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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Canada Researchers Reveal ‘Iran-Aligned’ Fake News Campaign

Radiofarda – Canadian researchers have unmasked a disinformation campaign with possible links to Iran that includes posing as mainstream media to spread falsehoods targeting primarily Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United States. The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab said an “Iran-aligned” group has impersonated legitimate media outlets using copycat sites to “spread falsehoods and amplify narratives critical of Saudi Arabia, …

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Sudan General Vows To Back Saudi Arabia Against Iran ‘Threats’

Radiofarda – A top Sudanese general vowed to back regional ally Saudi Arabia against “all threats and attacks” from its rival Iran during talks with the kingdom’s powerful crown prince, Sudan’s ruling military council said Friday. General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, the deputy chief of Sudan’s new Transitional Military Council, met with Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, the official Saudi Press …

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Why U.S.-Iran Tensions Could Quickly Escalate Into A Crisis

Radiofarda -Three years ago, when Iran’s military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors’ release in hours. Could a similar crisis be so quickly resolved today? “No,” Zarif said in a recent …

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Iran FM Zarif says US troop boost ‘threat to international peace’

Al-Arabia – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that the US decision to deploy more troops to the Middle East in response to the perceived threat from Iran was “extremely dangerous” for peace.The United States said it was sending 1,500 troops to region in what it called an effort to bolster defenses against Tehran, and it accused …

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Pentagon: Iran Revolutionary Guard behind attacks on vessels off UAE

Al-Arabia – For the first time, Pentagon officials on Friday publicly blamed Iran and its proxies for recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gilday told Pentagon reporters that the US has “very high confidence” that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was responsible for the explosions on four tankers, and that Iranian proxies …

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Child Marriages In One Iranian Province Escalates 1,600 In Just One Year

Iran-HRM – A judicial official in the province of Hamedan said that 1,596 child brides married in the western province last year. The Social Deputy of Crime Prevention at the Hamedan Judiciary also said that from these marriages, 10% had led to divorce. These kinds of marriages have dire consequences for child brides including child pregnancy, death from childbirth, depression …

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412 Iranians Arrested For “Eating During Ramadan Fast” In Kermanshah

Iran-HRM – Social Deputy of Kermanshah Police announced that they have warned 800 stores for selling food during Ramadan fast and closed down 87 others in the first half of Ramadan for “ignoring police warnings,” the state-run Mehr news agency reported on May 22, 2019. Mohammad Reza Amouie said that during this period, they had taken written commitments from 1,731 …

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India Has Ended Iranian Oil Imports, Ambassador Says

VOA — India has ended all imports of oil from Iran, its ambassador in Washington says, becoming the latest country to grudgingly comply with threatened U.S. sanctions. India had already sharply decreased its imports from Iran and bought one million tonnes of crude in April, the last month before Washington stepped up its pressure campaign against Tehran and ended all exemptions …

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Finland: Will the Social Democrats Retain a Pro-Iran Anti-Semitic MP in Its Ranks?

gatestoneinstitute – A few days after the Finnish elections, Hussein Al-Taee, the son of the governor of Najaf in Iraq and a pro-Iranian regime advocate, was exposed for having spent eight years posting anti-Semitic, anti-American and homophobic comments on Facebook… For four of these years, Al-Taee served as an adviser on Middle Eastern affairs to the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), …

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