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Seven Death Row Juvenile Offenders in Iran Identified

Iran Human Rights – has identified seven death row prisoners in the western regions of Iran who were under the age of 18 when they were charged with murder. Iran Human Rights (AUG 16 2016): Iran has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child and must stop the execution …

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Rouhani Battles Religious Hardliners Over Concert Cancellations in Iran

Iranhumanrights.org – A simmering battle between the government of President Hassan Rouhani and hardline religious figures over music concerts is playing out in northeastern Iran. Most recently, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli questioned the the announced suspension of all music concerts in Khorasan Razavi Province in a letter to the Judiciary. “We cannot prejudge the intentions [of musicians] and base …

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Are regional powers finally reaching consensus on Syria?

Al-monitor – Last week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif spoke on the phone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about regional issues. Zarif also was the first Iranian official to visit Turkey after the attempted coup in July. Zarif met with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. During a press conference with Cavusoglu, Zarif said, …

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Iranian military official: We will ‘uproot’ Jabhat al-Nusra

Al-monitor – When Abu Mohammed al-Golani, leader of what used to be the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra, on July 28 announced the rebranding of his group, there were few reactions in Tehran. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi made a brief statement describing the rebranding as a game “aimed at delisting the group as a terrorist organization,” adding that “the ugly …

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President Rouhani: Iran removed bases for sanctions with JCPOA

PayvandNews – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says his administration pulled off the task of removing the bases for sanctions against the Islamic Republic, not just the bans themselves, by achieving a nuclear deal with six world powers. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at a meeting with government officials in the southwestern Iranian city of Yasuj, August 15, 2016. Speaking in a …

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