Thursday , 16 September 2021

Social and Political

Who Is Iran’s New First Deputy Chief Justice?

iranintl – On Tuesday, Iran’s judiciary announced(link is external) that a cleric, Mohammad Mossadegh Kahnemoui had been named first deputy chief justice. The appointment comes as the new chief justice, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, seeks to make his own mark in the senior ranks of the judiciary following Ebrahim Raisi becoming Iran’s president-elect. The position of first deputy chief justice in the Islamic Republic matters. The …

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IRGC official urged Iraq militias to continue hitting US, report

Al-Monitor -The intelligence chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) encouraged local militia leaders during a recent meeting in Iraq to increase their small-scale attacks against US positions in the country, Reuters reported today. IRGC intel chief Hossein Taeb visited pro-Iran militias in Iraq and Syria last week after the US conducted airstrikes late last month against two sites used by …

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U.S. Says No ‘Deadline’ For Iran Nuclear Talks

RFL/RE – Washington has said that it will issue no ultimatums on the window for a seventh round of talks on Iran’s atomic activities but added a warning over potential “nuclear advances” in the meantime. U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price said that only Tehran can say when the talks — begun in an effort to revive the 2015 nuclear …

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Biden and the Mullahs: “Feeding the Crocodile”

gatestoneinstitute.org – Have the Biden administration and the European Union already forgotten the disastrous outcome of appeasing the mullahs in 2015…? US President Barack Obama pledged at the time that he was “confident” the deal would “meet the national security needs of the United States and our allies”. Throughout that time, the EU and the Obama administration not only initiated …

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Four Iranian Kolbars Shot and Killed in a Fortnight

Iranwire – At least four Iranian kolbars or border couriers have been shot and killed in Iran’s border regions in the past two weeks. Behzad Rahimi, an MP for Saghez and Baneh in Kurdistan province, revealed the killings during a sitting of the Iranian parliament on Saturday. Border guards, he said, were shooting directly at the victims’ heads and hearts. On the …

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Judicial authorities arrest drapery shop owner and several female models

Iran-HRM – Following the publication of a video from the opening of a drapery shop in which female models are present without hijab, Iran’s judiciary reported the arrest of some people. On Sunday, July 11, a video of the ceremony was posted on social media, featuring a number of women in ballgowns as models. The Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor of …

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Iran unveils Islamic dating app to encourage ‘lasting marriage’

timesofisrael— Iran on Monday unveiled an Islamic dating application aimed at facilitating “lasting and informed marriage” for its youth, state television reported. Called Hamdam — Farsi for “companion” — the service allows users to “search for and choose their spouse,” the broadcaster said. It is the only state-sanctioned platform of its kind in the Islamic Republic, according to Iran’s cyberspace …

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Mohseni Ejei, number one anti-women judge in the world

Iran-HM – The inauguration ceremony of Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei as the new head of Iran’s judiciary took place on Monday, July 5. His appointment to this position is a sign of repression and double pressure on women in Iran. The winner of the International Bludgeon Award In 1990, Mohseni Ejei won the International Bludgeon Award of the Woman’s Link worldwide. On …

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Pompeo speaks at conference by controversial Iran opposition group

Al-Monitor – Former Obama and Trump administration officials as well as Slovenia’s premier attended a Sunday event held by the controversial Iranian opposition group Mujahedeen-e Khalq, leading to criticism.  The organization’s Free Iran 2021 World Summit began Sunday and concludes Tuesday. The virtual event focused on highlighting “the role the Iranian regime has played to spread chaos and destruction in the region and across the …

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Iran dissidents seek Bennett’s support for democracy and counter-terrorism

JPost – A group of Iranian dissidents last Thursday published a congratulatory letter to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, urging him to support democracy in Iran and continue Israel’s campaign to stop Tehran’s state-sponsored terrorism.The opponents of the theocratic state, who are based outside the Islamic Republic, wrote: “For more than four decades, threatening the existence of the State of Israel and hatred …

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