Tagged with Iran

Iran makes arrests after acid attacks on women

  Ashtari was reported as saying he suspected that the culprits were likely to be “mentally unstable.” (Shutterstock) Reuters, Dubai Iran has arrested a number of people suspected of throwing acid at women deemed to be wearing Islamic head covering improperly, authorities said on Monday, following a series of attacks in Isfahan that have caused … Continue reading

The Islamic State vs. the Islamic Republic

It’s a pity somebody has to win. by Jonathan Spyer Refugees fleeing the advancing Islamic State forces in western Iraq tell tales of savagery. The accounts have a number of common factors. A new report just issued by Amnesty International notes that the Islamic State has begun “a systematic campaign of ethnic cleansing” in northern … Continue reading

Iran Remains a Danger to the World

By Ronn Torossian With the July 20 “deadline” for a nuclear agreement between Iran and the rest of the world, the world must remain strong on the dangers which Iran poses.  Despite the weakness of certain world leaders, Iran remains a vast danger. Some important statements to remember:  “Today the world has become a much … Continue reading

Immense Explosion in Iran May Have Nuclear Origins

Huge blast in Qazvin, rumored site of nuclear center; ‘many casualties’ expected.  By Eliran Aharon, Tova Dvorin An immense explosion has been heard throughout the northern Iranian city of Qazvin, semi-official Fars news agency reported, and many casualties are expected from the blast. Around 1.1 million people live in the city, which is located about 100 … Continue reading

Iran Threatens to Destroy U.S. Navy

Iranian Navy can sink an American aircraft carrier “in less than a minute,” claims its commander. By Elad Benari and Dalit Halevi The commander of the Iranian Navy stated on Tuesday that his forces were trained to destroy U.S. warships. Speaking to the Fars news agency, the commander, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, threatened the Navy … Continue reading

Iran to target decoy US aircraft carrier in drills

Mockup of Nimitz-class carrier was spotted by satellites in March, leaving defense officials scratching their heads By AP and AFP The USS Nimitz is a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that includes four destroyers and a cruiser. (photo credit: US Navy/Wikipedia) TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian newspaper reported that the country’s military plans to target a mock-up … Continue reading

Iran to Execute Woman for Fending Off a Rapist

Jeannie DeAngelis In Iran, after spending seven years in prison, 26-year-old former interior designer Rayhaneh Jabbari is due to be hanged for defending herself against a rapist. Rayhaneh stabbed Iranian physician Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi with a pocketknife, after she said he attempted to drug and rape her.  The head of the Iranian judiciary upheld Rayhaneh’s … Continue reading

Surprise Attack on Iran: Can Israel Do It?

Thomas Saether According to a report in March by the Israeli daily Haaretz, Israel continues to prepare for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Quoting anonymous members of the Knesset who were present during hearings on the military budget, officials in the Israel Defense Force (IDF) have allegedly received instructions to continue preparing for a … Continue reading

Hezbollah’s new mission

Hanin Ghaddar The Party of God’s new role is beyond Lebanon When Yabroud fell, Hezbollah celebrated its victory over Syria’s “takfiris,” reassuring its constituency that its success will stop Al-Qaeda from sending suicide bombers to Lebanon’s Shiite-inhabited areas. Celebratory gunfire rang through Lebanese streets, and a widespread propaganda campaign in Party-affiliated media tried to convince … Continue reading

Moonshine liquor is a phone call away in Islamic Iran

Some Iranians take considerable pride in their bathtub booze. A smuggler poses with cartons of beer during an alcohol smuggling operation to Iran Photo: REUTERS “Have a shot of tequila first, cheer up!” Shahriyar tells guests gathered at his luxury apartment in Tehran. His girlfriend, Shima, said they party every weekend. “Shahriyar has one rule: … Continue reading

Iran Spending Medical Funds on Luxury Cars

BY: Adam Kredo The Iranian parliament’s recent investigation into a scheme to import luxury cars instead of medicine threatens to erode the credibility of a leading pro-Iran lobbying group that has long claimed that economic sanctions are preventing access to medicine in Iran. An investigation by Iranian lawmakers recently revealed that nearly $2 billion that … Continue reading

Iran building a mock-up of an American aircraft carrier

By ERIC SCHMITT WASHINGTON — Iran is building a nonworking mock-up of an American nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that United States officials say may be intended to be blown up for propaganda value. Intelligence analysts studying satellite photos of Iranian military installations first noticed the vessel rising from the Gachin shipyard, near Bandar Abbas on the … Continue reading

Obama, the Bomb and the Fatwa

Written by : Amir Taheri When lobbying to prevent further sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, US President Barack Obama often refers to a fatwa, an Islamic religious opinion. According to Obama, the fatwa supposedly issued by “Supreme Guide” Ali Khamenei, confirms Tehran’s claims that its nuclear program is entirely peaceful. Obama does not … Continue reading