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Monthly Archives: July 2024

US denies holding ‘active’ nuclear talks with Iran

iranintl – The US is not engaged in any nuclear talks with Iran, the White House national security spokesman told Iran International on Thursday, denying the Iranian top diplomat’s claim about ongoing nuclear negotiations between Tehran and Washington via Oman. Earlier in the day, Iran’s acting foreign minister Ali Bagheri Kani said nuclear talks with the US are ongoing through indirect negotiations …

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IRGC general declares Khamenei true victor in presidential election

iranintl – Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, touted Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as the ultimate winner in Iran’s recent presidential election. The assertion, made in an article for the IRGC-affiliated Javan newspaper Thursday, underscores the entrenchment of Khamenei’s influence over Iran’s political machinery. Hajizadeh’s words were unequivocal: “Today, the Islamic system, the …

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Iran faces more internet disruptions under new president

iranintl – As president-elect Masoud Pezeshkian prepares to take office, Iran has once again experienced severe internet disruptions. Detailed reports from IODA, a platform monitoring global internet access quality, indicate that significant network interruptions began impacting users on Wednesday afternoon. A tweet from IODA highlighted “two significant network disruptions involving Host Iran and TCI [Telecommunication Company of Iran].” It comes …

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New UN rights rapporteur for Iran is a highly regarded expert

iranintl – Mai Sato, a Japanese social scientist, who is to become the next UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran at the end of July, is a top-notch expert on criminal law with a high reputation among rights defenders. Ms. Sato was one of eleven candidates for the post, and the preferred choice out of a final shortlist …

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Iranian nurses face mass arrests as government cracks down on protests

iranintl – In spite of a dire nursing shortage in Iran, the government continues to crack down on protests demanding better working conditions and pay with mass arrests across the country. In recent days, several nurses have reported being summoned to the disciplinary committee and handed sentences such as six-month suspensions, exile to other cities where commuting is impossible, non-payment …

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Iran struggled to arrange US ballot stations for presidential election runoff

voanews – Iran struggled to arrange absentee voting in the U.S. for the second round of its presidential election Friday, as a VOA investigation found that Tehran’s U.S. ballot stations suffered more setbacks than those it organized for the election’s first round a week prior. Tehran declared relative moderate former Iranian Health Minister Masoud Pezeshkian the winner of the July …

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Oil Tanker Seized By Iran Moving To International Waters, Tracking Data Shows

rferl.org – A Chevron-chartered oil tanker that was seized by Iran more than a year ago was heading for international waters on July 11, LSEG ship tracking data showed. The Marshall Islands-flagged Advantage Sweet was boarded by Iran’s military in the Gulf of Oman in April 2023 after an alleged collision with an Iranian boat. There was no immediate comment …

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Exiled prince warns West about Iran’s role in spreading ‘radical Islamism’

iranintl – Iran’s exiled prince Reza Pahlavi on Wednesday blamed the Islamic Republic for the expansion of radical Islam throughout the world, warning that the Western civilization is at risk of succumbing to Islamism. Pahlavi, whose late father Mohammad Reza left Iran in the midst of an Islamic revolutionary fervor in 1979, has been living in the US ever since, …

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Iran’s president-elect pledges support for Hamas until ‘liberation of Quds’

iranintl – Iran’s president-elect reiterated on Wednesday his support for Tehran-backed groups fighting Israel, a move that once again signals Iran’s major policies are dictated by the Supreme Leader, leaving presidents with little room for change. While President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian has never identified himself as a reformist nor officially belonged to any reformist faction, Western media reports have in recent days introduced …

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US accuses Iran of seeking to exploit American Gaza protests

voanews – The U.S. intelligence chief on Tuesday accused Iran of egging on protests inside the United States against the Gaza war, including by paying demonstrators. Avril Haines, the director of national intelligence, stressed she was not alleging that Americans taking to the streets against Israel or U.S. policy were insincere or doing Iran’s bidding, but said Tehran was stepping …

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