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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Khamenei and Rouhani Repeat the Old Rhetoric About the Future of Iran-US Relations

iranwire.com – The Supreme Leader has come out of quarantine to put an end to speculation that Iran could re-enter negotiations with the United States following the election of Joe Biden as the country’s 46th president. A day later, President Hassan Rouhani appeared to take a different view.  On Wednesday, November 25, speaking at a Supreme Economic Coordination Council meeting with the …

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Washington Cannot Be Trusted, Says Khamenei

Radiofarda – While blasting the European governments for their critical comments on Iran’s missile program, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made a statement on Joe Biden’s victory in the recent U.S. presidential election, claiming, “The aliens could not be relied on and it is not possible to pin hopes on them.” In comments on Tuesday, Khamenei claimed, without referencing …

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Iran’s “Chicken Crisis” and Khamenei’s Resistance Economy

iranwire.com – “This is the way to neutralize and overcome sanctions. This path may lead to difficulties and problems in the beginning, but it has a happy ending.” These were the remarks delivered by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran in one of his increasingly rare public appearances on Tuesday, November 24. At a meeting of the Supreme Economic …

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Top U.S. Envoy Says New Sanctions Against Iran Coming ‘Until The End’ Of Trump Administration

RFL/RE – As U.S. President Donald Trump’s time in office comes to a close, his outgoing administration intends to put further pressure on Iran by introducing new punitive sanctions against the U.S. adversary.On November 25, the top U.S. envoy on Iran, Elliott Abrams, announced that Trump’s sanctions strategy would continue “for another couple of months, right until the end” of …

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Prison Guards Storm Inmates in Northwest Iran Prison

Iran-HRM – Inmates in a northwest Iran prison staged riot on Wednesday over fears of contamination amid a coronavirus outbreak. Inmates in wards 1,2,3 and 4 of Urmia Prison started to protest when a prisoner identified as Hojjat Kazemzadeh set himself ablaze to protest the authorities’ prevention of his release despite his one-year sentence. Prison guards beat and brutalized the …

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Iran Continues to Pressure Dissent University Students

Iran-HRM – Iranian security forces on Monday, November 23, arrested Elham Samimi, a student at Tehran University.The security forces had previously inspected her home on October 16 and confiscated her personal belonging and those of her guests and relatives. Elham Samimi is a student of anthropology at Tehran University. The Iranian Students Trade Union Council reported that the state security …

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Letter to EU by International Organisations: Save Ahmadreza Djalali

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – In a joint letter to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, ten international rights organisations demand immediate action to save the life of Ahmadreza Djalali. The full text of the letter and list of signatories are as follows: H. E. Josep Borrell High Representative of the Union for Foreign …

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Australian-British academic reportedly released from Iranian prison

Al-Monitor – An Australian-British academic imprisoned in Iran has reportedly been released. Kylie Moore-Gilbert was freed in exchange for three Iranian prisoners, the BBC reported on Wednesday, citing Iranian state media. Moore-Gilbert, a professor of Middle East politics at Melbourne University, was arrested in 2018 when leaving Iran following a conference. She was accused of being a spy, which she …

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