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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Iran: Prisoner, Kamil Ghaderi-Aghdam Executed in Naghdeh

Iran Human Rights (IHR – A prisoner sentenced to retribution in kind (death) for “premeditated murder” has been executed in Naghdeh Prison. According to Iran Human Rights, a prisoner on death row was executed in Naghdeh Prison this morning. The identity of the prisoner has been established as Kamil Ghaderi-Aghdam, who was sentenced to retribution in kind for “premeditated murder”. …

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Iran: UN experts call for the urgent release from prison of human rights defender with COVID-19 symptoms

iranhr– Iran must release human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, reportedly ill with coronavirus symptoms, and other arbitrarily detained individuals before it is too late, a group of UN human rights experts said today. The group of 16 experts expressed grave concerns that Ms. Mohammadi appears to have contracted COVID-19 in Zanjan Prison. Ms. Mohammadi has been in detention since 2015 on …

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Iran’s Sprint to the Bomb

gatestoneinstitute.org – It cannot… be a surprise that Iran is still sprinting toward deliverable nuclear weapons with the very uranium enrichment technology permitted by the 2015 agreement. While the U.S. Senate was told the deal would halt Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weaponry, the deal only camouflaged the mullahs’ ambitions to acquire it. Worse, when the deal’s provisions were to sunset …

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History repeats itself in Iran’s currency exchange market

Al-Monitor – The currency exchange market in Iran is experiencing another volatility cycle with the Iranian rial (IRR), losing its value repetitively against foreign currency. The volatility cycles have become a frequent event in Iran’s economy, and no one finds them surprising. However, the government’s response to the increased ambiguity and volatility cycles remains the same. The Iranian authorities and policymakers …

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Iran COVID-19 update, July 22nd: 2,586 new cases, 219 deaths in 24 hours

PayvandNews – The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,586 people in Iran in the past 24 hours, increasing the total cases to 281,413, said Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari on Wednesday. Speaking in her daily briefing, Lari said that 1,934 of the new confirmed cases have been hospitalized. She added that 219 people died of the disease in the …

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Ukraine Rejects ‘Human Error’ As Iran’s Explanation For Downing Jetliner

Radiofarda – Dmytro Kuleba, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, on Tuesday said Iranian representatives have promised to visit Ukraine till the end of next week to discuss compensations for the downing of its airliner in January. “I expect the Iranian side to confirm dates and members of the delegation this week. The meeting is very important to move forward and …

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Top Official Claims Part Of Iran’s ‘Blocked’ Funds Are Freed To Be Used For Imports

Radiofarda – President Hassan Rouhani’s Chief of Staff announced July 21 the “release of blocked Iranian financial assets” in some countries and maintained that these resources would be used for international payments. The official government news website, IRNA, cited Mahmoud Vaezi as saying, “The released assets will be used for addressing the concerns and problems of importers.” In other words, …

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Israeli Missile Strike Kills 5 Fighters In Syria: War Monitor

Radiofarda – Five Iran-backed fighters were killed in an Israeli missile strike south of the Syrian capital, a Britain-based war monitor said on Tuesday. The missile attack on Monday night hit weapons depots and military positions belonging to Syrian regime forces and Iran-backed militia fighters south of Damascus, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The attack wounded at …

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