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Monthly Archives: December 2020

At Least Six Fighters Reported Killed In Israeli Strikes In Syria

RFL/RE – A British-based group monitoring the Syrian conflict says least six Iran-backed fighters have been killed in an Israeli rocket attack in central Syria.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on December 25 that the Israeli attack launched in the province of Hama also destroyed depots and rocket-manufacturing facilities belonging to pro-Iranian militias.Earlier, the official Syrian news agency SANA …

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Human Rights Organizations Enter the Fray in Iran’s Vaccine Debate

Iranwire.com – The question of acquiring a coronavirus vaccine continued to dominate the news on Wednesday, December 23. Iranian officials continued to make promises without mentioning any specifics, and the hashtag #Buy_the_Vaccine continues to trend on social media. “Despite all the pressures and difficulties, we will buy the vaccine from the best and most trustworthy sources in the world,” said Health Minister …

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Biden Meddles with Donald Trump’s Middle East Legacy at his Peril

gatestoneinstitute.org – It is worth remembering that, when President Trump took office, the region was still reeling from the dire consequences of former US President Barack Obama’s inept and naive handling of the region. By early January 2017, when Mr Trump took office, Iran was squandering the tens of billions of dollars it received for signing the nuclear deal, which …

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Iran Says It Won Approval From U.S. To Transfer Money To Buy COVID Vaccines

RFL/RE – Iran has won approval from the United States to use foreign currency reserves it holds abroad to buy coronavirus vaccines despite U.S. sanctions on Iranian banks, the central bank chief said on December 24.Abdolnaser Hemmati said the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control approved the transfer to a Swiss bank.Hemmati said Iran would pay around $244 …

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Soheil Arabi arraigned with trumped up charges in Shahr-e Rey Courthouse

Iran-HRM – Prisoner of conscience Soheil Arabi was arraigned with new charges through a video conference by Branch 8 of Shahr-e Rey Courthouse on Wednesday, December 23, 2020. As a punishment, Mr. Arabi was relocated from the Great Tehran Penitentiary to Rajaishahr Prison on September 18 this year. He was held in solitary confinement for 33 days and subsequently transferred …

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Trump Warns Iran Over Rocket Attacks on Embassy in Iraq

VOA – U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Iran against any attack on U.S. military or diplomatic personnel in Iraq, days after suspected Iran-backed Iraqi militia launched a barrage of rockets at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone.  The warning, issued on Twitter on December 23, came after top U.S. national-security officials met to prepare a range of …

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Weekly Khamenei Report: Playing Poker With an Empty Hand

Iranwire.com – A key tactic when playing poker is that when your opponent is on the offensive, and plays one strong hand after another, you bide your time and don’t make any risky moves. You remain patient and wait until you have a strong hand – then you attack. The same is true in chess; when your opponent is strong you wait until …

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Mohammad Mokhtari’s Son Recalls The Murder Of His Father In 1998

RFL/RE – “One of the nightmares of my life that always recurs is that [my father’s murder] seems to happen again and again in my sleep, while I struggle to find a way to stop it.” This has been Sohrab Mokhtari’s nightmare for the past 22 years. Sohrab is the son of Mohammad Mokhtari, a writer and member of the …

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Increasing concerns over fate and conditions of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee

Iran-HRM – Fate and conditions of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee remain uncertain, 11 days since she was brutalized and relocated by force from Qarchak Prison and taken to Ward 2A of Evin Prison. By Wednesday, December 23, 2020, it is eleven days that there is no information available on the fate and conditions of Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee. On Sunday, December 13, twenty male …

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