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Iranian dissident Mehdi Amin found murdered at his residence in Canada

Reports then emerged on social media platforms that the victim is Iranian dissident Mehdi Amin. (Twitter) October 23, 2020 A man who was found murdered on Wednesday at his residence in southern Ontario has been identified as Mehdi Amin, an Iranian dissident, a friend of the victim told Al Arabiya English. Canadian media [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|North America|

What Iran might sell now that the UN arms embargo expired

Iranian missiles seized by the US Navy in the Arabian Sea before its arrival to Houthi militias in Yemen, Dec 5, 2019. (Supplied) By Robert Czulda October 23, 2020 The October 18 expiration of a decade-long United Nations (UN) arms embargo on Iran has raised considerable speculation on what weapons the Islamic Republic will buy. However, [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Middle East|

U.S. says it blacklisted Iran’s ambassador to Iraq

Iran’s ambassador to Iraq Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi. (Tasnim) October 23, 2020 The United States on Thursday blacklisted Iraj Masjedi, Iran’s Ambassador to Iraq, saying he has for years overseen the training and support of Iraqi militia groups which are responsible for attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq. “In his current [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Iraq, North America, USA|

Iran’s National Defense University proves there are no economic interests in supporting proxies

A Hezbollah supporter holds a picture of the late Iran leader Ayatollah Khomeini (L) and Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (R) in Beirut, Jan 7, 2020. (AP) By Behnam Gholipour October 23, 2020 A new report has found that Iran's support for militias in the Middle East, including in Syria, Palestine and Iraq, produces [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Middle East|

Iranians ignore coronavirus rules as hospital beds fill up

Emergency medical staff help while transferring a patient with coronavirus disease to Masih Daneshvari Hospital, in Tehran, March 30, 2020. (Reuters) October 23, 2020 The coronavirus crisis in Iran has now engulfed the whole country, including small towns and rural regions. Everywhere has been hard hit by the pandemic. Hospitals are running out [...]

By |October 23rd, 2020|Iran|

Whoever wins US presidential election, will surrender to Iran, Rouhani says

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (AP) October 22, 2020 "It doesn't matter to Iran who will win the upcoming presidential election in the U.S. Whoever comes to power in America has no choice other than surrender to the Iranian nation," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told onlookers at a weekly cabinet session on Wednesday. Iran’s [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|North America, USA|

Mark Esper: Peace treaties aim to build ‘security construct’ against Iran

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. (AFP) October 22, 2020 US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper addressed the recent agreements to normalize relations between Israel and the UAE and Bahrain, saying that they could help deter Iran. “It is a great success by the president and his team in the White House,” Esper said on Tuesday, [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Middle East, North America, USA|

Arabs demand halt of Iran’s regional interventions

A Revolutionary Guard's speed boat fires a missile during a military exercise, July 28, 2020. (Sepahnews) October 22, 2020 The Arab League Secretary-General, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, has denounced Iran’s military, political, and religious meddling in the Gulf and several Arab states, in his recent remarks at a virtual meeting of the United Nations [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Middle East|

Biden presidency could cut slow path to resumed Iran, Venezuela oil exports

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks during an event, June 25, 2020, in Lancaster, Pa. (AP) October 22, 2020 Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s promised return to diplomacy with OPEC-members Iran and Venezuela could cut a path for a return of their oil exports should he win, but not before many months [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Washington: Iran smuggled Eyrlou to Sanaa to expand malign influence

U.S. State Departmental Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus during a briefing. (US State Department) October 22, 2020 The United States Department of State accused on Wednesday Iran of intending “to use Houthis to expand its malign influence” in the region, especially after Tehran's appointment of Hassan Eyrlou, a Revolutionary Guard leader, as ambassador to coup-held [...]

By |October 22nd, 2020|North America, USA, Yemen|