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Reformist Journalist Sasan Aghaei in Prolonged Solitary Confinement Despite Calls for His Release by MPs

CHRI- The Iranian judiciary is refusing to release reformist journalist Sasan Aghaei, who has been detained for more than two months in solitary confinement despite calls for his release by members of Parliament. Since August 12, 2017, the deputy editor-in-chief of the reformist Etemad newspaper has been held in solitary confinement in Evin Prison’s Ward 241, controlled by the judiciary’s intelligence branch. “I ask judicial officials …

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How Iran helped Baghdad seize back Kirkuk

Al-Monitor – Around 8 p.m. on Oct. 15, an Iranian general from the powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) accompanied by Iraqi Commanders Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and Hadi al-Ameri sat down with the Kurdish commanders in Kirkuk. The IRGC commander, known only by his surname, Eqbalpour, who works closely with Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani, told the Kurds to give up the city peacefully. “If you …

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New US Strategy on Iran Poses Dilemma for Allies

PayvandNews – How do France, Germany, and the United Kingdom intend to react to the Iran policy that President Donald Trump announced on October 13? The leaders of these states put out a statement late on October 13 that is ambiguous. The relevant passage reads: By Peter Jenkins (source: LobeLog) Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, and Donald Trump At the same time as …

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City of Yazd, manifestation of ancient civilization

PayvandNews – Yazd is the first adobe city in the world and is the second historical city after Venice, Italy. Yazd in central Iran has been a manifestation of the brightest cultural heritage and ancient civilization throughout history with human settlement in Yazd dating back to the third millennium BCE. By: Mina Ahmadi, Mehr News Agency Tribes, who migrated from Balkh to …

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Trump: ‘Total Termination’ of Iran Nuclear Deal Possible

VOA – President Donald Trump says his decision not to recertify Iran’s compliance with the Iran nuclear deal could lead to its “total termination.”  “That’s a very real possibility,” Trump said Monday as he began a meeting with his Cabinet at the White House. “Some people say that’s a greater possibility.” Trump depiction by Iranian cartoonist Sana Hosseinipour, Ghanoon daily In remarks that …

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