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Remarks By Britain’s Johnson Raise Fears For Imprisoned Iranian-British Woman

RFL/RE – Britain warned on November 6 that recent comments by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson should not be used by Iran to bring additional charges against imprisoned Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. Johnson told the British Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee last week that Zaghari-Ratcliffe had gone to Iran last year to teach people journalism, a statement that the Thomson Reuters Foundation, …

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Western intelligence warned Lebanon’s Hariri of death plot, report claims

Al-Arabia – Western sources said that the motorcade of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri, who resigned last week, had detected jamming attempts, pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat reported on Sunday. They added that the jamming devices, which are designed to confuse radars and AWACS, turned out to be Iranian-made. The newspaper, citing unnamed sources close to Hariri, said that Western intelligence agencies …

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Donald Trump extends 36-year state of emergency with Iran

Al-Arabia – US President Donald Trump notified Congress on Monday that he was extending the national emergency with Iran that has been in place since the 1979 hostage crisis. “Our relations with Iran have not yet normalized, and the process of implementing the agreements with Iran, dated January 19, 1981, is ongoing,” Trump wrote Congress in the formal notice.

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Iran: Four Prisoners Scheduled for Execution For Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights –  Four prisoners who were sentenced to death on drug related charges were transferred to solitary confinement in Urmia Central Prison in preparation for executed. According to a close source, on the morning of Monday November 6, four prisoners were transferred to solitary confinement from ward 15 of Urmia Central Prison (Darya) to be executed. The prisoners were …

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Iran’s Rouhani Writes to Supreme Leader On Dispute Over Suspended Zoroastrian Council Member

CHRI – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned the recent suspension of a Zoroastrian member of a city council as “illegal” and asked the supreme leader to intervene in the growing dispute that has highlighted divisions within the state. In a meeting with members of the Tehran City Council on November 6, 2017, “Mr. Rouhani made some remarks about Sepanta Niknam’s …

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