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Prominent Iranian musician Andranik Assatourian passed away

Andranik Assatourian, the great Iranian composer and musician and a valuable asset to the contemporary Iranian art and music, and a member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) passed away early hours of Sunday in a hospital in Los Angeles, California after a difficult battle with cancer. He was 73.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance offered her deepest condolences to Asatourain family, particularly his wife Ayda, the Iranian people, members of NCRI, and the PMOI members at Camp Liberty.

Ex-UN Iraq envoy’s Report and Recommendations on Humanitarian Crisis in ‘Camp Liberty’

REPORT and RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN « CAMP LIBERTY » (IRAQ) 

By: Ad Melkert, former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-­‐General for Iraq, January 2015

Click here for the report in PDF format 

Note of reference

After having served as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-­‐General for Iraq (July 2009-­‐September 2011) I have naturally continued to feel intensely involved with the fate and future of the people of Iraq. I am frequently asked to comment on political, economic, social and humanitarian developments and to contribute to policy debate and recommendations.

Drug money is used in Iran’s politics, Interior Minister admits

‘Dirty money,’ including money obtained from drug trafficking ‘has entered the political life in Iran and used in elections and decision making,’ the Iranian regime’s Minister of Interior has admitted.

Abdolreza Ahmadi-fazli was quoted by official news agency IRNA as saying: “A large part of the moral corruption in this country comes from the introduction of dirty money into politics.”Speaking during a seminar of police officials on Monday he said: “Part of this money is now in politics.”

Fears mount among Iran's neighbours over nuclear talks

The emerging terms of a deal to curb Iran's quest for a nuclear bomb is striking fear to neighbouring Arab countries in the region.

Concerns are mounting that the US may allow the Iranian regime to continue with its nuclear programme for civilian purposes - and therefore maintain the technology needed to produce nuclear weapons.

John Kerry: 'Significant Gaps' Remain in Iran Nuclear Talks

There are still "significant gaps" in negotiations over Iran’s nuclear programme, US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, warning that President Barack Obama was not prepared to extend them further.

Kerry's comments came in a stopover in London before he heads to Geneva Sunday for two more days of talks with Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian regime’s foreign minister.

U.N. to publish names of Syria war crimes suspects

United Nations war crimes investigators plan to publish names of suspects involved in Syria's four-year war and push for new ways to bring them to justice.

Diplomatic sources told Reuters the independent Commission of Inquiry, led by Brazilian investigator Paulo Pinheiro, may publish some or all of hundreds of names on secret lists of suspects at the U.N. Human Rights Council on March 17.

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