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Monthly Archives: January 2022

Iran says it rules out US prisoner release as nuclear talks precondition

Al-Arabia – Iran on Monday ruled out any US preconditions for reviving a 2015 nuclear deal, including the release of American prisoners held by the Islamic Republic. “Iran has never accepted any preconditions by the United States… The US official’s comments on the release of US prisoners in Iran is for domestic use,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told …

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US Envoy: Iran Nuclear Agreement Unlikely without Release of US Prisoners

VOA — The United States is unlikely to strike an agreement with Iran to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal unless Tehran releases four U.S. citizens Washington says it is holding hostage, the lead U.S. nuclear negotiator told Reuters on Sunday. The official, U.S. Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley, repeated the long-held U.S. position that the issue of the four …

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New Interrogations at Iran’s Airports, Jailing of Dual Citizens Challenge Officials’ Calls for Expatriates to Return

CHRI -Reports of security agents at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport singling out travelers returning from European destinations to collect “financial and personal” information, and the ongoing unjust imprisonment of dual nationals in the country, challenge claims by Iranian officials that it’s safe for expatriates to return to Iran. On January 15, 2022, an independent Persian news outlet reported that the travelers were pulled aside, taken …

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Joint Letter of Nobel Laureates and Academics to UN for Release of Elite Students

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) –  Several Nobel laureates & distinguished scholars have asked António Guterres and Michelle Bachelet to make every effort to ensure Ali Younesi and Amirhossein Moradi, two students at Sharif University arbitrarily detained in Iran since April 10, 2020, are released immediately. On December 24, 2021, Iran Human Rights expressed its grave concern about the impending heavy and baseless sentences against …

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Iran arrests man after Khomeini statue ‘destroyed’

timesofisrael — Iranian authorities on Sunday arrested an individual for destroying a statue of the Islamic republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini the previous day, a local official said. The incident comes as Iran prepares to celebrate in February the 43rd anniversary of the Islamic revolution and Khomenei’s triumphant return to Tehran from exile. It is the second reported attack against …

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Iran rights defender sentenced to eight years jail and flogging: Husband

Al-Arabia – An Iranian court has sentenced leading human rights campaigner Narges Mohammadi to eight years in prison and over 70 lashes, her husband announced on Sunday, following her sudden arrest in November last year. Her husband Taghi Rahmani, who is based in France, wrote on Twitter that the sentence was handed out after a hearing that lasted only five …

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Iran urges people to dress warmly to cut gas use

Al-Arabia – Iran’s oil ministry on Sunday urged people to wear warm clothes to reduce a surging demand for gas, as people turn up their heaters to cope with bitterly cold winter temperatures. Iran has the world’s second largest gas reserves after Russia, and the fourth largest oil reserves. Gas is almost free in Iran because it is heavily subsidized. …

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