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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Coronavirus Tzar Forced to Apologize to Clergy

Iranwire – Alireza Raeesi, the National Coronavirus Taskforce’s spokesman, has backed down and apologized to the clergy and Friday imams of Qom for criticizing their apparent failure to comply with health protocols at religious ceremonies. The apology came after Raeesi faced several days of sustained attacks and even calls for him to stand trial over the comments. In a recorded message released …

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Nasrin Sotoudeh Returned to Prison Days After Heart Surgery

Iranwire – Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was yesterday returned to her cell in the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin. It came just days the attorney, who has been jailed for 34 years for her defense of civil rights activists in Iran, underwent a heart angioplasty at Pars Hospital in Tehran. Her husband Reza Khandan announced the news on Twitter, …

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The Takeaway: Who goes first in return to Iran nuclear deal?

Al-Monitor – Iran: Timing is everything on return to Iran deal Rouhani praises Biden’s ‘political experience.’ Amidst the congratulatory messages from world leaders on Joe Biden’s inauguration, Iran President Hassan Rouhani had one too.    “The new US administration understands politics and has political experience,” Rouhani said, drawing contrast with former US President Donald Trump, who “was a tower builder and did not know politics. …

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Iran’s telecom minister appears before prosecutor, released

(AP) — Iran’s judiciary released the country’s telecom minister on bail Wednesday after he was summoned for prosecution by Iran’s general prosecutor, state TV reported. The state media outlet quoted Jamal Hadian, a spokesman for the telecommunications ministry, as saying Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi appeared before a prosecutor Wednesday, was released and had already returned to his office. The office …

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2020 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize

iop.org – Professor Nader Engheta’s trailblazing contributions to the physics of light-matter interactions have been monumental. He has introduced and pioneered several transformative fields in electromagnetic and optical sciences, and is considered the father of material-based analogue computing and optical nanocircuit elements, near-zero-index physics and plasmonic cloaking. His game-changing work on optical circuit elements has unified the two fields of …

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IRAN: INTERNATIONAL ACTION NEEDED TO BREAK AUTHORITIES’ CYCLE OF PROTEST BLOODSHED

Amnesty – On the third anniversary of the nationwide protests of December 2017 and January 2018, Amnesty International renews its calls for justice for the dozens of protesters, including children, who were killed by Iran’s security forces across the country, and their bereaved families. The organization also stands in solidarity with those seeking truth and accountability for the thousands of …

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USCIRF Applauds State Department Designation of Uyghur Muslims’ Treatment in China as Genocide

Shabtabnews – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) applauds the U.S. Department of State for designating China’s treatment of Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region as genocide and crimes against humanity. USCIRF released the following statement: https://www.uscirf.gov/news-room/releases-statements/uscirf-applauds-state-department-designation-uyghur-muslims-treatment USCIRF applauds the @StateDept for designating #China’s treatment of #Uyghurs and other Turkic Muslims in the #Xinjiang …

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Holiday Travelers and Religious Ceremonies Spreading the Virus — Again

Iranwire – Iranian health officials have continued to warn against travel during the holidays, but religious ceremonies to mark Fatimiyya, the days when Muslims and especially Shias mourn the martyrdom of Fatimiyya al-Zahra, the youngest daughter of Prophet Mohammad, have continued despite the ban on gatherings. Alireza Raeesi, spokesman for the National Coronavirus Taskforce, said that travel is a very important factor in …

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Biden’s Top Diplomat Pick Says U.S. Seeks ‘Stronger’ Iran Nuclear Deal, Condemns Russia Over Navalny Arrest

Radiofarda — President-elect Joe Biden’s secretary of state nominee said the incoming administration would seek a “longer and stronger” nuclear agreement with Iran as he laid out a foreign-policy vision for the next four years.However, Antony Blinken also said Washington is a “long way” from reaching a new accord with Tehran, echoing comments made earlier in the day by Biden’s …

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