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Monthly Archives: April 2022

Khamenei urges Iranians to prepare for ‘new world order’

Al-Monitor -During a speech to Iranian university students Wednesday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke about a number of global developments. Khamenei said, “Today, the world is on the threshold of a new world order.” He said that the era of a bipolar or mono-polar world is coming to an end and that under this new order, “the US …

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Lenderking cautiously optimistic over Yemen, calls out Iran’s support for Houthis

Al-Arabia – US Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking voiced cautious optimism for efforts to end the seven-year-long war on Tuesday but warned that “there’s more that needs to be done.” Lenderking, one of US President Joe Biden’s first appointments, recently returned from a three-week trip to the region. Since last year, he has been involved in shuttle diplomacy as the Biden …

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Chinese Defense Minister Lands in Tehran as 25-Year Deal Stalls

Iranwire – Wei Fenghe, the Chinese defense minister, arrived in Tehran today for meetings with senior offiicers in the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic. The visit comes three months after the two governments announced that a widely-decried 25-year cooperation agreement had reached its “implementation phase” – despite having not been ratified by the Iranian parliament as it should have been. The …

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Special Report: The Bone-Chilling Insanity of Iran’s ‘Jewish Studies Center’

Iranwire – Within the nexus of unaccountable bodies that make up the Iranian state, the Revolutionary Guards, the Foreign Ministry, Religious Endowments Organization and a number of others are also supporters of a virulent antisemitic supposed think-tank by the name of the Jewish Studies Center. Since its inception in 2016, the site has published more than 1,000 antisemitic articles, reports, comment …

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Iran confirms Taliban diplomats stationed in Tehran Embassy

Al-Monitor – Iran has confirmed allowing Taliban diplomats at Afghanistan’s Embassy in Tehran, insisting, however, that the decision is not meant to pave the way for official recognition of the Taliban as a government.   “We will not hand over the embassy to a government that we have not recognized,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh at a Tehran presser April 26.   Khatibzadeh …

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Trial of Hezbollah ‘Sleeper Agent’ Begins in US

Iranwire – An American software developer is in court this week accused of being a military-trained “sleeper agent” for Hezbollah that scoped out targets for terror attacks. Alexei Saab, 45, from New Jersey, is standing trial after a nine-count indictment was unsealed against him in Manhattan in September 2019. He was initially arrested that July and underwent 11 sessions of …

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Iranian MP: We’ve Always Wanted to Build a Bomb

Iranwire- After a period of relative circumspection, some Iranian officials and political figure have again recently become more overt in their speculation about Tehran some day making a nuclear weapon. Ostensibly the fatwa by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei rules out this possibility, but it has also been pointed out that Khamenei could declare this null and void if he wanted to.   …

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