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October, 2019

  • 14 October

    Iran Must Ratify Anti-Corruption Bills To Trade With The World – Lawmaker

    Radiofarda A pro-reform lawmaker in Iran says should the bills related to combating money laundering not ratified, almost the whole world would stop dealing with Iran. “Under U.S. sanctions imposed on Iran, the Chinese companies have already stopped dealing with us,” Abdolreza Hashemzai told Borna news agency, noting, “Even friendly countries, such as Russia and China will stop dealing with …

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  • 14 October

    Iran Again Raises The Alleged Attack On Its Oil Tanker In Red Sea

    Radiofarda – Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) said in a statement October 13 that the Iranian oil tanker Sabiti had probably been hit by two missiles last Friday. Earlier, Iranian news outlets had reported that Sabiti was twice hit about sixty miles off the Saudi Arabian port city of Jeddah in the Red Sea. Describing the incident as a …

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  • 14 October

    Iran Drops Death Row Charge For Environmentalists

    AFP -Four detained Iranian environmental activists have been cleared of a charge that could carry the death penalty, state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday. “The charge of ‘corruption on earth’ was dropped in recent days for four detained environmentalists,” said Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, a lawyer who represents some of the activists. “Of course their other charges still remain,” he …

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  • 14 October

    Saudi Arabia Says It Is not Behind Alleged Attack On Iran Tanker

    Radiofarda – Saudi foreign minister said on Sunday that Riyadh was not behind a suspected strike against an Iranian-owned oil tanker in the Red Sea, which Iranian state-controlled media said was hit on Friday by missiles but denied reports they came from Saudi Arabia. “We did not engage in such behavior at all. This is not how we operate and …

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  • 14 October

    Iran’s Plan Can End The War In Yemen, Khamenei Tells Pakistan’s Imran Khan

    Radiofarda – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has said during a meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday October 13 that a “proper end” to the war in Yemen, will leave a positive impact on developments in the region. Khamenei said, “a four-point solution offered by Iran has been on the table for a long time” and suggested …

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  • 14 October

    Who Opened The Doors To Stadiums For Iranian Women?

    Radiofarda – On Thursday, October 10, almost 4000 women entered a stadium in Tehran for the first time after almost four decades to watch a men’s soccer game. Minutes before starting the game, the Iranian government spokesperson appeared on the state-owned TV with his background showing women at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium declaring that President Rouhani’s government facilitated the historic event. …

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  • 14 October

    Iran Says Large Gas Field Discovered In The South

    Radiofarda – Iran claimed on Sunday, October 13, that it has discovered a natural gas deposit, 200 kilometers (approximately 124 miles) south of the city of Shiraz. The field named as Eram, holds as much as nineteen trillion cubic feet of the fuel, thirteen trillion of it recoverable, the director of development and engineering affairs at the National Iranian Oil …

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  • 14 October

    Pakistan PM Says Ready to Host Iran-Saudi Peace Talks

    VOA- Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan held talks Sunday with leaders in Iran to formally begin a diplomatic offensive he said was aimed at defusing the neighboring country’s escalating tensions with Saudi Arabia and the United States. Khan told a joint news conference after his “wide-ranging consultations” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that his country’s close ties with both Tehran …

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  • 14 October

    Iran: Man Hanged at Sanandaj Prison

    Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Man hanged at the central prison of the Iranian city of Sanandaj, Kurdistan province, last Thursday. According to IHR sources, Alem Karimi, 50, was hanged at Sanandaj prison on Thursday, October 10, 2019. He was sentenced to death 10 years ago for murder charges.  Out of the 110 people who were executed in the first …

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  • 14 October

    Volleyball: Iran suffers bitter loss against Japan at FIVB World Cup

    PayvandNews – Iran lost to hosts Japan 3-1 (25-16, 26-28, 25-13, 25-21) at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Men’s World Cup on Sunday. Porya Yali led Iran with 13 points and Yuji Nishida and Yuki Ishikawa each scored 23 points for Japan in Hiroshima in the second phase of round-robin play. See match photos and statistics by FIVB In the first …

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  • 14 October

    Iran beach soccer starts World Beach Games in style by overpowering Ukraine

    PayvandNews – Iran national beach soccer team came from 4-1 down to earn a thrilling 5-4 victory over Ukraine at the the Association of National Olympic (ANOC) Committees World Beach Games on Friday. BeachSoccerWorldwide✔@BeachSoccer_WW FINAL WHISTLE: Iran mount incredible comeback to see off @FFUKRAINE in the final period!#ANOCWorldBeachGames #beachsoccer #Qatar2019 106:55 PM – Oct 11, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacySee …

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  • 14 October

    Putin Heads to Saudi Arabia, Offers Himself as Peacemaker

    VOA – Russian leader Vladimir Putin travels to Saudi Arabia, a traditional U.S. ally, Monday, offering to act as a peacemaker between Riyadh and Tehran in a diplomatic offensive aimed at balancing Moscow’s relations across the Middle East. Vladimir Putin(artwork by Bozorgmehr Hosseinpur) His second aim, say analysts, is to needle Washington. While courting Iran, Russia’s ally in Syria, the Kremlin …

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  • 13 October

    Politician In Iran Says The Regular Army Shot Down US Drone, Not IRGC

    Radiofarda – An ultraconservative politician in Iran says it was the regular Iranian Army that shot down an American drone on June 20, 2019, but the “credit” was given to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). A pro-reform website, Jamaran cited Abolfazl Tavakkoli Bina a member of the central council of Islamic Coalition Party (ICP) , as saying in a …

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  • 13 October

    Iran Says Ready For Talks With Saudi, With Or Without A Mediator

    Reuters – Iran is prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia with or without the help of a mediator, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday, ahead of a visit by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. Asked about reports that Khan, due to arrive in Iran on Sunday, may try to mediate between Tehran and Riyadh, Foreign Ministry …

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  • 13 October

    Protest At Turkish Embassy In Tehran Condemning Invasion Of Syria

    Radiofarda – Protest in front of the Turkish embassy in Tehran. October 12, 2019. Following protests in Kurdish-populated regions of western Iran on Friday, hundreds of people gathered at the Turkish embassy in Tehran Saturday afternoon to voice their anger at Turkey’s attack on Kurdish areas in Syria. جلوی سفارت ترکیه همین الان pic.twitter.com/0MCIFebeSj— parisa (@Parisa991) October 12, 2019 A …

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  • 13 October

    Iranian Pilgrims Turn Back From Iraq Due To Shortages Of Water, Transportation

    Radiofarda – Thousands of disappointed Iranians have been forced to return to the country before completing the Arbaeen pilgrimage, an annual ritual that brings millions of Shiites from across the world to the city of Karbala in Iraq. More than two million Iranian Shi’ites have already crossed the into Iraq, the Islamic Republic authorities have maintained. Nevertheless, thousands of them …

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  • 13 October

    Soleimani Knows His Assassination ‘Is Not Impossible’, Says Mossad Chief

    Radiofarda – In one of his rare media appearances Iranian revolutionary guard IRGC’s Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani claimed in a late September interview aired on Iranian state TV that Israel had planned to assassinate him. Soleimani said that Israel was going to shoot down an aircraft carrying him and Lebanese Hezbollah Leader Hassan Nasrollah during the 33-day war between …

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  • 13 October

    Khamenei tells Iran’s Guards to develop more advanced, modern weapons

    Al-Arabia – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Sunday to develop more advanced and modern weapons, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, amid rising regional tensions.“The Guards should have advanced and modern weapons … It should be developed at home. You need to develop and produce your weapons,” Khamenei said in a speech at Imam …

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  • 13 October

    Mass arrests in southwest Iran in wake of protests over HIV outbreak

    Iran-HRM Security forces in southwest Iran have made widespread arrests following large protests over the HIV infection of more than 300 villagers by a local health clinic. The arrests in the village of Chenar Mahmoud in the town of Lordegan, Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari Province, started on Tuesday, October 8, three days after hundreds of Iranians in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari …

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  • 13 October

    Khan Arrives In Iran Amid Reports Of Possible Mediation Role

    RFL/RE – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is visiting Shi’ite-led Iran amid reports that he will attempt to mediate a decades-long dispute between Iran and Saudi Arabia.Khan arrived in Tehran on October 13 and then will move on to Riyadh, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said on October 12.U.S. President Donald Trump has asked Khan to play a role in reducing …

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  • 12 October

    Firebrand Cleric Contradicting Rouhani Defends Vetting Parliament Candidates

    Radiofarda – Days after President Hassan Rouhani’s caustic comments against the Islamic Republic’s ultraconservative Guardians Council (GC), a hardliner Friday Prayer Imam has implicitly accused him of polarizing Iranian society. On October 9, Rouhani had warned the country’s powerful Guardian Council (GC) to avoid stricter vetting of candidates in the upcoming parliamentary elections next February. “We should not believe that …

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  • 12 October

    Strange Contradictions In The Story Of The Alleged Attack On An Iranian Tanker In The Red Sea

    Radiofarda – On Thursday October 10, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif penned an op-ed in the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-rai. While calling for dialog between all the countries of the Persian Gulf, he also threatened all the regional foes saying that either everybody will enjoy security “or they will all be deprived of it.” In the early morning of October 11, …

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  • 12 October

    Lawmakers In Iran Want To Ban Teaching Of English In Public Schools

    Radiofarda – A large group of Iranian lawmakers have submitted a proposal in parliament to stop the teaching of English as a second language in public schools, citing remarks by the country’s Supreme Leader. Three years ago, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei complained in a speech that teaching English was spreading even “into daycare” institutions. Now, 57 members of parliament are backing …

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  • 12 October

    Kurds In Iran Hold Multiple Protests Against Turkey’s Incursion Into Syria

    Radiofarda – Iranian Kurds have come out into streets on Saturday protesting Turkey’s incursion into Syria’s Kurdish populated and controlled northeast, multiple social media images show. Turkey decided to send its army into northeastern Syria in a large military operation to carve out a “safe zone”, accusing Kurdish forces who fought with the United States against the Islamic State group …

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  • 12 October

    Pompeo Calls On Iran To ‘Immediately’ Ratify Anti-Terror Financing Bills

    Radiofarda – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that if Iran were serious about fighting money laundering and terrorism financing, it would have approved laws to make the country in par with international standards. The international watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) based in Paris in 2017 demanded Iran reform its legal system and banking practices by following international …

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  • 12 October

    Pakistan PM Heading To Iran After U.S. Mediation Request

    Reuters – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is heading for Tehran, two government officials said on Friday, weeks after the United States asked him to help mediate between long-time regional foes Saudi Arabia and Iran.A top official at Khan’s office and another at the foreign office confirmed that Khan was scheduled to fly to neighboring Iran at the weekend. It …

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  • 12 October

    Wife of Ecologist Who Died In Jail Allowed To Leave Iran After Two Years

    Radiofarda – Maryam Mombini, the wife of environmentalist Kavous Seyyed Emami, who died in custody at Evin prison in Tehran in February 2018, has arrived in Canada after nearly two years of being barred from traveling abroad after her husband’s mysterious death. Kavous Seyyed Emami was jailed with several other environmentalists who are still in prison for alleged espionage. However, …

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  • 12 October

    Tehran Vows Response To ‘Cowardly Attack’ On Iranian-Owned Oil Tanker

    RFL/RE – Iran has described as a “cowardly attack” an incident that Iranian media have called the apparent targeting by missiles of an Iranian-owned oil tanker. “An appropriate response will be given to the designers of this cowardly attack, but we will wait until all aspects of the plot are clarified,” government spokesman Ali Rabei was quoted as saying by …

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  • 12 October

    U.S. Sending Thousands More Troops, Hardware To Saudi Arabia

    RFL/RE – U.S. defense officials say they are sending more troops and military hardware to Saudi Arabia following a major attack last month on the kingdom’s oil facilities that U.S. and Saudi officials have blamed on Iran. Reports quoted the Pentagon as saying the deployment would include a large deployment of troops and two Patriot air-defense batteries and a Terminal …

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  • 12 October

    Daughter of Jailed British-Iranian Woman Returns to Britain

    VOA – The 5-year-old daughter of a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran since 2016 has arrived back in Britain, her father said Friday, after making the “bittersweet” decision to bring her home. Gabriella Zaghari-Ratcliffe had been staying with relatives in Iran since her mother Nazanin’s detention on sedition charges, visiting her in jail each week. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, stated in …

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