Friday , 28 January 2022

Social and Political

IAEA help sought over ‘missing’ Iran nuclear device

AlArabaia – Gulf countries are following up with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the potential negative effects of a missing nuclear device at the Iranian nuclear reactor in Bushehr. They are specially keen to know what impact it could have on water pollution in the region, a Gulf official has confirmed. Dr Adnan Al-Tamimi, Chairman of the GCC …

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Model Arrested, Bare Protester Condemned, Prosecutor Says

Radiozmaneh – A foreign model who had traveled to Iran to undergo plastic surgery has been arrested, Tehran Prosecutor Mahmoud Jafari Dowlatabadi announced. In a meeting last week with his deputies Dowlatabadi said the judiciary has opened a case and is investigating media reports abroad that foreign actors and models are travelling to Iran for the purposes of cosmetic surgery. …

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Saeed Mortazavi and Zahra Kazemi’s Unresolved File

Radiozmaneh – There are currently five open cases against Tehran’s Former Prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi; however, after 14 years he has still not been charged for the death of Zahra Kazemi, the Iranian-Canadian photojournalist who died while in custody as a result of his treatment by the prison authorities. Stephan Hachemi, Zahra Kazemi’s son hold his mother identification card The charges …

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Iran’s Inflation Rate Drops To 7.5%

PayvandNews – Iran’s inflation rate for the 12-month period ended in the last day of the eight Iranian calendar month of Aban (November 20) hit 7.5 percent, the Statistical Center of Iran reported. The figure shows a 0.4 percent drop compared to the 12-month period ended in the seventh calendar month (October 21). cartoon by Hassan Karimzadeh, Shargh daily Meanwhile, …

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Iran Threatens Retaliation if US Extends Sanctions

VOA – Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, threatened Wednesday to retaliate against the United States if it renewed economic sanctions against his country for another 10 years. Khamenei did not specify what he would do, but he said in a televised speech that the U.S. “should be aware that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not stand by idly.” …

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Are Iranian Fighter Deaths Soaring in Syria?

VOA – Analysts and experts are expressing skepticism after an Iranian official said this week that more than 1,000 soldiers deployed by Iran have been killed since 2012 while aiding the Syrian regime in its civil war. Mohammadali Shahidi Mahallati, head of Iran’s Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans’ Affairs, did not elaborate on comments to the state-controlled Tasnim News Agency …

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U.S. Issues License For Sale Of More Than 100 Commercial Planes To Iran

RFL/RE – The United States has issued a second license to France’s Airbus to sell more than 100 commercial planes to Iran. Airbus in September received a license to sell 17 planes to Tehran. Officials said that the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on November 21 gave the French manufacturer permission to sell 106 more planes to …

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More Than 1,000 Iranian Fighters Killed In Syrian Conflict

RFL/RE – More than 1,000 Iranian fighters have been killed in the war in Syria, the head of Iran’s Foundation of Martyrs said on November 22. “Now the number of Iran’s martyrs as defenders of shrines has exceeded 1,000,” Mohammadali Shahidi Mahallati, head of the Foundation of Martyrs, which supports the relatives of those killed fighting for Iran, was quoted …

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US-Iranian citizen convicted in US for trying to buy missiles for Iran

AlAarabia – A dual citizen of Iran and the United States was found guilty on Tuesday on charges that he tried to help acquire surface-to-air missiles and aircraft components for the government of Iran in violation of US sanctions. Reza Olangian, 56, was convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan on all four counts he faced, including conspiring to acquire …

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