The Iranian https://iranian.com Iran News, Analysis, Music & Curation Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:55:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 https://i2.wp.com/iranian.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-White.Icon_.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 The Iranian https://iranian.com 32 32 142174811 Saudi Backed MEK Terrorists Open New Front In Canada https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/saudi-mek-terrorists-canada/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/saudi-mek-terrorists-canada/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:06:26 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340605 New patronage resulted in a strategic shift for the MEK After the fall of Saddam Hussain and the disappearance of Massoud Rajavi, leader of the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) terrorist cult, the group’s members were forcibly deported to Albania where the MEK regrouped under the now open support of the Israeli right wing and the regime […]

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Iranian Americans In Politics: Utah’s Shireen Ghorbani https://iranian.com/2019/04/17/shireen-ghorbani-iranian-americans-politics/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/17/shireen-ghorbani-iranian-americans-politics/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2019 21:42:50 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340571 Five months ago, I interviewed Shireen Ghorbani when she was running for Congress for Utah’s 2nd District. She ran for office because of the rise of fear of immigrants and the limited access to quality healthcare. She was an Iranian American running in a red state and had managed to raise a half million dollars […]

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Another Blow To US-Led ‘Arab NATO’: Mideast States Join Iraq Summit https://iranian.com/2019/04/20/another-blow-to-us-led-arab-nato-mideast-states-join-iraq-summit/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/20/another-blow-to-us-led-arab-nato-mideast-states-join-iraq-summit/#respond Sat, 20 Apr 2019 22:51:03 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340676 The summit marks a shift in Iraq’s foreign policy, with the country assuming the role of a mediator in the region as US President Donald Trump has revived the Obama-era concept of an anti-Iranian alliance of Gulf nations. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he one-day summit, hosted by Iraq's Parliament speaker Mohammed al-Halbusi, brings together representatives from Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, […]

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Donations Needed: Nearly 1 Million Children Affected By Massive Floods In Iran https://iranian.com/2019/04/20/donations-needed-nearly-1-million-children-affected-by-massive-floods-in-iran/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/20/donations-needed-nearly-1-million-children-affected-by-massive-floods-in-iran/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2019 22:19:43 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340669 Devastating flooding in three-quarters of Iran’s provinces has affected 10 million people, of whom 2 million are severely impacted and 500,000 displaced – half of them are children. Over 1,000 health facilities and 1,000 schools have been destroyed or severely damaged forcing 100,000 children out of school and depriving thousands of essential healthcare. UNICEF’s vaccine […]

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Is Bernie Stealing Trump’s ‘No More Wars’ Issue? https://iranian.com/2019/04/20/bernie-no-more-wars/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/20/bernie-no-more-wars/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2019 07:29:26 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340646 “The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars… I agree with that,” Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday’s town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Then turning and staring straight into the camera, Bernie added: “Mr. President, tonight you have the opportunity to do […]

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Middle East Resistance Is Stiffening https://iranian.com/2019/04/19/middle-east-resistance/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/19/middle-east-resistance/#respond Sat, 20 Apr 2019 00:14:06 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340637 Amidst all of the truly terrible things happening geopolitically around the globe I find it’s important to take that big step back and assess what’s really going on. It’s easy to get caught up (and depressed) by the deluge of bad news emanating from the Trump administration on foreign policy matters. It seems sometimes that […]

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Locusts Hit Iran’s Southern Provinces https://iranian.com/2019/04/19/locusts-hit-irans-southern-provinces/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/19/locusts-hit-irans-southern-provinces/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 22:04:59 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340634 Iranian Plant Protection Organization (IPPO) warned on Thursday, April 18, that if the necessary budget for fighting desert locusts is not provided within two weeks, nothing could be done, and a locust breakout turns into a new crisis, alongside the flash floods. According to the government's official news agency (IRNA), desert locusts from Saudi Arabia […]

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Iranian Security Service Discloses CIA, MI6 Espionage Networks – Reports https://iranian.com/2019/04/19/iranian-security-service-discloses-cia-mi6-espionage/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/19/iranian-security-service-discloses-cia-mi6-espionage/#respond Fri, 19 Apr 2019 21:58:38 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340630 Since the arrival of the Trump administration, Washington has been taking a harsh approach towards Iran in its foreign policy. The US notably withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal on 8 May 2018 and imposed hefty sanctions against Tehran's oil, banking and shipping sectors in November of the same year. The head of Iran's Intelligence Ministry's […]

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Iran Announces Plan For INSTEX-Style Mechanism With Turkey https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/iran-announces-plan-for-instex-style-mechanism-with-turkey/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/iran-announces-plan-for-instex-style-mechanism-with-turkey/#respond Thu, 18 Apr 2019 21:10:41 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340615 Foreign minister of Iran announced plans for the launch a financial mechanism between Tehran and Ankara similar to INSTEX, the payment channel that the three EU signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal have set up to maintain trade with Tehran. Speaking to reporters in Ankara before returning to Tehran from a tour of Syria […]

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Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez Proposes Cutting Military And Economic Aid To Israel https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/congresswoman-ocasio-cortez-proposes-cutting-military-and-economic-aid-to-israel/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/congresswoman-ocasio-cortez-proposes-cutting-military-and-economic-aid-to-israel/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2019 20:45:29 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340612 US Congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has proposed the US cut military and economic aid worth $3 billion a year from Israel in response to the re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister. “I think these are part of conversations we are having in our caucus, but I think what we are really seeing is an ascent […]

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Dispute Among US Officials Over Trump Administration Iran Arms Control Report https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/dispute-among-us-officials-over-trump-administration-iran-arms-control-report/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/dispute-among-us-officials-over-trump-administration-iran-arms-control-report/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:32:54 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340596 A new Trump administration report on international compliance with arms control accords provoked a dispute with US intelligence agencies and some State Department officials concerned that the document politicizes and slants assessments about Iran, five sources with knowledge of the matter said, Reuters reports. US President Donald Trump is intensifying a drive to contain Iran’s power in […]

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Rock Legend Roger Waters To Madonna: Don’t Normalize Violations Of Palestinians’ Rights https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/rock-legend-roger-waters-to-madonna-dont-normalize-violations-of-palestinians-rights/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/18/rock-legend-roger-waters-to-madonna-dont-normalize-violations-of-palestinians-rights/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2019 07:22:37 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340591 Continuing his call to musicians to boycott an upcoming international song competition, rock legend Roger Waters (co-founder of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd) on Wednesday urged Madonna not to perform at a Tel Aviv contest. The venue at issue is the Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place mid-May. Madonna's press team confirmed this month that she'd […]

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Americans: Are You Represented In Congress By A Stooge Of Saudi Crown Prince Bin Salman? https://iranian.com/2019/04/17/americans-represented-in-congress-by-stooge-of-saudi-crown-prince-bin-salman/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/17/americans-represented-in-congress-by-stooge-of-saudi-crown-prince-bin-salman/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2019 22:44:32 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340580 You can find out here by clicking to see how your Representative and your two Senators voted on the resolution to stop U.S. arming and aid to Prince Salman’s war to starve millions of Houthis to death. In neither house did the resolution pass with enough votes to be able to override Salman’s stooge Trump’s veto of it, and […]

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Iranian Boxer Cancels Return Home After Arrest Warrant Issued https://iranian.com/2019/04/17/iranian-boxer-cancels-return-home-after-arrest-warrant-issued/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/17/iranian-boxer-cancels-return-home-after-arrest-warrant-issued/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:48:47 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340567 The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has cancelled plans to return home after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran, her representative said on Wednesday as Iranian authorities issued a denial. Sadaf Khadem beat a French boxer, Anne Chauvin, in the bout, which took place in western France on […]

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Iran, Oman To Hold Joint Military Drill, Create New Shipping Route https://iranian.com/2019/04/17/iran-oman-joint-military-drill-create-new-shipping-route/ https://iranian.com/2019/04/17/iran-oman-joint-military-drill-create-new-shipping-route/#respond Wed, 17 Apr 2019 20:39:36 +0000 https://iranian.com/?p=340564 Iran and Oman will be holding joint military exercises within the coming days, in an effort to build relations. Speaking at a meeting in Muscat consisting of 120 representatives from Iran’s business and economic sectors, the Iranian Ambassador Mohammad Reza Nouri Shahroudi announced that “currently, our joint military committee is present in Oman, and we […]

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