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Monthly Archives: September 2020

The EU: Hizballah’s Intersectional Partner

gatestoneinstitute.org – The reality is, should the EU get its way, contrary to its claims to try and uphold the Good Friday Agreement, its demands would harm future prospects for peace and stability in Northern Ireland by undermining and destabilising the union. Where does Hizballah get the weapons and explosives it is reportedly providing to the New IRA? Iran. The …

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High unemployment forces Iranian Kurds into smuggling, with deadly consequences

Al-Monitor – The plight of Iran’s mountain couriers is once again under the spotlight after the Islamic Republic’s border guards shot dead at least 15 of them this summer, local officials said. In Iranian Kurdistan, mountain couriers are relied on to carry commodities across the Iraqi border. They are locally known as a “kolbar,” a Kurdish word meaning someone carrying heavy loads over their shoulders. In recent years, …

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Biden’s proposed Iran policy doesn’t go far enough

responsiblestatecraft.org – In a bizarre outburst in Washington Post, senior fellow from the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute Danielle Pletka lamented that she may be “forced” to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections. The reason is her fear that Biden will be a “figure-head president reading from teleprompter words drafted by his party’s hard-left ideologues.” Whatever prompted this level …

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U.S. Charges Two Iranians Over ‘Cyberintrusion Campaign’

RFL/RE – U.S. prosecutors say they have indicted two Iranians on allegations they were hackers connected with a “coordinated cyberintrusion campaign” that targeted American and foreign universities, a Washington-based think tank, and other organizations in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. Hooman Heidarian, 30, and Mehdi Farhadi, 34, stole hundreds of terabytes of data, including national security intelligence, …

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Opinion: Iran Must Be Banned From International Sports

Radiofarda – The Islamic Republic in Iran has executed Navid Afkari, a young wrestler with a potentially bright future ahead of him. Navid’s execution has led to a major outcry among Iranians in Iran and among the diaspora, especially on social media. The regime executed Navid as a message to the rest of the population- obey us at all costs …

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Four Ex-directors Of France Shiite Centre Arrested

Radiofarda – Four former directors of a major Shiite Muslim centre in France have been arrested on suspicion of continuing to run the association despite its dissolution over alleged support for armed jihad, a judicial source said Wednesday. The Zahra Centre in northern France was founded in 2009 by Yahia Gouasmi, a religious figure who has spoken in support of …

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Iran’s Oil Minister Seeks Help From IRGC Controlled Firm To Export Oil

Radiofarda – Highlighting his “great efforts to circumvent the sanctions,” Islamic Republic Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh disclosed that he had sought assistance from Khatam al-Anbia Headquarters (KAH) to export Iranian oil. KAH is an Iranian engineering firm controlled by the Iranian Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC). Speaking at a public session of Iran’s Majlis Parliament on Tuesday, September 15, Namdar …

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Iranian Kurd in Danger of Being Iran’s Next Executed Political Prisoner, Lawyer Says

VOA – An Iranian lawyer says his minority Kurdish client is at imminent risk of being Iran’s next political prisoner to be executed following the Saturday execution of an Iranian wrestler who had joined a peaceful antigovernment protest.  Speaking to VOA Persian on Monday from Tehran, lawyer Saleh Nikbakht said Iran’s Supreme Court had rejected his request to grant a retrial to …

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