16 October 2018

Iran

At least 27 die after drinking bootleg alcohol in Iran

KONFRONTASI-At least 27 people have died and more than 300 poisoned after drinking bootleg alcohol in Iran, the state emergency services said on Sunday, in one of the worst such cases in the country where drinking is a crime.

Mojtaba Khaledi, spokesman for the state emergency services, said some 176 people were still hospitalized across five provinces, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported.

Despite a ban on alcohol for Iran’s majority Muslims and frequent police raids, bootleg alcohol is widely available.[mr/reuters]

AS Tutup Konsulat di Basra, Irak-Iran Bereaksi

KONFRONTASI-Irak menyesalkan keputusan Amerika Serikat (AS) yang akan menutup konsulatnya di kota Basra. Rencana tersebut kabarnya juga diikuti pemindahan petugas diplomatik di sana menyusul meningkatnya ancaman dari Iran dan milisi dukungan Iran, tak terkecuali serangan roket.

"Pemerintahan kami menyesalkan keputusan Amerika yang menarik stafnya keluar dari Basra," ujar Kementerian Luar Negeri Irak dalam sebuah pernyataan seperti dikutip Aljazirah, Ahad (30/9).

Iran dismisses Netanyahu's 'secret atomic warehouse' claim

KONFRONTASI-Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has dismissed Israeli claims that Tehran 'has a secret atomic warehouse'.

In a tweet on Friday, Zarif derided as an "arts and crafts show" the allegation made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the UN General Assembly on Thursday.

Displaying maps and a photo of an outwardly "innocent looking compound", Netanyahu said Iran has been keeping 300 tonnes of nuclear equipment and material in a property near its capital.

AS Sanksi Iran, Turki Ogah Ikut-ikutan

KONFRONTASI-Menteri Luar Negeri Turki, Mevlut Cavusoglu menyatakan Ankara tidak akan mengikuti jejak Amerika Serikat (AS) untuk menjatuhkan sanksi terhadap Iran dan akan melanjutkan perdagangannya dengan Teheran.

Parade Militer Iran Diserang, Khamenei Salahkan Negara Teluk Antek AS

KONFRONTASI-Pemimpin Agung Iran Ayatullah Ali Khamenei menuding negara Arab Teluk dukungan Amerika Serikat melakukan serangan ke arah parade militer hingga menewaskan 25 orang.

Hampir setengah dari jumlah korban tewas itu adalah anggota pasukan khusus Garda Revolusi.

Khamenei memerintahkan pasukan keamanan menyeret yang bertanggung jawab melakukan serangan tersebut, salah satu serangan terburuk terhadap Garda Revolusi, ke pengadilan, demikian Reuters melaporkan.

Khamenei: Pasukan Iran Harus Bisa Getarkan Musuh

KONFRONTASI-Pemimpin Agung Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pada Minggu meminta pasukan bersenjata Iran untuk memperkuat diri demi "menggentarkan" musuh, demikian Reuters memberitakan.

Iran saat ini tengah berseterus dengan Amerika Serikat soal program pengembangan nuklir dan rudal.

Sebelumnya, Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump pada Mei lalu memutuskan untuk menarik diri dari perjanjian nuklir internasional yang bertujuan untuk menghentikan program senjata atom Iran.

Rockets hit Iranian Kurdish opposition offices in Iraq's Koya

KONFRONTASI-Rockets have struck the headquarters of two Iranian Kurdish opposition parties in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, killing and injuring several people, according to officials and local media.

The missile attack hit the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) and the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) in the northern town of Koya on Saturday, according to the TV channel Kurdistan 24. 

Iran says it plans to boost ballistic and cruise missile capacity

KONFRONTASI-Iran plans to boost its ballistic and cruise missile capacity, as well as acquire new generation fighter planes and submarines, the Iranian state news agency IRNA quoted a senior Defence Ministry official as saying on Saturday.

Iran says its missile program is solely defensive in nature and is not negotiable as demanded by the United States and European countries. Tehran says its plans to develop missiles are not linked to its 2015 nuclear accord with world powers.

IAEA: Iran Patuhi Kesepakatan Nuklir

KONFRONTASI-Iran terus mematuhi larangan dalam kegiatan nuklirnya seperti yang ditetapkan dalam kesepakatan, yang dicapai dengan kekuatan dunia pada 2015.

Kesimpulan itu diisyaratkan dalam laporan rahasia badan pengawas atom Perserikatan Bangsa-bangsa (IAEA) pada Kamis.

Tehran says no French restrictions for diplomats to travel to Iran

KONFRONTASI-The Iranian Foreign Ministry has dismissed media reports that France has told its diplomats to postpone all non-essential trips to Iran, warning about attempts aimed at undermining relations between the Islamic Republic and Europe, especially France.

Some "ill-wishers and opponents" have targeted "the relations between Iran and Europe, especially Iran and France," the ministry's spokesman, Bahram Qassemi, said on Wednesday, calling for vigilance against such moves.

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