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Jan 17 06:28

Iran Arrests Leaders of Recent Riots in Isfahan

Four females who endeavored to provoke the recent economic protests into riots and received orders from the anti-revolutionary forces outside the country were arrested by security forces in the Central city of Isfahan.

security and law enforcement police officials said that the four women had played a role in provoking the protestors during the recent riots in Isfahan and were detained.

They added that preliminary investigations disclosed that they had links with an online movement named 'My Stealthy Freedom' that was commenced in 2014 by Masih Alinejad, an Iran-born anti-revolutionary journalist and activist based in Britain and the US, as well as a the West-based Telegram channel, Sedaei Mardom (formerly known as Amad News), which released fake reports on continued protests in Tehran.

Tehran's Public and Revolution Courts Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced last week that hundreds of detainees arrested by the security forces during the recent riots have been released.

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Jan 17 04:18

These Are the Real Causes of the Iran Protests

... Even though protests appear to have fizzled out over the past two days, the population's anger and frustration will remain until the Rouhani government takes concrete steps to address the protesters' legitimate grievances. While Rouhani can - and should - make changes to the budget, he has less control over the deeper problem of unemployment and the absence of foreign investment ... Precisely because Trump doesn't care about the protesters and is more interested in destabilizing Iran and undoing anything and everything with Barack Obama's name on it, he may well use the protests as a pretext to do what he has always intended to do: Kill the nuclear deal. The only deviation from Trump's original plan is that he could now pretend to do it out of love for the people of Iran.

Jan 17 04:15

The Case Against Iraqing Iran

The case against Iraqing Iran includes the following points: Threatening war is a violation of the U.N. Charter. Waging war is a violation of the U.N. Charter and of the Kellogg-Briand Pact. Waging war without Congress is a violation of the U.S. Constitution ... War supporters said the U.S. urgently needed to attack Iran in 2007. It did not attack. The claims turned out to be lies. Even a National Intelligence Estimate in 2007 pushed back and admitted that Iran had no nuclear weapons program. Having a nuclear weapons program is not a justification for war, legally, morally, or practically ... In the Gallup poll, people within the U.S. chose Iran as the top threat to peace on earth - Iran which had not attacked another nation in centuries and spent less than one percent of what the U.S. spent on militarism.

Jan 16 08:37

Syria - U.S. Traps Itself , Commits To Occupation, Helps To Sustain The Astana Agreement

The Trump administration policy in Syria is finally coming into daylight. It has decided to permanently separate north-east of Syria from the rest of Syria with the rather comical idea that this will keep Iranian influence out of Syria and give the U.S. a voice in a final Syrian settlement. This move lacks strategical foresight:

Jan 16 08:32

Trump Vows to Renew All-out Economic War on Iran

US President Donald Trump has publicly vowed to relaunch all-out economic warfare against Iran by no later than mid-May unless the European powers join Washington in unilaterally rewriting the civil nuclear agreement between Tehran and the world’s great powers.

Jan 15 17:00

Syria militants in US seeking CIA dollars to ‘confront Iran’s influence’

Syria militant leaders are in the United States demanding American dollars to fund an allegedly defunct CIA program to “confront Iran’s influence.”

Representatives of the so-called Free Syrian Army are reportedly pressing Americans to revive the program that provides military aid to the militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

In July, US President Donald Trump reportedly ended the clandestine program, to provide arms and supplies to the militant groups, who attempt to destabilize the situation Syria.

Jan 14 08:25

Saudis alarm their friends more than foes in Mideast power plays

Trending on Saudi social media last week was a clip of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman promising to go on the offensive against his country's biggest rival and take the fight "inside Iran."

The eight-month-old TV interview had taken on a new significance: Violent protests were spreading across Iran. It's not clear whether Saudi Arabia helped stir them up, as the Islamic Republic's leaders claimed. What is clear is that the de facto Saudi ruler has made several regional moves against Iran — and has yet to score a win.

Jan 13 11:32

Who or What Is Feeding the Unrest in Iran? Philip Giraldi

Given the history of foreign interventions in the Middle East, is the United States or Israel plausibly involved in the demonstrations?
The answer to that is both yes and no. There is considerable evidence that the United States and possibly Israel, joined by Saudi Arabia, have set up several command centers in Iraq and Afghanistan to support the protests. They have been using social networking as well as radio broadcasts to encourage the people to get out and demonstrate. One such station called AmadNews, broadcasting from outside Iran, called on demonstrators to attack police stations and government buildings. It appears to be a US government front manned by Persian speaking Israelis.

Jan 13 10:01

Iran 'will not accept' Trump's demand to alter nuclear agreement

Iranian officials slammed President Trump on Saturday over his decision to pull out of its 2015 nuclear deal if all parties in involved in the agreement refuse to renegotiate the terms.

In a statement to state-run media, Tehran said it "will not accept any change in the deal, neither now or in [the] future." Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, tweeted a day earlier that the U.S. "must bring itself into full compliance" with the nuclear agreement.

Jan 13 09:34

Trump: 'Immediate Inspections' Needed at Iran's Facilities Included In Nuke Deal

US President Donald Trump stated Friday that there are only two ways forward for the Iran deal: "fix the deal's disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw." He said both parties in the US Congress must work together to produce a bill demanding "that Iran allow immediate inspections at all sites requested by international inspectors."

Jan 13 09:30

Trump Gives World Four Months to Change Iran Nuclear Deal

As officials had previously indicated, President Trump on Friday announced he is extending the sanctions relief the US is obliged to offer under the P5+1 nuclear deal, and some new unrelated sanctions against Iran have been unveiled. In an attempt to set the stage for another major political battle, he said this would be “the last time.”

Jan 13 09:14

The Shocking Neocon Plan to Invade Iran, Paid for by Jewish Oligarchs

With the streets of Iran heating up in recent days and the Trump Administration's threats hanging over the nation, a look back at an analysis paper by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute gives us a strong sense of what is driving Washington and the Deep State's agenda in the former Persian Empire.

Jan 13 07:45

Trump Reluctantly Grants Sanctions Waivers To Iran, Keeps US In Nuclear Deal

Trump, who has promised to withdraw from the 2015 Iran deal repeatedly, has extended the lifeline for what he said will be the last time.

The official added that President Trump intends to “work with our European partners on some kind of follow-on agreement that enshrines certain triggers that the Iranian regime cannot exceed related to ballistic missiles, related to nuclear breakout period that holds them to one year or less, would hold them to inspections and would have no sunset clause.”

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Jan 12 13:02

Trump grants "last" Iran deal waiver

President Trump is issuing a final waiver on Iran sanctions, the administration announced Friday.

"Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. Instead, I have outlined two possible paths forward: either fix the deal's disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw," the president said in a statement.

"Today, I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal," Mr. Trump continued. "This is a last chance. In the absence of such an agreement, the United States will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal. And if at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately. No one should doubt my word."

Jan 12 09:30

Op-ed calls on Israel to nuke Germany, Iran

In the opinion article published Tuesday, the author claims that only through nuclear annihilation of Iran and Germany, with 20 or 30 nuclear bombs each, can Israelis prevent the state’s destruction.

“If Israel does not walk in the ways of God’s Bible,” author Chen Ben-Eliyahu wrote in Hebrew, “it will receive a heavy punishment of near complete destruction and doom and only a few will be saved.”

Jan 11 09:57

Trump Expected to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

Reportedly angry that Congress didn’t use his October decertification of the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran to kill the deal, there was considerable speculation President Trump would try to unilaterally withdraw the US from the pact this time around, when he announces plans on Friday.

Officials, however, say that’s not expected to be the case, and that President Trump will again sign a waiver to keep the sanctions relief from the P5+1 deal in place, subsequently meaning the US will not be violating the pact.

Jan 11 02:08

Trump Expected to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

Reportedly angry that Congress didn’t use his October decertification of the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran to kill the deal, there was considerable speculation President Trump would try to unilaterally withdraw the US from the pact this time around, when he announces plans on Friday.

Officials, however, say that’s not expected to be the case, and that President Trump will again sign a waiver to keep the sanctions relief from the P5+1 deal in place, subsequently meaning the US will not be violating the pact.

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Jan 11 02:02

McMaster Rushes to Save Obama Era Iran Nuclear Deal

McMaster of Disguise: Trump’s National Security Adviser Rushes to Save Obama Era Iran Nuclear Deal

new report suggests that President Donald Trump’s national security advisor H.R. McMaster is rushing to save the deeply flawed nuclear Iran deal, which was seen as a hallmark of former President Obama’s legacy, ahead of Friday’s deadline for recertification.

“According to multiple sources, H.R. McMaster is reprising the role he played last fall: removing a legislative irritant from Trump so that the president can quietly remain in the deal,” wrote the Daily Beast.

President Trump has promised he would terminate the Iran nuclear deal.

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(*The Daily Beast seems to want to create the semblance of perpetual discourse within the most focused administration in Washington, today .

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Oddly enough; The ONLY Administration in Washington today )

Jan 10 13:18

Trump To Extend Iran Nuclear Deal, Sanctions Relief

It’s unlikely that Congress will have a comprehensive plan to improve the Iran deal ready by Friday, when the waiver of US sanctions against the Iranian regime is set to expire, the Associated Press reported.

So it’s up to Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser HR McMaster to convince President Donald Trump that there’s enough momentum behind a bipartisan accord on addressing Iran’s ballistic missile program and its support for Hezbollah to justify extending the US waiver and keeping the Iran deal intact.

Jan 10 05:42

Iran Ready to Speed Up Enrichment if US Breaches N. Deal

Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi warned of the country's reciprocal measures, including acceleration of uranium enrichment, in case Washington discards the 2015 nuclear deal

Contradictory reports surface on the endorsement or non-endorsement of the sanctions waivers by the US president and any of which will have different effects; but if the sanctions suspension are not extended, that would violate the nuclear deal and naturally, the Islamic Republic of Iran will take the necessary action," Kamalvandi said in an interview with the state TV on Wednesday.

He warned of Iran's reciprocal measures immediately after the US president's possible reluctance to sign the waivers.>>>

(*Blame Obama . He's the one who mislead Iran to believe people can be free outside the borders of The US .
Trump is forcing these measures , by the hand of Iran , For our safety , and we'd do best to remember that truism , or face the wrath of another violent Tweet Storm)

Jan 09 11:13

Surrounded by Neocons – Philip Giraldi

Neocons appearing in the mainstream media will continue to have their eyes on the ball and seek for more aggressive engagement in places like Iran and Russia. They are all the news that fits.

Both Cohen and Booth were vociferous founding members of the #NeverTrump foreign policy resistance movement.

Boot describes the new regime’s foreign policy as “kowtow[ing] to dictators and undermin[ing] American support for freedom and democracy around the world,” typical neocon leitmotifs.

Jan 09 10:11

World must brace for US nuclear deal withdrawal: Deputy foreign minister

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi made the remarks in an address to the second panel of Tehran Security Conference on Monday amid speculations about US President Donald Trump's likely withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

"The US president has taken many actions over the past year to destroy the JCPOA and it is even possible that the JCPOA would be dismantled in the next few days through measures he seeks to take," the Iranian diplomat said.

He also urged the region and the international community to adopt necessary measures in preparation for a possible US pulling out of the nuclear accord.

Jan 09 09:45

Iran’s Real Crime: It Won’t Bow

The day that Trump’s otherworldly UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, blatantly abused the Security Council, scheduling a debate on events in Iran during which she took the opportunity to unleash a barrage of condemnation against the country’s government, irony died. Fortunately, Russia’s UN ambassador, Vasily Nebenzya, was on hand to deliver a righteous slapdown. “If your logic is to be followed,” he told Haley, “Security Council meetings should have been called after the well-known events in Ferguson, Missouri, or when violence was used against Occupy Wall Street demonstrations on Manhattan.”

Jan 08 12:47

Pro-Israel lobbyist, Patrick Clawson, suggests that Israel should should create a 'false flag' to get the U.S. to start a war with Iran

Jan 08 12:21

Iran's Primary Schools Can No Longer Teach English

To be fair -- neither can the U.S. school system.

Jan 08 08:33

Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Reveals Real Source of Yemeni Missiles

Responding to claims that Yemeni militia missile attacks against the Saudi coalition "prove" that Iran has been supplying the Houthis with advanced weaponry, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, slammed the allegations, and explained why it was impossible for Iran to send weapons to the country.

Jan 08 07:39

“Completely spontaneous” manufactured protests in Iran

Endless saber rattling…

It’s been going on since the Carter administration.

Jan 07 10:10

Trump’s Genuine Menace Belies His Protest Support Offer in Iran

Trump , the man who called Iran a “terrorist nation” and bans Iranians from travelling to the United States, posted a comment on his Twitter account on Wednesday, expressing his “respect” for the Iranians participating in small protests in some cities, claiming that the US will provide “great support” to them “at the appropriate time.”

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Jan 07 09:59

Iran’s Khamenei Tweets Black Lives Matter Hashtag to Attack U.S.

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei evoked the radical Black Lives Matter movement last week in a tweet slamming the United States for committing supposed “oppression” of “black women, men, & children for no justifiable reason.”

In a tweet sent from his account, Khamenei wrote, “The U.S. gov. commits oppression inside the U.S., too. U.S. police murder black women, men, & children for no justifiable reason, and the murderers are acquitted in U.S. courts. This is their judicial system! And they slam other countries’ and our country’s judicial system. #BLM“:

Jan 07 09:19

US anti-Iran security session ‘not go as planned’: Bloomberg

“While most envoys criticized the violence and called on Iran’s government to show restraint with protesters, several, including US allies France and the UK, also used the opportunity to defend the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers, an accord increasingly seen as under threat by President Donald Trump’s administration,” according to Bloomberg.

“Ending the nuclear accord “would be a major setback for the entire international community,” Bloomberg quoted French envoy Francois Delattre saying, adding that “the agreement is one of the cornerstones of stability in the Middle East as a whole.”

Jan 07 06:28

We Broke Down Unrest 'Created by US, UK, Israel' - Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Iran's authorities announced that the foreign-fueled unrest in the country has been thwarted, adding that the alleged orchestrators of the protests were detained.

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Jan 07 06:16

IRGC Commander: Dispatch of Missiles to Yemen Impossible

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari dismissed allegations that Iran has sent missiles to Yemen, describing it impossible as the poor Arab country is under a tight siege by the Saudi-led coalition.
Top Security Official: Iran Not to Allow 3rd Parties to Affect Ties with Pakistan

Jan 06 09:21

Pro-Israel editor’s joke about Iran-Iraq War provokes response

The editor of a prominent Jewish community newspaper has come under strong attack for making a joke about a war in which more than a million Iranians and Iraqis lost their lives.

Stephen Pollard, editor of Britain’s Jewish Chronicle, now stands accused of inciting hatred and bigotry following a tweet in which the staunchly pro-Israel and equally enthusiastic Tottenham Hotspur fan compared the Premier League game between Chelsea and Arsenal yesterday to the war between Iran and Iraq because he wanted both sides to lose.

Jan 06 09:20

Iran Envoy to UN: Tehran Has 'Hard Evidence' Protests Incited From Abroad

The Iranian government has hard evidence that the violence in the ongoing protests in the country is incited from abroad, Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Gholam Ali Khoshroo said during an emergency UN Security Council meeting.

Jan 06 08:58

Iran stages pro-govt rallies, derides Trump 'blunder'

Thousands of government supporters staged rallies in Iran for a fourth day on Saturday, in a backlash against widespread protests that the clerical establishment has blamed on the country's enemies.

Saturday's show of support came a day after Iran's foreign minister said a United Nations Security Council meeting called by the United States to discuss the protests had proved a "blunder" by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

State television showed rallies in cities including Amol, Semnan and Shadegan waving Iranian flags and chanting "Death to America," "Death to Israel" and "Death to Britain."

Jan 06 07:10

FRANCE ACCUSES U.S., ISRAEL AND SAUDI ARABIA OF TRYING TO SPARK WAR WITH IRAN

Updated | French President Emmanuel Macron has accused the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia of instigating a war as their mutual foe, Iran, was rocked by a week of protests.

Macron on Wednesday joined several other world leaders to weigh in on protests that began as demonstrations against austerity measures under Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and later spilled into isolated, deadly clashes between civilians and security forces. The French leader called for dialogue with Tehran and criticized three of his international partners for pursuing what he considered bellicose policies toward a country the trio have increasingly sought to isolate and undermine in recent years.

“The official line pursued by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are our allies in many ways, is almost one that would lead us to war,” Macron told reporters, according to Reuters.

It was “a deliberate strategy for some,” he added.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, of course, should these efforts fail, we are very much looking at a "false flag" to be blamed on Iran as the "justification" for an invasion.

What I would like to very seriously impress upon President Trump; President Macron, and Prince Salmon, is the very excellent results the Russian military have had in Syria recently.

They have weaponry that has been shone to work in intense battlefield conditions.

I would strongly caution that if the US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and France attack Iran, they will be staring into abyss of such weapons, and into the faces of the successfully adept and capable Russian military personnel who know how use them.

Jan 06 02:32

Russia Says US Is Abusing UN to Mess With Iran

Russia has mocked American attempts to line up world support for the past week’s anti-government demonstrations in Iran, even sarcastically suggesting that the U.S. let the police department of Ferguson, Missouri teach Iranians how to really put down civil unrest — a reference it returned to during U.N. meetings Friday.

“By your logic, we should have initiated a Security Council meeting after the well-known events in Ferguson,” said Russian UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya, addressing the U.S. delegation.

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Jan 05 12:23

WINTER PROTESTS IN IRAN 2017-2018

In late December, anti-government protests sparked across the country. Over 20 people were killed, hundreds injured and thousands detained because of clashes between security forces and the protestors. The protests emerged due to internal economic factors and the activity of foreign adversaries of Iran. The main factors behind the protests were government imposed barriers to small businesses, a strict regulation of daily life by the government, corruption, high level of the social differentiation and economic variance within the population as well as the infiltration of patterns of the Western consumerist society into the country.

On December 28, protests broke out in the northern city of Mashhad. Over the next few days, these protests spread across the country and reached the Iranian capital, Teheran. In some areas, protestors attempted to storm police stations and government buildings. This became the main reason for the casualties.

Jan 05 12:14

Why there won’t be a revolution in Iran – Pepe Escobar

Regime change is unlikely but what is in play is setting the scene for a further renewal of economic sanctions

What Rouhani should have explained to Iranians in detail is the direct consequences of hard economic times and United States sanctions, which are affecting the country.

These were coupled with financial threats against western firms now back in business, or at least contemplating opening up operations, in Iran.

Jan 05 09:15

Why there won’t be a revolution in Iran

Regime change is unlikely but what is in play is setting the scene for a further renewal of economic sanctions

Jan 05 09:15

Iran’s Attorney General Names CIA Mastermind Of Iran Protests

Attorney General Montazeri on Thu. revealed that the mastermind behind the eruption of protests in the country was a US-Israeli-Saudi think tank that had been plotting for the rallies since four years ago.

Jan 04 09:21

Global Warfare. Preparing for World War III, Targeting Iran

Recent news reports point to a so-called “secret plan” to destroy and destabilize Iran, the first step of which is a color revolution.

The fact of the matter is that these not so secret plans to wage war on Iran have been on the drawing board of the Pentagon since the mid-nineties as outlined in Michel Chossudovsky’s 2010 article published below (scroll down):

“The medium term strategic objective is to target Iran and neutralize Iran’s allies, through gunboat diplomacy. The longer term military objective is to directly target China and Russia.

Jan 04 08:39

ANALYSIS: The US's goal in Iran this week is EU sanctions, not regime-change

Briefly, our aim here to break down a few things about the recent protests in Iran. The hope is not to engage in pedantry, or splitting hairs. In general, everyone has understood quite well that the US has its hands all over so many parts of this.

And while what we propose in turn may appear at first as only a slight variation of other analysis, and insignificant, it will be very important in how these events are memorialized in the public record, moving forward. The devil is in the details.

Jan 04 08:05

Iran arrests European citizen ‘leading rioters’ – report

An unidentified European citizen has been arrested amid anti-government protests in western Iran’s Borujerd county, Tasnim news agency reports citing a local official. Head of the local Justice Department Hamidreza Abolhassani asserted that the person was “trained by European intelligence services and was leading the rioters.” The nationality of the arrested individual has not yet been disclosed.

Jan 04 08:03

‘Leader, we’re ready!’ 10,000s march in Iran in support of govt & Khamenei

Following days of violent unrest gripping Iran, tens of thousands of people flocked to streets in the country’s major cities in a massive show of support for the government and the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei.
Massive pro-government rallies kicked off on Wednesday in different towns and cities, including Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Bushehr, Abadan, Gorgan and Qom, local media reported.

Jan 04 08:02

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps: Riot of Year Failed

Jafari also accused Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh of ordering militants of the Daesh terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) to penetrate into Iranian territory "with the aim of subversion."

This position echoes Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's statement made on January 1, in which he stated that the unrest had been provoked by a mix of existing internal problems and foreign influence.

Jan 04 07:22

US Eyeing Possible Sanctions on Iranians Over Protest Crackdown

(*Could you imagine how bad things could be for Iran If Trump had not removed the US from the Obama created roll of World Policeman ?)

Jan 03 17:19

Iran Protesters Want Sanctions, No Support For Syria, Lebanon, Palestine – Call Themselves “Freedom Fighters”

By Brandon Turbeville

During the first few days of the Iranian protests, it was somewhat unclear as to whether or not the demonstrations were indeed organic expressions of Iranians angry with religious and legal oppression as well as economic stagnation. As the days passed and the violence grew and as more and more Iranians began speaking out, it subsequently became more and more clear that the demonstrations were something other than organic expressions of anger. Indeed, now on day six, it is abundantly clear that the protests are nothing more than another warfront for the United States, NATO, GCC, and Israel...

Jan 03 16:21

Something Stinks About the Iranian Protests; Iranians Suspicious Of Demonstration Roots

By Brandon Turbeville

The protests in Iran have borne the hallmarks of a color revolution since the very beginning and, as time moved on, the nature of the demonstrations have become more and more apparent. But even as the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards corps, General Mohammad Ali Jafari, declared the end of the “sedition,” many Iranians remain deeply suspicious of the protests but also recognize some legitimate complaints.

After having discussed ongoing violence with a number of Iranians, there are a few points that are abundantly clear...

Jan 03 14:21

These fake images of ‘Iran’ are being shared on social media

First among these is a post from conservative media contributor Kambree Kawahine Koa who published a video to her Twitter feed that purported to show a mass anti-government demonstration in Iran. Kawahine Koa told her more than 83,000 followers: “Whoa! 300,000 March for democracy in Iran! Incredible!”

However, Twitter users were quick to debunk the claim, pointing out that the video is actually of protests in Bahrain in 2011. In a series of tweets posted on New Year’s Day, the Bahrain-based Twitter user who re-posted the video said that she had been surprised to find that it was viewed 50,000 times in just two hours. Up to then, it had been viewed a mere 18,000 times in seven years.

Jan 03 12:38

A European was allegedly arrested in #Iran for riling up protesters

Jan 03 12:12

Neocons return to power

Neoconservative fingerprints all over Trump National Security Strategy document.

President Donald Trump’s 2017 National Security Strategy report tells us how he sees the world, or rather how the Washington foreign policy elites do.

From a candidate who ran on a message of change, it is striking that the report is essentially a defense of status quo policies and views.

Jan 03 10:59

2018 – War or No War? The Saker

Imbeciles and cowards. I also happen to think that they are traitors to their country and their people. Patriots they are not.

Trump Administration now has released a National Security Strategy which clearly show that the Empire is in “full paranoid” mode. It is plainly obvious that the Neocons are now back in total control of the White House, Congress and the US corporate media. Okay, maybe things are still not quite as bad as if Hillary had been elected, but they are bad enough to ask whether a major war is now inevitable next year.

Jan 03 08:45

UK Intelligence Agency Actively Plotted Social Disruption in Iran

"The Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG), a unit in one of Britain's intelligence agencies, is tasked with creating sock puppet accounts and fake content on social media in order to use ‘dirty tricks' to ‘destroy, deny, degrade [and] disrupt' enemies by ‘discrediting' them," Mustafa al-Bassam, a security researcher pursuing a Ph.D. in London and former member of the LulzSec hacktivist group, said in a December 27 talk at the 34th Chaos Communication Congress.

Jan 03 08:41

Donald Trump MUST take STRONGER role in international diplomacy – and help shake EU up

DONALD TRUMP needs to take stronger diplomatic action to help resolve the Iranian crisis – even if it means telling the European Union to "get off their balance beam", former US Ambassador Jonh Bolton said.

Jan 03 08:39

IN DEPTH: How the West is misusing an image to represent the Iranian protests

However, despite the current protests being about economic reform and a clampdown on corruption, Western war enablers, particularly so-called activists and Western media, have widely been spreading this image as a symbol for a struggle against the regime that only exists in their own mind and not in the general consensus of Iranians, nor the majority of those protesting.

Jan 03 08:30

Iran blames Saudi Arabia for recent unrest

Saudi Arabia is among major players behind recent unrest in Iran, a senior Iranian security official was quoted as saying by Tehran-based Press TV on Tuesday.

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said certain countries are waging a "proxy war" against the Islamic republic via social media and the Internet.

The United States, Britain and Saudi Arabia are behind the recent riots in Iran, he said.

Jan 03 08:25

Iran Protests Through The Prism Of Geopolitics

By Chris Kanthan

What’s happening in Iran? Are the protests genuinely spontaneous? Are the grievances authentic and deep-rooted? Or is it a drama created by covert, regime-change puppeteers? And what are the geopolitical implications of the success or failure of these events?

The main purported reason is a failing economy, but some of the protesters are even calling for the end of Islamic Republic.

Undoubtedly, the college-educated, Iranian Middle Class wants to get rid of Sharia Law. After all, Iran was quite secular before 1979...

Jan 03 08:16

Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

Oil prices started the year on a high note as some geopolitical tension pushed aside bearish concerns. Both WTI and Brent opened above $60 per barrel for the first time in years.

The protests in Iran were the main driver of the bullish sentiment in the oil market. Anti-government demonstrations swept across the country in recent days, and unlike the widespread protests in 2009, the current rallies are related to economic woes and are also taking place in more cities than just Tehran. “Growing unrest in Iran set the table for a bullish start to 2018,” the Schork Report said in a note to clients on January 2.

Jan 03 08:11

Are the Iran protests a CIA/Mossad Color Revolution?

Jan 03 07:48

Report: US President Made Some 2,000 False Claims in 347 Days

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump made 1,950 false or misleading claims during the first 347 days of his time in the White House, according to a new report.

With a little more than two weeks from completing his first year in office, the Republican head of state is on the track to break the 2,000 barrier, The Washington Post reported Monday, citing its own fact-checks.

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(*Trump needs to convince Iranians that The Washington Post is Fake NEWS !)

Jan 03 07:26

On Trump 'The Flamethrower' and the Protests in Iran

Of all the various twists and turns of the unrests in Iran in the past few days, the effort by the Trump White House to marginalize and stigmatize the Islamic Republic is among the more preposterous.

The man, who last year called Iran a “terrorist nation” and banned all Iranians from visiting the United States, now wants to sympathize with the protesters and feels sorry for the people of Iran! Lest he forgets, this is an internal matter and the people of Iran don’t want Trump’s sympathy. In fact, they have been paying a heavy price for Washington’s unjustified sanctions regime and hostility since the revolution of 1979. Last thing they want to hear is for America’s “duplicitous and opportunist” president to take to Twitter to express support for demonstrations, arguing that "the Iranian government should respect their people's rights, including right to express themselves. The world is watching!"

The flamethrower-in-chief should take note: Iran is the only democracy in the Middle East, the only free nation, where in the words of President Hassan Rouhani, “based on the Constitution and citizenship rights>>>

Jan 02 19:16

Death Toll Rises In Iran, Khamenei Blames “Enemies” As Signs Of Destabilization Campaign Become More Obvious

By Brandon Turbeville

By now, it’s safe to say that the protests in Iran are, at the very least, being co-opted by Western powers in order to destabilize the Iranian government. Given the fact that the Trump administration and the Israeli government have recently agreed upon a plan to “counter” Iran’s influence in the region, the nature of the protests, and the violence stemming out from them as well as the individuals and organizations expressing such vociferous support for them, the idea that they are an organic uprising of Iranians is one that is getting further and further from the realm of possibility...

Jan 02 13:53

Trump’s grandstanding on national security could end in tragedy

“Trump believes everyone will do his bidding because he says so. Hello!”

None of the capitals singled out in the Trump administration’s National Security Strategy as being the United States’ prime adversaries – Moscow, Beijing, Tehran, Pyongyang – appear to feel particularly threatened by the fire and brimstone in that document, which was unveiled on Monday.

Jan 02 12:28

Map of protests in Iran

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Someone has poured a lot of money and resources into kicking up a fuss in Iran!

Jan 02 12:23

Protesters in Iran clash with pro-government hardliners in the country's largest demonstrations since 2009

Iran was rocked by protests this week that pit protesters angry with the country's economic downturn against pro-government hardliners.

The demonstrations began Thursday, when protesters took to the streets to criticize Iran's government and the skyrocketing prices of basic necessities.

The protests are the largest in Iran since the 2009 Green Movement.

Two demonstrators died overnight, and Iran is now blocking social media apps like Instagram.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The 2009 protests were a US-backed attempt at regime change that failed.

Jan 02 12:19

MSNBC Guest Rips Bill Kristol’s Support of Iran Protests: ‘You’ve Been Advocating Killing Iranians’

Things got a bit tense today on MSNBC when neo-conservative commentator and Weekly Standard editor-at-large Bill Kristol was directly challenged over his hawkish Middle East policy positions as they relate to Iran.

Jan 02 12:09

Israeli jets strike Gaza after shelling with ‘Iran-supplied missiles’

Israel conducted airstrikes in Gaza for a second straight day after shells reportedly launched from the area landed in its territory. The IDF blamed Iran for the attack, claiming it supplied the unknown attackers with weapons.
The Israeli military said its warplanes targeted a Hamas position in southern Gaza late Saturday in response for the shelling carried out by the yet unidentified militants on Friday. While Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said it’s “too early” to name those culpable in the attack, he promptly blamed Tehran for the incident. “Iran has supplied these missiles to numerous groups,” Lieberman told Israeli media, saying that an initial examination of the shells fired “confirms they are from Iran.”

Jan 02 12:00

How Much Death and Destruction Awaits Us in 2018? Paul Craig Roberts

The Anglo-Zionist empire is trying to overturn the Iranian agreement and to restart the attempt to overthrow the government of Syria.

The New Year is one full of economic, political, and war threats.

Jan 02 11:37

Iran Protests Go Violent - Color Revolution Becoming More Likely

By Brandon Turbeville

Despite being nowhere near the scale of the 2009 Green Movement color revolution, the recent Iranian protests have nonetheless captured the attention of the world. The questions surrounding the protests are legion but the chief among them are whether or not they are legitimate organic Iranian sentiment or whether they are a Western-backed color revolution aimed at destabilizing the Iranian government...

Jan 02 10:46

Netanyahu: Israelis, Iranians to Be Friends After Fall of Gov't in Tehran

The people of Israel and Iran will once again be "great friends" after the change of the current authorities in Tehran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday amid ongoing anti-government protests in major Iranian cities.

Jan 02 10:45

Netanyahu: ‘I Wish the Iranian People Success in Their Noble Quest for Freedom’

Netanyahu began by contradicting Iran’s “laughable” assertion that Israel is behind the protests.

Jan 02 10:45

CNN Correspondent: World Thinks That America Does Not Have a ‘Moral Leg to Stand On’

Saturday on CNN after reading a statement from the Iranian government on President Donald Trump’s tweet about the protests in Iran, network correspondent Arwa Damon said “a lot of nations” currently perceive the United States as not having a “moral leg to stand on.”

Damon said, “This coming out from the foreign ministry, not only talking about the fact that they view the government of President Trump as the greatest bearer of ill will towards Iran but going on to say that, ‘The people of Iran give no value or credibility to such opportunistic expressions by the Government or the person, Mr. Trump. American officials, through their conduct have not earned a place from which they can express masked sentiments as sympathies, for the aware of the people of Iran.'”

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