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A 1988 massacre and the truth about ‘moderate’ Rouhani

  • Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani is making a tactical shift once again. This time he is appeasing the hard-liners publicly and revealing the actual agenda of his administration after achieving the Supreme Leader’s economic objectives. ...
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A defiant Iran pokes the world in the eye

  • It has become an alarming and dangerous pattern: Provocations by Iran against many nations in the region, as well as the UK, the US and its allies. On March 4, US officials said several Iranian assault crafts came dangerously close to a US Navy ship, within 150 meters. A similar incident occurr...
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A global coalition is required to confront Iranian regime

  • A major discourse concerning Iran’s political, religious and social landscapes is linked to the intersection between the measures that many governments have taken to confront the Iranian regime’s destabilizing behavior in the region, and the mullahs’ efforts in scuttling such measures...
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A new year, but the same old failures in Iran

  • Nowruz, which means “new day” in Persian and marks the first day of spring and the start of a new year in Iran, is one of the world’s oldest holidays, celebrated for more than 3,000 years.  Since the 1979 revolution, the Islamic Republic has been unsuccessfully t...
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A nuclear Iran would be a new year disaster

  • The Iranian regime continues to defy the international community and advance its nuclear program. As 2022 approaches, the prospect of Iran acquiring a nuclear weapon remains one of the greatest threats to global security.  Political responses to the threat have been developing for almost...
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After anti-Americanism, Iran heightens anti-European policies

  • First, the US was the prime target. After former US President Barack Obama reached the nuclear deal with Iran and helped lift four rounds of UN sanctions, Tehran immediately paid back the favor by heightening anti-Americanism. Every concession the US made afterward cost more. Despite the nuclear...
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After the deluge: Iran’s paramilitary looting takes a deadly toll  

  • The official death toll from recent massive flooding in Iran stands at around 77, but it is more likely that well over 250 people have been killed by the disaster and as a result of bungled relief efforts.  The Tehran government has been credibly accused of downplaying&...
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All former US presidents failed with Iran

  • We have heard it for almost four decades. Everyone thought it would work. Six US presidents tried it and failed repeatedly. What is it? Addressing Iran by engaging with or appeasing it one way or another. Iran is a top national security threat to the US. Since the establishment of the Isl...
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Americans speak — and they don’t like the nuclear deal

  • An overwhelming majority of Americans believe the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers is not a good deal and should be renegotiated, according to a poll this month. ...
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Amid virus crisis, Iran focuses on nuclear program

  • Amid the coronavirus crisis, the Islamic republic is advancing its nuclear program and violating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal. The UN’s atomic watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reported that Tehran has increase...
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