Friday , 28 January 2022

Social and Political

Iran’s Zarif criticizes hard-liners for leaks on nuclear talks

Al-monitor – With a new US administration that has not made its opposition to the nuclear deal a secret, Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif took aim at those inside Iran who continue to try to sabotage the implementation of the nuclear deal and reveal contents of his confidential testimonies about those talks. AUTHOR Arash Karami …

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Iran sentences man to 10 years for espionage

washingtonpost — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting that a 62-year-old man has been sentenced to a 10-year prison term on espionage charges. The Monday report quotes Hassan Heidari, a judiciary official in the northeastern city of Mashhad, as saying the accused person was arrested five months ago. The report does not identify the man. The verdict comes after …

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Sweden defends officials wearing headscarves in Iran

BBC – The Swedish government has defended its decision to have its officials wear headscarves during a trip to Iran, saying that failing to do so would have broken the law. Trade Minister Ann Linde led a business team last week and faced criticism for wearing a headscarf, or hijab. Sweden says it has the world’s first “feminist government”. A …

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Tehran Says Eight Sunni Militants Arrested For Planning Attacks During Past Week

RFL/RE – Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmud Alavi says security forces have arrested eight hard-line Sunni Islamists who were suspected of planning attacks to disrupt celebrations marking the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. Alavi said on February 11 that the eight suspects were all foreigners and that some were linked to a Sunni militant leader who had been killed in …

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Iranian Prince to Trump: Be Sensitive in Considering New Immigration Order

VOA – The son of Iran’s last monarch is appealing to U.S. President Donald Trump to distinguish between the Iranian people and their Islamist rulers as the president considers whether to impose new restrictions on immigration to the United States. In an exclusive studio interview with VOA’s Persian Service, Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi said Iranians are sensitive to being “confused” …

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Iran, Sweden Initial Accords During Swedish Prime Minister’s Visit

RFL/RE – Iran’s supreme leader has told Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven that Sweden has a good reputation among Iranians and is seen by Tehran as a reliable economic partner. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the remarks to Lofven during a meeting in Tehran on February 11. Left to Right: Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven President Hassan Rohani Supreme Leader Ali …

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US Commander Warns of Russian, Iranian, Pakistani Influence in Afghanistan

VOA – The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says Russia, Pakistan and Iran are pursuing their own agendas with regard to the fragile country, complicating the fight against terrorism and extremism. “We’re concerned about outside actors,” General John Nicholson told VOA’s Afghan service in an interview. VOA’s Exclusive Interview With General John Nicholson Russia, which had an ill-fated intervention into …

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Iraqi plans for territorial claims towards the marine border with Kuwait, has been a source of military tension between the two countries!

    As result of recent demonstrations along the border areas between Iraq with Kuwait against the border agreement, named “Khor Abdullah”, the State of Kuwait has deployed four battalions of Special Forces to its borders with Iraq. Kuwaiti security forces according to Kuwait sources stand ready to deal with any riot or disturbing security threat against the country’s borders. …

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The anniversary celebration of the Iranian Revolution is accompanied with burning of Western countries flags and insults towards Arabian countries.

DorrTV – Tehran, Iran – In the anniversary celebration of Iranian Islamic Revolution, which occurs on the 10th of February, this year in addition to the usual burning of Israeli, American and British Flags there were also outright insults and slogans hurled towards the leader of the Arabian Countries! These protests included banners carried by the members of Basiji’s forces …

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Iran allowing Syria-bound Russian planes to use airspace – report

channelnewsasia –  Iran has again allowed Russian planes to use its airspace during recent operations in Syria, a senior Iranian security official was quoted as saying on Saturday. In August, Russian aircraft for the first time used an Iranian air base to conduct strikes in Syria. The Russian military said its fighters had completed their tasks, but left open the …

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