Tuesday , 27 July 2021

Social and Political

Israel Voices Opposition to Revamped Iran Nuclear Deal

VOA – Israel’s new government on Sunday pledged close cooperation with the United States even as it expressed “serious reservations” about efforts by Washington to rejoin the international pact to restrain Iran’s nuclear program. Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met in Rome in their first face-to-face meeting since a new coalition government assumed power …

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Iran: Black Turban Follows White Turban

gatestoneinstitute.org – [T]o see Raisi as a cleric heading a clerical regime would be a mistake. He is as much of a cleric as Saddam Hussein was a Field Marshal. It would also be a mistake to see him, as some American “liberals” have done, as more “open to the world” because he claims a PhD. However, to see Raisi …

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Iran Says Nuclear Deal Salvageable but ‘Will Not Negotiate Forever’

VOA – Iran said Saturday it believes a reinstatement of its 2015 nuclear deal with major world powers is possible but warned that Tehran “will not negotiate forever.” “Out of a steadfast commitment to salvage a deal that the U.S. tried to torpedo, Iran has been the most active party in Vienna, proposing most drafts,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed …

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Iranian forces kill Kurdish porter in western city of Sardasht

Iran-HRM – A border porter identified as Vahed Mohammadpour was killed by border police on Saturday in Sardasht, northwestern Iran. Vahed was married and a father to three. Border police opened fire on a group of border porters without warning and Vahed was killed among them. This is the sixth border porter killed by border police or security forces in …

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IRAN: HARROWING ACCOUNTS OF TORTURE COMMITTED WITH IMPUNITY – NEW FINDINGS ON AFKARI BROTHERS

amnesty.org – This extensive analysis issued on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture presents Amnesty International’s documentation of the harrowing details of torture and other ill-treatment inflicted on unjustly jailed protesters Vahid Afkari and Habib Afkari since their arbitrary arrest in 2018, and shows how Iran’s prosecution and judicial authorities have ignored or dismissed the numerous complaints …

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IOPHR Statement regarding the Transfer of the Presidency to a person who has openly committed Crimes Against Humanity

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR stated : “Ali Khamenei, the self-proclaimed leader and religious dictator of Iran, last week in a scandalous show, through a sham of an election handed over the presidency of Iran to Ebrahim Raeisi, a man who has committed crimes against humanity.” The statement continued by stating : “Ebrahim Raeisi, known as the perpetrator of …

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U.S., France Concerned As Iran Lets UN Atomic Watchdog Deal Expire

RFL/RE – The UN nuclear watchdog said June 25 that it has not received a response from Iran about extending an interim atomic monitoring agreement, after the United States and France warned that not doing so could imperil talks to revive the 2015 nuclear deal. The temporary monitoring agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran expired on …

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Iran’s New President: A Mass Murderer Mullah

gatestoneinstitute.org – Many people boycotted the elections and protesters called on US President Joe Biden to stop trying to return to the nuclear deal. “The government is telling people to vote… We are not going to vote in order to show the world that we Iranians are frustrated with this clerical establishment. We do not support a government that shoots …

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Five Soldiers Die in the Second Deadly Bus Accident in Two Days

Iranwire – A bus traveling from Zahedan to Abadeh hit a parked truck and overturned on June 24, killing five people on board. All five were reported to be soldiers preparing to take part in a training operation and had worked for the Ministry of Education. Thirty-nine passengers were on board the bus when it crashed. Independent media named the dead …

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