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Iran: Joint NGO letter in support of 2016 UNGA resolution on human rights in Iran

Amnesty – In this open letter, human rights and civil society organizations urge UN Member States to vote in favour of the Resolution A/C.3/71/L.25 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The resolution sends a vital message to all governments and the people of Iran that the human rights situation in the country …

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Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi: Rouhani Directly Responsible for All Intelligence Ministry Abuses – In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Iranian Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi held President Hassan Rouhani directly responsible for “every Intelligence Ministry violation” and criticized his failure to uphold the Constitution. “I warn Mr. Rouhani and hold him responsible for the unlawful actions taking place in the Intelligence Ministry because the ministry is …

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Why do Iran’s conservatives oppose deals with Boeing, Hyundai?

Al-monitor – Iran’s national carrier Iran Air and US aircraft manufacturer Boeing signed a $16.6 billion deal for the sale of 80 passenger jets Dec. 11, despite strong opposition from the US House of Representatives. However, right-wing Americans have not been the only opponents of the deal; conservative Iranians have also voiced their objections against buying aircraft from the United …

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Rouhani’s budget proposal reverses declining reliance on oil

Al-monitor – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented the last budget bill of his current term to the parliament Dec. 4. The state budget for the next Iranian year, beginning March 21, 2017, will exceed 10 quadrillion rials ($328 billion at an exchange rate of 33,000 rials to the dollar) for the first time in Iran’s history. It is 10.9% larger …

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“The Salesman” by Iranian Director Asqar Farhadi Nominated for Golden Globe Awards

PayvandNews – Iranian filmmaker Asqar Farhadi’s latest movie, The Salesman, was nominated for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. The list of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards 2017 ceremony was announced on Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The 74st annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 8, 2017. Other nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film …

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