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Rouhani insists on satellite launch despite western opposition

A Simorgh satellite rocket at its launch site at an undisclosed location in Iran. (AFP) January 15, 2019 President Hassan Rouhani says Iran is going to send two satellites into orbit in the coming days; despite Western warnings. Speaking during a visit to Gonbad-e Kavous in Iran's northeastern Golestan Province on Monday January [...]

By |January 15th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran ‘tried to get jailed mum to spy on UK’

Colleagues of Nazanin Zaghari at Thomson Reuters on the one year anniversary of her detention. (Supplied) January 14, 2019 Iranian interrogators attempted to get a British-Iranian mother detained in Tehran to spy on the UK in exchange for her freedom, her husband has said. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was jailed for five years in 2016 after being [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Europe, Woman|

Terrorists’ plots backfire on Iran

Supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), attend a rally in Villepinte, near Paris, France, June 30, 2018. (Reuters) By Reza Shafiee January 14, 2019 Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen announced January 8, along with other officials on behalf of 28 members EU bloc, new sanctions targeting the Iranian regime’s terrorist plots [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Europe|

Iran protests to Poland over Iran-focused summit

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif. (AP) January 14, 2019 Iran’s foreign ministry summoned a senior Polish diplomat on Sunday to protest Poland’s jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, state news agency IRNA reported. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Europe|

With new EU sanctions, Europe takes a stricter approach to Iran

The new penalties are the first sanctions not related to human rights the EU has collectively levied against Iran. (RF) By Behnam Ben Taleblu January 12, 2019 The EU added two Iranian nationals and one branch of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence on Tuesday to its terror sanctions list in response to foiled terror plots, stigmatizing the targets as well [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|Europe|

While the Iranian regime’s elite bash US, their children reap its benefits

Iranian elites decided to go far and send their children to the US for education. (Shutterstock) By Ali Hajizade January 12, 2019 A distinguishing feature of the world’s pariahs is their hypocrisy. During the 20th century, the examples of hypocrisy could be witnessed in the Eastern bloc countries, where the elites were living [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|Europe, North America, USA|

Half-measures will not suffice when it comes to the Iranian threat

Police vehicles block a road leading to Copenhagen in October 2018, in response to an Iranian plot uncovered by Danish intelligence.(EPA) By Con Coughlin January 12, 2019 The modest sanctions imposed against Iran this week by the European Union are a reflection of Tehran’s increasingly reckless approach to conducting terrorist operations on European soil. [...]

By |January 12th, 2019|Europe|

France tells Iran to stop ballistic missile work designed for nuclear weapons

Iran's Revolutionary Guards fire longer-range missiles with a range of up to 2,000 km in the central desert outside the holy city of Qom during a military maneuver. (IRAN) January 11, 2019 France on Friday called on Iran to immediately stop all activities linked to ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear weapons after [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Europe|

French police raid and destroy Iranian refugee camp in Calais

About 200 refugees in Calais are from Iran, many of whom appear to be middle-class professionals. (The Daily Mail) By Aida Ghajar January 11, 2019 On the morning of Thursday, January 10, French police raided the forest around the northern port of Calais, confiscated the cameras of the reporters who were present at the [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Europe|

EU sanctions on Iranian regime long overdue

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, in this file picture taken October 28, 2015. (REUTERS) By Majid Rafizadeh January 11, 2019 While some politicians continue to advocate in favor of the Islamic Republic, it has become clear that the Iranian regime has in recent years been putting significant [...]

By |January 11th, 2019|Europe|