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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Saudis Say They Intercepted Missiles, Drones Launched By Iran-Backed Houthis

Radiofarda – Saudi Arabia announced early on Tuesday that Houthi rebels in Yemen unleashed a ballistic missile and bomb-laden drone attack on various targets in the kingdom, including the cities of Najran and Jizan. According the Saudi statement its air defenses intercepted three ballistic missiles, and eight booby-trapped drones fired from Yemen. It appears that not all drones were intercepted …

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Ukraine President Threatens Lawsuit Against Iran Over Downed Airliner

Radiofarda – The President of the Ukraine has threatened that if Iran does not fulfill its obligations regarding the Ukrainian airliner downed in January over Tehran, Kyiv will file a lawsuit against the Islamic Republic in international courts. Iran should respect all its obligations, including the delivery of the black boxes of the downed plane, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reiterated on …

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Jailed British-Iranian Sends Pleas Of Help To Boris Johnson

Radiofarda – In a message recorded in prison and delivered to the UK Prime Minister by his wife, a British-Iranian businessman jailed in Iran since August 2017 has pleaded with Boris Johnson to get him and his fellow British citizens out of prison. “I am appealing to you to take action and get me and my fellow British citizens out …

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New Covid-19 Case Among Political Prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison

Iran-HRM – New Covid-19 case has created greater risk of infection for political prisoners in Rajaei Shahr Prison, Karaj. Political prisoner Iraj Hatami who suffers symptoms similar to the Covid-19 disease, was sent to a civic hospital on Tuesday, June 16. Mr. Hatami is presently detained in the political prisoners’ ward in Rajaei Shahr Prison of Karaj. He had been …

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Iran Says It Will Soon Send Black Boxes Of Downed Ukrainian Airliner To France

RFL/RE – Iran says it will send the black boxes of a downed Ukrainian airliner to France for analysis in the “next few days” and expressed readiness to resolve the issue of compensations to the families of the victims.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in a phone call with his Canadian counterpart, Francois-Philippe Champagne, his ministry said …

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Parliament alone cannot stop honor killings in Iran

Al-Monitor – On the night of June 15, Reyhaneh Ameri, a 22-year-old Iranian woman living with her parents in the Kerman province of south-central Iran, came home late, enraging her father. Ameri was a young, fashionable woman who, like many her age, liked to go out and socialize, which included socializing with men. Her conservative father had hated it. The following day, when Ameri was …

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Iranian hero Alborz Zare’ei dies fighting Zagros forest wildfire

PayvanNews – Alborz Zare’ei, a 38-year-old environmental enthusiast and climber, who was helping extinguish a wildfire in the southwestern part of the country, lost his life after 18 days of suffering from burn wound infection. Alborz Zare’ei On May 28, a wildfire broke out in several protected areas in the provinces of Khuzestan, Bushehr, Lorestan, Kohgiluyeh, and Boyer-Ahmad, including Khaeez …

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Founder, Two Members Of Prominent Anti-Poverty NGO Detained In Iran

RFL/RE – A prominent Iranian NGO that fights poverty says its founder and two other members have been detained. Imam Ali’s Popular Students Relief Society said on June 21 that security forces had arrested the group’s founder, Sharmin Meymandinejad, at his home. It added that the charity’s media-relations director, Morteza Keymanesh, and senior inspector, Katayoun Afrazeh, were arrested, too. The …

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Prominent Reformist Summoned By Iran Intelligence Tweets ‘Thank You Rouhani’

Radiofarda – A prominent reformist in Iran who has been summoned by President Hassan Rouhani’s Intelligence Ministry tweeted “Thank you Rouhani”. Abdollah Ramezanzadeh supported Rouhani’s bid for the presidency both in 2013 and 2017, like almost all reformist politicians, who saw Rouhani as a better alternative to any conservative or hardliner candidate. The candidate promised more political tolerance and protection …

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