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Iran sentences French academic to 6 years in prison

Fariba Adelkhah is research director at the Paris Institute of Political Studies and has published studies on Iranian and Afghan societies and religion. (Supplied) May 16, 2020 Iran sentenced a French-Iranian academic to six years in prison on national security charges on Saturday, her lawyer told AFP. Fariba Adelkhah was “sentenced to five [...]

By |May 16th, 2020|Europe, Woman|

Iranian journalist begins 1.5-year jail term over BBC interview

A BBC sign is displayed outside Broadcasting House in London, Britain July 19, 2017. (REUTERS) May 15, 2020 International media-freedom watchdogs are urging Iran to stop jailing members of the press arbitrarily, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, after a local journalist started serving an 18-month prison sentence in Tehran’s Evin prison. Hassan Fathi, [...]

By |May 15th, 2020|Europe|

U.S. envoy threatens to trigger return of U.N. sanctions on Iran

Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook addresses reporters at the U.S. Department of State, Dec 5, 2019. (US State Department) May 14, 2020 The United States publicly threatened on Wednesday to trigger a return of all United Nations sanctions on Iran if the U.N. Security Council does not extend an arms embargo on [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Sister of detained Iranian student: Iran government supporters threatened me

Aida Younesi, Britain-based sister of student Ali Younesi whom Iranian authorities detained on April 10, 2020, seen on screen behind her, May 5, 2020. (Twitter) May 14, 2020 The sister of an Iranian student detained in Tehran last month on charges that he engaged in seditious activity says she and her family have [...]

By |May 14th, 2020|Europe|

Crash victims’ families call on airlines to uphold ban on flights to Iran

Iranians light candles for victims of Ukraine Airlines Boeing 737-800 as they protest in front of Amir Kabir University in Tehran, Iran, 11 January 2020. (EPA-EFE) By Shima Shahrabi May 12, 2020 The families of the victims of the Ukrainian International Airlines flight that was shot down by the Revolutionary Guards on January 8 [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Europe, North America|

U.S. sanctions on Iran: Is natural gas next?

Iranian laborers work at a unit of South Pars gas field in Asalouyeh Seaport, north of Persian Gulf, Iran, Nov. 19, 2015. (Reuters) By Brenda Shaffe May 12, 2020 The Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign is having a significant impact on Iran’s macroeconomic stability and draining the government’s export earnings and reserves. As Iranian oil exports plunge, Iran’s regional and non-oil [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

Lawmaker says Iran paid 1.3 million pounds to UK as damages for mob attack in 2011

Protesters enter the gate of the British embassy in Tehran, as the police stand by. Nov. 29, 2011. (Reuters) May 12, 2020 A member of the Iranian parliament has disclosed that "270 billion rials of people's money" was paid to the United Kingdom as compensation for damages incurred in an attack by hardliners [...]

By |May 12th, 2020|Europe|

Rouhani has threatened the West. What are the 3 things Iran can do?

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 74th session of the UN General Assembly in New York City, September 25, 2019. (Reuters) By Faramarz Davar May 11, 2020 If the United Nations Security Council’s arms embargo against the Islamic Republic of Iran is renewed, the leaders of the signatories to Iran’s nuclear deal – namely China, France, [...]

By |May 11th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|

Extend the arms embargo on Iran

The United Nations Security Council during a meeting at the UN headquarters in New York, February 15, 2015. (REUTERS) By Richard Goldberg and Mark Dubowitz May 8, 2020 In line with a request issued Monday by 387 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is preparing a diplomatic campaign to block one of the [...]

By |May 8th, 2020|Europe, Middle East, North America, USA|

EU should sanction Iranian airlines exporting coronavirus and terror

A plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air. (AP) By Benjamin Weinthal and Mikhael Smits May 7, 2020 Amid a global coronavirus pandemic, two Iranian airlines sanctioned by the United States for “secretly ferrying operatives, weapons, and funds” to Syria have flown dozens of times between China, Iran, and some of Europe’s biggest cities. Mahan Air [...]

By |May 7th, 2020|Europe|