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Monthly Archives: April 2020

Iran: Mullahs Using Coronavirus to Heighten Anti-Americanism

gatestoneinstitute.org – Iran’s covert disinformation operations concerning COVID-19 are not only aimed at inciting hatred toward the US; they are also, it seems, aimed at negatively impacting the international community’s efforts to fight the virus. Whenever social media accounts or websites linked to the Iranian regime’s disinformation campaigns are exposed and removed, the Islamic Republic seems to find other outlets …

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Intel: Pompeo links Iran satellite launch to erosion of nuclear deal

Al-Monitor – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran’s recent launch of a military satellite into orbit during a phone call today with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian. The call came after Pompeo issued a strong statement over last week’s launch, using it to start a full-court diplomatic press urging the United Nations to extend an arms embargo on Iran that …

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Israel Hits Targets Near Damascus Said To Be Affiliated With Iran

AP — Israeli warplanes flying over Lebanon fired missiles toward areas near Damascus early Monday, killing three civilians, the Syrian military and state media said while a war monitoring group said four Iran-backed fighters were also killed. The military said Syrian air defenses shot down some of the missiles in the attack, which happened around dawn. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory …

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As Epidemic Rages On In Iran, Lack Of Revenues Pressures Rouhani

Radiofarda – A senior Iranian Health Ministry official says the coronavirus epidemic in Iran has still not reached its peak, meaning the number of infections and deaths are still on the rise. Nevertheless, in what has been described by Presidential adviser Hesamoddin Ashna as “one of the most difficult meetings on the situation of the outbreak,” President Hassan Rouhani explained …

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Iran Appeals Court Upholds Novelist’s Jail Sentence For Publishing Work Abroad

Radiofarda – A court of appeals has upheld a one-year jail sentence for a novelist for publishing a novel in France two years ago to avoid censorship in Iran, and publishing articles in a Netherlands-based website. According to an announcement by his brother, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran that passed the one-year jail sentence, had also found the novelist Hamid …

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Iran Receives Fourth Medical Supplies Cargo From Germany

Radiofarda – An official of the Iranian Customs on Sunday confirmed that a fourth consignment of pharmaceutical ingredients purchased from Germany worth around 259,000 euros (about $280,000) has been delivered to Iran. According to the Managing Director of Bazargan Customs Office, the first consignment of the ingredients for use in Iran’s pharmaceutical industry had been delivered on April 3 to …

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Award-Winning Astronomy Student Arrested In Iran And Family Asks Why

Radiofarda – The sister of an award-winning university student has released a video demanding an explanation from Iran’s security organs for the April 10 arrest of her brother. Ali Younesi who was the winner of the gold medal in the International Astronomy Olympiad in 2017 in China is twenty years old and a fourth-year physics student in Tehran’s Sharif Industrial University. Twelve …

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Four anesthesiologists have died of Covid-19 as death toll continues to rise

Iran-HRM – A health official, said that four anesthesiologists have died recently at Tehran’s Masih Daneshvari Hospital.Deputy director of education and research at the Medical System Organization, announced on Sunday, May 27, that four anesthesiologists have died of the coronavirus at Masih Daneshvari Hospital.Speaking with the state-run ILNA news agency, Alireza Salimi said: “Unfortunately, the statistics are very high. In …

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Activist Teacher dismissed by the Education Ministry as he is serving his sentence in jail

Iran-HRM – The verdict to dismissal of activist teacher Mohammad Habibi was upheld by the Appeals Court on April 20, 2020 and his lawyer was informed. Mohammad Habibi is imprisoned in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary. After nearly two years of remaining in detention, the Education Ministry has decided to fire this activist teacher. Throughout this period, experts said Mr. Habibi deserved …

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Covid-19 Cases on the Rise in Northwest Iran Prison

Iran-HRM – The coronavirus outbreak in Ardabil prison has endangered the lives of prisoners.A prisoner held at Ardebil Prison who was suspected of having contracted Covid-19 was taken to to the city’s Khomeini Hospital on Wednesday, April 22. Two days earlier, the inmate had been taken to the prison’s clinic with Covid-19 symptoms. But he was only checked for fever …

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