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The Many Failures Of Iran’s Security Chief Ali Shamkhani

Iranwire – The recent execution of Alireza Akbari, a former deputy defense minister and an Iranian-British dual national, gave way to reports that Ali Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), was about to resign. The council has denied such reports. Shamkhani was appointed to the post in 2013, and his tenure coincided with one of the most turbulent times for …

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Why Execution Of Protesters In Iran Amount To “State-Sanctioned Killing?”

Iranwire – Amid growing international condemnation of Iran’s execution of protesters, the UN human rights chief has accused the Iranian government of using the death penalty to “punish” demonstrators and “strike fear” into the population. “The weaponization of criminal procedures to punish people for exercising their basic rights – such as those participating in or organizing demonstrations – amounts to …

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Q&A: Iran Likely Grew Oil Exports by 35% in 2022, Data Company Says

VOA – London-based commodity markets data company Kpler tells VOA it believes Iran recorded a big increase in energy exports last year, even as the United States continued its policy of demanding a global ban on Iranian oil sales. In a phone interview from Paris on Wednesday, Kpler senior oil analyst Homayoun Falakshahi said the company estimates that Iran’s average …

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Stop execution of Saeed Yaghoubi, 3rd-row defendant in Khane Isfahan case

Iran-HRM – Saeed Yaghoubi, 37, is from Isfahan, the last child of the family, and the one who cared for his 81-year-old mother and 85-year-old father. During the nationwide protests in Isfahan on November 18, 2022, Iran’s Judiciary arrested him and sentenced him to death. Saeed Yaghoubi was an athlete and worked at the real estate firm in Khane Isfahan’s …

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European Parliament overwhelmingly urges EU to designate Iran’s IRGC as terrorist

Al-Monitor — Members of the European Parliament voted on Wednesday in favor of a measure that calls on the European Union leadership to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. The vote was 598 in favor, nine against and 31 absentees. The vote came as part of a larger debate on the annual foreign and security policy report at …

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