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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Iran Parliament’s Research Arm Says U.S. Sanctions Are Here To Stay

Radiofarda – In a new report published on July 28, the Iranian Parliament’s Research Center (MRC) has said that U.S. sections are expected to remain in effect in mid and even long terms, and longstanding strategies to cope with them are required. “The United States’ sanctions target the key sectors of the Iranian economy earning foreign currency for the country, …

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Hook Says Iran Wants ‘Endless War’ In Yemen, Asks For Extension Of Arms Embargo

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic wants an “endless war” in Yemen, on Saudi Arabia’s southern flank, U.S. Special Representative Brian Hook told reporters in during his visit to London on Wednesday, where he is lobbying for the extension of UN’s arms embargo against Iran. The internationally enforced embargo ends in October, which would allow Tehran to buy and sell weapons …

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Two female prisoners dead at Iran’s Qarchak prison

Al-Arabia – Two female prisoners who were held at Iran’s Qarchak prison, known as the most dangerous and worst prison in the country, have died by suicide over the last ten days with another one surviving a suicide attempt, according to a rights group. HRANA identified the prisoner as Monireh Bahrami. Bahrami, who was arrested three months ago, was also …

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Coronavirus: Iran COVID-19 cases pass 300,000, says health ministry

Al-Arabia – The number of infections from the new coronavirus in Iran has reached 301,530, according to official Health Ministry figures announced on state TV on Thursday.Iran has the Middle East’s highest number of recorded COVID-19 cases and infections and deaths have risen sharply since restrictions on movement began to be eased in mid-April. For more coronavirus news, visit our …

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Iran, Hezbollah are unable to fully respond to increase in Israeli attacks: Experts

Al-Arabia – Iran and its proxies in Syria and Lebanon do not have the maneuverability to respond to increasing Israeli attacks against them and are unlikely to carry out a large-scale retaliation, said experts, ahead of the border skirmish between Hezbollah and Israel on Monday. Israel has upped its attacks on Iranian targets in the region in recent months, striking Iranian and Hezbollah positions …

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Iranian Workers Strike Amid Worsening Economy, Deadly Coronavirus Crisis

RFL/RE – Amid crushing economic conditions, demonstrations and strikes by workers have sprung up in Iran recently over unpaid wages and poor working conditions.Factory and city employees, coal miners, as well as health-care workers are among those who have been protesting in Iran in recent weeks.Many say they have not received their wages for months while others have complained about …

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Grave Concern Over Possible Secret Executions of 5 Iranian Protesters

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – According to the relatives of the five protesters arrested at the December 2017/January 2018 nationwide protests, who are being held at Isfahan Central Prison, they have not had any contact with their loved ones. The securitisation of the city of Nikbakht in Isfahan (home to the five protesters) and the statements of some officials in …

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The UN Arms Embargo against Iran Must Be Extended

gatestoneinstitute.org – “If the embargo is not renewed, this will allow Iran to import and export arms with impunity. They are already buying and selling arms on the black market, but ending the arms embargo will allow them to do so officially.” — Senior Israeli official who asked not to be named. Private interview with the author. “When the embargo… …

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Public threats against the life of Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh by Iran’s ruling regime

Shabtabnews – The International Organisation to preserve Human Rights (IOPHR), warns all security agencies in Europe, especially in France about the activities of Iranian regime’s agents. In the statement, “urges all European security agencies, especially those in France, to significantly increase their security measures in this regard. Especially, given the clandestine, and undeniable historical record of the Iranian regime for …

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Threats of IRGC agents against Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh

Shabtabnews – According to Kalam TV there are online reports that show that agents affiliated with the IRGC have threatened Dr. Seyed Mostafa Azmayesh, the director of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR). In this regard, Hamid Gharagozloo, the representative of the International Organisation to Preserve Human Rights (IOPHR) in Washington, D.C, told Kalam TV that IRGC-affiliated sites …

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