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Open Letter to Antonio Guterres, UN General Secretary: The Plea to Stop The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Recent Wave of Crackdowns

Your Excellency Mr. António Guterres, The Secretary-General of the United Nations We, the undersigned, cordially request your good self in your capacity to employ all the necessary means to stop the Islamic Republic of Iran’s executions of dissidents and brutal crackdown on protestors. In the last few weeks, The Islamic Republic …

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Mike Pompeo on Iran at Heritage Foundation

Well, good morning, everyone. I first want to thank the Heritage Foundation and its president, Kay Coles James. Thank you for hosting me today. First as a private citizen and then as a member of Congress, and even today, the Heritage Foundation has shaped my thinking on matters of the …

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Pompeo to press allies on Iran after moves on North Korea

Having returned from North Korea on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will embark on talks to persuade allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to press Iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. officials said. The open question is whether the allies, and …

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Expert Warns “Iran’s Economy is in a Death Spiral”

Steve H. Hanke is a professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., a …

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Iranian conservatives predict limited US strike on Syria

The war of words between Russia and the United States has escalated following the recent suspected chemical attack on Doumaand the Israeli airstrike on the T4 air basein Syria, which left seven Iranians dead. Iranian media are extensively covering and analyzing these developments. While conservative outlets generally opine that a US …

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U.S. backs EU Iran sanctions push, warns firms against Tehran trade

The United States on Tuesday welcomed a push by some EU states to impose new sanctions on Iran and warned firms considering doing business with the Islamic Republic that they could be funding militant groups and regional instability. U.S. President Donald Trump has set European allies a May 12 deadline …

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Iran’s Nobel Laureate Is Done With Reform. She Wants Regime Change.

Shirin Ebadi, Iran’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning human rights lawyer, has had enough. For years she represented her country’s dissidents in the Islamic Republic’s corrupt courts. She spoke out for the rights of women, minorities and students abroad. But she never called for the end of the regime she was fighting …

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AUSTRIAN BANK IN IRAN FREEZES BUSINESS FEARING U.S. SANCTIONS

Austria’s Oberbank, which, as a result of the 2015 nuclear deal became the first European bank to enter Iran’s financial system, announced it has not moved forward with business transactions in the Islamic Republic because of US sanctions. “As the first Western financial institution Oberbank reached a financial agreement with …

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Anti-hijab protester jailed for a year in Iran

An Iranian woman who was badly injured after being pushed off a box in Tehran as she was waving her hijab during a protest has been jailed for a year. Maryam Shariatmadari, 32, was demonstrating against laws which force women to wear a veil in the Islamic republic when a …

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Trump pushes Europe to fix Iran deal

Trump administration negotiators have a tough sales job as they pressure European allies to accept new restrictions to “fix” the Iran nuclear deal: Even if the Europeans agree, President Donald Trump may blow up the deal anyway. Given a mid-May deadline by Trump, U.S. negotiators are working with Britain, France …

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