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Iran Suggests New ‘Alternative’ Plan To De-escalate Tensions With U.S.

Radiofarda – Iran may be ready to start de-escalating tensions with the West without insisting on the United States returning to the 2015 nuclear deal, according to a new report. President Hassan Rouhani has sent a message to French President Emmanuelle Macron suggesting an alternative to Macron’s “freeze for freeze” plan to tackle tensions between Tehran and Washington. Deputy Foreign …

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Owner of UK ship seized by Iran contacts crew

Radiofarda – The owner of the U.K.-flagged ship held by Iran says it has made first contact with the crew of 23 since its seizure five days ago in the Strait of Hormuz. Stena Bulk says in a statement Wednesday it had direct communication with the crew of the Stena Impero on Tuesday evening. The ship’s master said “that everyone …

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Iran’s Zarif Congratulates Boris Johnson As Next UK Prime Minister

Radiofarda – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated Boris Johnson for his victory in the race to replace Theresa May as UK prime minister. Ina tweet on July 23 Zarif attacked May’s government for “seizure of Iranian oil at behest of US” calling it a “piracy”. Then he went on to congratulate Johnson, calling him “my former counterpart”. …

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Jailed Civic Activist Goes On Hunger Strike In Iran To Protest Cruelty

Radiofarda – An Iranian civic and labor activist jailed since January has begun a hunger strike to protest her treatment and that of his family at the hands of security organs. Sepideh Qolian (Gholian) who was supporting last year’s labor strikes in the oil-rich Khuzestan province was arrested twice; once in November 2018 and again in January on vague security-related …

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US Now Says It ‘Engaged’ 2 Iranian Drones, Not 1

Radiofarda – The U.S. military says that when it destroyed an Iranian drone last week over the Strait of Hormuz, it also took aim at a second drone. Iran denies it lost any drones. U.S. Central Command says that one Iranian drone crashed into the sea after the USS Boxer took what Central Command called “defensive action” against it last …

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