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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Iran Sentences three dissidents to 20 years in prison

Iran-HRM – Iran has imposed harsh sentences on a political prisoner and her son and daughter.  According to a knowledgeable source Zahra Safaei, her daughter Prastoo Moeini and her son Mohammad Masoud Moini were handed their sentences by the Branch 23 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court presided over by judge Mohammad Mehdi Shahmirzadi. Zahra Safaei has been sentenced to five years …

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Iran extends political prisoner’s sentence by one year

Iran-HRM – Two Iranian dissidents imprisoned since 2017 were sentenced to prison by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran in connection with a new case against them while they were in prison. According to the verdict issued by Branch 29 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court, Mohammad Bannazadeh Amirkhizi and Majid Asadi have been each sentenced to one year in prison on the charge of …

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UAE’s FM, US Envoy to Iran discuss ‘reducing’ regional tensions

Al-Arabia – UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and the US special envoy to Iran Robert Malley discussed the strategic relations between the United Arab Emirates and the US during a phone call, reported UAE’s news agency WAM. For all the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. WAM …

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Will the Trump Successes in the Middle East Survive?

gatestoneinstitute.org – The Abraham Accords — between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain — will lead to billions of dollars of investment and trade between Israel and its partners in peace. The Accords will also allow the Emirates and Bahrain to benefit from Israeli technology, and see their defense strengthened against Iran. Sudan, freshly removed from the list of terrorist states, …

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Iran’s Role in Yemen: US, EU Go Wobbly

gatestoneinstitute.org – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)… is a key supporter and sponsor of the Houthis, and has been stepping up its weapons supply to Yemen…. Saudi Arabia, Iran’s rival, has been the main target of Iran’s supply of weapons to the Houthis. After the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil installations, Iran’s major state-owned newspaper, Kayhan, whose editor is a …

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Iran to Start Covid-19 Vaccinations within a Week

Iranwire – Iran will kick off its coronavirus vaccination campaign within a week and “this is a real cause for celebration,” President Hassan Rouhani said on February 6, two days after the country received its first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. The announcement comes amid fears of a fourth wave of the coronavirus that was first reported in Iran …

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Iran Warns Nuclear Deal in Danger if US Does Not Ease Sanctions

VOA – Iran’s foreign minister warned that the Iran nuclear deal could be further jeopardized if the U.S. does not ease sanctions against the Middle Eastern power by Feb. 21. Mohammad Javad Zarif, in an interview published Saturday in the Iranian newspaper Hamshahri, said recently passed legislation compels the government to harden its position on the issue. He also noted …

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Disabled Kurd prisoner brutalized on the order of prison officials

Iran-HRM – A Kurd prisoner who is more than 70% disabled was brutalized and humiliated on the order of prison officials in Urmia.Akbar Rashidi, 34, has been serving a 21-year prison sentence in Urmia Central Prison in northwest Iran. An informed source said on Wednesday, February 3, “Akbar Rashidi, a 34-year-old prisoner with a disability of over 70%, set himself …

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Khomeini Factcheck: Did the Shah Hinder Iran’s Development?

Iranwire – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, claimed in front of an audience of engineers at the Ministry of Agriculture, on June 29, 1979, that: “In the name of progress and civilization, the Shah of Iran derailed the country’s economic growth, stopped the development of universities and made Iran dependent on foreigners.” He added that: “That is why …

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