While most of the world’s attention to Iran is on nuclear talks and regional maneuvers in Iraq and Syria, an important power struggle is being waged inside the Islamic Republic. Former President Hashemi Rafsanjani, whose political career was buried by
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The Wall Street Journal caused a ripple in the waters of US media and pundits on Tuesday night, when it declared: “U.S., Iran Relations Move to Détente — Interests Align Over Fight Against Islamic State, Other Policies”: The Obama administration
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PHOTO: The head of Iran’s Qods Force, General Qassem Soleimani, with Iraqi forces in August
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Iran Feature: “US Supplying Weapons & Aid to Islamic State in Iraq” — Confusion, Ignorance, or Crude Propaganda?
Claims from Iranian officials that the US is secretly supporting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria — even as it bombs the jihadists in both countries — are far from unusual. Since the US airstrikes began in early August,
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UPDATE 1400 GMT: Prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was detained for several hours during a protest outside the Interior Ministry over the recent acid attacks against women, according to her husband Reza Khandan.
Iran Feature: “Detained Opposition Leaders Should Be Executed Like Mussolini” — Head of Guardian Council
The head of the Guardian Council, one of Iran’s most powerful institutions, has declared that detained opposition leaders “should be executed” like the former Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
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