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FIFA’s Demands to Iran Pronounced ‘Against Islamic Law’

Iranwire – This week, two separate, telling statements were issued by the Iranian judiciary and an MP within 48 hours of each other. First, the Islamic Republic has imprisoned a female journalist named Mahtab Gholizadeh for “inciting corruption by trying to enter the [football] stadium”, “conspiracy against national security” and “propaganda against the regime”. Second, in an interview with the IRGC-aligned Tasnim …

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Tens of Thousands Join Teachers’ Strikes in Iran

Iranwire – Tens of thousands of Iranian teachers joined a third day of nationwide protests on Monday following a rallying call from trade unions. Security forces attacked some of those present in front of the parliament building in Tehran and at other locations such as Sari, Mazandaran. Videos posted on social media showed uniformed officers trying to arrest demonstrators, prompting …

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US Official: Iran ‘Slow-Walking’ Nuclear Talks

VOA – A senior U.S. official said Tuesday that Iran cannot be allowed to “slow-walk” nuclear diplomacy at talks in Vienna to revive the 2015 deal to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb. “And we’re convinced that if Iran approaches talks in Vienna with urgency and good faith, we can quickly reach and implement an understanding on mutual return. …

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Iran negotiator ‘optimistic’ about nuclear talks

Al-Monitor – In an interview with Iranian media, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, deputy foreign minister Ali Bagheri Kani, spoke about the progress being made at the ongoing talks in Vienna. Speaking with IRNA, Bagheri said that the two fundamental issues in the Vienna talks are “what issues should be negotiated and the negotiations over those issues,” meaning that the parties in …

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Iran, West Trade Blame For Lack Of Progress In Nuclear Talks

RFL/RE – Iran has accused Western parties to its 2015 nuclear deal of “persisting in their blame game,” after European diplomats involved in ongoing negotiations aimed at reviving the agreement said Tehran was putting forward new proposals that are “inconsistent” with the accord. During a visit to Indonesia on December 14, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United …

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