Tuesday , 27 July 2021

Social and Political

Iran’s regime threatens to execute brother of wrestler Navid Afkari

JPost – The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced that it may execute Vahid Afkari, the brother of the champion wrestler Navid Akari, who was the victim of an extrajudicial killing by Iran’s judiciary for his protest against Iranian regime corruption.The founder of the campaign United for Navid, Masih Alinejad, on Saturday tweeted:  “After executing the innocent athlete Navid Afkari …

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Khamenei criticises Iran’s foreign minister over leaked remarks

reuters – Iran’s supreme leader on Sunday criticised its foreign minister, who said in a leaked interview that the elite Revolutionary Guards had more influence in foreign affairs and Tehran’s nuclear dossier than him. In the interview, aired by the London-based Iran International Persian-language satellite news channel last week, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said he had “zero” influence over …

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Iran identified as ‘primary challenger’ to US interests in Mid East: Intel report

Al-Arabia – A report by all intelligence agencies in the United States has identified Iran as the “primary state challenger” to Washington’s interests in the Middle East, the London-based Iran International reported on Sunday. Iran has been identified as the “primary state challenger to US interests in the Middle East because of its sophisticated military capabilities, broad proxy and partner …

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Iranian Minister Apologizes For Leaked Comments About Slain General

RFL/RE – Embattled Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has apologized for comments he made in a recording that was leaked last week in which he criticized the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and the powerful late General Qasem Soleimani. Zarif wrote on Instagram on May 2 that he hoped Soleimani’s family and the Iranian people would forgive him for the controversial …

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UK calls Iran’s treatment of dual national Zaghari-Ratcliffe ‘torture’

Al-Arabia – Iran’s treatment of detained dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to “torture”, Britain said on Sunday, after she was jailed and banned from leaving the Islamic republic. “I think it amounts to torture the way she’s being treated, and there is a very clear, unequivocal obligation on the Iranians to release her,” Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told BBC television.

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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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