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Monthly Archives: February 2023

IRGC commander says Iran seeks to kill Trump, Pompeo, others as revenge for Soleimani

Al-Arabia – A top Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander said on Friday that Iran seeks to kill former senior US officials, including former President Donald Trump, for their involvement in the 2020 killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. “God willing, we will be able to kill Trump… [former secretary of state Mike] Pompeo, [former head of US Central Command …

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Claim They’ve Developed A Long-Range Cruise Missile

RFL/RE – Iran has developed a cruise missile with a range of 1,650 kilometers a top Revolutionary Guards commander said on February 24, in a move likely to raise Western concerns after Russia’s use of Iranian drones in the Ukraine war. Separately, Amirali Hajizadeh, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ aerospace force, also spoke of Iran’s often repeated …

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“They Shot Me, Sister:” The Women Victims Of Iran Protest Crackdown

Iranwire – It all started outside Tehran’s Kasra Hospital on September 16. A few days earlier, Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman from the western city of Saqqez, in Kurdistan province, went on a trip to the capital and never returned home. While she was walking toward Tabiat Bridge, she was detained by agents of Gasht-e Ershad, the morality police. Two …

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A Charter for Accountability and Justice In Iran

Iranwire – Five months after the start of the “Woman, Life, Freedom” protest movement calling for the overthrow of Iran’s clerical regime and demanding greater social and political freedoms, civil and political activists, and survivors of government massacres have come together to publish a Charter for Accountability and Justice. The signatories state that the aim of the “progressive and equalitarian” …

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Iran’s Top Sunni Cleric Says Islamic Republic’s Leadership Should Step Down

Iranwire – Iran’s most prominent Sunni cleric has called for the resignation of the country’s Shia leadership, as hundreds of anti-government protesters returned to the streets of the southeastern city of Zahedan after Friday prayers despite a heavy presence of security forces. The sermon of Zahedan’s Sunni Friday prayer leader, Molavi Abdolhamid, was not broadcast live on his Instagram account …

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Thanks to Obama’s ‘Nuclear Deal,’ Iran Now a Major Arms Exporter

gatestoneinstitute.org – In the next phase of Iran’s dangerous development, export and proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), it is attempting to set up drone assembly lines abroad, likely to expedite the process of weapons delivery to its allies. “Moscow and Tehran are moving ahead with plans to build a new factory in Russia that could make at least 6,000 …

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Ukraine war at year 1: Russia-Iran alignment threatens delicate Middle East balance

Al-Monitor – US officials say Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has given Iran a chance to hone its drone warfare skills while potentially expanding its proxies’ footprint in Syria, risking escalation with Israel. One year into Vladimir Putin’s ill-fated war against Ukraine, US officials have grown increasingly wary that a military partnership of convenience between Russia and Iran could evolve into strategic coordination …

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Netanyahu discusses military action on Iran with top Israeli officials: Report

Al-Arabia – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has held a number of secret meetings with senior Israeli military officials discussing plans for a possible strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, Israel’s Channel 12 reported this week. According to the report, Netanyahu met five times in recent weeks with top military officials including the defense minister, head of the Israel Defense Forces, …

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