Saturday , 20 August 2022

Social and Political

Iran executes Kurd political prisoner Firuz Mosalu

Iran-HRM – Iranian regime executed a Kurd political prisoner Firuz Mosalu on Monday in Urmia Prison, northwest Iran. The Revolutionary Court of Urmia had previously sentenced him to death on the charges of “enmity with God” for “membership” in a dissident Kurdish organization. Reports say he was denied due process and the right to a court of review. The Kurd …

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Iran blames US for stalled talks with world powers to revive 2015 nuclear deal

Al-Arabia – Iran said on Monday that Tehran is ready to reach a “good deal” with world powers, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh told a televised news conference, blaming the US for stalling talks to revive their 2015 nuclear pact. “Even today, we are ready to return to Vienna to reach a good deal if Washington fulfils its commitments,” Khatibzadeh …

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Iranian engineer’s death at military site due to ‘industrial sabotage’: Agency

Al-Arabia – The death of an Iranian Defense Ministry engineer in May 2021 was the result of “industrial sabotage” at a military site in Parchin near the capital Tehran, an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander was quoted on Monday as saying. In his comments to the semi-official Entekhab news agency, the commander, Hassani Ahangar, did not say who was believed to be behind the sabotage.“The …

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Curing Jaundice and Other Tall Tales About Khamenei

Iranwire – Last week General Rahim Safavi, a former chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), claimed that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has cured his grandchild of jaundice. In a video released on June 16, Safavi told an audience at the Iranian army’s AJA University of Command that the youngster was yellow down to his belly and, in a panic, he had …

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Iran Hangs Man Convicted in Cleric Attack

VOA – Iran on Monday hanged a man convicted of killing two clerics and wounding another in an April stabbing attack. Iranian state television identified the man as Abdollatif Moradi. The attack happened at the Iman Reza shrine in the northeastern city of Mashhad, a major pilgrimage site for Shiite Muslims. One of the clerics died instantly, while another died …

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Over 100 partygoers arrested in north Iran: Media

Al-Arabia – Police have arrested 120 people for breaking Iran’s segregation and morality rules at a party in the forest in the northern province of Mazandaran, state media reported Sunday. “Members of this illegal tour… were arrested by the morality police and a lawsuit has been filed,” provincial judiciary chief Mohammad Sadegh Akbari said, quoted by state broadcaster IRIB. Akbari …

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Iran responds to UAE concerns over Tehran’s nuclear plans

Al-Arabia – Iran on Saturday told the United Arab Emirates that Tehran gave a high priority to improving ties with its neighbors, Iranian state media reported, a day after the UAE voiced concern over Tehran’s nuclear program. The UAE’s envoy at the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog on Friday said he hoped Iran would work with the body to provide reassurances …

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Iran fighter jet crashes after engine fails, pilots survive

Al-Arabia – An Iranian fighter plane crashed near the central city of Isfahan on Saturday after its engine failed, but both pilots survived, media reported. The pilots were taken to a local hospital, the official IRNA news agency said. It said there was a technical failure in the engine of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat that led to the crash. A …

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UAE concerned by Iran nuclear program, seeks reassurances

Al-Arabia – The United Arab Emirates urged Iran on Friday to provide reassurances on the peaceful nature of its nuclear program after the International Atomic Energy Agency denounced Tehran’s lack of cooperation. “There are concerns,” said the permanent representative of the UAE to the IAEA, Hamad al-Kaabi. In response to an AFP question during a press conference on the Emirates’ …

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Arrests Of Telegram Administrators Expose Divisions Among Iran’s Hard-Liners

RFL/RE – Hard-liners have gained a foothold in Iranian politics during the past year, taking control of the presidency and parliament. But there has been mounting evidence of divisions in the political camp. In the latest sign of an internal power struggle, authorities arrested the administrators of three hard-line Telegram channels believed to have links to the clerical establishment.SEE ALSO:Iran’s …

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