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  • This Iranian Commander Kept Secret That Israeli F-35 Stealth Fighters Had Violated Iran Airspace

    07/01/2019 1:20:53 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 1st, 2019 | by Dario Leone
    Israel has praised the Lockheed Martin F-35 as a “game-changer”. Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) commander Brigadier General Farzad Ismaili, who had been in office since 2010, has been fired by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after he kept secret that Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35 stealth fighters had violated Iran’s airspace, the Kuwaiti daily Al Jarida reported on Saturday. The newspaper emphasized that it was the original media source that exposed the Israeli raids, which had taken place in March 2018. Al Jarida cited senior Iranian military who said that only following its March report did...
  • Paranoia Runs Deep Among Iran Supporters

    06/21/2019 5:04:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2019 | Ken Blackwell
    There are several truisms about the Iranian regime. It is a deeply intolerant, religiously fanatical regime with a death grip on power through suppression and a corrupt system of bribes, payoffs and family connections.Tony Soprano has nothing on the mullahs’ regime.Like any insular group of Mafiosos, the mullahs ruling Tehran are a deeply paranoid bunch. They regularly suspect traitors in their midst and engage in periodic purges that would do Josef Stalin proud; right down to public hangings.They also desperately manipulate—sometimes clumsily—social media and the Internet in general in a vain attempt to trash opponents and to stifle debate about...
  • Tankers Off Iran Hit by Suspected Torpedoes

    06/13/2019 9:04:43 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 142 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 13, 2019 10:04 a.m. ET | Rory Jones, Biography @RoryWSJ Rory.Jones@wsj.com Benoit Faucon and Costas Paris
    DUBAI—Two tankers were damaged in attacks off the coast of Iran early Thursday, including one operated by a Japanese company, on a day when Tehran rebuffed attempts by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to ease a military standoff with the U.S. The incidents sent oil prices sharply higher, reigniting fears of trade disruptions in the Strait of Hormuz, through which over a third of the world’s seaborne crude oil is shipped. Brent crude, the international benchmark for crude prices, rose 4% on Thursday to $62.37. The attacks appeared to use relatively sophisticated weapons, according to early assessments, and came within...
  • Former Tehran mayor admitted to murdering his wife

    05/28/2019 11:10:47 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/19
    ...former Tehran mayor Mohammad Ali Najafi admitted he had murdered his wife in her home in Tehran. The police found her body with several gunshot wounds in the chest. Najafi resigned in April 2018.
  • Iran: Shopkeepers and Merchants go on strike

    10/08/2018 8:03:20 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 12 replies
    mojahedin press ^ | Oct 8,2018 | hassan mahmoudi
    On Monday Oct 8.2018 , merchants in several Iranian cities went on strike and refused to open for business in an extension of ongoing protests against the regime of Tehran. The strike, which was preplanned and widely distributed across social media channels, is in protest to increasing prices and high inflation rates. The protest movement comprises 25 of Iran’s major cities Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, commended the brave bazaar merchants and shopkeepers in Tehran and dozens of other Iranian cities who are on strike against the mullahs' corrupt regime. She said that the bazaar strike, coming...
  • Turkish-Russian 'strategic ties' fail stress test on Syria's Idlib

    09/12/2018 7:28:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | September 12, 2018 | Semih Idiz
    Much of the world focused its attention on the Tehran summit last week between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in the hope that the three “Astana partners” could prevent a bloodbath in Idlib, in northwestern Syria.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu issued promising statements before the Sept. 7 summit, expressing his belief that a crisis would be averted in the last opposition stronghold. The summit not only failed to achieve this, but also highlighted Turkish and Russian differences over Syria. This comes at a time when Ankara and Moscow are keen to highlight their burgeoning...
  • Why did Putin disregard his Turkish partner? (Turkey, Russia, Iran summit)

    09/10/2018 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | September 10, 2018 | Cengiz Candar
    The trilateral summit in Tehran between the presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia was one of the most unusual parades of international diplomacy yet. It was televised live. Let’s remember the scenes: All who watched it saw how Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blundered and how Russian President Vladimir Putin ridiculed him. Then it was a rare — if not unique — case of international diplomacy where a trilateral partnership considered detrimental to the interests of the West displayed signs of failure on a burning international issue.What has had the West — the transatlantic security system — worried for some time is NATO-member Turkey’s partnership...
  • Woman lashes out at female morality police after they try to force her to wear a hijab on Iranian...

    06/13/2018 6:22:13 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | June 13, 2018 | George Martin For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Woman lashes out at female morality police after they try to force her to wear a hijab on Iranian subway - and tells them: 'I wear whatever I like!' This is the remarkable moment a defiant woman fights back against Iran's stringent Morality Police after they confronted her about her clothes. The unnamed woman was caught on camera taking a stand against a gang of agents at the Darzaveh Zowlat metro station in Tehran, Iran. In the footage she can be seen booting one of three hijab-wearing policewomen after they took issue with her western clothing. 'I will...
  • Mossad to Khamenei and Iran: 'Kilroy was here'

    05/08/2018 10:05:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/8/2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    It was quite a revelation in late April when Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu showed the world that Iran had intensified its efforts to hide evidence of its nuclear weapons program after signing the deal in 2015. The proof for this came from documents and computer discs seized by Mossad agents from a secret warehouse in Tehran. Europe and Iranian apologists in the U.S. say Bibi didn't present anything new. Translation: We knew that the Iranians were lying, but we pretended not to see. Indeed, according to Rob Malley, a former senior official in Obama's National Security Council and a...
  • Netanyahu says he has proof of secret Iranian nuclear program

    04/30/2018 10:24:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 81 replies
    CNN International ^ | 04/30/2018 | By Eliott C. McLaughlin
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel has evidence that Iranian officials were "brazenly lying" when they said Iran wasn't pursuing nuclear weapons and that the Islamic republic is keeping an "atomic archive" at a secret compound. "Tonight I'm here to tell you one thing: Iran lied -- big time," Netanyahu said.
  • Tehran Police: No More Arrests for Flouting [Islamic] Dress Code

    12/30/2017 5:54:57 PM PST · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 12/28/17 | Amir Vahdat
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police in Iran’s capital said Thursday they will no longer arrest women for failing to observe the Islamic dress code in place since the 1979 revolution. The announcement signaled an easing of punishments for violating the country’s conservative dress code, as called for by the young and reform-minded Iranians who helped re-elect President Hassan Rouhani, a relative moderate, earlier this year. But hard-liners opposed to easing such rules still dominate Iran’s security forces and judiciary, so it was unclear whether the change would be fully implemented.
  • Time for Reckoning a Long Hidden Massacre

    11/21/2017 11:03:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2017 | Sara Hassani
    This week, Tehran announced it would continue a missile development program that defense analysts say could allow Iran to launch nuclear weapons. It was a public threat that has understandably stirred strong response from the U.S. and the west: the risk of nuclear proliferation by a fanatical regime is indeed a threat to millions across the region. But there is another, potentially greater threat from within Iran, one made more insidious by the fact that no one outside of Iran seems to care but which nonetheless imperils the values and moral conscience of the civilized world. I am speaking of...
  • BREAKING: Iran parliament shooting: Several injured, one dead as explosion in Tehran

    06/07/2017 1:11:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 84 replies
    (UK) Express ^ | June 7, 2017 | Jon Rogers
    THE Iranian Parliament is under fire with a gunman shooting guards, with at least eight injured. Iranian state TV has reported that there were four attackers in parliament with one person killed and eight people injured. The situation is still ongoing, according to the broadcaster. [Snip] [Additionally] an armed man opened fire at the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini in southern Tehran and wounded a number of people. A gunman opened fire at pilgrims at the late Imam Khomeini mausoleum in southern Tehran on Wednesday injuring a number of people. There are reports of witnesses saying that they heard an explosion...
  • More Obama Lies About The Iran Nuclear Deal Exposed

    04/24/2017 10:30:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    For good reason, the Iran nuclear agreement has been deeply unpopular and viewed with much skepticism since its signing in 2013. Not only did the Obama administration negotiate the agreement without a guarantee Iran wouldn't eventually build a nuclear bomb, President Obama and his State Department approved a number of secret side deals that have been exposed in the aftermath of negotiations. One of those secret deals included $400 billion in cash sent to Tehran in the middle of the night on an airplane. When caught, the administration initially denied the transaction and then later admitted much of the untraceable cash...
  • DEATH TO AMERICA PROTESTS SPREAD FROM BERKELEY TO TEHRAN

    02/11/2017 6:42:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/11/17 | Jeff Crouere
    After examining the dangerous goals of both groups, it is obvious that the President is on the right path. Today, on the 38th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, thousands of Iranians demonstrated in Tehran. As usual, the crowd rallied against the “Great Satan,” yelling “Death to America.” They were burning the American flag and effigies of Donald Trump and stomping on the President’s picture.
  • Unfinished metro tunnel collapses in Iran, 3 workers dead

    09/07/2016 7:33:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016 2:29 PM EDT
    Iranian media say a metro tunnel that was under construction in Tehran has collapsed, killing at least three workers. The semi-official Fars news agency and other outlets say 16 workers survived Wednesday’s cave-in, including six who were taken to the hospital for treatment. Rescuers are still searching for one worker. …
  • WSJ: Entire $1.7 billion ransom paid to Iran in cash

    09/07/2016 7:06:05 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 7, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that members of Congress were briefed by the Obama administration on how the rest of the $1.7 billion ransom payment to Iran was accomplished. The transfer took place in late January with $400 million in cash being flown from Geneva to Tehran, after which, several Americans held in Iranian prisons were released. Yesterday, after months of demands from Congress for information on how the remaining $1.3 billion was transferred to Iran, the administration came clean and admitted the entire amount was paid in cash.
  • Tehran May Name Street After Muhammad Ali, Once Quoted Calling Iran ‘The Greatest’ Country

    06/06/2016 10:14:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 6, 2016 | 4:24 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    As fans around the world remembered Muhammad Ali at the weekend, a member of Tehran’s city council suggested that a street in the Iranian capital be named after the American boxing legend, a convert to Islam who during a 1993 trip to Iran was quoted as calling the Islamic republic “the greatest.” Addressing a meeting of the city council, Eqbal Shakeri described Ali as a “symbol of resistance to racism and U.S. imperialistic policies in the Vietnam War,” the IRNA state news agency reported — a reference to Ali’s refusal to be conscripted into the military in the 1960s in...
  • Air France plane lands in Iran for first time in 8 years

    04/17/2016 8:56:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    France 24 ^ | 2016-04-18 | (AFP News Wires)
    The first Air France flight between Paris and Tehran for eight years landed in the Islamic republic’s capital on Sunday, bearing a government minister and a business delegation. The airline’s route had been suspended since 2008 because of international sanctions against Iran over its controversial nuclear program. However, sanctions have been lifted under an accord with world powers that has now been in force for three months. […] Frederic Gagey, the airline’s chief executive, spoke of its “great pride in returning to Iran”. However, resumption of the service caused controversy in France after unions said the airline sent an internal...
  • Iranian Foreign Minister: Tehran Will Respond to US Measures by Bolstering Missile Capabilities

    03/29/2016 3:40:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Algemeiner Journal ^ | 3/29/16 | David Daoud
    Iran’s foreign minister said that Tehran would respond to American moves to curtail its missile program by bolstering it, semi-official news agency Mehr reported on Tuesday. Mohammad Javad Zarif said that instead of limiting them, “Iran’s missile capabilities will be further enforced,” in accordance with President Hassan Rouhani’s orders. Zarif also discounted promises by US presidential candidates to nullify the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, saying they were “following the orders of Zionists, but these are just words and should not be heeded.”