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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Iran’s hard-liners force controversial film off screen

Al-Monitor – Since its completion nearly a decade ago, “The Paternal House” has been surrounded by controversy. The film was directed by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Kianoush Ayyari, who is known for his explicit realism. Set in a traditional house in Tehran, Ayyari’s drama chronicles 70 years in the life of a family ruled by strict patriarchy, and how the curse of an honor killing …

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Protests in Iraq and Lebanon pose a challenge to Iran

AP — The day after anti-government protests erupted in Iraq, Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani flew into Baghdad late at night and took a helicopter to the heavily fortified Green Zone, where he surprised a group of top security officials by chairing a meeting in place of the prime minister. The arrival of Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force …

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Stephen Gottlieb: Sa’adi’s Iranian Poetry and International Order

wamc.org – This could be called a tale of two birthdays. While celebrating my wife’s birthday at a restaurant, she got an email in response to her request that the writer handle some things at an upcoming national conference. Early American presidents ended their letters by declaring themselves “Your most humble and obedient servant.” They believed in humility and public …

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Israel Takes Steps To Prepare For What It Believes Is An Iranian Threat

Radiofarda – In the wake of warnings in recent days by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about threats from Iran, Israeli media report of steps the government is taking to be prepared for any eventuality. Netanyahu warned October 28 during a visit by a U.S. delegation that Iran is preparing a attack on Israel using precision munitions to be launched form …

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Pompeo Praises Cyrus The Great, Saying He Inspired America’s Founding Fathers

Radiofarda – In the wake of Islamic Republic preventing Iranians to mark the International Day of Cyprus the Great, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has paid homage to the founder of the ancient Persian Empire, saying he was an inspiration to America’s founding fathers. October 29 is the day historians believe Cyrus marched into Babylon, beyond Persia’s borders, and …

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Electricity cut off to Baghdad’s Tahrir Square as protesters hit with tear gas

Al-Arabia- Electricity has been cut off in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square and security forces have fired tear gas to disperse tens of thousands of Iraqis who gathered on Tuesday for a fifth day of protests, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported. The protesters gathered in central Baghdad spurred on by reports of security forces shooting dead protesters in Karbala overnight and the prime minister’s refusal …

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Iran Tells Citizens To Postpone Travel To Iraq Amid Protests

Radiofarda – Iran’s foreign ministry has asked citizens to postpone trips to Iraq in light of violent protests in that country, especially southern cities, where Iranian pilgrims visit most. In recent days, large and noisy protests have resumed in Iraq, including in Najaf and Karbala, where Iranian often visit as holy Shiite sites. There were bloody incidents in Karbala Monday …

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Netanyahu Plans To Move Funds From Civilian To Military Spending, Citing Iran Threat

Radiofarda – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to shift funds designated for civilian purposes to military spending to meet any threats from Iran, a government official said on Tuesday.Netanyahu, in a speech on Monday, did not specify the amount of the funds but said they moved “now”.But asked about the prime minister’s remarks, the official said: “Until a (2020) …

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Despite Floods This Year, 28 Million People In Iran Face Water Shortage

Radiofarda – Latest figures published in Iran show 233 cities and towns still face water shortage despite plenty of rains in the spring that inundated vast areas of the country and killed dozens. About 140 cities are in the state of yellow alert, with means ten percent water shortage, while 59 cities and towns are in the red category with …

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One of Europe’s Most Wanted Criminals ‘Lives In Iran’ – Dutch Media

Radiofarda – The “most wanted criminal” in the Netherlands lives freely in Iran, a Dutch daily, De Telegraaf, reports. The 41-year-old Ridouan Taghi is a Morrocan drug and weapons smuggling kingpin accused of various crimes, including cooperation in killing an Iranian dissident, Mohammad Reza Kolahi Samadi, in 2015, in the Netherlands. Furthermore, Taghi has also allegedly assisted the Islamic Republic intelligence …

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