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How Iran signals future waves of crackdown, terror attacks

Blood can be seen on the street after gunmen opened fire on a military parade in Ahvaz. (MEHR) By Heshmat Alavi December 13, 2018 The recent car bombing incident in Chabahar, southeast Iran, sounds alarm bells for those familiar with the history of the Iranian regime. What is being described as a suicide [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Iran|

Hook says looking into why relatives of top Iran officials are in U.S.

Brian Hook, special representative for Iran, leaves the podium after speaking about the creation of the Iran Action Group at the State Department, in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP) December 13, 2018 The top State Department official dealing with Iran announced that the issue of family members of senior Iranian officials residing [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|North America, USA|

Sukhoi circles as Iran needs 500 planes

The Sukhoi passenger SSJ-100 plane prepares to take off. The Russian planemaker has been circling Iran. (Shutterstock) December 13, 2018 Iran needs some 500 planes and would likely back buying the Sukhoi Superjet 100 if Russia is willing to sell them to its airlines, Iranian news agencies reported the country’s top civil aviation [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Russia|

Labor activists detained, released as strikes and protests continue

Protestors walked in Ahwaz streets chanting against the Iranian regime, Dec 10, 2018. (Supplied) December 13, 2018 Five labor and civil rights activists detained by the Iranian security forces have been released, the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (SWTSBC) announced on December 11, hours after reporting their detainment. SWTSBC [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|Iran|

Khamenei calls for ‘vigilance’ against American ‘plans next year’

Ayatollah Khamenei met with the families of war veterans and "martyrs"-- 12 Dec 2018. (IRIB) December 13, 2018 Iran’s Supreme Leader has said that his country has been able to defeat U.S. plans to change the regime but has warned regime officials and the people to be alert to “America’s deceptions”. Ayatollah Ali [...]

By |December 13th, 2018|North America, USA|

US Secretary of State Pompeo, at UN, urges tougher action on Iran missiles

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the UN Security Council meeting. (Supplied) December 12, 2018 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday that Washington would seek to work with the 15-member body to re-impose ballistic missile restrictions on Iran. He also said a UN arms [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|North America, USA|

UN Report: Iran-built weapons found in Yemen

Pieces of an Iranian Qiam Ballistic Missile are displayed after intending to prove Iran violated UNSCR 2231 by providing Houthis with arms. (AFP) December 12, 2018 Secretary-General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres has claimed in a report that Iran-built weapons have been found in Yemen. According to AFP, Guterres's office reports that [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Yemen|

Iran said to arrest over 100 Christians in crackdown on conversions

Women worship as part of Iran's Christian community, which is growing despite persecution. (Reuters) December 12, 2018 Iranian authorities have reportedly arrested over 100 Christians in the past few days, as they seek to crack down on conversions and what they claim is proselytizing by evangelicals. Citing Open Doors UK, a charity that [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Iran|

Russia military planes arrive in Venezuela, Iran’s warships may follow to support U.S. foe

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (left) shakes hands with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro after reviewing the honor guard at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran on January 10, 2015 (AFP) By Tom O'Connor December 12, 2018 Russia and Iran were both set to send military forces to Venezuela in a show of support to the socialist [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Latin America|

Iran sentences 3 rights lawyers to prison

Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi and Arash Keikhosravi were sentenced to five years in prison for taking part in an “illegal gathering” and one year for “propaganda” against the ruling system. (INU) December 12, 2018 Iran has sentenced two human rights lawyers to six years in prison and a third to 13 years, newspapers reported Tuesday. [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|Iran|