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Iran Sentences Two U.S. Citizens to 10 Years in Prison

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 1:00pm 10/18/2016 at 1:00pm
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Iranian news agencies have reported that a court has sentenced two U.S. citizens to 10 years in prison for cooperating with the United States. Reuters reported:

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps detained Siamak Namazi, an Iranian-American businessman in his mid-40s, in October 2015, while he was visiting family in Tehran. The IRGC...

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U.S. Agreed to Lift Iran Sanctions for Prisoner Release

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 7:00am 10/1/2016 at 7:00am
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The controversy with the American prisoner release by Iran continues to grow as The Wall Street Journal reports the Obama administration agreed to lift sanctions on the same day of the release:

The U.N. Security Council’s delisting...

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Khamenei to Ahmadinejad Third Term: Thanks, but no thanks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 3:30pm 9/29/2016 at 3:30pm
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Looks like we won’t be treated to long, rambling speeches in which we are told that America is in league with the Devil, etc.  Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told ...

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Female Chess Players Must Wear Hijab at World Championships in Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 10:53am 9/29/2016 at 10:53am
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The World Chess Federation (FIDE) Commission for Women’s Chess has told the female chess players they must wear a hijab at the world championships next year since it takes place in Iran.

Females in Iran must wear a hijab.

Needless to say, the female players have protested and threatened to boycott the event:

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U.S. Allows Aircraft Sales to Terrorist-Designated Iranian Airlines

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 12:30pm 9/22/2016 at 12:30pm
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Obama administration will be allowing plane makers Airbus and Boeing to sell jetliners to Iran, clearing the way for one of the most high-profile business deals since the lifting of nuclear sanction on Islamic Republic earlier this year. The easing of commercial restrictions is part of President Obama-led initiative to reward Iran for signing a Nuclear Agreement in...

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Obama Admin Finally Tells Congress How U.S. Paid $1.3 Billion to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 11:30am 9/7/2016 at 11:30am
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Back in August, the Obama administration would not tell Congress how the U.S. paid $1.3 billion to Iran. The lawmakers asked questions after...

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Iran Deploys Russian S-300 Missiles to Fortify Major Nuclear Installation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 8:30am 8/30/2016 at 8:30am
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Iran has deployed the Russian-made S-300 missile system to fortify its underground nuclear facility at Fordo. Tehran’s decision to deploy the missile system at the site should set alarm bells ringing for the Obama administration. Prior to the Nuclear Deal, the installation at Fordo was used by Iran to enrich Uranium, vital component for building a nuclear bomb. The...

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Balochistan: The real occupation and genocide that mainstream media and liberals don’t care about

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 7:50am 8/23/2016 at 7:50am
Balochistan Conflict:  Baloch people's struggle against occupation by Iran and Pakistan

While fake instances of “Palestinian suffering” has been taking up all the bandwidth of media attention in the West, mainstream media and liberal activists have been surprisingly silent over the suffering of Baloch people living under the brutal occupation of Iran and Pakistan. Once an independent people with distinct ethnicity, culture and language,...

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Washington Post’s Robinson: I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama ‘Defense Attorney’ on Iran Ransom

Washington Post's Robinson I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama 'Defense Attorney' on Iran Ransom
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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 19, 2016 at 10:00am 8/19/2016 at 10:00am
Washington Post's Robinson I Feel I Need to Act Like Obama 'Defense Attorney' on Iran Ransom

On a certain level, it was refreshing to see an MSM member admit how he sees his role: as that of a “defense attorney” for Barack Obama. On another level, it was disgusting . . . On today’s Morning Joe, during a discussion of the Iran ransom deal in which even...

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State Dept Confirms US Used $400 Million as Leverage For Prisoners

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 7:00pm 8/18/2016 at 7:00pm
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The State Department has confirmed the U.S. used the $400 million payment to Iran as leverage for the prisoners they released in January. From The New York Post:

State Department spokesman John Kirby was asked at Thursday’s press briefing: “In basic English, you’re saying you wouldn’t give them $400 million in cash...

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$400 Million Payment to Iran Looking More Like Ransom for American Prisoners

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 7:00pm 8/17/2016 at 7:00pm
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Since the revelation that the Obama Administration forked over $400 million to Iran in exchange for right around the time American hostages were released, speculation that the cash was a ransom payment has dogged the administration and the Justice Department.

Timing is everything, especially in determining what really went down.

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Iran Executes Nuclear Scientist For Giving Information To “the Great Satan”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 5:00pm 8/7/2016 at 5:00pm
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The Iranian government hanged Shahram Amiri, a nuclear scientist, for giving “vital information to the enemy.”  The enemy being, despite Obama’s desperate groveling, the United States:  “This person who had access to the country’s secret and classified information had been linked to our hostile and No. 1 enemy, America, the Great...

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Justice Department Opposed Timing of $400 Million Payment to Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 5:30pm 8/4/2016 at 5:30pm
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The Department of Justice did not want the Obama administration to send $400 million as Iran released four Americans due to the image it may portray. The administration struck down the request:

The timing and manner of the payment raised alarms at the Justice Department, according to those familiar with the discussions....

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U.S. Sent Iran $400 Million When They Released Hostages

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11:00am 8/3/2016 at 11:00am
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The U.S. sent $400 million to Iran in January just as the country decided to release four Americans. The administration claims they did not pay a ransom, but many have raised their eyebrows.

President Barack Obama said the payment “represented the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement the Obama administration reached...

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Iran Tries to Get Nuclear Technology from Germany, says German Intelligence Report

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 10:15am 7/12/2016 at 10:15am
Nuclear Deal, Iran sought WMD technology in Germany

Iran has been making repeated attempts to acquire nuclear-, chemical- and biological weapons technology from Germany, reveals the annual domestic intelligence report published by the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) last week. According to the report, last year Iran made 141 attempts to illegally secure technologies related to [nuclear, chemical, biological] proliferation in the state...

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U.S. Navy: Seizure of American Soldiers by Iran Violated International Law

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, July 4, 2016 at 9:00am 7/4/2016 at 9:00am
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Numerous news reports have covered the Navy’s report on the capture of ten U.S. sailors in January by Iran, notably the Navy’s decision to discipline nine officers and sailors over the incident. But the media buried a bigger part of the incident in the Navy’s report. Here’s Politico, quoting from Chief of...

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As Obama Retreats, Iran Infiltrates Latin America

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 11:30am 6/21/2016 at 11:30am
Iran’s Infiltration of Latin America

As the U.S. disengages from Latin America as part of President Obama’s broader policy of reducing American presence in the world, Iran is moving in fill parts of that geopolitical vacuum, says a report published by Washington D.C. based Center for a Secure Free Society (SFS). The report used documents and legal wiretaps...

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