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Monthly Archives: November 2019

People May Resort To Arms, Says Prominent Intellectual As Iran Threatens Neighbors

Radiofarda – Prominent Iranian intellectual Abdolkarim Soroush has said frustrated protesters in Iran may take up arms if the government refuses to meet their demands. Speaking on the anti-government protests that have rocked Iran for longer than a week now, Soroush said: “Things like that can happen when the people cannot find any other outlet” to vent their frustration. However, …

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US Centcom Commander: International alliances are solution to Iran’s bullying

Al-Arabia – Strategic international alliances are successfully countering Iran’s malign behavior in the Middle East, according to US Central Command (CENTCOM) chief General Kenneth McKenzie. “Sometimes the Iranian regime has proved itself to be the bully in the neighborhood. And the only way to stand up to a bully is to do it together,” McKenzie said in an address at …

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Iraqi officials say two protesters dead, 20 others injured amid ongoing clashes

Al-Arabia – Iraqi security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse crowds of protesters on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 20 others  in a third day of fierce clashes in central Baghdad, security and hospital officials said. Two protesters were struck with rubber bullets and died instantly and over 20 others were wounded in the fighting on …

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Iran protests death toll surpasses 300 amid internet shut down

Iran-HRM – Latest reports from Iran indicate the death toll from Iran protests has reached to 300. With almost a full internet blackout, the number of reports coming from Iran are limited but a violent government crackdown and civilian deaths are clear in scattered videos and reports. The Iranian authorities have announced only a few deaths. Reports indicate many families are still desperately …

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U.S. Calls On Social-Media Networks To Block Iranian Leader Accounts

RFL/RE – The United States has called on social-media giants Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to suspend accounts linked to Iranian government leaders until Internet coverage is restored in that country.“It is a deeply hypocritical regime,” Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, told Bloomberg News in an interview posted on the official State Department Twitter account.“It shuts down the Internet …

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Pence Seeks To Reassure Kurds, Avoids Meetings With Iraqi Leaders In Baghdad

RFL/RE – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has sought to reassure Iraqi Kurdish leaders during a surprise visit to the country, but he will not travel to Baghdad to meet with officials of the American-backed national government, citing security concerns.Pence, in his first trip to the country as vice president, on November 23 visited U.S. forces at the Ain Al-Asad …

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Iran Focusing on Minorities Following Protests, Experts Say

VOA – Days of widespread anti-government protests and violence in Iran have renewed debate over the status of minorities in the country, with some experts warning that Iranian authorities are blaming minority groups for the unrest in a bid to justify further clamping down on them. The nationwide protests in Iran erupted late last week because of frustration over an …

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Iran and the Ayatollah’s Fake Suicide-Belt

gatestoneinstitute.org – To hammer the claim that the uprising threatened national security, the regime fomented a sense of insecurity. The state-controlled media ran identical reports, concocted by a “star-chamber” of propagandists, about shopping malls and supermarkets being looted, bank branches robbed and set on fire. They also claimed that “foreign agents and killers” had organized and led the protests. However, …

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Democratic Presidential Candidates Condemn Violence Against Protesters In Iran

Radiofarda – Following Hillary Clinton’s tweet on Friday in support of protesters in Iran, four democratic presidential candidates also sent messages via Twitter, demanding an end to violence and urging the government to listen to its own people. First, was Kamala Harris who said, “Instead of killing its citizens, violating rights…the Iranian government should listen to its people and implement reforms”. Harris …

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Iran Boasts About ‘Achievements’ In Missile Development

Radiofarda – Iran has showcased a new generation of “Mersad-16” its missile system during a military exercise in Semnan Province, southeast of Tehran, IRGC-linked Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday November 23. According to Tasnim, the system was successfully used against drones and other forms of unmanned flying objects. The report says the new generation of Mersad-16 missile systems are …

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