Friday , 20 May 2022

Social and Political

Political Prisoner Narges Mohammadi Offered Furlough in Exchange for Silence

Iranhumanrights.org – Mohammadi: Imprisonment Makes Me More “Determined” Imprisoned human rights defender Narges Mohammadi has been offered temporary release if she promises to be silent about her unjust sentence, her husband told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). “The authorities have told Narges that they would grant her furlough on the condition that she not talk to or …

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Ahmadinejad is running for president in Iran … again

Al-monitor – Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad surprised everyone April 12 by registering to run in the May 19 presidential election, a move that could be interpreted as directly defying Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had publicly “advised” him last autumn not to run in the race. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi When it comes to politics, Ahmadinejad is a clever …

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Will US missile strike shift Iran-Russia partnership in Syria?

Al-monitor  — In a move that surprised many observers as well as politicians around the world, US President Donald Trump ordered a targeted missile attack against a Syrian air base on April 6. The strike, which the United States said was in retaliation for the April 4 chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun, marked a shift from former President Barack Obama’s policy of restraint toward …

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Ex-Iranian President Ahmadinejad submits name for presidential election

Al-Arabia – Ex-Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad submitted his name on Wednesday for registration as a candidate in Iran’s presidential election in May, state media reported. The move by the former hardline president was seen as a challenge to the authority of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who had ordered him not to run. Registration for the May 19 election started …

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Is Iran the real winner in US-Russia spat?

Al-monitor -It was just after sunrise on April 7 when the news of an American missile attack on Syria reached Tehran. At first, information about what precisely transpired was limited, yet the attack was received in the Iranian capital as a message from Washington to all parties fighting along the forces of Syria’s defiant President Bashar al-Assad that the grace period given …

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Iranian conservative coalition at risk of collapse

AL-monitor – In Iran, the conservative camp continues to go through a rough patch as its presidential candidates continue to appear unwilling to withdraw in favor of a contender who, according to the camp, has the greatest chance of defeating incumbent moderate President Hassan Rouhani. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi Ahead of the May 19 presidential elections, conservatives have tried to put aside their disagreements …

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Iran’s President Rohani Coy As He Kicks Off Election Season, Concedes He’s ‘Not Fully Satisfied’

RFL/RE – President Hassan Rohani has defended his policies on the eve of the registration period for candidates in Iran’s presidential election in May, saying his administration has helped boost prosperity and chip away at obstacles to openness in Iranian society. But the 68-year-old cleric and ally of reformers stopped short of announcing a reelection bid at his televised April …

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IRAN: Son of Grand Ayatollah Blasts Presidential Bid of Human Rights Violator Ebrahim Raisi

Iranhumanrights.org – The son of late Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, who publicly condemned the mass executions of political prisoners in 1988, has criticized the newly announced presidential candidacy of Ebrahim Raisi. In an interview with the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Ahmed Montazeri noted that Raisi, who was part of the four-man special tribunal that ordered the mass executions, “does not have …

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General: Game Changer in Iran-Pakistan Relations?

PayvandNews – Iran and Pakistan have experienced many ups and downs in their relationship dating back to the creation of Pakistan in 1947. Despite Iran’s persistent conflict with Pakistan’s closest ally Saudi Arabia and broad economic relationship with Pakistan’s rivals India and Afghanistan, they have managed to maintain a relatively healthy relationship. Will this relationship be now influenced by the …

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