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A.M. Agenda 09.06.2017

Veteran Iranian traditional singer, Shahram Nazeri, during one of his concert in Isfahan.

Report Looks At Use Of U.S. Drones In Ukraine War

RFE/RL’s Donbas Realities unit reports on Ukraine’s use of American drones in its war with Russia-backed separatists in its eastern region, and how their use affects the debate over whether the U.S. should provide arms to support Ukraine’s forces.

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Rostyslav Khotin, Editor of RFE/RL’s Ukraine Service , Location, Prague Headquarters


Serbia’s Vucic To Visit Sarajevo

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic will travel to Bosnia-Herzegovina on September 7 and 8 for an official visit. The trip, marking the first such presidential visit in six years, is being watched for indications of improved bilateral relations between the two countries, and greater regional stability in the Balkans.

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Dragan Stavljanin - Editor of Balkan Service , Location: Prague Headquarters

Dzenana Halimovic, Correspondent of RFE/RL’s Balkan Service , Location: Sarajevo


Iranian Family Launches Protest Over Concerts Canceled By Hard-Liners

In recent years, dozens of officially sanctioned concerts and cultural performances have been abruptly called off in Iran following pressure by hard-liners who claim such events undermine Islamic values. But in a rare show of opposition against the clergy a family of four is protesting the trend in a campaign they plan to continue until the start of the school year in Iran on September 23.

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Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL’s Senior Correspondent , Location: Prague Headquarters

Niusha Boghrati, Editor of RFE/RL’s Radio Farda , Location: Prague Headquarters