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Monthly Archives: June 2019

US Looks for ‘International Consensus’ on Global Threat from Iran

VOA – U.S. Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan said the United States is trying to build “international consensus” in the Middle East after a dawn attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. “We obviously need to make contingency plans should the situation deteriorate, but we also need to broaden our support for this international situation,” Shanahan said …

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Does Image From CENTCOM Video Show Iranian Boat?

VOA – The U.S. Central Command released a video allegedly showing an Iranian boat at the side of one of the tankers that was struck in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday. What are the key indicators that this is really an Iranian boat? The type of boat shown in the video has similar features to a boat that ­­­was …

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Green, Black and Red: The Story of a Failed Movement

Radiozamaneh – The tenth Iranian presidential election in 2009 was different from previous elections. Four candidates were competing: incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, conservative Mohsen Rezaei, reformist Mir Hussein Mousavi and reformist Mehdi Karrubi. The outcome was announced in favor of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but many Iranians including the unsuccessful candidates and their supporters refused to accept the result. Widespread allegations of …

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The Mullahs Promise “Demise of Israel” and American Civilization

gatestoneinstitute.org – Iran recently produced a program on its state television channel demonstrating that the government is currently practicing missile attacks, with the purpose of carrying out actual attacks on Israel…. The video excerpt included in the television broadcast showed how the operations the Iranians are striving to put into action will bombard Tel Aviv. From the perspective of the …

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Iran Executions: Man Hanged at Gorgan Prison

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – A man hanged at Gorgan prison for murder charges last Sunday. According to HRANA, on the early morning of June 9, Hashem Amiri, 47, was executed at the northern Iranian city of Gorgan’s prison. He was a father of three kids. “Hashem Amiri was a worker at a shopping centre four years ago. At that …

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Iran’s central bank tightens grip on national payment system

Al-Monitor – It is becoming increasingly vital in Iran, with its economy squeezed by US sanctions, to strike a semblance of financial stability. With that in mind, the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) has in recent months started implementing a series of measures in the country’s payment systems to better manage the monetary and foreign currency markets. The new measures, …

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Furious Iranian officials claim sabotage in tanker incident

Al-Monitor – The June 13 attack on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman has pushed tensions between Iran and the United States to new heights, raising concerns that the region risks a repeat of the infamous tanker war.  Hours after the incident, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo f for the attacks on the Norwegian and Japanese tankers. “This assessment is …

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Iran’s Frail Banking Sector Poses a Threat From Within

worldview –Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iran’s banking sector has languished as Tehran has politicized its central bank and monetary policy far more than almost any other country in the world. U.S. sanctions are putting tremendous pressure on Iran’s extremely fragile financial system by sending Iran into a period of stagnant economic growth accompanied by high inflation. President Hassan Rouhani …

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