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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Woman Jailed for Internet Activities Held in Limbo for Almost a Month

Iran-HRM – Nearly one month after the arrest of a woman in the northern Bushehr Province, Iranian authorities have refused to provide any information on her fate, leaving her family worried about her condition.Somayeh Ramouz was arrested on May 9, 2020 by officials from the ministry of intelligence in Bushehr. She has been apparently detained for her activities on social …

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Iran: Man Hanged for Murdering His Cousin

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A death row prisoner was hanged on June 1 at the central prison of Mashhad city, northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan Razavi. According to Khorasan Daily, on the morning of Monday, June 1, 2020, a man was hanged at Mashhad Central Prison. The unnamed prisoner was sentenced to death for murdering his cousin during a fight. …

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Intel: US returns acquitted Iranian scientist, no apparent prisoner swap

Al-Monitor – The United States has returned an acquitted Iranian scientist to his home country after holding him for months in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Both Washington and Tehran shot down rampant speculation that the United States had detained Sirous Asgari despite his acquittal on sanctions evasion charges in November to secure the release of Americans …

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Regional initiative for locust infestation

PayvandNews – A trilateral plan among Iran, Pakistan and India is being formulated to address locust swarm infestations that devour crops and threaten the livelihood and sustenance in the region, already struggling with coronavirus pandemic. The desert locust is considered the most destructive migratory pest in the world and a single swarm covering one square kilometer can contain up to …

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Pompeo ‘Confident’ Iran Arms Embargo Will Be Extended

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State says he is confident that the United Nations arms embargo against the Islamic Republic of Iran set to expire in October will be extended. Washington will push for the extension, and if failed, it will use its diplomatic muscle to prevent Iran’s arms trading, Mike Pompeo asserted on Monday, June 1. In an interview with …

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Iranian Professor Acquitted Of Sanctions Busting Leaves U.S., Zarif Says

Reuters -An Iranian professor imprisoned in the United States after being acquitted of stealing trade secrets has left the country and is on his way back to Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “Hello friends. Good news. Dr. Sirous Asgari is in the air on a flight back to Iran. Congratulations to his …

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As Iran’s Exports Drop, Pressure Rises On Its Currency Reserves

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic customs data for the first two months of the new Iranian calendar year (beginning March 20, 2020) shows that the country’s non-oil exports fell 49 percent to $ 4.3 billion. In the same period last year, the figure was more than $ 8.4 billion. Meanwhile, the data also show that the country’s imports have declined …

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Senior Army General In Iran Lambasts The Revolutionary Guard

Radiofarda – In unprecedented remarks a senior commander of the Iranian regular Army has implicitly lambasted Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard for meddling in the country’s political and economic affairs. The Coordinating Deputy of the Islamic Republic’s Army (Artesh), Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, bitterly expressed his dissatisfaction for the army being ignored by the country’s state-controlled media. The Islamic Republic government’s …

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Iran Social Media Users Divided Over Protests In United States

Radiofarda – Recent protests and unrest in the United States, treatment of protesters by U.S. law enforcement in comparison with Iran, and the approach of the highly censored Iranian media to the issue have become hot topics in Persian-language social media in the past few days. Regime supporters have been attacking dissidents who they say are always ranting about regime …

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