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Monthly Archives: March 2018

No end to Yemen war in sight as Saudi Arabia, Iran lock horns

Al-Monitor – As the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen nears its third year, the war doesn’t seem to be coming to an end anytime soon. The internal strife between Iranian-backed Ansar Allah, more commonly known as the Houthi movement, and the Saudi-supported government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi is no longer at the core of the struggle. Rather, the …

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Iranian media compares Trump to Ahmadinejad amid Tillerson dismissal

Al-Monitor – US President Donald Trump’s sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has sparked comparisons in the Iranian media to the behavior of former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. On March 13, immediately after Trump announced the dismissal of Tillerson through his Twitter account, Iranian news outlets covered it extensively while many were reminded of Ahmadinejad’s 2010 firing of …

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Iran Arrests Kurds Protesting Turkish Operation In Syria

Radioofarda – Eleven Kurdish rights activists, including outspoken journalist, Adnan Hassanpour, have been arrested in Marivan, Kurdistan province, western Iran, Kurdish media reported on Tuesday, March 13. Meanwhile, Kurdistan Press Agency (Kurdpa) said, nine of the detainees were identified, so far. All of the activists from Marivan were detained by the Islamic Republic’s intelligence agents and plainclothesmen on Monday evening. …

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Official In Charge Of Iran’s Internet Says Telegram Will Be Filtered If Needed

Iran-HRM – The head of the National Center for Cyberspace said that they would filter Telegram if they reached the conclusion that it was needed. According to reports, communication and information technology officials constantly emphasize the need to replace foreign messengers with internal ones due to the speed and quality of interior messengers, in addition to security and economic reasons. …

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