Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Tag Archives: Iran

Anti-headscarf law activist sues Iran in US over harassment

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – An Iranian-American activist famous for her campaign against the Islamic Republic’s mandatory headscarf, or hijab, for women has sued Iran in U.S. federal court. Masih Alinejad’s lawsuit filed seeks monetary damages, alleging that a government-led harassment campaign has targeted her and her family. It also ...

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Iran says still ready for talks if US lifts sanctions

TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran is still ready for nuclear talks on condition the United States first lifts “unlawful” sanctions. “If they are prepared to put aside the sanctions, we are ready to talk and negotiate, even at the level of heads of the 5+1 ...

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Iran rejects as ‘lies’ unrest death tolls given abroad

TEHRAN: Iran’s judiciary on Tuesday rejected as “utter lies” unofficial casualty figures given for street violence that erupted last month during demonstrations against fuel price hikes. “I explicitly announce that the numbers and figures that are being given by hostile groups are utter lies and the statistics have serious differences ...

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Iraqi protesters torch Iranian consulate amid deadly protests

NAJAF: Iraqi protesters torched the Iranian consulate in the holy city of Najaf on Wednesday in a dramatic escalation of anti-government demonstrations that have left more than 350 people dead. Tall flames and thick clouds of smoke rose from the entrance of the consulate in the southern city, AFP s ...

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Death toll from protests in Iran climbs to 143: Amnesty

TEHRAN: At least 143 people in Iran have been killed since protests broke out earlier this month over the government’s decision to raise fuel prices, Amnesty International said. The human rights organization said in a report that it believes the death toll is significantly higher and is continuing to investigate. ...

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Iran condemns US show of support for ‘rioters’

TEHRAN: Iran condemned the United States’ support for “rioters” in a statement issued late Sunday, after two days of violent protests in the Islamic republic against a petrol price hike. The foreign ministry said that it was reacting to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “expression of support… for a ...

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Iran issues warning to gasoline-petrol protesters

TEHRAN: Iran’s Interior Minister has warned security officials will step up action against protesters taking to the streets over a new petrol policy. Protests have erupted across Iran after the government unexpectedly announced it was rationing petrol and increasing its price. At least one person has been killed and others ...

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Iran discovers massive oil field

TEHRAN: Iran has discovered a massive new oil field, President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday, a find that would boost its proven reserves by about a third for an economy battered by US sanctions. In a speech aired on state TV, Rouhani said the country’s economy had stabilised despite punishing ...

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Iran says to resume enrichment at underground plant

TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran would resume uranium enrichment at an underground plant south of Tehran in its latest step back from a troubled 2015 agreement with major powers. The suspension of all enrichment at the Fordow plant in the mountains near the Shiite holy city of Qom ...

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Saudi Arabia frees 19 Iranian fishermen

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia has freed 19 Iranian fishermen detained 10 months ago by the kingdom’s coastguard, an Iranian official was quoted as saying on Thursday, following talks between the two regional rivals.  The crews of two separate fishing boats had been captured when “bad weather forced the boats into Saudi ...

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