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Iran is permanently on the verge of a revolution

  • The Iranian regime has resorted to various crackdowns to suppress the recent protests. The regime deployed brute force through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and volunteer militia organization Basij. Its forces fired at protestors, killing young people, and arreste...
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Detained Iranian protesters must not be forgotten

  • According to latest reports, at least 22 people were killed and more than ​3,700 were arrested during the recent public display of discontent in Iran — the largest since the 2009 post-election protests. Many of those who were arrested are among the younger members...
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US sanctions will check Iranian regime’s ambitions

  • President Donald Trump has set an ultimatum to address and fix the “disastrous flaws” in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — aka the Iran nuclear deal — in an attempt to more efficiently curb the Iranian regime’s nuclear program. He also imposed new sanctions against...
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Iranian regime’s political game with the EU

  • Iran’s state-owned media outlets are heavily covering Europe’s Iran policy. Several major newspapers, including Kayhan, are focusing on the European Union’s strong support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the nuclear agreement. The front ...
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Nations which appease Iran open their doors to its spies

  • After an investigation by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, the federal prosecutor’s office last week ordered the German police to carry out raids around the country on properties linked to suspected Iranian spies. The Iranian agents are believed to have spied on ...
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Iraqi militias committing atrocities against civilians

  • Mainstream media outlets regularly provided nuanced and detailed reports on the activities and atrocities of the failing Daesh group in Iraq and Syria. However, scarce attention has been given to the extremist Shiite militias in Iraq that are supported by the Iranian regime, specifically the...
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Iran’s worsening treatment of religious minorities

  • The Iranian regime boasts about respecting religious freedom and being tolerant towards religious minorities, and President Hassan Rouhani has frequently promised them equal rights. Nevertheless, reports from human rights organizations such as Amnesty International...
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Iran using Russia to further its hegemonic ambitions​

  • Iran’s state-owned Persian media outlets have concentrated on the US-Russia relationship in the last few days. The Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at the US administration by mentioning that Washington ought to strengthen its ties with NATO members. ...
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Cracks between ‘pharaoh’ Khamenei and clerics starting to show

  • Several Farsi news outlets last week focused on the arrest of the son of a famous Shiite cleric in the city of Qom. Hussein Al-Shirazi, the son of Grand Ayatollah Sadiq Al-Shirazi, was arrested for pointing out that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is s...
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Time to act on ‘suicides’ of Iran’s political prisoners

  • The number of “suicides” in Iran’s prisons is rising, based on the latest reports. This should ring alarm bells within the international community and human rights groups.  A few weeks ago, according to Iranian state-owned media outlets, a 22-year-old man who was a...
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