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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Iran’s FM Zarif says he coordinated everything with slain commander Soleimani

Al-Arabia- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday he coordinated regional matters with slain Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Qassem Soleimani on a weekly basis. “I met with him (Soleimani) every week and we coordinated. On regional issues, whatever we did, was coordinated,” Zarif told a session of parliament. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online …

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Iran To Force Exporters To Repatriate Their Hard Currency Earnings Amid Devaluation

Radiofarda – Iran’s Central Bank Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati on Sunday said exporters who have not transferred their foreign currency earnings to the government FOREX system will be summoned for explanations. In a note about the reasons for the drastic devaluation of the national currency, Hemmati said that the deadline for declaring foreign currencies received from exports was two weeks ago …

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Iran Spending Hundreds Of Millions On Religious Shrines In Iraq And Syria

Radiofarda – The head of Iran’s Holy Shrines’ Reconstruction Headquarters, Mohammad Jalal Ma’ab, says, despite the coronavirus epidemic in Iraq, building the “Zaynab Courtyard” project in the city of Karbala “continued unabated”. According to the state-run Iran Students News Agency, ISNA, Ma’ab said that pouring concrete for the columns of the building is currently underway. Meanwhile, the Islamic Republic officials …

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Israeli Analysts Say Incident At Nuclear Facility A Message To Iran

Radiofarda – Israeli media have widely covered recent mysterious explosions in Iran, especially those related to the Islamic Republic’s military and nuclear installations, reflecting analysts’ assessments of the incidents. A mysterious explosion or fire in the early hours of July 2 destroyed a building at Natanz enrichment facility and many believe it was an Israeli operation, whether through a cyberattack …

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Iran abuses Lebanon’s ‘weaker’ state, happy Hezbollah is in control: Expert

Al-Arabia – Iran has “abused” a “weaker Lebanese state” for a long time and is happy to have Hezbollah controlling the government in Beirut, Behnam Ben Taleblu a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) told Al Arabiya in an interview. “Let’s be clear about one thing Iran has used and abused the Lebanese states for a long time. It …

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Israel Launches New Spy Satellite To ‘Monitor Iran’

RFL/RE – Israel’s Defense Ministry has announced the successful launch of a new spy satellite that the ministry said would provide high-quality surveillance for its military intelligence. Israel has been building up its surveillance capabilities to monitor enemies such as Iran, whose nuclear program Israel sees as a major threat to its security. The Defense Ministry said the Ofek-16 satellite …

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Iran Says It Is Negotiating 25-Year Bilateral Deal With China

RFL/RE – Iran has been negotiating a 25-year accord with China “with confidence and conviction,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told parliament on July 5, saying its terms will be announced once the deal is struck. Zarif insisted there was nothing secret about the prospective deal, which he said was raised publicly in January 2016 when President Xi Jinping visited …

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Iran Continues to Persecute Christian Converts With Arrests, Prison Sentences and Financial Penalty

Iran-HRM – At least 12 Iranian Christian coverts have been arrested by the intelligence agents of the Revolutionary Guards Corps in coordinated arrests across across three cities. The arrests took place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Tehran, Karaj, and Malayer. Several other Christians were sentenced prison and financial penalty in the past week. Ten masked agents on Tuesday raided the …

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Iran Records Highest Daily Death Toll from COVID-19

VOA – Iran recorded its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 within a 24-hour period, official health ministry figures showed on Sunday.  The 163 deaths reported on Sunday exceed the previous record from last Monday, when the health ministry reported 162 deaths in a day. The Islamic Republic has recorded a total of 11,571 deaths and 240,438 infections from the …

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