The Iranian regime’s exportation of weapons may have a larger effect on regional dynamics than its military procurement following the expiration of the UN arms embargo.
The Red Sea forms a physical and geopolitical choke point on much of the world’s trade. At its northern end the Suez Canal constricts the flow of ships, and at the southern end the Bab el-Mandeb Strait does. Millions of barrels of oil and other critically important goods transit the Red Sea every year, much of it destined for North America and Europe.
On October 12, Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei triggered a new round of suppression under the pretext of “security.” “Without security, all of our values will fall into disorder. Security is a critical element for the state,” he claimed in a virtual meeting with graduates of the Armed Forces universities.
As suicide rates rise among disadvantaged people in Iran, the suicide rate among children and adolescents has risen too, and its nature and quality are more appalling than ever.
The United States on Monday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s oil sector, including the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, in Washington’s latest action to increase pressure on Tehran.
The Chambers English Dictionary defines “diplomat” as: “1. a government official or representative engaged in diplomacy. 2. a very tactful person.” There was nothing diplomatic or tactful in the actions of Assadollah Assadi, a senior diplomat from the Iranian Embassy in Vienna.
Despite the efforts by the Iranian regime and its apologists, there is a viable alternative to the mullahs’ regime. In the first weeks of 2018, when the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei acknowledged that the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI-MEK), had played a leading role in organizing and facilitating the protests that comprised a nationwide uprising at the start of that year
Following the release of a video of security forces beating a citizen to death in the North Khorasan province Esfarayen, the province’s Military Prosecutor, Mojtaba Zare’, said that the victim’s family had filed a complaint entitled “shooting led to the murder.”
Iranian officials are increasingly willing to disrupt domestic telecommunications to counter or preempt protests. The regime disrupted internet service in Tehran on October 8 in response to peaceful demonstrations mourning the death of a popular Iranian dissident singer
The founder and manager of Iran’s main video-sharing platform, referred to by some as Iran’s YouTube, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of “encouraging corruption” over a video posted by a user.
The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, Major General Hossein Salami, inspected on Monday, the Iranian border with the disputed Karabakh region between Azerbaijan and Armenia.