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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Intel: Trump administration defended Iran nuclear waivers as ‘restrictions,’ then ended them

Al-Monitor – The Donald Trump administration today ended sanctions waivers that allowed foreign companies to do work at certain Iranian nuclear facilities. The move comes a mere two months after the administration had characterized the waivers as “restrictions” on Iran’s nuclear program. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States would end three of the remaining waivers — some of the last …

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Iranian skater Mohammad Nemati dies of Covid-19

PayvanNews – Iran national skate team member Mohammad Nemati died of Coronavirus on Tuesday. He has died at the age of 20 in his hometown Mashhad. Mohammad Nemati(read coverage by Koolag magazine) Nemati won a gold medal in South Korea international competition in 2018.Nemati also was a member of Iran national team in the 18th edition of the Asian Roller Skating Championship …

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Parliament Opens In Iran As Chairman Calls It ‘Supreme Leader’s Majles’

Radiofarda – The interim chairman of Iran’s new parliament has characterized the new Iranian Majles as the “Supreme Leader’s Majles”, and the Islamic Republic’s leader Ali Khamenei in his message stressed the importance of his undefined theory of Jihadist Economy as a guideline for the new parliament. The new parliament is packed with conservative and hardliner loyal followers of Supreme …

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Iran Central Bank Forecasts Annual 22 Percent Inflation In Rare Move

Radiofarda – In a rare move, Iran’s Central Bank (CBI) has announced its forecast about the country’s annual inflation rate, saying it expects 22 percent rise in prices the current Iranian year. According to the report, the inflation rate will hover around 22 percent in the period between March 21, 2020 and March 20, 2021. During the same period in …

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An Alleged Letter To Bush In 2003 Reignites Controversy In Iran

Radiofarda -An alleged controversial letter has resurfaced after seventeen years in Iran and rekindled a heated debate over Tehran- Washington relations. The letter attributed to the Islamic Republic’s ex-President Mohammad Khatami and his close aides has been described as a “roadmap” for Iran-US rapprochement. Ali Baqeri (Bagheri) an ultraconservative ally of the country’s Supreme Leader who is currently the Secretary …

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Covid-19 threaten life of Political prisoner Akbar Bagheri in Iran

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Akbar Bagheri has been suffering from hemorrhage for three weeks and has become seriously weak. He is detained in ward 5 of the Greater Tehran Penitentiary where covid-19 suspected patients are held and is in danger of becoming infected. Akbar Bagheri has severe hemorrhoid, liver complication and kidney malfunction. Last week, he had a high fever …

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Teenage Girl Beheaded by Father in Iran Honor Killing

Iran-HRM – A 13-year-old Iranian girl was beheaded in her sleep by her own father, after trying to elope with her boyfriend. Romina Ashrafi is one of the victims of honor killings in Iran which are sanctioned and institutionalized by the laws of the clerical regime. The incident occurred in a small town of about 5,000 people in the northern …

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Getting It In The Gut: Iran Sees Rise In Gastrointestinal Coronavirus Infections

RFL/RE – Iran became one of the first coronavirus hot spots outside of China in March when thousands of Iranians began showing respiratory symptoms of COVID-19. Now Iranian doctors say they are seeing a surge of patients with gastrointestinal problems rather than respiratory symptoms. In fact, recent medical evidence from China and the United States also suggests there is a subset of …

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“They Aimed at My Son’s Head”: Report Reveals Carnage in Crushed Iran Protests

CHRI — A new report released today by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) documents the extraordinary state violence that was used against protesters in Iran during the unrest that gripped the country in November 2019 and January 2020. The 66-page report, Gunning Them Down: State Violence against Protesters in Iran, provides dozens of firsthand accounts by eyewitnesses, families of …

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Iran: US Chance for a Knockout Punch

gatestoneinstitute.org – There are five actions the Trump administration must take: (1) extending the UN arms embargo on Iran; (2) snapping back economic sanctions on Iran (they were originally loosened as part of the JCPOA); (3) shutting down the smuggling and trafficking networks of Hezbollah in the Americas; (4) stopping the Chinese-Iranian oil and gas pipeline developments through Pakistan; and …

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