Arrests torture and executions in Iran

In the face of the Middle East’s worst COVID-19 outbreak and economic ruin, Iran’s violent crackdown and persecution of anti-government activists is an attempt to deter future protests, analysts say

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Israel DM says Turkey and Iran oppose peace in the Middle East

Israel’s Defence Minister and alternate Prime Minister, Benny Gantz, accused Turkey and Iran of destabilising the region and working against efforts to achieve peace, reported Reuters.

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Minimum response to Soleimani’s assassination is pushing US out of Iraq says Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, said yesterday that the least severe punishment for US following its assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani is expelling it from Iraq, Iranian media reported.

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Revolutionary Guard will strike U.S. bases if war erupts

The commander-in-chief of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Major General Hossein Salami, warned on Saturday that his country would occupy or strike US bases in the region if a war erupted between Washington and Tehran.

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Irish terrorists in Hezbollah weapons sting met with Iranian embassy officials

Hind Al Soulia – Riyadh – Members of an Irish group arrested on terrorist charges after seeking arms from Hezbollah met with officials at Iran’s Dublin Embassy, security sources have told The National.

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Iran upholds sentence to amputate the fingers of 3 teens convicted of stealing

According to the London-based Iran International, the three minors — Hadi Rostami, Mehdi Sharafian and Mehdi Shahivand — lost their appeals in the Iranian Supreme Court this week and were subsequently ordered to have four fingers severed from their right hands. The boys were initially tried last November on charges of four counts of robbery in the northern city of Urmia and have remained behind bars ever since.

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Iranian security chief threatens to send U.S. forces to the cemetery

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani has pushed back against US President Donald Trump’s recent threat that any response to an Iranian attack “will be 1,000 times greater in magnitude”.

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Iraqi PM must face down Iran and its militias

In a recent interview, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said he envisaged the Middle East as a region that he called “the New Levant,” which would be like the European Union, where capital and technology flow freely

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