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Iran: Security forces use live ammunition and birdshot to crush Khuzestan protests

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Amnesty International     |     July 23, 2021 Iran’s security forces have deployed unlawful force, including by firing live ammunition and birdshot, to crush mostly peaceful protests taking place across the southern province of Khuzestan, Amnesty International said today. Video footage from the past week, coupled with consistent accounts from the ground, indicate security forces used deadly […]

Feds charge 4 in Iran plot to kidnap activist in US

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AP      |     By DEEPTI HAJELA and LARRY NEUMEISTER     |     7/14/2021 NEW YORK (AP) — An Iranian intelligence officer and three alleged members of an Iranian intelligence network have been charged in Manhattan with plotting to kidnap a prominent Iranian opposition activist and writer in exile and take her back to Tehran, authorities said Tuesday. An […]

Iran: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

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Amnesty International     |     19 June 2021 Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in […]

U.S. seizes over 30 websites linked to Iranian disinformation

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Iranian president’s chief of staff Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters Wednesday he condemned the seizures. NBC NEWS     |     By Yuliya Talmazan and Ali Arouzi     | 6/20/2021 TEHRAN — The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday seized 36 Iranian-linked news website domains, accusing them of spreading disinformation, amid continued tensions between Tehran and Washington. The Justice Department said 33 of the seized websites, […]

Facebook Says Most ‘Inauthentic’ Networks Start in Russia, Iran

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Bloomberg     |     By Kurt Wagner     |     May 26, 2021 Facebook Inc. issued a new report Wednesday showing that most networks of accounts that the company removes for “inauthentic behavior” originate in Russia or Iran, which accounted for 50 different network removals since 2017. A total of 9 “inauthentic” networks originating from the U.S. were removed in that […]

Congress demands to see if Iran is paying Americans to help influence Biden policy

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Fox News     |     Eric Shawn     |     March 19, 2021 New Mexico Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell, and eight of her colleagues, sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking that it ferret out and prosecute any Americans who are secretly paid to parrot Tehran’s line The U.S. government should investigate what is alleged to be a covert Iranian […]

Republicans join Democrats to urge Biden make ‘comprehensive’ deal with Iran

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ABC New     |     Conor Finnegan     |     March 9, 2021 Republicans join Democrats to urge Biden make ‘comprehensive’ deal with Iran A bipartisan letter is a rare moment of unity on a foreign policy challenge. One hundred-forty U.S. lawmakers from both parties urged the Biden administration on Tuesday to aim for bipartisan consensus and seek a […]

Iranian Diplomat Sentenced to 20 Years for Foiled Bomb Plot in France

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Assadollah Assadi is the first Iranian diplomat convicted for terrorism in Europe in a case that has soured Iranian relations with a key partner WSJ     |     By Sune Engel Rasmussen     |     2-4-2021 A Belgian court sentenced an Iranian diplomat to 20 years in prison for plotting a bomb attack against a gathering of Iranian dissidents outside […]

Iran leader bans import of U.S., UK COVID-19 vaccines, demands sanctions end

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Reuters     |     By Parisa Hafezi     |     1/8/2021 DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s Supreme Leader on Friday banned the government from importing COVID-19 vaccines from the United States and Britain, labelling the Western powers “untrustworthy”, as the infection spreads in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country. In a live televised speech, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei raised the prospect of the […]

Iranian Americans Outline a Comprehensive Iran Policy for 2021

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Iranian Americans Outline a Comprehensive, Bi-partisan Iran Policy for 2021 OIAC    |     December 15, 2020 WASHINGTON, DC – On December 15, 2020, the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) hosted a virtual event on US policy toward Iran. The event was titled “Iranian Americans Call for a Comprehensive US-Iran Policy” and featured several […]
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