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Monthly Archives: July 2020

More Questions About Mahan Air Flight As Iran’s Judiciary Calls For Aggressive Diplomacy

Radiofarda – Issues relating to the interception of an Iranian airliner by U.S. fighter jets on Thursday June 23 have been playing out in Iran’s domestic scene while questions continue to be raised about ambiguities mainly as a result of Iran’s secretive behavior. Meanwhile, officials of Iran’s hardliner dominated Judiciary appeared to be exerting pressure on President Hassan Rouhani’s administration …

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Iran Jails 20 Protesting Downing Of Ukrainian Plane, None Sentenced From Military

Radiofarda – Iran’s Revolutionary Courts have in the past six months sentenced twenty individuals who participated in peaceful protests against the downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January to prison terms totaling more than 23 years. However, none of the people responsible for the incident have yet been named or put on trial. In the most recent instance, Branch …

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Iran’s New Make-believe Diplomacy

gatestoneinstitute.org – Now, however, it seems that, for the first time, the Khomeinist ruling elite is beginning to understand that it can neither reshape the world nor join it on its own antediluvian terms. Unable to admit that reality, the Tehran ruling elite is trying to conjure a fantasy world in which the Islamic Republic retains some relevance. Zarif is …

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IOPHR decries the lack of independence of Iran’s judiciary, and its collaborations in human right violations of the Iranian Regime

Shabtabnews – In a today’s statement “The international organisation to preserve human rights (IOPHR) decries the lack of independence of Iran’s judiciary, and its collaborations in human right violations of the Iranian Regime, despite the provisions within the Iranian Constitution requiring the Judiciary to uphold individual and social rights.” The statement further states ” history of the Iranian judiciary over …

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Exiled Queen Says Islamic Republic Has Brought ‘Poverty, Hunger’ To Iran

Radiofarda – Iran’s former Queen Farah Pahlavi in a statement, issued on the 40th anniversary of her husband’s death, says Iran has turned into a “poor, needy and hungry” country after forty years of “misconduct, mismanagement and corruption” by the Islamic Republic. The last king of Iran, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi died in 1980 after being overthrown by revolutionaries in …

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Iranian Writers Association Condemns Arrest Of Poet, Warns About His Health

Radiofarda – The Iranian Writers’ Association (IWA) has condemned the detention of a poet and translator, Milad Jannat, and demanded the release of all other political and ideological prisoners in the clergy-dominated Iran. Intelligence agents stormed Mr. Jannat’s residence on Thursday, July 23, ransacked his house, and detained him. Hours after Mr. Jannat’s arrest, the IWA said in a statement …

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US Joint Chiefs Visits Israel Amid Tensions With Iran, Hezbollah

Radiofarda – The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley paid an unannounced visit to Israel on July 24 and met with senior Israeli military and intelligence officials. Israeli media say the unexpected trip came amid rising tensions on Israel’s northern border and the possibility of a military showdown with the Lebanese Hezbollah, which is supported …

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Rouhani Says Religious Ceremonies To Be Held Despite Pandemic In Iran

Radiofarda – The Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday stressed the importance of holding Muharram mourning ceremonies everywhere, even in coronavirus hotspots, but also underlined that social distancing protocols including wearing masks should be observed. Shiites around the world hold huge mourning ceremonies on the lunar anniversary of the death of Imam Hossein (Hussain ibn Ali), the grandson of the …

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