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Monthly Archives: June 2023

Deadly Pollution of Aras River: Locals Told to Stay Silent

Itanwire – Aras is a major river that flows along the border between Iran and both Azerbaijan and Armenia. A report published on June 19 by the Tehran newspaper Payam-e Ma about the possible connection between the pollution of Aras and the increase in the rate of stomach cancer in the north-western province of Ardebil has once again brought the issue of the …

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Students Face Physical Inspections, Threats during Exam Sessions

Iranwire – Security forces have disrupted the end-of-semester exam sessions in Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabai University, subjecting the students to invasive physical searches and threatening women who did not strictly abide by compulsory headscarf rules.  Iran’s Student Union Council said on its Telegram channel that the university’s security officers “repeatedly disrupted the order” by taking pictures of students and ordering strict …

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Iran’s Raisi speaks to Russia’s Putin, expresses ‘full support’: Kremlin

Al-Arabia – Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi on Monday spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin and expressed his “full support” following the aborted mutiny of a mercenary chief, the Kremlin said. “The Iranian president expressed full support for the Russian leadership in connection with the June 24 events,” the Kremlin said. Putin also received a call from Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim …

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Alcohol Poisoning Claims more Lives in Iran

Iranwire – Seven people died in the northern province of Tehran after drinking bootleg alcohol, officials say, amid a recent surge in cases of fatal alcohol poisoning in the country. Omid Ahmadi, district governor of Robat Karim, said on June 25 that the consumption of “counterfeit alcohol” had sickened at least 22 individuals in Robat Karim and Parand during the …

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Judiciary Officials among Iranians Hit by New EU Sanctions

Iranwire – The European Union says it has imposed a ninth package of restrictive measures on an additional seven individuals accused of participation in “serious” human rights violations in Iran. “The new listings include the Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of Isfahan province and the Deputy Judge of the Provincial Criminal Court of Isfahan province, who are responsible for the trials …

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Why Revolutionary Guards Are Shelling Iranian Kurdistan

Iranwire – Independent sources told IranWire that fighting between the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the East Kurdistan Defense Units (YRK), the military affiliate of the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) in the highlands of Kusalan in the county of Marivan in Iranian Kurdistan has intensified. An IRGC member was killed and two others were severely injured following a …

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Fetid Waters: Hospitals in Shahrekord Filled with Sickened Children

Iranwire – On August 7, 2022, the flow of piped water from Kuhrang Spring in the mountains to Shahrekord, capital of the south-western province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, gradually stopped. The flow of water was believed to have been cut off due to the turbidity of the water following torrential rains in the region. For more than ten days the …

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Israel Praises Foiling of Iranian Attack Against Israeli Targets in Cyprus

VOA — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the thwarting of what he said Sunday was an Iranian attack against Israeli targets in Cyprus. A statement from Netanyahu’s office did not give any more details, but Israeli news website Ynet, without disclosing its sources, said an attack had been planned against Israelis staying in the city of Limassol. Cyprus declined …

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330 hospitalized in Iran sandstorm

turkiyenewspaper – A dust storm is effective in Iran‘s Sistan-Baluchestan province. According to Iran’s official agency IRNA, Majid Mohibbi, Director General of Sistan-Baluchestan Crisis Management, made a statement on the issue. Mohibbi said 330 people have been transferred to hospitals and medical centers in the province’s Zabul, Zehek, Hamun, Hirmend and Nimruz cities in the last three days due to fine …

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