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Monthly Archives: June 2020

UN Must End “Sterile Exchanges” and Investigate Iran’s Lethal Violence against Protesters, Says Father of Slain Demonstrator

CHRI — In an impassioned plea to top UN officials, the father of Pouya Bakhtiyari, who was one of hundreds of demonstrators shot and killed by Iranian security forces during the protests that swept through Iran in November 2019, called on the UN to end the “sterile exchanges” with the Iranian authorities and establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate and document the government’s …

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Interpol dismisses Iran’s request for arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

Al-Monitor – Iran has issued an arrest warrant for President Donald Trump over the US drone strike that killed its most powerful military commander, Qasem Soleimani, Fars news agency reported Monday.  Iran has asked Interpol to issue a red notice for Trump and 35 other unnamed officials the government believes are responsible for Soleimani’s death, the semi-official state news outlet said. …

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Iran’s conservative parliament moves to ban Instagram

Al-Monitor – Heated debates during last week’s parliament meeting in Tehran are fueling concerns among millions of Iranians that the newly elected conservative lawmakers are prioritizing restrictions on social media over more urgent economic woes, which they had promised to address upon taking their seats. The session saw Iran’s young Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi cornered and grilled by powerful …

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Iran Claims Romania Has Not Shared Full Information On Death Of Fugitive Judge

Radiofarda – The spokesman of Iran’s foreign ministry today has complained that Romanian has not provided full information on the death of a fugitive Iranian judge who died in mysterious circumstances in Bucharest June 19. Abbas Mousavi said that there are “ambiguities” surrounding Judge Gholamreza Mansouri’s death and Romanian has still not responded to Iran’s requests for “transparency”. Mansouti who was implicated …

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Three Environmental Activists Die Fighting Wildfires In Western Iran

RFL/RE — Three environmental activists have died in western Iran while trying to extinguish wildfires in a mountainous area close to the border. The three — Mokhtar Khandani, Yasin Karimi, and Balal Amini — died on June 28 in the Hawraman region in Kermanshah Province, Iranian media reported. Kaveh Madani | کاوه مدنی✔@KavehMadani شهیدان سبز #پاوه 1,0248:33 AM – Jun …

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Al-Arabia: Shipment of Iranian weapons, Farsi material intercepted en route to Yemen

Al-Arabia – A dhow carrying hundreds of reportedly Iranian weapons and other Farsi language material was intercepted on April 17, said an official from the Arab Coalition, who shared images from the material exclusively with Al Arabiya English. https://vid.alarabiya.net/2020/06/29/shpirnwepy29202f105399/shpirnwepy29202f105399___shpirnwepy29202f105399_video.mp4 The wooden dhow was found off the coast of Mocha, Yemen, according to an Arab Coalition source. Small wooden dhows are …

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UN report on Iranian missiles in Yemen: Key takeaways explained

Al-Arabia – A new UN report endorses long-standing claims that weapons “of Iranian origin” were used in several attacks against Saudi Arabia last year and have been exported to the Houthis in Yemen. The report provides evidence for US officials in their case to extend the arms embargo on Iran and further calls into question Tehran’s public commitments to dialogue and the nuclear deal. Authored by the UN’s …

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Al-Arabia: Saudi Arabia reacts to new ‘reprehensible’ Iran missile revelations

Al-Arabia – Saudi Arabia has welcomed the new UN report that found weapons “of Iranian origin” were used in several attacks against the Kingdom last year, saying it was glad that international partners are now acknowledging long-standing concerns over Iran’s “reprehensible” regional expansion. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has consistently warned of the security consequences of arms agreements that overlook Iran’s regional expansion and …

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Khamenei’s Intervention In Corruption Cases Opens Door To Leniency

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s June 27 remarks defending the reputation of the former head of the Judiciary seem to have had an immediate impact on important corruption trials. Big corruption trial of former Judiciary officials in Tehran court. June 6, 2020 Khamenei had strongly supported the former Chief-Justice Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, praising him as a …

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Slain Iran Commander’s Daughter Marries Son Of Senior Hezbollah Leader

Radiofarda – Iranian news websites on Saturday reported that slain Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani’s daughter Zeynab has married the son of Sayyed Hashim Safi al-Din (Saffieddin), the number two leader in the Lebanese Hezbollah. Zeinab Soleimani in a meeting with Hassan Nasrallah. She has vowed that her father will be avenged by her “uncle” Nasrallah. January 27, 2020. The …

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