Saturday , 6 March 2021

Social and Political

UN Human Rights council condemns the Iranian Regime’s use of force against unarmed fuel couriers.

Shabtabnews – In a twitter statement and a full report the UN Human Rights council strongly condemned the Iranian Regime’s recent use of force against unarmed Baluchi fuel couriers. 🇮🇷 #Iran: We condemn use of force violations in recent weeks by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and State security forces against unarmed fuel couriers & protesters belonging to the #Baluch …

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US VP Harris assures Israel’s Netanyahu of ‘unwavering commitment’ amid Iran standoff

Al-Arabia – US Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized the United States’ “unwavering commitment to Israel’s security,” in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday, the White House said. She “underscored the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to the US-Israel partnership,” the statement read. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. “The …

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Israel will defend itself if world fails to stall Iran’s nuclear plans: Benny Gantz

Al-Arabia – Israel will not wait for the international community to stop Iran’s “nuclear escalation,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Thursday, adding that Tel Aviv was ready to act independently if needed. “Iranians are breaking everything that was agreed with them; they are bluffing in any aspect that one can think,” Gantz said in an interview with Fox News. For all the …

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Jailed Belarusian, Iranian Exile, Slain Afghans Among U.S. ‘Women Of Courage’ Honorees

Iranwire – The U.S. State Department will honor 14 “extraordinary” women from Belarus, Iran, and other countries who have demonstrated leadership, courage, resourcefulness, and a willingness to sacrifice for others. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will host the annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) awards in a virtual ceremony on March 8 — International Women’s Day — to honor jailed …

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Guards’ Journal Warns of Street Protests Gaining Potency

Iranwire – The nationwide protests of January2018 and November2019 were arguably turning points in the history of street protests in Iran. Although they were brutally supressed, the ruling establishment is now deeply afraid of further demonstrations. Since then, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s state-sponsored think-tanks and study centers have offered various recommendations to officials on how to prevent a recurrence. The latest of …

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Ahmadreza Djalali: 100 Days of Solitary on Death Row

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Dr Ahmadreza Djalali, a Swedish-Iranian scientist on death row in Evin Prison, has spent 100 days in solitary confinement, and only permitted one family visit in that period. According to Iran Human Rights, political prisoner, Ahmadreza Djalali was transferred to the solitary confinement cells of Ward 209, where he has been deprived of his basic …

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Republicans challenge Biden’s Pentagon policy nominee on Iran

Al-Monitor – Republican lawmakers on Thursday dug into Colin Kahl, President Joe Biden’s pick to become the Pentagon’s top policy official — a role akin to the defense secretary’s right-hand with responsibility in broad swaths of US national security policy. It was the second contentious nomination hearing in two days as Republicans jockey for leverage in opposition to the White House’s plans to reenter …

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IAEA plans ‘technical’ meeting with Iran in early April on open issues

Al-Arabia – The UN nuclear watchdog plans to start a “technical” dialogue with Iran aimed at advancing the process of obtaining explanations on outstanding issues such uranium particles found at old, undeclared sites, its chief said on Thursday. “I’m … aiming at having a far more clear understanding of this issue by the summer or before,” International Atomic Energy Agency …

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Pakistan’s Baluchis Protest Iranian Treatment Of Ethnic Brethren After Border Shootings

RFL/RE – Dozens of ethnic Baluch rights activists have staged a protest in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi to condemn the killing of their ethnic brethren by Iranian border guards last month. The protest comes amid reports of violent unrest and Internet blackouts in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan Province triggered after security forces killed cross-border fuel smugglers. Human Rights Watch last …

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