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WARNING GRAPHIC PICTURES: Two More Public Executions in Iran

Iran Human Rights –  Two prisoners were hanged in public in Mashhad on rape charges. According to an IRIB News Agency’s report, on the morning of Tuesday, May 15, two prisoners were hanged in public in Mashhad. The prisoners were sentenced to death on rape charges. Only two days before, on Sunday, May 13, another prisoner was executed in public …

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Three Executions in Western Iran

Iran Human Rights – Two prisoners were hanged at Urmia Central Prison and one at Ilam Central Prison, located in North-Western and Western Iran, respectively. All of the prisoners were sentenced to death on murder charges.

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Iraqi Kurds look to open new chapter with Iran

Al-Monitor – Iraqi Kurds are opening a new chapter in their relations with Iran, seven months after Tehran sided with Baghdad in crushing their ambition for independence following a 2017 referendum in which nearly 93% of Kurds opted to secede from Iraq. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) hosted an Iranian government trade delegation in Erbil during the fourth economic conference …

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Iranian media react to populist cleric’s victory in Iraq elections

Al-Minitor – The Sairoon (On the Move) Alliance of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr is set to win Iraq’s parliamentary elections — an unexpected outcome that has caught the attention of Iranian media. Over 91% of votes in 16 of Iraq’s 18 provinces have been counted so far, and based on the announced results, Iran-backed Shiite politician Hadi al-Ameri’s Fatah (Conquest) …

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Iraq’s shock election result may be turning point for Iran

Guardian -The unexpectedly poor showing of Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime minister, in parliamentary elections has dealt a blow to US influence in the country. It was a poor return for American backing for the Baghdad government’s drive to extirpate Islamic State and regain lost territory.

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