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US Contractor Killed at Syria Base; US Retaliates Against Iran IRGC Facilities

VOA — The U.S. military says it has carried out multiple “precision” airstrikes against targets in eastern Syria in response to a drone attack Thursday that killed a U.S. contractor. The Pentagon said the contractor was killed Thursday at a coalition base in northeast Syria in a strike by a one-way attack drone that the intelligence community assessed was “of Iranian …

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Journalists Denied Release from Prison Amid Supreme Leader’s “Pardon” PR Ploy

CHRI – More than a month has passed since the Iranian government issued a “pardon” for an unverified number of prisoners and detainees following the arrests of tens of thousands of people across the country amid anti-state protests that began in September 2022. As CHRI has noted, the announced pardons and sentence reductions are a political ploy aimed at covering …

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Setback for Iran as US court orders $1.68 billion payout for 1983 Beirut bombing

Al-Monitor – A US judge ordered Iran on Wednesday to pay nearly $1.7 billion to the families of US soldiers killed in the 1983 Beirut bombing. The ruling may be appealed, but the order constitutes a legal setback for the Iranian government and could further damage US-Iran relations.  Background: Reuters reported that judge Loretta Preska in the US District Court in the Southern …

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Top US general says ‘multiple options’ ready if Iran develops nuclear weapon

Al-Monitor —The US military has “multiple options” if Iran decides to develop a nuclear weapon, the Pentagon’s top general told lawmakers Thursday.  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told a House Appropriations Committee hearing that Iran could produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon in less than two weeks, after which it would take several more …

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New Film “Rise” Pays Tribute To Iranian Protesters’ “Bravery”

Iranwire – As Iranians were celebrating Nowruz, the Persian New Year, a short film paying tribute to the women-led protest movement in Iran premiered in London this week, followed by a global launch on the social media channels of advocacy group Evoca Foundation. The film “Rise” is the story of a teenage girl resisting the morality police after she is …

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