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French Minister Says Iran Seeking To Expand Military Influence In Middle East

RFL/RE – France’s foreign minister has accused Iran of trying to create an “axis” of military and political influence stretching from Tehran through Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon to the Mediterranean Sea. Speaking in an interview with France 2 television broadcast on December 12, Jean-Yves Le Drian said that rather than pursue ambitions to expand its military presence in the region, …

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Multiple earthquakes hit southeastern Iran

Al-Arabia – Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman was hit by multiple strong quakes on Tuesday and Wednesday, injuring at least 18 people and damaging some 20 houses, state media reported. The first quake of magnitude 5.9 struck on Tuesday morning 35 miles (56 km) north of Kerman, a city with a population of more than 820,000. The tremor, initially reported …

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US Congress to Let Iran Deadline Pass, Leave Decision to Trump

VOA — Congress will allow the deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran to pass this week, congressional and White House aides said Tuesday, leaving a pact between world powers and Tehran intact at least temporarily. In October, Trump declined to certify that Iran was complying with the nuclear agreement reached among Tehran, the United States and others in 2015. His …

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MEPs appeal to the President Rouhani to uphold the independence of judiciary

eppgroup.eu – URGENT APPEAL TO UPHOLD THE INDEPENDENCE OF JUDICIARY TO THE PRESIDENT OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, MR. HASSAN ROUHANI TO THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE OF ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN, MR SEYYED ALIREZA AVAEI Dr. Mohammad Ali Taheri, the founder of Erfan-e Halghe, who has been sentenced to death three times (twice by the judiciary, once by the clergy), …

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Five Prisoners Executed In Western Iran

Iran Human Rights – Five prisoners were executed at Kermanshah Central Prison on murder charges. According to a close source, on the morning of Monday December 11, five prisoners were executed at Kermanshah Central Prison (Western Iran). All of the prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges. One of the executed prisoners was identified as Keykavus Ashouri. He was …

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