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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Iranian woman weightlifter Elham Hosseini makes history by winning medal

PayvandNews – Elham Hosseini became the first Iranian woman to win a medal in an international weightlifting tournament. Hosseini claimed a bronze medal at the 2019 Weightlifting IWF Naim Suleymanoglu Tournament on Saturday. Elham Hosseini(file photo) Hosseini lifted 88kg in the snatch and 110kg in clean and jerk and won the bronze for a total of 198kg in the 74kg …

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A SPY COMPLEX REVEALED: Leaked Iranian Intelligence Reports Expose Tehran’s Vast Web of Influence in Iraq

theintercept.com – IN MID-OCTOBER, with unrest swirling in Baghdad, a familiar visitor slipped quietly into the Iraqi capital. The city had been under siege for weeks, as protesters marched in the streets, demanding an end to corruption and calling for the ouster of the prime minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi. In particular, they denounced the outsize influence of their neighbor Iran in Iraqi …

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At least 61 Killed in Iran during gas price protests

Iran-HRM – At least 61 people have been killed in 10 cities and hundreds were wounded in Iran since the start of anti-government protests of Friday. The numbers could be far higher as the regime resorts to more deadly crackdown while blocking nearly all Internet access. IRAN [email protected] Reports indicate at least 61 dead and hundreds injured as #IranProtests are spreading across #IranThe numbers …

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Iran breaches another nuclear deal cap, on heavy water stock: IAEA report

Al-Arabia – Iran has breached another limit of its nuclear deal with major powers by accumulating more than 130 tons of heavy water, a moderator used in a type of reactor Iran is developing, a report by the UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday. “On 16 November 2019, Iran informed the Agency that its stock of heavy water had exceeded …

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Iran protesters set fire to Khamenei billboard as security crackdown intensifies

Al-Arabia – Protesters in the Iranian city of Isfahan set fire to a large billboard of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Monday, Iran International reported, as security forces use live ammunition to disperse protesters in the city of Shiraz. Markets were closed amid a general strike and tighter security in central Isfahan, it added. The TV channel reported that …

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warn protesters of ‘decisive’ action if unrest continues

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned anti-government protesters of “decisive” action if unrest over gasoline price hikes do not cease, state television reported on Monday.The warning appeared to hint at a looming crackdown on protests that flared nationwide in response to an official announcement on Friday of gasoline rationing and price hikes of at least 50 percent.“If necessary we will …

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Iran Official Says Joining FATF Conventions Will Affect IRGC

Radiofarda – A key official in Iran has said that meeting the requirement of the Palermo Convention against transnational crimes and the convention against funding terrorism (CFT) will allow foreign powers to monitor the activities of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) under the pretext of combating money laundering. “They can find out what we are doing, who we are …

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Ayatollah In Iran Threatens To Break Up Protests Using The Paramilitary

Radiofarda – The representative of Iran’s Supreme Leader in Fars province has threatened the provincial officials that if they fail to overcome protests, he will personally head the paramilitary Basij forces to quash the unrest. Protests that began last Friday against a sudden increase in gasoline prices have turned to a full-blown anti-regime movement, demanding clerics to get out of …

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At least 40 killed in Iran protests: Report

Al-Arabia – At least 40 people have been killed in Iran since anti-protests erupted across the country on Friday, according to a report by opposition website Radio Farda which cites human rights organizations and videos on social media. While the Iranian authorities have only confirmed the death of three people so far, multiple reports are suggesting that the death toll …

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Germany urges Iran to respect ‘legitimate’ protests

Radiofarda – Berlin on Monday urged Iran to respect the “legitimate” protests against a petrol prike hike, and open talks with the demonstrators. “It is legitimate and deserving of our respect when people courageously air their economic and political grievances, as is currently happening in Iran,” said Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer. “The Iranian government should respond to the …

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