For Iran, executing minors is not a human rights violation

Middle East 07/01/21, 16:19

In a recent interview given to AFP, a senior Iranian official said that executing children who committed a crime does not represent a violation of human rights. Majid Tafreshi's statements were in response to criticism of the Iranian government by the United Nations. Tafreshi is a member of the High Council of ...

US launches a defensive airstrike near Iraq-Syria border region

U.S. 06/27/21, 21:44

According to Fox News, the U.S. military launched a defensive airstrike on Sunday, June 27, against three Iranian militia facilities that were being used to launch and recover drones. At least one of the facilities was destroyed. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, confirmed that the strike targets were buildings used by ...

Republicans demand an explanation from Biden for lifting Iran sanctions

Middle East 06/18/21, 15:59

Last week, on June 10, without consulting Congress, the Biden administration complied with Iran's demands and lifted sanctions on former Iranian officials and companies. Taking the pressure off the world's largest exporter of international terrorism. In this context, Republican congressmen demand details and explanations of the reasons that led to ...

Steve Scalise says Biden cares more about Iran than Israel-Hamas conflict

U.S. 05/15/21, 16:01

On Friday, May 14, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) gave out his opinion on the Biden administration's inaction in supporting Israel when Hamas sent a shower of rockets to its cities over this week.  “Where’s President Biden’s leadership? He’s more time negotiating to help Iran get towards a nuclear weapon, ...

Washington denies reports of Iran prisoner swap for $7 billion

Middle East 05/03/21, 17:47

On Sunday, May 2, the Biden administration refuted a claim by Iran's state television that the arch-foes had reached an agreement on a prisoner swap in exchange for the release of $7 billion in frozen Iranian oil funds held in other countries due to the US sanctions, Reuters reported. The report ...

Republican lawmakers propose a bill opposing Biden’s Iran policy

U.S. 04/22/21, 00:21

Members of the Republican Study Committee Caucus announced a bill to counter the Biden administration's policies on Iran, especially sanction removal, on Wednesday, April 21. At the RSC press conference announcing the Maximum Pressure Act in front of the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.), the group's chair, said, “In the ...

US prepared to remove sanctions on Iran, resume nuclear deal

U.S. 04/10/21, 03:00

The U.S. State Department declared that it is ready to lift sanctions against Iran to restore compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the formal term for the 2015 Iran agreement. "We are prepared to take the steps necessary to return to compliance with the JCPOA, including by lifting ...

UN investigator accuses Iran of “egregious” human rights violations

Middle East 03/11/21, 19:22

UN Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman told members of the Human Rights Council that Iran committed "egregious" human rights violations. The regime should be held accountable for a brutal crackdown on political and religious freedom, at least since public protests occurred in 2019, according to the March 10 Voice of America.  "It is ...

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