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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Blinken Says Iran’s Latest Nuclear Pact Response ‘Takes Us Backwards’

RFL/RE – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says Tehran’s latest response in negotiations on reviving a 2015 nuclear pact has pushed the talks a step back. Speaking to reporters at NATO headquarters in Brussels on September 9, Blinken said Washington still hopes for a deal to keep Iran’s nuclear program in check, but that it was not looking for …

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Parents Of Jailed Iranian Activist Mousivand Protest In Front Of Prison

RFL/RE – The parents of jailed Iranian activist Behnam Mousivand have held a demonstration in front of the Rajaei-Shahr prison to protest against the lack of attention being given to their son’s health following hunger strikes. Behnam Mousivand’s sister said in a tweet on September 8 that on the orders of the prison authorities, the police tried to arrest her parents, but they faced …

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Iran Condemns U.S. Sanctions Over Cyberattack Targeting Albania

RFL/RE – Iran has strongly condemned U.S. sanctions imposed this week on Iran’s Intelligence and Security Ministry and its minister after Tehran was accused of being behind a recent cyberattack against Albania. “America’s immediate support for the false accusation of the Albanian government…shows that the designer of this scenario is not the latter, but the American government,” Iranian Foreign Ministry …

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Four fingers of prisoner cut off in Iran’s Evin Prison

Iran-HRM – In the past few days, the verdict for amputating the four fingers of a prisoner convicted of “theft” was carried out in Tehran’s Evin prison. The victim who lost his four fingers was Morteza Jalili. The amputation was carried out using a guillotine machine. An informed source confirmed the news. The source said Morteza Jalili and Yaqoub Fazli …

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The 3rd day of protest gatherings by families of death row prisoners

Iran-HRM – The families of death row prisoners held the third day of their protest gathering on Thursday, September 8, 2022, outside the Judiciary in Tehran. With the slogan “Don’t execute,” they demanded the Iranian Judiciary stop the execution of their loved ones. The families of death row prisoners, including their old mothers, wives, and children, protested the widespread executions …

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Israel capitalizes on deadlock in Iran nuclear talks

Al-Monitor – The Iran nuclear deal is in the midst of its latest near-death experience, following the release this week of two reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran’s nuclear program. A quarterly report by the nuclear watchdog on Iran’s compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) released this week shows that Iran has continued …

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Several Arrested In Western Iranian City During Water Protest

RFL/RE – Iranian authorities have confirmed the arrest of 25 people during a protest on August 24 against a cut in water supplies in the western Iranian city of Hamedan. Mohammad Ali Mohammadi, the governor of Hamedan, accused the detainees — who were attending three different demonstrations — of creating insecurity and panic among the public.Water cuts in Hamedan have led to …

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New Documentary Honors PS752 Families’ Lonely Quest for Justice

Iranwire – On Friday night, the first feature-length documentary to focus on the Flight 752 disaster will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Veteran filmmaker Babak Payami’s 752 is Not a Number relives the horror visited on scores of families in five countries after a passenger plane carrying 176 people was shot out of the skies over Tehran by the IRGC on January …

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Iran Has Enough Uranium Near Weapons-Grade for a Bomb, IAEA Report Shows

ntd.com – Iran’s stock of uranium enriched to up to 60 percent, close to weapons-grade, has grown to enough, if enriched further, for a nuclear bomb, a report by the United Nations nuclear watchdog showed on Wednesday. Passing that threshold is a milestone in the unravelling of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, which capped the purity to which Iran …

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Women Protest Unsafe Streets in Marivan

Iranwire – Women have gathered in front of the main courthouse in Marivan, Kurdistan province, to protest over harassment and poor public safety in the city. The protest on Thursday saw participants holding up placards stating “We Want Security” and highlighting a recent recorded increase in violence against women. Local media in Marivan and the Kurdistan Human Rights Network report …

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