Thursday , 16 September 2021

Social and Political

Political and military alliance of Iranian government and Russians

PayvandNews – Following the disclosure of Russian military presence in the form of Russian jets using the Iranian bases, and also firing of Russian cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea and over the airspace of Iran towards certain targets in Syria, some of the advisers to the Islamic Republic in Iran have announced that these are taking place in line …

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Trump Said Readying Temporary Bans On Refugees, Some Muslim Visitors

RFL/RE – U.S. media are reporting that President Donald Trump, starting on January 25, will order sweeping anti-immigration measures, including a temporary ban on refugees and suspension of U.S. visas for citizens of Syria, Iraq, Iran, and other Muslim countries. The ban on allowing refugees into the United States except for religious minorities escaping persecution is expected to last multiple …

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Tehran responds to letter from Netanyahu to the Iranian people

Iran’s Foreign Ministry responded to a letter from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed to the Iranian people, in which he said he “distinguishes between the Iranian regime and the people.” The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said at news conference on Monday that “Netanyahu ought to stop the massacres against the Palestinian people, and not talk about Iran, …

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Iranians Protest Against Broadcast Jamming, Point to Health Concerns

VOA – A rare protest by Iranians against their government’s use of broadcast jamming equipment is bringing global attention to growing concerns about the health impact of the practice. Dozens of residents of the southern Iranian city of Shiraz joined the protest January 9, rallying outside the headquarters of the governor of Fars province, of which Shiraz is the capital. Participants …

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Sweatshop Workers in Collapsed Building in Iran Left Without Jobs

Radiozamaneh – The 17-story building that collapsed on 19 Jan in Tehran, Iran, was home to 560 small business units, many of them repairing workshops and sweatshops. The workers who worked in the building are now left unemployed without benefits. The body of a victim is excavated from the collapsed building rubble and carried by firefighters. The Plasco building collapsed …

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Iranians ponder Obama’s legacy with rise of Trump

AL-monitor – As Barack Obama left the White House on Jan. 20, transferring power to Donald Trump, assessments were made about his legacy and whether he fulfilled his promises. To Iranians, one of the most noted of these pledges was the focus on diplomacy to resolve the stalemate over Iran’s nuclear program. AUTHOR Saeid Jafari In an August 2007 speech at the Woodrow …

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Who will replace Rafsanjani as chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council?

Al-monitor -Ever since the Jan. 8 death of Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Iranian media have been speculating about who will replace him as the chairman of the Expediency Council. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei directly appoints the members of the council, which is tasked with resolving differences between the parliament and the Guardian Council. Moderates and Reformists have been …

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Could A Hard-Line Woman Challenge Rohani In Iran’s Presidential Vote?

RFL/RE –  Four months ahead of Iran’s presidential election, the absence of a clear challenger to face incumbent Hassan Rohani has led to talk that the gray-bearded clerics who dominate Iran’s opaque system might bet on a woman. By Golnaz Esfandiari Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi is an Iranian university professor and former lawmaker. She was Iran’s minister of health and medical education. …

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Campaign aims to create jobs for vulnerable Iranian women

PayavdNews- A public campaign has been launched aimed at creating jobs for socially vulnerable women nearly two months before the new Iranian year starts on March 20. The campaign with the motto of “Presenting a job, as the new year’s gift” is arranged by the Society of Awareness, Knowledge and Growth (Bavar NGO) to create job opportunities for the women …

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