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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Iran Anxiously Awaits More Vaccines

Iranwire – With the slow pace of vaccination and the spread of the highly contagious UK coronavirus variant to a number of cities, Iranians fear a new crisis. Borders between two Iranian provinces and neighboring Iraq have been closed and ICU beds in some populous cities such as Ahvaz, the capital of Khuzestan, are at capacity. Meanwhile Iran still does …

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Khamenei: Women in Animations Must Wear Hijab

Iranwire – Women in animations must wear hijab, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has announced in a new fatwa published by the Fiqh (“Islamic Jurisprudence”) Telegram channel in answer to an inquiry. “Is observing hijab necessary for characters in animated films (three-dimensional paintings that come from the artist’s mind)?” Khamenei was asked. “Although wearing hijab in such a hypothetical …

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Iran Considers EU-hosted Informal Meeting With US, Official Says

VOA – Iran is studying a European Union proposal for an informal meeting between current members of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal and the United States, but has yet to respond to it, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Saturday. Iran and the United States have been at odds over who should take the first step to revive the 2015 …

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Mother language in Iran another excuse for injustice against minorities

Iran-HRM – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1999 declared February 21, as the International Mother Language Day. In the same year, at the 30th session of UNESCO, the Iranian regime voted in favor of naming the day. Apart from Persian, people in different parts of Iran speak Azeri, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkmen, Gilaki, Mazandarani, Taleshi, Lori, …

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US-Iran standoff shows difficulty of salvaging nuclear deal

Al-Arabia – The Biden administration sought to extend an olive branch to Iran in order to entice Tehran back to talks on resuscitating the 2015 nuclear deal. Leaders in Iran quickly made clear it’s not going to be so easy. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. After the US said Thursday …

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IAEA finds uranium traces at 2 sites Iran barred it from, will rebuke Tehran: Reuters

Al-Arabia – The U.N. nuclear watchdog found uranium particles at two Iranian sites it inspected after months of stonewalling, diplomats say, and it is preparing to rebuke Tehran for failing to explain, possibly complicating U.S. efforts to revive nuclear diplomacy. The find and Iran’s response risk hurting efforts by the new U.S. administration to restore Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, which …

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Has America Decided to Rejoin the Nuclear Deal?

Iranwire – There has been much speculation in recent weeks about the revival of the nuclear deal, and officials in Tehran and Washington have called on each other to take action. Finally, on Thursday, February 18, the United States government took three important political diplomatic steps. It remains to be seen whether these events will pave the way for the …

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Mourning Mothers of Iran Seek Justice

Iranwire – It’s just a picture. A picture of five mothers together in the courtyard of Loghman Hospital, counting the last seconds of the life of Behnam Mahjoubi, a dervish who died on a ventilator after eight months of torture in prison. Among the five mothers, the latest pain is in the heart of Batoul Hosseini, wrapped in a blanket, …

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Iranian Writers Protest Against Systematic Suppression of Intellectuals

Iranwire – The Writers’ Association of Iran has condemned the two-year sentence handed down to writer and poet Alireza Nouri and protested against the intensifying campaign of what it described as the “systematic repression and maximum pressure” placed on activists, writers and intellectuals. On February 11, security agents arrested Alireza Nouri, a poet and member of the Writers’ Association of Iran, at …

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