Thursday , 22 February 2024

Monthly Archives: June 2023

The Biden Administration’s Secret Capitulation to Iran’s Regime

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org – The Biden administration also reportedly wants to pump $17 billion dollars into the Iranian regime’s treasury. These benefits will not only enable the mullahs’ to finalize their nuclear weapons program, but also to send more arms to Russia to attack Ukraine, as well as to further enable the regime’s ruthless expansion throughout the Middle East — in Iraq, …

Read More »

Saudi Foreign Minister Arrives in Tehran Amid Rapprochement: Iran TV

VOA – Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan arrived in Iran Saturday amid a rapprochement between the two Middle East arch, Iranian state TV said. Iran and Saudi Arabia agreed in March, in a deal brokered by China, to end a diplomatic rift and reestablish relations following years of hostility that had endangered regional stability including in Yemen, …

Read More »

Prominent Sunni Cleric Urges Respect for Rights of Women, Baha’i Adherents

VOA – A prominent Sunni Muslim cleric in Iran called Friday for improved women’s rights. Leading Friday prayers in Zahedan, regional capital of Iran’s restive southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan, prominent Muslim imam Abdolhamid Ismaeelzahi praised the “significant historical role” of Iranian women, calling them “heroes of numerous accomplishments” whose voices government leaders should heed. Long known for his …

Read More »

Iran: Further information: Grave execution risk for youth with disability: Mohammad Ghobadlou

Amnesty – Mohammad Ghobadlou is at grave risk of execution in connection with Iran’s nationwide protests amid a spike in executions since late April. Mohammad Ghobadlou received two death sentences after grossly unfair sham trials marred by torture-tainted “confessions” and failure to order rigorous mental health assessments despite his mental disability. In late May 2023, his lawyer revealed that the …

Read More »

In new purge, Iran expels independent, Reformist professors

Al-Monitor — The hard-line government of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has in recent months initiated an academic purge that has resulted in the expulsion of Reformists and independent professors from universities. It’s a move that is reminiscent of the policy of former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad following the 2009 disputed presidential elections. The new wave of purges gained momentum following widespread protests that …

Read More »

Why is Britain dragging its feet when it comes to banning the IRGC?

thejc – Back in the first week of January, the hot Whitehall gossip was that the government was about to proscribe Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation. It looked like a logical, inevitable step: after all, Ken McCallum, the head of MI5, had recently disclosed that ten IRGC plots to murder people on British soil had …

Read More »

U.S., Iran In Talks To Cool Tensions With A Mutual ‘Understanding’

RFL/RE – The United States is holding talks with Iran to sketch out steps that could limit the Iranian nuclear program, ensure the release of some detained U.S. citizens, and unfreeze some Iranian assets abroad, Iranian and Western officials said. These steps would be cast as an “understanding” rather than an agreement requiring review by the U.S. Congress, where many …

Read More »

Group Says Iranian Students ‘Severely’ Beaten During Protest Over Dress Code

RFL/RE – The Iranian Student Guild Councils says several students protesting against the dress code at Tehran’s Art University were beaten by school security agents, leaving some in “critical” condition. The students had been staging a sit-in at the university early in the morning on June 15 to protest against the mandatory hijab policy at the National Garden campus of the …

Read More »

Cameras and AI: Islamic Republic’s High Tech Plans to Enforce Hijab

Iranwire – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has endorsed increasing the number of surveillance cameras used to identify women who defy mandatory hijab rules, choosing not to wear the headscarf in public, the Islamic Republic’s police commander said on Thursday.  The move comes amid escalating pressure from the Islamic Republic to enforce mandatory hijab and to use artificial intelligence to identify …

Read More »

Tehran Parched by Water Shortages and Management Failures

Iranwire – Tehran, Iran’s bustling capital and home to almost 9 million people, is grappling with a severe water shortage leaving its citizens in distress and even a bit parched. Summer temperatures in the city are already exceeding 30 degrees celsius and reports are spreading through social media channel of the hardships being endured. Images and videos circulating online show …

Read More »
0