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Monthly Archives: May 2024

Iran Provides Houthis with Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile: IRGC Media

iranintl – Tasnim News Agency, affiliated with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC), reported on Wednesday that Iran has supplied the Houthi rebels in Yemen with the Ghadr ballistic missile. The missile, described as the first Iranian anti-ship ballistic missile, is now in the hands of Yemeni fighters, enhancing their capability to target maritime vessels. The revelation is significant as it confirms …

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French Families Seek UN Help for Relatives in Iranian Prisons

iranintl – Families of three French citizens arbitrarily imprisoned in Iran without due process of law are urging the United Nations to apply pressure on Tehran for their release. The relatives of Cecile Kohler, Jacques Paris, and Louis Arnaud, alongside their legal representatives, made a plea for their release outside the UN office in Geneva on Monday. Noemi Koehler, the …

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How Iran Under Raisi Built Close Ties With Latin America

Iranwire – Caracas received Ebrahim Raisi with the typical heat of the tropical summer on June 12, 2023. It was the first time the then-president of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, set foot in a Latin American country.  “We are friends in difficult times,” Raisi said as soon as he shook hands with Nicolás Maduro, president of Venezuela. Before arriving at his …

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US Concerned Over Attacks on Protesters by ‘Iranian Regime Supporters’

Iranwire – The United States has voiced concerns over reports of violent confrontations between supporters of the Islamic Republic and protesters demonstrating outside Iranian embassies and venues in recent days. Tensions flared last Friday in London during a memorial ceremony for late President Ebrahim Raisi.  A group of pro-Islamic Republic supporters attacked protesters gathered outside the venue, injuring four people. …

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Iran-Saudi Tensions Simmer as Six Iranian Journalists Expelled

Iranwire – Tensions are on the rise between Iran and Saudi Arabia as Iranian state television reported the expulsion of six journalists from the kingdom.  The Iranian crew members were reportedly released after being detained for nearly a week and barred from participating in the upcoming Hajj pilgrimage. This incident comes despite a year of tentative improvement in relations between …

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Iran Accounts for 74% of Global Executions in 2023: Amnesty

Iranwire – The Islamic Republic alone carried out 74 percent of all documented executions worldwide in 2023, Amnesty International reported.  With 853 executions, a 48 percent increase from the previous year, Iran sits behind China as the world’s leading executioner. “In Iran, the authorities intensified their use of the death penalty to instil fear in the population and tighten their …

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Iranian Border Forces Shoot Dead Young Kolbar

Iranwire – Border forces of the Islamic Republic shot dead a young kolbar in western Kurdistan amid an escalation of violence against the transborder porters. Direct fire from Iranian border forces killed a 19-year-old kolbar, identified as Sina Rasoolzadeh, while transporting goods across the border heights of Baneh city. According to a report by the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, …

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Jailed Iranian Man’s Health Declines After Torture

Iranwire – Concerns are mounting about the well-being of 20-year-old Khaled Mehmandoost, who was arrested by Iranian security forces in Mahabad over three months ago.  According to an informed source speaking to IranWire, Mehmandoost is currently in Mahabad prison, and his mental and physical health are described as unstable.  The source said that Mehmandoost spent 90 days in solitary confinement …

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Iranian Court Sentences Journalist To 21 Years For ‘Propaganda Against Regime’

RFL/RE – The Islamic Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj, western Iran, has sentenced journalist Zina Modares Gorji to a combined 21 years in prison for her advocacy of women’s rights. The Kurdish human rights portal Kurdpa reported that Judge Mohammad Karami, handed down a split verdict in the case, with Gorji receiving 10 years for “forming an illegal group aimed at overthrowing the …

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YouTube Confirms Iranian Foreign Ministry Account Closed Over U.S. Sanctions

RFL/RE – Internet video platform YouTube has confirmed terminating an account run by Iran’s Foreign Ministry to comply with U.S. sanctions against the Islamic republic. “Google is committed to compliance with applicable sanctions and trade compliance laws, and enforces related policies under our Terms of Service,” YouTube spokesman Alzbeta Houzarova told RFE/RL in a written statement on May 28. “If …

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