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  • Iran Caught in “Missile Trap” After UN Report

    01/15/2018 8:08:53 AM PST · by nuconvert · 30 replies
    IranWire ^ | January 13, 2018
    Iran’s missile program has been the target of criticism by the US and the European Union for quite some time. When Yemeni Houthi rebels launched a missile toward Saudi Arabia on November 5, 2017, Iran was accused of having supplied it to them, a charge Iranian officials categorically denied. But on Friday, January 12, a United Nations panel concluded that the Islamic Republic had violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to the Shi'ite rebels in Yemen. In the 79-page report, the panel accuses Iran of violating UN Security Council Resolution 2216, passed in...
  • UN Finds Iranian Weapons Supplied To Yemeni Rebels, Violating UN Embargo

    01/15/2018 8:01:22 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    A United Nations panel in a new report has concluded that Iran violated a UN arms embargo by directly or indirectly providing missiles and drones to Shi'ite rebels in Yemen, backing up accusations made repeatedly by the United States. (excerpt "The panel said it came to the conclusion that Iran had manufactured the weapons the Yemeni rebels fired at Saudi Arabia, which leads an Arab coalition fighting on the side of the government against the rebels in Yemen's civil war. The panel said it found that design features of the missile debris were "consistent with those of the Iranian-designed and...

    01/13/2018 7:34:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 12, 2018
    EXCERPT - 1.The U.S. government should publicly disclose more information about the billions of dollars the Islamic Republic has stolen from the Iranian people to funnel towards Khamenei and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and the national wealth it has squandered in an attempt to export its revolution abroad. Through documentaries on satellite TV and posts on social media, this data would add credence to the Iranian people’s charges of mismanagement and deceit by those who rule in the name of God. 2.Sanctions placed on regime conglomerates and oligarchic enterprises by the Obama administration prior to the nuclear deal should be...
  • Updates on Iran Protests

    01/11/2018 7:46:57 AM PST · by nuconvert · 52 replies
    Since there's a virtual blackout on news of the protests in Iran, I'm posting some updates that aren't being generally reported. Pres. Trump needs to help the Iranian people get publicity through satellite & high tech methods. If the protesters can communicate better within Iran, they can better organize. The Iranian regime is depending upon being able to keep the world in the dark in order to quell the protests Updates: Widespread labor strikes in Iran. Yet, there's absolutely zero coverage in the press or media. In Isfahan, fuel truck drivers have stopped delivering fuel. Protests in Isfahan last night...
  • At Least 20 Dead As Iran Uprising Stretches Into Sixth Day

    01/02/2018 8:15:10 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies
    <p>Anti-regime protests in Iran erupted again Tuesday, prompting a crackdown by government forces that left nine more people dead, according to Iranian state media.</p> <p>The widespread unrest stretched into a sixth day, as demonstrators across the country continued to denounce Iran’s clerical regime and its economic and foreign policies. With at least 20 people killed and hundreds more arrested over the weekend, the uprising has become the biggest challenge to the Iranian regime since 2009, when mass protests shook Tehran after a disputed presidential election.</p>
  • Iranian cities hit by anti-government protests (more cities now)

    12/29/2017 6:00:56 PM PST · by nuconvert · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | Dec. 29, 2017
    Anti-government demonstrations that began in Iran on Thursday have now spread to several major cities. Large numbers reportedly turned out in Rasht, in the north, and Kermanshah, in the west, with smaller protests in Isfahan, Hamadan and elsewhere. The protests began against rising prices but have spiralled into a general outcry against clerical rule and government policies. A small number of people have been arrested in Tehran, the capital. They were among a group of 50 people who gathered in a city square, Tehran's deputy governor-general for security affairs told the Iranian Labour News Agency. The US State Department condemned...
  • Cotton Statement on Iranian Protests

    12/29/2017 6:51:49 AM PST · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    Sen. Tom Cotton ^ | December 28, 2017
    Cotton Statement on Iranian Protests December 28, 2017 Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the protests against the Iranian regime in the city of Mashhad: "Even after the billions in sanctions relief they secured through the nuclear deal, the ayatollahs still can't provide for the basic needs of their own people-perhaps because they've funneled so much of that money into their campaign of regional aggression in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen. The protests in Mashhad show that a regime driven by such a hateful ideology cannot maintain broad popular support forever, and we...
  • Protests in the thousands held in Yazd, Mashhad, Shahrood, Kashmar

    12/29/2017 6:50:42 AM PST · by nuconvert · 57 replies
    You Tube ^ | Dec. 28. 2017
    Protests held in the cities of Yazd, Mashhad, Shahrood, Kashmar numbering in the thousands. They are demonstrating against high prices, unemployment, and the gov't spending money & lives in their involvement in Lebanon & Syria. None of the protests were in Tehran. This video is a compilation of protests. "Protesters were heard chanting 'Death to Rouhani' and 'Death to the dictator'"
  • VP Pence Veterans Day Speech At Arlington Cemetery - Full Speech

    11/12/2017 7:45:46 AM PST · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    YoutTube ^ | Nov. 2017
    Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Arlington Cemetery to mark Veterans Day 2017.
  • REVEALED: Bin Laden daughter’s letter addressed to Khamenei

    11/05/2017 4:53:49 AM PST · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    A lArabiya ^ | Nov, 2, 2017
    Among the documents related to former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, released by the CIA, is a letter reportedly sent by his daughter Eman to Iranian leader Ali Khamenei. (excerpt) Another document, sent by al-Haj Osman (as he called himself) to Maulawi Azmari, a prominent al-Qaeda leader, sheds light on Iran’s support for al-Qaeda operatives. This finds mention in Bin Laden’s correspondence and reveals his role as the link between Iranian intelligence and al-Qaeda. In the letter, Osman mentions the details of the return of some elements of the organization to Iran to collect funds and fighters and to communicate...
  • Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, stresses ‘Iran’s hands will be cut off’

    11/05/2017 4:40:51 AM PST · by nuconvert · 14 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | November 4, 2017
    Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday, stressing that “Iran’s hands in the region will be cut off,” emphasizing the fact that “wherever Iran is involved, there is nothing but devastation and chaos.” "In his speech, he said the atmosphere in the country is similar to the one that existed before his father, the late prime minister Rafik Hariri, was assassinated in 2005. “We are living in a climate similar to the atmosphere that prevailed before the assassination of (his father the late prime minister) martyr Rafik al-Hariri. I have sensed what is being plotted covertly to...
  • CIA Director Pompeo Lashes Out at Iran, Compares It to ISIS

    10/13/2017 2:11:37 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct. 12, 2017
    On the eve of President Trump's decision on the certification of the Iran nuclear deal, CIA Director Michael Pompeo lashed out Thursday at the Islamic Republic in a speech at the University of Texas, calling it "a thuggish police state" and a "despotic theocracy," and comparing its ambitions to those of ISIS.
  • Live | Man arrested after car mounts pavement outside London museum, hitting passers-by

    10/07/2017 8:47:33 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Oct 7, 2017
    A man has been arrested after a car mounted the pavement outside the Natural History Museum in London, hitting a number of people. It is understood the car mounted the pavement as visitors made their way to the museum, in west London, before ploughing into two other vehicles. A man was seen shortly after being held to the ground by security guards.
  • FReeper Jonah Johansen Passed Away

    09/22/2017 7:22:49 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 43 replies
    nuconvert | 9-22-17
    FReeper Jonah Johansen passed away very suddenly, unexpectedly on Sept 10, 2017. He was very intelligent, a political junkie, a lover of animals (especially cats), a Christian, a Bluegrass, Bob Dylan & Steely Dan fan, a philosopher, avid reader, WoW gamer, and had a great sense of humor. He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, 2 dogs and a cat. He will be missed by all who befriended him.
  • Philippines troops backed by attack helicopters battle Islamist militants

    05/26/2017 6:16:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 27 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | May 25, 2017
    Philippines troops backed by attack helicopters battle Islamist militants in besieged southern city -excerpt- Army tanks packed with soldiers rolled into the mainly Muslim Marawi City as gunfire and explosions rang out after militants linked to the Islamic State group torched buildings, seized more than a dozen Catholic hostages and raised the black flag of Isil. The army sent about 100 soldiers, including US-trained special forces, to retake buildings and streets in the area held by militants of the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
  • Secy Tillerson, Saudi Foreign Minister hold press conference

    I think Saudi Foreign Minister Jubeir's welcoming speech made heads explode at the MSM
  • Chaos at Florida airport after Spirit flights canceled

    05/09/2017 6:33:20 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 49 replies
    Skirmishes involving irate passengers broke out at a Florida airport following the cancellation of multiple Spirit Airlines flights. Broward Sheriff's officials tell ABC News that deputies were called to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Monday to deal with angry passengers. Videos posted online show deputies trying to break up fights and detaining some unruly passengers.
  • Electronics banned on some US flights from Middle East

    03/21/2017 4:19:19 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    BBC ^ | 3-21-17
    The US has announced a ban on large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim majority countries. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said extremists were seeking "innovative methods" to bring down jets. Bombs could be hidden in laptops, tablets, cameras, DVD players and electronic games, it said. The measure will affect nine airlines operating out of 10 airports. Large electronic devices will only be allowed on board in checked baggage. Phones are exempt from the new rules The nine airlines affected are: â—¾Royal Jordanian â—¾Egypt Air â—¾Turkish Airlines â—¾Saudi Arabian Airlines â—¾Kuwait Airways â—¾Royal Air...
  • Paris IMF letter bomb injures one employee

    03/16/2017 5:59:37 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    bbc ^ | 3-16-17
    The IMF employee received hand and face injuries, and staff were evacuated. IMF director Christine Lagarde condemned the "cowardly act of violence" against IMF staff.
  • Iran Deal Architect is Now Running Tehran Policy at State Dept

    03/15/2017 9:01:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | March 14, 2017
    A trusted Obama aide who once worked for an alleged Iranian regime lobbying group is one of the individuals in charge of Iran policy planning at the State Department under Secretary Rex Tillerson. Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, the Iran director for former President Obama’s National Security Council (NSC), has burrowed into the government under President Trump. She’s now in charge of Iran and the Persian Gulf region on the policy planning staff at the State Department. To make matters worse, Nowrouzzadeh is a former employee of the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC), a non-profit that is accused of being a lobbying group for...