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Khamenei’s High-Profile Hooligans Threaten the Critics

Iranwire – Figures close to of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic have been boasting about the Guardian Council’s mass disqualification of election candidates. Saeed Ghasemi, a pro-Khamenei extremist, has assured his supporters that nothing will happen as a consequence of the expulsions. He also told reformists and supporters of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to dare take to the streets. Meanwhile, Mehdi …

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UPDATED: Iranian Warship Thought to be Headed to Venezuela Left Port with 7 High-Speed Missile Boats Aboard – An Iranian Navy ship thought to be bound for Venezuela left its port in late April with seven high-speed missile-attack craft strapped to its deck, USNI News has learned. According to imagery provided to USNI News by Maxar, the Iranian Navy’s new forward-basing ship, IRINS Makran, was seen on April 28 after leaving its homeport with seven attack boats aboard. …

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Iranian Warship Sinks in Gulf of Oman

VOA – Iranian state media reported Wednesday the largest warship in the country’s navy caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Oman.  The reports said the support ship Kharg went down near the port of Jask, and that all of the crew members on board were safely evacuated.  There was no word on how the fire started.  The Kharg was one of Iran’s few ships capable of …

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Persecution of Iran’s religious minorities; a glimpse on May 2021 record

Iran-HRM – In May 2021, the persecution of Iran’s religious minorities continued; Members of religious minorities were sentenced to long prison terms on trumped-up charges and in some cases were summoned and detained. The clerical regime has particularly stepped-up pressure on the Baha’i community in Iran, making many arrests, handing down heavy sentences, and imprisoning others. Fourteen Baha’i citizens were sentenced to …

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Two pilots killed in Iranian fighter jet accident after ‘technical problem’: State TV

Al-Arabia – An Iranian fighter jet on Tuesday developed a “technical problem” that killed both of the aircraft’s pilots, state TV reported. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. The report said the incident happened in the country’s southwest, in the city of Dezful, 444 kilometers (270 miles) from the capital, Tehran …

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