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Iranian Artists Blast ‘Illiterate Stalinist’ New Minister of Culture

Iranwire – On Wednesday, August 25, the Iranian parliament gave its vote of confidence to Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili, President Ebrahim Raisi’s pick for the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. Raisi’s choice was greeted with anger and dismay by many artists in Iran and the diaspora, some of whom called him “illiterate” and even compared his cultural outlook to that …

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Top Iran Security Official Says Biden Illegally Threatened Tehran

VOA – A top Iranian security official accused U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday of illegally threatening Iran by saying he may consider other options if nuclear diplomacy with Tehran fails. “The emphasis on using ‘other options’ against [Iran] amounts to threatening another country illegally and establishes Iran’s right to reciprocate … against ‘available options’,” Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran’s …

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Iran’s new foreign minister visits Baghdad for regional summit

Al-Monitor – Iran’s new foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, traveled to Iraq on Friday for a regional summit aimed at easing tensions with his country’s archrival, Saudi Arabia.  “An Iranian delegation led by Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian is to be dispatched to take part in a meeting on supporting Iraq,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Friday. Amir-Abdollahian’s visit to Baghdad marks the …

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Hacked Videos Force The Unthinkable In Iran: Official Admission Of Abuses At Evin Prison

RFL/RE – Former inmates, their families, and human rights activists have long complained of mistreatment and torture at Evin prison, a notorious facility in Tehran that is a primary site for political detainees. Regular detainees, as well as surviving political prisoners and other perceived enemies of Iran’s postrevolutionary regime, have alleged torture and other abuse inside its concrete walls to …

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Iran’s Dam Water Reserves Decrease by Half in a Year

Iranwire – Iran’s state-affiliated Tasnim News Agency, citing the latest statistics of Iran Water Resources Management Company, reports a massive 47 percent decrease in the country’s dam water reserves compared to last year. According to Tasnim, from the beginning of the current calendar year to August 20, 2021, the amount of water inflow to the dams’ reservoirs was 28.6 billion …

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