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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Chairman of Executive Council of Hezbollah:‎
The crown prince of Saudi Arabia is a criminal
Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Hashim Safiuddin said that the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, ‎Muhammad ibn Salman is a criminal and a murder because he has killed Yemeni children.‎
10/20/2018 12:01:00 PM
US opens federal investigation into Catholic Church sex abuse
Rasa - The US Justice Department has opened an investigation into child sex abuse by hundreds of Catholic priests in the state of Pennsylvania, following the recent publication of a report on decades of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania.
10/19/2018 11:20:30 PM
Blind Support or Strategic Move? Trump Whitewashes Torture-Killing of Saudi Journalist
Rasa - Despite international condemnations and outcry, it seems strategic alliance and lucrative arms sales are still far more important for Washington’s power interests than human rights.
10/19/2018 11:15:38 PM
Rights group:
Bahrain’s Al Khalifah regime perpetrated 2,165 human rights violations in 2017
Rasa - An independent human rights group says it documented 2,165 cases of grave human rights violations in Bahrain last year as the ruling Al Khalifah regime relentlessly continues with its crackdown on human rights activists and pro-democracy campaigners in the kingdom.
10/19/2018 11:13:00 PM
Iran’s deputy UN envoy:
US must withdraw from Syria, stop supporting terrorism
Rasa - Iran's deputy ambassador to the UN says the United States should stop supporting terrorism in Syria and end its illegal military presence there as regional efforts are underway to find a political solution to over seven years of militancy gripping the Arab country.
10/19/2018 11:03:23 PM
US complicit in all Saudi crimes, won’t punish Riyadh
Rasa - The United States is an accomplice to Saudi Arabia’s crimes around the world and will never punish the kingdom over its international violations, an American academic says, rejecting President Donald Trump’s pledges to hold Riyadh accountable for the mysterious disappearance of anti-Riyadh journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
10/19/2018 10:54:23 PM
Syria in Past 24 Hours:
Army Drills Start in Eastern Idlib as Buffer Zone Agreement Hangs in Balance
Rasa - Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Army started military drills and training exercises in the Eastern countryside of Idlib province.
10/19/2018 10:50:46 PM
Iran slams US 'addiction to sanctions' after new bans target key banks
Rasa - The United States is becoming increasingly addicted to sanctions, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned, after Washington imposed fresh sanctions on a number of Iranian entities.
10/19/2018 10:47:36 PM
Representative of Khuzestan in the Assembly of Experts:‎
US guilty of duality in the face of terrorism
Rasa – Ayatollah Ka’bi said that the United States accepts and rejects the resolutions of the ‎United Nations Human Rights Council on the basis of its desires and interests.‎
10/19/2018 10:41:54 PM
Ayatollah Jannati:‎
The criterion of the Guardian Council in reviewing the FATF is Islamic law
Rasa – The secretary of the Guardian Council referred to the ratification of the FATF by the ‎Iranian parliament and said, “We hope that the result of our actions will be in the interest of ‎Islam and the Islamic Revolution and will ensure the dignity of the country.”‎
10/19/2018 10:38:52 PM
General Ismail Kosari:‎
Some seek to flatter the enemies by insisting there’s a deadlock in Iran
Rasa – The deputy chief of the Sarallah Brigades of the IRGC said that the existence of a ‎deadlock in Iran is due to the weakness of some of the officials.‎
10/19/2018 9:54:10 PM
IRGC Commander Warns Abductors of Iranian Border Guards of Crushing Response
Rasa - Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned the terrorists who kidnapped the Iranian border guards of Iran's crushing response.
10/18/2018 7:34:00 PM
Saudi Arabia delivers $100 million to US as missing journalist mystery deepens
Rasa - Saudi Arabia has delivered a previously promised $100 million to the United States as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Riyadh to discuss the fate of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing after visiting the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey’s largest city of Istanbul more than two week ago.
10/18/2018 7:23:00 PM
Labour Party:
UK should impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia
The opposition Labour Party in the UK says the conservative-led government should consider imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia over its alleged role in the murder and disappearance of a prominent critic and journalist.
10/18/2018 7:12:00 PM
Envoy Criticizes UN's Human Rights Report on Iran
Rasa - Iran’s envoy in the third committee of the UN General Assembly Mohammad Hassaninejad strongly criticized the United Nations' recent report on human rights practices in Iran.
10/18/2018 7:01:00 PM
ICC prosecutor ‘alarmed’ by Gaza violence
Rasa - The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda says she is “alarmed” by violence at the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied territories, threatening to take an action.
10/18/2018 6:55:00 PM
Iran Calls for Practical Policies to Fight Terrorism
Rasa - Rapporteur of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ali Najafi Khoshroudi underlined the need for taking practical measures by international bodies and world countries in the ongoing combat against terrorist groups in the Middle East region.
10/18/2018 6:43:00 PM
Female inmates go on hunger strike at Bahraini jail over ill-treatment
Rasa - Three female dissidents have launched an open-ended hunger strike at a detention center in Bahrain to protest their dire situation and mistreatment by prison authorities as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on human rights campaigners and pro-democracy activists in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
10/18/2018 6:32:00 PM
Iran, Oman Discuss Ways to End Saudi War on Yemen
Rasa - Senior Assistant to Iran's Foreign Minister for Special Political Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari consulted Oman’s Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi about the Saudi-led war on Yemen.
10/18/2018 6:21:00 PM