Monday , 18 November 2019

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Iran Begins Building 2nd Nuclear Power Reactor at Bushehr

VOA – Iran’s state TV is reporting that construction has begun on a second nuclear power reactor at its Bushehr plant amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear deal with world powers. Authorities began pouring concrete for the base of the reactor on Sunday in the presence of journalists in Bushehr, some 700 kilometers (440 miles) south from Iran’s capital, …

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Iran Says Oil Field Found With More Than 50 Billion Barrels

VOA – Iran has discovered a new oil field in the country’s south with over 50 billion barrels of crude oil, its president said Sunday, a find that could boost the country’s proven reserves by a third as it struggles to sell energy abroad over U.S. sanctions. The announcement by Hassan Rouhani comes as Iran faces crushing American sanctions after …

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At the UN, states urged Iran to stop child execution, address women’s rights issues and other long-standing rights violations

IHR – UN member states raised alarm today at violence and discrimination against women, juvenile executions, and child marriage among other violations of Iran’s human rights obligations and called on Iran to take decisive action to uphold its human rights obligations. The situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran was under review this morning in Geneva, as the …

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Iran: Man Hanged at Borujerd Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man was hanged at the central prison of Borujerd city last Thursday. According to IHR sources, on the morning of November 5, prisoner Karam Sedghi was hanged at the central prison of Borujerd city, Lorestan province.  “He killed a person by a firearm four years ago. It was an honour killing case,” a well-informed …

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The High Risks of Soleimani’s Solution for Iraq

gatestoneinstitute.org – If the Tehran media are to be believed Soleimani defeated the Israeli army in 2006, crushed Bashar al-Assad’s opponents in Syria and dismantled ISIS’s so-called “Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria while installing stable governments in Beirut, Damascus and Baghdad. To me, at least, it is clear that Soleimani has achieved virtually nothing in Syria apart from helping prolong …

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