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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Ambassador To Visit Australian-British Scholar Jailed In Iran

Radiofarda – A Judiciary official has said that jailed Australian-British citizen Kylie Moore-Gilbert whose health and circumstances at the notorious Qarchak Prison has caused serious concerns will be visited by the Australian ambassador to Tehran on Sunday. In a tweet on Wednesday Mehdi Keshtdar, the managing director of the Judiciary’s Mizan News Agency, said Gilbert-Moore is “in good health”. “By …

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Large Fire In Tehran Commercial Area Engulfs Warehouses

Radiofarda – Tehran’s fire department says a huge blaze broke out this morning in a large commercial area housing depots for various manufactured goods. The local ISNA new website quoted a fire department official who said the blaze started before 11:00 am and fire trucks rushed to the scene at Fadaiyan-e-Islam Street within minutes. They discovered a warehouse and docks …

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Iran To Recruit 10,000 Health Workers To Fill In For 6,000 Infected With Coronavirus

Radiofarda -As the number of health care professionals falling victim to COVID-19 is soaring in Iran, the government will be recruiting of 10,000 to join the country’s Ministry of Health, its contractors, and affiliated companies. The head of Plan and Budget Organization (PBO), Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, announced Thursday evening that the new workforce would serve under the Ministry of Health …

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US Adds Materials To Metals Sanctions Against Iran

Radiofarda – The United States has expanded sanctions against Iran’s metals industry, adding 22 materials to the U.S. sanctions regime, a move that allows Washington to blacklist any company or entity that transfers the materials to Iran. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement in a statement on July 30, calling it a “major expansion” of the Iran metals-related sanctions …

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Iranian Media Name Potential Candidates For 2021 Presidential Election

Radiofarda – Nine months before the next presidential election in Iran, concerns over the coronavirus pandemic has pushed competition over the post of president of the Islamic Republic to backstage. Unofficial campaigning for presidential election in Iran usually starts as early as the inauguration of the second term of the incumbent President. Iranian media have lined up possible candidates several …

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Pompeo Warns Of UN Sanctions Snapback If Iran Arms Ban Ends

Radiofarda – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday gave his clearest indication yet that the United States would seek to force UN sanctions on Iran if an arms embargo lapses. Russia and China, two of the Permanent Five nations that enjoy veto power on the Security Council, want the UN embargo on selling conventional weapons to Iran to end …

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Hardliner Politician In Iran Reportedly Gets Light Sentence After Accusation Of Rape

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Supreme Court has reportedly acquitted a former member of parliament, Salman Khodadadi, of rape but sentenced him to 99 lashes, and banned him for two years from serving in public positions, for having an “illegitimate affair.” Daily Etemad reported on July 30, that the report has not yet been officially confirmed or denied. …

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Iran’s Khamenei Rejects Talks With U.S. Over Missile, Nuclear Programs

Radiofarda – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ruled out negotiations with Washington over Tehran’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs, calling the United States “Iran’s main enemy.” “America’s brutal sanctions on Iran are aimed at collapsing our economy…..Their aim is to limit our influence in the region and to halt our missile and nuclear capabilities,” Khamenei said on July …

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