Saturday , 25 June 2022

Social and Political

Iran’s IRGC says US is retreating from region

Al-Monitor – Commander in Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami spoke about the United States and Israel in his latest speech. “Our enemy is in a state of flight and defeat,” Salami said. “Today you see the news of the Zionist regime and how they are in a political collapse, and if you look at the US, …

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UN calls on Iran to stop finger amputations

Al-Arabia – The United Nations on Wednesday urged Iran to halt plans to amputate the fingers of eight prisoners and called on Tehran to do away with any form of corporal punishment. UN Human Rights Office spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said seven of the men were currently being held at the Greater Tehran Central Prison. “We are deeply concerned by the …

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Arabs to Biden: Shut Down Iran’s ‘Expansionist Project’

gatestoneinstitute.org – Ahead of Biden’s visit, the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, in a clear message to the US administration and other Western powers, affirmed that any nuclear agreement or future negotiations with Iran must address the Iranians’ “destabilizing behavior in the region, their support for terrorist militias, and their missile program.” “Western countries prefer to talk about upcoming measures, preparing …

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The Farda Briefing: Iran’s Shadow War With Israel Intensifies As Tehran Moves Closer To Nuclear Weapons Capability

RFL/RE – Tensions are soaring between Iran and Israel, its regional foe. This comes as Tel Aviv is suspected of carrying out a recent spate of assassinations and sabotage attacks inside the Islamic republic. Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on June 20 said the death of a Defense Ministry engineer in May was the result of “industrial sabotage,” …

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Players, Take a Bow: Iran’s Anti-Corruption Show is Over

Iranwire – In September 2020, ex-top judiciary official Akbar Tabari was sentenced to a  stunning 31 years in prison for “setting up and heading a bribery network”. In a months-long trial hugely publicized by Iranian state media and described as “the mother of all corruption cases”, Tabari and associates had been accused of facilitating serious bribery corruption in the judiciary, going back …

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IRGC Chief: Our Security Comes First, Then That of the People

Iranwire – An ex-IRGC commander and MP has defended the right of Iranian security forces and police officers to carry weapons, saying their safety trumps that of society at large. Ismail Kowsari, who is deputy chief of the Guards’ Sarollah Base in Tehran and an adviser to the IRGC’s commander-in-chief, Hossein Salami, made the remarks in the context just as …

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UN: Iran Executed More Than 100 People Between January and March

VOA – Iran executed more than 100 people in the first three months of 2022, continuing a worrying upward trend, according to a report by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that was presented Tuesday. Speaking before the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, U.N. deputy human rights chief Nada Al-Nashif presented Guterres’ latest report on Iran, decrying that executions in the …

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Kurdish Political Prisoner Firuz Musalou’s Secret Execution Epitomises the Lawlessness and Repression in Iran

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Kurdish Political Prisoner, Firuz Musalou was secretly executed on charges of moharebeh in Urmia Central Prison after a trial that lasted just minutes. Neither his family nor his lawyer were informed of his scheduled execution and his body was secretly buried without being returned to the family. Iran Human Rights strongly condemns Firuz Musalou’s arbitrary execution and …

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Iran claims it arrested Israeli spies plotting to kill nuclear scientists

Al-Monitor – Iranian hard-line media reported June 21 that Iran was holding three individuals working as agents for Mossad, the overseas branch of Israel’s intelligence agency. According to Mehdi Shamsabadi, the prosecutor in the southeastern city of Zahedan, the three were rounded up from across multiple locations nationwide in April following an eight-month-long sophisticated surveillance operation by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry. “They …

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Iranian FM travels to India to upgrade ties

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian visited New Delhi June 8-10, where he met with his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and national security advisor Ajit Kumar Doval. Considering that discussions were held at the highest level, it seemed like an effort to reset India-Iran ties. Trying to put together a more broad-spectrum partnership, Amir-Abdollahian spoke about drawing …

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