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Monthly Archives: February 2023

Iran, US In Indirect Talks On Possible Prisoner Swap

Iranwire – An Iranian news outlet affiliated with the Supreme National Security Council has confirmed a US media report that indirect negotiations under way between the United States and Iran on a possible prisoner swap. “With Washington’s request and Tehran’s agreement, indirect and productive negotiations have been conducted, but the finalization of the negotiated agreements requires their honesty and non-politicization,” …

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Is Biden A ‘Manchurian President,’ Facilitating Nuclear Cooperation between Iran’s Mullahs and Russia?

gatestoneinstitute.org – The US Congress urgently needs to pass legislation introduced by the Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that will “prohibit the Biden administration from waiving Congressional sanctions that prohibit cooperation on Iran’s nuclear program.” It is stunning that the Biden Administration is offering Iran’s mullahs sanction waivers for their nuclear program while the Iranian regime is openly getting closer to …

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US Military: Iranian drone hit Israeli-owned tanker in Arabian Sea

Al-Monitor – At least one Iranian drone targeted an Israeli-linked commercial shipping tanker in the Arabian Sea on Feb. 10, causing minor damage, a US military official familiar with the incident confirmed to Al-Monitor on Friday. The official said the United States believes Iran was behind the attack due to the drone’s point of origin and tracking data, but did not specify …

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Iran is ‘common enemy’ of Ukraine and Israel, Zelenskyy tells Israeli FM

Al-Arabia – Iran is the “common enemy” of Ukraine and Israel, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said during a meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen in Kyiv on Thursday, according to Israeli media. “We talked about deepening cooperation with Ukraine in the face of the Iranian threat in the international arena,” the Jerusalem Post quoted Cohen as telling Israeli reporters in …

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Iran’s Top Sunni Cleric Says “Majority’s Opinion Should Be Respected”

Iranwire – Iran’s most prominent Sunni cleric has reiterated his call for a referendum to determine under which political system Iranians want to live. Molavi Abdolhamid, the Friday prayer leader of Zahedan, issued the call in his sermon on February 17, as anti-government protesters defied increased security measures to return to the streets of the southeastern restive city. Large crowds …

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UK: 15 Plots To Kill, Kidnap Came Out Of Iran Over Past Three Years

Iranwire – Since January 2020, Iran has made at least 15 attempts to kidnap or kill British nationals or individuals based in the United Kingdom considered by the Islamic Republic as a threat, the head of Britain’s counter-terrorism police says. Speaking at a briefing on February 16, Assistant Commissioner Matt Jukes said his officers were facing “unprecedented” threats from hostile states …

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Six Iranians Handed Death Penalty Over 2018 Killing Of Security Forces

Iranwire – An Iranian court has sentenced six men to death and six others to a total of 70 years in prison for their alleged involvement in the 2018 killing of four members of the security forces in the southern province of Khuzestan, activists say. The Norway-based Iran Human Rights Organization reported that the Ahvaz Revolutionary Court handed capital punishment …

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Recently Released Iranian Prisoners Predict “Day Of Freedom Is Near”

Iranwire – Five women political prisoners who have recently been released from Iranian prisons have said that their liberation was a result of the ongoing uprising of the “freedom-loving and brave” Iranians against government “oppression.” In a statement titled “Day of Freedom is Near” and received by IranWire on February 16, Alieh Matlabzadeh, Raha Asgarizadeh, Noushin Jafari, Maliheh Jafari and …

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Iranian Currency Falls To Record Low Amid Sanctions, Protests

Iranwire – The Iranian currency has hit a record low against the U.S. dollar amid the country’s increasing isolation, a worsening economic situation triggered by years of sanctions and political instability sparked by the ongoing nationwide protests. On February 16, the dollar went past the 475,000-rial mark for the first time on the open market. The currency lost more than …

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Protests Erupt Overnight in Iran

VOA – Videos posted on social media purport to show protesters marching in several cities in Iran on Friday. The videos, which could not be independently verified, purport to show protests in Iran’s capital, Tehran, and in the cities of Arak, Isfahan, the group Human Rights Activists in Iran said. The demonstrations would mark 40 days since Iran executed two …

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