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Iran torture victim warns of sexual abuse if UK acts upon asylum offshoring plan

Nasrin Parvaz, who was detained and tortured for eight years in Iran, warned that the UK’s asylum offshoring plan could lead to refugees facing child and sexual abuse. (YouTube) March 5, 2022 A woman detained and tortured for eight years in Iran has warned that the UK’s asylum offshoring plan could lead to [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|Europe|

Former Iranian president Ahmadinejad praises Ukraine’s ‘resistance,’ rebukes Islamic Republic’s support for Russia

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (AFP) March 5, 2022 Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has expressed his support for Ukraine in its war with Russia. Ahmadinejad tweeted yesterday to the “great nation of #Ukraine” and its president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “Your honorable and almost unrivalled resistance uncovered the Satanic plots of enemies of mankind,” wrote Ahmadinejad [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Iran says agreed roadmap with IAEA to resolve nuclear issues

Director General of IAEA, Rafael Grossi, right, speaks with deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi upon his arrival at Tehran's airport, Nov. 22, 2021. (AP) March 5, 2022 Iran said on Saturday it had agreed a roadmap with the UN nuclear watchdog to resolve all outstanding questions about [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran President Raisi says he ‘places hope in God, people,’ not nuclear talks

Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi praying in the Kremlin, January 20, 2022. (Twitter) March 5, 2022 Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said in televised remarks late on Friday that he placed hope in God and the Iranian people, and not any "economic miracle" from talks in Vienna to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

IAEA chief says nuclear deal not possible until Iran resolves its issues with agency

Iran's FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (L) meets with the Director-General of IAEA Rafael Grossi (R) at the foreign ministry headquarters in the capital Tehran on Nov 23, 2021 (AFP) March 5, 2022 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi said on Saturday that reviving the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers [...]

By |March 5th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran Foreign Minister says nuclear deal subject to Tehran’s red lines

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian, Oct 6, 2021. (Reuters) March 4, 2022 Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian said on Friday the West’s “haste” to reach a nuclear deal “cannot prevent the observance of Iran’s red lines,” including economic guarantees. Negotiations on reviving a 2015 Iran nuclear accord appear near a climax, amid talk [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iranian hardline daily compares Ukrainian defense to ‘scarecrows’

People run to take shelter while the sirens sound announcing new attacks in the city of Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. (AP) March 4, 2022 In its latest issue, the ultraconservative Iranian daily Kayhan wrote of Ukrainians’ fightback to the ongoing Russian invasion that the Ukrainian people knew less of resistance tactics than a [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Iran, EU officials say nuclear deal not yet done as officials focus on ‘final’ steps

Deputy Secretary General of the EEAS Enrique Mora (C) and Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani (R) during Iran nuclear talk in Vienna, Dec. 9, 2021. (AFP) March 4, 2022 Iran said on Thursday more efforts were needed to revive its 2015 nuclear deal, while the EU official coordinating nuclear talks between [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|

Iran’s Vegetable Oil Trade Union: Cooking oil prices already up in Iran post-Ukraine invasion

A Ukrainian army tank sits in a sunflower field near the village of Maryinka, a suburb of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, on Aug. 5, 2014. (AFP) March 4, 2022 The economic reverberations of the Russian invasion of Ukraine are being immediately felt around the world. In Iran, already-extortionate cooking oil prices have reportedly jumped again [...]

By |March 4th, 2022|Europe, Russia|

Iran nearing nuclear bomb yardstick as enriched uranium stock grows

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi presents a surveillance camera at the agency's headquarters in Vienna, Dec 17, 2021. (AFP) March 3, 2022 The stock of enriched uranium amassed by Iran in breach of its 2015 nuclear deal is growing to the point that its most highly-enriched material [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Europe, North America, USA|