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Iran launches production of new centrifuges after start of nuclear talks in Vienna

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani listens to explanations on new nuclear achievements at a ceremony to mark "National Nuclear Day," in Tehran, April 9, 2018. (AP) April 10, 2021 Iranian President Hassan Rohani oversaw the launch of a production line of advanced centrifuges on April 10 in an apparent new violation of the 2015 [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Thieves in Iran’s car industry

Iran's Saipa automaker manufacturers headquartered in Tehran, Iran. (Supplied) April 10, 2021 Assuming that a list of the names of Iran’s looted people can be prepared, the names of more than 95 percent of the Iranian population should be put on this list. The reason is clear: it is because natural resources, soil, [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|Iran|

Does Iran even need spies in academia?

  Iranian professor Kaveh Afrasiabi with Iran's FM Javad Zarif, undated. (Supplied) By A.J. Caschetta April 10, 2021 The Justice Department recently indicted professor Kaveh Afrasiabi, charging that for decades his persona as a neutral, mild-mannered scholar was a cover and that, in reality, he was an agent of the Islamic Republic of Iran. If the [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|North America, USA|

Amnesty – annual report of human rights abuses in Iran

Hundreds of prisoners of conscience were excluded from pardons and temporary releases. (Supplied) April 10, 2021 Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, April 7, with a section on human rights abuses in Iran. In this report, with a sharp criticism of the human rights situation in Iran, it announced that the [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|Iran|

US asks Iran to be ‘pragmatic’

US President Joe Biden. (Reuters) April 10, 2021 The United States said Friday it offered "very serious" ideas on reviving the Iran nuclear accord but was waiting for Tehran to reciprocate as partner nations voiced optimism following talks in Vienna. President Joe Biden's administration has opened indirect diplomacy with Iran in hopes of [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|North America, USA|

Pentagon chief to visit Israel amid Iran talks

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visits National Guard troops deployed at the US Capitol and its perimeter, Jan. 29, 2021. (AP) April 10, 2021 US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is due to arrive in Jerusalem on Sunday, the highest ranked member of President Joe Biden’s administration to visit Israel. The two-day visit comes [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|Israel, North America, USA|

Iran orders 10-day shutdown amid 4th wave of coronavirus pandemic

Streets are buzzing In Tehran as social distancing rules are watered down. April 21, 2020. (ISNA) April 10, 2021 Iran imposed a 10-day lockdown across most of the country on Saturday to curb the spread of a fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, state media reported. The lockdown affects 23 of the country’s [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|Iran|

U.N. atomic watchdog reports new Iranian breach of nuclear deal

The flag of the IAEA flies in front of its headquarters during a board of governors meeting in Vienna, June 12, 2017. (REUTERS) April 10, 2021 The U.N. atomic watchdog on Friday flagged a new breach by Iran of its nuclear deal with major powers on the day those powers met to revive [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran uses religious edicts to discriminate against women

A woman walks past a mural on the wall of the former U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, undated. (AFP) By Behnam Gholipour April 10, 2021 Under Islamic law, women in Iran do not have the same rights as men. This includes not having the right to choose when it comes to jobs, careers [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|Iran, Women|

How Republicans can stop Biden from lifting Iran sanctions

President Joe Biden participates in a virtual event in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Feb. 19, 2021. (AP) By Richard Goldberg April 10, 2021 President Joe Biden sent his negotiators to Vienna this week with a singular mission: Offer Iran billions of dollars as part of a first step toward rejoining [...]

By |April 10th, 2021|North America, USA|