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Thirty more Iranian officials accused in London of November 2019 crimes

The Aban Tribunal held its first hearings in November 2021. (Twitter) January 27, 2022 A second round of hearings in a landmark “people’s tribunal” examining potential crimes against humanity in the November 2019 protests will take place in London next weekend. The Aban Tribunal, an initiative led by by Iranian rights groups in the diaspora and international [...]

By |January 27th, 2022|Europe|

Observers in Iran see shift in Tehran’s approach to direct talks with US

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, arrives at the Coburg Palais, venue of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action meeting aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal, in Vienna on Dec. 17, 2021. (AFP) January 26, 2022 The possibility of holding direct talks with the United States, and also the idea of [...]

By |January 26th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Frenchman gets long jail term in Iran; denies spy charges

A woman holds a photo of Benjamin Briere during a rally in Paris, France, on Jan 8, 2022. (AP) January 25, 2022 A Frenchman detained in Iran and hunger striking to protest his treatment has been sentenced to 8 years in prison on what his lawyer insisted Tuesday are trumped up espionage and [...]

By |January 25th, 2022|Europe|

Flicker of hope for Western ‘hostages’ in Iran

Barry Rosen and Nizar Zakka, pictured in conversation in 2019, were held captive in Iran decades apart. (Supplied) January 25, 2022 When Barry Rosen, one of those held in Tehran's American embassy in the 1979-81 crisis, saw coverage of the talks in Vienna on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, he felt there was [...]

By |January 25th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran rejects Russia’s proposal for ‘interim deal’ in Vienna

European delegations meet Iran’s chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani in Vienna on Jan 22, 2022. (ISNA) January 24, 2022 Tehran rejected a Russian proposal in the Vienna talks to conclude an “interim deal” that includes restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for the release of its frozen assets, NBC News reported, citing [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

US detains Iranian smuggling ship, UK seizes drugs in Mideast waters

US service members from coastal patrol ship USS Tempest (PC 2) and USS Typhoon (PC 5) inventory an illicit shipment of drugs while aboard a stateless dhow vessel transiting international waters in the Arabian Sea, Dec. 27, 2021. (AP) January 24, 2022 The US Navy announced Sunday it seized a boat in the Gulf [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Jailed British-Iranian man begins hunger strike

Anoosheh Ashoori pictured with his daughter Elika a year before he was arrested in Iran. (ELIKA ASHOORI) January 22, 2022 A British-Iranian dual national imprisoned in Iran will begin a hunger strike on Sunday in support of an American former hostage of Tehran who is staging his own hunger strike outside the nuclear [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Europe|

Bayer Leverkusen signs Iran forward Azmoun for next season

Iran’s forward Sardar Azmoun (C) runs with the ball to scores his side’s second goal during the AFC Asian Cup group D soccer match against Vietnam on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019. (AP) January 22, 2022 Bayer Leverkusen signed Iran forward Sardar Azmoun for next season on Saturday, announcing the transfer shortly after it [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Europe|

Two questions about the Vienna charade

Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, arrives at the Coburg Palais, venue of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action meeting aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal, in Vienna on Dec. 17, 2021. (AFP) By Amir Taheri January 21, 2022 “Cautiously optimistic!” This is how European Union’s foreign policy spokesman Josep Borrel [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|East Asia, Europe, North America, Russia, USA|

West warns Iran amid ‘modest progress’ at Vienna talks

German FM Annalena Baerbock hosts her American counterpart Anthony Blinken, French FM Jean-Yves Le Drian, and British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa James Cleverly in Berlin, Jan 21, 2022 (AP) January 21, 2022 Foreign ministers of the Western quartet partaking in talks on Iran’s nuclear program sent another [...]

By |January 21st, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|