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Iran regime has nothing to offer the people but violence

  • The arrest of a young Kurdish woman, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, by Iran’s “morality police,” followed by her death inside a detention facility, has brought the debate over the hijab and violence against women in Iran to the forefront, sparking a growing wave of popular anti-regime protests. As ...
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Iranian media shows hostility to UK in wake of Queen Elizabeth’s death

  • For many reasons, it is natural to see significant attention paid to the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth at both the official and popular levels, not only in the UK but globally. Most world leaders — even including Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose country has been waging a large-scale...
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Declining Iran-Iraq trade and the possibilities for Saudi competition

  • The past five months have seen a steady decline in Iranian exports to Iraq, according to Iranian sources. These insiders have warned Tehran leadership officials of the grave potential consequences of this downturn, particularly its negative impact on the country’s current dominance of the Iraqi...
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Al-Sadr’s dilemma as cleric urges his followers to turn to Iran

  • In Iraq, the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada Al-Sadr has long followed the religious edicts of cleric Kazem Al-Haeri, doing so upon the instructions of the leader’s late father, Mohammed Sadiq Al-Sadr, who before his death told his loyalists to follow Al-Haeri or another cleric named Mohammed A...
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Mousavi exposes how Iran regime’s legitimacy has been undermined

  • In a letter published this month by Kalema, a website close to Iranian reformists, the leader of Iran’s Green Movement, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, raised two critical questions that have preoccupied the minds of a large number of Iranians. The first question posed by Mousavi, who has been under hous...
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West must act on Iranian terror, systematic killings

  • In February 1989, Ruhollah Khomeini, then Iran’s supreme leader, issued a fatwa, or religious edict, ordering and legitimizing the killing of author Salman Rushdie. Khomeini even rejected the possibility of Rushdie’s repentance, saying: “Even if Salman Rushdie repents and becomes the most pious...
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Al-Maliki no longer a dependable option for Iran

  • Since Iraq’s elections in October 2021, the country has experienced a watershed moment, particularly regarding the political history of its Shiite population, with tensions mounting between the country’s two largest Shiite camps ever since. The first of these camps is led by Muqtada Al-Sadr, a...
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Iranian actions fuel negative perceptions in Morocco

  • Iran’s suspicious behavior and interference in Morocco’s internal affairs have intensified the Arab decision-makers’ negative perceptions of Tehran and its regional interventions. Without major changes, it will be extremely difficult to change this impression. Furthermore, over the four decade...
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Iraq caught in the middle of Turkey-Iran rivalry

  • The artillery shelling of Zakho, a mountain tourist resort in the Iraqi Kurdistan region of Dohuk, on July 20, which killed or injured dozens of innocent civilians, raised questions about the significance of the timing and the parties responsible. There are also many questions about the object...
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What lies behind Iran’s drones deal with Russia?

  • CIA intelligence reports have revealed that Russia plans to purchase hundreds of drones from Iran, including those capable of carrying weapons. According to the reports, Iran also intends to train Russian forces on how to use them. It’s unlikely that Russia would have sought drones from Iran ...
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