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Exiled Iran Opposition Figures Urge Unity To ‘Overthrow’ Regime

RFL/RE – A group of exiled Iranian opposition figures on February 10 pleaded for unity and an end to infighting to help recent nationwide protests in Iran against the country’s Islamic theocracy. The eight figures, including the son of the last shah, Reza Pahlavi, said they were working on a charter for a transition to a new pluralistic system that …

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Politicians Should Run Iran, Not The Army, Top Sunni Cleric Says

Iranwire – Iran’s most prominent Sunni cleric has said that the country should be controlled by politicians, not the armed forces, as he reiterated his call for all those jailed during the recent unrest to be released. Molavi Abdolhamid, the Friday prayer leader of the southeastern city of Zahedan, made the comments on February 10 amid more protest rallies in …

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Group Reports Mass “Abduction” Of Kurdish Teens In Iran Protest Crackdown

Iranwire – Iranian security forces have “abducted” approximately 400 Kurdish teenagers, including many under-18s, a human rights organization says, amid a brutal crackdown on more than four months of nationwide protests. Hengaw, a Norway-based group that monitors rights violations in Iran’s Kurdish regions, said on February 9 that it could identify only 186 of the victims so far. The youngest is aged …

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Iran’s Military at the Panama Canal: Significant National Security Threat

gatestoneinstitute.org – Iran’s military presence at the Panama Canal, the major maritime chokepoint in the Western Hemisphere — which is controlled by America’s main enemy, China — is a serious national security threat to the United States in more ways than one. “Iran has been aggressively strengthening its ties to the Western Hemisphere through like-minded socialist regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua …

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Anti-government Protests Draw Thousands in Iran’s Southeast

VOA – Iranian activists’ organizations on social media report thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets of cities in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Baluchestan Province on Friday, including the provincial capital, Zahedan. Video posted to Twitter and other social media showed large crowds marching in the streets of Zahedan. VOA’s Persian News service reports thousands marched Friday chanting anti-government …

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