Monday , 18 October 2021

Social and Political

Iran launches production line for Zolfaqar missiles

PayvandNews – Iran launched production line for its first solid-fuel pin-point precision and long-range missile dubbed Zolfaqar on Sunday. Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said during the launching ceremony that the tactical missile Zolfaqar which was entirely indigenous in design and production served the purpose of enhancing Iran’s missile combat might as stated by the Supreme Leader. He said …

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Iran’s first online census gets into high gear

PayvandNews – Iranians have begun taking part in the country’s first national online census, with one official saying general response on the first day was “unprecedented”. Ashkan Shabbak, head of the supervisory committee on the census, told IRNA news agency on Sunday that he expected 35% of Iranians to fill out online version of the survey. Those who do not …

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​Iran introduces own credit cards

PayvandNews – Iran has introduced credit cards for the first time in what appears to be a plan to encourage spending by the public. The credit cards will be presented to applicants with three limits of Rials 100 million ($3,000), Rials 300 million ($10,000) and Rials 500 million ($15,000). They can be used for purchases in shops or online, the …

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Iran Releases Canadian-Iranian Professor Detained on ‘Security Charges’

VOA – Iran says it has released a retired Canadian-Iranian professor, who had been detained on “security charges.” A foreign ministry spokesman, quoted by the official IRNA news agency, said Homa Hoodfar was released on humanitarian grounds. Hoodfar, 65, who most recently taught at Concordia University in Montreal, was arrested June 6 after a visit to Evin prison in Tehran. …

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Nixes Ahmadinejad Election Hopes

RFL/RE – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reportedly told former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad not to run for president in an election scheduled for next year. Iran’s IRNA state news agency reported on September 26 that Khamenei told Ahmadinejad that it “is not in his interest or that of the country” for him to run again. The staunchly conservative …

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Syria as Metaphor

lobelog – The war in Syria is a nightmare. It’s a nightmare for all the civilians who suffer from constant aerial bombardment, who are trapped without food and medical assistance inside crumbling cities, who experience the retribution of either the Islamic State or the regime in Damascus. It’s a nightmare for those who try to escape and face the prospect of …

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Iranian Takes US State Department by Storm

PayvandNews – The recent appointment of Iranian-American Sahar Nowrouzzadeh as Persian spokesperson for the US Department of State is likely to help improve the dialogue between Washington and Tehran. Nowrouzzadeh, who was born in Iran and moved with her family to the US as a child, is well known for her public activity aimed at improving relations between the United …

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Iranian President Meets Castros In Havana

RFL/RE – The Iranian president has met with his Cuban counterpart and his older brother and predecessor during a visit in Havana. Hassan Rohani sat down with Cuba’s 90-year-old retired president, Fidel Castro, on September 19. Rohani met separately with President Raul Castro, who took over leadership of Cuba’s government in 2006. Officials did not comment on the talks. Iran’s …

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What’s on Rouhani’s New York agenda?

Al-monitor — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is slated to address the UN General Assembly session that opens Sept. 20. It will be Rouhani’s fourth such address, but this year he will notably only stay in New York for less than 48 hours. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Rouhani’s whirlwind visit to the United States comes at a time when he finds himself under increasing fire at home by hard-liners, who charge …

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Iran Cuts Airbus Deal by 6 Jets Amid Implementation Delays

VOA – Iran has reduced the number of planes it plans to buy from Airbus by six units following delays in U.S. regulatory approvals needed to import the jets, an Iranian official told Reuters. Iran announced plans in January to buy 118 jets worth $27 billion at list prices from the European planemaker but has voiced concern at the amount …

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