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  • Iran's message to its people: If you revolt, you die

    07/19/2020 6:52:21 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 16 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 7/19/2020 | Saeid Golkar
    Since late June, 11 Iranian citizens - three in Tehran and eight in Isfahan - have been sentenced to death for taking part in mass anti-government protests in November 2019. Iranian journalist Ruhollah Zam, who was accused of fuelling anti-government protests through a popular Telegram channel in 2017, also received the death penalty during the same period. Also in June, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shut down Iran's biggest anti-poverty NGO, the Imam Ali Society, and arrested its founding director, Sharmin Meymandi Nejad, citing "anti-Iran activities". The independent charity had attracted the regime's fury during last year's protests by...
  • Iran Accuses West of 'Disinformation' As Another Huge Explosion Rocks Tehran; The Third Time in Three Weeks!

    07/11/2020 10:22:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/11/2020 | Rick Moran
    section class="post-body"> For the third time in three weeks, an explosion has rocked the Iranian capital of Tehran, leading many to conclude that these were coordinated attacks probably planned by Israel and the United States. Iran is denying that the explosion even occurred, although social media postings and “unofficial” news agencies say it did. They are accusing the west of mounting a disinformation campaign to undermine the regime. That’s a good idea. Why didn’t we think of that?The blast yesterday was so powerful, it knocked out power to thousands of residents. The Jerusalem Post reports that the blast may have...
  • How could Iran retaliate for Natanz explosion? - analysis

    07/07/2020 4:35:45 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 7, 2020 | Seth J. Frantzman
    [Tehran] is in a difficult position because it labeled the explosion an accident, but it is now facing a deluge of foreign media reports seeking to conclude that the explosion was perpetrated by a state or group. This is what Iran's regime is reading: Major media from The New York Times to The Washington Post and local media such as Kuwait's Al-Jarida have all sought to assert that Israel was involved in the mysterious July 2 explosion at a warehouse in the Natanz nuclear enrichment facility... [t]hat could set back the program for months or a year. Iran, however, is...
  • Report: In Devastating Blow, Israel Sets Back Iran's Nuke Program Two Years

    07/07/2020 2:49:45 PM PDT · by rxsid · 48 replies
    https://pjmedia.com ^ | 07.07.2020 | P. DAVID HORNIK
    Report: In Devastating Blow, Israel Sets Back Iran's Nuke Program Two YearsThe last couple of weeks have seen a string of apparent sabotage incidents in Iran. Questions about them abound. Possible answers are intriguing to say the least. Probably the most significant attack came early Thursday morning at Natanz, when, as the New York Times reported:...A Middle Eastern intelligence officialsaid the blast was caused by an explosive device planted inside the facility. The explosion, he said, destroyed much of the aboveground parts of the facility where new centrifugesare balanced before they are put into operation. ... ... Instead, Iran appears...
  • Iran Hints at Cyber Attacks on Their Centrifuge Production Facility

    07/06/2020 7:03:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/06/2020 | Rick Moran
    Iran is stewing over the potential loss of its most advanced centrifuge production plant after some kind of explosion and fire severely damaged it. Naturally, the Iranians are being pretty closemouthed about the incident. They haven’t said much about the fire and explosion at what was suspected to be a nuclear research facility in the mountains outside of Tehran, either. But it’s hard to hide what happened at Natanz — the nuclear facility with the highest-profile in the country. And Iran is hinting that the destruction of its advanced centrifuge plant might have been caused by some kind of variation...
  • Report: Israeli cyberattack caused Iran nuclear site fire, F35s hit missile base

    07/04/2020 2:10:53 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 19 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3 July 2020, 2:08 pm | Judah Ari Gross
    Israel was responsible for two blasts at Iranian facilities one related to uranium enrichment, the other for missile production over the past week, a Kuwaiti newspaper reported Friday. The Al-Jareeda daily cited an unnamed senior source as saying that an Israeli cyberattack caused a fire and explosion at the largely underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility in the predawn hours of Thursday morning. According to the source, this was expected to set back Irans nuclear enrichment program by approximately two months. The newspaper also reported that last Friday Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jets bombed a site located in the...
  • Report: Natanz 'accident' was Israel's fault

    Kuwait's Al-Jarida newspaper on Friday reported that Israel was responsible for a Thursday "accident" at an Iranian nuclear facility in Natanz. It is believed that the Natanz facility is used to enrich uranium. According to the Al-Jarida report, the explosion was caused by an "Israeli cyber attack" which targeted the computers which control the pressure gauges inside gas containers. Tehran has allegedly lost 80% of the uranium hexafluoride gas it needs in order to enrich uranium. The report also claimed that Israel is responsible for the Parchin blast which occurred last week. On Thursday, Iran's state news agency IRNA published...
  • Mystery Deepens: Third Iran Fire In A Week Damages Centrifuge Facility; Coincidence or Intentional?

    07/02/2020 7:57:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/02/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    My, but Iran must have a lot of defective industrial gas tanks lying around. A week after Iranian officials tried to explain away a massive explosion at Parchin as a civilian-area accident, a large fire at Natanz might prove more difficult to dismiss. Natanz, like Parchin, is a site where the US alleges that Iran has performed work on their nuclear-weapons program, and experts believe that uranium-enriching centrifuge work might have been the target this time: Iran says there has been an incident at one of its nuclear facilities.Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi did not...
  • War Drums - Iran & Israel On Brink Of Conflict

    07/10/2020 10:11:32 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 23 replies
    PNW ^ | 7/9/2020 | Michael Snyder
    Over the past several weeks, a series of "mystery explosions" has happened at very strategically sensitive locations inside Iran, and it has become obvious that what we are witnessing is not just a bunch of random accidents. For years, the Israeli government has pledged that the Iranians will never be allowed to develop nuclear weapons, and several of the sites where the mystery explosions have taken place have direct connections to Iran's nuclear program. For example, there was a very large explosion at Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility on July 2nd, and it is being reported that some officials believe...
  • Iran explosion: Panic erupts as huge third blast in three weeks rocks capital

    07/10/2020 8:02:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The UK Express ^ | July 10th, 2020 | By Edward Browne
    Another deadly explosion was heard in western Tehran on Friday, according to local reports of a blast at a missile warehouse. However, sources claim there have been more than one in multiple regions. An intelligence official told The New York Times said that Israel was possibly behind the attack.Initial reports say the confirmed blast hit a missile warehouse belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Authorities have not yet provided any information on the cause of the blasts. Journalist Hasan Sari claims there was more than one explosion, with others hitting the regions of Garmdareh and Quds. Social media...
  • Breaking Mysterious explosions rock Tehran

    07/09/2020 5:03:39 PM PDT · by rxsid · 96 replies
    Breaking Mysterious explosions rock Tehran A series of explosions have rocked the outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran, as well as the cities of Garmdareh and Quds, Iranian media reported amid speculation that missile depots were the intended target. Citing social media, the official news agency IRIB reported an explosion in western Tehran in the early hours of Friday local time. More explosions were reported in Garmdareh and Quds, the Mehr News Agency added. The Saudi-based Al-Arabiya television reported that the explosion took place in missile depots of Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), southwest of Tehran. Iranian officials...
  • Mysteries Abound: Yet Another Tehran-Area Explosion Near Nuclear-Program Archives?

    07/07/2020 6:37:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/07/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Ho-hum, another day in Tehran, another incident of careless explosive-tank handling. Or so the Iranians want everyone to think, for now. Officials claim that careless handling of oxygen tanks triggered an explosion south of Tehran that killed two people in Baghershahr late yesterday. Human error, the Iranian regime called it: Two men have been killed in yet another Iran explosion, as officials blamed human error for the blast.The explosion rocked the Sepahan Boresh factory in the city of Baqershahr, south of Tehran, in the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to state media.It was caused by workers being negligent...
  • Iraq detains pro-Iran fighters following anti-US rocket attacks

    06/27/2020 8:03:51 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 1 replies
    The Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | JUN 26, 2020 | The Straits Times
    Iraqi security forces were on Friday (June 26) interrogating pro-Iran fighters detained for planning a rocket attack in the first such raid in a country caught in the tug-of-war between Teheran and Washington. Since October, nearly three dozen deadly rocket attacks have hit US military and diplomatic installations in Iraq, with the US blaming pro-Teheran faction Kataeb Hezbollah. Infuriated, Washington has demanded Iraq take tougher action to hold the perpetrators accountable and Thursday's unprecedented raid appeared to be a response to this call. Just before midnight Thursday, the elite Counter-Terrorism Service stormed a base in southern Baghdad used by Kataeb...
  • Satellite image: Iran blast struck by suspected missile site

    06/27/2020 8:47:15 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 59 replies
    AP ^ | 6/26/2020 | Jon Gambrell
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) An explosion that rattled Irans capital came from an area in its eastern mountains that analysts believe hides an underground tunnel system and missile production sites, satellite photographs showed Saturday. What exploded in the incident early Friday that sent a massive fireball into the sky near Tehran remains unclear, as does the cause of the blast. The unusual response of the Iranian government in the aftermath of the explosion, however, underscores the sensitive nature of an area near where international inspectors believe the Islamic Republic conducted high-explosive tests two decades ago for nuclear weapon...
  • Explosion Reported in Tehran, Iran - LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

    06/25/2020 4:05:15 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 58 replies
    Agenda free TV ^ | today | Steve Lookner
    Live coverage and speculation about a military base, Iranian guards outpost or a large natural gas reservoir in the area Still night there
  • MASSIVE EXPLOSION outside Tehran (raw)

    06/26/2020 5:24:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | on June 26, 2020 2:33 am | Posted by Kane
    Massive explosion east of #Tehran in an area that looks like full of research facilities! The explosion is massive and the brightness of the aftermath indicate a major incident! VIDEO AT LINK...................
  • Explosion reported near Tehran - report

    06/25/2020 3:04:36 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 68 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JUNE 26, 2020 | TZVI JOFFRE
    A large explosion was heard east of Tehran on Thursday night, with video from local sources showing a bright light lighting up the night sky.
  • Tehran I Cant Breathe Art Exhibition Shows Trump, Police as Hitler, Ku Klux Klan

    TEL AVIV The United States, its police and President Donald Trump are all depicted as Nazis or Ku Klux Klan members in a new art exhibition in Tehran called I Cant Breathe. The exhibition also features artworks condemning Israel. While Irans state-run media has been actively backing the George Floyd protests sweeping America, Tehran suppresses dissent of any kind at home, and routinely tortures and kills protesters. As recently as November, Iran quashed nationwide civil rallies calling for the ouster of the Islamic Republics leadership by arresting thousands of people and killing hundreds.
  • Seb Gorka On Trump Doctrine: Beijing, Pyongyang, Moscow, Tehran Now Know Americas Strength

    01/11/2020 9:36:30 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-11-2020 | by Robert Kraychik
    Americas adversaries know there is no worse enemy than the United States under President Donald Trumps leadership, assessed Sebastian Gorka, host of the America First radio show and former deputy assistant to the president, offering his remarks in an interview on SiriusXMs Breitbart News Saturday with host Matt Boyle. Gorka reflected on his work with Trumps presidential transition team. One of the first things we did on the official presidential transition team working for General Flynn, that great American patriot, and after the election, we were authorized as transition teams are to reach out to heads of state...
  • Video Appears To Show Moment The Plane Was Shot Down

    01/09/2020 3:40:52 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 25 replies
    rantingly ^ | 1/9/2020 | unattributed