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  • Iranian Lawmaker: ‘In My Opinion, We Have Achieved Nuclear Weapons

    05/13/2024 12:30:10 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/13/2024 | FRANCES MARTEL
    Iranian member of Parliament Ahmad Bakhshayesh Ardestani said in an interview this weekend that he believed his country had successfully developed a nuclear weapon, contrary to international law, but would not admit to it. Ardestani claimed that Iran would still claim to be abiding by the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA), the 2015 agreement brokered by American President Barack Obama that dramatically reduced sanctions on Tehran in exchange for promises not to expand its nuclear development. Iran has consistently violated the nuclear deal for years; President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018 but the other four countries...
  • Iran University Offers Scholarships to Expelled US Students

    05/01/2024 10:58:28 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 37 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 1, 2024 | Brendan Cole
    The head of a university in Iran is reportedly offering scholarships to students in the U.S. who have been expelled for taking part in pro-Palestinian demonstrations on campuses. Mohammad Moazzeni, head of Shiraz University in the southern region of Fars, extended his proposal to those protesting Israel's actions in its war against Hamas, following clashes between demonstrators and law enforcement across America. "Students and even professors who have been expelled or threatened with expulsion can continue their studies at Shiraz University and I think that other universities in Shiraz as well as Fars Province are also prepared [to provide the...
  • British Royal Air Force Fighter Jets Shot Down Iranian Drones Headed for Israel, PM Sunak Confirms

    04/14/2024 5:40:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/14/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    British Royal Air Force fighter jets shot down a “number of” Iranian attack drones launched against Israel, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak confirmed on Sunday. RAF jets scrambled to protect Israel from their bases in Iraq and Syria intercepted and downed Iranian military drones, Prime Minister Sunak said while warning that “the fallout for regional stability would be hard to overstate” if the strikes on Israel had been successful.
  • We Still Have an Iranian Mole Inside the Pentagon

    11/13/2023 8:37:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/13/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall a stunning report from September that looked into an infrequently discussed Pentagon group known as the Iran Experts Initiative. In it, we learned about one of Joe Biden’s Iranian “experts” who was probably far too much of an expert in this field. Ariane Tabatabai is an Iranian-born aide and chief of staff to a Pentagon Assistant Secretary of Defense. She initially worked alongside the now-suspended Robert Malley on Biden’s efforts to restart Obama’s Iran nuclear deal. But the September report suggests she was working far more on behalf of the Iranian regime than our government. Still, she...
  • Houthis Escalating Red Sea Attacks on Shipping

    02/23/2024 2:17:13 PM PST · by hardspunned · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/22/24 | Jonathan Saul
    DUBAI/ADEN/LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis claimed responsibility for an attack on a UK-owned cargo ship and a drone assault on an American destroyer on Thursday, and they targeted Israel’s port and resort city of Eilat with ballistic missiles and drones. The statement by a Houthi representative on social media site X came shortly after the group’s leader said it was ramping up attacks on ships in the Red Sea and other waters – including with new “submarine weapons” -to mirror Israel’s military operations in the Gaza Strip.
  • Iranian Asylum Seeker Who Took Hostages on Train Shot Dead: Not Terror, Say Police (Switzerland)

    02/09/2024 10:01:37 AM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-9-24 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    An Iranian asylum seeker was shot dead by police as he charged at an officer while wielding an axe, the culmination of a four-hour hostage-taking aboard a Swiss regional train service. Nearly 100 members of the emergency services responded to a hostage-taking aboard a local train service stopped Essert-sous-Champvent train station after passengers managed to contact police to alert them of the situation. A “screaming” 32-year-old Iranian asylum seeker armed with an axe and a knife had tied up at least some of the 14 passengers and the driver of the Sainte-Croix to Yverdon train, leading to a four-hour hostage...
  • The Conservative Case for Biden’s Foreign Policy (#NeverTrumper hurl alert)

    10/30/2020 8:42:20 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 27 replies
    The Bulwark ^ | October 29, 2020 | Shay Khatiri
    In a line many on the right love to quote, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates accused Joe Biden of being “wrong on nearly every major foreign-policy and national-security issue over the past four decades.” Gates isn’t wrong, though he, too, has been wrong on foreign policy questions, and has anyone who’s made enough tough decisions over that many decades (see Churchill, Winston).What conservatives omit is that Gates dedicates most of the passage to praising Biden’s character: Joe is simply impossible not to like. He’s down to earth, funny, profane, and humorously self-aware of his motormouth. Not too many meetings had...
  • Iranian President Thanks Pope Francis for Calling for Ceasefire in Gaza

    11/06/2023 10:42:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/2023 | Thomas D Williams PHD
    ROME — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi telephoned Pope Francis on Sunday afternoon and thanked the pontiff for his repeated calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. According to the website of the Iranian presidency, in his conversation with the pope, Raisi “called the terrible and unprecedented crimes of the usurper Zionist regime in martyring nearly 10,000 people, including 4,000 children and 2,500 women, the biggest genocide of the century.”
  • Tucker Carlson’s online media company just raised $15 million in seed capital (from Iranian-Pakistani Omeed Malik)

    10/17/2023 6:48:34 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 37 replies
    Fortune MSN ^ | 10/17/2023 | Chris Morris
    Tucker Carlson’s new media company has found a backer. Omeed Malik, through his newly launched 1789 Capital boutique investment company, has invested $15 million in seed capital into Last Country, the startup founded by Carlson and Neil Patel, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • Resurfaced Video Shows Houston-Based Muslim Children Pledging to Be Soldiers, Martyrs for Iranian Ayatollah

    10/17/2023 5:56:12 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2023 | Joshua Klein
    As warnings of possible Islamic terrorist attacks within the U.S. intensify, a resurfaced clip shows hundreds of American children from the heart of Texas chanting references to Iran’s supreme leader and pledging allegiance to him, while praising martyrdom. The chilling video, indicating a terrifying influence within the U.S. of the Islamic Republic — the largest state sponsor of terrorism worldwide — was aired by Iranian state media last year.
  • McCarthy calls on Biden to refreeze $6B in Iranian funds

    10/09/2023 11:21:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2023 | LAUREN SFORZA
    Former Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is calling on President Biden to refreeze $6 billion in Iranian funds in the wake of the recent attacks on Israel by Hamas. In a lengthy address laying out a five-step plan to address the escalating conflict in Israel, McCarthy took aim at the Biden administration for its prisoner swap with Iran and its decision to unfreeze $6 billion in frozen Iranian funds in exchange for the freedom of five wrongfully detained American citizens. “Biden’s policy on appeasement, including money for hostage deals, must come to an end,” McCarthy said Monday. “His policy has only...
  • US sends confiscated Iranian ammunition to Ukraine forces

    10/04/2023 10:57:32 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/04/2023 | Ryan King
    The US military has sent a trove of confiscated Iranian ammunition to war-torn Ukraine, it announced Tuesday, as fears grow that direct aid from Washington to Kyiv will soon run out. On Monday, the US dispatched more than 1.1 million rounds of 7.62mm rifle ammo to the Ukrainian armed forces. “The US is committed to working with our allies and partners to counter the flow of Iranian lethal aid in the region by all lawful means including US and UN sanctions and through interdictions,” US Central Command said in a statement. The materiel was seized in December 2022 en route...
  • Iranian president: Funds unfrozen by US would be spent ‘wherever we need it’

    09/12/2023 11:05:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/12/2023 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said the $6 billion in funds the U.S. agreed to unfreeze in exchange for five U.S. prisoners will be spent “wherever we need it,” despite the Biden administration saying the funds are restricted to humanitarian use. When asked in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt about the funds, Raisi said Iran would have “authority” over how the funds will be spent. “This money belongs to the Iranian people, the Iranian government, so the Islamic Republic of Iran will decide what to do with this money,” he said, according to an Iranian government translator.
  • Texas woman accused of stabbing online date to avenge Iran's Soleimani dodges jailtime

    08/05/2023 9:31:48 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/5/2023 | Chris Pandolfo
    Judge Carli Kierny sentenced Nikoubin to serve three year's probation on Wednesday. Nikoubin, who immigrated to the U.S. from Iran when was 12, told the court she suffers from mental health issues including diagnoses for severe depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, KLAS news reported.
  • Nima Momeni, Bob Lee Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    04/13/2023 4:21:01 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 27 replies
    Heavy ^ | April 13, 2023 | Jessica McBride
    Nima Momeni is an “IT Consultant/Entrepreneur” who is the suspect accused of stabbing San Francisco, California, tech executive Bob Lee to death, the San Francisco Police Department said at an April 13, 2023, press conference announcing Momeni’s arrest. San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins said in the news conference that Momeni is being charged with murder and with a penalty enhancer “alleging this murder was committed with a knife.” She said her office is asking that Momeni be held without bail.
  • Exclusive: Congress probes Oberlin College prof. with links to Iranian regime

    10/04/2022 11:19:47 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 28 September 2022 | Benjamin Weinthal
    "Just this month Oberlin had to pay $36 million for defaming a local bakery with false accusations of racism. Oberlin has a track record of politically motivated dishonesty and can’t be trusted to give an honest assessment of Mahallati’s past. Our concerns have nothing to do with academic freedom or unorthodox views—they’re about Mahallati’s past and his apparent leading role in covering up the Iranian regime’s atrocities. I’d like to thank Ranking Member Foxx for her commitment to investigating higher education’s ties to hostile foreign regimes when Republicans retake the majority, "Republican Study Committee Chairman Banks told Fox News Digital....
  • Pentagon Considers Sending Intercepted Iranian Weapons to Ukraine

    02/15/2023 6:29:33 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-15-2023 | KRISTINA WONG
    The Pentagon is considering sending illicit weapons intercepted from Iran to Ukraine, a defense official and a recent report outline. On Monday, Breitbart News asked a senior defense official on a press conference call: “Does the U.S. have weapons stocks or intercepted illicit arms in any of the [Gulf Cooperation Council] countries that it has sent or is considering sending to Ukraine?”
  • Biden letting Iran’s president come to NYC despite Pompeo assassination plot

    08/17/2022 4:47:56 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    American Military News ^ | 8/16/22 | Ryan Morgan
    President Joe Biden hasn’t blocked Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi from entering the U.S. to speak at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting in New York City next month. Raisi will attend even after an Iranian military officer was charged this month with trying to assassinate former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. For weeks, Senate Republicans have been calling for President Joe Biden to block Raisi, who the U.S. sanctioned in 2019 for his role in executing children in 2018 and 2019. Earlier this month, The Department of Justice charged an Iranian military officer with trying to hire people...
  • U.S. Ambassador Under Fire for Wearing Hijab at Lebanon’s Request

    12/02/2022 9:09:07 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 1, 2022 | Adam Kredo •
    The U.S. ambassador to Lebanon is facing criticism within the State Department for wearing a hijab earlier this month during meetings with pro-Hezbollah officials at a time when Iranian protesters are rallying against such draconian religious displays. Dorothy Shea, who has served as the top U.S. diplomat in Lebanon since 2020, was recently pictured in regional media outlets meeting with Lebanon’s Higher Shiite Islamic Council, a religious body that experts view as allied with Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed terror group that wages outsized political influence in Lebanon. One senior diplomatic source told the Washington Free Beacon the gesture undermines U.S. efforts...
  • JK Rowling gets death threat from Iran-supporting Islamist extremist telling her 'you are next' after supporting stabbed author Salman Rushdie

    08/13/2022 7:22:42 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 13, 2022 | Jack Wright
    British author JK Rowling has received a death threat from an Iran-backing Islamist extremist who appears to have praised Salman Rushdie's suspected attacker, repeatedly expressed support for Tehran's theocratic dictator Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and branded Israel, Ukraine and India 'terrorist states'. The Harry Potter writer and free speech campaigner - who has been pilloried by trans activists for her beliefs on gender - had expressed her horror at the sickening attempt on Rushdie's life in upstate New York when she was issued the chilling threat on Twitter. Meer Asif Aziz, who describes himself on Twitter as a 'student, social activist,...