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23 Jan 2021
Iran in Brief
Twitter Bans Account As 'Fake' For Publishing Khamenei's Threats Against Trump
Twitter took down a Twitter account linked to the official website of Iran's leader Ali Khamenei with his comments about taking the inevitable revenge for Qasem Soleimani.
Biden’s Treasury Pick To Review Sanctions If Iran Resumes Nuclear Compliance
Janet Yellen, President Joe Biden’s nominee for treasury said she would ensure Iran took steps to comply with the 2015 nuclear agreement to warrant sanctions relief.
Israel Hits Iran-Backed Forces In Syria For First Time In Biden Presidency
Israeli warplanes have hit several targets near the Syrian city of Hama for the first time sine Jor Biden's inauguration.
Iraqi Prime Minister Removes Security Officials After Suicide Bombings
After two suicide bombings on Thursday in Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Mostafa Alkadhimi fired several senior national security officials of the country
Iran's Tasnim News Twitter Account Promises Trump Revenge For Soleimani
Tasnim News Agency, closely tied to Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), published a poster in memory of Qasem Soleimani on its Persian...
Iran Imported 80 CT Scan Machines With World Bank Loan
Iran’s Deputy Minister of Health announced that the ministry has bought 80 CT Scan machines with the loan that it received from the World Bank.
Saudi Minister Optimistic US Ties Will Be 'Excellent' Under Biden
Saudi Arabia foreign minister is optimistic that relations with President Joe Biden's administration will be xcellent.
Rights Groups Say Kurdish Arrests Continue, 50 Detained In 11 Days
Iran's security forces have arrested more than 50 Kurdish citizens who are cultural, civil, environmental and student activists.
Iran Government Managers Reported In Line For 50% Pay Rise
Senior government bureaucrats are in line to receive more than a 50 percent pay rise despite a huge bidget deficit, while ordinary salaries lag behind.
Korean Official Says Biden May Help Free Korean Tanker Held In Iran
South Korea hopes that the new United States administration of President Joe Biden help resolve the issue of Iran’s seizure of a Korean tanker in the Persian Gulf on January 4.
Food Prices In Iran Rose By 60 Percent Last Month Amid High Inflation
Food prices in Iran rose by 60 percent in Dec.-Jan. compared with the same period last year as US sanctions continued.
Biden Intends To Lengthen & Strengthen Nuclear Constraints On Iran: White House
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, said President Biden intends to discuss the nuclear deal and other issues of concern regarding Iran with world leaders and US allies.
Biden To Appoint Robert Malley As Special Representative For Iran
President Biden intends to appoint Robert Malley, former Obama administration’s national security advisor on the Middle East as the new US Special Representative for Iran.
Prince Reza Pahlavi Asks President Biden To 'Stand In Solidarity' With Iranians
The last heir to Iran's monarchy, Prince Reza Pahlavi has written to President Joe Biden wishing him success and asking him to “stand in solidarity” with the people in Iran.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Says Iranian Arrested In US Is A Hostage
Iran has called the arrest of one of its citizens in the United States as an act of "hostage taing". The US arrested the man for acting as an agent of the Islamic Republic.
Iran Covid Spokesman Apologizes For Criticizing Unmasked Religious Gathering
Spokesman of Iran's coronavirus taskforce has apologized to the clergy for criticizing unmasked religious gatherings.
Iran Central Bank Chief Claims Credit For Rial's Rise, Attributed To Biden
The chief of Iran's central bank claimed credit for boosting the value of the national currency, although the improvement is related to Joe Biden assuming the US presidency.
Prince Reza Pahlavi: Khamanei's Ban On Vaccine Is Murder
In a message regarding Khamenei’s ban on the purchase of coronavirus vaccine from the US and the UK, Prince Reza Pahlavi called the ban "murder for the sake of wealth".
Iran Symbolically Sanctions Trump And Ten American Officials
Foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic of Iran says it is sanctioning President Trump and several officials in his administration.
Explosions Near Baghdad Result Of 'ISIS Attack', Not US Airstrikes
A source close to the Iraqi army has said that explosions south of Baghdad attribute to US airstrikes were in fact ISIS attacks on power transmission towers.