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U.S. to Iran: mess with IAEA monitoring and put talks on deal at risk

Reuters – The United States told Iran on Tuesday that it must let the U.N. atomic agency continue to monitor its activities, as laid out in an agreement that has been extended until June 24, or put wider talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal at risk. The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran reached a three-month agreement in February …

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Head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah says group is ready to go to Iran to seek fuel

Reuters – Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Iranian-backed armed Lebanese political group Hezbollah, said on Tuesday that it was ready to go to Iran to seek fuel to help Lebanon deal with a shortage. “We, Hezbollah, can go to Iran and negotiate with the Iranian government and buy shipments of fuel,” Nasrallah said. Lebanon is in the throes of …

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Ailing German National Remains Detained in Iran Without Access to Counsel

CHRI – Iranian authorities are blocking Jamshid Sharmahd, an Iranian-born German man who has been detained in Iran since July 2020, a lawyer of his choice. Instead, the Sharmahd family has been informed that they must pay $250,000 to a lawyer that has been approved by judicial authorities. “We are going by news headlines,” his daughter Gazelle Sharmahd told the Center for Human Rights in …

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With Little Hope for Change through the Ballot Box, Iranian Civil Society Debates Strategy

HRW – Activists had seen voting as a way to push for progress, but many are now questioning whether to participate in the upcoming election. Iranian civil society is searching for alternative avenues for change. Twenty days before Iran’s presidential election, the Guardian Council, which vets the candidates, sent shock waves through the political elite and public by disqualifying two prominent figures: …

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Poll highlights deep voter apathy ahead of Iran election

Al-Monitor – The results of the latest polling ahead of Iran’s key presidential election indicate growing apathy among the Iranian public toward the polls. The survey was conducted by Iran Students Polling Agency (ISPA), which is affiliated with the country’s Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. Covering over 1,500 respondents, the polling estimated the final voter turnout to stand around 38%. ISPA’s results …

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