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The Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIACUS.org) has organized a three-day photo exhibition to be followed by a briefing at the U.S. House of Representative to highlight the rapidly deteriorating situation of human rights in Iran.

The exhibition, entitled, “Don’t sacrifice human rights at the altar of nuclear talks,” feature posters and photos, depicting the horrific dimensions of human rights abuses in Iran since Hassan Rouhani became president in August 2014.

AP: Iran's supreme leader underwent prostate surgery on Monday at a government hospital in Tehran, state media said in a rare report on the state of health of the country's top cleric. The 75-year-old Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters in Iran and has been the country's top leader since 1989, was reported to be recovering.

Washington Post: A military-chartered aircraft carrying about 100 Americans from Afghanistan to Dubai landed unexpectedly in Iran on Friday after Iranian officials questioned its flight plan and ordered it down, U.S. and regional officials said. Officials said the pilots landed of their own accord in the city of Bandar Abbas after being warned that the plane would be intercepted if they did not land.

Washington Times: A bipartisan group of former officials and retired military officers is urging President Obama to provide humanitarian aid to hundreds of Iranian dissidents living at a former U.S. military compound near Baghdad’s international airport. Gen. Jones said the dissidents require similar protection as the religious minorities who are fleeing persecution from the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

AP: Iran has unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Air defense chief Gen. Farzad Esmaili says the missile will enable Iranian forces to "shoot down any hostile target," even at high altitudes. He says the Talash-3, or Endeavor-3 missile was successfully test-fired recently. Esmaili's speech was broadcast on state TV Tuesday.

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