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Iran Warns About American ‘Military Moves’ In Iraq

Radiofarda – Iran’s foreign ministry Wednesday warned about American “military moves” in Iraq leading to “disastrous instability” in the region. The official warning came after expressions of concern by Iranian officials and allegation of U.S. preparing some sort of military operation. The ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi sounded the warning in reaction to reports and speculations about a possible U.S. attack …

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Parliament Remains Shut As 23 Iranian Lawmakers Tested Positive For Coronavirus

Radiofarda – The Spokesman of the Iranian Parliament’s Presidium on Tuesday confirmed that 23 out of the 290 lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) out of the 100 that have been tested. The Iranian Parliament (Majles) has not held any sessions after two lawmakers from Qom contracted coronavirus more than a month ago and two lawmakers elected for …

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Pompeo Says US Might Rethink Iran Sanctions In Light Of Coronavirus Outbreak

Reuters -U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held out the possibility on Tuesday that the United States may consider easing sanctions on Iran and other nations to help fight the coronavirus epidemic but gave no concrete sign it plans to do so. The comments reflected a shift in tone by the U.S. State Department, which has come under withering criticism …

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Prisoners Killed In Major Disturbances At Two Prisons In Iran

Radiofarda – Reports received by Radio Farda indicate during rebellions in two prisons in the city of Ahvaz, southwestern Iran, at least three inmates were killed and several others injured. The first disturbance took place in Sepidar prison on Monday, March 30, which led to the death of three prisoners. This apparently led to a riot in Shiban prison on …

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Self-Isolation Triples Calls To Marital Counseling Hotlines In Iran

Radiofarda – An official of Iran’s Social Services Organization on Tuesday said family disputes and calls to the organization’s hotlines have tripled since the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) epidemic forced people to stay at home. Behzad Vahidnia, Director General of Psychology and Counseling of the Social Services Organization, said the reason for the jump in the number of calls is that marital …

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