Friday , 27 November 2020

Economy

Iran’s “Chicken Crisis” and Khamenei’s Resistance Economy

iranwire.com – “This is the way to neutralize and overcome sanctions. This path may lead to difficulties and problems in the beginning, but it has a happy ending.” These were the remarks delivered by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran in one of his increasingly rare public appearances on Tuesday, November 24. At a meeting of the Supreme Economic …

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Top U.S. Envoy Says New Sanctions Against Iran Coming ‘Until The End’ Of Trump Administration

RFL/RE – As U.S. President Donald Trump’s time in office comes to a close, his outgoing administration intends to put further pressure on Iran by introducing new punitive sanctions against the U.S. adversary.On November 25, the top U.S. envoy on Iran, Elliott Abrams, announced that Trump’s sanctions strategy would continue “for another couple of months, right until the end” of …

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Discriminatory Treatment of the Poor in Iran, Single Mother Self-Immolates

Iran-HRM – Discriminatory treatment of the poor in Iran, single mother self-immolates A woman setting herself on fire in Bandar Abbas, capital of the southern Iranian province of Hormozgan, evoked widespread outrage across the country. The footage of this cruel and inhuman measure was disseminated on the social media on November 19. A young girl can be heard screaming and …

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Iranian Worker, 45, Sets Himself On Fire Due to Financial Straits

Iran-HRM – A 45-year-old worker in Kermanshah set fire to himself and died on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. The destitute worker did this act of protest in front of the Workers’ Syndicate in the city of Kermanshah. He died after he was transferred to hospital due to severity of injuries. Simultaneous with the dissemination of the video clip of this …

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USCIRF Supports Sanctions on Iran’s Intelligence Minister and Islamic Revolution Mostazafan Foundation

Shabtabnews – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomes the announcement that the U.S. Department of the Treasury has sanctioned Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi, who has “arrested and detained members of the Baha’i religion without charges,” and the Islamic Revolution Mostazafan Foundation, which was created to “confiscate and manage property, including that originally belonging to religious minorities such as …

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US unveils new round of Iran sanctions, Pompeo pledges more to come

Al-Monitor – The United States on Wednesday imposed one more round of sanctions on Iran, including a foundation linked to the country’s supreme leader, and vowed more punitive measures are on the way.     The State Department designated Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps officials Heidar Abbaszadeh and Reza Papi for their alleged involvement in the violent suppression of anti-government protesters in …

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Iranian Politicians Trade Barbs As Economy Continues To Suffer

Radiofarda – Iran’s Vice President, Eshaq Jahangiri, has accused the Speaker of Iran’s Majlis parliament of having the “least possible knowledge of the economy.” During a Majlis meeting on Monday, the parliamentary speaker, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, commented that the government should seek new sources of essential goods, suggesting an increase of customs duties. Qalibaf made the comment at a debate …

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A Year After the Bloody Protests, Iran Still Tries to Control the Price of Petrol

iranwire.com – November 2019 saw the bloodiest street protests in Iran’s modern history. Media agencies and human rights organizations around the world have published widely on the people killed by security forces and police during the weeks of protests, as well as people physically assaulted and jailed. A new report published by Amnesty International reviews 304 of those killed during the demonstrations. …

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Shopkeepers Defy New Rules as Experts Call for Total Lockdown

iranwire.com – The curfew on non-essential businesses and services went into effect in many Iranian cities and provinces at 6pm on Tuesday, November 10. The National Coronavirus Taskforce and President Rouhani both announced that these new restrictions would greatly affect the number of coronavirus infections. Health minister Saeed Namaki has predicted that the number of coronavirus fatalities will fall by …

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US Exports To Iran Drop 50 Percent

Radiofarda – In its latest monthly report released on November 4, the United States Census Bureau said that U.S. exports to Iran in the first nine months of 2020 amounted to $29.6 million, amounting to less than half of the same period last year. Iran imported $65 million from the U.S. in the first nine months of last year. During …

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