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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Iran: “American Soil is Now Within the Range of Iranian Bombs”

gatestoneinstitute.org – One day after the United Nations Security Council voted in favor of lifting the arms embargo on Iran, for instance, the ruling mullahs unveiled a ballistic missile that reportedly can reach the United States. The report [by Iran’s state-controlled Afkar News] boasted about the damage that the Iranian regime could inflict on the US: “By sending a military …

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We Cannot Sell Even A Drop of Oil, Iran Deputy President Laments

Radiofarda – In unprecedented remarks, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, the Vice President of Iran and Head of the Budget and Planning Organization, lamented that “Tehran cannot sell even a drop of oil.” In unprecedented remarks, Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, the Vice President of Iran and Head of the Budget and Planning Organization, lamented that “Tehran cannot sell even a drop of oil.” Speaking at …

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Trump Urges Iran Not To Execute Iranian Wrestler

Radiofarda -U.S. President Donald Trump has called on Iran to reverse an execution sentence against a wrestler convicted of murder during anti-government protests in 2018.“Hearing that Iran is looking to execute a great and popular wrestling star, 27-year-old Navid Afkarai, whose sole act was an anti-government demonstration on the streets. They were protesting the ‘country’s worsening economic situation and inflation,'” …

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Coronavirus: Iran’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 22,000, cases spike to 382,772

Al-Arabia – Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose by 118 to 22,044 health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Friday, with the total number of identified cases spiking to 382,772. Read the latest updates in our dedicated coronavirus section.Sima Sadat Lari said that 2,026 new cases were identified in the last 24 hours in Iran, one of the worst-hit …

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German Judges Association Awards Iranian Rights Lawyer On Hunger Strike In Prison

Radiofarda – The German Judges Association (DRB) has awarded its Human Rights Prize to the Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh who is currently on a hunger strike in an Iranian prison in protest to the conditions of political prisoners. “Nasrin Sotoudeh has become a symbol of the Iranian civil rights movement through her courage and tireless commitment to human …

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Sweden Supports Call For Full Investigation Of Iran’s Torture Of Protesters

Radiofarda – Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde said on Wednesday that her country supports Amnesty International’s call for a full investigation of alleged human rights violations following the 2019 protests in Iran Linde tweeted that the Amnesty International report released Wednesday painted a grim picture of serious violations following the protests, adding, “[We] support the call for a full investigation …

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Iranian Truck Carrying Heroin Seized at Azerbaijan Border

Radiofarda – The Operation and Investigation Office of Azerbaijan’s Southern Territorial Main Customs Department says that it has seized a truck carrying 305 kilograms (approximately 670 pounds) of heroin near the country’s border with Iran. The seized parcels are valued at 22 million euros (more than $26 million) on the region’s black market, according to local Azeri news outlets. According …

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Pompeo Talks With Swiss Counterpart Ahead Of Official Visit To Tehran, Thanks For Serving As Protecting Power

Radiofarda – In a statement on Wednesday the U.S. State Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has in a phone thanked Swiss Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis as the U.S. protecting power in Iran and assistance in repatriating imprisoned U.S. citizens from Iran. “Secretary Pompeo thanked Foreign Minister Cassis for Switzerland’s continued and constructive role as our …

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Coronavirus Ravaging Prisons in Iran, Human Rrights Group Says

Radiofarda – The Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran (ABC), an international human rights organization, has accused Iran of hiding facts about the dire conditions in prisons across Iran amid the deadly coronavirus pandemic. The ABC’s new report, published on Wednesday, September 2, on its website, is based on testimonies presented by dozens of inmates, attorneys, and informed …

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