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Reports: Iran Holding Second French Researcher

RFL/RE – French newspaper Le Figaro and Reuters have reported that Tehran has since the summer been incarcerating Roland Marchal, a senior researcher from Science-Po university.Both news outlets reported the detention on October 16, a situation that could complicate French President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to ease tensions between the United States and Iran.French Foreign Ministry officials didn’t respond to a …

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Rouhani Says Protests In Iran Encouraged U.S. Exit From Nuclear Deal

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani has linked the widespread anti-regime protests in late 2017, early 2018, to Washington’s decision to drop the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers, in May 2018. Speaking at a news conference, Rouhani said on Monday, October 14, that since December 2017, Iran has found itself …

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Iran’s Nuclear Program Is Back To Pre-JCPOA Situation, Says Nuclear Chief

Radiofarda – Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Chief Ali Akbar Salehi says Iran will soon introduce a set of 30 modern IR-6 centrifuges within the next 2 or 3 weeks as the latest development in its nuclear program. Salehi added that a new part of the heavy water reactor in Arak in central Iran will become operational within the next two …

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UN says ‘this must stop’ after violence in Iraq protests

alarabiya – The top UN official in Iraq deplored five days of violence during protests that has killed nearly 100 across the country and wounded thousands, saying “this must stop.” “Five days of reported deaths and injuries; this must stop,” Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, the special representative of the UN secretary general in Iraq, said in a tweet. According to the Iraqi …

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Rouhani Blames Trump For Failure To Hold Trilateral Talks With France, U.S.

Radiofarda – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday confirmed reports that he evaded a proposed telephone conversation with Donald Trump, saying that Trump’s motive was to use the call for his domestic political needs. At the same time, Rouhani thanked French President Emmanuel Macron for his efforts to try to arrange the doomed phone meeting adding, “Neither Paris nor Tehran …

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Whistleblowers Arrested In Iran, Accused Of Terrorist Intentions

Radiofarda – Security forces have arrested nine people connected to a whistleblower page on social media platform Telegram, the chief of Police in the province of Kurdistan, western Iran, says. Fifteen natural and ten legal persons have sued the managers of the page, named “A’MAK”, (Persian acronym for “disclosure of the performance of Kurdestan’s managers”), the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps …

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Latest UN Human Rights Report On Iran Paints A Disparaging Picture

Radiofarda – In his official report on the human rights situation in Iran, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres presented an extensive list of concerns, urging the Islamic Republic, among other things, to join the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The 21-page annual report was submitted September 24, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 73/181, by which the …

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Iran Dismisses EU Parliament Criticism Of Its Human Rights Record

Radiofarda – Iran has reacted defensively to the European Parliament for calling Tehran to end persecution of women who support human, civil, labor, and political rights. Dismissing a recent resolution adopted by the EU parliament as “one-sided”, and “biased,” the spokesman of the Islamic Republic Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, said on Monday, September 23, “For the Islamic Republic of Iran, …

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