoneinstitute.org – In a recent video, a masked man holding a Kalashnikov-style assault rifle warns that the attacks on Taji and Basmaya military camps were only the beginning of a much larger offensive. — Usbat al-Thayireen, or League of Revolutionaries, a new Shiite militia group, Newsweek, March 19, 2020. “The Islamic resistance of Usbat al-Thayireen vows to strike the occupation forces’ …

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Iranians’ demands for quarantine fall on deaf ears

Al-Monitor – As Iranians were preparing to put behind them a bitter year full of sorrowful events, the coronavirus appeared as an unexpected and unwanted guest, destroying their plans to celebrate the Persian new year on March 21. Though the Iranian public expects the government to place cities with high concentrations of coronavirus cases under quarantine, President Hassan Rouhani has refrained from …

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Iran Official Says So Far 52,000 Infected With Coronavirus, Far Beyond Official Number

Radiofarda – In a surprising admission, Iran’s deputy health minister said Sunday that 26,000 people infected with the coronavirus are currently hospitalized and another 26,000 had the virus who either recovered, discharged or died. That is more than double the official figure announced on the same day. The data presented by Qassem Janbabaei show that since the novel coronavirus outbreak …

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Iran Army Launches Limited Anti-Epidemic Measures, As Rouhani Lashes Out At US

Radiofarda – With the COVID-19 epidemic showing no signs of slowing down in Iran, the army on Monday announced a series of steps to show it is playing a notable role in confronting the coronavirus. Admiral Mostafa Maddah, Head of Army Health, and Admiral Habbibollah Sayyari, Deputy Commander of Iran’s regular Army, at a meeting of Bio-Defense Headquarters. March 23, …

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