Tuesday , 27 July 2021

Social and Political

Tehran Says Nuclear Talks Must Await Iran’s New Administration

RFL/RE – Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator says the next round of talks in Vienna must wait until Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi takes over in early August. “We’re in a transition period as a democratic transfer of power is under way in our capital. Vienna talks must thus obviously await our new administration,” Abbas Araghchi said on Twitter on July 17. …

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Man killed by security forces during protests over water shortage Iran

Iran-HRM – On the second day of protests in Khuzestan province against severe water shortages, Mostafa Naeemawi, a young protester was killed by the state security forces in the restive city of Shadegan. The southwestern oil-rich province of Khuzestan is in dire straits due to extreme heat, power outages and now water shortages, and water has become very precious in …

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How does Iran circumvent the sanctions on dual-use and military goods in Europe?

Radiozamaneh – The international military equipment and dual-use goods procurement network of the Islamic Republic of Iran is an extensive network operating in countries from East Asia to Europe, North America, South America and North Africa. This includes companies and individuals who provide military and dual-use equipment to Iran through secretive and dangerous means. Instead of prioritizing the livelihoods and …

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U.S. accuses Iran of trying to deflect blame for nuclear talks impasse

(Reuters) – The United States on Saturday accused Tehran of an “outrageous” effort to deflect blame for the impasse in Iran nuclear talks and denied that any agreement had been reached on a prisoner swap. Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said earlier on Twitter that the next round of negotiations in Vienna must wait until the new Iranian administration …

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US State Department responds to Araghchi ‘s tweet today calling on the U.S. and U.K. to stop linking a humanitarian exchange

IranInt – In a twitter statement US State Department responds to Araghchi ‘s tweet today calling on the U.S. and U.K. to stop linking a humanitarian exchange: The @StateDeptSpox has responded to @Araghchi's tweet today calling on the U.S. and U.K. to stop linking a humanitarian exchange—release of hostages—with the #Iran JCPOA: pic.twitter.com/e45mNrtQEf— Iran International English (@IranIntl_En) July 17, 2021

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IOPHR’s statement regarding the failed kidnapping of Ms. Alinejad by agents of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR while condemning the recent attempt to kidnap Ms. Alinejad by agents of Islamic Republic of Iran, stated that: “The regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran, from the very first days of its establishment, has consistently attempted to eliminate its opponents inside and outside the country, by measures such as assassinations, kidnappings and executions. …

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1 Dead in Iran Water Shortage Protests

VOA – Iran’s state media report that one person was killed late Friday during a protest of water shortages in the country’s southwest. The state news agency IRNA quoted Omid Sabripour,  head of the local government in Shadegan, as saying “a number of Shadegan’s people had gathered to protest water shortages due to the drought, during which opportunists and rioters …

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