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Monthly Archives: May 2018

US Backs Israeli Claims on ‘New and Compelling’ Evidence Against Iran

VOA — The White House is praising new intelligence from Israel on Iran’s nuclear weapons program, calling it “new and compelling” though officials in Washington have stopped short of charging Tehran with outright violations of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. U.S. officials reviewing the cache of documents, charts, blueprints, photos and videos recovered by Israeli intelligence said late Monday …

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Iran Executions: “the Fake Postman” Hanged in Rajai-Shahr Prison

Iran Human Rights – Seyyed Iman Hosseini Moqaddam, who was dubbed as “the fake postman” by the Iranian media, was hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison. According to IHR sources, on the morning of Monday, April 30, Seyyed Iman Hosseini Moqaddam was hanged at Rajai Shahr Prison. Hosseini Moqaddam, dubbed as “the fake postman” by the media, was sentenced to execution …

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In a Desperate Move to Squash Internet Freedom, Iran Blocks Telegram

CHRI – Ban Unlikely to Stop Most of Telegram’s 40 Million Users in Iran The Iranian Judiciary has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block access to the country’s most used messaging app, Telegram, in an attempt to thwart an estimated 40 million Iranians’ open access to information. “Iran’s blocking of Telegram is another example of the state’s blatant hostility …

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Iran, Russia, Turkey close ranks on Syria coordination amid US pressure

Al-Monitor – It wasn’t their chemistry that brought Russia, Iran and Turkey to the table over Syria. Rather it was the intersections of their interests, and as part of this, the common threat of having other powers, such as the United States, playing a role in crafting the future of Syria. Indeed, the trio sees the situation in the war-torn …

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Supreme leader serves notice to Iran’s enemies: Era of ‘hit and run’ is over

Al-Monitor – After airstrikes against military bases in Syria on April 30, Iranian sources denied that any of its soldiers were killed in the attack. There is no evidence that the United States is involved, but the attack has further highlighted the tense relations between the two countries. Two conservative media outlets, Fars News Agency and the Tasnim News Agency, …

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