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Iranian Rival Camps Lined Up to Gain from Biden’s Administration

Radiofarda – Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s website has published a series of exclusive interviews with seven top-ranking officials in Iran. Published from January 11 to January 18, and titled “Decisive Word,” the interviews reflect attitudes of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and two of his predecessors, Ali Akbar Velayati and Kamal Kharrazi; the speaker of Iran’s Majlis parliament, …

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Iran Hosts Taliban to ‘Exchange Views’ on US-backed Afghan Peace Process

VOA – Senior leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgency traveled to Iran Tuesday to “exchange views” on U.S.-brokered peace negotiations between warring Afghan parties. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the insurgent team had been formally invited to Tehran for bilateral meetings “to review (the) Afghan peace process.” Iran’s official media quoted Khatibzadeh as saying that the Taliban’s visit was “part of …

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Former Hostages Urge Biden Not to Deal with Iran Unless it Frees Other Americans

VOA – Two Americans and a U.S. permanent resident whom Washington says were held hostage by Iran for years until it freed them during the term of former President Donald Trump have urged his successor Joe Biden not to make gestures toward Tehran until it frees other U.S. hostages.  In messages to VOA Persian in recent days, U.S. Navy veteran …

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Five Arab political prisoners go on hunger strike in Shaiban Prison of Ahvaz

Iran-HRM – Five Arab political prisoners have started a hunger strike in Shaiban Prison of Ahvaz, capital of southwestern Iranian Province of Khuzestan. Jasem Heydari, Ali Khasraji, Hossein Seilavi, Ali Motiri, and Ali Mojaddam sewed their lips and started a hunger strike on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The Arab political prisoners are refusing food to protest mistreatment of inmates by …

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Political prisoner Akbar Bagheri in dire health, denied treatment

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Akbar Bagheri is detained in the Great Tehran Penitentiary (GTP). He is in dire health condition and needs to be treated at a civic hospital, but the GTP warden, Asghar Fat’hi, has prevented his hospitalization. The life and health of this prisoner is in danger. Akbar Bagheri has a gastrointestinal illness and his physical condition is …

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