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IS Propaganda Increasingly Targeting Iran And Its Sunni

RFL/RE – The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has recently expanded its campaign to recruit Iranians and disseminate its message to Persian speakers. By Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL In late March, IS published a rare video in Persian in which it called on Iran’s Sunni minority to rise up against the Shi’a-dominated Iranian establishment. The video was dismissed by Iran’s state broadcaster as “nonsense” …

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Iran, Pakistan Crucial to al-Qaida’s Long-term Success

VOA — For many, the whereabouts and machinations of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks until his death remain shrouded in mystery. The terror mastermind had been on the run, trying to evade U.S. forces, while al-Qaida itself was in a period of disarray. Yet even as U.S. Navy SEALs burst into bin Laden’s …

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Re-elected Rouhani now stuck in ‘middle-class trap’

Al-monitor – While President Hassan Rouhani focused on Iran’s educated middle class ahead of the May 19 vote, his conservative rivals targeted the poor. Having achieved an impressive victory, Rouhani now faces the challenge of maintaining this enormous asset, namely the Reform and moderation movement. Failing to do so could mean a return of hard-liners to power, as in 2005, …

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Iran’s supreme leader attacks US for support of Saudi Arabia

Al-monitor – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivered one of his harshest criticisms of the new US shift in adopting Saudi Arabia’s anti-Iranian stance. AUTHOR Arash Karami In a speech commemorating the death of the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Khamenei said that a number of enemy countries emerged immediately in the first decade …

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FIVB Volleyball World League: Ghafour on fire as Iran upset world champs Poland

PayvandNews – Pesaro, Italy, June 4, 2017 – Amir Ghafour was the leading scorer for Iran in upsetting the reigning world champions in a 2017 FIVB Volleyball World Leaguematch in Italy. In their third match of this campaign, the Asian squad finally achieved their  first victory – 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 23-25, 22-25) against Poland. Watch Video Ghafour contributed 19 points to Iran’s win. Mohammadjavad …

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