RFE/RL Iran Report

Head of Iran's Guardians Council Now The Principal Butt Of JokesHead of Iran’s Guardians Council Now The Principal Butt Of Jokes 
„Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, the head of the powerful Guardians Council, is Iran’s oldest man. No one knows when he was born. He is said to have been on planet Earth before all of us, even before Adam and Eve…“ That’s the gist of numerous jokes that are making the rounds about the senior cleric who is in his mid- eighties. More 

'Plot To Kill' Israel Envoy Foiled‚Plot To Kill‘ Israel Envoy Foiled 
Three Azerbaijani citizens have been arrested in connection with a plot to kill Israeli Ambassador Michael Lotem and a teacher and a rabbi at the Chabad Jewish school in Baku. More 

 

Another Iranian Journalist Jailed  Another Iranian Journalist Jailed 
Reformist Iranian journalist and former student activist Saeed Razavi Faqih has been reportedly arrested upon returning to Tehran from Paris where he was residing. More 

U.S. Sanctions Key Iranian BankU.S. Sanctions Key Iranian Bank 
The U.S. has slapped sanctions on Iran’s third-largest bank and an affiliate for allegedly providing financial services to other entities already sanctioned in connection with the country’s nuclear program. More 

West Looks To Asia For Iran Oil HaltWest Looks To Asia For Iran Oil Halt 
While the EU decision to stop taking deliveries of crude oil from Iran might represent a momentous change and a blow to Tehran, by most accounts — even in conjunction with a host of other punitive steps — it is insufficient to force Iran to stop what the West says are efforts to develop nuclear weapons. More 

EU Set To Widen Iran SanctionsEU Set To Widen Iran Sanctions 
The European Union is set to widen its sanctions against Iran when the club’s foreign ministers meet in Brussels on January 23. More 

U.S. Alleges Iran-Syria WrongdoingU.S. Alleges Iran-Syria Wrongdoing 
U.S. officials say they have uncovered an effort by Iran to help its close ally, Syria, evade U.S. sanctions on its petroleum sector. More 

Iranian Actress Breaks Taboos, Sparks Scandal By Posing ToplessIranian Actress Breaks Taboos, Sparks Scandal By Posing Topless 
An Iranian actress living in Paris has caused an uproar by posing topless in a widely circulated photo and video. Golshifteh Farahani has been praised for her courage and criticized for her indecency after posing for a French magazine and posting the photo on her Facebook page. More 

Sister Slams Designer's Death SentenceSister Slams Designer’s Death Sentence 
Iran’s Supreme Court this week confirmed the death sentence for Saeed Malekpour, a 35 year-old, Canada-based web designer whom his sister insists is innocent of any crime. More 

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