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The Case for Sending Secretary Kerry to Tehran

PayvandNews – Although it is unclear what will happen to the Iran nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) once President-elect Donald Trump assumes office, President Barack Obama still has a few weeks left to try to reinforce his signature foreign policy achievement by sending Secretary of State John Kerry to the capital of one of the …

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Court Revives Case Accusing Argentinian Ex-Leader Of Covering Up For Iran

RFL/RE – An Argentine appeals court has revived a case accusing former President Christina Fernandez of trying to cover up Iran’s alleged role in the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center in 1994. “The evidence does not allow for a clear dismissal of the possible commission of illicit acts,” the country’s official Judicial Information Center said. “The accusations must …

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Iran’s ‘Grave Sleepers’ Prompt Calls for Action

VOA – The images are morbid: homeless men, women, and children so desperate for shelter that they would resort to living in open graves. Yet that is what some 50 Iranians have reportedly been doing for years, holing themselves up in concrete dugouts at a graveyard outside Tehran. Images and video of the men living in squalor have sparked shock …

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Political Prisoner Banned from Visits After Sending Complaint to Warden – Imprisoned doctoral student Hamid Babaei has been banned from receiving visitations after the prison warden accused him of “insulting” Iran’s supreme leader during a discussion about a complaint Babaei had sent to the warden’s office. “Hamid had written to [Mohammad Mardani] the warden at Rajaee Shahr Prison [in Karaj] to complain about why his letters to the prosecutor …

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Iranian Reformists slam exiled dissidents over letter to Trump

AL-monitor – On Dec. 22, 30 exiled Iranian dissidents penned an open letter to US President-elect Donald Trump, urging him to impose fresh sanctions on “the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the supreme leader’s financial empire and direct the US Treasury to strongly enforce them.” AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi The dissidents further urged Trump to “form an international coalition to pressure …

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