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Monthly Archives: October 2020

U.S. Announces Seizure Of Iranian Weapons It Says Were En Route To Yemen

Radiofarda – The United States says it has seized a variety of missiles that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force shipped to Yemen and announced the sale of Iranian oil it seized in August before it reached Venezuela, saying the proceeds will benefit victims of terrorism. The U.S. Justice Department announced the actions on October 29, saying the …

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Iran Calls For Suing Persian Broadcasting Abroad

Radiofarda – The head of Iran’s state-run radio and television agency, Abdul-Ali Aliaskari, called on Tuesday for the prosecution of Persian-speaking channels abroad, targeting what he described “130 channels in Persian and 140 channels with ethnic Iranian accents” without pointing out which channels he is referring to. The claimed number of channels has raised eyebrows among observers. According to official …

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U.S. Sanctions Taking Last Breaths, Says Rouhani

Radiofarda – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the U.S. sanctions imposed on the nation were taking their “last breaths.” “When $50 billions of Iranian oil sales are not in the country [frozen abroad], it is obvious that the people suffer,” Rouhani told a cabinet meeting, adding that Iran is in a “state of war” and “there are …

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Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert moved to Tehran’s notorious Evin prison

Al-Arabia – An Australian academic held in Iran for more than two years has been returned to Tehran’s notorious Evin prison, friends said Friday, prompting fresh concern about her wellbeing. Kylie Moore-Gilbert – who is serving a 10-year sentence on charges of espionage – had disappeared inside Iran’s prison system a week ago, sparking frantic efforts to learn her whereabouts. …

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Criticized For Equating Cartoons Of Prophet Muhammad With Holocaust Denial

RFL/RE – In an attack on French President Emmanuel Macron’s defense of the right to show cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, which many Muslims consider disrespectful and blasphemous, Iran’s supreme leader has equated Holocaust denial with perceived insults against Islam’s prophet. The remarks by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei resulted in renewed calls on Twitter to add a warning label to Khamenei’s …

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US Sanctions Target 11 Entities, 5 People for Violating Iran Sanctions

VOA – The U.S. Treasury and State departments on Thursday announced sanctions on 11 entities in Iran, China and Singapore for buying and selling Iranian petrochemicals.  In addition, the Justice Department announced two forfeiture complaints against Iran for the recent seizures of Iranian weapons bound for Yemen and refined petroleum bound for Venezuela.  “The two forfeiture complaints allege sophisticated schemes …

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Death-row Political Prisoner Shaker Behrouz is Innocent

Iran-HRM – Death-row political prisoner Shaker Behrouz is innocent. More than 10 witnesses are prepared to testify in his favor. Political prisoner Shaker Behrouz is a death-row prisoner detained in the Central Prison of Urmia. The First Branch of the Penal Court in Urmia summoned him for a case in which he is accused of killing a member of the Revolutionary …

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Analysis: Iran frets over US vote it insists doesn’t matter

(AP) — Top officials in Iran say the upcoming U.S. election doesn’t matter, but nearly everyone else there seems to be holding their breath. The race for the White House could mean another four years of President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” campaign. Or it could bring Joe Biden, who has raised the possibility of the U.S. returning to Iran’s 2015 …

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Cyrus the Great Day

Shabtabnews – Today in accordance with an unofficial holiday in Iran that takes place on 7th of Aban, the eighth month on the Iranian calendar – usually occurring on 29 October on the Gregorian calendar many Iranians have celebrated this day. As Cyrus the Great is remembered for his contributions to human rights during his reign. On #CyrusTheGreatDay we remind ourselves of such leaders who …

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A New Nuclear Deal with Iran?

gatestoneinstitute.org – How then can the United States get around the Iranian regime’s adamant opposition to any restrictions on its nuclear or missile ambitions and secure a sound nuclear deal? Even if the United States secured a new nuclear agreement with Iran, or resuscitated the old one, what makes anyone think that Iran would honor a deal any more than …

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