Sunday , 9 May 2021

Monthly Archives: May 2021

USCRIF : Religious Restrictions in Iran

Shabtabnews – Since 1979 Iran’s government has shown a consistent disregard for the rights of religious minority communities who  run afoul of the government’s narrow interpretation of Shi’a Islam. Even the majority Shi’a Muslim population must adhere to the government’s religious doctrine of Leadership of the Jurist (vilayt e-faqih). Those with alternative or differing opinions have suffered harassment, surveillance, arrest, …

Read More »

Three Jailed Iranian Journalists ‘Denied Appropriate Treatment’ For COVID

RFL/RE – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is urging Iranian authorities to release from prison three journalists who it said are being denied appropriate medical care after “almost certainly” catching COVID-19 while in detention. Baktash Abtin, Reza Khandan Mahabadi, and Kayvan Samimi Behbahani “must be freed at once,” the Paris-based media freedom watchdog said on May 7. Abtin and Mahabadi are members of the …

Read More »

Sunni Extremists Terrorizing Residents in Iranian Kurdistan

Iranwire – Iranian Kurds have long been subjected to injustice and discrimination by the Islamic Republic. Largely overlooked until recently, however, were the increasingly brazen violent acts committed against them by the Sunni jihadists unleashed in the region after the wars in Iraq and Syria. On May 1, extremists attacked a group of young people in a neighborhood in the …

Read More »

Two New Coronavirus Variants Detected in Iran as Vaccines Delayed Again

Iranwire – The fourth wave of coronavirus infections now appears to have subsided in most Iranian provinces. But the death toll remains high, at an officially-recorded 300 to 400 per day. Two other variants of SARS-CoV-2 first detected in India and South Africa have also reportedly entered Iran, with cases confirmed in the provinces of Hormozgan, Yazd, Bushehr and West …

Read More »

Iran’s ‘Drug Terrorism’ Against Arabs

gatestoneinstitute.org – While Israel is seeking to dissuade the Biden administration from rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran… Tehran’s mullahs and their Lebanese Hezbollah terror proxy are busy drowning the Arab countries with drugs. “Israel is far more honorable than the drug-dealers…. [The drug dealers’] ultimate goal is to destroy Saudi Arabia by every available means. They are smuggling …

Read More »

No Ransom Payment for Iran

newsweek.com – Iran’s state news agency reported a few days ago that the Biden administration has agreed to release $7 billion of frozen Iranian assets and four Iranian prisoners in exchange for four American prisoners falsely accused of espionage in Iran. While the Biden administration denied the report, Iranian security forces have reportedly already removed American prisoners from Evin Prison’s general ward …

Read More »

Saudi official confirms talks with Iran, says too early to assess outcome

Al-Arabia – A Saudi foreign ministry official said on Friday that talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions but that it was too early to judge the outcome and Riyadh wanted to see “verifiable deeds”. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. The comments by Ambassador Rayed Krimly, …

Read More »

The Tragic Lives of Iranian Refugees in Turkey

Iranwire – It has been more than a year since coronavirus spread around the world and since it was classified a pandemic. Although long-term quarantine policies to control the virus in some countries have reduced the spread of the virus and reduced the number of deaths, in many other countries, this is not the case. At the same time, governments and …

Read More »

US Says Fate of Nuclear Pact Up to Iran as Talks Resume

VOA – The Biden administration is signaling that Iran shouldn’t expect major new concessions from the United States as a new round of indirect nuclear talks is set to resume. A senior administration official told reporters Thursday that the U.S. has laid out the concessions it’s prepared to make in order to rejoin the landmark 2015 nuclear deal that former …

Read More »

IRGC chief: Israel could be blown up in single operation

Al-Monitor – “Israel could be blown up in a single operation,” said the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami. Known for his harsh anti-Israeli rhetoric, Salami downplayed the Jewish state’s defenses as a security “bulb” that has been “burst” following a series of recent incidents. The Iranian commander enumerated Israel’s “vulnerabilities” in “domino-style” attacks, for which …

Read More »
0