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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Lebanese Man and Daughter With Connections To Hezbollah Shot Dead In Tehran

Radiofarda – Iranian news agencies on Saturday confirmed earlier social media reports that a Lebanese man and his daughter with possible connection with Lebanese Hezbollah were shot dead in their car. The murder took place near the house of Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, the former Deputy Commander of Iraq’s Popular Recruiting Forces (IPRF), on Friday night. Al-Muhandis himself was killed on …

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Trump And Macron Discuss Extension Of Iran Arms Embargo

Radiofarda – The White House said in a statement on August 7 that President Donald Trump spoke with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, about the recent explosion in Beirut and the extension of Iran’s arms embargo. In a tweet on Friday, the Special Assistant to the president and the White House Deputy Secretary, Judd Deere, said the two leaders expressed …

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Hezbollah Denies Storing Weapons At Beirut Port Depot

Radiofarda – Hezbollah’s leader on Friday denied accusations that his Iran-backed movement has arms warehoused at Beirut port, calling for an investigation into the biggest explosion to hit the Lebanese capital. In a televised speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah called Tuesday’s explosion “an exceptional event” that required unity and calm. The heavily armed Shi’ite Hezbollah would make its political position clear …

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Rouhani’s ‘Good News’ May Refer To Finalization Of FATF Laws

Radiofarda – Two members of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce have said that the “good news” Rouhani on Wednesday said should be expected “if approved” by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is a hint at the possible approval of the bills that allow Iran to join the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). “There are rumors that the economic breakthrough that the President …

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Tensions Between Israel, Iran Mount Following Strikes in Syria

VOA – Tensions between Israel and Iran have been rising quickly in recent days as Israeli forces face off with Iranian-backed militants across the Jewish state’s borders with Lebanon and Syria. This week, those tensions spiked further when several fighters – including militants – were killed when unidentified warplanes attacked a Syrian base near the Iraqi border. Linda Gradstein reports …

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Four Christian converts sentenced to 13 years in prison

Iran-HRM – Four Christian converts were sentenced to a total of 13 years in prison. They were Ramin Hassanpour, Hadi Rahimi, Cathrine Sajjadpour, and Sakineh Behjati. All of them were from Rasht, the capital of Gilan Province. Ramin Hassanpour was sentenced to five years in prison, and his wife, Cathrine (Saeedeh) Sajjadpour, was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. Moslem (Hadi) …

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Iran: China’s Newest Colony?

gatestoneinstitute.org – The deal is a clear win for China; the $400 billion will be invested over 25 years, which is a small amount of money for the second-largest economy in the world. China will also have full authority over Iran’s islands, gain access to Iran’s oil at a highly discounted rate and increase its influence and presence in almost …

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Google closes YouTube accounts linked to Iranian government

Al-Monitor – Google took action against Iranian government accounts for coordinated activity, the tech giant announced Wednesday. The move follows similar actions by Facebook and coincides with Twitter rolling out labels for select government accounts on its platform. Google announced it terminated 16 YouTube accounts in April that were allegedly linked to the Iranian state-sponsored International Union of Virtual Media network. …

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Expanding the horizons of the kamancheh

en.qantara.de – German-Iranian Misagh Joolaee was recently recognised for widening the scope of playing the Persian spiked fiddle with the German Record Critics’ Award. Mariam Brehmer listened to his new album The kamancheh, also known as the Persian spiked fiddle, is a mainstay in Iranian art music and has been popularised on the international stage by the virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor. This delicate bowed …

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