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Regime change in Iran shouldn’t be a taboo

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (2nd-R) delivering a speech in Tehran, April 14, 2018. (AFP) By Reuel Marc Gerecht and Ray Takeyh May 30, 2020 Regime change in Iran is one of the biggest taboos in U.S. foreign policy. Bring it up and you will be scorned as a warmonger, a fomenter of chaos. [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Middle East, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Iran infections remain high while all corornavirus restrictions are lifted

Streets are buzzing In Tehran as social distancing rules are watered down. April 21, 2020. (ISNA) By Maryam Sinaiee May 30, 2020 Iran has completely lifted all coronavirus restrictions across the country while according to health officials infections still remain high at more than 2,000 new cases every day. Speaking at a meeting of [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran|

US Senator: Twitter’s failure to delete Iranian officials’ accounts could violate sanctions

Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Nov. 15, 2017. (AP) May 30, 2020 US Senator Ted Cruz called for a criminal investigation of Twitter on Friday over allegations the company is violating US sanctions against Iran by not banning officials from the site. Cruz urged Attorney [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|North America, USA|

Why Khamenei described Sistani’s Jihad fatwa against the extremist IS as a “divine inspiration”

An Iraqi Shia woman holding a poster bearing portraits of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) and Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani during a parade in the southern city of Basra in 2015. (AFP) By Track Persia May 30, 2020 The destruction of the Iraqi state by the 2003 US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq resulted [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Ideology, Iraq|

Footage of city employees killing an elderly woman and destroying her shack shocks Iranians

Asieh Panahi died after she was forced out of the shack she lived in and officers used tear gas against her and her neighbors. (IranWire) May 30, 2020 An elderly woman has died after municipal authorities used tear gas and pepper spray to force her out of the shack she was living in. [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Iran tells America to hear ‘voice of protesters’ against ‘deadly racism’

Abbas Mousavi, the spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry, (MEHR) By Maryam Sinaiee May 30, 2020 The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Friday called on the United States to "listen to the voice of protesters" and stop imposing limitations on the media. "The Islamic Republic of Iran expresses its regret about the killings of African-Americas, condemns [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|North America, USA|

As lockdown eases, Iran’s mosques to resume daily prayers

Iranian men worship without face masks at a reopened mosque in Roudbar, Kerman province in this screen grab from a May 5, 2020 report on Iranian state TV. (Screengrab) May 30, 2020 Government employees went back to work in Iran on Saturday and President Hassan Rouhani said mosques would resume daily prayers across the [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Iran|

US warns govts, firms against aiding Iran fuel shipments to Venezuela

A worker of the Venezuelan state oil company Pdvsa holds an Iranian flag during the arrival of the Iranian tanker ship Fortune at the El Palito refinery, Venezuela, on May 25, 2020. (Reuters) May 30, 2020 Seeking to deter further shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the Trump administration has quietly warned foreign [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

What does the end of sanction waivers mean for Russian and Chinese investments in Iran

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in an official arrival ceremony, at the Saadabad Palace in Tehran, on Jan. 23, 2016. (AP) By Faramarz Davar May 30, 2020 On Wednesday, May 27, the US State Department set a deadline for foreign companies and entities involved in Iran’s nuclear program, [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|East Asia, Russia|

France, Britain, Germany ‘regret’ U.S. end to Iran nuclear waivers

Britain's FM Jeremy Hunt, German FM Heiko Maas and French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian attend a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, May 13, 2019. (Reuters) May 30, 2020 France, Germany and Britain on Saturday criticised a U.S. decision to end sanctions waivers allowing work on Iranian nuclear sites designed to prevent weapons development. [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|Europe, North America, USA|