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Monthly Archives: December 2019

An Interesting Year Comes to an End

gatestoneinstitute.org – International organizations, starting with the United Nations itself, appear less relevant than ever. Classical media have also lost much of their power and relevance…. In the United States, female presidential wannabes dominated the Democrat Party’s list of candidates. This feminization shifts the emphasis away from the traditional goals of the nation-state that highlighted prestige, glory, economic growth, and …

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EU Commission President Says Rescuing Iran Nuclear Deal Getting Harder

Radiofarda – In an interview with Italy’s La Republica newspaper on December 27, the new EU Commission Chief said rescuing the nuclear deal with Iran is getting harder and harder. “It’s harder and harder, in order to succeed it is necessary for Iran, too, to live up to the accord, something that is in growing danger,” Ursula Von Der Leyen …

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Iran Announces More Arrests And Weapons-Seizures To Prove Foreign Meddling

Radiofarda – Facing tough questions about hundreds of protesters killed in November protests, Iranian officials have been announcing arrests of “saboteurs” and armed opponents to back-up their theories of foreign conspiracies in fomenting the unrest. The Islamic Republic security forces have dismantled a “terrorist cell,” in Ahvaz, the capital city of the oil-rich Khuzestan province, southwestern Iran, the provincial police …

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Iran’s Fearsome ‘Special Unit’ Has Not Left The Streets For 3 Years

Radiofarda – “Special Unit” is another name for suppression. The Islamic Republic’s supporters believe it is in charge of suppressing “riots”, while its critics know it as a force that harshly cracks down on popular anti-government protests. The unit is as old as dissent in the Islamic Republic. The first urban upheaval against the Islamic Republic took place in Mashad …

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Iran could take ‘provocative actions’ in Middle East: top US Navy official

Al-Arabia – Iran could carry out “provocative actions” in the Strait of Hormuz and elsewhere in that region in the future despite a period of relative calm, acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said on Friday.Tensions in the Gulf have mounted since attacks on oil tankers this summer, including off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, and a major strike on …

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Pompeo Accuses Iran Of Using Violence, Censorship To Suppress Memorials

RFL/RE – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has slammed Iran for using “violence” and Internet disruption to prevent memorials for those killed during a November state crackdown on anti-establishment protests triggered by a significant hike in the price of gasoline. “The Iranian people have the right to mourn 1,500 victims slaughtered by @khamenei_ir during #IranProtests,” Pompeo tweeted, directly accusing Iran’s …

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“They Know That Moving Her to This Prison Could Kill or Paralyze a Human Rights Activist”

CHRI – Prisoner of Conscience Violently Transferred to Distant Prison for Demanding Justice for Slain Street Protesters By transferring prominent human rights activist Narges Mohammadi from Evin Prison in Tehran to the Central Prison in Zanjan, 178 miles west of the capital, Iran’s Intelligence Ministry is deliberately trying to place her in a perilous condition, her husband told the Center …

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These Women and Men Inspired Us All

CHRI – A grieving mother who vowed to continue pursuing her slain son’s pursuit of freedom. A housewife who lost her life while trying to save a victim of state violence. A prisoner of conscience who risked the last few freedoms she has to demand justice for her people… Alongside the cases of harrowing rights violations in Iran that we …

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Air pollution choking Iranian cities: 14,000 hospital visits in 6 days!

PayvandNews – Over the past six days, polluted air in the country sent 13,931 people to hospitals and medical centers due to heart and respiratory problems, Mojtaba Khaledi, Emergency Medical Services Organization spokesman has said. View of Tehran under heavy smog Due to air pollution and increased particulate matters in provinces of Isfahan, Alborz, Tehran, Markazi, Qazvin, Qom, East Azarbaijan, …

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