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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Iran’s Rouhani says 2020 ‘most difficult’ year due to US sanctions, coronavirus

Al-Arabia – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that his country is experiencing its toughest year because of US sanctions coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated economic problems that worsened after US President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018 from Iran’s nuclear deal with major powers and reimposed sanctions. …

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Saudi Arabia says it forced three Iranian boats out of its waters with warning shots

Al-Arabia – Saudi Arabia forced three Iranian boats out of its waters on Thursday after firing warning shots, the Kingdom’s border guards said on Saturday. The official spokesperson of Saudi Arabia’s boarder guard said: “On Thursday, Maritime Border Guard patrols detected three Iranian boats that entered Saudi waters. They were immediately followed, and repeated warnings were issued for them to stop, but they refused to …

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Deleted Report Places Iranian Quds Force Commander In Syria

RFL/RE – A semiofficial Iranian news agency issued a rare public announcement on June 27 of a visit to war-torn Syria by the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Ismail Qaani, before deleting the report.Reuters reported that the hard-line Tasnim news outlet initially said Qaani had traveled to Abu Kamal, a Syrian town near the border with Iraq, in the …

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Iran Internet Activist Defies Summons to Prison for Criticizing Government

VOA – An Iranian dissident sentenced to two years in prison for engaging in online activities deemed subversive by the government says he is defying a summons to begin serving his prison term. In a Friday message to VOA Persian, Reza Mazaheri, a Tehran-based computer repair technician, said he was rejecting a June 16 letter calling on him to appear …

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IOPHR Requests for Urgent Action against death sentences issued against protestors

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR called “on all human rights organisations inside, and outside of Iran to prevent the execution of these three men, by launching a maximum pressure campaign, and putting pressure on the Iranian authorities.” Amir-Hossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi, and Mohammad Rajabi were sentenced to death in February in connection with acts of arson that took place …

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Eight more Iranian protesters sentenced to death

Al-Arabia – Eight Iranian protesters have been charged with “spreading corruption on earth,” a crime punishable by death in Iran, in Isfahan province, a judiciary official said Friday, days after the country’s highest judicial authority upheld the death sentences of three other protesters. The cases of eight protesters have been finalized, and they have been charged with “spreading corruption on …

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Exclusive: What Fugitive Iran Judge Told A Court In Romania Before His Mysterious Death

Radiofarda – The fugitive Iranian judge Gholamreza Mansouri who was found dead in suspicious circumstances at a Bucharest hotel on June 19, had told an extradition hearing in Romania that the corruption charges against him had been a “bogus scenario”. Mansouri was wanted in Iran for corruption and in Germany for human rights violations. Iranian authorities filed a case for his extradition on …

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Iran Officials Say Saudis Fired On Fishing Boat Straying Into Territorial Waters

Radiofarda – Local officials in Iran’s Bushehr Province on the Persian Gulf say Saudi Arabia’s coast guard fired on Iranian fishermen who inadvertently crossed into Saudi waters. The date of the incident has not been mentioned but the fishermen left an Iranian port on June 21 for a ten-day fishing expedition, according to a report by Iran’s Mehr news agency, …

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Norwegian Found Guilty Of Spying For Iran In Denmark

Radiofarda — A Danish court on Friday sentenced a Norwegian citizen to seven years in jail after finding him guilty of spying for an Iranian intelligence service and of complicity in a suspected plot to kill an Iranian Arab opposition figure in Denmark. The 40-year-old Norwegian man, who has Iranian heritage, was arrested in October 2018 after a major police …

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Iran Health Official Says Up To 20 Percent In Tehran Contracted Coronavirus

Radiofarda – Alireza Zali, Chief of Coronavirus Combat Headquarters of Tehran, has said Friday studies show that between 14 to 20 percent of the residents of the Iranian capital have already contracted the coronavirus. Speaking on a live news program Zali said the highest number of cases and fatalities were found in District Four of Tehran which is the most …

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