Thursday , 22 February 2018

Social and Political

Iran Will Withdraw From Nuclear Deal If ‘No Economic Benefit’

RFL/RE – Iran has threatened to withdraw from the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if there is no economic benefit from it and major banks continue to fail to do business with Tehran. “If the same policy of confusion and uncertainties about the JCPOA [nuclear agreement] continues, if companies and banks are not working with Iran, we cannot …

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Three Sufi protesters killed hours after being shot by Iranian forces

Al-Arabia – Iranian sources reported on Tuesday the death of three Gonabadi Sufis in the hospital hours after being shot in clashes with Iranian security forces north of the capital Tehran. The site “Zaytoun” reported that the Iranian police forces have transferred three Gonabadi Sufis on Monday evening to the hospital in Tehran and were reported dead on Tuesday night …

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300 Iranian Dervishes Remain under Arrest after Clashes with Security Forces

Radiozamaneh – After clashes with security forces in Iran, more than 300 Sufi Dervishes remain under arrest and more have been arrested in smaller cities or trying to enter Tehran, where clashes took place. Gonabadi Dervishes protesting the arrest of one of their members in front of a police station in Tehran on Monday 19 Feb. Iranian sufi Dervishes of …

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Israel Counters Iran’s New Missile With ‘Successful’ Interceptor Test

VOA —Israel and its U.S. ally say they have successfully tested an anti-missile system that would protect the Jewish state from a potential long-range missile attack by its regional rival, Iran. Monday’s test of the Arrow 3 interceptor comes eight days after Iran displayed what it called a new version of a Ghadr missile with a 2,000-kilometer range that would …

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Disband the Revolutionary Courts in Iran (Video)

Iran Human Rights – Almost four decades after the Iranian revolution, the Islamic Revolutionary courts are still playing a major role in the Iranian judiciary system. According to IHR records, from 2010 to 2016, more than 3000 people have been executed by the Islamic Revolutionary Courts. Suppressing protests, arresting activists, long-term prison sentences, capital punishment, and repression and assault of …

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Iranian film on Tehran’s role in Syria war creates controversy

Al-Monitor – Iranian director Ebrahim Hatamikia‘s “Damascus Time” is the first major Iranian film about the country’s presence in Syria. Ever since its first screening at Iran’s Fajr International Film Festival in February, the film has caused controversy, both for its take on the subject and its artistic value.

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