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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Any new Iran deal must include regional partners, including the Gulf: GCC chief

Al-Arabia – The security of the region is an indivisible one and therefore any further discussion on the Iran nuclear deal must include the opinion of all countries including the Gulf countries, the Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council told Al Arabiya during a special interview. “We clearly expressed with no ambiguity regarding the Iranian nuclear file and the …

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New Team in Washington: Beyond Tokenism

gatestoneinstitute.org – But what does the term “minority” mean in a democracy based on equal citizenship for all? The term minority denotes “less-ness” compared to the “more-ness” of another entity. However, how could one regard some citizens of a democratic state as “less” than other fellow citizens? [T]he United States is about “We the People,” not “We the Minorities”. Democracy …

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Hounded Beyond The Grave: Dead Iranian Dissidents Not Allowed To Rest In Peace

RFL/RE – It’s an ordeal that many hundreds of Iranian mothers and fathers have had to endure for decades.Many wander from cemetery to cemetery looking for the unmarked graves of their dead children.If they’re lucky enough to find the burial spots of a relative they crouch over it, hoping their loved ones might be resting in peace. They often decorate …

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COVID-19: Ukraine, Georgia, And Iran Make Progress In Acquiring Vaccines

RFL/RE – COVID-19 vaccination programs in Ukraine, Georgia, and Iran were given a boost over the weekend as health officials announced progress in getting their populations inoculated.Ukraine’s deputy health minister, Viktor Lyashko, said on January 30 that his country will receive 117,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech shot in February via COVAX, a facility coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO) …

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Officials Give No Explanation for Air Raid Sirens in Tehran

Iranwire – In the evening of Friday, January 29, air raid sirens went off across parts of Tehran, a passenger plane landed in Baku, capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, instead of Tehran, and access to some government and public websites was cut off in Iran. But even 20 hours after the incident, officials of the Islamic Republic had not …

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Iran Rejects New Participants, Any Talks on Nuclear Deal

VOA – Iran’s foreign ministry Saturday rejected any new negotiations or changes to the participants in Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, after French President Emmanuel Macron said any new talks should include Saudi Arabia. “The nuclear accord is a multilateral international agreement ratified by U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231, which is non-negotiable and parties to it are clear and …

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Iran Hangs Ethnic Baluchi At Center Of UN Pleas For ‘Review’

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have executed an ethnic Baluchi who was convicted of killing Iranian security forces despite a plea by the United Nations to halt his and other judicial killings after a spate of recent hangings. The Iranian judiciary’s official website reported that Javid Dehghan, 31, was hanged on January 30 for killing two members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary …

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Iran Regime’s Agents and Illegal Activities in the US

gatestoneinstitute.org – What is alarming is that Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, who has been in the US for almost 35 years, was working for the Iranian regime and getting paid [by Iran] for nearly 13 years without being detected. Afrasiabi presented himself as an independent political scientist, academic and expert. He allegedly wrote articles, including instance for The New York Times, a book, …

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Austrian MP Accuses Iran of Systematic Hostage-Taking of European Citizens

Iranwire – An Austrian politician has accused Iran of unjustly jailing and torturing Austrian citizens, and has called for European leaders to take a tougher stance on the country. Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic, a member of parliament for Austria’s Green Party (Die Grünen), described Iran’s tactic of taking dual Iranian-European citizens hostage as “provocative.” She also accused the Iranian government of not valuing the lives …

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