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US announces new sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Iran’s Quds Force

Iranwire – The Biden administration Friday announced new sanctions on Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah, with the top US diplomat calling on governments around the world to clamp down on the terrorist group. “Hezbollah is increasingly looking for additional sources of revenue to bolster its coffers. We call on governments around the world to take steps to ensure Hezbollah and other terrorist groups do …

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Zarif’s Book, Part III: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh’s Role in the Nuclear Talks Revealed

Iranwire – In his last weeks in office, Mohammad Javad Zarif, who served as foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran from 2013 to 2021, published a six-volume treatise on Iran’s nuclear negotiations with the P5 + 1:  the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. Entitled The Sealed Secret, the book carries the subtitle “An Immense Endeavor for Iran’s …

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Ex-Prisoner at Hamid Nouri Trial Recalls Narrow Escape From Death Squads

Iranwire – A courtroom outburst from the defendant marked the 16th session of the criminal trial of Hamid Nouri in Stockholm, Sweden on Thursday. Mehdi Eshaghi was the latest witness to take the stand against the former Gohardasht Prison official, who is accused of war crimes and murder for his part in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. Eshaghi, who was first arrested …

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Another Child Drowns in an Open Canal as Municipalities Turn a Blind Eye

Iranwire – On Tuesday, September 14, the spokesman for Khuzestan province’s emergency department confirmed that two four-year-old children, a girl and a boy, had drowned after falling into an open canal in the city of Ramhormoz. Efforts to resuscitate the pair in hospital after they were pulled from the water in Taleghani Street were to no avail. The tragedy has also brought …

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Luxury Planes, Absent Coaches: Iranian Female Footballers’ Summer of Discontent

Iranwire – The Iranian women’s national football team has headed to Tashkent, Uzbekistan to participate in the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers. After a long interruption to their activities and the loss of a FIFA ranking, the team woke up from a two-year slumber in May with the selection of Maryam Irandoost as the new head coach. Four months of gruelling training …

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