Trump warns Khamenei to be ‘careful with his words’ following Tehran sermon

US President mocks Iranian supreme leader, writes in support of the ‘noble people of Iran,’ after Khamenei attacks America and Europe in speech. US President Donald Trump at a ceremony in the White House, January 17, 2020, in Washington. (AP/Steve … Read More

Iran Claws Back Its Regional Influence

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A demonstrator holds a picture of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a protest in Tehran, Iran, January 3, 2020 Photo by Nazanin Tabatabaee/West Asia News Agency/Reuters Last week, international politics was consumed with the … Read More

Iranian security forces purportedly fire live ammunition to disperse protesters despite Trump’s warning

Videos emerged online Monday that purportedly show Iranian police and security forces firing live ammunition to disperse demonstrators protesting against the Islamic Republic after the country mistakenly downed a Ukrainian airline plane shortly after takeoff from Tehran. There was no immediate report in Iranian … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 20 December 2019

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Greetings from Tyler, Whoever heard of THIRTY feet of snow?  That’s what they’re dealing with in Iceland, where they’ve never seen the like.  Snow was supposed to have been a thing of the past, something the youthful generation would only … Read More

U.S. says Iran may have killed up to 1,000 protesters

U.N. human rights chief says video footage shows Iranian security forces “shooting to kill.” WASHINGTON — The U.S.’s special representative for Iran Brian Hook has said that more than 1,000 Iranian citizens may have been killed in recent protests. On … Read More

Iran’s security forces shot and killed ‘rioters’ in gas price protests, state TV reports

Iranian security forces gunned down “rioters” in multiple cities during recent protests over an increase in government-set gasoline prices, the country’s state television admitted Tuesday, as unease continues to grip the Islamic Republic. The report – which the Associated Press said … Read More

Iran’s escalation policy has backfired

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U.S. President Donald Trump’s policy of ignoring Iranian provocations while keeping up the economic pressure on Tehran has earned him considerable criticism—but appears to be working. (December 3, 2019 / JCPA) The wave of demonstrations in Iran following the regime’s … Read More

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