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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Instagram Next Up For Iranian Censorship?

RFL/RE – A senior Iranian official has said the country is prepared to block Instagram once authorities sign off, a move that would deny 24 million users — including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rohani — access to the popular social-media platform.

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Former hard-line presidential candidate could become Iran’s judiciary chief

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has appointed Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani as chairman of the influential Expediency Council amid heavy speculation about who will succeed Larijani as head of the powerful judiciary. One top name circulated for the post is Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative who lost the 2017 presidential election.

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Why Iran Is Not The Winner In Syria – After Donald Trump declared that he was pulling U.S. forces out of Syria, nearly all commentators declared that Iran would be one of the major beneficiaries–if not the major beneficiary–of the move. This is not surprising, since as a rule, U,S,, Arab, and even European commentators have declared Iran the winner of nearly all U.S. actions in the …

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