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Iran’s Zarif Dismisses U.S. Space-Agency Sanctions As ‘Totally Ineffective’

RFL/RE – Iran’s foreign minister has accused the United States of an overreliance on sanctions and said the latest punitive measures out of Washington targeting his country’s space and research sectors are “totally ineffective.” “Americans are addicted to sanctions. These sanctions are totally ineffective,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted by the semiofficial Tasnim news agency as saying on …

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Iran’s Rohani Threatens ‘Extraordinary Effects’ From Next Step Away From Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – President Hassan Rohani has warned that Iran could take “the most important” step away from its nuclear commitments under a deal with world powers but says Tehran will give Europe two more months to salvage the agreement, as it is unlikely that the two sides will reach an agreement “today or tomorrow.” Iranian media quoted Rohani as making …

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Iran Releasing Seven Crew From British Ship For Humanitarian Reasons

RFL/RE – Iran says it is freeing seven crew members it detained after seizing the British tanker Stena Impero nearly two months ago. Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Musavi said in a September 4 interview with Iranian state TV that the seven Russian and Indian nationals are being released on humanitarian grounds and could leave the country soon. He added that …

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US Imposes Sanctions on Iran Space Agencies

VOA – The United States has imposed its first-ever sanctions against Iran’s space agency, accusing it of disguising a missile program. “The United States will not allow Iran to use its space launch program as cover to advance its ballistic missile program,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday. The new sanctions affect the Iran Space Agency, the Iran Space …

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Iranian Civil Activist Saba Kord-Afshari Sentenced to 24 Years Imprisonment

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Iranian 20-year-old civil rights activist Saba Kord-Afshari is sentenced to a total of 24 years imprisonment. This court verdict includes a 15-year term for ”spreading prostitution by taking off her hijab.” The verdict was sent to Saba’s lawyer, Hoosein Taj, on Tuesday, August 27. The Revolutionary Court sentenced her to 15 years imprisonment for ”spreading …

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