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Rights Group Calls On Mogherini To Pressure Tehran Over Human Rights

RFL/RE – Amnesty International has urged European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to use an upcoming visit to Iran to demand that Tehran immediately release all imprisoned human rights activists. The London-based rights watchdog on August 3 called on the European Union to take a tougher stance after the group published a report accusing Iran of a “vicious crackdown” that …

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Rouhani’s Lost Battle: UN 2030 Education Guidelines

CHRI – In 2015, Iran adopted educational guidelines from the UN 2030 agenda that could substantially improve access to education throughout the country. Two years later, a vicious smear campaign and opposition by the supreme leader has resulted in President Hassan Rouhani scrapping the guidelines. Generations of Iranians stand to lose from the decision.

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Rouhani Could Appoint Surveillance Expert From Ahmadinejad Era to Telecommunications Ministry

CHRI -Javad Azari Jahromi Enters Spotlight By Unblocking YouTube and Blogger in Universities President Hassan Rouhani is considering nominating a former top intelligence official in charge of surveillance from the Ahmadinejad administration to serve in his cabinet, a source in the Information and Communications Technology Ministry told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). Rouhani, who will submit his …

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Rouhani, Reformists battle over Cabinet picks

AL-monitor – President Hassan Rouhani attended his endorsement ceremony Aug. 3 with Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the heads of the other two branches of government. The more significant day for Rouhani, however, will be his swearing-in ceremony Aug. 5, when, in front of an open session of parliament, he will introduce his new Cabinet. Reports that Rouhani consulted with Khamenei over potential candidates have caused the president considerable controversy …

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Rouhani officially begins second term

Al-Monitor  — At the Imam Khomeini Hussainiya prayer hall, the residence of Iran’s supreme leader, an orchestra played the Iranian national anthem. Almost every senior official in the Islamic Republic was present to witness Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorse the results of the May 19 presidential elections and inaugurate the second term of President Hassan Rouhani. As the music faded, a recitation of verses …

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