Thursday , 29 September 2022

Social and Political

US slams Tehran for attacks in Iraq, vows to disrupt Iran’s destabilizing behavior

Al-Arabia – The US on Wednesday slammed Iran’s drone and ballistic missile attacks inside Iraq with the White House vowing to disrupt Tehran’s destabilizing behavior in the region. Calling attacks on Iraq’s Kurdistan region “an unjustified violation of Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity,” State Department Spokesman Ned Price also hit out at the Iranian government over its threats to carry out more …

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Former Iranian President’s Daughter Arrested For Supporting Protests Triggered By Death Of Woman In Custody Over Hijab

RFL/RE – Just days after expressing support for the protests in Iran, Faezeh Hashemi, the outspoken daughter of former President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was arrested in the Iranian capital on unknown charges.The hard-line Tasnim news agency, which is affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), reported on September 27 that Hashemi was arrested by security forces in east Tehran …

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13 Killed In Iraqi Kurdistan As Iran Escalates Attacks Amid Unrest At Home

RFL/RE – An Iranian bombing campaign targeted Iraq’s northern Kurdish region on September 28, killing least 13 people and wounding 58 others, Iraq’s state news agency said. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) fired on targets in Iraq’s northern Kurdish regional capital of Irbil and the eastern Iraqi city of Sulaymaniyah, the Iranian state news agency IRNA reported.The strikes took …

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His father was toppled in Iran’s 1979 revolution. His take on hijab protests

hindustantimes – Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Reza Pahlavi, whose father was toppled in the Islamic Revolution of 1979, called for greater preparation for a future Iranian system that is secular and democratic. Iran Anti-Hijab Protests: Reza Pahlavi, the son of the late Shah of Iran in Washington, DC.(AFP) Follow UsAFP | The son of the late shah hailed Iran’s mass protests as a …

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Former IRGC Commander: Forensics Report Says Mahsa Amini Died of Skull Injury

Iranwire – A former senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) released an audio file today saying that, according to his reliable sources in Iran’s Legal Medicine Organization, the cause of Mahsa Amini’s collapse and death was diagnosed as a “head injuries and concussion”. Mohammad Bagher Bakhtiar, an IRGC commander during Iran’s 1980-88 war with Iraq, posted an …

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IRGC Commander: 185 Basijis Injured in Suppressing Protests

Iranwire- The commander of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Mohammad Rasouloullah Brigade has announced that 185 Basij soldiers were injured during the “mission” to suppress protests in Tehran during the 12 days since nationwide demonstrations erupted after the murder of Mahsa Amini in morality police custody. A previous commander of Mohammad Rasouloullah Brigade, Hossein Hamedani, played a decisive role in …

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Abadan Journalists Call for End to Violence and Release of Colleagues

Iranwire – A group of journalists has released a joint statement calling for “an end to street crackdowns on vulnerable people” and condemning “violence” against defenseless citizens. The statement’s signatories also demanded the immediate and unconditional release of journalists who have reported on economic deprivation in Khuzestan, sparking protests on issues from water shortages to the Metropol building collapse. The …

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Azerbaijani Activists Express Solidarity with Iranian Protesters

VOA – A group of women’s rights activists in Azerbaijan staged a protest Tuesday in central Baku to express solidarity with demonstrators in Iran angered by the death of a young woman held by authorities for improperly wear a head scarf. The activists, gathered in front of the “Free Woman” statue in Baku, burned the effigy of Iranian leader Ali …

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Iran says enemies causing ‘sedition’ in the country with protests

Al-Monitor – At a cabinet meeting today, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi blamed “enemy” countries for provoking protests.  “The enemy’s efforts at sedition in the country is a result of the fear they have of the system’s power and progress,” Raisi said. The word “sedition” fell into popular use after the 2009 protests. Raisi is scheduled to speak again and address the country …

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards strike dissident sites in Iraq: Report

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Revolutionary Guards struck militant targets in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq with missiles and drones, the state news agency IRNA said on Wednesday. A senior member of Komala, an Iranian Kurdish opposition party, told Reuters that several of their offices were struck on Wednesday morning. He said there had been casualties and material damage but he …

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