Why is Iran kidnapping and executing dissidents

On Dec. 12 Iranians woke up to bleak news: Their government had executed Ruhollah Zam, a 42-year-old journalist. The sentencing judge described Mr. Zam as a spy, as someone who incited violence and had “sown corruption on earth,” a vague charge which is often used to describe attempts to overthrow the Iranian government.

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Hezbollah says Iran does not need help avenging its top general

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group, in a speech Sunday marking a year since the US assassination of Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani and a pro-Iran Iraqi militia leader, said Iran “doesn’t need help” from its allies and will take revenge “when it decides so.”

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Iranian jet drops new smart bomb during military maneuver

The Iranian Air Force (IAF) kicked off its annual two-day ‘Defenders of the Sky’ drills on Monday, with the exercises, taking place in the central Iranian province of Isfahan, featuring planes operating from seven separate air bases, and an array of fighter jets, bombers, drones, reconnaissance aircraft, transports and tankers.

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Iran’s Bavar-373 air defense system proves successful in first major exercise

For the first time, in the joint specialized air defense exercise between the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iranian Army, the domestically-made Bavar-373 air defense system was used to shoot down hypothetical enemy targets.

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