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RFL/RE – An Iranian-American dual citizen who has been jailed in Iran since July has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of collaborating with the United States and “insulting sanctities,” one of his U.S.-based relatives told RFE/RL’s Radio Farda. The relative, who did not want to be named because of security issues, expressed “shock” over the …

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Iran’s Rohani Says Turkish Intervention In Iraq ‘Very Dangerous’

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani says Turkey must get permission from the Iraqi government to take part in the operation to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. “We regard as very dangerous [acts of] intervention by foreign countries without any coordination with the host country,” Rohani said during a visit to the central …

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Iran’s new challenge: The Islamic State in Persia?

Al-monitor – When Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announced on June 29, 2014, his self-styled caliphate, its borders were only about 20 miles from those of Iran. IS-controlled territory extended to the Iraqi border province of Diyala, posing a serious threat to Iranian national security. Tehran wanted to keep its borders far from the direct reverberations of the …

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Four Prisoners Executed in Iran

Iran Human Rights –  Two prisoners with drug related charges were reportedly hanged at Salmas Prison (West Azerbaijan province, northwestern Iran) and two prisoners with murder charges were reportedly hanged at Sepidar Ahwaz Prison (Khuzestan province, western Iran). According a report by the the state-run news site, Rokna, two brothers charged with murder were hanged at Sepidar Ahwaz Prison on …

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Five Prisoners Executed on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights – Iranian authorities hang five prisoners early Tuesday morning for alleged drug related offenses, but Iranian official sources are silent about these executions. Five prisoners were reportedly hanged early morning on Tuesday October 25 for alleged drug related offenses. Close sources say the execution sentences may have been carried out at either Karaj Central Prison or nearby Ghezel …

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