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General Admits Soleimani’s Role In Syria’s Civil War Long Before Jihadists Emerged

The Syrian Defense Minister has implicitly admitted that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s military was closely involved in stopping the uprising against the Assad regime, long before the emergence of jihadists fronts such as ISIS and al-Nusra. A video circulated on social media shows Syrian Minister of Defense, General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, paying homage to the Chief Commander of the …

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Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N.

Reuters – Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West. The 1968 NPT has been the foundation of global nuclear arms control since the Cold War, including a 2015 …

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Two killed by live fire, tear gas in Baghdad protests

AL-Arabia – The Iraqi National Security Council authorized security forces to arrest those who blocked roads durig the protests, according to Al Arabiya sources. Meanwhile, the Baghdad Operations Command confirmed its full commitment to the outgoing Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi’s directions in protecting peaceful demonstrators and securing the main demonstration square in Baghdad, Tahrir Square, and surrounding areas, the …

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US Envoy In Germany Warns Iran Over Call To ‘Chop British Ambassador Into Pieces’

Radiofarda – The United States Ambassador to Germany warned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif on Wednesday about a threat made against the British ambassador in Tehran. The United States envoy, Richard Grenell, in a tweet reacted strongly to an Iranian cleric’s threats against the British ambassador and said this should be “loudly and widely condemned in the United States, throughout …

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Iran Security Forces Prevent Continuation Of Student Protests In Tehran

Radiofarda – Iranian social media users on Wednesday reported that warning issued by intelligence and security forces and heavy riot police presence on the streets has forced students to call off planned rallies in Tehran on the fifth day of protests in the country. Since early afternoon social media users posted pictures and videos of large groups of security forces …

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Exiled Prince Says Negotiations With Islamic Republic Must End

Radiofarda – Iran’s exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi, a prominent opposition figure, has called for maximum pressure on the Islamic Republic and maximum support for Iranians demanding change in their country. Speaking at Hudson Institute in Washington D.C., the exiled Prince insisted that the behavior of the Islamic Republic authorities would never change. He also emphasized that negotiation with Tehran without …

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No aid reaching victims as floods ravage southeast Iran

Iran-HRM – Unprecedented floods have claimed at least four lives and caused severe damages to cities and villages since early January in the impoverished province of Sistan and Baluchestan in south east Iran. The floods have affected 500 villages and 14 towns in the province alone and 20,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Director General of Sistan and Baluchestan …

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Iran’s Chief Justice Warns Protesters as Protests Spread Across the Country

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities warned protesters not to stage further protests, as  major street demonstrations continue over the shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger airliner. Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s Chief Justice, issued a warning to protesters on Monday, saying “the agents of America and agents of foreign countries” want to use anger over Flight 752 to “compromise” Iran’s security. The protests broke out after …

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Judiciary Official says 30 Protesters Arrested Amid Protests after Ukrainian Plane Crash

Iran-HRM – A judiciary official announced that 30 people were arrested during the vigils and protests over the Iranian military’s shooting down of a Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 people on board.During a news conference today the judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili announced that 30 people have been arrested so far during the recent protests, Iranian judiciary’s Mizan news agency reported. …

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Iran Plane Crash Political Fallout: Protesters Face Deadly Force

CHRI – Hundreds of protesters and bystanders were killed in Iran last November when armed forces waged a violent crackdown on widespread demonstrations. Yet Iranians continued to risk their lives at demonstrations in January 2020 after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps admitted “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian passenger plane. Iran Plane Crash Political Fallout: Protesters Face Deadly Force CHRI – Hundreds of …

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