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Iranian Hardliners Dismiss Rising Concerns Over Afghan Immigration

Iranwire – Hardliners have labeled concerns about rising Afghan immigration as “Afghan-Phobia,” defending the government’s perceived “open borders” policy, despite public outcry. The fast-growing Afghan population in Iran has given rise to protests on social media and even debates in Iran’s government-controlled media, with many claiming that the government has a hidden agenda in letting thousands of Afghans enter the …

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Iranian Official Hints At Accession To FATF Financial Rules

iranintl – The chairman of Iran’s chamber of commerce says he has heard rumors that the government intends to meet the standards of FATF, the global money-laundering watchdog.  Hossein Selahvarzi, the chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said Sunday that there is “unofficial news about the accession to the money-laundering watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the possibility of more serious economic negotiations.”  Iran’s previous …

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Poisonings at Iranian University amid Clampdown on Students, Professors

Iranwire – The repression against professors and university students deemed as critical to the Islamic Republic continues unabated in Iran. During the first week of the new academic year, at least nine male students and three female students were barred from entering Tehran’s Amirkabir University of Technology, according to Amirkabir News Telegram Channel. A number of these students had previously …

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UK Lawmakers Call for Revolutionary Guards’ Designation as Terror Group

Iranwire – Dozens of UK lawmakers have urged the government to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, citing the force’s “inhumane and unlawful actions” both in Iran and Britain. The death in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini a year ago sparked months of anti-establishment protests that were brutally quashed by security forces, with hundreds …

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The Suspicious Deaths of IRGC Commanders

Iranwire – Bestowing the title of “Martyr” to Brigadier-General Rostam Ghasemi, the former economic affairs director of the Quds Force, the expeditionary branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), who was the minister of Roads and Urban Development in the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi, has once again brought up the issue of suspicious deaths of a number of …

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