Iran’s mishandled coronavirus response is triggering anti-regime backlash

The Iranian regime’s mishandling of COVID-19 – downplaying it while the government hoarded tests, doing nothing to alleviate the dire medical and economic situation – is the final straw after the massacre of 1,500 protesters in November 2019

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Iranian airline fuelled Middle East’s coronavirus crisis by continuing flights to China

An Iranian airline fuelled the Middle East’s coronavirus crisis by flying infected passengers into Lebanon and Iraq and continuing flights to China, an investigation has found.

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Iranian regime will not stop bankrolling terror

Iraq already hosts about 60 paramilitary groups, which together consist of upwards of 160,000 fighters. Announcements concerning the formation of yet more Iran-aligned factions thus come as little surprise.

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Iran’s Missing Dollars

The budget for March 2018 to March 2019, two years ago, was also unique in its own way. The year began with the withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear agreement. And the budget for the following year, corresponding with March 2019 to March 2020, had seen an economic downturn become a full-fledged crisis. These were two miserably dark years – with organized corruption casting a long shadow over every part of Iran’s economy and politics.

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A Technical and Policy Note on Iran’s Recent Uranium Enrichment Capacity Claims

On April 8, 2020, one day before Iran’s Nuclear Technology Day, a spokesperson for the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) announced that Iran could produce 60 “advanced” centrifuges a day, with the goal to reach an enrichment capacity of 250,000 separative work units (swu) per year, ultimately one million swu per year.

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