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The problems of Lebanon can not be resolved without tackling Hezbollah’a weaponery

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday warned France that its efforts to resolve the crisis in Lebanon would be in vain without immediately tackling the issue of Iran-backed Hezbollah’s weaponry. President Emmanuel Macron has spearheaded international efforts to set Lebanon on a new course after decades of corrupt rule led to its deepest crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war. His initiative faced a setback, however, with Lebanon’s fractious

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Letter to Josep Borrell: Navid Afkari and Alexei Anatoljewitsch Nawalny, State Waging War on their Citizens

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Foreign Minister of the member states of the European Union   With great awe, we have been observing the positioning of members of the European Union regarding the poisoning of Alexei Anatoljewitsch Nawalny, the leading figure of Russian opposition. It is both prudential as well as moral to protect the lives of the Opposition in context of

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UN: Possible war crimes in Yemen fuelled by arms flows from Iran

By Stephanie Nebehay (Reuters) Weapons provided by Western powers and Iran to the warring sides in Yemen are fuelling the six-year-old conflict, marked by deadly Saudi-led coalition air strikes and Houthi shelling, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. Coalition air strikes in the past year may amount to war crimes, while the Iran-aligned Houthi movement carried out killings and other abuses that may also constitute war crimes, they said in a

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IRANIANS ATTITUDES TOWARD RELIGION: A 2020 SURVEY REPORT

This survey titled “Iranians’attitudes toward religion”was conducted by Gamaan, an independent, non-profit research foundation, from June 6 to 21, 2020. Over 50 thousand respondents were surveyed, around 90% of whom lived in Iran. This study was financially supported by and carried out in cooperation with Dr.Ladan Boroumand, cofounder of and senior fellow at the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran. We express our sincere gratitude to her and

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Eight months after deadly air crash, Canada delivers class action suits to Iranian government

Tom Blackwell (National Post) he Islamic Republic of Iran has been served, almost eight months after the fact. The federal government confirmed to lawyers recently that it delivered two class-action lawsuits to Tehran’s foreign affairs ministry, clearing a roadblock for the civil suits over January’s airliner shoot-down to move ahead in Canadian courts. The actions were filed in January soon after the crash of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, and

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Joint call for states to mandate a UN-led inquiry into the serious human rights violations during and in the aftermath of the November 2019 protests

We, the undersigned human rights organizations, call on your government to address the continuing crisis of impunity for serious human rights violations committed by the Iranian authorities during the November 2019 protests and their aftermath, including through collective action at the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council. In November 2019, nationwide anti-establishment protests in Iran, triggered by a significant rise in the price of petrol, were met with a

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