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Iran Advances Nuclear Program, Boasts About Its Increased Military Power

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00pm 4/13/2019 at 2:00pm
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Commemorating Iran’s National Nuclear Day, President Hassan Rouhani announced that the Islamic Republic would soon make advanced centrifuges operational, the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday.

Rouhani, according to the report, which was based on a

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Trump Designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as Terrorist Group

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 8, 2019 at 11:00am 4/8/2019 at 11:00am
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The White House has officially designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

In a statement, President Donald Trump said that he and the Department of State “recognizes that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes...

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United Nations Appoints Iran to Global Women’s Rights Commission

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:00am 3/15/2019 at 7:00am
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UN Watch‘s Hillel Neuer reported that the United Nations appointed Iran to serve on the Global Women’s Rights Commission.  As he noted in his tweet, the appointment came “a day after the regime sentenced women’s rights lawyer Nasrin Sotudeh to 38 years prison & 148 lashes.”

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UK to Ban Hezbollah Terrorist Group

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 25, 2019 at 5:00pm 2/25/2019 at 5:00pm
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Britain is set to join the United States in banning the Iran-backed terrorist group Hezbollah. The United Kingdom’s home office is expected to make a formal announcement barring the Shi’a Islamist outfit from the country later this week, Reuters news agency reported Monday. The UK had outlawed the military w...

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Lawmakers Slam German President for Lauding Iran’s Islamic Revolution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9:00am 2/25/2019 at 9:00am

German lawmakers have criticized the country’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier for sending a congratulatory message to the Iranian regime on the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.
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Tehran Complains as European Countries Stop Iran Oil Imports

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:00am 2/8/2019 at 7:00am
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In what can only be described as another diplomatic victory for President Donald Trump’s administration, European countries have stopped importing Iranian oil. The Iranian regime has admitted that European buyers have refused to touch Iranian oil despite temporary waivers extended to them by the United States.

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DOJ Charges Chinese Tech Giant Huawei and Its CFO With Stealing Trade Secrets, Misleading Banks About Iran Dealings

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/31/2019 at 1:00pm
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We have been following the developments related to Canada’s arrest of China’s Huawei Technologies Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who faces extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

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German Army Catches Iranian Spy In Its Ranks

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00am 1/17/2019 at 11:00am

German army has caught an Iranian spy working in its ranks. A 50-year-old German-Afghan man has been arrested on charges of spying for Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). The man, named by the state prosecutor as Abdul Hamid S., has been passing on sensitive military intelligence to the Iranian spy agency for many...

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Israel uncovers 6th and largest Hezbollah attack tunnel

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 2:00pm 1/13/2019 at 2:00pm
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Israel’s Operation Northern Shield continues to uncover Hezbollah attack tunnels dug from Lebanese civilian areas under the border into northern Israel.

The purpose of the tunnels was to surprise Israel in the next war by infiltrating special Hezbollah commando units who have been tasked with capturing an Israeli town or border community....

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EU-Iran Trade in Decline as US Sanctions Bite

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 4:00pm 1/12/2019 at 4:00pm
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Trade between Iran and the European Union is in sharp decline, official Iranian figures show. The drop comes despite EU’s ongoing efforts to bypass the U.S. sanctions. In November, President Donald Trump imposed a new round of sanctions on Iran’s oil, shipping and banking sectors.

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Israel finds and destroys 5th Hezbollah attack tunnel

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 5:00pm 12/26/2018 at 5:00pm
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Israel continues to rollout Hezbollah attack tunnel discoveries, each to much fanfare for the media and diplomats.

Although Israeli likely knows about almost all the tunnels, it waits a few days between discoveries in order to maximize the exposure and keep the news cycle going.

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We Remember: Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, December 21, 1988

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 1:30pm 12/21/2018 at 1:30pm
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On December 21, 1988—30 years ago today—Pan Am Flight 103 dropped from the night sky killing 270 people, including all 259 of its passengers and crew and 11 people on the ground in the small town of Lockerbie, Scotland, which lies 120km southwest of Glasgow.

It was the deadliest terror attack ever...

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Blogger Jailed for ‘Insulting Islam’ Dies in Iranian Prison

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 7:00am 12/19/2018 at 7:00am
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An Iranian activist jailed for ‘insulting Islam’ on social media has died after a prolonged hunger strike, media reports say.

Vahid Sayadi Nasiri, a 37-year-old Iranian blogger, was arrested in 2015 and received an eight year jail sentence for “insulting Islamic sanctities” and criticizing Iran’s Shi’a Islamist regime, the U.S.-based watchdog Iran...

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Merkel Reportedly Lobbied EU Countries Not to Move Embassies to Jerusalem

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:00am 12/4/2018 at 11:00am
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been working behind the scenes to prevent European Union member countries from recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the newspaper Jerusalem Post reported.

The revelation was made by Tomas Sandell, the director of the European Coalition for Israel in Brussels. Chancellor Merkel made a series of calls to...

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Frankfurt Hosts Europe’s Biggest Pro-Israel Event

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 26, 2018 at 2:30pm 11/26/2018 at 2:30pm

Amid rising antisemitism and anti-Israel activism in Europe, over 3000 members of Jewish diaspora and supporters of Israel gathered in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 5th German Israel Congress this weekend. Widely regarded as the biggest pro-Israel event in Europe, the conference was attended by leading politicians, government officials, and public figures...

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EU, Iran Push for Non-Dollar Trade, Defy US Sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:00am 11/16/2018 at 7:00am
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The European Union may switch to non-dollar transactions to protect its trade with Iran in the wake of the latest U.S. sanctions, Reuters news agency reports. The news comes as Iran’s European trading partners are working to set up a Special Purpose Vehicle, which is a payment clearance house where Iran’s proceeds from...

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Farrakhan denies chanting Death to America and Israel while in Iran, but his denial is laughable

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:30am 11/9/2018 at 11:30am
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On November 5, I blogged about anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan leading “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” chants in Iran.

The racist Nation of Islam leader has issued a laughable “denial” because it’s not actually a denial.

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