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Monthly Archives: June 2020

Key Lawmakers In Iran Begin To Corner Rouhani, Threatening To Question Him

Radiofarda – Nine committees of the Iranian parliament (Majles) have called on President Hassan Rouhani to change his administration’s policies and improve its effectiveness before it is too late. Meanwhile, Ahmad Amirabadi Farahani, a member of the Majles presidium and a member of parliament’s economic committee warned Rouhani to announce a practical plan to solve the problem of the rising cost of …

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Iran’s Khamenei Warns Of Worsening Economy If Coronavirus Remains Unchecked

RFL/RE – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned the country’s economic problems could worsen if the coronavirus spreads unchecked. Iran has struggled to curb the COVID-19 outbreak since it reported its first cases in February. It shut down nonessential businesses, closed schools, and cancelled public events in March, but the government gradually lifted restrictions from April to try …

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Work On Black Boxes Of Ukrainian Jet Downed By Iran To Start Next Month

RFL/RE – The French BEA air-accident investigation agency says “technical work” on the black boxes of a downed Ukrainian airliner is expected to kick off in France next month. The cockpit-voice and flight-data recorders of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 were the subject of an international standoff after the plane was shot down by Iran’s air defenses on January 8, …

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Iran Supreme Court Upholds Cutting the Fingers of Four Inmates in Urmia

Iran-HRM – ‌The Iranian Supreme Court upheld a ruling for cutting the four fingers of the right hands of four men in the Central Prison of Urmia, capital of West Azerbaijan Province. Three of the convicted prisoners are Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Sharifian and Mehdi Shahivand, whose sentences have been passed on to the Office for the Implementation of Verdicts of …

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The Forgotten History of Iranian Nationalism

Radiozamaneh – The origin of Iranian nationalism remains a matter of debate. Many argue that it starts with Cyrus the Great in 500 BC, but alternative views give weight to the Pahlavi Dynasty in the twentieth century. The Concept of “Iranianness” most likely has roots across several historical eras. One of the most notable periods in this discussion dates back …

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Iran-backed Katai’b Hezbollah spokesman threatens Iraqi PM following overnight raids

A security spokesman for an Iran-backed militia issued a statement on Friday threatening Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, describing him as an “American agent,” following an overnight raid on the group by security forces.The Iran-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah security spokesperson threatened al-Kadhimi with punishment, or “torture” after the raid that led to the arrest of over a dozen fighters, which sent a strong …

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Iran Oil Minister Says Gasoline Sent To Venezuela ‘Not For Free’

Radiofarda – Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Namdar-Zanganeh on Friday denied that his country has shipped gasoline to its Latin American ally for free and said Iran has already received part of the payment from Venezuela. “Some people have claimed that we gave the gasoline to Venezuela for free. We sold our gasoline to them at the market price and had …

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US Says Iran Has Not Taken Sufficient Steps To Eliminate Human Trafficking

Radiofarda – In its latest annual report on human trafficking, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday that Iran will remain on tier 3 of the U.S. list of human trafficking because it does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so. In his message in conjunction with …

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Pompeo Acknowledges Differences With Europe Over Iran Arms Embargo

Radiofarda – Acknowledging that “there are some disagreements with the Europeans over Iran’s arms embargo,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed on Thursday that talks are underway, and Washington would not allow the embargo to be lifted. Pompeo reiterated, “The United States will continue to negotiate with European countries in the coming weeks to pass a proposed resolution on the …

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Iran Pressures Psychologists To Avoid Public Discussion Of Violence Against Women

Radiofarda – State institutions in Iran are pressuring mental health workers to avoid controversial issues such as honor killings and violence against women, wife and child marriages on social media to avoid controversies about sharia laws. A psychologist who could not be named for her own safety told Radio Farda that recently a prominent colleague with great following on social …

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