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Popular Protests in Iran: What we Know So Far

Iranwire – On May 9 the firestorm of popular protests  was reignited in Iran. The jump in the prices of bread, cooking oil, poultry and then several other basic commodities triggered protests first in cities in Khuzestan province, then in the provinces of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, Lorestan and Ardebil. Scattered videos posted on social media show protesters chanting slogans …

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One Killed as Price Protests Continue in Iran

VOA – Protests over soaring food prices continued in several cities in Iran on Saturday, according to postings on social media, while an Iranian lawmaker told a local media outlet that one person was killed in a demonstration in the southwest. The protests were triggered last week by a cut in state subsidies for imported wheat that caused price increases …

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EU Says Talks With Iran ‘Positive Enough’ to Reopen Nuclear Negotiations

VOA – The EU’s foreign policy chief said on Friday that he believed there had been enough progress during consultations between his envoy and Iranian officials in Tehran this week to relaunch nuclear negotiations after two months of deadlock. Talks to revive Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers have been on hold since March, chiefly over Tehran’s insistence that …

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Four Men Executed for Drug Offences in Shiraz

Iran Human Rights (IHRNGO) – Four men including an uncle and nephew, were executed on drug-related charges in Shiraz Central Prison last week. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, four men were executed in Shiraz Central Prison (Adelabad) on the morning of May 8. Their identities have been established as Abbas Pajmordeh and his nephew Ali Pajmordeh who …

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Will Iran look east if nuclear deal talks fail?

Al-Monitor – In a last-ditch effort to get the Iran nuclear deal back on track, Enrique Mora, the European Union’s deputy foreign policy chief, was in Tehran this week for a four-day visit. Yet signs of growing ties with China that came just before his visit indicate Iran may be prepping for backup options.  Since Iran refuses to directly engage in talks with the …

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