Positions on Iran and Hezbollah welcomed

IN contrast to the statement about recognising a non-existent Palestinian state, Labor’s policy on Iran “displays the kind of nuance and realism people expect from the party of Australia’s alternative government”, ECAJ co-CEO Peter Wertheim said this week.

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Many of Iraq’s entry points are controlled by groups close to Tehran

Along Iraq’s borders, a corrupt customs-evasion cartel is diverting billions of dollars away from state coffers to line the pockets of armed groups, political parties and crooked officials.

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Iran obsessively carrying out executions rights groups say

Iran is “obsessively” executing death row inmates despite a decline in public support for capital punishment, rights activists said Tuesday as they released a report on the death penalty in the country.

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Israel warns citizens they could be targeted by Iran

The National Security Council issued a travel advisory Monday, warning that Iran may still try to attack Israelis overseas, amid increased international travel following Israel’s rapid vaccination drive.

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Iranian parliament speaker calls for creation of financial and trade hub with Russia

Russia and Iran could create a financial and trade hub to develop economic ties and facilitate interaction between entrepreneurs of the two countries, Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf said speaking at the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.

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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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EU must stand up for jailed Iranian scholar Ahmadreza Djalali

In a faraway prison, an Iranian-Swedish scientist awaits execution. Ahmadreza Djalali, a specialist in disaster medicine sentenced to death for allegedly collaborating with Israeli intelligence, was told last week that his execution is imminent.

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Iran is building a massive energy network to boost its geopolitical influence

It is no coincidence that just over a month after Israel and the United Arab Emirates declared that they would normalise relations and Israel and Bahrain did the same, Iraq has announced that it has signed a contract with Jordan to connect the electric power grids of the two countries

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