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Canada, Iran at odds over who should analyze downed plane’s black boxes

Security officers and Red Crescent workers are seen at the site where the Ukraine International Airlines plane crashed, on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran January 8, 2020. (Reuters) January 21, 2020 Iran said it had asked the US and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Europe, North America|

How Britain helped Iran’s Islamic regime destroy the left-wing opposition

Founder of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini speaks from a balcony of the Alavi School in Tehran in February 1979. (Reuters) By Mark Curtis and Phil Miller January 21, 2020 The UK’s secret intelligence service, MI6, worked with the CIA to provide a list of alleged Soviet agents in Iran to Ayatollah [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Europe|

Iran: They beat up the protesters and shot them with paint ball guns

Crowds gathering in front of Ostad Moein St in Tehran in protest against Khamenei for deceiving the public about plane crash. January 12, 2020. (Social Media) By Aida Ghajar January 21, 2020 It was January 12. Crowds of protesters were on the streets, chanting against the Islamic Republic. The protests were triggered by the [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Iran|

Moscow warns Tehran of ‘reckless steps’ against nuclear agreement

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. (REUTERS) January 21, 2020 Moscow has warned Tehran against making 'reckless steps' to quit the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. Ryabkov added that Russia urges Iran to comply with its obligations to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), according to Sputnik. The [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Russia|

Iranian MP announces $3 million award for ‘whoever kills Trump’

US President Donald Trump. (Reuters) January 21, 2020 An Iranian lawmaker announced a 3 million dollar award to “whoever kills Trump”, Iranian semi-official News agency reported. “On behalf of people of Kerman province, we will pay 3 million dollar award in cash to whoever kills Trump,” Ahmad Hamzeh told parliamentarians, according to ISNA. [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|North America, USA|

Iran confirms reports that two missiles downed Ukraine airliner

Ukraine International Airlines' Boeing 737-800 plane wreckage is seen in a picture from investigation team in Tehran, Jan 11, 2020. (Reuters) January 21, 2020 Iran has confirmed two missiles were fired at a Ukrainian airliner brought down this month, in a catastrophic error that killed all 176 people on board and sparked angry [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Europe|

The commander who was behind a bloody massacre in Iran

Commander of IRGC's Provincial Force in Khuzestan Province, Hassan Shahvarpour, undated. (Fars) By Morad Veisi January 21, 2020 The U.S. Department of State has added the name of IRGC Brigadier General Hassan Shahvarpour to the list of Iranian officials sanctioned by the United States. Shahvarpour is the commander of the IRGC unit that massacred [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Iran|

Iranian celebrities lend their star power to protests

Iranians students demonstrate following a tribute for the victims of Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 in front of the Amirkabir University in the capital Tehran. (AFP) January 21, 2020 Iranian artists, athletes, and media personalities have lent their voices to anti-government protests in the country over the accidental downing of a passenger plane [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Arts, Iran|

Iran’s only female Olympic medalist moving to Germany

Kimia Alizadeh is the only Iranian female Olympic medallist. (AFP) January 21, 2020 Iran’s only female Olympic medalist Kimia Alizadeh, who has said she had left her homeland because she had had enough of being used as a propaganda tool, is moving to Germany, her Dutch coach said. Alizadeh, who won taekwondo bronze at the [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Europe, Woman|

New vice-commander of Iran’s Qods Force signifies Khamenei’s message of ‘fighters without borders’

Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi was appointed as Acting Commander of Qods Force on January 20, 2020. (Tasnim) By Maryam Sinaiee January 21, 2020 On January 20 Commander-in-Chief of the Revolutionary Guard appointed Mohammad Hejazi as Vice-Commander of the Qods (Quds) Force, a development that signals even more impetus to the role of Iran's extra-territorial [...]

By |January 21st, 2020|Middle East|