Wednesday , 16 June 2021

Social and Political

Iran Nuclear Talks Adjourn With Mixed Messages About Progress

RFL/RE – Parties to the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran wrapped up a third round of talks on May 1 focused on bringing the United States and Iran back into full compliance with the deal, with negotiators in Vienna giving contrasting accounts of the tasks ahead.Senior officials from China, Germany, France, Russia, Britain, and Iran said they would adjourn …

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Dozens of labor activists arrested at May Day gatherings in Iran

Iran-HRM – Dozens of Iranian workers and employees were arrested today in rallies marking International Labor Day in Tehran. Labor rights activists Asal Mohammadi, Hirad Pirbodaghi, Saeed Malayeri, are among those arrested outside the regime’s Labor Ministry. Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company has also confirmed the arrest of “dozens” of its members including Reza Shahabi, Hassan …

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Human Rights Defender Arash Sadeghi Released

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – After spending five and a half years in prison, human rights defender Arash Sadeghi has been released from Rajai Shahr Prison following the implementation of the Sentence Reduction Directive. According to Iran Human Rights, human rights defender Arash Sadeghi has been released after spending five and half years in prison, where he suffered with sick health …

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Biden Administration Needs to Halt Talks with Iran’s Mullahs

gatestoneinstitute.org – The Biden administration seems more determined than ever, however, to “reward” Iran’s dangerous and predatory regime by returning to a deal that has sunset clauses, as well as an expiration date after which the mullahs can enrich uranium, spin centrifuges at any level they desire, and make as many nuclear weapons as they like. A return to the …

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Reformist Rebel Wants to be President of Iran

Iranwire – Mostafa Tajzadeh’s candidacy for President of Iran has caused a stir in Iranian political circles. The reformist activist announced he would run in the June elections on Sunday, April 25, and two days later, in a five-hour Clubhouse chatroom session, he took questions about why he was running and responded to criticisms. “I am sticking to the ballot …

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Iranians Shocked by Budget Piracy in Parliament

Iranwire – Iran’s official state news agency has revealed that the 2021-2022 budget scandal is more extensive than previously thought, prompting threats that legal action might be taken against the agency for its publication of “fake news”. Iranians were still absorbing the shock of the budget scandal when further news emerged of the extent of the last-minute changes. Islamic Republic News …

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Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume in Vienna

VOA – Saturday, parties to the Iran nuclear agreement are to resume the third round of negotiations in Vienna aimed at bringing the United States back into the accord.The deal, which curbs Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, has been on life support since then U.S. president Donald Trump bolted in 2018.The remaining partners to the 2015 accord …

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Iran threatens labor activists ahead of International Labor Day gatherings

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities have threatened a number of labor rights activists to prevent them from holding and participating in International Labor Day gatherings. The Free Union of Iranian Workers reported on April 29 that the Intelligence Ministry through repeated telephone calls has threatened them some of the union members including Jafar Azimzadeh and Parvin Mohammadi. Azimzadeh is a leading …

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Zamaneh’s Annual Labor Report: Struggles of Iranian Workers under the Pandemic

Radiozmaneh – On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, Zamaneh Media has published its annual labor report, which covers issues related to workers’ rights in Iran from May 2020 to May 2021. Over the past year, despite the coronavirus pandemic and police crackdown, workers took to the streets many times chanting slogans against exploitation, poverty, unemployment, and lack of social …

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