Tuesday , 6 June 2023


Iran pursues 94 US citizens over Soleimani killing

Al-Monitor – The Iranian judiciary said Tuesday that 94 US citizens were among over 150 people allegedly involved in the killing of Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top general who was hit in a January 2020 US airstrike in Baghdad.   At a televised weekly presser, the spokesperson for Iran’s judiciary, Masoud Setayeshi, said legal proceedings have officially been launched and “summoning” letters have been …

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Iran Detains Two French Nationals, One Belgian On Espionage Charges

RFL/RE – Two French nationals and one Belgian citizen have been arrested in Iran for alleged espionage and conspiracy against the country’s national security. The semiofficial ISNA student news agency on January 3 quoted Masoud Satayshi, a spokesman for the State Judiciary, as saying that investigations into the case were ongoing. He gave no further details. Iranian security forces have taken …

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Ukraine Official Urges ‘Liquidation’ Of Iranian Weapons

RFL/RE – A top Ukrainian presidential aide has called for the “liquidation” of Iranian factories making drones and missiles, as well as the arrest of their suppliers. Mykhaylo Podolyak said on December 24 that Iran “blatantly humiliates the institution of international sanctions,” before calling for the destruction of Iranian weapons factories in response. Kyiv has accused Tehran of supplying 1,700 …

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Luxembourg Resident Said To Have Been Sentenced To Death In Iran

Iranwire – Luxembourg’s Foreign Ministry says that according to available information, a resident of the country of Iranian descent has been arrested in Iran and sentenced to death amid a deadly crackdown on nationwide protests. Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn spoke on the phone with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir- Abdollahian, to discuss the case and the situation in the country, …

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Ukrainian President Zelensky criticizes Iran’s support for Russia during Congress speech

Al-Monitor – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticized the Islamic Republic of Iran during his speech to Congress Wednesday evening.  Zelenskyy came to Washington to meet US President Joe Biden and secure more aid for Ukraine as it fights against Russia’s invasion of the country.  Speaking in his quintessential army green sweatshirt, Zelenskyy spent much of the speech bashing Russia and thanking the …

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Detained Women Journalists Moved to Qarchak Prison

Iranwire – Detained women journalists have been moved to Qarchak prison from Evin amid an intensified crackdown against media workers.   “88 days after Niloofar Hamedi’s detention I was finally able to enter the Evin prosecutor’s office and talk to the prosecutor,” Hamedi’s husband Mohammad Hossein Ajorloo tweeted. “The only result was that they said Niloofar and Elaheh Mohammadi were transferred …

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Young Iranian Woman Detained for 46 Days Over Tweet

Iranwire – A young Iranian woman has been in detention for the past 46 days in Iran for a single post on Twitter and has been deprived of life-saving medicine, IranWire can report. Parisa Sohrabi was summoned to Tabriz Internet Police on October 1 after she criticized the Islamic Republic on her Twitter account. She was arrested immediately after her arrival at the police station. …

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Iranian Officials Say No To Constitutional Reform, Amid Popular Calls For Change

Iranwire – The heads of the Iranian legislative and executive branches of government have spoken against any change to the constitution, amid weeks of nationwide popular protests calling for more freedoms and women’s rights. Iran has been gripped by anti-government demonstrations since a 22-year-old woman died in custody on September 16 after her arrest by Tehran’s morality police for an …

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Iran says taking retaliatory measures for IAEA resolution

Al-Arabia – Iran has said it is taking retaliatory measures against the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over a resolution criticizing Tehran’s lack of cooperation with the nuclear watchdog. The United States, Britain, France and Germany had on Thursday brought the motion adopted by the UN agency – the second of its kind within six months. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman …

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