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Monthly Archives: April 2024

Airstrike Against Iraqi Group Aims To Stop Iran’s Proxies

iranintl – Responding to overnight attacks on the positions of an Iran-backed group in Iraq, an analyst told Iran International that Israel is trying to stop Tehran’s proxies from joining the conflict. “Iran’s proxy forces can retaliate to the recent strike on [airbase in] Esfahan and Israel wants to prevent that from happening,” said Masoud Alfak, adding that “Israel now sees …

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Iran Govt’s Deadly Crackdown On Cross-Border Porters Persists

iranintl – The dangers facing Iranian cross-border porters, known as Kolbars, have intensified with numerous reports of fatalities and injuries at the hands of Iranian border guards. “In the past four weeks, five kolbars have been killed by Iranian border guards in the border areas of Nowsud, Kermanshah Province, and Baneh, Kurdistan Province. Another five kolbars have died from frostbite, …

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US Signs Deals To Free Iraq From Iranian Energy

iranintl – US and Iraqi companies have signed two deals, seemingly aiming to make the country independent from Iranian gas and electricity imports that provide billions of dollars to Tehran. The deals are meant to capture Iraqi associated gas from oilfields, currently being flared due to lack of gas collecting equipment. The US State Department released a joint statement after sealing the …

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Iranian Nobel Laureate Fears Israel Confrontation Prelude To Tighter Domestic Crackdown

RFL/RE – Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi said she fears Iran could use the confrontation with Israel as a pretext to intensify its domestic crackdown on dissent. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Farda, Ebadi, 76, said Iran’s clerical establishment has previously used military confrontations and conflicts to justify “its war against the Iranian people.” Ebadi referred to the …

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Paris Police Detain Man Following Threats at Iran’s Consulate

Iranwire – French authorities detained a man on Friday who threatened to detonate himself at Iran’s consulate in Paris.  According to a police source speaking to Reuters, the man was spotted entering the consulate around 11 a.m. (0900 GMT) carrying what seemed to be a grenade and an explosive vest. As a precaution, the police cordoned off the area. The …

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Iran Warns of Nuclear Policy Shift if Israel Threatens Atomic Sites

Iranwire – A senior official of the Islamic Republic has warned that Iran could “review” its nuclear doctrine if attacked by Israel. “A review of our nuclear doctrine and politics, as well as considerations previously communicated, is entirely possible,” said Ahmad Haghtalab, the IRGC commander in charge of nuclear security, on Thursday. “If the Zionist regime takes action against our …

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7 Women Held for Sharing Modeling Content on Social Media

Iranwire – Authorities in Bushehr Province have detained seven women for their involvement in sharing social media content related to modeling.  According to the Rokna news agency, their Instagram posts have been removed, and their electronic devices confiscated. These arrests took place under the banner of a police initiative dubbed “Nour,” according to the police commander of Bushehr province.  The …

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Sister of Slain Protester Arrested for Hijab Violation in Iran

Iranwire – A young Iranian girl whose sister lost her life during the 2022 nationwide protests has been arrested for not wearing a headscarf.  Nasrin Shakarami, the mother of Nika Shakarami, whose name became widely known during the Woman, Life, Freedom protests, said that her other daughter, Aida, had been detained. Shakarami said, “My daughter Aida was arrested by Tehran’s morality …

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Middle East enters new era with Israel strikes on Iran

VOA – After years of high-level US pressure on its ally to show restraint, Israel’s purported attack on Iran takes the region and Western-led diplomacy into uncharted territory. Iran and Israel have long waged a shadow war, marked by assassinations of Tehran’s nuclear scientists and attacks on Israel by the clerical state’s allies in the Arab world such as Lebanon’s …

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Khamenei steps up pressure to enforce ‘Islamic standards’ across Iran

VOA – Over last weekend, as Iran began its air assault against Israel, at home it announced new enforcement of the mandatory wearing of the hijab. The initiative is called the Nour (Light) Plan. The crackdown followed a statement by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who said that ignoring the hijab was a red line that should not be crossed. By …

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