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Two Prisoners At Imminent Danger Of Execution In Western Iran

IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS –  Two prisoners are scheduled to be executed in the coming days at Qorve prison in the Iranian Kurdistan province. The prisoners have met with their families for the last time and have been transferred to solitary confinement prior to the execution, according to reports by Iran Human Rights (IHR) sources. The prisoners are identified as Mohammad Rasoul …

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Controversy flares over opening of EU office in Iran

Al-monitor – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht-Ravanchi announced that the legal process for opening a European Union office in Tehran remains ongoing, but his own ministry’s spokesman denied the report. In a Nov. 6 interview with the Iranian Labor News Agency, Takht-Ravanchi said that with improving relations with the EU, “It is now crucial to open the EU office in the …

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How Iran’s auto industry became the new domestic political football

Al-montor — Iranian hard-liners have launched a new attack on the administration of President Hassan Rouhani, this time focusing on the country’s automotive industry. At an Oct. 25 parliamentary hearing, the Industries and Mines Committee grilled Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh over a deal he made last month with the French automaker Renault. Nematzadeh also came under fire over a controversial decision that …

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Thousands of artists appeal to Iranian President for tackling air pollution

PayvandNews – More than 5,700 Iranian artists issued an appeal to President Hassan Rouhani urging him to take serious measures to address air pollution in the country. A view of the capital city Tehran covered in tick smog The supreme council of the Iranian Artists Forum, comprising photographers, graphic designers, painters, sculptors, calligraphers, potters, and actors signed a letter to …

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Is First to Meet Lebanon’s New President

VOA – Iran’s Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday became the first foreign minister to meet Lebanon’s new president, a move that underscored Tehran’s tussle for influence in Beirut with its regional arch rival Saudi Arabia. A Christian leader and close ally of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah who was elected president last week, Aoun also met an envoy sent …

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