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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Iranian Parliament Speaker Puts Interim Nuclear Inspection Agreement with IAEA in Doubt

VOA –  Iran’s parliament appears to have left in limbo the interim nuclear inspection accord reached over the weekend, saying that the government of President Hassan Rouhani overstepped its authority. It remains unclear if the country’s Council of Experts, the ultimate arbiter in such matters, will revoke the agreement. Parliament speaker Mohamed Baqr Qalibaf indicated in a tweet that the …

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Dozens of Baloch citizens killed or wounded in IRGC attack

Iran-HRM – Iran’s IRGC forces on Monday clashed with Baloch locals who carry fuel over the border region in Sistan and Baluchestan. Initial reports indicate that at least 8 people were killed and dozens were wounded and were taken to hospital. Reports indicate that the IRGC has dug large holes in the zero points of the border to prevent the …

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Khamenei says Iran may enrich uranium to 60%

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened that his country could begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity, a day after Tehran and the United Nations’ atomic watchdog resolved a standoff over nuclear inspections.  Iran “will enrich uranium to any extent that is necessary for the country,” an account believed to belong to Khamenei tweeted. “Iran’s enrichment level may …

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Israel cheers for exiled Iranian judo master

Al-Monitor Israel has won a small victory against Iran — at least on the judo mat. While the international community is all riled up arguing over Iran’s nuclear program and Israel’s opposition to it, a sporting event introduced a smidgen of optimism to the longstanding quarrel. Exiled Iranian judoka Saeid Mollaei arrived in Tel Aviv last week to take part in the international judo community’s Grand …

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UN urges Iran to undertake a full and transparent investigation into the death in custody of Behnam Mahjoubi.

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement UN Human Rights council urges Iran to fully investigate Behnam Mahjoubi’s death in custody. 🇮🇷 We urge #Iran to undertake a full and transparent investigation into the death in custody of #BehnamMahjoubi. His death is another reminder of how adequate medical treatment is repeatedly denied to detainees. We call for immediate access to adequate …

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IOPHR Statement in regards to the detaining of the body of the murdered prisoner Mr. Behnam Mahjoubi by the Islamic Republic of Iran

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR stated : “According to reports received, the security agents of the ruling regime in Iran, have refused to hand over the lifeless body of the brave prisoner of conscience, Behnam Mahjoubi, who was killed in the Evin prison hospital due to poisoning. The authorities have made the delivery of Behnam Mahjoubi’s body conditional on …

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Why Iran Considers Biden a ‘Weak’ President

gatestoneinstitute.org – The Arabs say they are worried because Iran sees Biden as a “weak” president, and that is why the mullahs in Tehran and their proxies in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon have increased their terrorist attacks in the Middle East. Arabs are turning to the Biden administration with the frank plea: Your weak approach to the Iranian regime …

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UN nuclear chief says Iran to grant ‘less access’ to program

Al-Arabia – The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog says that Iran will begin offering its inspectors “less access” but will still allow the agency to monitor its atomic program. Rafael Grossi made the comments on arrival to Vienna on late Sunday night. He was careful to say that there still would be the same number of inspectors, but …

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Germany Urges Iran To Comply With Nuclear Pact

RFL/RE – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has called on Iran to fully comply with the 2015 nuclear pact with world powers which he said was in Tehran’s interest. Addressing the UN-sponsored Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on February 22, Maas noted U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration’s stated readiness to rejoin the pact, adding: “It is in Iran’s best interest …

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Sullivan: U.S. Has ‘Begun’ To Talk With Iranians About Detained Americans

RFL/RE – President Joe Biden’s national-security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said on February 21 that the new administration has “begun to communicate with the Iranians” on the issue of detained Americans. Speaking on a weekend current-affairs program, Sullivan said Washington’s “strong message to the Iranians will be that…we will not accept a long-term proposition where they continue to hold Americans in …

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