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Iranian convict granted stay of execution 

An Iranian man who was previously sentenced to death by a court over the recent protests and deadly riots in Iran, has been granted a stay of execution.

Governor: Sept. 30 terror attacks left 35 dead in Iran’s Zahedan

An Iranian official revises the death toll from a spate of terrorist attacks that rocked the southeastern city of Zahedan in late September to 35, up from 19.

Unrest dealt heavy blow to Iran’s tourism sector: Hotel official

The head of the Iranian association of hotel owners says the recent wave of social unrest and riots promoted 85% percent of the foreign tourists planning to visit Iran, to cancel their reservations in recent weeks.

President Raisi: Iran to firmly pursue prosecution, punishment of rioters

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says Tehran will seriously follow up on efforts to identify, prosecute and punish the rioters and those who assassinated security forces during the recent wave of unrest in the country.

Iran slams “Western meddling” in its domestic judicial laws

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has censured the Western states for their "interventionist positions" on the implementation of a death sentence handed down to a "rioter" following a trial, urging them to stop sheltering terror groups instead of issuing politically-motivated statements.

Raisi to enemies: Iranians won’t be fooled by empty ‘freedom’ slogans

President Ebrahim Raisi says the Iranian people will not be deceived by empty slogans for “freedom” and will never allow any threats against the independence, the real freedom and the Islamic Republic system in their homeland.

US senators call for additional sanctions on Iranian officials over unrest, riots

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a bipartisan resolution reaffirming "US support for Iranian protesters" and calling on President Joe Biden to impose "additional sanctions on Iranian officials and entities responsible for repressing the demonstrations".

IRGC says ready to counter riots, thanks Judiciary for punishing Zionist spies

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) issued a statement, announcing its readiness to deal with the “riots” in the country.

Zahedan’s Friday prayers leader warns “infiltrators”

The office of the Friday prayers leader of Zahedan has issued a stark warning against what it calls “infiltrators” in the wake of recent events in Iran’s Sistan and Balouchestan Province.

Iran interior minister: Rioters can’t have representative at fact-finding body

Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi says those who had a hand in the destructive riots in the country cannot have a representative in the newly-formed fact-fighting committee tasked with investigating different aspects of the recent developments.

US says focusing on alleged Iranian weapons supplies to Russia, protests, not JCPOA

The US says Washington intends to focus on “Tehran’s arms deliveries to Russia” and the ongoing demonstrations in Iran and not on resuming talks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley revealed in an interview with the Bloomberg.

Security body: 200 people killed in riots across Iran

A security body run by the Iranian Interior Ministry says 200 people have lost their lives in the recent wave of protests and riots that have gripped several cities in the country over the past two months.

Judicial official: No kids sentenced to death over Iran protests

The general and revolutionary prosecutor of Iran's Sistan and Balouchestan Province denies reports that two children have been sentenced to death for participation in the recent protests and deadly riots in the province.

Hillary Clinton calls on Biden to abandon nuclear talks with Iran

The US should not be negotiating with Iran “on anything right now”, including a nuclear agreement, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday.

MP: Iran’s fact-finding mission on protests won’t help unless it’s all-inclusive

An Iranian lawmaker says the formation of a fact-finding mission by the Interior Ministry over the recent wave of unrest in the country cannot be helpful unless the body is all-inclusive and hears the demands of the protesters.

Biden, Macron support unrest, riots in Iran

US President Joe Biden and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday jointly saluted Iranians who have poured to the streets across the country for months after the death of a young woman in police custody. Hundreds, including security forces, have died during the protests and deadly riots.

Raisi: All elements behind insecurity, murders during Iran riots to face justice

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi pledges that all those behind insecurity and the murder of ordinary people and security forces during recent riots in the country will be identified and brought to justice.

Political expert: Iran govt. should take resolutions seriously

An Iranian political expert says Iran’s diplomatic apparatus should take resolutions against Tehran seriously.

IRGC deputy chief: Ringleaders nabbed over Iran riots linked to US spy services

The deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says leaders of the enemy networks arrested recently in connection with their involvement in violent riots in Iran were linked to American spy services.

Iranian soccer player Voria Ghafouri released from detention

The Iranian Judiciary says soccer player Voria Ghafouri has been released from detention, days after he was taken into custody on charges of “insulting” officials over protests in the country and the national soccer team.

Iran says not to cooperate with UN rights committee, summons German envoy

The spokesman for the Iranian foreign ministry says Tehran, “will in no way cooperate with the UN fact-finding mission” over the recent protests and deadly riots in the country.

Iranian MP criticizes security forces for using “live fire” against Kurdish protesters

An Iranian MP representing Mahabad in West Azerbaijan Province has called on President Ebrahim Raisi and Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi to order an investigation into who used live fire against protesters in the Kurdish city in Western Iran.

Official: Iranian Supreme Court investigating appeals against rioting verdicts

The head of Tehran's Justice Department says the Iranian Supreme Court is looking into verdicts issued for suspects by lower courts for being involved in the recent protests and deadly riots that erupted in cities across the country.

Iranian daily: Protesters used compulsory hijab as pretext to voice greater demands

An Iranian daily says the issue of compulsory hijab in Iran served as “a pretext” for many protesters to take to the streets in the past weeks and voice three major demands, among them economic improvement, urging authorities to heed the calls.

Iran slams UN rights body resolution, rejects “fact-finding mission”

The Iranian foreign ministry has condemned a resolution adopted by the UN Human Rights Council, saying the formation of any new mechanism to probe into the recent unrest and deadly riots in the country is unnecessary.

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