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Afkari’s case had drawn the attention of a social media campaign that portrayed him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran’s Shiite theocracy in 2018. Authorities accused Afkari of stabbing a water supply company employee in the southern city of Shiraz ...

Explosion in Tehran province kills 1, damages buildings: Reports

A powerful explosion southwest of the Iranian capital Tehran left one dead and injured 20 others on Friday, state media reported. The explosion, the cause of which is not yet known, occurred in a three-story building in the city of Nasimshahr, located nine miles southwest of the capital Tehran, the ...

Navid Afkari: Trump urges Iran not to execute champion wrestler

“To the leaders of Iran, I would greatly appreciate if you would spare this young man’s life, and not execute him,” Mr Trump tweeted on Thursday. Navid Afkari, 27, was handed two death sentences over the murder of a security guard during protests in Shiraz.

Pompeo: Iran sanctions will snap back at midnight on Sep. 20

“The US triggered the 30-day process to restore virtually all UN sanctions on Iran after the Security Council failed to uphold its mission to maintain international peace and security. These sanctions will snap back at midnight GMT on September 20,” Pompeo tweeted.

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Iranian closure of ‘morality police’ up in the air: AG says yes, state TV says no

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