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Monthly Archives: September 2023

Iranian Hardline Cleric Says Khamenei Should Not Be Accountable

iranintl – A hardliner cleric and a loyalist to Iran’s ruler Ali Khamenei has said that the Constitution does not requite the Assembly of Experts to oversee his performance. Firebrand Iranian cleric Ahmad Khatami, a member of the presidium of the Assembly of Experts, made this assertion during the assembly’s annual meeting. However, the Constitution’s Article 111 clearly grants the …

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Rising Oil Prices Can Substantially Boost Iran’s Revenues

iranintl – Amid rising oil prices, four OPEC+ sources said Friday that the organization is unlikely to tweak its current oil output policy when a panel meets next Wednesday. Ministers from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and allies led by Russia, known as OPEC+, are set to meet on October 4. The panel, called the Joint Ministerial …

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US Senators Urge Pentagon To Revoke Tabatabaei’s Clearance

iranintl – After revelations of an Iranian influence operation, over 30 US senators have called for the immediate revocation of a Pentagon official’s security clearance. The official in question is ArianeTabatabaei who serves as chief of staff for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations and Low Intensity Conflict, a senior position with top-secret security clearance. Earlier this week, Iran …

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Manuscripts of Javad Rouhi, Details of Brutal Torture for Forced Confessions

Iran-HRM – Javad Roohi’s handwritten notes reveal that he endured the most severe torture while in prison.Javad Roohi was a protester arrested during the 2022 protests in Nowshahr. He had been sentenced to three executions but was recently murdered in Nowshahr prison. His published manuscripts show that he endured severe beatings and torture, so much that the wound on his …

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Children Among Injured as Iranian Authorities Open Fire on Protests in Zahedan

CHRI – Update on September 30, 2023: Since yesterday, Iranian state security forces attempting to suppress anti-state protests in the city of Zahedan have injured at least 29 individuals—including eight children.In the provinces of Sistan and Baluchestan, specifically in the cities of Zahedan, Khash, and Mirjaveh, at least 51 individuals have been confirmed as arrested since last night, as reported by …

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Europe ups pressure on Iran for supplying Russia with drones in Ukraine

Al-Monitor — The European Union has broadened its scrutiny beyond Iranian individuals and companies involved in the production of reconnaissance and attack drones to encompass international companies and other nations indirectly supplying components for Iran’s drone fabrication. European security experts have told Al-Monitor that collaboration between Brussels and Washington on the issue has recently increased in a joint effort to block Iran’s …

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Iranian Security Forces Fire At Zahedan Protesters; At Least 19 Wounded

Iranwire – Iranian security forces fired tear gas, live rounds and pellets at protesters in the southeastern city of Zahedan, wounding at least 19 people, according to local reports. The shooting took place near Makki Mosque on the eve of the first anniversary of Zahedan’s Bloody Friday, a tragedy that claimed the lives of more than 100 people, according to …

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Republicans Demand Answers After Iranian Influence Ops Revealed

Iranwire – The fallout from an investigative report revealing an Iranian government influence operation in the United States continues, demanding answers from the administration. “I didn’t think the Biden admin’s appeasement of Iran could get worse. Today, I confronted them on allowing an Iranian spy to infiltrate and work at the Pentagon. They defended it. Unbelievable!” Sen. Joni Ernst wasn’t …

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Pentagon Looking Into Suspected Case Of Official With Iran Ties

iranintl – US Assistant Secretary of Defense Christopher Maier told a Congressional panel on Thursday that the Defense Department is looking into reports whether his chief of staff had contacts had covert contacts with Iran. Iran International published a report September 26, detailing information obtained from hundreds of emails by Iranian diplomats showing that three individuals close to US Special …

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Bloody Friday Anniversary: Zahedan’s Makki Mosque Under Siege

Iranwire – Heavily armed Iranian forces deployed across Zahedan ahead of the first anniversary of the Bloody Friday massacre, which claimed the lives of more than 100 people in the southeastern city.  The authorities, fearing a flare up in protests ahead of the September 30 anniversary, put Makki Mosque, the largest Sunni mosque in Iran, under siege, according to Haalvsh, …

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