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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Death toll from Iran protests rises to three, say activists

Al-Arabia – The death toll from street protests over water shortages in Iran’s oil-rich southwest rose to three, activists said on Saturday, as demonstrations continued for a third consecutive night. The protests began late on Thursday in multiple cities in Khuzestan province, including its capital, Ahwaz, and continued for a third consecutive night on Saturday. For the latest headlines, follow …

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Tehran Says Nuclear Talks Must Await Iran’s New Administration

RFL/RE – Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator says the next round of talks in Vienna must wait until Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi takes over in early August. “We’re in a transition period as a democratic transfer of power is under way in our capital. Vienna talks must thus obviously await our new administration,” Abbas Araghchi said on Twitter on July 17. …

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Man killed by security forces during protests over water shortage Iran

Iran-HRM – On the second day of protests in Khuzestan province against severe water shortages, Mostafa Naeemawi, a young protester was killed by the state security forces in the restive city of Shadegan. The southwestern oil-rich province of Khuzestan is in dire straits due to extreme heat, power outages and now water shortages, and water has become very precious in …

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How does Iran circumvent the sanctions on dual-use and military goods in Europe?

Radiozamaneh – The international military equipment and dual-use goods procurement network of the Islamic Republic of Iran is an extensive network operating in countries from East Asia to Europe, North America, South America and North Africa. This includes companies and individuals who provide military and dual-use equipment to Iran through secretive and dangerous means. Instead of prioritizing the livelihoods and …

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Raouf Rezaeifar, Mohammad Farokhi and Hashem Bavarmand Executed in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHR) –  Raouf Rezaeifar, Mohammad Farokhi and Hashem Bavarmand who were on death row for drug charges have been executed in Isfahan Central Prison. At least 48 prisoners, including one woman, have been executed on drug-related charges in Iranian prisons in 2021. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, three men were executed on drug charges on …

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13 Men at Imminent Risk of Execution in Urmia Central Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Ten more men have been transferred to solitary confinement in preparation for their executions in Urmia Central Prison. Six of them were sentenced to death on drug-related charges and four on murder charges. IHR previously reported the transfer of three other men for execution at the prison who are all on death row for murder. …

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Farzan Masoumzadeh and Omid Yari Executed in Rasht

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Farzan Masoumzadeh and Omid Yari who had been sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, were executed in Rasht Central Prison on Wednesday. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, two men were executed on murder charges in Rasht Central Prison on the morning of July 14. Their identities have been established as 36-year-old Farzan Masoumzadeh and …

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U.S. accuses Iran of trying to deflect blame for nuclear talks impasse

(Reuters) – The United States on Saturday accused Tehran of an “outrageous” effort to deflect blame for the impasse in Iran nuclear talks and denied that any agreement had been reached on a prisoner swap. Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said earlier on Twitter that the next round of negotiations in Vienna must wait until the new Iranian administration …

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US State Department responds to Araghchi ‘s tweet today calling on the U.S. and U.K. to stop linking a humanitarian exchange

IranInt – In a twitter statement US State Department responds to Araghchi ‘s tweet today calling on the U.S. and U.K. to stop linking a humanitarian exchange: The @StateDeptSpox has responded to @Araghchi's tweet today calling on the U.S. and U.K. to stop linking a humanitarian exchange—release of hostages—with the #Iran JCPOA: pic.twitter.com/e45mNrtQEf— Iran International English (@IranIntl_En) July 17, 2021

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