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Monthly Archives: November 2020

Why is Iran threatening Israel’s Haifa? Experts explain

Al-Arabia – For years, Iran has repeatedly threatened to attack the Israeli city of Haifa. On Sunday, the city was again discussed as a target when an Iranian newspaper urged the government to attack Haifa if Israel is found to be behind the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist. Read more: Iranian media says Israeli arms were used to assassinate Mohsen Fakhrizadeh While …

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Iran judiciary chief urges crackdown on ‘infiltrators’ after killing of scientist

Al-Arabia – Iran’s judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi called on the country’s security services on Monday to crackdown on “infiltration networks” following the killing of a top Iranian military nuclear scientist. “The intelligence and security services should not hesitate in identifying and destroying the infiltration networks throughout the country and those who conspire with the enemy from within,” the semi-official Mehr news agency …

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iranwire : Mass Interrogations of Assassinated Scientist’s Bodyguards, Colleagues & Neighbors

iranwire.com – IranWire has learned that the family of Hamed Asghari – a bodyguard of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the Iranian nuclear scientist who was assassinated on Friday, November 27 – has not received news of his whereabouts since the killing. But some reports suggests that Asghari was also killed in the attack. According to IranWire’s source, Asghari’s family accuse security officials of a …

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Iranian Government Says Diplomacy Still Possible, Even Amid Revenge Calls

Radiofarda – An Iranian government spokesman said diplomacy is still possible, even as others in the country called for revenge after the targeted assassination of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Government spokesman Ali Rabiei on November 29 said that “we should definitely not fall into this trap [of early military action or giving up on diplomacy].” Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rohani …

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The Killing of a Nuclear Scientist May Save Countless Lives

gatestoneinstitute.org – Under the slogan “Death to America”, Iran has been at war with the US, Israel and their Western allies since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, using proxy groups to kill hundreds of Americans in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and other places; and to launch terror attacks across the Middle East, Europe, the US and Latin America. Mr Fakhrizadeh was …

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Analysts: Iran Likely to Delay Response to Assassination of Top Nuclear Scientist 

VOA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to avenge the assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh — a killing he and other Iranian leaders blame on Israel. But some diplomats and analysts say they don’t expect Iran to retaliate quickly for the meticulously planned shooting Friday of the 59-year-old scientist, the second senior Iranian military figure to be assassinated …

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Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – November 2020

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities took new steps to suppress dissent in various cities ahead of the first anniversary of the nationwide 2019 protests that ended in a deadly state crackdown. The Iranian regime deployed more security forces in various cities under the pretext of preventing the spread and increase of the Coronavirus casualties, in order to suppresses dissent ahead of …

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Infighting Begins in Iran After Fakhrizadeh’s Assassination

iranwire.com – Only a few hours after the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a senior member of the Revolutionary Guards who was reputed to be the “father” of Iran’s secret nuclear program, his death became a pretext for settling political scores among opposing factions of the Islamic Republic. In his short message after the assassination, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, chose to emphasize …

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Iranian newspaper: Iran should attack Haifa if Israel killed scientist Fakhrizadeh

Al-Arabia – An opinion piece published by a hard-line Iranian newspaper on Sunday suggested Iran should attack the Israeli port city of Haifa if Israel carried out the killing of a scientist linked to its disbanded military nuclear program. Though the hard-line Kayhan newspaper has long argued for aggressive retaliation for operations targeting Iran, Sunday’s opinion piece went further, suggesting any assault be …

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