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Weekly Khamenei report: Playing poker with an empty hand

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures during a meeting with organizers of events to mark the first anniversary of the killing of Iran's top commander Qassem Soleimani, in Tehran, Iran December 16, 2020. Official Khamenei Website/Handout via (REUTERS) By Aida Ghajar December 24, 2020 A key tactic when playing poker is that when your [...]

By |December 24th, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Opponents of the Iranian regime: Trapped to be kidnapped, executed and inflict revenge after their execution

Ruhollah Zam, the operator of an anti-regime Telegram channel, in a trial at the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. (Supplied) By Trackpersia December 23, 2020 On 17 December, a group of plainclothes agents of the Iranian security destroyed the grave of the wrestling champion Navid Afkary who had been arrested in 2018 in relation with the [...]

By |December 23rd, 2020|Europe, Iraq, Middle East, Opinions On Iran|

Will Iran’s threat to Israel from Iraq increase?

Popular Mobilization Forces members stand by a burning truck after a drone attack blamed on Israel near Qaim border crossing, in Anbar province, Iraq, August 25, 2019. (AP) By Seth J. Frantzman December 23, 2020 In the recent lead-up to Hanukkah, Israel announced that it had conducted an unprecedented multi-layered air defense test. The test [...]

By |December 23rd, 2020|Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Opinions On Iran, Syria|

Corrupt to the core: The long list of corrupt Iranian officials

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (2nd-R)  delivering a speech on April 14, 2018. (AFP) By Ehsan Mehrabi December 22, 2020 A politician has released details of a wide-ranging report on corruption among some of Iran’s well-known officials, just the latest in a long history of scandals. On Friday, December 18, Mahmoud Sadeghi, a former [...]

By |December 22nd, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

The Olympics must ban Iran

Protesters demonstrate outside the Iranian embassy in London against the execution of Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari, Sept 12, 2020. (AFP) By Hossein Vaziri, Benjamin Weinthal and Alireza Nader December 22, 2020 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and United World Wrestling (UWW) — the global governing body for amateur wrestling—squandered a chance to save the life of [...]

By |December 22nd, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Four decades of propaganda in the Islamic Republic of Iran

An Iranian woman walks past pictures of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei (top L) and of late Iranian supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini (top R), in Tehran on October 13, 2017. (AFP) By Arash Azizi December 18, 2020 The Islamic Republic of Iran was born in 1979 following a mass uprising that ended with [...]

By |December 18th, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Iran just showed it has no intention of improving ties with the West

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei speaks via videoconference with MPs in the presence of President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, August 23, 2020. (Iranian presidency) December 17, 2020 Iran has been signalling its interest in returning to the international agreement curbing its nuclear activities once President-elect Joe Biden takes office next month. But the regime of [...]

By |December 17th, 2020|Europe, North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Iran’s 2021-22 Budget Based on Imagination

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani presents to the parliament his budget for 2018-2019. (AFP) December 14, 2020 The parliamentary adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Hossein Ali Amiri, presented the 2021-22 budget bill to Parliament (Majlis) last week. However, the state-run media outlets and some officials are pointing out major flaws, especially regarding the [...]

By |December 14th, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|

Biden must prioritize Iran’s human rights abuses in future talks

Thousands of people rally in support of Iranian anti-government protests in Los Angeles, Jan. 7, 2018. (Reuters) By Alireza Nader and Tzvi Kahn December 10, 2020 In his new memoir, Barack Obama recalls a moment that shocked the world. In 2009, as protestors swarmed the streets of Iran’s capital, the clerical regime’s Basij militia shot and killed a young [...]

By |December 10th, 2020|North America, Opinions On Iran, USA|

Is Iran’s Supreme Leader preparing to designate his son as the next in line?

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. (FARS) By Hollie McKay December 9, 2020 Speculation has again started swirling over the declining health of Iran's Supreme Leader, the Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, with unconfirmed reports over the weekend that the 81-year-old had transferred power to his son, cleric Sayyid Mojtaba Hosseini Khamenei. The wellbeing of Khamenei – who has [...]

By |December 9th, 2020|Iran, Opinions On Iran|