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Iran closes consulates in Turkey after ambassador killing

Al-Arabia – Iran closed all of its consulates across Turkey on Tuesday, the Iranian embassy in Ankara said, following the killing of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov by a gunman at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara. “All consular services in Iranian consulates in Istanbul, Trabzon and Erzurum will be closed on Tuesday, December 20. We urge all …

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Iran officer killed in car bomb on Pakistan border

Al-Arabia – An IRGC officer was killed and another wounded in car bomb following clashes with Baloch insurgents near the border with Pakistan, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps announced (IRGC). In a statement, IRGC stated that the car bomb was detonated remotely whilst the soldiers were returning from pursuing Balochi armed insurgents in the Saravan region, East Baluchistan. The militants …

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8 Political Prisoners on Hunger Strike in 3 Different Prisons

HRANA News Agency – Eight political prisoners in Evin prison of Tehran, Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj and central prison of Tabriz have gone on hunger strike. Their condition is reported critical. Vahid Sayadi Nasir, Arash Sadeghi, Ali Shariati and Amir (Ali) Amirgholi all in Evin Prison and Morteza Moradpour in Central Prison of Tabriz. And also Foad Rezazadeh has gone …

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The remilitarization of Iran’s Basij

Al-monitor – At the Dec. 11 ceremony to introduce Gholamhossein Gheybparvar as the new head of Iran’s paramilitary Basij, Gen. Mohammad Shirazi, the head of military affairs at the Office of the Supreme Leader, recounted that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei realized that a number of “ill-tempered” individuals were angry with Gheybparvar when he visited the southern city of Shiraz. In Shirazi’s …

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Iranian conservatives unveil candidates ahead of 2017 presidential vote

Al-monitor – As Iran approaches its May 29 presidential election, conservatives are striving to reach a consensus over a single candidate. However, it looks like they have a very long and difficult road ahead in achieving this objective as various conservative parties have been unveiling their preferred candidates. AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi On Dec. 16, Mostafa Mirsalim, the former minister of …

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