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Iranian Officials Ignore Demands of Eight Ailing Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike – At least eight political prisoners are currently on life-threatening hunger strikes in Tehran and Karaj to demand better conditions and reviews of their unjust prison sentences. Even though at least one political prisoner in Iran has died as a result of his hunger strike, judicial officials have not only ignored the worsening conditions of the hunger strikers, but …

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Trump Presidency and Iran’s Domestic Politics

PayvandNews – Ever since the 2009 Iranian elections, when I suggested in my writings and interviews that fraud was involved, a supporter of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad takes delight in sending me emails regarding events and information that in his mind prove me wrong about the electoral fraud. I hadn’t heard from him for a while but, sure enough, …

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“Life+1 Day” Receives Best Film Award At Geneva Festival

PayvandNews – “Life+1 Day” by Iranian director Saeid Rustai has won the best film award at the 22nd Geneva International Film Festival Tous Ecrans, which was held in the Swiss city from November 4 to 12. “Life+1 Day” Director: Saeed Roustayi Writer: Saeed Roustayi Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar Watch the trailer The movie is about a young …

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Russian Delegation Discusses Defense, Energy Deals In Iran

RFL/RE – A delegation from Russia’s upper house of parliament has been meeting with senior officials in Tehran for talks aimed at expanding ties in the defense and energy sectors following a nuclear deal with world powers. Federal Council speaker Valentina Matviyenko met separately with Iranian President Hassan Rohani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on November 14, the final …

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EU To Stand By Iran Nuclear Deal, Foreign Ministers Say

RFL/RE – The European Union says it will keep pushing to restore ties with Iran in line with last year’s nuclear deal. In a November 14 statement, EU foreign ministers said the bloc was committed to lifting nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions against Iran while engaging with banks and other economic operators “to promote growth in trade and investment.” The …

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