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Tehran Protests Kurdish Presence at Official Ceremony in Northern Iraq

Iranwire – The Iranian Foreign Ministry summoned Iraq’s ambassador to Tehran on May 13 and lodged a strong protest over the presence of Iranian Kurdish opposition parties at an official ceremony attended by high-ranking Iraqi officials. Two days earlier, the Iranian delegation, led by Iran’s consul-general in Erbil, capital of the Iraqi Kurdish region, left the opening ceremony for the Barzani National Museum, a …

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Iran Replaces Top Security Official

VOA – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi appointed a new head of the country’s top security body on Monday. State media said Ali Akbar Ahmadian, a Revolutionary Guards commander, would serve as secretary of the Supreme National Security Council. Ahmadian replaces Ali Shamkhani, who served in the post for a decade and played a key role in thawing relations with regional …

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Iran Summons Swiss Envoy Over Call to Halt Executions

VOA – Iran on Sunday summoned Switzerland’s ambassador over a tweet calling for a stop to executions linked to protests triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini, Tehran’s foreign ministry said. The Swiss embassy took to Twitter on Friday to “strongly condemn” the execution earlier that day of three men convicted of killing security force members during last year’s protests …

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Iranian Authorities’ Terrorising Campaign Continues; Two Afghan Nationals at Grave Risk of Public Execution

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – The Fars province’s prosecutor today announced that the death sentences of Afghan nationals, Mohammad Ramez Rashidi and Naeim Hashem Ghotali have been upheld and will be publicly carried out in Shiraz imminently. The Afghans were sentenced to death for charges of efsad-fil-arz (corruption on earth) and baghy (armed rebellion) based on torture-tainted confessions, without due process and fair trial …

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G7 Communiqué Shows Iran Could Face Strong Western Pushback

iranintl – Iran received two international rebukes this week, one by G7 countries meeting in Japan and another by the Arab League summit held in Saudi Arabia. The G7 summit strongly criticized Iran’s nuclear, human rights and regional policies in its final communiqué in direct and no uncertain terms. The main trust of the G7 statement was Iran’s nuclear program, which is …

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