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Russian, Iranian Presidents To Hold Talks In Moscow

RFL/RE – The Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will host his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi, in Moscow on January 19, amid negotiations aimed at reviving a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. It will be Raisi’s third visit outside Iran — after Tajikistan and neighboring Turkmenistan — since he took over the presidency in August, and the first …

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Khamenei’s Niece Kept Incommunicado In Tehran Prison, Brother Says

RFL/RE – A civil activist and niece of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is being held in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin prison following her detention last week after she took part in a celebration praising the widow of the ousted shah, her brother has told RFE/RL. Farideh Moradkhani, a daughter of Khamenei’s sister known for her activism against the …

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Iranian-Swedish Former Leader Of Arab Separatist Group Goes On Trial In Iran

RFL/RE – A Tehran court has kicked off the trial of an Iranian-Swedish dissident accused by Iran of being behind a string of attacks for an Arab separatist group, local media report. The first hearing in Habib Chaab’s trial was held on January 18 at Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court, the semiofficial ISNA news agency said. According to the …

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Police Chief Vows to Prosecute ‘Stubborn Women’ Who Defy Forced Hijab

Iranwire – The head of the Iranian police’s NAJA special forces unit has claimed that women who “stubbornly” remove their hijab in public, for any reason at all, have committed a crime and will be prosecuted. Speaking on Tuesday, January 18, Mohammad Rostami on Tuesday said police would be cracking down on women and girls who do not abide by the Islamic …

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Is the Iran-China Deal Legally Valid?

Iranwire – January 15, 2022 was a game-changing day for the political landscape of Iran. The Islamic regime and the Communist Party of China announced the implementation of a sprawling 25-year bilateral agreement on trade, oil sales and infrastructure: one signed behind closed doors and without consultation with the people of either country. The leaked draft agreement showed heavy concessions by Iran and the …

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