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Trump’s Signal To Tehran

Radiofarda – The Trump administration is turning up the heat on the ayatollahs. On Monday, April 8th, the White House formally announced that it was adding the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to the State Department’s Foreign Terrorist Organization list – putting Iran’s clerical army on a par with global terrorist groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda. The move, which formally …

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Iran names new UN ambassador as tensions rise with Washington

Al-Arabia – Iran has appointed career diplomat and former nuclear negotiator Majid Takht Ravanchi as its envoy to the United Nations, state media said, as it tries to salvage a nuclear deal with world powers despite Washington’s unilateral withdrawal. Takht Ravanchi, 61, was Iranian deputy foreign minister for European and American affairs. He has also served as ambassador to Switzerland.His …

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IRGC’s ‘Terrorist’ Designation Raises U.S. Stakes Over Iran

RFL/RE – The U.S. designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO) marks the first time Washington has officially used that label on a foreign state institution. “It underscores the fact that Iran’s actions are fundamentally different from those of other governments,” U.S. President Donald Trump said in an April 8 statement. His secretary of …

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Woman Sentenced To Death In Iran Based Solely On Qasameh

CHRI – A woman suspected of murdering her husband was sentenced to death in Iran based solely on Qsameh, the state-run ISNA news agency reported Monday. Citing that the case has “procedural and substantive” defects, the woman’s attorney Abdulsamad Khorramshahi who was cited by ISNA said they have submitted an appeal and the case will be reviewed by the Supreme …

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Imprisoned Activist Atena Daemi Banned From New Year’s Family Visit

Iran-HRM – Imprisoned human rights activist Atena Daemi is being denied visitation, her family members said on Sunday April 7, 2019. When the family on Sunday went to the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran for their New Year’s visit, they were told that Atena was banned from any visit. Daemi has been behind bars in Iran since November 2016, serving a …

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