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  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: The Earthquake in Turkey and Syria (47,000 dead BTW) Is a “Small Thing” Compared to Political Issues Like Palestine or American Interference in the Region

    02/20/2023 3:45:33 PM PST · by Conservat1 · 11 replies
    Memri ^ | Feb 20, 2023
    Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: The Earthquake in Turkey and Syria Is a “Small Thing” Compared to Political Issues Like Palestine or American Interference in the Region #Iran #earthquake #EarthquakeTurkeySyria #Khamenei— MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) February 20, 2023
  • Iran uprising at a glance – Day 121

    01/15/2023 10:23:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/15/2023 | Hamid Enayat
    First, the data on what's happening in Iran. Start with the count:Days: 121 Protests: 282 citiesFatalities: 750+ estimated deaths, 627 identified by MEKDetentions: 30,000 Now here's the latest news:Iran’s nationwide uprising entered its fifth month following a day of major rallies and demonstrations against the mullahs’ regime in various cities of what's known as Sistan and Baluchistan province, especially the provincial capital of Zahedan. A large number of locals took to the streets on Friday in the Baluch cities of Zahedan, Rask, and Khash, chanting slogans specifically targeting regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the paramilitary Basij...
  • IAEA and protests blow up in Iran’s face - analysis

    11/21/2022 1:53:53 AM PST · by blueplum · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 20 Nov 2022 | YONAH JEREMY BOB
    The Islamic Republic could be faced with global snapback sanctions which would apply even to Russia and China. Iran is trying to maintain an uncompromising stance in every area, but is up against the wall more than it has been in prior years both regarding the IAEA nuclear standoff and in confronting domestic protests. Normally, when the Islamic Republic tries to govern its foreign and internal problems using an iron hand, those it is up against retreat or back down. What is unique now is that Tehran has pulled out the stops against both the IAEA and domestic protesters, and...
  • Few-Friends Russia Embraces Iran

    11/15/2022 3:52:24 PM PST · by MeganC · 14 replies
    Center for European Policy Analysis ^ | 14 November 2022 | Emil Avdaliani
    (Subtitle) Isolated and embattled, Russia and Iran are increasingly cooperative. Russia once viewed the G-20 group of leading economies as the world’s key cooperative forum. No longer. The November 15-16 meeting in Bali will not be attended by Vladimir Putin and there is therefore little chance that his isolation will be illustrated through face-to-face condemnations from Western leaders. That’s not to say that Russia has no friends, just that it has fewer than before its all-out war on Ukraine began in February. North Korea, for example, has reportedly drawn closer to the Kremlin through supplies of military equipment to aid...
  • Iran acknowledges sending drones to Russia for first time

    11/05/2022 7:56:49 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 5, 2022 | AP Staff Reporter
    Iran’s foreign minister on Saturday acknowledged for the first time that his country has supplied Russia with drones, insisting the transfer came before Moscow’s war on Ukraine that has seen the Iranian-made drones divebombing Kyiv. The comments by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian come after months of confusing messaging from Iran about the weapons shipment, as Russia sends the drones slamming into Ukrainian energy infrastructure and civilian targets. “We gave a limited number of drones to Russia months before the Ukraine war,” Amirabdollahian told reporters after a meeting in Tehran. Previously, Iranian officials had denied arming Russia in its war...
  • Report: Salman Rushdie lives, but loses use of eye and hand

    10/24/2022 9:13:26 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 10 replies
    AP, via ^ | Oct 23, 2022
    Salman Rushdie’s agent says the author has lost sight in one eye and the use of a hand as he recovers from an attack from a man who rushed the stage at an August literary event in western New York, according to a published report. Literary agent Andrew Wylie told the Spanish language newspaper El Pais in an article published Saturday that Rushdie suffered three serious wounds to his neck and 15 more wounds to his chest and torso in the attack that took away sight in an eye and left a hand incapacitated. Rushdie, 75, spent years in hiding...
  • Inside Hadi Matar’s Last Days Before the Stabbing Attack on Salman Rushdie

    08/15/2022 7:29:40 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 7 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | August 15, 2022 | Pilar Melendez
    ‘IT’S CHILLING’ Days before his alleged attack on the writer, Hadi Matar wrote a late-night email to his New Jersey gym. Three days before Hadi Matar allegedly rushed the stage at a literary event to brutally attack British-Indian author Salman Rushdie, the 24-year-old wrote a late-night email to his New Jersey gym to cancel his membership. “Hey this is Hadi,” Matar wrote in an Aug. 9 email to the State of Fitness Boxing Club at 1:31 a.m. “I was going tk [sic] ask if you guys can disable autopay for me right now. As I won’t be able to make...
  • NJ man, Hadi Matar, with sympathies toward Iranian government ID’d as suspect in Salman Rushdie stabbing

    08/12/2022 2:47:56 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 50 replies ^ | August 12, 2022 | Joe Marino and Evan Simko-Bednarski
    A New Jersey man with sympathies toward the Iranian government was arrested and accused of stabbing famed novelist Salman Rushdie on Friday, according to law enforcement sources briefed on the investigation. Hadi Matar, 24, was arrested after he stormed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York and allegedly stabbed the author in the neck. Sources told The Post that an initial investigation suggests Hadi is sympathetic to the Iranian regime and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard.
  • [Arab-Muslim] NJ man, Hadi Matar, with sympathies toward Iranian government ID’d as suspect in Salman Rushdie stabbing

    08/12/2022 3:13:47 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 1 replies
    NYPost ^ | Aug 12, 2022 | Joe Marino and Evan Simko-Bednarski
    Hadi Matar, 24, was arrested after he stormed the stage at the Chautauqua Institution in Western New York and allegedly stabbed the author in the neck.
  • Russia claims Ukrainian generals killed in missile strike (50 Generals)

    06/19/2022 3:49:18 PM PDT · by BusterDog · 76 replies
    TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday that the country’s warships destroyed a command center with Kalibr cruise missiles, killing dozens of Ukrainian officers. “More than 50 generals and officers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were killed,” the statement said. The strike took place near the village of Shirokaya Dacha in Dnepropetrovsk Region. The strike hit the compound where commanders of several Ukrainian units had gathered for a meeting, Moscow said.
  • Rocket Attacks Reportedly Strike Kurdish TV Station, U.S. Consulate in Iraq, Videos Show Huge Explosions

    03/12/2022 4:04:00 PM PST · by devane617 · 32 replies
    mediate ^ | 03/12/2022
    Iraqi State TV, Sky News Arabia, and the Jerusalem Post are reporting explosions in Erbil, Iraq following apparent rocket fire into the city. The attack is reportedly near an under-construction U.S. consulate. The news is breaking on Twitter, and some of the details are still in flux, but most outlets report that Kurdish satellite channel k24 suffered a hit. Sky News Arabia reported that “the headquarters of the US embassy, ​​which is being built in the city of Erbil, northern Iraq, was targeted with five long-range missiles.
  • Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Threatens Trump on Twitter, Twitter Yawns and Allows It

    01/03/2022 6:24:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/03/2021 | Robert Spencer
    On Saturday, Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, tweeted: “Martyr Soleimani is an eternal reality that will live on forever. His assassins – including Trump & the like – will go down in history’s garbage bin, but of course after receiving retribution in this world for the crime they committed .” This is a clear threat, but Twitter has not banned or suspended Khamenei’s account. After all, he was threatening Donald Trump, and as far as Twitter is concerned, what could be wrong with that?Khamenei was referring, of course, to Qasem Soleimani, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Quds Force commander...
  • There's a battle going on between Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei and Joe Biden: The good news is that Iran is weaker than it appears. The bad news is that Biden seemingly doesn't understand this

    03/01/2021 7:20:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2021 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    Biden is determined to return to the (to him) halcyon days of Obama's Iran deal — an illegal treaty by which Obama gave Iran money and access to nuclear weapons. The real tragedy of Biden's goal is that, thanks to Trump's relentless pressure, Iran is on the ropes, and Biden has the upper hand — he just doesn't know this or, worse, doesn't want to know it.In Iran and the Middle East, when Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, emerges in public, people say he only speaks evil and issues threats. On Monday, February 22, after Iran and the IAEA reached...
  • Twitter takes action after Ayatollah Khamenei’s extremely violent tweet about Donald Trump (but don’t be too impressed) –

    01/22/2021 9:41:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 01/22/2021
    Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenie, recently sent out a highly problematic, violent-rhetoric-filled tweet about Donald Trump:Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, was removed from this platform “due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”Today, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shared an image bearing a resemblance to Trump which calls for “revenge.”— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 22, 2021The tweet contained an image of a golfer resembling Trump apparently being targeted by a drone.— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) January 22, 2021Translation— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) January 21, 2021Here’s a screenshot of the tweet:Hi Twitter,This account is affiliated...
  • Iran NGO Cancels Thousands of Pfizer Vaccine Doses After Ayatollah Khamenei Bans Them

    01/10/2021 12:13:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/10/2021 | Tyler O' Neill
    On Friday, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei announced a ban on vaccines from the U.S. and Britain, suggesting that the Western countries may be testing their vaccines on other nations. Shortly after his announcement, Iran’s Red Crescent Society, a non-governmental humanitarian organization, announced it had canceled an order of 150,000 Pfizer vaccines. “The import of U.S. and British vaccines into the country is forbidden,” Khamenei said in a press conference, according to journalist Hanif Jayazeri’s translation. “I have said this to the officials, and now I am saying it publicly. If the Americans had managed to manufacture a vaccine this...
  • Dead or dying? Power behind Iran’s Ayatollah being shifted to son Mojtaba Khamenei

    12/06/2020 7:49:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | December 6, 2020 | Chastity Mansfield
    Unconfirmed reports from Iran say the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, returned his soul to his maker. According to the same reports, an official announcement will be made only after the transfer of powers to his son, Mojtaba Khamenei, are completed. Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei, 81, was the supreme leader of Iran since 1989. He previously served as the president of Iran from 1981 to 1989. Khamenei is the longest serving head of state in the Middle East, as well as the second-longest serving Iranian leader of the last century, after Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Reports on Saturday suggested that...
  • Fire bomb hits Iranian court where wrestler was sentenced to death

    09/29/2020 12:09:36 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 3 replies
    jpost ^ | 9/29/20 | Benjamin Weinthal
    In apparent retaliation for the execution of the reportedly innocent Iranian champion wrestler Navid Afkari, assailants on Sunday fire bombed the entrance of the revolutionary court in the city of Shiraz that sentenced him to death. Video footage of the reported explosion was posted on social media on Sunday. The Iranian regime-controlled news outlet IRNA confirmed the attack on Sunday. “According to a report received by IRNA on Monday, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz announced the firing of incendiary materials in front of the Islamic Revolutionary Tribunal of Shiraz. The complex is in good health and...
  • CRUZ MISSILE Ted Cruz calls for CRIMINAL investigation into Twitter for potentially ‘violating US sanctions against Iran’

    05/29/2020 9:13:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 29 May 2020, 14:58Updated: 29 May 2020, 16:32 | Mollie Mansfield
    SENATOR Ted Cruz is calling for a criminal investigation into Twitter for potentially "violating US sanctions against Iran." Cruz asked for the investigation in a letter to the Justice and Treasury departments on Friday. In February, Cruz wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ask him to stop providing social media services to Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Now, the senator is calling on Attorney General William Barr and Secretary Steve Mnuchin to "take action." In Friday's letter, Cruz wrote: "I believe that the primary goal of (the International Emergency Economic...
  • Iranian Government Releases Anti-Semitic ‘Final Solution’ Poster

    05/21/2020 11:10:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | May 21, 2020 | Jason Hopkins
    The Iranian government released a profoundly anti-Semitic poster about Palestinian liberation that invoked Nazi Germany’s “final solution” plan for European Jews. Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, published a poster on Tuesday that reads “Palestine will be free. The final solution: Resistance until referendum.” Khamenei’s office released the image to celebrate Quds Day, an annual rally in Iran that calls for the destruction of Israel, according to The Jerusalem Post. The poster — which was displayed in English, Arabic and Farsi — depicts a conquered Jerusalem alongside the late Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp Quds Force...
  • American left must know that the Iranian Regime they are support have itself lost support among Middle East’s civilian population

    02/13/2020 6:02:53 AM PST · by Syafruddin Arsyad · 10 replies
    Oped Column Syndication ^ | 13-01-2020 | Syafruddin Arsyad
    From the early days of Iranian Revolution four decades ago, the Iranian regime has tried to spread its theocratic doctrine to the rest of the Middle East. The regime has, in the process, successfully made substantial number of Iraqi and Lebanese ‘civilians’ and ‘armed groups’ its core external support bases. The Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who spearheads the regime, had maintained his charm among these external civilian and armed support bases for almost three and a half decade. However, the situation has been changing in the Middle East for last half a decade and the Iranian regime appears to...