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Lawyer Says Kurd Political Prisoner’s Appeal Rejected

Iran-HRM – The lawyer of Kurd political prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi says his client’s appeal to the Supreme Court for a review of his death sentence has been rejected.

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What were Qasem Soleimani and Khamenei’s son doing in Baghdad?

Al-Arabia – Just hours after a storage site housing ballots from Iraq’s parliamentary election caught fire, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq has invited on Sunday Mojtaba Khamenei, son of the Iranian Supreme Leader, and Qasem Soleimani, senior Revolutionary Guard officer, for an Iftar meal at the embassy headquarters. The Iftar feast was also attended by former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri …

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Congress Moving To Block Trump Deal With ZTE Over Iran Sanctions Violations

RFL/RE – U.S. President Donald Trump’s Republican allies in Congress are moving to block his deal to put Chinese telecom giant ZTE back in business if it pays $1 billion more in fines for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran.

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Did hard-liners dupe Reformists in struggle for Iran’s parliament?

Al-Monitor – In May 2016, the Reformist Hope faction participated in its first intra-parliamentary vote, for speaker, a few months after its overwhelming victory in legislative elections. Mohammad Reza Aref, head of the List of Hope, a coalition of Reformists and moderates supporting President Hassan Rouhani, lost his bid for the speakership. Instead, Ali Larijani, the conservative who had long …

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Iran highlights ‘multilateralism’, warns North Korea in Shanghai summit

Al-Monitor – In an indirect criticism of the United States and the G-7 summit, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif boasted of a successful meeting at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, which China hosted.

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