Seizure of Iranian Oil Shipment Underscores Growing Pressure on the Islamic Republic

Seizure of Iranian Oil Shipment Underscores Growing Pressure on the Islamic Republic

Navid Felker 05 July 2019 193 Hits

by Navid  Felker

A tanker carrying Iranian oil was seized in the Strait of Gibraltar by British Marines in the early hours of Thursday, in an incident that demonstrates both the Iranian regime’s commitment to defying US-led sanctions and the likely effectiveness of Western measures for enforcing them. It was reported that the ship in question, the Grace 1, had aroused suspicions by turning off its transponder in an effort to hide a portion of its route, but was nonetheless spotted on satellite imagery at an Iranian oil port. From there, it took a circuitous route around Africa in order to reach the Mediterranean, where it was apparently destined for Syria.

In a public statement, the general prosecutor of Arak, central Iran, declared, “Playing and walking with dogs in public is prohibited and will be seriously dealt with.”

Iranian Authorities in Arak Bar People From Walking Their Dogs

Azita Carlson 05 July 2019 216 Hits

By Azita Carlson

In a public statement, the general prosecutor of Arak, central Iran, declared, “Playing and walking with dogs in public is prohibited and will be seriously dealt with.”

“Playing and walking with dogs in public is a deviance from moral and Islamic values. It hurts religious sentiments of citizens and it scares children, juveniles, girls and the elderly, and poses dangers such as attacking and biting; according to article 522 of the Islamic punishment law it is prosecutable,” he added.

Calls for release of illegally detained environmentalists in Iran

Calls for Release of Illegally Detained Environmentalists in Iran

Atousa Pilger 04 July 2019 347 Hits

by Atousa Pilger

The families of a number of jailed ecologists have issued a joint letter to the Islamic Republic’s head of judiciary calling for the release of their loved ones.

In their letter dated 28th June, the relatives note that the conservationists were not given fair trials, with a number of violations being noted, yet their loved ones remain imprisoned. They brought up the same concerns in a letter less than two months previous to this. The “illegal procedure”, they explain, is still continuing.

National Security Adviser John Bolton, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and President Donald Trump sit together

United States Analysing Iran Threat

Armin Baldwin 03 July 2019 165 Hits

By Armin Baldwin

Tensions between the United States and Iran have been heating up in recent weeks. A major conflict looked set to start until U.S. President Donald Trump decided to call off a retaliatory strike at the last minute.

Trump showed restraint in calling off a confrontation after the Iranian regime shot down an unmanned U.S. drone and then continued to brag about the cost of the damage it had inflicted on “the enemy”.

Abha International Airport is located in the capital of ‘Asir Province in Saudi Arabia.

Nine Injured in Strike on Saudi Airport by Iran-Backed Yemeni Rebels

Navid Felker 03 July 2019 167 Hits

by Navid  Felker

In fighting that has triggered what the United Nations described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with millions of people displaced and in need of aid, Houthi militants claim drone attack on Abha airport, which was hit twice in similar incidents last month.

Abha International Airport is located in the capital of ‘Asir Province in Saudi Arabia. The airport has services to several domestic airports within the Kingdom.

Gholamhossein Esmaili, A spokesman for Iran’s Judiciary

Iran Officials Deny Holding Political Prisoners

Azita Carlson 03 July 2019 148 Hits

By Azita Carlson

Gholamhossein Esmaili, A spokesman for Iran’s Judiciary says there are no political prisoners in Iran. He made the claim during a live televised program, after being asked about the recent death of a political prisoner murdered in Tehran’s notorious Fashafuyeh Prison.

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