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Monthly Archives: December 2020

Iran accuses US of blocking coronavirus vaccine purchases

Al-Monitor – As much of the world is slowly moving close to an end to COVID-19 with either producing or ordering doses of coronavirus vaccines, Iranians seem to have a longer way ahead before making it to the other side of the bridge.   From the very onset of the pandemic back in late February, officials in Tehran have denounced US …

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Iran’s Rohani Vows To Continue Supporting ‘Strategic Ally” Syria

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani says his country will continue to support the Syrian government as a “strategic ally” until its “final victory” in the country’s civil war. Rohani’s website said he made the remarks on December 8 during a meeting with visiting Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran. On the first day of his visit on December 7, Mekdad …

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Terrorism: A Warning from Iran to Europe

gatestoneinstitute.org – Now they [the Europeans] find themselves locked into what they know is a phoney and highly dangerous nuclear agreement that simply consigns confrontation with a nuclear-armed Iran to future generations. They [the Iranian leadership] look at Europeans, as well as Americans, with contempt, as weak and decadent, lacking the courage or resolve to stick up for their own interests…. …

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IranWire Exclusive: Tension Increases Between Iran’s Parallel Security Agencies

iranwire.com – Two informed sources recently told IranWire that a statement by the spokesman of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, claiming that the Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated by a remotely-operated machine gun, was a complete fabrication. IranWire has now learned that the Intelligence Ministry plans to arrest and interrogate certain members of the Revolutionary Guards in connection with the killing. …

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A New Official Study of Celebrities as Security Threats in Iran

iranwire.com – The Islamic Republic of Iran has generally viewed celebrity stardom in the context of how it can be restricted as a security concern. Over time, however, this approach has evolved. A recent “strategic report” on celebrities in Iran has shed light on the Iranian government’s changing attitude to the phenomenon of celebrity – and admonishes officials for their …

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Iran’s Supreme Court Upholds Dissident Journalist’s Death Sentence

RFL/RE – Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence handed to opposition journalist and activist Ruhollah Zam, whose online work helped inspire nationwide economic protests in 2017. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili made the announcement on December 8. He did not say when the court issued its ruling. Zam was sentenced to death by a Revolutionary Court in June following …

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Iran, Tajikistan Among 10 Countries Designated By U.S. Over Violations Of Religious Freedom

RFL/RE – The United States has included Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan on a list of 10 countries designated for “particular concern” over religious freedom. The designation was issued under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 “for engaging in or tolerating systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a news release. The United …

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Iranian Official Rejects Rumors Of Supreme Leader’s Failing Health

RFL/RE – An Iranian official has rejected online rumors that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is gravely ill, saying that the 81-year-old cleric was going about his business as usual.“By the grace of God and with the good prayers of devotees, the gentleman (Ayatollah Khamenei) is in good health and is busy vigorously carrying out his plans according to his …

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Iran claims scientist was assassinated via satellite

Al-Monitor – Officials from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have divulged new information regarding the Nov. 27 assassination of nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh. Deputy commander Ali Fadavi said during a Q&A session at Tehran University Dec. 6 that Fakhrizadeh had 11 guards with him at the time of his assassination. He was assassinated in the suburbs of Tehran. Fadavi added that …

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