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News: International

Friday's Iran Mini Report - May. 18, 2018

Friday's Iran Mini Report - May. 18,

• Arresting 20 girls and boys for participating in a party

FREIDOUNKENAR, Northern Iran May 17, 2018. The security forces arrested 20 girls and boys for attending a party in the city of Southern Khezer-Shahr, the press agency of the judicial system announced on May 18, 2018.

• Former Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman: I support Trump on Iran nuclear deal exit

Lieberman said the Trump administration "has done well" concerning the risks that Iran poses to the U.S. and the world. Exiting the nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration and threatening to reimpose sanctions are prudent steps, he said.

"This was always a bad deal,"he said of Iran's 2015 agreement with the United States, the U.K., France, Germany, China and Russia to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting economic sanctions. "A nuclearized, radical Iran is the greatest threat to us, to world stability."

• Denmark's Maersk Tankers ends Iran shipping after renewed US sanctions

Maersk Tankers would honour customer agreements entered into before May 8th, but then wind them down by November 4th, "as required by the reimposed US sanctions," the company told AFP.

The group said it "has been transporting cargoes for customers in and out of Iran on a limited basis," without providing precise figures for its activities.

• Women protesters appear in court

Eleven detainees including a woman arrested in Arak during the Iran uprising in December 2017- January 2018 appeared in court.

Neda Yousefi and ten others faced trial on the charge of “disrupting public order” at branch 102 of the Penal Court of Shazand, Arak, on Monday, May 14, 2018.

• Iran Women’s U17 futsal team withdrawn from youths’ Olympic

It is the right of U17 women to participate in the Youths’ Olympic in Argentina.

This was the reaction of the head coach of Women’s U17 futsal team to the withdrawal of her team from the Youths’ Olympic games. She said, “Girls’ participation in these competitions is their right.”

Responding to the Federation officials who said her team is not going to be sent to the Youths’ Olympic in Argentina, Shahnaz Yari said: “These girls have a right to participate in the tournaments. Why do they easily pass on their rights?”

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