Thursday , 4 June 2020

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Iran: Man Hanged for Murdering His Cousin

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A death row prisoner was hanged on June 1 at the central prison of Mashhad city, northeastern Iranian province of Khorasan Razavi. According to Khorasan Daily, on the morning of Monday, June 1, 2020, a man was hanged at Mashhad Central Prison. The unnamed prisoner was sentenced to death for murdering his cousin during a fight. …

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Intel: US returns acquitted Iranian scientist, no apparent prisoner swap

Al-Monitor – The United States has returned an acquitted Iranian scientist to his home country after holding him for months in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday. Both Washington and Tehran shot down rampant speculation that the United States had detained Sirous Asgari despite his acquittal on sanctions evasion charges in November to secure the release of Americans …

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Regional initiative for locust infestation

PayvandNews – A trilateral plan among Iran, Pakistan and India is being formulated to address locust swarm infestations that devour crops and threaten the livelihood and sustenance in the region, already struggling with coronavirus pandemic. The desert locust is considered the most destructive migratory pest in the world and a single swarm covering one square kilometer can contain up to …

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Pompeo ‘Confident’ Iran Arms Embargo Will Be Extended

Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State says he is confident that the United Nations arms embargo against the Islamic Republic of Iran set to expire in October will be extended. Washington will push for the extension, and if failed, it will use its diplomatic muscle to prevent Iran’s arms trading, Mike Pompeo asserted on Monday, June 1. In an interview with …

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Iranian Professor Acquitted Of Sanctions Busting Leaves U.S., Zarif Says

Reuters -An Iranian professor imprisoned in the United States after being acquitted of stealing trade secrets has left the country and is on his way back to Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “Hello friends. Good news. Dr. Sirous Asgari is in the air on a flight back to Iran. Congratulations to his …

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