Probe reveals Pakistani crime boss spied for Iran in 2014

A Pakistani ganglord suspected of being behind a criminal empire of extortion, kidnapping and drug trafficking, has confessed to spying for Iranian intelligence agencies in 2014, according to a report released by Pakistan’s provincial government in Sindh this week.

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Leak exposes Iran’s involvement in striking Ukrainian plane

A new audio leak has exposed that Tehran deliberately allowed civil flights to fly in conjunction with the Ukrainian plane shot down in January.

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OFAC publishes additional Iran-Related FAQs related to Executive Order 13902

On June 5, 2020, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) published four new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) related to Executive Order 13902 (“EO 13902”) that may be particularly insightful for those companies that still do business involving Iran

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Leader of terror organization Hamas thanks Iran for support and will follow Iranian orders to attack Israel

On the occasion of the International Day of Jerusalem (Quds Day), which falls on the last Friday of Ramadan, Haniyeh, in a speech, thanked Iran, saying: “We thank Iran for its continuous support for the steadfastness of the Palestinian people.”

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Baha’is in Iran face accelerated persecution despite public health crisis

The Baha’i International Community reports that two Baha’is in Isfahan have been arrested arbitrarily; seven in Shiraz have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from one to thirteen years; the one-year sentences of five Baha’is in Karaj have been confirmed in appeals court; a Baha’i in Ghaemshahr, who was previously sentenced to 11 years imprisonment, was called to begin his sentence; and two Baha’is, previously released owing to concerns of COVID-19 spreading through the prison population, have been ordered back to prison.

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