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Intelligence Ministry Pressures Family Members to Cut Ties with Religious Scholar Who Criticized Supreme Leader

CHRI – Agents Install Surveillance Camera Outside Dr. Ali Asghar Gharavi’s Home Relatives and associates of moderate opposition activist Ali Asghar Gharavi, a prominent religious scholar, have come under increasing intimidation tactics by Iran’s Intelligence Ministry, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “The last family member to be summoned and questioned was my daughter, Marjan; they …

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How Iran sees the Russia-Turkey deal on northeastern Syria

Al-Monitor – Two weeks after the Oct. 9 start of Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in northeastern Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Sochi to discuss ways to resolve mutual concerns about the situation in Syria and how to stabilize it. At the end of their meeting on Oct. 22, the two leaders announced a deal to halt the further advance of Turkish …

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Iranian virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor receives prestigious WOMEX Artist Award

PayvandNews – Internationally-acclaimed Iranian virtuoso Kayhan Kalhor has won the WOMEX 19 Artist Award for “bringing the Persian classical music tradition to the ears of people all over the world.” Kalhor received the prestigious award on Sunday at the 25th jubilee edition of the World Music Expo (WOMEX) in Tampere, Finland. Kayhan Kalhor(photo by Azadeh Besharaty) “For the mastery and virtuosity of …

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IMF Forecasts A Big Budget Deficit For Iran Amid Slump In Oil Exports

Radiofarda – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its Middle East and North Africa Regional Economic Outlook report says Iran needs $155 a barrel oil price this year to be able to balance its budget. The IMF also estimates that for next year Iran would need $195 a barrel oil to raise enough revenues for government operations. Currently prices for …

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Insiders Accuse IRGC Intelligence Chief Of Corruption, Illegal Activities

Radiofarda – Mohammad Hossein Rostami, a hardline activist in jail in Iran, has released an audio file in which he makes several claims about a network operating under IRGC Intelligence Chief Hossein Taeb that runs illegal businesses and frames high-profile potential opponents in corruption scandals. Rostami, the former editor of ultraconservative Ammaryoun website, was arrested in 2016 on charges of …

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