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Iran Tells France’s Macron Not to ‘Blindly Follow” Trump

VOA —Iran on Sunday criticized French President Emmanuel Macron over his tough stance toward Tehran and said Paris would soon lose its international credibility if it “blindly follows” U.S. President Donald Trump. Tensions between Iran and France have risen in recent months after Macron said Tehran should be less aggressive in the Middle East, citing in particular its involvement in …

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Iran: Prisoner Hanged In Public

Iran Human Rights –  A prisoner was hanged in public in Khoy (Northwestern Iran) on murder charges. According to IRIB News Agency, on the morning of Thursday December 14, a prisoner was hanged in public in one of the streets of Khoy. The 36 year-old prisoner was charged with murder during a street fight in 2012. The report didn’t mention …

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Mattis Emphasizes ‘Diplomatically-Led Effort’ In Dealing With Iran

RFL/RE – U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Washington with deal with Iran through a “diplomatically-led effort,” a day after a top U.S. diplomat said Tehran was supplying weapons to the Huthi rebels in Yemen.

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Turkish Banker Denies Helping Iran Evade U.S. Sanctions In High-Profile Case

RFL/RE – An executive at Turkey’s state-owned Halkbank has denied that he helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions as he took the witness stand in his defense in a high-profile sanctions case unfolding in New York.

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Iran: Free Ailing Labor Activist

HRW – Iranian authorities should immediately release Reza Shahabi, a prominent labor activist, after he suffered a possible stroke in prison, Human Rights Watch said today. Medical experts who examined Shahabi said that he should be released for medical reasons.

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