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Monthly Archives: September 2020

Iran To Fund The Fortification Of Syrian Air Defense

Radiofarda – A senior spokesman for the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces says Iran plans to fortify Syria’s air defense. Speaking to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)-linked Fars news agency, Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said on Tuesday, September 22 that Syria made the request during the recent visit of the Chief of General Staff of the Iranian …

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US Grants Iraq New 60-Day Waiver to Import Iranian Gas

VOA – The U.S. has granted Iraq a 60-day extension to a sanctions waiver allowing it to import Iranian gas for its crippled power grids, an Iraqi official told AFP on Wednesday. Baghdad relies on gas and electricity imports from its neighbor Tehran to supply about a third of its electricity sector, worn down by years of conflict and poor …

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Relocation of Arab Political Prisoners Raises Concern About Secret Execution

Iran-HRM – Four Arab political prisoners have been transferred to an undisclosed location from Sheiban Prison in Ahwaz, in the southwest province of Khuzestan. On Thursday, September 17, Ali Motiri, Ali Khasraji, 27, Hossein Silavi, 31, and Ali Mojadam, 39, were transferred from Sheyban prison to an unknown location. The death sentences for Motiri, Khasraji and Silavi have already been confirmed …

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Iran reportedly loading Venezuelan oil for sale abroad

Al-Monitor – An Iranian fuel tanker has reportedly reached Venezuela and is loading the South American country’s oil for sale abroad, despite continued US efforts to stop such transfers. The Iran-flagged vessel Honey is currently docked in Venezuela, the financial news outlet Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. It is loading Venezuelan crude oil to be sold in Asia. Last week, the ship, which …

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COVID-19 cases in Iran at all-time high as ‘third wave flares up’

PayvandNews – The new cases of coronavirus in Iran hit an all-time high on Tuesday amid a warning by Health Minister Saeed Namaki that the third wave of the pandemic has just flared up in the country. Over the past 24 hours, 3,712 new cases of the disease were identified and 178 deaths were registered, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima-Sadat Lari …

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The U.S. remains deeply concerned for the well-being of Nasrin Sotoudeh

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement Morgan Ortagus the Spokesperson for the US Secretary of State stated that ” The U.S. remains deeply concerned for the well-being of Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been recently hospitalized in prison. We stand with Nasrin in her steadfast fight for human rights in Iran and call for her release. We condemn the ​regime’s barbarous …

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Beyond The pale For Zaghari-Ratcliffe To Return To Detention, UK Says

(Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said it would be beyond the pale for Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to be returned to detention in Iran at this time. He added that Britain was still enagaged in a process of paying back a debt it owns to Iran but that this was “not linked but in parallel” to the …

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Narges Mohammadi’s Letter from Prison: “The lives of people on death row are in danger”

CHRI – “The regime…knows no legal, logical or religious bounds in denying the rights of dissidents” Prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi, imprisoned in Iran since 2015 for her peaceful defense of civil and political liberties, has written an impassioned letter from prison in which she speaks out against “not only the killing of protesters in the streets in recent years, …

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A Cat On Stage Leads To Banning A Play In Tehran

Radiofarda – The presence of a cat in a play staged in Tehran by the prominent Iranian director Mohammad Rahmanian has unleashed the country’s censorship authorities to ban the production. The six-episode play, “Love in Days of Corona [virus],” starring Mahtab Nasirpour, Sima Tirandaz, and Behnoosh Tabataba’ei, was staged at the Bagh (Graden) Cafe in the Roudaki Complex. After just …

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