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  • France demands access to dual-national academic held in Iran

    Fariba Adelkhah, who wrote Being Modern in Iran, was arrested in June, reports say France has demanded immediate consular access to a senior French-Iranian academic who has been arrested in Iran. Fariba Adelkhah, a prominent researcher in anthropology and social sciences based at the Paris political institute Sciences Po, is believed to have been arrested in June. Continue reading

    the Guardian
  • US forming 'coalition' of navies to protect ships amid Iran tensions

    Hours before the hijacking of the British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf, America's special representative for Iran was explaining its position to diplomats in Washington.

    The Telegraph
  • Iran calls Trump ‘delusional’ and denies the US Navy destroyed its drone

    Tehran on Friday denied the United States had downed one of its drones, saying all Iranian aircraft were accounted for and jesting Washington may have accidentally hit their own machine. The latest incident in the strategic Strait of Hormuz comes amid soaring tensions between the two foes, with Washington already reeling from Iran shooting down [