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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Iran’s supreme leader says stalled nuclear talks going well

Al-Monitor – During a speech to government officials today, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, discussed the ongoing nuclear negotiations and Iran’s plans for moving forward with or without a nuclear deal.  Khamenei said that the direction of the nuclear talks is going well. Khamenei presumably meant Iran’s position in the nuclear talks …

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As dialogue falters, Khamenei says ‘no possibility’ of Saudi victory in Yemen

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen in a Twitter flurry Tuesday night.  Khamenei told Saudi Arabia via Twitter to cease its involvement in Yemen’s civil war, saying he made the comments out of “good will” towards the Gulf kingdom.  “I have a word with the Saudis, and I give this counsel out …

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Iranian commander says death of all US leaders would not avenge Soleimani death

Al-Arabia – The killing of all American leaders would not be enough to avenge the US assassination of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ top commander Qassem Soleimani two years ago, a senior Iranian Guards commander said on Wednesday. The United States and Iran came close to full-blown conflict in 2020 after Soleimani’s killing in a US drone attack at Baghdad airport and …

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‘I Didn’t Have A Childhood’: The Emotional Scars Of Iran’s Child Brides

RFL/RE – According to official Iranian statistics, there was a 32 percent increase in girls marrying between the ages of 10 and 14 in Iran in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same quarter in 2020. Here, two women who married as children talk about the psychological and physical toll that marrying young has had upon them. https://www.rferl.org/a/i-didn-t-have-a-childhood-the-emotional-scars-of-iran-s-child-brides/31791726.html

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Iran Demands That The Taliban Protect Diplomatic Posts After Consulate Attacked

RFL/RE – Iran has demanded that Afghanistan’s Taliban-led government do more to protect diplomatic posts after Afghan protesters pelted a consulate with stones and appeared to set fire to part of it. Dozens of Afghans rallied outside the Iranian Consulate in Herat, chanting “Death To Iran” on April 11 after unconfirmed videos appeared on social media networks allegedly showing Afghan refugees being …

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Tehran ‘Sanctions’ 24 More Americans

Iranwire – The government of the Islamic Republic continues to court ridicule by sanctioning American officials in a time when Tehran’s economic clout has never been weaker. The latest “targets” were some 24 US officials, bringing the total close to 100. New additions to the list include an ex-commander of US Central Command, General Joseph Votel, and Rudi Giuliani, Donald …

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Air Pollution in Tehran: How Did This Happen?

Iranwire – Tehran was logged as the most polluted city in the world on Friday, with a “very unhealthy” average real-time air quality index (AQI) of 236 reported by the Swiss monitoring company IQAir. At one point, according to local estimates, the index even exceeded 500, the maximum level on the index. In recent years, the number of days Tehran has …

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Iran: In death’s waiting room: Deaths in custody following deliberate denial of medical care in Iran’s prisons

amnesty – This briefing documents how Iranian officials are committing shocking violations of the right to life by deliberately denying ailing prisoners lifesaving healthcare and refusing to investigate and ensure accountability for unlawful deaths in custody. The briefing details the circumstances surrounding the deaths in custody of 92 men and four women in 30 prisons in 18 provinces across Iran …

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GOP senators warn Biden against taking Iran’s IRGC off terror list

Al-Monitor A group of Republican senators warned President Joe Biden on Monday against lifting the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ terrorist designation, which Iran has made a condition of its return to the landmark nuclear accord.  Whether the IRGC remains on Washington’s formal list of terror organizations remains the principal sticking point in the now-paused talks in Vienna. The Trump administration …

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