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1.2 Million Doses of Iranian Covid-19 Vaccine Thrown Away Over ‘Contamination’

Iranwire – Vast quantities of Iran’s domestically-made Covid-19 vaccine were thrown away because of contamination, probably with live coronavirus, a source has told IranWire. CovIran-Barekat was developed last year by Setad, a massive parastatal holdings company under the control of the Iranian Supreme Leader. It received an emergency permit for use in Iran earlier this year despite a lack of published data around …

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2021 USCIRF Releases New Report on Iran’s Escalation of Religious Repression

Shabtabnews – USCIRF today released the following new country update highlighting the government of Iran’s escalation of religious repression in 2021: Iran Country Update provides information about religious freedom conditions in Iran. It documents recent religious freedom violations against Baha’is, Christians, Sunnis, Sufis, and Yarsanis. The report notes two recent amendments to Iran’s Penal Code, making it easier for the …

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To Biden Administration: No Visa, No Negotiations with Iran Regime’s Mass Murderer – If [Iran’s President Ebrahim] Raisi is granted a visa to come to the US, the Iranian regime’s legitimacy will be enhanced, and the regime will be empowered to try to kidnap more Americans on the US soil. The senators’ letter sheds a light on several examples: “In 1988, the United States barred PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat from entering …

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MV Mercer Street Attack Puts Spotlight on IRGC’s Secretive Drone Unit

Iranwire – On Friday, August 6 the foreign ministers of the G7 countries issued a damning joint statement blaming Iran for an apparent drone attack on a merchant vessel off the coast of Oman on 29 July, which killed a British and a Romanian national. Representatives for the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the European Union and the US …

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Iran to Hold Shia Mourning Ceremonies Despite Record Covid-19 Infections

Iranwire – The fifth wave of coronavirus infections in Iran has yet to reach its projected peak. But deaths from Covid-19 are already at record heights, with the number of officially-recorded deaths standing at around 400 every day. Hospitals are at capacity, and provincial officials say that there is no more room for new patients – not even in the corridors. Pictures …

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