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Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Revolutionary Guards Are Poised to Take Over Iran

foreignaffairs.com – Anew saying is making the rounds in Iran: power is being sucked away from heads to toes, which is to say, from men who wear turbans to men who wear boots. Iran’s new parliament furnishes the most recent evidence. Its speaker, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, is a former brigadier general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Two-thirds of the parliament’s presiding …

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Iranian Vessel Loads With Venezuelan Alumina, Sources Tell Reuters

Radiofarda – An Iranian-flagged vessel loaded a cargo of alumina in Venezuela this month after delivering supplies for an Iranian supermarket in the South American nation, three sources familiar with the shipment said, in the latest sign of closer ties between the U.S.-sanctioned nations. Reuters could not determine who the customer for the alumina cargo was, nor where it was …

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Foreign Minister Of Saudi Arabia, Iran’s Chief Rival, Visits Iraq To Expand Ties

Radiofarda – Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan visited Iraq on Thursday, August 27, for the first time since he was appointed the kingdom’s foreign minister last year. Referring to the visit on his Facebook page, Faisal bin Farhan also mentioned his meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who recently visited the United States. Saudi Arabia wants to enhance …

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Pompeo Says UN Sanctions Against Iran Will Return On September 20

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated Thursday, August 27, that the United Nations sanctions against the Islamic Republic will return on September 20. In a tweet Pompeo once again noted, ” Last week, the U.S. triggered the 30-day process to restore virtually all @UN sanctions on Iran after the Security Council failed to uphold its mission to …

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Four Men Indicted By US Attorneys For Conspiring To Sell Iranian Oil To China

Radiofarda – Federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania indicted four American men August 27 allegedly conspiring to buy Iranian crude oil for a Chinese refinery as part of a scheme to circumvent U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Nicholas Hovan, 34, Daniel Ray Lane, 39, Robert Thwaites, 30, and Zhenyu Wang, 39, allegedly devised a plan to illegally buy the Iranian crude …

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Health Of Jailed Iranian Rights Activist On Hunger Strike Deteriorates

Radiofarda – The husband of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent lawyer and human rights activist who is on hunger strike at Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, said Thursday her health has badly deteriorated after seventeen days of refusing food. Ms. Sotoudeh went on a hunger strike on August 11 to protest the “unfair” and “illegal” conditions of political prisoners in Iran and …

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Who Are The Potential Reformist Candidates For Iran’s 2021 Presidential Election?

Radiofarda – Most assessments and predictions so far about Iran’s next presidential elections have taken a conservative victory for granted. Many media outlets have published lists of conservative candidates for the June 18, 2021 elections from among veteran politicians who have already held high offices, as well as younger neo-cons who entered the Iranian Parliament as recently as in May …

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Iran Says Home-Grown Search Engine Project Has Failed

Radiofarda – Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi on Wednesday admitted that “as shown by the incidents in November” the home-grown search engine cannot has failed and cannot meet the expectations. In November 2019 anti-regime protests broke out across the country when the government raised fuel prices three-fold. During the protests, authorities shut down the global web access for several …

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What’s next for Russia-Iran military partnership?

Al-Monitor – Russia’s dialogue with Iran has emerged as one of the most dynamic fronts of Moscow’s diplomacy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif visited Moscow twice this summer — first in June and then in July — to discuss the future of the nuclear deal, as well as the coordinated response to the American campaign to extend …

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Only 74 international travelers visit Iran during spring

PayvandNews – The number of foreign travelers to Iran has drastically plunged due to the global coronavirus pandemic as the Islamic Republic registered only 74 visits during the spring season. “Iran’s [inbound] tourism came to almost zero and the country had 74 foreign tourists in the first three months of this [Iranian calendar] year (started on March 20), due to …

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