MESOP MIDEAST WATCH BACKGROUND: READING THROUGH IRAN’S NUCLEAR DEMANDSby Omer Carmi PolicyWatch 3548
Nov 24, 2021Tehran has maintained its stringent line of insisting that Washington lift all sanctions, verify their removal, and provide future guarantees before it will lift a finger on resuming compliance with the JCPOA.
Der Chef der UN-Atomaufsichtsbehörde, Rafael Grossi, sagte dem Gouverneursrat seiner Behörde am Mittwoch, dass die Verhandlungen, die er diese Woche in Teheran über das iranische Atomprogramm geführt habe, sich als ergebnislos erwiesen hätten.
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi meets with Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Tehran, Iran, November 23, 2021. Majid Asgaripour/Asharq Al-Awsat 24-11-2021
UN atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi told his agency’s Board of Governors on Wednesday that negotiations he had held in Tehran this week over Iran’s nuclear program had proved inconclusive.
“What they’re calling for is people-led regime change” in Iran.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL NOV 21, 2021 JERUSALEM POST – NEW YORK – A huge protest that took place in the Iranian city of Isfahan on Friday against worsening economic conditions and water shortages included boos against the country’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and opposition to Iran’s pro-Palestinian policies in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
“I was one of those who shot at people. We shot. Who dares put us on trial today?” an ultraconservative Iranian lawmaker had said in an interview published last week.
Riot police disperse protesters against increased gas prices on a highway in Tehran, – Unidentified assailants torched the office front of an ultraconservative Iranian lawmaker whose recent comments on deadly anti-government protests in 2019 caused an outcry, local media reported Saturday.
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH IRANIAN TEIL IN EUROPE – Sweden arrests second suspect in high-stakes espionage case involving Iran
NOVEMBER 18, 2021 JOSEPH FITSANAKIS INTEL ORG – AUTHORITIES IN SWEDEN HAVE arrested a second suspect in an espionage case that appears to implicate Iranian agents operating inside some of the most secretive units of Swedish civilian and military intelligence. The most recent arrest was announced on Tuesday with statement by the Swedish Security Service (SÄPO), which said that an individual had been arrested in “central Sweden”.
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief November 16, 2021 – A weekly brief of events occurred in the Kurdistan regions of Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.
On Thursday, November 10th, the Iranian regime’s security forces–mainly its intelligence agency (Ettela’at) and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)–launched a massive raid-and-arrest campaign in the Kurdish cities of Sanandaj, Baneh, Marivan, and Saqqez. As a result, an estimated 32 Kurdish civilians and activists have been arrested. Human rights groups have reported planes and large-scale military forces used during Iran’s raiding of the Kurdish mountainous areas. Additionally, the Ettela’at arrested a 70-year old former political prisoner, Omar Sharifi. Human rights groups and the Cooperation Center for Iranian Kurdistan’s Political Parties (CCIKP) denounced Tehran’s crackdown on the Kurds. The CCIKP appealed to the international community to take a “stance” on the ongoing crisis in Iranian Kurdistan.
One of the scenarios presented in briefings on the matter in recent days is that the Biden administration will suffice with a deal that includes just two components: removal of international sanctions currently imposed on Iran, in exchange solely for the cessation of uranium enrichment. – By Ariel Kahana 11-14-2021 08:52 ISRAEL HAYOM
Ibrahim Amin cites Syrian diplomatic sources as saying Iran ties are “much stronger than some think,” rejecting the idea that UAE will buy out Iran: “Concessions Syria wouldn’t give before the war or at its peak, it won’t give at its end when victorious.”
MESOP MIDEAST WATCH : MEMRI Special Dispatch No. 9633
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