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Iran’s president under pressure to appoint female ministers

Guardian – Concerns raised that Hassan Rouhani may unveil all-male list of ministers in cabinet reshuffle as he prepares for second term President Hassan Rouhani, who will be sworn in for a second term on Sunday, ran his election campaign on a reformist agenda. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters Saeed Kamali Dehghan Iran correspondent Wednesday 2 August 2017 07.48 BST Last modified on …

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Iran: Opposition Figures Denied Health Care

HRW – The families of two former opposition presidential candidates in Iran who have been under house arrest since 2011 say that they are being denied adequate care despite deteriorating health, Human Right Watch said today.The former candidates, Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi, and Zahra Rahnavard, an author and activist who is Mousavi’s wife, have been under house arrest in Tehran since …

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Iran Accuses U.S. Of Violating Nuclear Deal

RFL/RE – Iran says it has lodged a complaint with the commission responsible for overseeing the implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement over U.S. sanctions imposed on the country last month. Parliament speaker Ali Larijani disclosed the complaint on August 1, saying Tehran accused Washington of breaching the accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), between Iran and …

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Report: Iran Successfully Launches Satellite-carrying Rocket

VOA – Iran successfully launched a satellite-carrying rocket into space on Thursday, the country’s state media reported without elaborating. Iranian state television described the launch as involving a “Simorgh” rocket that is capable of carrying a satellite weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds). The state media report did not elaborate on the rocket’s payload. “Simorgh” means “phoenix” in Farsi. The website YJC.ir, …

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Iran: 100 Executions Carried Out in the Month of July

Iran Human Rights  -100 executions were carried out in Iran in the month of July, but only eight of these executions were announced by Iranian officials. Most of the executions were for drug related charges. Since the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, there has been a surge of executions in Iran. According to Iran Human Rights reports, …

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