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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Iran Minister Downplays November Protest Death Toll In First Official Acknowledgement

Radiofarda – Nearly seven months after Iran’s security forces killed several hundreds protesters in November 2019, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said implicitly for the first time on Saturday May 30 that the number of those killed was around 200. While Iran has been hiding the actual number of those killed in the violent crackdown that followed the nationwide protests …

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Special Representative Hook Calls Iran’s Regime ‘Marxist Theocracy’

Radiofarda – The “Fact Sheet” published by the U.S. Department of State, highlighting allegations against the Islamic Republic has triggered a war of words between Tehran and Washington. On Friday, May 22, the State Department “Fact Sheet” maintained that the Shi’ite clergy-dominated Iran, since its establishment four decades ago, has carried out more than 360 assassinations, terrorist plots, and terrorist …

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Iran Arrests Two In Death Of Woman Resisting Demolition Of Her House

Radiofarda – Police in Iran have arrested two municipality officials in Kermanshah in connection with the death of a 55-year-old mother of seven, Asieh Panahi, which led to public outcry on social media. Ms. Panahi, who lived with her daughter and grandchild in a slum in Kermanshah, 506 kilometers (314 miles) west of Tehran, died while trying to prevent city …

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Iran’s New Parliament Speaker Rejects Talks With US As ‘Futile’

Radiofarda – Iran’s new parliament speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf has said any negotiations with the United States would be “futile” as he delivered his first major speech to the conservative-dominated chamber on Sunday. Qalibaf (Ghalibaf), a former commander of the Revolutionary Guards’ air force, was elected speaker on Thursday after low-turnout elections in February that helped ultra-conservatives dominate the legislature. The …

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Iran’s Government Criticized For Inaction Against Large Wildfires

Radiofarda – Wildfires have been raging across five Iranian provinces in the western and southern parts of the country for several days causing extensive damage to the environment and wildlife. The fire which initially ran across a part of the Zagros mountain range spanning from north to south in the Iranian plateau started from the forests in Kohkiloyeh and Boyer …

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FIFA Threatens Iran With Suspension From World Football

Radiofarda – FIFA, the international governing body of football (soccer), has set a short deadline for the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) to either amend its statues or face global suspension. In a letter received on May 29, FIFA has objected to FFIRI’s recently drafted statues, demanding its amendment according to FIFA’s rules. FFIRI has until …

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Armed Attackers Reportedly Ambush Prison Bus In Iran

Radiofarda – Reports and videos on Iranian social media accounts say an armed attack on a prison minibus in southern Iran on Saturday resulted in several prisoners being set free by the assailants. Reports and videos on Iranian social media accounts say an armed attack on a prison minibus in southern Iran on Saturday resulted in several prisoners being set …

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Iran Infections Remain High While All Corornavirus Restrictions Are Lifted

Radiofarda – Iran has completely lifted all coronavirus restrictions across the country while according to health officials infections still remain high at more than 2,000 new cases every day. Speaking at a meeting of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce on Saturday, President Hassan Rouhani said mosques have opened for prayers throughout the country, restrictions on the opening hours of shopping …

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Iran’s terrorist proxy organization in Iraq: Kata’ib Hezbollah militia

Al-Arabia – Kata’ib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia, issued a statement last week calling for terrorist attacks to be launched against Saudi Arabia. The militant organization has been central in the proxy conflict between Iran and the US in Iraq, having carried out a series of attacks against US-led forces in Iraq that led to the US retaliating by killing Iran’s Gen. Qassem …

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Iranian Forces Kill Kurdish Men Carrying Goods to Earn a Living

Iran-HRM – Iran’s security forces on May 28 shot and killed two Kurdish porters in the city of Khoy in West Azerbaijan Province. According to the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) the two men – Mohsen Darvishzadeh, 26, and Ebrahim Jordizaj, 29, along with two other men were carrying a load of cigarettes with horses. According to eyewitnesses the porters known …

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