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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Iran holds annual war games near Strait of Hormuz

Al-Monitor – Iran is holding three days of military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz waterway, state media reported, amid heightened tensions with the United States over Washington’s push to reimpose international sanctions on Tehran. The annual exercises, called Zolfaghar-99, involve naval, air and ground forces and are taking place in a 2-million-square-meter zone in the strategic waters, state news agency IRNA said. “Implementation of …

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USCIRF request the US state department to take in consideration the 2020 report on religious freedom

shabtabnews – In a twitter statement the USCIRF asks @SecPompeo & @IRF_Ambassador request that @StateDept consider our 2020 Annual Report recommendations when determining Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) & placement on the Special Watch List (SWL). USCIRF appreciates the Senate letter to @SecPompeo & @IRF_Ambassador requesting @StateDept consider our 2020 Annual Report recommendations when determining Countries of Particular Concern (CPC) …

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With Nuclear Deal On The Line, Iran Has Plenty At Stake In The U.S. Election

RFL/RE – With the incumbent president and his main challenger deeply at odds over a 2015 nuclear deal and other aspects of policy toward Tehran, the outcome of the U.S. election on November 3 could play a powerful role in shaping Iran’s development for years to come. President Donald Trump (right) won’t return to the agreement should he win, while …

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Venezuela Gasoline Queues Grow As Iranian Tankers Take Long Route

Radiofarda – Angry Venezuelans are once again stuck in long service station lines due to rationing by President Nicolas Maduro’s government, which is awaiting fuel tankers on their way from Iran to the oil-rich but fuel-starved South American nation. Venezuela’s refineries have nearly halted operations due to years of underinvestment while U.S. sanctions meant to force the ruling Socialist Party …

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Charity Denies Relation with ‘Sultan of Tombs’

Radiofarda – Following the arrest of sultans of hard currencies, gold coins, and embezzlement, Iran is tackling the case of “sultan of tombs.” Mohammad Norouzpour, the Director-General of the Islamic Republic’s Endowment and Charity Organization (Awqaf), said that a suspect was involved in “brokering tombs,” though “it is not yet clear how many graves he has sold.” Speaking to the …

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Husband Of detained UK-Iranian Urges Govt Help After New Charges

Radiofarda – The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman detained in Tehran for sedition, on Wednesday called on the UK government to do “everything to protect her” after Iran announced she faces fresh charges. The husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman detained in Tehran for sedition, on Wednesday called on the UK government to do “everything to protect …

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Dollar Soars to Near Record Level in Iran

Radiofarda — The dollar was sold at an almost-record level of more than 250,000 rials in Tehran’s exchange market on Tuesday. Some currency price information channels, which publish the Tehran market’s daily exchange rates, even set the dollar’s price at 25,250 rials during Tuesday’s spike. Earlier on July 19, the price of the dollar hit a new record, increasing to …

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Iran Starts Military Drills Near Strategic Strait Of Hormuz

RFL/RE – Iranian armed forced have begun an annual, three-day naval exercise near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, state TV reported. The report said units from the navy, air force and ground forces were taking part in the drills on September 10 with submarines and drones to be used. Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the commander of the annual maneuver dubbed Zolfaghar-99, …

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