Sunday , 21 July 2024

Social and Political

US-based Institute hosted unpublicized event with pro-Tehran theorists

iranintl – The Utah-based Baskerville Institute, has sparked controversy by hosting a secretive conference in Tbilisi, Georgia, attended by Iranian supporters of sanctioned terrorist Qasem Soleimani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. This association with proponents of the Islamic Republic has drawn sharp criticism from Iranian-American human rights activists, who argue it betrays Baskerville’s legacy of championing democratic ideals. The Institute …

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Khamenei man praises attack on Israel amid talk of ‘new foreign policy’

iranintl – The top military advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader praised him as the mastermind behind the April 13 air attack on Israel, while Tehran tries to convince the world that the president-elect will bring a new foreign policy approach. “The Supreme Leader decided on this operation that was unprecedented in the 78-year history of the Zionist regime. No leader …

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Armed attack in southern Iran kills Sufi Sheikh and two followers

iranintl – An armed attack on a Sufi Sheikh resulted in the deaths of two followers, with the Sheikh succumbing to his injuries on Thursday, according to Kurdish human rights sources. The attack occurred at the Sufi lodge of Sheikh Azad in Saqqez on Wednesday night, resulting in the deaths of two men identified only by their first names, Peyman …

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Imprisoned Iranian politician blames Khamenei for nation’s crises

iranintl – In a letter from Tehran’s Evin Prison, jailed ‘reformist’ Mostafa Tajzadeh who had shunned the recent Iranian presidential elections, blamed the nation’s economic and other crises on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s policies. In the letter titled “Why Didn’t I Vote but Kept Silent?” published on Tajzadeh’s social media channels Wednesday, he provided a detailed analysis of why he …

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A look at threats against Trump by Iranian officials

iranintl – Iran’s acting foreign minister categorically rejected the idea that his country could have had a plan to assassinate Donald Trump, contradicting several statements by high-ranking officials who have threatened the former US president in the past few years. In an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Iranian foreign minister Ali Bagheri-Kani confirmed Iran’s will to “bring to justice” those …

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US privately warned Iran over moving towards nuclear weapons

iranintl – The Biden administration warned Iran privately over the country’s nuclear program last month, after the US and Israel detected suspicious activities by Iranian scientists “under an academic umbrella” that could be relevant to the production of weapons. In an exclusive report Wednesday, Axios quoted three American and Israeli officials who said their intelligence communities have been trying to …

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Iran rejects accusations implicating it in plot to kill Trump

voanews – Iran on Wednesday rejected what it called “malicious” accusations by U.S. media implicating it in a plot to kill former U.S. president Donald Trump. CNN reported Tuesday that U.S. authorities received intelligence from a “human source” weeks ago on an alleged Iranian plot against the former president, prompting his protection to be boosted. Other U.S. outlets also reported …

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Election reactions from Tehran: Few care, fewer hope

iranintl – Iran’s 2024 presidential election — held almost a year early, after President Ebrahim Raisi died in a helicopter crash in May — gave rise to a President that few had heard of a few weeks before. Outside of Iran, many observers are trying to explain the political landscape or searching for signs of change for the country with …

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After Iran’s election some ultraconservatives come under pressure

iranintl – Some hardliner candidates from Iran’s recent presidential election, along with a key commentator who aided their parliamentary victory, are facing pressure from fellow conservatives to exit the political scene. The main reason for the pressures is yet to be known, although those who exert these pressures have offered enough arguments to back their initiative. Presidential candidate Alireza Zakani, …

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Iran’s acting Foreign Minister champions Pezeshkian’s ‘new’ foreign policy at UN

Iranintl – Iran’s Acting Foreign Minister, Ali Bagheri-Kani, has lauded the purported new foreign policy direction under President-elect Masoud Pezeshkian, while steadfastly defending Tehran’s support for regional proxy groups. In a statement addressing Tuesday’s United Nations Security Council meeting in New York, Bagheri-Kani stated, “His Excellency, Dr. Pezeshkian, the elected President, has recently outlined his primary foreign policy strategy, which …

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