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Iran news in brief, April 14, 2018 The Whereabouts Of Scores Of Iranian-Arab Detainees Unknown More than two weeks after widespread protests began in Iran’s oil-rich southwestern Khuzestan province; the exact number of people detained during the unrest is still unknown. While no official figures on the number of people detained have been released, at least dozens have been arrested and their whereabouts is unknown. One unverified estimate puts the number as high as 400. Iranian Interference Takes Center Stage at Arab Ministers Meeting Iranian meddling in the affairs of Arab countries took on the center stage at the meetings of Arab foreign ministers aimed at preparing the draft agenda and draft resolutions of the 29th Arab League summit to be held in Dhahran on Sunday. During the meetings, ministers of the League's 22 member states said Iran and terrorism are two sides of the same coin, adding that Arab states should work together to stop Iran from meddling in their affairs. Iran Responsible For Over Half of Executions World Over, Says Amnesty International In a report released on April 12, London-based international human rights watchdog Amnesty International said “more than half (51%) of all recorded executions in 2017 were carried out in Iran.” Iran ranks second in the world after China in terms of executions and has “carried out 84% of the global total number of executions with Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan.” A senior Iran regime cleric said: Iran will destroy Israel. Ali Shirazi, an aide to Iran’s supreme leader, was quoted by the semi-official Fars news agency as saying Iran is capable of destroying Israel. He says “if you provide an excuse for Iran, Tel Aviv and Haifa will be razed to the to the ground.” Iranian Drone Shot down in Feb. was Armed Israel said on Friday that the Iranian drone that was shot down after infiltrating its airspace was armed with explosives. The military added that the aircraft was on a mission to attack Israel. Following an "operational and intelligence-based investigation" the military concludes that the "Iranian aircraft was armed with explosives and was tasked to attack Israeli territory,” the army stated.