Saturday , 25 September 2021

Social and Political

State affiliated Quran reciter in Iran denies sexually abusing children

Radiozamaneh – Saeed Toosi, a Quran teacher and Iran’s top Quran reciter has denied allegations that he has sexually abused at least 4 children that were put under his care as students. Saeed Toosi with Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran Islamic republic state media reported on Sunday 6 Nov that Toosi has denied all allegations of sexual abuse of …

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US says Iran’s behavior ‘not positive’

alarabiya -While Washington does not regard Tehran’s “Death to America” slogan as an official Iranian policy, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday that the US still views the Islamic republic’s behavior in the region as “not positive.” Thousands of Iranians chanted “Death to America” in the capital Tehran on Thursday, marking the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of …

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At Least 5 Supporters of Mohammad Ali Taheri Remain Detained

HRANA News Agency – After releasing ten people of at least 15 people detained in the rally by Mohammad Ali Taheri’s supporters in front of Baqiatullah Hospital, five people remain in the “Vozara Building” in detention. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency in Iran (HRANA), despite issuance of a bail and showing payslips by the families, …

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Iran’s parliament shows its true colors

Al-monitor – Iran’s parliament clarified its position toward the moderate government of President Hassan Rouhani on Nov. 1, giving its vote of confidence to each of the president’s three proposed new ministers. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Following the Feb. 26 parliamentary elections, both hard-liners and supporters of Rouhani claimed victory. Amid the contradictory reports on the outcome of the vote, hard-line …

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President Obama extends national emergency against Iran

PayvandNews – US President Barack Obama has extended the country’s national emergency with respect to Iran despite last year’s nuclear agreement with Tehran and the P5+1 to lift sanctions. In a letter sent to Congress on Thursday, Obama told lawmakers that US relations with Iran have not returned to normal, and that it’s necessary to maintain the status quo. “Our …

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FIFA Fines Iran For ‘Religious Manifestations’ During World Cup Qualifiers

RFL/RE – The Iranian soccer federation was also cited for using a drone during the ceremony and for “improper conduct among spectators” for their display of a banner that had religious content on it. FIFA has fined Iran and warned the country’s soccer body for allowing “several religious manifestations” during a recent World Cup qualifying game in Tehran. Soccer’s world …

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Report: Iran Sentences Saudi Diplomatic Missions Attackers

RFL/RE – Iran has sentenced to prison terms an undisclosed number of people accused of storming Saudi diplomatic missions earlier this year. Iran’s semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted lawyer Mostafa Shabani as saying on November 4 that some of the defendants were handed sentences of three months or six months in jail, while others were acquitted. The report did not …

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Iranians Celebrate Anniversary Of Takeover Of U.S. Embassy

RFL/RE – Thousands of Iranians burned the U.S. flag and celebrated the “decline of America” as they marked the anniversary of the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by militant students 37 years ago. “America is no longer No. 1 and the first power of the world,” the deputy head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, Hossein Salami, told …

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Iran commander says US in ‘strong decline’

alarabiya -A senior Iranian military official welcomed Thursday what he said was the “strong decline” of the United States, during celebrations marking the start of the 1979 US embassy siege. “America is no longer number one and the first power of the world,” deputy Revolutionary Guards commander Hossein Salami told thousands gathered outside the former US mission in Tehran. “America’s …

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Iran court acquits defendants in Saudi mission attack case

alarabiya -Iran’s judiciary acquitted more than 40 defendants charged over the January attack on the Saudi mission in Tehran, according to news report. ‘ILNA’ or the Iran labor news agency announced that the Clerical and Government Employees’ Courts cleared all 45 defendants – 20 members of Basij militia and 25 clerics – of the charges of storming and ransacking the …

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