Thursday , 21 October 2021

Social and Political

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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Does Iranian law consider US a hostile state?

Al-monitor – On Oct. 18, Mizan, the Iranian judiciary’s news agency, reported that Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi, who has been held for more than a year, and his father Baquer, who was detained in February, had both been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Their offense, as announced by Tehran’s Prosecutor General Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, was “collaboration with the hostile US government.” According to the …

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The billion-dollar gold rush to tap into Iranian oil

CNBC – The chase is on for some of the most prized oil and gas assets in the world, following the lifting of sanctions on Iran earlier this year. The historic deal paved the way for the country to rebuild its lost production capacity and fight for market share. If all goes as planned, Tehran’s oil officials will attract roughly …

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Iran ‘smart filters’ 95 million explicit contents on Instagram

PayvandNews – Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, touched upon the protection of cyberspace on social networks and the execution of the ‘smart filtering’ project that has been introduced by Rouhani administration to allow access, albeit restricted, to more social networks that contain explicit content. “At the start of the project, over 5 per cent of the content transmitting through the infrastructure …

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