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On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal published a report on Iran’s national response to the death last weekend of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The announcement of his death coincided with the clerical regime declaring three days of nationwide mourning for the mullah who had played a major role in the founding of the Islamic Republic. Many Western reports of Rafsanjani’s death emphasized his supposed distance from that regime in his later years, particularly following his support for some of the grievances voiced by the Green Movement in 2009.
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“Wasn’t President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal — what he considers his top foreign-policy achievement — supposed to mellow the mullahs? If so, it’s failing. Badly. As Washington’s transition to President Trump fast approaches, Iran is acting increasingly aggressive.”
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Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson can make a difference with regards to the conflict in Syria – the most urgent foreign policy issue for the new administration to deal with.
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In his January 11 article for FrontPage Mag, Heshmat Alavi, political activist and supporter for regime change in Iran, writes about the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), a conglomerate of Iran-backed Shiite militias in Iraq, known as, or more commonly by the Arabic label al-Hashd al-Shaabi.
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Mohammad Javad Fathi, member of the Iranian regime’s parliament, has acknowledged that there are 15 million records in regime’s judiciary.
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On Wednesday, Voice of America News published an article detailing some of the protests that were seen in Iran on the occasion of the state-organized funeral of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Various slogans were heard to be shouted as part of those protests, and Iranian state media muted the television broadcast of the funeral as a result. These included calls for the release of political prisoners including the Green Movement leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi. But the funeral also served as an outlet for critical sentiments about the Iranian regime’s relationship with Russia and the associated interventions in the Syrian Civil War.
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From Friday January 13, a popular satellite television network run by volunteer Iranian expats began its 21st public campaign to raise funding for its annual actions. The network, known in Farsi as Simay Azadi and in English as Iran National Television, reaches an viewers inside Iran via satellite receiver apparatus that is illegal to own or operate in the country. In spite of this constraint, millions of Iranians reportedly disobey the prohibition, even re-acquiring such equipment after mass confiscation efforts by government authorities.
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The Iranian judiciary granted a temporary release to Golrokh Ebrahimi, a political prisoner, earlier this month. Ebrahimi made international headlines when she was arrested over the ‘dissident’ sentiments expressed in an unpublished, fictional short story found in her home, on her computer, during a police raid.
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Government factions in Iran have intensified their struggle to grasp presidency, on the eve of the clerical regime's elections.While social tragedies such as grave sleepers, poverty, addiction and unemployment that have frustrated and fed up the populace, the of the story of Babak Zanjani embezzlement of $3 billion is unraveling. This story has implicated virtually all the regime's top officials.
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President Michel Aoun told Saudi television on Tuesday, after a tense year in relations between the two countries, that Lebanon seeks cooperation with Saudi Arabia.
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On Tuesday, Arkansas Online reported that a new close encounter had occurred between the US Navy and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp. As the American destroyer the USS Mahan was passing through the Strait of Hormuz, it was reportedly approached at a high rate of speed by four patrol boats belonging to the hardline Iranian paramilitary.
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