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Monthly Archives: October 2021

Zarif’s Book, Part VII: Religious Tensions in the Negotiating Room

Iranwire – In his last weeks in office, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who served as foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 2013 to 2021, published a six-volume treatise on Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5 + 1:  the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. Entitled The Sealed Secret, the book carries the subtitle “An Immense Endeavor for …

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Security Agents Raid Home of Detained Baha’i’s Mother

iranwire – More than a month after the arrest of Arsalan Yazdani, a Baha’i citizen of Tehran, his family has still received no information about the charges or where he is being held. But IranWire understands that on Thursday, September 30, security agents also raided the home of his mother, Saeedeh Khozouei. They confiscated personal items including laptops, mobile phones and photos, and …

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Continued detention of Iranian teachers on the eve of World Teacher Day

Iran-HRM – With Iran’s new academic year, beginning on September 23, 2021, several Iranian teachers are imprisoned solely for peacefully exercising their human rights, including through their peaceful activism. More than three weeks after the arrest of the Chemistry teacher Gholamreza Gholami Kandazi, he remains in a state of uncertainty in Adelabad Prison in Shiraz. He was arrested by security …

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Iran’s foreign minister says economy won’t be tied to nuclear talks

Al-Monitor – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has been making headlines recently with comments on when the nuclear talks with world powers in Vienna will resume. Rather than giving exact dates, he appears to be enjoying the spotlight and attention afforded his position given the international focus on the paused negotiations. During a television interview Oct. 3, Amir-Abdollahian said Iran “is …

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Bennett spokesman accuses Iran of planning attacks against Israelis living in Cyprus

Al-Arabia – Israel accused Iran on Monday of orchestrating an attempted attack against Israelis in Cyprus after police on the island said an armed individual had been arrested. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.“This was a terrorist incident directed by Iran against Israeli businesspeople living in Cyprus,” Matan Sidi, spokesman for Israeli …

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Iran’s Supreme leader Khamenei defends military drills near Azerbaijan border

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei defended Tehran’s military drills conducted near the border with Azerbaijan which Iranian officials linked to Baku’s ties with Israel. Khamenei didn’t specifically name a specific country but said: “The issues concerning Iran’s northwestern neighbors should be resolved wisely by relying on nations, through the cooperation of the armies of neighboring countries and by …

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Iran Says Waiting For IAEA To React To ‘Israeli Attack’ On Nuclear Site

RFL/RE – Iran is calling on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to clarify its position regarding an alleged Israeli attack on a centrifuge-component manufacturing workshop near Tehran in June, amid a dispute with the UN nuclear agency over access to the site. Speaking to journalists on October 3, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Mohammad Eslami, deplored that the Vienna-based …

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