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Will the Latest Iran Protests Spark a Popular Uprising?

VOA – Days of protests against Iranian leaders over the accidental downing of a Ukrainian airliner appear to indicate public anger has been redirected away from America’s targeted killing of a top Iranian general.  But foreign policy analysts say it is too early to tell if this is the beginning of a broader popular movement. “My expectation is that the …

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Students Assaulted, Arrested in State Crackdown on University Protests

CHRI – Protesters were physically attacked and arrested at universities in Tehran and other Iranian cities on January 14, 2019, the fourth consecutive day of protests that had erupted in the country after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) admitted to accidentally downing a Ukrainian passenger plane. “The front entrance of the University of Tehran was full of security agents,” one eyewitness who requested anonymity …

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US Ambassador states he is monitoring the treatment of Gonabadi Sufis after on the passing of Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh

Shabtannews -– Ambassador Sam Brownback , the US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom , stated in a Twitter message that he is watching the the treatment of Gonabadi Sufi’s by the Iranian regime, after the recent passing of the Sufi’s spiritual leader, Dr Noor Ali Tabandeh. Tweets by IRF_Ambassador Tweets by IRF_Ambassador Tweets by USAdarFarsi

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Mnuchin Says US Expects U.N. Sanctions On Iran To ‘Snap Back Into Place’

Radiofarda – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday the United States believes international sanctions on Iran will be swiftly reimposed now that France, Britain and Germany have formally triggered a mechanism to help enforce Iran’s nuclear agreement. European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell on Tuesday announced that Germany, France and the UK have launched action under the Iran nuclear …

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‘Leave Mideast!’ Rouhani Tells Europe After EU-3 Resort To Trigger Mechanism

Radiofarda – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has once again sent mixed messages to the West, reiterating that the reductions in Tehran’s obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal are reversible but indirectly threatening Europe. Rouhani on January 15 called on Western forces to leave the Middle East and warned that “the Middle East could become unsafe for European soldiers in the …

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