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Firebrand Cleric Contradicting Rouhani Defends Vetting Parliament Candidates

Radiofarda – Days after President Hassan Rouhani’s caustic comments against the Islamic Republic’s ultraconservative Guardians Council (GC), a hardliner Friday Prayer Imam has implicitly accused him of polarizing Iranian society. On October 9, Rouhani had warned the country’s powerful Guardian Council (GC) to avoid stricter vetting of candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections next February. “We should not believe that …

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Strange Contradictions In The Story Of The Alleged Attack On An Iranian Tanker In The Red Sea

Radiofarda – On Thursday October 10, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif penned an op-ed in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-rai. While calling for dialog between all the countries of the Persian Gulf, he also threatened all the regional foes saying that either everybody will enjoy security “or they will all be deprived of it.” In the early morning of October 11, …

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Lawmakers In Iran Want To Ban Teaching Of English In Public Schools

Radiofarda – A large group of Iranian lawmakers have submitted a proposal in parliament to stop the teaching of English as a second language in public schools, citing remarks by the country’s Supreme Leader. Three years ago, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei complained in a speech that teaching English was spreading even “into daycare” institutions. Now, 57 members of parliament are backing …

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Kurds In Iran Hold Multiple Protests Against Turkey’s Incursion Into Syria

Radiofarda – Iranian Kurds have come out into streets on Saturday protesting Turkey’s incursion into Syria’s Kurdish populated and controlled northeast, multiple social media images show. Turkey decided to send its army into northeastern Syria in a large military operation to carve out a “safe zone”, accusing Kurdish forces who fought with the United States against the Islamic State group …

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Pompeo Calls On Iran To ‘Immediately’ Ratify Anti-Terror Financing Bills

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that if Iran were serious about fighting money laundering and terrorism financing, it would have approved laws to make the country in par with international standards. The international watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) based in Paris in 2017 demanded Iran reform its legal system and banking practices by following international …

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