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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Iran Parliament’s Economic Committee Chair Says Tehran Stock Exchange Is “Manipulated”

Radiofarda – Mohammad-Reza Pour-Ebrahimi, the Chairman of the Parliament’s Economic Committee, has repeated the allegations that Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE) is “manipulated,” furthering claims that the government of President Hassan Rouhani has manipulated the market and created a bubble the in TSE to augment its own budget deficit. The government of President Hassan Rouhani is expected to have a large …

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Union Assemblies Decreased in Tehran, Deputy Police Chief Claims

Radiofarda – Hamid Hodavand, the Deputy Commander of Tehran’s Law Enforcement, said that in the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year (beginning March 20, 2020), the number of union-related assemblies in Tehran dropped by 27 percent, compared with the same period in 2019. The state-run Iran Students News Agency (ISNA) quoted Hodavand on Friday, September 4, as …

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Explosion In Iran Injures Dozens

Radiofarda – An explosion late on September 4 has injured more than 200 people in western Iran, Iranian news agencies reported on September 5.No fatalities were reported in the incident, which happened in the rural Ilam Province.Officials said the blast was caused by the explosion of a chlorine canister being transported by truck. Driver “carelessness” was suspected, the state IRNA …

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Iranian Judge In Romania Committed Suicide, Prosecutors Say

(Reuters) – A fugitive Iranian judge whose corpse was found in a Bucharest hotel in June had committed suicide by jumping from a hotel’s 5th floor, Romanian prosecutors said on Friday. Gholamreza Mansouri, 52, fled corruption charges in Iran last year, one of several judges accused during a high-profile trial. He was found dead on June 19 in the lobby …

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Iran Dismisses Russia’s Mediation Offer, Direct Talks With US

RFL/RE – Speaking on Friday, the Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi dismissed any plans for direct talks with the United States after Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov proposed to mediate between Iran and the United States. Speaking to Tasnim News Agency, Vaezi said that Iran has already made it clear that, in order for Iran to negotiate with …

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IAEA: Iran Continues to Expand Stockpile of Enriched Uranium

VOA – Iran continues to increase its stockpile of enriched uranium in violation of limitations set in a landmark deal with world powers, but has begun providing access to sites where it was suspected of having stored or used undeclared nuclear material and possibly conducted nuclear-related activities,, the U.N.’s atomic watchdog agency said Friday.The International Atomic Energy Agency reported in …

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Jailed Activist Starts Hunger Strike After Abrupt Prison Transfer

Iran-HRM – Jailed human rights defender Behnam Mousivand, has started on a hunger strike following his abrupt transfer to Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj. Behnam Mousivand was held at ward 8 of Tehran’s Evin Prison. He was taken to the prison’s infirmary on Saturday, August 29, after showing symptoms of COVID-19 including fever and chills. Evin Prison guards took away his belongings from …

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