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US Senators Slam Blinken Over Iran Policy ‘Disaster’

iranintl – The Biden administration’s Iran policy came under intense scrutiny Tuesday, as Republican senators grilled Secretary of State Antony Blinken over a message of condolence for Ebrahim Raisi’s death, and the failure to enforce existing oil sanction. Leading the field in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) hearing was Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) whose simmering and relentless attack seemed …

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War on Women and Girls: Iranian Dissidents Testify Before Canadian Parliament

iranintl – Members of Canadian parliament heard testimony Tuesday from Iranian human rights advocates, dissidents, victims and an exiled artist on the brutality of the Islamic Republic, and called on Ottawa to take more action. Human rights advocate and founder of Stop Child Execution Nazanin Afshin-Jam told the House of Commons Subcommittee on Human Rights that Iran is “waging a …

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Explainer: How Does Raisi’s Death Impact Khamenei’s Succession?

iranintl – Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, a leading candidate to succeed the Supreme Leader of Iran, was killed in a helicopter crash, the details of which remain unclear. In the wake of Raisi’s death, the recently elected sixth Assembly of Experts for Leadership convened as scheduled on May 21. The Assembly of Experts is the only constitutional body in Iran …

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Israeli Security Expert: This Is a War Between Iran and Western Values

iranintl – An Israeli security expert, who served for 15 years as an intelligence officer in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), told Iran International that the war between Israel and Hamas is actually a war between Iran and Western values. “I truly believe that the ayatollahs of Iran are promoting a campaign which is a threat not only to Israel. …

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Supreme Leader Khamenei Leads Funeral for President Raisi, Others

Iranwire – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Wednesday led a funeral service for the late President Ebrahim Raisi, foreign minister, and others killed in a recent helicopter crash.  Tens of thousands of mourners later poured into the streets of Tehran to follow a procession carrying their caskets. “Oh Allah, we didn’t see anything but good from him,” Khamenei said in …

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