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Monthly Archives: March 2024

Iran’s Currency Hits Record Low

VOA – Iran’s currency fell to a record low on Sunday, plunging to 613,500 to the dollar, as its people celebrated the Persian New Year. On Sunday, people were trying to exchange rials for foreign currency at Tehran’s main hub of exchange shops in Ferdowsi Street, but most were closed due to the Nowruz holidays, which are run from March …

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Gaza: Razzia as Political Warfare

gatestoneinstitute.org – British and European Union leaders say the time has come to formally accept the creation of a Palestinian state. Meanwhile, Major-General Ismail Qaani, chief of the Quds Force of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, promises to “rebuild Gaza stronger than before as an advance post against world Zionism.” Claiming to be a “freedom fighter” shouldn’t mean a …

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Ali Khamenei’s Challenging Year

iranintl – The past year was a tough one for all Iranians: 44% official inflation rate, tens of millions living in poverty, quadrupling of executions in just four years, and alarming levels of unemployment. Adding to the nation’s woes in the Iranian year that ended on March 20, the emigration of nurses and specialist doctors, leaving critical positions unfilled, coupled …

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Iran Alerted US Before Soleimani Revenge Strike, Zarif Affirms

iranintl – Iran’s former foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has confirmed that Tehran informed the US before launching missiles at an Iraqi base housing American forces in January 2020. The ballistic missile attack came as retaliation days after the United States killed IRGC’s Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike in Baghdad. Zarif also claims that he and …

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US State Department’s Instagram Post Sparks Outrage Among Iranians

iranintl – Iranian social media users expressed their fury following the US State Department’s Farsi-language Instagram page’s decision to feature a photo of Faezeh Hashemi Rafsanjani as part of its Women’s History Month tributes. Hashemi Rafsanjani is a former Iranian MP turned activist – who was most recently arrested amid the Women, Life, Freedom protests in 2022, after she expressed …

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US Says It Struck 3 Houthi Underground Storage Sites in Yemen

VOA – The U.S. military said Friday it had struck three underground storage facilities used by Yemen’s Houthis, as the Iran-backed rebels continue to launch attacks on shipping in the Red Sea. U.S. forces “conducted self-defense strikes against three Houthi underground storage facilities in Iranian-backed Houthi terrorist-controlled areas of Yemen,” Central Command (CENTCOM) said in a statement. It said U.S. …

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Iran Among Countries Facing High Water Scarcity

VOA – The United Nations said in its yearly report on water access that the world is “facing a water crisis” and listed Iran as one of the countries experiencing “extremely high water stress.” The U.N. World Water Development Report issued this week ahead of World Water Day, observed Friday, said that in the two decades ending in 2021, droughts …

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Biden Administration’s Jitterbug with Iran’s Regime

gatestoneinstitute.org – The recent decision to shower Iran, the “leading state sponsor of global terrorism,” with yet another $10 billion in sanctions waivers, “freeing up $10 billion elsewhere to spend on terrorism, missiles, nuclear weapons and the repression of Iranian women,” defies logic and morality. Despite galactic evidence of Iran’s atrocities — such as, since October 2023, more than 165 …

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Iran’s Militant ‘Proxies’: Allies, Collaborators Or Mercenaries?

iranintl – Iran’s regime dubs its regional armed groups “resistance forces,” while opponents label them mercenaries. Many ordinary Iranians view them as terrorists who exploit their country’s resources. However, the term “proxies” employed by Western media and think tanks fails to accurately depict the diverse relationships these forces maintain with the regime. No section of Iranian society refers to them …

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After Iran-Backed Synagogue Plot, Calls To Close Tehran’s Embassy

iranintl – Following a German court’s ruling attributing Iran’s regime to a foiled 2022 terrorist plot targeting a synagogue in Bochum, many have urged Berlin to close Tehran’s embassy and designate the IRGC as a terrorist entity. The Islamic Republic of Iran has launched numerous terrorist attacks since the 1979 Islamic revolution within the territory of Germany, including the infamous 1992 …

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