Friday , 27 November 2020

Science and Technology

Intel: Pompeo links Iran satellite launch to erosion of nuclear deal

Al-Monitor – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed Iran’s recent launch of a military satellite into orbit during a phone call today with his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian. The call came after Pompeo issued a strong statement over last week’s launch, using it to start a full-court diplomatic press urging the United Nations to extend an arms embargo on Iran that …

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Five Chinese Were Arrested For Chatting About Huawei Sales To Iran – NYT

Radiofarda – Five citizens of China were detained for their private chat on the internet about the technology giant Huawei’s Iranian sales, The New York Times reported. Speaking to NYT, two of the detainees have disclosed that they were imprisoned for eight and three months, respectively. All former employees of Huawei were attending the WeChat group when one of them …

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Iran Lying About Peacefulness Of Space Program, Pompeo Says

Radiofarda – In a tweet on April 25, the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran continues to lie that the Revolutionary Guard’s space program is peaceful when in reality it is part of the country’s nuclear weapons program. “Deeply troubling that the IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization, launched a military satellite. Their secret space program advances technologies used …

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Former Iranian Diplomat Condemns Military Ambitions, Suggests Reconciliation With US

Radiofarda – A former Iranian deputy foreign minister has questioned Iran’s military ambitions in a clear reference to Revolutionary Guard commanders’ claims about the Iranian armed force’s deterrent power following the launch of a military satellite last week. In an analysis entitled “The Strategy of Deterrence” in Saturday’s edition of reformist newspaper Sharq, Aminzadeh wrote that “further to military deterrence, …

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U.S. Calls On EU To Put Sanctions On Iranians Developing Missile Program

RFL/RE – The United States has called on the European Union to place sanctions on individuals and entities working on Iran’s missile programs after Tehran said it successfully launched a military satellite. Washington also called on all countries to extend the United Nations conventional-arms embargo on Iran, saying the launch was proof the country’s space program was “neither peaceful nor …

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US Official: Iranian Satellite Launch Inconsistent With Civilian Uses

VOA – The United States believes an Iranian military satellite launch this week was overseen by a high-ranking commander involved in past attacks on American targets, a senior administration official said on Thursday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a declassified assessment of the launch determined that it was overseen by Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the head of the …

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Guards Commander Says Iran’s Eye In Sky Makes It ‘A World Power’

Radiofarda – IRGC Commander Hossein Salami says the launch of Iran’s first military satellite on Wednesday April 22 marks the “beginning of the formation of a world power.” In a handwritten message displayed on the IRGC’s Tasnim news agency, Salami said: “Now we look at the earth from the Sky.” Addressing IRGC personnel, Salami wrote: “My brothers! The road has been opened. …

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Trump Orders Navy To Destroy Iranian Gunboats That Harass U.S. Ships

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump says he has ordered the Navy to attack and destroy any Iranian vessel that harasses U.S. ships after Iranian ships appeared to harass U.S. vessels last week in the Persian Gulf. “I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at …

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Iran Claims It ‘Successfully’ Launched Military Satellite

RFL/RE – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said on April 22 that it launched a military satellite into orbit, after months of failed attempts.State television and the Tasnim news agency, which is affiliated with the IRGC, reported the launch on April 22, calling it “successful.”There was no immediate independent confirmation of the launch of the satellite but analysts said …

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Women in virus-hit Iran tech sector fight to keep hard-won jobs

AFP.com – From the hustle and bustle of a startup, Fereshteh Kasrai now works from home, like many Iranian women fighting to keep hard-won tech jobs as the coronavirus outbreak stirs uncertainty. Iran says the COVID-19 disease has claimed more than 5,200 lives and infected close to 83,000 over the past two months, in the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak. Kasrai …

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