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Monthly Archives: May 2020

Iranian Tankers Carrying Gasoline Approach Venezuela

Radiofarda – Five tankers carrying Iranian fuel for gasoline-starved Venezuela are approaching the Caribbean, with the first vessel expected to reach the South American country’s waters on Sunday, Radio Farda was informed by TankerTrackers.com. The tanker closest to the Caribbean is Fortune carrying around 43 million liters (11.3 million gallons) of gasoline that can fill around one-third of cars in …

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Palestinian Militant Leader Says Soleimani Sent Weapons To Gaza

Radiofarda – The Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement Ziyad al-Nakhalah says Qassem Soleimani “personally” managed a complex operation to send weapons to Gaza. In a video posted on Qassem Soleimani’s Twitter account on Thursday evening, May 21, al-Nakhalah disclosed that Soleimani traveled to several countries to supply weapons for the Palestinians in Gaza. He did not say what …

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Iran Suspected Of Being Behind New Cyberattacks Against Israel

Radiofarda -Hundreds of mostly unsecured Israeli websites were attacked by Iran-based hackers on Thursday morning, disabling the sites and replacing them with a message “threatening Israel” with “destruction”, local media reported. The websites of some municipalities and institutions, including the Lake Tiberias Conservation Organization, which is an essential water source to Israel, are among the hacked centers. “The countdown of …

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Coronavirus: Iran begins opening businesses, religious sites for Eid al-Fitr

Al-Arabia – Iran on Saturday moved to open businesses, religious and cultural sites as it eases restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.Museums and historical sites are to reopen on Sunday to coincide with the Eid al-Fitr elebrations that end the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, President Hassan Rouhani said on state television.Holy shrines – some of which became focal points of …

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US: Iran’s People Will Reject Islamist Rulers’ Anti-Semitic Threats Against Israel

VOA – The U.S. State Department says it believes Iran’s people will reject their Islamist rulers’ use of anti-Israel rhetoric deemed anti-Semitic by U.S. and U.N. officials for echoing a Nazi call for the destruction of Jews. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s office provoked outrage from Israel, the world’s only Jewish state, from Israel’s key ally, the U.S., and …

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Abbas’s Precious Gift to Iran: Hamas

gatestoneinstitute.org – By halting the security crackdown on Hamas, Abbas would be paving the way for terrorists to kill him and his associates in the West Bank, as they had already begun to do in 2007 in the Gaza Strip, and possibly again in a coup in 2014. If and when Abbas does suspend security coordination with Israel, he will be …

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Iran says coronavirus immunity is ‘not certain’

Al-Monitor – Iran’s Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour spoke to reporters May 21 about the latest update of the country’s coronavirus numbers and efforts to bring the spread of the virus under control. Jahanpour discussed efforts by the Health Ministry to hire temporary workers who signed up to combat the virus that causes COVID-19. While he did not discuss the total number of workers hired, …

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Exiled Crown Prince Of Iran Condemns 100 Years Of Prison For Activists

Radiofarda – The heir to the last Shah of Iran, Prince Reza Pahlavi, has condemned the sentencing of 10 activists to a total of 100 years in prison and called on the international community to support them. “Even in the midst of a pandemic, the spread of which it enabled, the repressive regime in Iran is continuing its campaign against …

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