Wednesday , 18 October 2017

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Iran denies reports Tehran closed border with northern Iraq

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Sunday denied reports that Tehran had closed a border crossing with northern Iraq in response to an independence referendum in Iraq’s Kurdish region last month, the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reported. “As we announced earlier, we blocked our airspace to the Kurdish region on a request from the central government of Iraq, and as …

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Iran’s Soleimani reportedly in Kurdistan as Iraq denies setting Kirkuk deadline

Al-Arabia – A Kurdish source said on Sunday that the leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Qasem Soleimani, arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan Region to discuss the escalation of the crisis between Erbil and Baghdad. Meanwhile, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s spokesperson denied Baghdad has set a deadline for the Peshmerga forces to withdraw from the province of Kirkuk. According to Al …

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Tillerson: Iran Compliant With Nuclear Deal, But Trump Wants to Fix Flaws

VOA – U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conceded Sunday that Iran is in “technical compliance” with the international agreement to curb its nuclear weapons development, but said that President Donald Trump wants Congress to adopt “a more complete strategy” to fix what the U.S. leader sees as flaws in the pact. The top U.S. diplomat told CNN that Tehran has …

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Prisoner Hanged on Murder Charges

Iran Human Rights  – A prisoner was executed on murder charges at Rasht Central Prison (Lakan). According to a close source, on the morning of Saturday October 14, a prisoner was executed at Rasht Central Prison. The prisoner, Hamidreza Khoshbakht, was sentenced to death on murder charges. Close sources told Iran Human Rights (IHR) that Hamidreza was born on 1993. Four …

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Iran: Man Executed at Kerman Prison

Iran Human Rights  –  A prisoner was executed on Moharebeh charges at Kerman Prison. According to ISNA and the Deputy of Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor’s office of Kerman, Mokhtar Shamsuddini, on the morning of Thursday October 12, a prisoner was hanged at Kerman Prison. The prisoner identified as P.D. was charged with Moharebeh for blocking the road, kidnapping some Afghans, and …

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