The U.S. Intelligence Community has now made a high confidence assessment that Levinson died in Iranian custody at some point in the past several years. That assessment is based on a range of evidence but centers on intercepted Iranian communications showing officials’ uncertainty about how to handle increasing U.S. pressure over Levinson’s fate.
Saudi Arabia may have gotten more than it bargained for when authorities in Khujand, Tajikistan’s second-largest city, ordered that the city’s largest and most popular mosque be converted into a cinema. The order followed the closure of some 2,000 mosques in the country in the last three years, and the arrest last month of scores of Muslim clerics and teachers, many of whom were accused of being members of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that is banned in both Tajikistan and the Saudi kingdom
Lebanon, like much of the rest of the world, is currently battling the coronavirus epidemic and taking measures to limit the spread of the disease. Some in Lebanon, and especially those belonging to the anti-Hezbollah March 14 camp
Like clockwork, two dozen left-wing activist groups demanded last week the United States lift sanctions on Iran to help the Islamic Republic fight the coronavirus. “With hospitals overrun and Iranian doctors struggling to procure necessary equipment, the U.S. must be part of the solution rather than part of the problem,” the president of the National Iranian American Council, Tehran’s de facto lobby in the U.S., explained.
Coronavirus could lead to an economic and power shift in China and Iran; Iranian President Hassan Rouhani believes Iran did not delay on the coronavirus.
Tensions between the United States and Iran have been on the rise since the killing of Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Iranian Quds Force, in January. These tensions have increased with the US economic sanctions, which have hit Iran’s economy hard
In September 2019, the FATF warned the regime to accept the Palermo and the CFT conventions for the last time. The fight against money laundering and the lack of support from terrorist organizations form the content of these two conventions. After three years of promises to the FATF, the regime failed to reach its internal agreements on a unanimous decision to accept the conventions. And at least after four times of warnings and the appeasement by the FATF and the counties involved with, the FATF decided to put the regime on the blacklist
For nearly a month, whenever Rafih called his family in Tehran, he noticed that each member sounded sick. But the worst was his 60-year-old grandmother. “She was always coughing and coughing over the phone,” the 26-year-old waiter at a hip Kabul café said.
Iran’s leaders vowed to overcome the new coronavirus outbreak in upbeat messages marking the Persian New Year on Friday, even as the Health Ministry announced 149 more fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 1,433.
Iran’s leaders vowed to overcome the coronavirus outbreak in upbeat messages marking the Persian New Year on Friday, even as the Health Ministry announced 149 more fatalities, bringing the country’s death toll to 1,433.
Turkey is a particularly critical link in the supply chain to Iran since it serves as the staging area for cargo coming in vial land, air & sea. Therefore, companies like Tufekci which is at the center of this report, serve as a critical junction for various cargo networks into Iran.