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Iran Rejects UN Investigation Into Protests

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman carried a gas mask in a reference to Germany’s alleged supply of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war as he denounced the UN investigation. Tehran, Iran – Iran has said it will not cooperate with a United Nations fact-finding mission on its response to ongoing anti-government demonstrations due to what it calls the investigation’s “political” nature. Tehran […]

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Iran Intensifies Crackdown In Kurdish Area; Rights Group Says 4 Killed

DUBAI — Iran’s clerical rulers have stepped up suppression of persistent anti-government protests in the country’s Kurdish region, deploying troops and killing at least four demonstrators Sunday, social media posts and rights groups said. Nationwide protests, sparked by the death of 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in September in the custody of the morality police, have been at their most […]

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Iran Prison Fire Erupts Amid Continued Protests

WASHINGTON — Iran said four inmates were killed and 61 injured in a towering fire at Tehran’s Evin prison, a facility where political prisoners and anti-government activists are detained. State television Sunday aired video apparently showing that calm had been restored at the facility. The judiciary said the four died of smoke inhalation and that four of the injured were in […]

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Iranian Leaders Hold Meeting As Protests Enter Fourth Week

Iranian state television’s feed was hijacked for a few seconds in support of the protests in many cities on Saturday. Tehran, Iran – The leaders of three branches of power in Iran held a meeting as protests that erupted across the country over the death of Mahsa Amini in police custody entered a fourth week. President Ebrahim Raisi sat down with parliament speaker […]

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19 Killed, Including Four Elite Guard Members, In Iran Attack

Iran’s state-run IRNA news says 32 Islamic Revolutionary Guard members, including volunteer Basiji forces, were also wounded. An attack by armed separatists on a police station in a southeastern city killed 19 people, including four members of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps. The assailants in Friday’s attack hid among worshippers near a mosque in the city of Zahedan and then […]

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi — No Head Cover, No Interview!

Renown Journalist Christiane Amanpour clashed with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi after he requested that the CNN International anchor wore a head cover to conduct an interview with him. Visiting the United Nations with other world leaders this week, President Raisi was to speak with Amanpour, she said, amid the uprising back home. Posting about the incident, she said that it […]

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Mahsa Amini: UN Calls For Inquiry Into Iranian Woman’s Death

UN says Amini’s death and allegations of torture must be ‘promptly’ investigated, but Iranian police deny she was beaten. The United Nations has demanded an independent investigation into the death of an Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of Iran’s morality police, but authorities have denied allegations that she was beaten or mistreated. “Mahsa Amini’s tragic death and allegations of […]

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Mahsa Amini: Woman Dies After Arrest By Iran’s Morality Police

President Raisi orders an inquiry after Mahsa Amini, 22, died after being detained by Iranian morality police. A young woman has died after falling into a coma following her detention by Iran’s morality police, state media have reported, sparking fury on social media. Mahsa Amini, 22, was on a visit to Tehran with her family when she was detained by […]

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Iran Blames ‘Procrastinating’ US For Nuclear Deal Delays

Biden administration doesn’t have the resolve to face off JCPOA opponents, an Iranian state media outlet said. Tehran, Iran – Iran has confirmed that it has yet to receive a response from the United States on its latest proposals to restore their 2015 nuclear deal, blaming Washington for its inaction. “What matters so far is procrastination from the American side on […]