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Monthly Archives: July 2020

US Is Committed To Defending Arab States In The Persian Gulf, Pompeo Says

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has reiterated that Washington is committed to providing security help for the Persian Gulf Arab countries in the face of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s increasing missile capability. Responding to a question during a briefing for foreign reporters July 9, Pompeo stressed that Washington is working in “more than one way” with …

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Suspicions Mount Of Foreign Hand In Fire At Sensitive Iranian Nuclear Site

RFL/RE – There is growing support among outside security experts for the notion that an “incident” at Iran’s main nuclear-enrichment facility last week was an act of sabotage in a shadow war aimed at setting back Tehran’s nuclear activities.Many analysts believe that a foreign state, possibly Israel, was behind the July 2 fire at the Natanz facility in Iran’s central …

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Frustrated Iran Health Minister Warns Of ‘Insurrection’ Amid Pandemic

Radiofarda – In highly charged comments the Islamic Republic health minister barraged top Iranian officials with criticism on Wednesday, July 8, accusing them of “negligence,” having no economic plan, and “losing control” over the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus in the country. The president, intelligence agents, and security forces should “think about people’s livelihoods and how to prevent an “insurrection,” …

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Blast Reported In Western Tehran, Officials Deny

Al-Arabia – An explosion was heard in western Tehran early on June 10, Iran’s state broadcaster IRIB and the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported, citing social media. However, officials denied there was any blast in that part of the Iranian capital. IRIB said power was cut in the area of the city suburbs where the blast allegedly occurred. The report …

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Pompeo Calls UN Expert’s Conclusions On Soleimani Killing ‘Spurious’

RFL/RE – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has defended a U.S. drone strike that killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq early this year, after a UN expert deemed it as “unlawful.” In a statement on July 9, Pompeo rejected the conclusions of Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary, or arbitrary executions, as “spurious.” He …

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Iran Court Sentences Seven Political Activists to Prison

Iran-HRM – A revolutionary court in Tehran has sentenced seven political activists to prison.The verdict was issued by the Branch 29 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court headed by judge Seyyed Ali Mazloum. Farangis Masloumi was sentenced to 6 years, after being charged with “assembly and collusion to commit a crime through contacting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)” and …

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IHR Report: 123 Executions in First Six Months of 2020 in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – At least 123 people were executed in different parts of Iran in the first six months of 2020. One of the executions recorded was carried out in public and another shot by a firing squad in front of a number of civilians in prison. Of the executions, only 36 were announced by local media and officials. …

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Iran: Man Executed for Drinking Alcohol

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A prisoner was executed in Mashhad Central Prison for drinking alcohol yesterday. Once again, Iran Human Rights calls on the international community to pay more attention to the human rights abuses, and in particular, the execution of death sentences in Iran. Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, director of IHR said: “with this execution, the Islamic Republic’s judicial system has …

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