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Monthly Archives: June 2024

Canada’s Designation of IRGC Receives Worldwide Praise

iranintl – Canada’s official designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization has garnered global praise from political figures both inside and outside Iran. After years of campaigning, Canada’s designation follows a series of plots uncovered in Canada where the IRGC is said to have both raised money and recruited agents. Michael Chong, Conservative Shadow Minister …

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IRGC’s Hidden Links to Iran’s Presidential Candidates

iranintl – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) spokesperson reiterated last week that the Revolutionary Guard would refrain from any involvement in the election process despite the close affiliations of most candidates with the organization. Ramezan Sharif emphasized that the IRGC would remain neutral and abstain from supporting or opposing any candidate but while the IRGC officially denies fielding candidates …

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Ex-Iranian Oil Official Says US Elections Aiding Oil Sales

iranintl – Mehdi Hosseini, Iran’s former Deputy Minister of Oil, said oil sales have become easier under the Biden administration as Washington tries to keep gas prices low while the US elections approach. Hosseini said, “The Americans want gas pump prices to be low and therefore allow Iran to increase its supply.” However, former foreign minister Javad Zarif said earlier …

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Iran, Taliban Discuss ‘Joint Actions’ Against Israel

iranintl – Iranian and Taliban officials have discussed potential “joint action” against Israel amid the war in Gaza and chances of a war between the Lebanese Hezbollah and Israel escalating. During a Monday phone call, Ali Bagheri Kani and Amir Khan Muttaqi, the respective Foreign Ministers of Iran and the Taliban, underscored the imperative of unified Islamic efforts to exert …

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IRGC Chief Says Tehran Has Been Able to Impose its Power

iranintl – Iran has been able “to impose” its power “on the enemy,” Hossein Salami, commander in chief of the Revolutionary Guard said in a public gathering with educators on Wednesday. Salami reiterated the official rhetoric that Islamic Republic’s enemies have been at work for 45 years to undermine and weaken “the revolution” using a wide variety of means and …

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Young Trader in Critical Condition After Being Shot by Iranian Forces

Iranwire – Iranian forces have shot and critically injured a young Kurdish trader, human rights sources reported.  Samran Mokhberi, a 25-year-old Kurdish trader from Sardasht in Iran’s West Azerbaijan province, remains in critical condition one week after being shot by members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to a report from the Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, the …

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Amnesty Slams Sweden’s Prisoner Swap Releasing Iranian Criminal

Iranwire – Amnesty International has strongly criticized the release of Hamid Nouri, a former Iranian prison official who was serving a life sentence in Sweden for war crimes and mass executions committed in the 1980s. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the human rights organization called Nouri’s release through a controversial prisoner swap with Sweden “shocking” and a “stunning blow” …

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Iran’s Students, Activists Urge Presidential Vote Boycott

Iranwire – A coalition of ten student organizations and activist groups has issued a joint statement calling for a boycott of the upcoming “ridiculous” presidential polls.  Labeling the vote a sham, they declared their true ballot is for the ongoing “revolution of Woman, Life, Freedom.” “A handful of people with a history of crimes against the people of Iran have …

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Lawyer Of Executed Iranian Protester Sentenced To 6 Years For ‘Propaganda Against The Regime’

RFL/RE – The Islamic Revolutionary Court of Karaj has sentencedAmirhossein Kouhkan, a defense lawyer for the family of Mohammad Mehdi Karami, who was executed during protests over the death of Mahsa Amini that rocked Iran in 2022, to six years in prison. Kouhkan faced several charges, according to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), including “assembly and collusion” and “propaganda against …

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Fire At Iranian Hospital Leaves At Least 9 Dead

RFL/RE – A devastating fire at the private Qaem hospital in Rasht, northern Iran, has resulted in the deaths of nine people, Iranian news agencies reported, including some patients in intensive care. Mohammad Taghi Ashoubi, head of Gilan University of Medical Sciences, confirmed that the death toll had risen to nine following the death of another victim from the fire, which started …

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