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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Drastic Changes In Diets Of Iranian Households

Radiofarda – A new report by the Islamic Republic’s National Nutrition & Food Technology Research Institute (NNFTRI) shows that many Iranian families have either drastically reduced eating red meat, chicken and fish, eggs, and dairy products or eliminated them entirely from their dinner tables. NNFTRI’s research was conducted in the second quarter of 2020 and included more than 22,000 urban …

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US Sanctions Companies for Allegedly Supporting Iranian Petrochemical Company

VOA – The United States has sanctioned several companies for allegedly allowing the shipment and sale of Iranian petrochemicals. Six companies headquartered in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates were sanctioned for supporting Triliance Petrochemical Co., Ltd., a Hong Kong-based dealer with operations in Iran, China, the UAE and Germany, the Treasury Department announced Thursday. The U.S. blacklisted Triliance Petrochemical in …

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Iran prepares for a third wave of coronavirus outbreak

Even as the number of coronavirus deaths has fallen in the last few weeks, Iranian officials are warning that the country will soon witness a third wave. According to Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari, Iran had almost 2,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total documented infections in the country to 380,000. Also in the last 24 hours, …

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Presumed Israeli Strikes Kill 16 Pro-Iran Fighters In Syria: Monitor

Radiofarda – Presumed Israeli air strikes on eastern Syria killed 16 Iran-backed fighters Thursday, a war monitor said, hours after Damascus said it intercepted Israeli missiles fired at a central air base. Those killed were “Iraqi paramilitary fighters loyal to Iran, seven of whom were killed outside the city of Mayadeen,” Rami Abdul Rahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory …

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294 Foreign Nationals Died Of Covid-19 In Iran According To Deputy Interior Minister

Radiofarad – Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari says COVID-19 has infected 2,852 foreign nationals in Iran, and that 294 of them have died of the virus. Speaking on Tuesday, September 1, Zolfaqari cited the country’s measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus by the visitors and refugees, saying an average of 672,000 illegal foreign nationals in Iran are “deported …

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Iran Looks To China For Development Of Intranet

Radiofarda – The head of the Council and Internal Affairs Commission of the Iranian Parliament, Mohammad Saleh Jokar, says that launching an Iranian national intranet is included in the new partnership being planned between Iran and China. Speaking to the pro-reform website Entekhab (Choice), Jokar said on Tuesday, September 1 that Tehran had welcomed the cooperation of countries such as …

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Iranian Press-Freedom Awardee Sentenced To More Than Four Years In Prison

RFL/RE – Iranian journalist Mohammad Mosaed has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison in what the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) described as a further attempt by the authorities to try to “suppress the truth.” Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court also banned Mosaed from conducting journalism activities and from using all communications devices for two years, the …

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Iran: Zartosht Ahmadi-Ragheb Ends Hunger Strike After Furlough From Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Zaratosht Ahmadi-Ragheb, a civil activist imprisoned in the Greater Tehran Penitentiary (Fashafuyeh), who had been on hunger strike for almost 80 days, has ended it after being sent on leave. According to Iran Human Rights, last night, Zartosht was released on temporary leave from the Greater Tehran Penitentiary on 1st September. The 19 day furlough …

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