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The Takeaway: Iran’s protesters adjust to regime crackdown

Al-Monitor – Iranian protesters are beginning to shift tactics to adapt to a sweeping campaign of arrests and a near-total internet shutdown aimed at stifling their message.  For a firsthand account of anti-government protests that have raged for nearly two weeks, The Takeaway reached out to an Al-Monitor correspondent in Tehran, who says “life is hanging in the balance” amid the …

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Iranwire Exclusive: IRGC Commanders’ Families Placed in Tehran ‘Safe House’

Iranwire – Commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have moved their families to a “safe place” in Tehran, IranWire understands. A relative of one of those placed under protection told IranWire that relatives had been placed in the Oil Company Guest House, which is under round-the-clock protection. The families, they said, had also been promised they will be …

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Educators’ Union Calls on Iranian Teachers and Students to Go on Strike

Iranwire – In the first open call of its kind issued since protests began in Iran this month, the Coordinating Council of Teachers’ Cultural Associations has invited both educators and students to go on strike this Monday and Wednesday. Demonstrations continued on Sunday for a tenth night after Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old killed by the morality patrol in Tehran, died …

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As US awaits Iran deal response, new Vienna round unlikely

Al-Monitor – A deal is taking shape that would revive the landmark Iranian nuclear agreement, but US and Iranian negotiators are unlikely to return to Vienna to hash out their remaining differences, a European Union source told Al-Monitor.    Asked whether further talks could be held to bridge the gaps between the two sides, an EU source said “there will be …

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Islamic Jihad looks to Hezbollah after disastrous Gaza war

Al-Monitor – As both Washington and Tehran inch toward a return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal, the spotlight will soon turn to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to resolve an investigation into Iran’s past nuclear weapons research. Iran’s position on the investigation is “nothing to see here” and Tehran wants the file …

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Survey: Half of Iranian Youth Would Leave Given the Chance

Iranwire – Almost half of Iranian young people who took part in a recent survey said they would leave the country if given the opportunity, and most Iranians said young people did not see prosperity in their own futures. The telephone survey by Washington-based Stasis Consulting took in the views of 1,246 residents aged 18 and above between July 26 and 29. …

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Iran’s long shadow from Vienna to Baghdad and beyond

Al-Monitor – The parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are meeting in Vienna for the first time in nearly six months, giving new life to the frequently-declared-dead Iran nuclear deal.  The meeting follows EU Policy Chief Josep Borrell’s last chance (more or less) consensus paper, which has been studied by both Washington and Tehran ahead of the Vienna meetings.  …

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Iran Arrests 10 Alleged Islamic State Militants On Suspicion Of Plotting Attacks On Religious Processions

RFL/RE – Iran says it has arrested 10 militants affiliated with the extremist Islamic State (IS) group who were planning to carry out attacks on religious processions during the Islamic month of Muharram, which started on July 30. In a statement on August 4, Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence identified the people arrested as “Takfiri-Zionist terrorists” and accused Israel of hiring …

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Hijab Confrontation Lands Iranian Woman In Police Custody

rferl.org – A woman has been arrested after a video of her arguing with another woman who was enforcing rules on wearing a head scarf on a bus in Tehran went viral. The woman, identified as Sepideh Rashno, a 28-year-old writer and artist, was confronted by a woman who warned her she would send video to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards …

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