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Iran’s Judiciary Blocks Voice Calls On Telegram Messaging App

PayvandNewss – Iran’s judiciary has blocked newly introduced call features on a highly popular messaging app called Telegram. It was not immediately clear whether the reason for the blocking of voice calls, introduced last week, was a political move ahead of the country’s May presidential election or an attempt to protect the commercial interests of Iranian telecom companies. Telegram CEO …

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Lawmakers Say Iran’s Larijani Rejects Call To Bar Religious Minorities From Elections

RFL/RE – Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani has dismissed a call by the head of the powerful Guardians Council to prevent members of religious minorities from running in city council elections in May, according to two lawmakers. Ghasem Mirzayi, a member of the board in charge of overseeing municipal elections, said on April 19 that Larijani had issued a “written …

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Tillerson: Iran supports Houthis and threatens naval navigation in the Gulf

Al-Arabia – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a press conference in Washington on Wednesday that Iran continues to support the Houthi militia in Yemen and threatens naval navigation in the Arabian Gulf. Tillerson also noted that Iran funds insurgents in Syria as well as sends troops to fight in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. He added …

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Iranian Militia Role in Syria, Iraq Prompts Alarm

VOA – Earlier in April he was spotted in the northern countryside of the central Syrian province of Hama, where the forces of President Bashar al-Assad have been battling a surprise rebel offensive and reportedly sustaining high casualties. On Monday, according to local news reports, General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, a special forces branch of the …

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Iranian Media Banned From Covering Ahmadinejad’s May 2017 Presidential Campaign

CHRI – Iranian media outlets have been ordered to stop reporting on former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s third presidential campaign for the country’s May 19, 2017 election. The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned that the order was issued by the Supreme National Security Council and Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi. Media outlets are allowed to report on …

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