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Hardliners Set to Tighten Grip in Iran Vote as Frustration Mounts

VOA — Iran elects a new parliament on Friday in a vote that will test the popularity of the country’s hardline clerical rulers, with mounting public dissent over economic woes and restrictions on political and social freedoms set to keep many Iranians at home. With heavyweight moderates and conservatives staying out of the race and reformists calling it an “unfree …

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Iran ‘biggest state sponsor of terrorism,’ John Bolton says as proxies battle Israel

Al-Arabia – The former US ambassador to the United Nations told Al Arabiya English that Iran is the “world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism,” as Tehran-backed Palestinian, Lebanese and Yemeni armed groups continue to engage with Israel in a months-long conflict that erupted after the October 7 attack. John Bolton, who was the National Security Advisor under Donald Trump and also served …

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Just 1 In 3 Iranians Set To Vote In Election Poll Reveals

iranintl – Voter turnout in Iran’s upcoming parliamentary elections is set to hit a new record low of just 34 percent, a telephone poll conducted from abroad has revealed. The projection is 9% down on the last elections four years ago, already the lowest turnout at the time, and comes ahead of voting on Friday. In a significant finding revealing …

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US Senators Urge Biden To Enforce Iran Sanctions During Hearing

iranintl – The US Senate committee on foreign relations heard Wednesday that the only way to stop Iran’s malign activities is to enforce crippling sanctions already imposed on its ruling regime. “We have to enforce our sanctions, particularly on the energy sector,” said Senator Ben Cardin (D-M), chairman of the influential committee. “And I think there is going to be …

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Iran Prepares For More Sanctions, IRGC Listing: Leaked Document

iranintl – A hacked document from the Iranian parliament reveals Tehran anticipated heightened global pressure post-Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel, including wider terrorist designation for the IRGC. The document is a strategic report by the parliament’s monitoring department titled the Outlook on Regional Developments After the Gaza War, providing a rare glimpse into the Iranian regime’s own thinking on …

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