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Iran To Force Exporters To Repatriate Their Hard Currency Earnings Amid Devaluation

Radiofarda – Iran’s Central Bank Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati on Sunday said exporters who have not transferred their foreign currency earnings to the government FOREX system will be summoned for explanations. In a note about the reasons for the drastic devaluation of the national currency, Hemmati said that the deadline for declaring foreign currencies received from exports was two weeks ago …

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Iran Lawmakers Call Zarif A ‘Liar’, Table Motion To Question Rouhani

Radiofarda – Iranian lawmakers continuously heckled Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the Iranian Parliament on Sunday July 5 throughout his speech, which was interrupted several times. Zarif was at the Majles on Sunday to brief the parliament and offer explanations on some foreign policy issues when several MPs called him “liar” and one even chanted “death to the liar.” It …

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Three Environmental Activists Die Fighting Wildfires In Western Iran

RFL/RE — Three environmental activists have died in western Iran while trying to extinguish wildfires in a mountainous area close to the border. The three — Mokhtar Khandani, Yasin Karimi, and Balal Amini — died on June 28 in the Hawraman region in Kermanshah Province, Iranian media reported. Kaveh Madani | کاوه مدنی✔@KavehMadani شهیدان سبز #پاوه 1,0248:33 AM – Jun …

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Iran-backed Katai’b Hezbollah spokesman threatens Iraqi PM following overnight raids

A security spokesman for an Iran-backed militia issued a statement on Friday threatening Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, describing him as an “American agent,” following an overnight raid on the group by security forces.The Iran-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah security spokesperson threatened al-Kadhimi with punishment, or “torture” after the raid that led to the arrest of over a dozen fighters, which sent a strong …

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Tabas Geopark in Iran moves closer to possible UNESCO registration

PayvandNews – An extensive dossier, which is an essential prerequisite for possible UNESCO inscription of a site, has almost been completed for the gigantic Tabas Geopark, which is situated in east-central Iran.  Tabas Geopark, which is situated in a vast county of the same name, has enormous potential to be registered as “the biggest geopark” [in West Asia region] and its trustees …

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No Lawyers, No Justice: Attorneys Imprisoned in Iran for Defending Human Rights

CHRI – Two years after the prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, the Iranian judiciary’s continuing prosecution of independent lawyers under manufactured charges is laying bare the state’s disregard for international standards of law and due process. “The courts are colluding with intelligence agencies to go after lawyers so that any last hopes for defending due …

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List of Attorneys Imprisoned in Iran for Defending Human Rights

CHRI – Two years after the prominent human rights attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrested and imprisoned in Tehran, the Iranian judiciary’s ongoing persecution of independent lawyers under manufactured charges is laying bare the state’s disregard for international standards of law and due process. “The crackdown is part of a decades-long campaign of muzzling individuals who challenge repressive state laws and policies,” said …

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Iran’s ‘Ancient Sport’ Not A Man’s World Anymore

Radiofarda – Iran’s “ancient sport” — or “varzesh bastani” — a traditional form of athletics that combines elements of Islam and ancient Persian beliefs, has long been a male-only domain. But not so much anymore. In recent years, an increasing number of women have taken on the discipline. The sport is also referred to as “varzesh pahlavani,” meaning the sport …

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Iran’s Mahan Air took ‘illicit cargo’ to Syria with Soleimani: Pilot, deleted report

Al-Arabia – Iran’s US-sanctioned Mahan Air airline transferred “illicit cargo” to Syria using a civilian airliner with hundreds of passengers on board under slain commander Qassem Soleimani’s supervision, according to a Mahan Air pilot. Mahan Air pilot Amir Assadollahi told a website affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Thursday that he once flew a passenger plane carrying …

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World Refugee Day: Watch Nazanin’s Boniadi’s New DocuFilm “Stateless”

CHRI — Last summer, the actress and human rights activist Nazanin Boniadi visited the Northern french cities of Calais and Dunkirk where she met asylum seekers from around the world, including her birth country of Iran, and documented their experiences in her new short film, “Stateless.” “I met a bright and charming eight-year-old Iranian boy, Arvin, who is in the docufilm with his …

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