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Monthly Archives: March 2021

Iran ‘Rejects’ Ending 20 Percent Uranium Enrichment Before U.S. Lifts Sanctions

RFL/RE – Tehran won’t agree to stop its 20 percent uranium-enrichment work before the United States lifts all sanctions, state television quoted an unnamed official as saying, after a U.S. media report said Washington would offer a new proposal for talks to resolve the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. “A senior Iranian official tells Press TV that Tehran will stop …

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Political Posturing Masks the True Extent of Iran’s Meat and Chicken Crises

Iranwire – It has long appeared that no-one in the Iranian government is willing or able to solve the dilemmas plaguing Iran’s meat and poultry industry. The skyrocketing costs of these food staples are only ever mentioned by politicians in the context of arguments about the upcoming election. In this atmosphere, with the issue of feeding a nation deeply politicized, …

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Holy Terror: Iran’s Criminal Record from Germany to Ethiopia

Iranwire – The Islamic Republic of Iran is a singular political system in many respects. Over the past 42 years, a considerable number of its officials have faced criminal charges in other countries. What other country’s accredited diplomats have been convicted in a foreign court of law for planning a bomb attack? In what other country are citizens fighting to …

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Effects of New Year on Covid-19 Rates Begin to Show

Iranwire – In the coming days another 20 Iranian cities will be placed on high alert for coronavirus transmission, after a surge in New Year travel over the past two weeks. Alireza Raeesi, a spokesman for the National Coronavirus Taskforce, said on Monday, March 29 that the Taskforce is expecting to see a rise in infections across the western and central parts …

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IRAN: ANNUAL REPORT ON THE DEATH PENALTY 2020

Iran Human Rights – The 13th annual report on the death penalty by Iran Human Rights (IHR) and ECPM (Together Against the Death Penalty), shows that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Islamic Republic continued carrying out executions as in the previous years, and remains the only country to have executed juvenile offenders in 2020.  The death penalty was also used to suppress protesters, …

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Deaf Trans Woman Tormented by Parents and Courts in Iran

Iranwire – Elaheh is an Iranian trans woman who works as a teacher for deaf students. She was born with a male body and was known to everyone as a boy, except to herself. She recalls her childhood from age four onward: “I never considered myself male, but I was always afraid to say it.I wanted to be Elaheh – …

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Basij forces fatally shoot two young men in southwest Iran

Iran-HRM – Iranian security forces and police shot and killed two young men from Iran’s Arab minority, in arbitrary shootings in the city of Shush in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran. According to local sources, Ebrahim Atshani, 20, and Mostafa Hargani, 22, were shot by the IRGC Basij forces of “Danesh” base in the city of Shush. Both young men lost their lives after …

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Petition to stop the 25 year agreement between China and Iran

Shabtabnews – In response to the 25 year agreement between China and Iran a group of activists have created an online petition to stop the agreement, where Iranian assets are sold cheaply to China, simply to prop up the corrupt and inhuman regime of Iran. The Petition states that: “the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is collapsing, …

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Lessons from the Middle East

gatestoneinstitute.org – If appointing Antony Blinken as Secretary of State was enough to reassure Israelis and Saudis, the designation of Robert Malley as special envoy to Iran only rekindled their concerns. Malley was not only involved in the conception of the JCPOA, he was “kicked off of Obama’s first presidential campaign after reports emerged he had met with members of …

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Why Can’t Civil Society Groups Function in Iran?

Iranwire – When the Imam Ali Charity was dissolved by order of the judiciary, it left a hole in Iranian society, and in the lives of the children it aimed to protect. The organization, also known as the Society of Students Against Poverty, was one of the most reputable civil society institutions in Iran and had been running for many years. But …

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