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Monthly Archives: September 2023

Government Raises Bread Prices In Iran In Risky Move

iranintl – Faced with an apparent financial crunch to subsidize bread, the Iran is gradually raising prices, a move that can have both political and inflationary repercussion. To avoid public blame and anger the government is trying to redirect the responsibility to provincial officials, although the central government would remain the main decision maker. Iran’s economy minister Ehsan Khanzoudi said …

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Iranian Court Sentences Tajik National To Death Over Deadly Attack On Mausoleum

RFL/RE – Iran’s judiciary has sentenced Rahmatollah Nouruzof, a Tajik national, to death over an attack on the Shah Cheragh mausoleum in the city of Shiraz last month that killed two people. The head of the judiciary in Fars Province, Kazem Mousavi, said Nouruzof was the main suspect in the attack and that he had admitted to ties with Islamic State (IS).Nouruzof, …

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Iranian Protester Sentenced to Over 16 Years’ Imprisonment

Iranwire – A resident of the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad who was arrested during last year’s nationwide protests has been sentenced to 16 years and 4 months in prison. Human rights sources say Judge Hossein Yazdankhah from Branch 5 of the Mashhad Revolutionary Court handed down the sentence to Azam Gholami Zahab on August 23. The presiding judge, Hassan …

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Mahsa Amini and Iranian Women Nominated For Sakharov Prize

Iranwire – Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian woman who died in Tehran a year ago while in custody for an alleged hijab infraction, has been nominated for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, the European Union’s top rights prize. Amini’s death sparked months of women-led protests across Iran demanding fundamental changes in the country, including gender equality and …

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FIFA Head Had “Great” Meeting with Iran’s Raisi in New York

Iranwire – FIFA President Gianni Infantino says “it was great to meet” with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in New York, as the Islamic Republic is facing wide criticism over its ban on women attending stadiums, the arrest of football players deemed as critics of the government and the interference of its security institutions in sports matters. After the September 20 …

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Iran Cancels All Flights to Azerbaijan and Armenia

Iranwire – Iranian authorities canceled all flights to neighboring Azerbaijan and Armenia until further notice on the second day of a major flare-up in fighting over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Mohammad Mohammadi, the head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, told ISNA news agency on September 20 that the measure was taken to “ensure passenger safety.”  As a result, passenger flights …

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Russia-Iran Ties Reach New Level, Russian Defense Minister Says

VOA – Relations between Russia and Iran have reached a new level despite opposition from much of the Western world, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday during his visit to Tehran. “We are aiming at an entire range of planned activities, despite opposition from the United States and its Western allies,” the Interfax news agency cited Shoigu as saying. …

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