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Monthly Archives: January 2024

Yemen’s Houthis say fired missiles at US warship

Al-Arabia – Yemen’s Houthi militia fired “several” missiles at a US warship in the Red Sea, they said on Wednesday, hours after the US military reported shooting down a missile. “The naval forces of the Yemeni Armed Forces, with the help of God Almighty, fired several… naval missiles at the American destroyer USS Gravely in the Red Sea,” the Houthi statement …

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CIA Director Points Finger At Iran At Center Of Middle East Chaos

iranintl – The CIA director has pointed the finger at Tehran in an article addressing the Middle East’s most turbulent times in recent history as it teeters ever closer to war. “Key to Israel’s—and the region’s—security is dealing with Iran,” wrote William J. Burns in an article called Spycraft and Statecraft in Foreign Affairs. The US spy chief said the Hamas …

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Iran’s Guards Threaten Response To US If Attacked

iranintl – Iran will respond to any threat from the United States, Revolutionary Guards’ chief Hossein Salami said on Wednesday, as Washington weighs its response to the killing of American servicemen by Tehran-aligned militants. “We hear threats coming from American officials, we tell them that they have already tested us and we now know one another, no threat will be …

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How Were Potential Candidates For Leadership Sidelined In Iran?

iranintl – Discussions persist in Iran over the contentious ban imposed by regime hardliners preventing former President Hassan Rouhani from running in the March 1 elections. Rouhani’s disqualification is primarily attributed by local media to his perceived low performance during his presidency, the complete removal of the reformists from the political arena by the authoritarian camp, and the regime’s preference for minimal electoral participation. …

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Iran, Syria Prepare to Face Off at Asian Cup

Iranwire – After the elimination of both the Palestinian and Iraqi teams from the Round of 16 of the AFC Asian Cup, Syria stands as the last geopolitical ally of the Islamic Republic in the competition.  Syria’s football squad is set to play against Iran today in Qatar at 4pm London time. The Syrian team, led by Argentinian coach Hector …

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Tehran Warns of Strong Response to Any of Attack

Iranwire – The Iranian envoy to the United Nations has said that the Islamic Republic would give a strong response to any attack on its territory, as well as its interests or Iranian nationals outside its borders, official media reported. The IRNA news agency said Ambassador Amir Saeid Iravani issued the warning late on January 30 while responding to questions …

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Tehran Woman Jailed for Nearly a Year After Confrontation Over Dog Walk

Iranwire – The Tehran Revolutionary Court has handed down an 11-month prison sentence to a woman following an altercation with a religious vigilante while walking her dog, according to an activist news agency. Negin Chaparian, 34, was convicted of “spreading propaganda against the regime, provoking impurity and indecency, and outraging public decency,” HRANA reported on January 31. In August last …

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Prominent Tehran Bookstore Closed By Police Over Hijab Enforcement

RFL/RE – A prominent bookstore in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has been closed down for failing to enforce mandatory hijab rules for some of its female customers. The popular publishing house Saless was cited on January 30 for infractions by the Public Places Authority, which led to the immediate closure of its bookstore, according to the Saless Publication’s official Instagram account.The incident …

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Iran Wary of US Response After Deadly Attack on Troops

VOA – Iranian commentators warned Tuesday of a U.S. military retaliation after Washington pledged a “very consequential” response to troop deaths, but largely agreed that a full-blown war was not in the offing. U.S. President Joe Biden blamed “radical Iran-backed militant groups operating in Syria and Iraq” for Sunday’s drone strike on a remote Jordan desert base near Syria and …

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Sanctions will not stop Iran killing and kidnapping on UK soil, officials warned

theguardian – A journalist at the centre of an Iranian plot to kill two UK-based TV presenters has said sanctions won’t stop Iran from targeting people on UK soil. A journalist at the centre of an Iranian plot to kill two UK-based TV presenters has said sanctions won’t stop Iran from targeting people on UK soil. The UK and US governments sanctioned Iranian officials …

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