The United States has sold off over a million gallons of Iranian oil that had been seized last year. The shipment was being sent to Venezuela but was intercepted before arrival. Last week, the final gallons were sold off by Washington, with profits totalling over $40 million. The cargo was seized under the pretext of violations of U.S. sanctions on Tehran, which greatly limit both Iranian imports and exports.
Iran’s suspicions remain justified after having revealed that the U.S. assassinated former General Qasem Soleimani in January.
An Iranian court has upheld a draconian 24 year prison sentence given to a feminist activist that protested against the law that forces women to wear a hijab in public places.
Workers of the Haft Tappeh sugarcane factory in Shush, Iran, have demonstrated an iron will and resolve as they have now been on strike for well over a month at the time of publication (21 July 2020).