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  • 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.”
  • Why an ESL teacher might have helped 3 O.C. inmates escape

    01/29/2016 7:47:17 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/29/2016 | Matt Hamilton, James Queally and Richard Winton•
    The teacher, Nooshafarin Ravaghi, had traveled the world, spoke three languages and wrote a collection of children's books about a young girl's discovery of her Persian heritage, according to her website. The student, Hossein Nayeri, had fled the United States twice to escape prosecution and was awaiting trial in a brutal torture plot that left a man burned, bleeding and near death in the Mojave Desert. Ravaghi had been teaching in the jails since fall 2014 and passed a Sheriff's Department background check, according to a statement released by the Rancho Santiago Community College District. She had been teaching at...
  • Iran: European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran

    01/28/2016 8:48:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2016 2:47 PM EST | Nasser Karimi
    Several European airlines aim to resume their flights to Iran following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the state-owned IRAN daily reported on Thursday. The newspaper quoted Mohammad Khodakarami, deputy head of Iran's civil aviation authority, as saying British Airways officials visited Tehran on Tuesday to discuss resumption of flights. He did not elaborate. Khodakarami also said both Air France and Dutch flagship KLM have already expressed their readiness to resume flights to Tehran. ...
  • Source: Tehran takes interest in Russian anti-ship missile Yakhont

    01/20/2016 4:19:37 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    INTERFAX ^ | January 20, 2016
    The Iranian army has taken an interest in Russia's coastal mobile missile system 'Bastion' armed with 'Yakhont' supersonic anti-ship missiles, a source close to the military-technical cooperation sector told Interfax-AVN on Jan. 20. "The interest of Iranian partners in this system derives from high performance characteristics of 'Bastion' and its reputation on the global arms market. Most importantly, Iran has a long coastline and waters which need protection," the source said. New horizons will open for military-technical cooperation between Moscow and Tehran "after the lifting of international sanctions against Iran," he said. "There are no impediments to the delivery of...
  • Putin Visits Tehran for Syria Talks (Meets with Ayatollah Khamenei)

    11/23/2015 7:31:30 AM PST · by xzins · 78 replies
    VOA ^ | 23 Nov 15 | VOA
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Tehran for talks with Iranian leaders about the crisis in Syria. On his first trip to Iran in eight years, Putin met with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday, as Russia nears a third month of military engagement in the conflict. The discussions come on a sidelines of a one-day trip to Iran for a summit of gas-exporting countries. Tehran and Moscow have supported Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the ongoing civil war that has crippled the country since 2011 and killed over 250,000 people. The violence has displaced millions more. On...
  • TEHRAN: 'We will trample upon America!

    07/20/2015 9:18:08 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 84 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | Jul 20, 2015 | Adam Kredo
    A senior Iranian cleric delivered Friday prayers in Tehran while standing behind a podium that declared, “We Will Trample Upon America,” according to photos released by Iran’s state-controlled media. Iranian cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Movahedi Kermani, who was handpicked by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader to deliver the prayers, delivered a message of hostility toward the United States in the first official remarks since a final nuclear deal was signed between Iran and world powers in Vienna last week. Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon adviser and expert on rogue regimes, said that the official remarks by Iranian officials and clerics...