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Aras Amiri: British Council worker jailed in Iran a ‘bargaining chip’

bbc – A British Council worker jailed for 10 years in Iran for spying is being used as a “bargaining chip” by Iran’s government, her fiance has said. Aras Amiri, 33, an Iranian citizen who lives in London, was held in March 2018 on a visit to her unwell grandmother. She lost an appeal against her prison sentence earlier this …

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Zarif says Tehran will see if Swedish-Iranian’s death sentence can be delayed

alarabiya – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday Tehran “will do its best” to see if the death sentence on Swedish-Iranian scientist Ahmadreza Djalali can be delayed. “We will do our best on humanitarian grounds to see if the sentence on Mr. Djalali can be delayed, but he has been accused of multiple capital crimes… and he …

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Houthis May Have Shot Down US Drone Over Yemen

radiofarda – A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar region, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Wednesday, the second such incident in recent months. A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defenses had brought down a U.S. drone. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the …

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Iran’s Rouhani And Zarif Issue Threats Against Shipping, US

radiofarda – If Iran’s oil exports are cut to zero, international waterways will not have the same security as before, its president said on Wednesday, cautioning Washington against upping pressure on Tehran in an angry confrontation between the longtime foes. The comment by President Hassan Rouhani coincided with a remark by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif that Tehran might …

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Outspoken Lawmaker Says Iran Intelligence Should Apologize For Forced Confessions

radiofarda – An outspoken lawmaker in Iran has demanded the Intelligence Ministry to apologize to people it forced to confess to crimes they did not commit. Former Deputy Speaker of Parliament Ali Motahari, who has been vocal in defending more tolerance for dissent in recent years, referred to the case of Maziar Ebrahimi who was forced to wrongly confess to …

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