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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Pompeo’s push to extend Iran arms embargo faces uphill battle at UN

Al-Monitor – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on the United Nations Security Council today to extend the conventional arms embargo on Iran indefinitely, only to face several harsh rebukes from allies and adversaries alike. While American allies in the Middle East have started to line up behind US threats to snap back multilateral sanctions on Iran should the UN …

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Iran sentences dissident journalist to death

Al-Monitor – Iran sees Rouhollah Zam as an enemy of the state in part as a result of his controversial coverage of anti-government protests in Iran; Iranian Supreme Court also upholds a five-year sentence for French-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah.  Rouhollah Zam appears in this undated photo. Photo by TWITTER/IranIntl_. Following monthslong proceedings, the Iranian judiciary has given the death penalty to …

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Discover Ghadamgah: A millennia-old place of worship embedded beneath rock cliff

PayvandNews – The creation of rock architecture across the Iranian plateau is influenced by the religious, geographical, and political atmosphere of their time. Such structures are mostly formed by dominated empires of the time. Sometimes a place of worship has continued to be served in later periods but is has been changed in their functions. Experts say one of the …

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