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Monthly Archives: July 2020

US Democratic Party Rules Out Regime Change In Iran And Supports Nuclear Deal

Radiofarda – The Iran policy part of a new draft of Democratic Party’s 2020 platform which calls for “a responsible end to forever wars” has received mixed reactions in the United States and worried some in Israel, while politicians in Iran have remained silent about It. Even compared to the party’s own platform in 2016, the new draft marks a …

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‘Illegal interference’ in downing of Ukraine plane in Iran: Ukraine deputy FM

Al-Arabia – In deciphering black boxes from the downed Ukraine plane in Iran, “illegal interference” with the plane has been confirmed, Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister wrote on Twitter on Friday. The Canadian Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday an international team examining the black boxes from the jet had completed a preliminary analysis of the data in France. The black …

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Iranian Lawmaker Says Blast At Nuclear Site Caused By ‘Security Breach’

RFL/RE – A member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of Iran’s parliament says a blast at the Natanz nuclear complex was caused by a “security breach.” Speaking on July 22, lawmaker Javad Karimi Qodusi ruled out “a strike on the complex by an external object” as the cause of the July 3 blast, appearing to deny that …

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International Team Completes Analysis of Ukrainian Jet Shot Down by Iran

VOA – An international team has completed a preliminary investigative analysis of the black boxes from a Ukrainian passenger jetliner accidentally shot down by Iran in January, Canada’s Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. “The work in Paris is finished, but the investigation is far from over. There are still many key questions that need to be answered,” board chair Katy …

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New Zealand Grants Refugee Status to Kurdish-Iranian Writer

VOA – New Zealand has granted refugee status to a Kurdish-Iranian writer who was held for about six years in an Australian-run offshore detention camp, authorities said Friday. Behrouz Boochani arrived in New Zealand about eight months ago for a literary festival as a guest speaker and stayed on after his visitor visa expired. “So, I’m very happy,” he said. …

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Iran accuses US fighter aircraft of harassing Iranian airliner over eastern Syria

Al-Monitor – Two US fighter aircraft made an “aggressive” close pass on an Iranian passenger flight over Syria today, Iran’s state media reported. The Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting originally said Mahan Air flight 1152 was harassed by Israeli aircraft as the flight was en route to Beirut, Lebanon. The broadcaster later quoted the Mahan Air pilot as saying the two …

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IOPHR Expresses concern on The human right situation in Iran.

Shabtabnews – Hamid Gharagozloo the representative of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) in Washington, D.C, in a recent virtual meeting with the Commissioner for International Freedom of Religions and other reporters of human rights organisations expressed concern about the situation of Iran’s Sunnis as well as the country’s political prisoners. According to the Kalam TV Network, as …

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Iran Spokesman Says Foreign Governments May Be Behind Cyberattacks On Facilities

Reuters – Iran’s foreign ministry said on Thursday foreign governments may have been behind recent cyberattacks on Iranian facilities, but played down the possibility of them having a role in a series of fires and explosions at military and other installations. Since late June, several fires or explosions have been reported at military, industrial and nuclear sites in Iran as …

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Body of Judge Found Dead In Romania Repatriated To Iran Along With Report

Radiofarda – A website close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council reported Wednesday that the body of Judge Gholamreza Mansouri who was found dead in Bucharest last month was delivered to Iran on Tuesday. According to Nour News, the Romanian Police has also submitted a 29-page report to Iranian authorities. However, the website claims that they have so far refused …

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