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Iran to launch 3 more satellites into space: ICT Minister

PayvandNews – Iran’s minister of information and communications technology says the country plans to send a new domestically-manufactured satellite into space by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (ending on March 20, 2017). Iran’s Safir rocket sent Rasad satellite into orbit in June 2011 Mahmoud Vaezi said on Wednesday that the probe called Sharif Sat would be put …

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UN Creates Body To Prepare Syrian War Crimes Cases Over Russian Objections

RFL/RE – The United Nations General Assembly, over strenuous objections from Russia and Syria, voted to establish a panel to prepare cases involving war crimes and human rights abuses in Syria. The resolution, drafted by Liechtenstein, was adopted by 105 to 15 on December 21, with 52 abstentions, despite warnings from Russia that the assembly was interfering in the work …

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Iran executes ‘most atrocious’ war crimes in Aleppo

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force is accused of playing an extensive role in the destruction of Aleppo, an Iranian opposition group says in a new intelligence report. Among other things, the country is building a network of stations around the city and sending militia troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon in to execute the brutal killings, …

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Reformist Journalist Targeted by Intelligence Agents Awaits Sentence After Kafkaesque Trial

Iranhumanrights.org – Reformist journalist Farzad Pourmoradi is awaiting sentencing after being tried at Branch 103 of the Criminal Court in Kermanshah, northwestern Iran, on December 5, 2016, but the indictment for the charges of “spreading lies for the purpose of disturbing public order” and “insulting officials” did not specify what constituted the alleged crimes. An informed source also told the …

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Why Aleppo will serve to embolden Iran

Al-monitor – In a Dec. 18 interview, Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian supreme leader’s foreign policy adviser, described the developments in eastern Aleppo as “the most important victory during the past five years in which Syria has been entangled in the war on terrorism,” adding that they are “a prelude to future victories.” On the same day, Supreme National Security …

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