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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Three Border Guards Reported Killed In Clash In Northwestern Iran

RFL/RE – Three Iranian border guards have been killed in a clash with “armed insurgents” in the northwestern province of West Azerbaijan, Iranian media report. Citing a police statement, news agencies said the clash broke out near the town of Sardasht on May 29. The border guards were on patrol when they clashed with the “armed insurgents,” the reports said, …

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Britain, France, Germany Regret US Decision to End Waivers for Iran Civilian Nuclear Projects

VOA – Britain, France and Germany issued a joint statement Saturday in which they expressed “regret” about the United States decision to end sanctions waivers for Iranian civilian nuclear projects intended to prevent weapons development.   “We deeply regret the decision by the United States to end the three exemptions for key nuclear projects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action …

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Fourth Iranian tanker reaches Venezuela as US ups pressure

Al-Monitor – A State Department official said it is warning companies about doing oil-related business with Venezuela as the ships continue to arrive.  The Fortune, an Iranian-flagged fuel tanker, is seen after it docked at El Palito refinery in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, May 26, 2020. Photo by Economy Vice President’s Office/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images. The fourth of five Iranian fuel …

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Turkey Replacing Natural Gas Imports From Iran, Russia By LNG From The US

Radiofarda – Official Turkish data show a significant drop in natural gas imports from its eastern neighbor, Iran, in the first quarter of 2020. Turkey’s Energy Market Regulatory Authority reported on Thursday, May 28, that the country received two billion cubic meters of natural gas from Iran in the first quarter of the year, down nearly fifteen percent from the …

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EU: US Ending Nuclear Waivers Means Harder To Check Iran

AFP -The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Thursday condemned Washington’s move to end sanction waivers for countries remaining in the Iran nuclear accord, warning it would make it harder to keep Tehran in check. Donald Trump’s administration announced Wednesday that it was ending the waivers because of a series of “escalatory actions” by Iran aimed at pressuring the United …

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More Than 100 Gunboats Delivered To Revolutionary Guard’s Navy

Radiofarda – In a ceremony in the southern Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas on Thursday more than 100 new gunboats were delivered to the Revolutionary Guard’s Naval Force. The vessels are improved versions of Ashura, Tareq and Zolfaghar class boats manufactured by the Defense Ministry’s Marine Industries Organization and the Revolutionary Guard’s Naval Force, Tasnim News Agency reported. “Our …

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Central Prison of Karaj: A humanitarian catastrophe in the making

Iran-HRM – A catastrophe is in the making in the Central Prison of Karaj, according to reports from this prison. The inmates have appealed to the international community to take urgent action to save their lives. Some 600 prisoners detained in a ward called “Souleh” in the Central Prison of Karaj are held under catastrophic conditions susceptible to infection with …

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Fuel Shipments To Venezuela Hailed In Iran As ‘Humiliation For America’

RFL/RE – Fuel shipments to Venezuela are being celebrated in some Iranian circles as a blow to the United States, which has imposed heavy sanctions on Tehran and Caracas targeting both regimes.The first of the gasoline shipments arrived in Iranian tankers earlier this week in a public show of defiance against Washington, which has said it is weighing “options” for …

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