Tuesday , 28 June 2022


Russia Launches Syria Air Strikes From Iranian Base

RFL/RE – The Russian military has conducted air strikes in Syria using warplanes based in Iran for the first time, Russian state media are reporting. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the August 16 air strikes were carried out by Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 strike fighters that took off from the Hamadan air field in Iran. The ministry claimed the strikes successfully …

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Iran Kills Three Purported Sunni Militants

RFL/RE – Iranian security forces claim they have killed three purported Sunni militants in western Iran. Police reported that the men were killed in a shoot-out on August 16 in the city of Kermanshah, about 500 kilometers southwest of Tehran and about 100 kilometers from the border with Iraq. They said an automatic rifle and a suicide vest were confiscated after …

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Iran enjoys 4.4% economic growth in 1st quarter

MNA – Statistical Center of Iran (SCI) has reported that the country’s GDP, excluding oil, reached 4.4 per cent in the first quarter of the current Iranian year (began March 20). CSI announced on Sunday that Iran’s constant-price Gross Domestic Product (GDP) stood at about 6.7 billion dollars including oil and 5.4 billion dollars excluding oil. The figures indicate a …

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Charges against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe in Iran are ‘absurd’

BBC – The husband of a British mother detained in Iran has said the idea she could be involved in trying to overthrow the regime is “absurd”. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 37, is due on trial on as yet unspecified charges after being arrested in April. Speaking to the BBC on the couple’s seventh wedding anniversary, Richard Ratcliffe, from north London, said …

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Sanctions must remain to end Iran’s human rights violations

thehill.com – Following Iran’s nuclear agreement, the thinking was the country would begin to wind down its human rights violations, especially the use of executions. However, recent reports indicate 33 people were sent to the gallows on Aug. 2. Congress should dismiss any call for appeasement in relation to Iran, and continue pursuing and holding firm its sanctions against those in …

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Iran executes six more Kurds without fair trial

Kurdistan24 – Political prisoner Mohammad Abdullahi and five other Kurds were executed in Urmia Central Prison on Tuesday, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) reported. Abdullahi, 35, married, from the city of Bokan, Kurdistan Province, northwest of Iran, was charged with “Moharebeh” for belonging to a Kurdish opposition party. Moharebeh, an Arabic term meaning “enmity against God,” is a crime …

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ّFive Prisoners Hanged in Iran in Accelerating Rate of Executions

Iranhumanrights.org – Hangings Follow Twenty Prisoners Executed Last Week Five prisoners were hanged inside Iran’s Orumiyeh Central Prison in West Azerbaijan Province on the morning of August 8, 2016, in what appears to be an accelerating pace of executions in the Islamic Republic. Last week 20 Sunni prisoners were killed in another mass execution in the city of Karaj in …

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Why Rouhani may have Khamenei to thank for avoiding Ahmadinejad

Al-monitor  — Former two-time President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to have his eyes set on a third term in office. He has been traveling across Iran lately, addressing his supporters. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi On July 29, in a speech in Mashhad, Ahmadinejad said, “They label me as a Freemason [a member of the secretive] Hojjatieh Society, anti–Guardianship of the Jurist [Iran’s …

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