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Israel calls for US-led regional force buildup against Iran

Al-Arabia – Israel and Arab countries that share its worries about Iran should build up a joint force under a US aegis, the Israeli defense minister said on Tuesday ahead of a visit to the region by US President Joe Biden. The Iranian nuclear program, and so-far fruitless international negotiations to revive a 2015 deal capping it, are among issues …

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Iranian Oil, Gas Exports Fall Sharply As Asia Turns Toward Russian Energy

RFL/RE – Oil-tanker-tracking companies estimate that Iran’s oil and natural gas exports have halved due to competition with Russia in Asian markets, as most countries in the West shun Moscow over its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The data company Kepler, which also provides tanker tracking services, told Radio Farda on June 13 that preliminary estimates showed that Iran’s crude oil and gas …

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Iranian Merchants Take To The Streets As Currency Woes Worsen

RFL/RE – Merchants and shopkeepers at bazaars in some Iranian cities have protested a tax increase as the economy reels from U.S. sanctions and the rial weakens to historic lows against the dollar. A day after the rial fell to 33,200 per dollar and rallies were held in Tehran’s bazaars, merchants in Kazerun in Fars Province closed their market on June 13 …

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Conflicting Reports of Fatalities in Chemical Factory Explosion

Iranwire – A leak from an ammonium tank in a Fars province chemical factory on Monday night caused a massive explosion that led to scores of injuries, according to state TV. The blast yesterday night took place in the southern city of Firouzabad. According to the IRIB, 133 people, mostly workers at the plant, were taken to local hospitals. The …

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Why is the Judiciary Stalling on the Trial of Alleged Rapist Keyvan Emamverdi?

Iranwire – Another hearing in the criminal trial of Iranian alleged serial rapist Keyvan Emamberdi was cancelled last week, days after some concerned plaintiffs published an open letter asking for supportt. Emamverdi, a bookstore owner and former student the University of Tehran’s Faculty of Literature, was arrested in August 2020 charged with drug-raping dozens of women. In October that year, Tehran’s police …

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