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In Israel, Trump Touts Peace, Slams Iran

VOA – U.S. President Donald Trump visited Israel on Monday, where he reaffirmed Washington’s close ties with Israel, slammed mutual rival Iran, and spoke optimistically about the possibility of peace with the Palestinians. VOA White House correspondent Steve Herman reports from Jerusalem.  

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Here Are The Smears Marring Iran’s Election(s)

RFL/RE – While elections in Iran look like slug-it-out campaigns, with many of the trappings of competition — government critics, disagreement on high-profile issues, and televised public debates — they are kept tightly in check by unelected officials under the country’s clerically dominated system. There is careful vetting by the Guardians Council, which routinely disqualifies all but a small fraction …

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Crimes Against Humanity in Iran Thrust Into Limelight With Raisi’s Presidential Bid

Iranhumanrights.org –The candidacy in Iran’s upcoming presidential election of Ebrahim Raisi, who played a leading role in crimes against humanity during the 1980s, is a serious setback for a country striving to rejoin the international community. In 1988, Raisi was part of a four-man commission that implemented the extrajudicial executions of thousands of political prisoners. Current President Hassan Rouhani, Raisi, …

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Dr Mehdi Khazali, the candidate in Iran’s twelfth presidential election: I have come to rescue a country that is collapsing!

Dr Mehdi Khazali conducted his first presidential campaign interview via the global television network, DorrTV. Less than forty days remains until the twelfth presidential election in Iran, and the candidates of different parties have been somewhat confirmed. President Hassan Rouhani has been confirmed as the sole reformist candidate in Iran’s twelfth presidential election. There is however the talk of a …

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Trafalgar Square screening of The Salesman film is ‘right response’ to US travel ban

Amnesty – Amnesty International has renewed its criticism of the US travel ban ahead of a special screening of an Oscar-nominated Iranian film in Trafalgar Square this weekend. Richard Ratcliffe to raise awareness of his wife’s detention in Iran Photo-call with activists holding placards – ‘Stand Together Against Hate’, ‘Free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’ and ‘Free Kamal Foroughi’ – at 2.30pm Asghar Farhadi, …

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Energy Giants Say Iran Needs $100 Billion for Gas Upgrade

VOA – Iran sits on what are thought to be the world’s largest gas reserves, yet can barely supply its own domestic demand. Since the nuclear deal lifted sanctions, the country has sought foreign investment in exploration and infrastructure. But will the hawkish stance of U.S. President Donald Trump put them off? Henry Ridgwell reports from the CWC Iran Gas …

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Iranian Prince to Trump: Be Sensitive in Considering New Immigration Order

VOA – The son of Iran’s last monarch is appealing to U.S. President Donald Trump to distinguish between the Iranian people and their Islamist rulers as the president considers whether to impose new restrictions on immigration to the United States. In an exclusive studio interview with VOA’s Persian Service, Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi said Iranians are sensitive to being “confused” …

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Trump: Nothing ‘Off the Table’ in Responding to Iran’s Missile Launch

U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that Iran has been “formally put on notice” for its ballistic missile launch, and warned that “nothing is off the table” in dealing with Tehran. In a tweet early Friday morning, Trump said Iran “is playing with fire” adding that “they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me!” Follow Donald …

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Iranians Protest Transmitter Jamming In Shiraz

RFL/RE – A large crowd gathered in the Iranian city of Shiraz to protest against the government’s use of broadcast jamming equipment. On January 9, demonstrators stood outside the provincial governor’s headquarters complaining about the health effects of using electromagnetic pulses for disrupting broadcasts. Some chants called the jamming a “betrayal” of the nation. The video of the rare public …

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Protest Outside Tehran Prison In Support Of Hunger Striking Activist Arash Sadeghi

RFL/RE – Dozens of Iranians have taken part in a rare demonstration outside Tehran’s Evin prison to express their support for a jailed activist on hunger strike, Arash Sadeghi. Arash Sadeghi has reportedly been refusing to eat for more than two months. Sadeghi is protesting the October 24 arrest of his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi. Sadeghi, a philosophy student who is …

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