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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Iranian activists condemn execution of wrestler

Al-Monitor – Iranian activists have condemned the Islamic Republic of Iran for the execution of Navid Afkari, who was recently sentenced to death for the killing of a government official. Afkari’s mother released a video shortly after his sentence saying that Afkari and his two brothers, who also received long sentences, were tortured into confessions during their imprisonment. Afkari had …

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Iran summons German ambassador after condemning execution of wrestler Navid Afkari

Al-Arabia – Iran’s foreign ministry on Monday summoned Germany’s ambassador over tweets condemning the execution of a wrestler, accused of murdering a man during a wave of anti-government protests in 2018. The ministry “strongly condemned” the tweets and told German envoy Hans-Udo Muzel that the reaction was considered to be an “interference in the internal affairs” of Iran, according to an …

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Iran’s Offer of Nuclear Cooperation is a Sham

gatestoneinstitute.org – This effort [lifting the arms embargo on Iran] has prompted Iran to launch a diplomatic offensive to have the arms embargo lifted, a move that would allow Tehran to increase its ability to supply arms to terror groups such as Hizbollah and Hamas, as well as the Houthi rebels in Yemen fighting US-backed coalition forces “Iran is desperate …

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EU Adds Its Voice To International Outcry Over Iranian Wrestler’s Execution

Radiofarda – The European Union has joined the chorus of condemnation against Iran’s execution of a champion wrestler convicted of murder. Iranian authorities say Navid Afkari, 27, was executed on September 12 following a trial that was condemned by human rights groups as fraudulent. Afkari was convicted of killing a security guard with the government’s water and sewage department in …

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Iran Says 1,044 Centrifuges Active At Underground Plant

Radiofarda -The head of Iran’s atomic agency said Sunday that 1,044 centrifuges were active at the Fordow uranium enrichment plant, in line with steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal. The suspension of all enrichment at the underground facility near the Shiite holy city of Qom was one of the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities that it accepted …

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Rial at its Lowest Against Dollar, Again

Radiofarda – The Iranian rial fell to a record low against the U.S. dollar on Saturday as the Islamic Republic’s economy struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic and U.S. sanctions. Several media outlets and Telegram channels allocated to forex news in Iran reported that the dollar’s price in the Tehran foreign exchange market again reached the record level of 260,000 rials. …

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Once An American Foe, Now A Friend: OPEC Turns 60

Radiofarda – In 1973, Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries brought the U.S. economy to its knees. Now, the cartel created 60 years ago is more likely to do Washington’s bidding. Since Saudi Arabia and other Arab OPEC members imposed their famous oil embargo as retribution for U.S. support for Israel during the Yom Kippur War, shifts …

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US, Iran Battle Over Sanctions At World Court

Radiofarda – The United States and Iran will face off at the UN’s top court on Monday in the latest round of a battle over sanctions on Tehran reimposed by President Donald Trump. The United States and Iran will face off at the UN’s top court on Monday in the latest round of a battle over sanctions on Tehran reimposed …

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Judge Responsible For Filtering Internet Sentenced For Corruption

Radiofarda – A former investigator judge with the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office, Bijan Qassemzadeh Sangroudi, is sentenced to “permanent dismissal from government service, ten years in prison, confiscation of properties achieved through bribery, and payment of a fine” for receiving bribery from local news outlets in Iran, as reported on Saturday, September 12. Qasemzadeh’s name was mentioned in the high-profile legal …

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Analysts See Israel-Bahrain Peace Deal as Protection Against Iran

VOA – Israelis are delighted the government has reached another peace deal with an Arab country, this time Bahrain, following last month’s agreement with the United Arab Emirates.  Analysts say the Gulf states see the deals as a way to discourage potential attacks from Iran.  But Palestinians are furious at the deal, calling Bahrain’s move “another knife in the back.”  …

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