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Iran officials behind 1980s executions defend decision

Al-monitor – When the website of late Ayatollah Hussein Ali Montazeri posted an audio recording of his objections to the execution of thousands of people, mostly members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK) in the late 1980s, it revealed little new information beyond what had been printed in Montazeri’s autobiography. One thing the recording does confirm, however, is the identities of the …

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Why Russian warplanes might return to Iran

Al-monitor  — News of Russian warplanes flying missions from an air base in Iran’s western province of Hamedan first made headlines Aug. 15. The Arab outlet Al-Masdar News scooped the development, publishing exclusive footage of Russian TU-22M3 bombers and Sukhoi-34 strike fighters in the Islamic Republic. Soon afterward, Russia’s Defense Ministry confirmed that it was launching attacks against Islamic State …

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Iran Urges Quick End to Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria

VOA – Iran called Wednesday for a quick end to Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria, saying the continued presence of Turkish forces will only escalate the conflict. Turkey launched the offensive last week targeting Islamic State militants as well as U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that the Turkish government considers linked to Kurdistan Workers’ Party rebels at home. Clashes between the …

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UN Humanitarian Chief to visit Iran

MNA – UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien is scheduled to visit Islamic Republic of Iran from 4 to 5 September 2016. The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is expected to meet senior officials in Tehran and focus on expanding regional cooperation on humanitarian assistance and strengthening the partnership between Iran and the United Nations Office for Coordination …

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UN rights expert condemns Iran’s ‘illegal’ execution of 12 people on drug charges

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS – Three days after the execution of 12 prisoners of Karaj Central Prison, UN Special raporteur on the situation of the human rights in Iran has condemned the executions as illegal. Iran Human Rights (IHR) has previously reported about the executions and published pictures of the prisoners after they were executed. Iranian authorities haven’t announced the executions …

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