Thursday , 21 October 2021

Social and Political

Trump Again Criticizes Iran Nuclear Deal, Asks Israel To ‘Hold Back’ On Settlements

RFL/RE — U.S. President Donald Trump has again vowed to keep Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and has criticized the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers. Speaking at a February 15 news conference alongside visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump also criticized statements at the United Nations and other international bodies that he said were treating …

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Opposition Leader’s Son: Khamenei and Rouhani Are Responsible for Extrajudicial House Arrests

Iranhumanrights.org – The son of Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, who has been detained under house arrest without trial since 2011, told the Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that ultimate responsibility for the situation lies with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, whose “personal decision” resulted in the extrajudicial act. Mohammad Taghi Karroubi, who spoke to the Campaign from London on …

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Will Trump turn Rouhani into hawk?

AL-monitor – Being Iran’s president while Tehran is “officially on notice” by Washington is not an easy task for a moderate such as Hassan Rouhani. From now on, whether he likes it or not, the harsh rhetoric his US counterpart Donald Trump is adopting is going to be reflected in whatever Rouhani is going to say in the coming months. …

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Iran’s Khamenei strikes down Reformist call for ‘national reconciliation’

Al-monitor – Over the past week or so in Iran, Reformists have been putting forth a plan to fully reintegrate themselves within the political establishment, calling it a “national reconciliation.” Former Reformist President Mohammad Khatami (1997-2005) first brought up the plan Feb. 7, and it was subsequently pursued by Reformist members of parliament. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi The national reconciliation plan entails the freeing …

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Iran remains committed to JCPOA: International Atomic Energy Agency Chief

PayvandNews – The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again confirmed that Iran is implementing the landmark nuclear agreement it signed with the P5+1 group of countries in 2015. “Implementation is very important and that requires efforts by all and … we have a very robust verification tool,” IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano told reporters on …

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Publication of 1970 Memories of Sadegh Ghotbzadeh in the United States

PayvandNews – The 1970 memoir of Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, one of the closest advisers of Ayatollah Khomeini, is published in the United States. The compiler of the collection is Ali Sajjadi who has analyzed the role of Ghorbzadeh in 1979 revolution in Iran as well. The manuscripts of Sadegh Ghotbzadeh is provided to Sajjadi through one of Ghotnzadeh’s former colleagues in Washington DC. …

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Iran’s Exiled Prince to US, Israel: Don’t Fall into Tehran’s ‘Trap’

VOA – Iran’s exiled crown prince, Reza Pahlavi, is urging the United States and Israel not to fall into a “trap” by escalating their disputes with the Iranian government into a military conflict. U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are due to hold their first official meeting at the White House on Wednesday. White House spokesman …

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Do Iranian MPs want to send working women back home?

Al-monitor – On Jan. 15, Iranian lawmakers approved a new law that would oblige state-run and public organizations to accept early retirement requests of female employees who have worked at least 20 years, without pushing any age limit. At present, the age limit for early retirement of women covered by the Social Security Organization (SSO) is 52. The law needs to be approved by the …

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Controversy surrounds hijab during Swedish visit to Iran

AL-monitor – The political engagement and business deals reached by Iran and Sweden during a recent official visit to Tehran were overshadowed by the attire, or lack thereof, of the female members of the Swedish delegation. Indeed, in the aftermath of the visit by the high-ranking Swedish political and business delegation, hard-liners raised a storm in the Iranian media by …

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Women Make Up 10% of Iran’s Administration: VP

PayvandNews  – Women compose ten percent of the Iranian administration, the vice president in women and family affairs, Shahindokht Molaverdi, said here on Sunday. The United Nations has affirmed the statistics about the number of women in the administration, Mehr news agency quoted her as saying. The Department of Women and Family Affairs is responsible for regulating women’s activities in …

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