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Monthly Archives: June 2022

Iran Chides Nuclear Watchdog For Resolution, Raising Fears That Deal Is Slipping Away

RFL/RE – Tehran has called the UN nuclear watchdog’s resolution censuring Iran for failing to cooperate with it a “wrong and unconstructive move,” raising concerns that the chances of reviving a nuclear accord with global powers may be slipping away. The resolution criticizing Iran for failing to explain uranium traces found at three undeclared sites was approved late on June …

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Blood-Soaked Fatwas: How Khomeini Turned Homicide Into Policy in Iran

Iranwire – Every year on June 3, the anniversary of the 1989 death of Ruhollah Khomeini, the Iranian state and, by extension, its propaganda apparatus strain to portray the Ayatollah as a kind and just old man who lived a simple, ascetic life. The old myth that people saw the image of his face on the moon before he flew …

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Details Emerge on Mass Execution of Baluchis on Iran’s Western Border

Iranwire – On Monday, June 6, some 12 members of Iran’s Baluchi ethnic minority were hanged at dawn in Zahedan Central Prison. The city is located in Iran’s farthest western reaches, a stone’s throw from the border with Pakistan in the country’s most deprived province, Sistan and Baluchistan. Initially, the news published about the hangings was typically sparse. Gradually, however, …

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Interpol Red Notices Renewed for Five Iranian Officials

Iranwire – A week ago on Wednesday, June 1, an Argentine justice renewed five Interpol red notices for Iranians wanted in connection with the AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires in July 1944. The notices expire every five years, and the current ones had been due to run out in November 7. The intervention of Judge Daniel Rafecas of Federal Court …

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Iran Expands Advanced Centrifuge Work Underground, IAEA Finds

VOA – Iran has begun installing advanced IR-6 centrifuges in a cluster at an underground enrichment plant in line with a long-standing plan and now intends to add two more such clusters, or cascades, the United Nations nuclear watchdog told its member states on Wednesday. The moves are described in a confidential International Atomic Energy Agency report sent to member …

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Iranian teachers go on hunger strike to protest unlawful detention

Iran-HRM – Eskandar Lotfi, a member of the Managing Board of the Marivan Teachers’ Association, detained by the Intelligence Agency in Sanandaj, western Iran, has been on a hunger strike since May 30. His hunger strike is in response to authorities renewing his detention order and being pressured to make false confessions. Security forces detained Eskandar Lotfi and Massoud Nikkhah, …

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Sattar Arghandeh Executed for Murder in Ilam

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Sattar Arghandeh who was sentenced to qisas for murder, has been executed in Ilam Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Ilam Central Prison on the morning of June 8. His identity has been established as Sattar Arghandeh from Malekshah who was sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder. An informed source …

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Baluch Nourahmad Baranzehi Executed for Drug Charges in Isfahan

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Nourahmad Baranzehi, a Baluch man sentenced to death for drug-related charges has been executed Isfahan Central Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a Baluch man was executed in Isfahan Central Prison on May 7. His identity has been established as Nourahmad Baranzehi who was sentenced to death for drug-related offences. An informed …

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Iran turns off two of UN nuclear watchdog’s surveillance cameras: Report

Al-Arabia – Iran removed two surveillance cameras of the International Atomic Energy Agency from one of its nuclear facilities on Wednesday, state television reported, a move that is likely to raise tensions with the UN nuclear watchdog.“So far, the IAEA has not only been ungrateful for Iran’s extensive cooperation but has also considered it as a duty. From today, relevant …

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At Least 17 Killed In Train Crash In Central Iran

RFL/RE – At least 17 people have been killed and dozens more injured after a train derailed near the central Iranian city of Tabas. “Seventeen people are dead and 37 injured people have been transferred to hospital,” emergency services spokesman Mojtaba Khaledi told state television on June 8.According to initial reports, the train was travelling between the pilgrimage city of Mashhad and …

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