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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 […]

‘Iran’s bomb’ to take out foes in Paris

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A hellish Pizza Hut delivery: ‘Iran’s bomb’ to take out foes in Paris The Sunday Time     |    Peter Conradi, Paris    |    Nov 14, 2020 They looked like any couple out shopping as they walked across the Place d’Armes in Luxembourg’s old city and into a branch of Pizza Hut. But the police were watching closely. […]

Persian music master Shajarian who backed Iran protests dies

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AP    |    By Nasser Karimi    |    October 8, 2020 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Mohammad Reza Shajarian, whose distinctive voice quavered to traditional Persian music on state radio for years before supporting protesters following Iran’s contested 2009 election, has died, state TV reported Thursday. He was 80. Shajarian enlivened Iran’s traditional music with his singing style, […]

Execution of Iran athlete sends deeply disturbing message to protesters, say UN experts 

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Execution of Iran athlete sends deeply disturbing message to protesters, say UN experts GENEVA (14 September 2020) – UN human rights experts today strongly condemned the summary execution of champion wrestler Navid Afkari in Iran, raising alarm at the latest execution in a series of death penalty sentences handed down in the context of protests […]

Iran: Detainees flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks

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Iran: Detainees flogged, sexually abused and given electric shocks in gruesome post-protest crackdown – new report   Amnesty International    |    September 2, 2020 Widespread torture including beatings, floggings, electric shocks, stress positions, mock executions, waterboarding, sexual violence, forced administration of chemical substances, and deprivation of medical care Hundreds subjected to grossly unfair trials on […]

Country Reports on Terrorism 2019: Iran

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U.S. Department of State    |    June 24, 2020 Iran designated as a State Sponsor of Terrorism in 1984, Iran continued its terrorist-related activity in 2019, including support for Hizballah, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and various terrorist groups in Syria, Iraq, and throughout the Middle East.  Iran used the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) […]
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