Thursday , 16 September 2021

Social and Political

Ex-Intelligence Minister: Israeli Infiltration So Deep All Officials Should “Fear for Their Lives”

Iranwire – Israeli infiltration in Iran is so deep that all officials of the Islamic Republic ought to fear for their lives, former Intelligence Minister Ali Younesi has claimed. In an interview with Jamaran News, Younesi blamed the rivalry between parallel intelligence agencies for Mossad’s alleged gains inside Iran: “Instead of fighting against this infiltration, new and parallel organizations in the Ministry of Intelligence are …

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Pentagon Suggests Iran-backed Group Responsible for Rocket Attack in Syria

VOA – The Pentagon is suggesting that Monday’s rocket attack against U.S. forces in Syria was launched by Iranian-backed militia forces.  “We’re all working under the assumption that they (the rockets) were fired by Iran-backed militias or militia. We don’t have specific attribution,” Pentagon press secretary John Kirby told reporters Tuesday at the Pentagon.  About 34 rockets were fired on …

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Oil Industry Strikes Gain Support Across Iran, Raising Prospect of Confrontation with State

CHRI—The continuation of strikes in Iran’s critical oil and petrochemical facilities—not seen on this scale for more than four decades—and the massive show of support from workers in other sectors, may well be a turning point in the history of Iran’s labor protests. “The Islamic Republic’s response to peaceful public protest has been violent, lethal suppression, and the potential for deadly state …

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Oil Industry Workers Go on National Strike in Iran

CHRI – For the past week workers at refineries, petrochemical plants and power stations in Iran have been on a national strike, demanding payment of back wages, pay increases to reflect inflation and improvements in health and safety at the workplace. The depth and breadth of the strike has raised speculation that it has the potential to cripple the country, similar to …

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Iran says awaiting US decision on revived nuclear deal

Al-Monitor – Iranian government spokesperson Ali Rabiei said the Islamic Republic has now finalized its decision following six rounds of negotiations in Vienna over the revival of the Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “Our positions are absolutely clear to all the parties,” Rabiei declared at a virtual presser on June 29. According to him, Tehran is now …

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Manspreading Environment Chief Calls Reporters’ Criticism “BS”

Iranwire – Last week a rickety bus carrying environmental journalists on a tour of West Azerbaijan province, northwestern Iran, overturned after an apparent brake fault. Two young female reporters for ISNA and IRNA were killed instantly, and dozens of others were injured. In the aftermath of the tragedy, a video circulated on social media in which Zeinab Rahimi, a reporter for ISNA, spoke in …

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Man Arrested in Northern Iran for Presidential Election Boycott Call

Iranwire – A resident of the city of Amol in Mazandaran province has been arrested for calling on Instagram and Twitter for a boycott of the Iranian presidential election. Siavash Emami was arrested by intelligence agents on June 15, 2021 on the orders of the Revolutionary Court of Nur city. According to activists, he was charged with “conspiracy to act against …

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