Tagged with Iran

Breaking Bad Tehran

In less than a decade, methamphetamine use has skyrocketed in Iran to the point where now about 345,000 Iranians are considered addicts. (File photo courtesy: http://cdiiran.org) Babak Dehghanpisheh | Reuters – Beirut Women in headscarves and men in tatty clothes puff on a glass pipe as smoke swirls around their faces. The pictures published by … Continue reading

Iran May Gift Indigenized RQ-170 to US

lol TEHRAN (FNA)- Four Iran-made RQ-170 drones – manufactured through the reverse engineering of a similar American pilotless plane that was downed by Iran in 2011, will start operational flights by the end of this year, senior IRGC officials announced on Wednesday, adding that the country may gift one of its home-made RQ-170s to the … Continue reading

Iran in the Syria war: a report

Naame Shaam NOW received the following report summary from Naame Shaam, a group of Iranian, Syrian and Lebanese activists and citizen-journalists, which interviewed with NOW in April.   The report focuses on uncovering the role of the Iranian regime in Syria and is the result of a year of Naame Shaam’s work. It draws largely … Continue reading

Does Israel have reason to target Syria nuclear experts?

The story immediately fueled the conspiratorial theories that maybe Israeli intelligence, namely the Mossad, had been behind it. THIS UNDATED image released by the US government shows a suspected nuclear reactor plant under construction in Syria.. (photo credit:REUTERS) According to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein, more than 200,000 people have … Continue reading

Khamenei on Twitter: No cure for barbaric Israeli regime but to be annihilated

Iran’s supreme leader also accuses Israel of poisoning Arafat and calls for the arming of the Palestinians in the West Bank. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in Tehran. (photo credit:REUTERS) This barbaric, wolflike & infanticidal regime of #Israel which spares no crime has no cure but to be annihilated. 7/23/14 #HandsOffAlAqsa — Khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) … Continue reading

White House Ignores Khamenei Response to Letters

Michael Rubin The always excellent Jay Solomon and Carol Lee have a scoop in the Wall Street Journal regarding the latest letter which President Obama has sent to Supreme Leader Khamenei. While we can debate the wisdom of this correspondence–and I think Obama is being extremely naïve–at least he seems to recognize that it is … Continue reading

Iran’s dog owners could receive 74 lashes

An Iranian woman holds a pet dog in Tehran. (Reuters) Al Arabiya News Thursday, 6 November 2014 A group of Iranian lawmakers have introduced a bill to parliament calling for tougher punishments to those who sell, buy or walk pet dogs in public, including paying fines and flogging, the National Council of Resistance of Iran … Continue reading

Iran: We Aim to Destroy US Navy Forces in Gulf

By Dalit Halevy US Navy patrols Persian Gulf US Navy While negotiations on a compromise on Iran’s nuclear projects proceed apace between Washington and Tehran, the Iranians have bellicosely declared that the US must “get out” of the Persian Gulf. The area is Iran’s “strategic waters,” and the US does not belong there, Iran said. … Continue reading