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Monthly Archives: October 2021

US grows impatient with Iran on nuclear deal talks: This cannot go on indefinitely

Al-Arabia – The US stressed that lack of clear progress in talks with Iran to revive the abandoned 2015 nuclear deal cannot “go on indefinitely,” State Department Ned Price said on Monday. Price added that the negotiations in Vienna should resume as soon as possible. “The destination we seek is in Vienna, not an intermediate step in Brussels.” Iranian officials …

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Iran: US should lift sanctions to prove it wants nuclear deal talks

AL-Arabia – Iran’s president said Monday the US should lift the sanctions on his country to prove it is serious about restarting stalled nuclear talks in Vienna. In an interview with state TV, Ebrahim Raisi said Iran is after “goal-oriented” talks with the West and said Iran “never left” the negotiation table. “Lifting sanctions is an indication of seriousness of …

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Iran to sign 20-year cooperation agreement with Venezuela in coming months: FM

Al-Arabia – Iran and Venezuela will sign a 20-year cooperation agreement in the coming months, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said during a joint press conference with his Venezuelan counterpart in Tehran on Monday. The long-term agreement between the two countries will be signed during a visit by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to Tehran in the coming months, Iran’s official …

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Police File Case Against Woman Detained With Catch Pole

Iranwire – The social deputy of the Tehran Security Police has announced a case has been filed against a woman whose violent arrest on the streets of the capital went viral last week. Colonel Morad Moradi told ISNA news agency that at the time of her arrest, the woman had been “insulting and aggressive” while disobeying the orders of police officers. Last …

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Kolbar Shot Dead After Open Threat from Border Police Chief

Iranwire – A kolbar from the city of Sardasht in West Azerbaijan was shot dead by Iranian border police on Thursday, October 14. Jian Alipour’s family and relatives, many of whom live abroad due to pressure from the Islamic Republic’s security institutions, told IranWire that the father-of-two had been repeatedly threatened by the commander of Bitush Border Regiment for two months prior to the …

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Ahmadinejad Cuts Short Expo 2020 Trip on UAE Officials’ Advice

Iranwire – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who had travelled to Dubai to attend the Expo 2020, has had to cancel his trip early and return to Tehran on the advice of Emirati officials. The ex-Iranian president posted a video on his Telegram channel on Sunday, October 17 announcing his arrival and saying he had extended his trip from three to five days. …

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Iranians Share Experiences of Violence by So-Called Morality Police

Iranwire – Last week a video capturing the violent detention of a woman in Tehran sparked outrage on social media. The head of Tehran’s security police has said the two officers involved – who shoved and dragged a screaming woman into a van using a dog catch pole, and with such force that her head struck the vehicle’s exterior – had been …

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Hossein Hedayati Executed in Amol Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Hossein Hedayati who was sentenced to qisas(retribution-in-kind) for murder, has been executed in Amol Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Amol Prison on the morning of October 2. His identity has been established as 32-year-old Hossein Hedayati who was sentenced to qisasfor murder. Informed sources told Iran Human Rights: …

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