Tuesday , 17 July 2018

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Iran rejects US demand for UN inspector visit to military sites

Al-Arabia – Iran has dismissed a US demand for UN nuclear inspectors to visit its military bases as “merely a dream” as Washington reviews a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and six world powers, including the United States. US President Donald Trump has called the nuclear pact – negotiated under his predecessor Barack Obama – “the worst deal ever”. In …

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New Hamas Leader Says It Is Getting Aid Again from Iran

VOA — Hamas’ new leader in the Gaza Strip said Monday his group has repaired relations with Iran after a five-year rift and is using its newfound financial and military aid to gear up for new hostilities with Israel. The announcement by Yehiyeh Sinwar came as U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was visiting Israel. At a meeting with the U.N. chief, Israeli …

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Lawyer Says 2 Americans Serving 10 Years in Iran Lose Appeal

VOA — An Iranian-American businessman and his father, who are serving 10-year prison sentences in Iran over their ties to the U.S., have lost a court appeal, a lawyer said Monday. Siamak Namazi and his 81-year-old father Baquer, who are among several dual nationals detained in Iran, learned Sunday that the Tehran Appeals Court denied their appeal, Washington-based lawyer Jared Genser …

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Taheri’s Death Sentence Will Not Stand, Says Hopeful Lawyer

CHRI – The lawyer for imprisoned Iranian spiritual leader Mohammad Ali Taheri is optimistic that the latest death sentence against his client will again be turned down upon appeal. The verdict, issued by Judge Mashallah Ahmadzadeh of Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court on August 27, 2017 on the charge of “corruption on earth” will be appealed within the 20-day legal …

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Judiciary Official Opposes New Proposal Against Domestic Violence

CHRI – A senior Iranian judiciary official has voiced opposition to legislation against domestic violence which is being revived by President Hassan Rouhani’s government after its first unsuccessful draft in parliament five years ago. According to a study presented at the non-governmental Imam Ali Foundation’s May 2017 Conference on Violence Against Women in Peripheral Families, held in Tehran, 32 percent of …

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