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Monthly Archives: September 2022

Over 5K former senior Israeli officers write letter to Biden urging him not to sign new Iran nuclear deal

foxnews – Over 5,000 Israeli defense officers signed on to a letter to President Biden urging him not to sign a rekindled nuclear deal with Iran, arguing that the deal currently being negotiated gives Iran a clear path to nuclear weapons. “Despite your administration’s repeated declared commitment to prevent Iran from attaining nuclear weapons, this agreement creates a clear legal pathway for …

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A Deal Based on Lies: The Iran Nuclear Agreement Will Make War More Likely

gatestoneinstitute.org – These are the effects of the proposed nuclear deal brokered by the EU, Russia and China. Why is it brokered by the EU, Russia and China? Because the United States was outrageously banned from direct negotiations by Tehran. It is not outrageous that Iran demanded it, but that the US tolerated its own exclusion. [T]he deal that is …

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Fourteen Young Baha’is Arrested in Ghaemshahr

Iranwire – IranWire understands that during the afternoon of 31 August, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence in Mazandaran province raided the home of a Baha’i citizen, Mojir Samimi, in Ghaemshahr, and arrested eleven young Baha’is  from Ghaemshahr, Sari and Babolsar during a religious study meeting. The Baha’is were reading prayers and religious books. Officers also arrested Afnaneh Nematian, Mojir’s …

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Iran’s Minister of Roads Absent from Work as Special Advisor’s Arrest Confirmed

Iranwire – A “special assistant” to Iran’s Minister of Roads and Urban Development was arrested last week on corruption charges, a government official has indicated, while the Minister himself is absent from his duties. In an interview with ISNA news agency on Wenesday, Mohammad Hosseini, Ebrahim Raisi’s vice president for parliamentary affairs, was asked for his reaction to the arrest …

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A Family’s Agony as Dervish Journalist Kasra Nouri is ‘Disappeared’ Again

Iranwire – Last Thursday the imprisoned Gonabadi dervish and journalist Kasra Nouri was forcibly transferred from Adelabad Prison to an unknown location. According to his brother Pouria, his family have since had no news of his condition or whereabouts. On World Press Freedom day in May 2021, Nouri was named one of the “10 Most Urgent” cases of persecuted human rights journalists around the world by …

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Iran Says It Needs Stronger US Guarantees for Reviving Nuclear Pact

VOA – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says his country needs stronger guarantees from Washington for the revival of a 2015 nuclear deal, and reiterated that the U.N. atomic watchdog should drop its “politically motivated probes” of Tehran’s nuclear work. Speaking on Wednesday during a visit to Moscow where he met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Amir-Abdollahian said Tehran was …

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China’s treatment of Uyghurs may be crime against humanity, says UN human rights chief

theguardian – The outgoing UN human rights commissioner, Michelle Bachelet, has said that China had committed “serious human rights violations” against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang province which may amount to crimes against humanity. Bachelet’s damning report was published with only 11 minutes to go before her term came to an end at midnight Geneva time. Publication was delayed by the eleventh-hour delivery of an …

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Khamenei heaps praise on Iranian administration

Al-Monitor – In a meeting with administration officials, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expressed support for the government’s efforts this past year. Speaking Aug. 30, Khamenei said that that the biggest achievement of the Raisi administration’s first year in office has been “awakening hope and trust within the people.” Khamenei said that people can see this administration is “busy working …

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