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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Why Iran-US confrontation may intensify under new IRGC commander

Al-Monitor – Iran replaced the commander of its powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) less than two weeks after the United States designated it a “foreign terrorist organization.” Given the wider global agenda advanced by the new IRGC commander, the replacement is a clear signal from Tehran that bowing to Washington’s pressure is not an option. On April 22, Supreme …

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After cleric’s murder, Iranians debate hate speech on social media

Al-Monitor – Massive crowds accompanied the April 29 funeral procession of Mostafa Ghasemi, a 46-year-old cleric who was shot and killed in broad daylight in the western Iranian city of Hamedan last week. Within 24 hours of the murder, security forces killed the alleged assailant in a gun battle, leaving behind unanswered questions as well as debates among Iranians. Responding to the murder, Ayatollah Ali …

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Iran pioneer in stem cell knowledge, technology: Royan Institute’s Director

PayvandNews – Iran is one of the most pioneering countries in the world and the second country in the region based on stem cell knowledge and technology, Hossein Baharvand, director of Royan Institute for stem cell biology and technology, has said. Baharvand is a distinguished professor of stem cells and developmental biology at Royan Institute. Hossein Baharvand Baharvand received his …

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