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US Envoy In Germany Warns Iran Over Call To ‘Chop British Ambassador Into Pieces’

Radiofarda – The United States Ambassador to Germany warned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Wednesday about a threat made against the British ambassador in Tehran. The United States envoy, Richard Grenell, in a tweet reacted strongly to an Iranian cleric’s threats against the British ambassador and said this should be “loudly and widely condemned in the United States, throughout …

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Iran Security Forces Prevent Continuation Of Student Protests In Tehran

Radiofarda – Iranian social media users on Wednesday reported that warning issued by intelligence and security forces and heavy riot police presence on the streets has forced students to call off planned rallies in Tehran on the fifth day of protests in the country. Since early afternoon social media users posted pictures and videos of large groups of security forces …

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Exiled Prince Says Negotiations With Islamic Republic Must End

Radiofarda – Iran’s exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi, a prominent opposition figure, has called for maximum pressure on the Islamic Republic and maximum support for Iranians demanding change in their country. Speaking at Hudson Institute in Washington D.C., the exiled Prince insisted that the behavior of the Islamic Republic authorities would never change. He also emphasized that negotiation with Tehran without …

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No aid reaching victims as floods ravage southeast Iran

Iran-HRM – Unprecedented floods have claimed at least four lives and caused severe damages to cities and villages since early January in the impoverished province of Sistan and Baluchestan in south east Iran. The floods have affected 500 villages and 14 towns in the province alone and 20,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan …

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Iran’s Chief Justice Warns Protesters as Protests Spread Across the Country

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities warned protesters not to stage further protests, as  major street demonstrations continue over the shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger airliner. Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s Chief Justice, issued a warning to protesters on Monday, saying “the agents of America and agents of foreign countries” want to use anger over Flight 752 to “compromise” Iran’s security. The protests broke out after …

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Judiciary Official says 30 Protesters Arrested Amid Protests after Ukrainian Plane Crash

Iran-HRM – A judiciary official announced that 30 people were arrested during the vigils and protests over the Iranian military’s shooting down of a Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 people on board.During a news conference today the judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili announced that 30 people have been arrested so far during the recent protests, Iranian judiciary’s Mizan news agency reported. …

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Iran Plane Crash Political Fallout: Protesters Face Deadly Force

CHRI – Hundreds of protesters and bystanders were killed in Iran last November when armed forces waged a violent crackdown on widespread demonstrations. Yet Iranians continued to risk their lives at demonstrations in January 2020 after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps admitted “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane. Iran Plane Crash Political Fallout: Protesters Face Deadly Force CHRI – Hundreds of …

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“They Were Everywhere” Footage, Eyewitnesses Reveal Violence Against Ukraine Plane Crash Protesters

CHRI – Iranian security forces used what appeared to be live ammunition and tear gas to repress protests in Tehran on January 12, 2019, over the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) “unintentional” downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane, according to video footage sent to the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) and later verified by the AP. Protesters mainly in the capital and …

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PHOTOS: Protesters In Tehran Call For Justice Over Iran’s Downing Of Ukrainian Plane

PayvandNews – Protesters outside a university in Tehran have called for justice after Iran admitted it mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane on January 8. “Resignation is not enough,” protesters chanted outside Amirkabir university on January 11 while demanding a trial for those responsible for the downing of the plane that killed all 176 people on board. Protesters gathering …

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Ukraine Wants Compensation After Iran Admits Downing Passenger Jet

RFL/RE – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says his country expects a full probe, a full admission of guilt, and compensation from Iran after Tehran admitted, after days of denial, it accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing all 176 aboard. Zelenskiy said “Iran has pleaded guilty to downing the Ukrainian plane. But we insist on a full admission of guilt.” …

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