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Reza Khaasteh

Reza Khaasteh is a Tehran-based journalist working as the managing editor of the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.

Unlicensed Cryptocurrency Mining Main Cause of Iran’s Blackouts

Iran’s Energy Ministry has blamed unlicensed cryptocurrency mining activities in the country for the recent power cuts, which have turned into a crisis for the Rouhani administration ahead of the June votes.

Disqualification of Key Presidential Hopefuls Triggers Harsh Reactions in Iran

The Guardian Council’s disqualification of key presidential candidates has provoked strong criticisms among politicians and observers in both political camps, warning of a “non-competitive” presidential election in June.

Iran Says Riyadh Not Safe Enough to Host ACL Play-off Match

Iran's Football Federation has told the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that the Saudi capital of Riyadh is not safe enough to host an upcoming AFC Champions League play-off match between the Iranian club Foolad Khouzestan and Al-Ain of the UAE.
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A Look at Iranian Newspaper Front Pages on December 2

IFP has taken a look at the front pages of Iranian newspapers on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, and picked headlines from 13 of them. IFP has simply translated the headlines and does not vouch for their accuracy.
Iranians Outraged by AFC’s ‘Unfair’ Ban against Persepolis Striker

Iranians Outraged by AFC’s ‘Unfair’ Ban against Persepolis Striker

Iranian football fans have been shocked and outraged by the Asian Football Confederation’s Saturday decision to ban Persepolis top goal scorer Isa Alkasir for six months over his goal celebration in a recent AFC Champions League match.
Iran Says World Misled by China’s Inaccurate Coronavirus Reports

Iran Says World Misled by China’s Inaccurate Coronavirus Reports

In controversial remarks, Iran’s health ministry spokesman has criticized China for its inaccurate reports regarding the coronavirus, saying the initial reports made other countries underestimate the severity of the disease.

Hostage-Taking in NY: US Bars Zarif from Visiting Diplomat at Hospital

The US has barred Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif from visiting Iran’s UN ambassador, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, at a hospital in New York City, where he is hospitalized for cancer, saying the permission would be issued if Iran releases an American prisoner.

Did US Just Complete Its Part of New Prisoner Swap with Iran?

The US “deportation” of an Iranian woman prisoner charged with circumvention of Washington’s sanctions against Tehran seems to be part of a new prisoner exchange deal between Iran and the US despite an official denial.

Iran Equalizes Blood Money for Men, Women in Historic Decision

From now on, an equal amount of blood money (diyah) will be paid to male or female victims or their heirs in cases of murder, bodily harm, or property damage, in a major shift from the age-old Sharia-based law that the blood money for women is half the amount set for men.

Iran Says No Reason Left for It to Honour Nuclear Deal

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi says the Europeans' failure to fulfil their commitments under the Iran nuclear deal has left Iran no choice but to stop honouring its obligations.