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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Iran’s Zarif Dismisses Trump, Hook Threats Over Sanctions

Radiofarda – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Thursday lashed out at President Donald Trump and the Special Representative on Iran Brian Hook’s threats to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions if the arms embargo under the Iran nuclear agreement is not extended in October. Hook wrote in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday that the United States is …

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Iran’s Anti-Riot Police Chief Says More Prepared Than Ever To Confront Protests

Radiofarda – The Commander of Iran’s fearsome anti-riot police on Wednesday underlined the “unique support” and equipment provided to his force by the government to prepare it more than ever for suppression of “enemy threats” in urban areas. In an interview published by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), Brigadier-General Hassan Karami who since 2012 has commanded the anti-riot police …

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US Military Offers Condolences Over Iran Accident Killing 19

Radiofarda – The U.S. military offered condolences Thursday to Iran over a friendly fire incident in the Islamic Republic that killed 19 of its troops, identifying the weapon used in the incident as an anti-ship cruise missile. Iranian authorities on Monday said that a missile struck the Iranian navy vessel Konarak near the port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometers (790 …

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Fuel Cargo Loaded At Iran Sets Sail To Venezuela

Reuters – At least one tanker carrying fuel loaded at an Iranian port set sail to crisis-stricken Venezuela, according to vessel tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon on Wednesday, which could help ease an acute scarcity of gasoline in the South American country. The Iran-flagged medium tanker Clavel earlier on Wednesday passed the Suez Canal after loading fuel at the end …

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Do not fly over Iran: Families of shot down Ukraine airliner victims launch petition

Al-Arabia – The families of the victims of the Ukrainian airliner shot down by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in January have launched a petition urging European and international airlines to not fly over Iranian airspace until Tehran allows for a credible investigation into the attack and punishes the perpetrators. Read also: Doubts linger over Iran’s explanation of plane missile attack, expert …

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Activists: Iraq’s Kurdish Region Becomes Less Safe for Iranian Dissidents

VOA – Long hailed as a haven for minority groups, Iraq’s northern autonomous Kurdistan region has turned into treacherous territory for many Iranian dissidents and refugees escaping persecution from Iranian authorities, rights activists say. The most recent victim was Mostafa Salimi, who escaped prison along with dozens of other inmates after rioting in the Iranian city of Saqqez to avoid …

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Iran’s supreme leader orders probe into ‘mistaken’ naval strike

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called on Iranian army commanders to probe a missile strike that “accidentally” killed 19 service members during naval drills in the country’s southeast last week. In his statement, Khamenei ordered the officials to “shed light” on the incident, identify the “possible culprits” and take necessary measures to avoid any future recurrence of such …

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65% of Iranian nurses at forefront of corona fight

tehrantimes – Maryam Hazrati made the remarks on the occasion of International Nurses Day celebrated around the world on May 12. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has declared the Nursing the World to Health – for this year’s theme – focusing on the true value of nurses to the people of the world, under a theme of “Nurses: A …

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UNICEF procures specialized wound dressings for children suffering from EB in Iran

PayvandNews – Thanks to the generous financial support of the Government of Germany, UNICEF has procured and shipped to Iran specialized wound dressings for children suffering from EB, also known as butterfly disease. The request was made by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education to UNICEF. © UNICEF Iran/2020/Sayyari The wound dressings, a product of the Swedish pharmaceutical company …

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