Tag: Iran

A Saudi Murder Becomes a Gift to Iran

The Trump administration is not ready to admit it, but its Middle East strategy is in deep trouble, now compounded by the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Turkey last month. The administration’s recent pressure on the Saudis to seek a truce in their […]

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news analysis: Trump Has Only Sticks, No Carrots

The Trump administration imposed crippling sanctions on Iran on Monday in a widely anticipated slap at the country. The penalties, which grew out of President Trump’s decision in May to abandon the Iran nuclear accord, take aim at Iran’s oil, banking, shipping, shipbuilding and insurance sectors, and are intended to […]

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Louis Farrakhan Chants ‘Death to America’ in Iran

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan led a chant of “Death to America!” on a solidarity visit to Iran this weekend, according to Iranian news sources. He also led a chant of “Death to Israel!” Farrakhan visited Iran ahead of the renewal of U.S. sanctions against the regime at midnight on November 5. The renewed […]

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Facebook yanks content tied to Iranian effort due to “inauthentic behavior”

reader comments 24 Share this story Images posted by accounts identified as being part of an Iranian influence campaign via Facebook and Instagram accounts. More images posted by accounts identified as being part of an Iranian influence campaign via Facebook and Instagram accounts. Images posted by accounts identified as being part of an Iranian influence […]

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Report: Chain Migration Used to Import Entire Family Villages of Foreigners

The New York Times is admitting that the process known as “chain migration” — whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. — is being used to import entire small villages of extended foreign families. The Times published  a report on two men from India that have used the U.S. […]

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Report: U.S. Marines Conduct Large-Scale Drills with Syrian Rebels

A Syrian rebel commander revealed on Thursday his coalition is conducting large-scale military exercises alongside U.S. Marines in the backdrop of the expected invasion of Idlib, the nation’s last rebel stronghold. Colonel Muhanad al Talaa, the commander of the Pentagon-backed Maghawir al Thawra group, confirmed to Reuters that eight days of drills involving hundreds of U.S. […]

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John Kerry Receives Widespread Condemnation for ‘Shameful’ and ‘Insidious’ Support for Iran

Former Secretary of State, senator, and 2004 presidential candidate John Kerry revealed on Wednesday that he has been secretly meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to undermine the Trump administration’s foreign policy. A wide variety of observers have denounced Kerry’s conduct as shameful, treacherous, and quite possibly illegal, although the laws in question […]

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White House Threatens Iran With Retaliation Over Militant Attacks

The administration has compiled a list of statistics to show Iran’s continued funding of extremist groups throughout the Middle East: $700 million to Hezbollah in Lebanon; more than $100 million a year to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad; at least $16 billion to allies and proxies in Syria, Lebanon and […]

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Report: Iran May Start Rationing Food to Insulate Effect of U.S. Sanctions

Iranian lawmakers are urging the country’s regime to consider rationing food and using food coupons as the pressure of U.S. sanctions begin to take their toll, Radio Farda reported this week. On Tuesday, the parliament approved a bill calling on the regime to begin importing food items such as meat, rice, sugar, bread, and other essential commodities and start […]

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Iranian state media is connected to a misinformation campaign Google disclosed today

Well, that was fast. One day after Facebook’s former chief security officer Alex Stamos made headlines for declaring it’s “too late” to protect the 2018 elections, saying essentially the government hasn’t done enough to close vulnerabilities, here comes Google with a dramatic announcement: The search giant said it’s shut down several YouTube, Google+ and Blogger […]

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Trump administration to restore sanctions on Iran, with no plan in sight

Sec. of State Mike Pompeo looks on Donald Trump utters utterances. The Trump administration plans to reimpose sanctions on Iran Monday that had previously been suspended under the 2015 Iran nuclear accord. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the aim is to dissuade Iran from supporting brutal regimes and backing groups like Hezbollah and Hamas. But naturally, the administration […]

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Protests Pop Up Across Iran, Fueled by Daily Dissatisfaction

TEHRAN — Across Iran’s heartland, from the sweltering heat of its southern cities to the bustling capital, protesters have taken to the streets with increasing intensity in recent months, much to the satisfaction of the Trump administration, which is hoping the civil unrest will put pressure on Iranian leaders. Some demonstrations — about the weak […]

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Zumwalt: Trump vs. Iran’s ‘Dialing-for-Dollars’ Mullahs

The late motivational speaker Jim Rohn offered expert advice on human behavior for decades. An oft-repeated observation made was, “I’ve discovered that you can’t change people. They can change themselves.” As Donald Trump announces an Iran foreign policy that ignores the first part of “Rohn’s Rule” and banks on the second, it will be “business as usual” for Iran’s mullahs, […]

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Ordinary Iranians on Trump Talks Offer: ‘Why Not Try the Americans?’

The economic problems, combined with dozens of corruption cases that have exposed high-level greed, have made it difficult for Iran’s leaders to convince people that talking to the United States is a bad option, something supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted in a speech two weeks ago. “Of course Trump is manipulating our people by calling […]

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Trump Again Threatens to Shut Down the Government Over Border Security

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday reiterated a threat to shut down the federal government in September if Congress could not deliver on Republican demands to crack down on immigration by enforcing border security and building his long-promised wall on the United States border with Mexico. “If we don’t get border security after many many […]

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Donald Trump Willing to Meet with Iranian Leaders – Without Preconditions

President Donald Trump said he would be willing to meet with Iranian President Rouhani to discuss their relationship with America, even without preconditions. “I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet,” Trump said in response to a question from Reuters reporter Roberta Rampton, adding that he would not require “preconditions” before the […]

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