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Tehran accused of cyber targeting UK-based news outlet

Studio of Iran International TV, based in London, undated. (IITV) By Christopher Hamill-Stewart May 25, 2020 Iran has been accused of using a “sophisticated state-sponsored program” of cyber disinformation to identify and arrest supporters of a London-based Persian-language news outlet. Iran International has been targeted by cybercriminals, thought to be working for the Islamic [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|Europe|

Iran-backed leaders in Iraq call for terrorist operations in Saudi Arabia

Iraqi Shiite fighters from the Nujaba armed group march during a military parade marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day in Baghdad, May 31, 2019. (AFP) May 25, 2020 Two Iran-backed Iraqi militias have called for terrorist attacks to be launched against Saudi Arabia. Spokesmen for the Iran-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah and al-Nujaba Movement, which both fall under [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|Iraq, Saudi Arabia|

Governor’s wife accused of taking $200,000 bribe from dodgy businessman in Iran

Haft-Tappeh workers protesting in Shush, November 19, 2018. (Supplied) May 25, 2020 In a high-profile corruption trial in Iran the wife of a governor stands accused of taking $200,000 in bribes from the CEO of a company that refused to pay its workers for months and then police brutally suppressed their protests. The [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|Iran, Woman|

Some Iranian clerics split with Khamenei over end of Ramadan, Eid in Iran

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran saying Eid Fitr prayers on 15 June 2018. (IRNA) May 25, 2020 Shia Iranians in a rare event will mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan this year on separate days -- Sunday or Monday -- depending on different religious authorities’ edicts. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei [...]

By |May 25th, 2020|Iran|

A new Iran nuclear deal? Not so fast

A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage after Iran nuclear talks at the Vienna International Center in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. (REUTERS) By Ari Heistein and Dr. Raz Zimmt May 23, 2020 Both US presidential candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden, have declared their intentions to reach an agreement [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Hook says Soleimani’s death helps Iraqis limit Iranian influence

Brian Hook, US Special Representative for Iran, speaks at a news conference in London, Britain June 28, 2019. (REUTERS) May 23, 2020 US Special Envoy for Iran Brian Hook has said that the killing of Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in a US strike near Baghdad airport earlier this year has giving Iraq [...]

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

Rouhani says Iran to retaliate over any U.S. ‘trouble’ for Venezuela-bound tankers

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech during the annual military parade in Tehran on Saturday, Sept 22, 2018. (AFP) May 23, 2020 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Saturday of retaliatory measures against the United States if Washington caused problems for tankers carrying Iranian fuel to Venezuela, the semi-official news agency Mehr [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Latin America, North America, USA, Venezuela|

Iran begins opening businesses, religious sites for Eid al-Fitr

Streets are buzzing In Tehran as social distancing rules are watered down. April 21, 2020. (ISNA) May 23, 2020 Iran on Saturday moved to open businesses, religious and cultural sites as it eases restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Museums and historical sites are to reopen on Sunday to coincide with the Eid al-Fitr elebrations [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Iran|

Iran’s Khamenei praises arms supply to Palestinians against ‘tumor’ Israel

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (AP) May 23, 2020 Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday denounced Israel as a “tumor” to be removed and hailed Tehran’s supply of arms to Palestinians, drawing swift condemnation from the United States, European Union, and Israel. Opposition to Israel is a core belief for Shia Muslim-led Iran. The [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Isreal, Palestine|

The Supreme Leader’s new Tom and Jerry sequence

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei waves to his supporters during his visit to Mashhad, 900 km east of Tehran, March 21, 2018. (AP) By Amir Taheri May 23, 2020 Is a military clash between the United States and Iran inevitable? Since last January, when the Americans assassinated Tehran’s top general, Qassem Soleimani, policy circles [...]

By |May 23rd, 2020|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA, Venezuela|