Thursday , 16 September 2021

Social and Political

Biden Must Abandon Nuclear Negotiations with Iran

gatestoneinstitute.org – The latest report by the International Monetary Fund makes especially grim reading for the Iranian regime, as it shows the country’s foreign reserves have collapsed from around $140 billion in 2015 to just $4 billion today. Iran’s perilous economic state has, unsurprisingly, prompted nationwide protests at the regime’s gross mismanagement of the economy. With Mr Raisi’s triumph, the …

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‘Unknown Object’ Explodes In Northern Tehran Park; No One Hurt

RFL/RE – A loud blast was heard in northern Tehran early on July 10 after an “unknown object” exploded in a park, Iran’s state-controlled television reported. It wasn’t clear what had caused the blast. “An unknown object exploded…. There was no damage and no one was hurt,” the report said. Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Gudarzi, who is in charge …

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EU Parliament seeks sanctions on Iran officials for human rights abuse

Jpost – The European Parliament passed a resolution dated Wednesday, urging that sanctions be imposed on Iranian regime officials for the imprisonment and executions of EU nationals.According to the resolution’s language, the EU Parliament called on the European Council, “to consider further targeted sanctions, including freezing the assets of the Iranian regime officials and entities involved in the arbitrary detention …

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Vaccine Chaos as Iranians Head to Armenia for Covid-19 Jabs

Iranwire – On the last day of the Iranian week ending on Thursday July 8, the daily number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Iran suddenly exceeded 23,000. While the Delta variant has been fueling the fifth wave of coronavirus infections, Iran’s vaccination program has remained steeped in a quagmire of mismanagement. Once in a while, shipments of Covid-19 vaccines do …

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Nuclear Acceleration and Rocket Attacks: The Uncertain Future of the JCPOA

Iranwire – This week US officials said the Islamic Republic of Iran has not yet stated its readiness for the seventh round of indirect talks in Vienna over a potential return to the JCPOA. For Hassan Rouhani’s government, which will formally be dissolved on August 5, the clock is ticking on a final opportunity to save face. Meanwhile, reports from Iran indicate that …

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Hackers Disrupt Iran’s Rail Service with Fake Delay Messages

VOA – Iran’s railroad system came under cyberattack Friday, a semi-official news agency reported, with hackers posting fake messages about train delays or cancellations on display boards at stations across the country.   The hackers posted messages such as “long delayed because of cyberattack” or “canceled” on the boards. They also urged passengers to call for information, listing the phone …

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Blackouts in Iran: What’s Happening?

nufdiran.org – What is Happening: Iran is currently experiencing a series of power outages that have impacted the everyday lives of Iranains and have effectively shut down businesses, schools, hospitals, and a handful of other necessary establishments as well as disrupted phone networks and important home appliances. The regime has blamed the outages on recent drought and high demands on the …

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What Role has Ayatollah Khamenei Played in Iran’s Blackouts?

Iranwire – “The Iran of 2025 is a developed country, ranking first in the region in economy, science and technology, with an Islamic and revolutionary identity, giving inspiration to the Islamic world and playing a constructive and effective role in international relations.” This is the preamble to a document entitled “Prospects for the Islamic Republic on the Threshold of 2025”, …

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The Water Crisis in Iran’s Khuzestan Province

Iranwire – In a flurry of reports Thursday, July 1, local media and environmentalists in Khuzestan once again raised the alarm about the water crisis threatening the province. The last month has seen the drying-up of the Karkheh and Zohreh riverbeds in western Khuzestan, as well as the Hur al-Azim wetlands and tributaries. A lack of water has put various …

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Taliban fighters capture key Afghan border crossing with Iran

(Reuters) – Taliban fighters seized control on Thursday of a key district in western Afghanistan that includes a major border crossing with Iran, Afghan security officials said, as the Islamist insurgents continued their rapid military advances around the country. In the last week, the Taliban have overrun areas bordering five countries – Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, China and Pakistan – as …

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