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Shake Up of Army Leadership Implies Greater Support for Hardline Military Activities

By INU Staff
INU - On Thursday, the Long War Journal reported that the new General Chief of Staff for the Iranian Armed Forces, Mohammad Bagheri issued a statement after his swearing in and promised that Iran would personally intervene in Iraq under a certain set of vaguely defined circumstances. “Baghdad, the sacred shrines, and the burial places of the pure Imams in Iraq are all the Islamic Republic’s red lines,” he explained. “If these are endangered, the Islamic Republic will enter action directly and will annihilate the wicked with diligent and strong defense.”

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Iran: Workers’ sit-in to receive back pay

By INU Staff
INU -According to Iranian state news agencies, workers of Iran Telecommunication Industries (ITI) in Shiraz, southern Iran, have staged a sit-in in front of their factory to protest delayed payments.

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Lamentable: Iranian FM invited to Oslo Forum to share experiences of peacemaking

By Rob Roberts
June 13, Oslo: On Tuesday (14 June 2016) around 100 prominent mediators of armed conflict and peace process actors will be welcomed in Oslo by Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Børge Brende. Included amongst the participants invited to share their experiences of peacemaking will be Iranian Foreign Minister Mr. Javad Zarif at this year’s 2016 Oslo Forum.

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Iranian legislator: The many executions and long prison terms have boomeranged

By INU Staff
INU - On April 23, an Iranian legislator spoke to semi-official Iranian media on judicial matters and announced that there are over 200,000 prisoners in the country. He added that executions and long term imprisonments have been major sources of social problems.

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Iran Targets Telegram Again, Orders Apps to Keep User Data in Country

By INU Staff
INU -On Monday, new reports emerged in the global media regarding the censorship aspect of Iran’s crackdown on political dissent and perceived pro-Western or un-Islamic values. The country is already renowned for its control over media and the internet, with major social media sites being blocked and a number of reformist newspapers having been shut down just since the conclusion of the conclusion of nuclear negotiations last July. Additionally, hardline officials have frequently boasted of plans for even tighter controls over the internet, as by establishing a closed-off national internet, or “halalnet” that would allow the regime to filter out any number of individual content items that it determined to be objectionable.

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UANI Criticizes Italian Prime Minister Renzi’s Visit to Iran

UANI Warns Italian Companies Eni, Fiat, Finmeccanica and Danieli of Enormous Financial, Legal, and Reputational Risks of Iran Business

United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI), the nonpartisan, not-for-profit advocacy organization known for its efforts to heighten awareness of the danger the Iranian regime poses to the world, today released a statement on the eve of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s visit to Iran, scheduled for April 12-13. UANI CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, UANI Chairman Senator Joseph Lieberman and UANI Advisory Board Member and former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi issued the following official statement in regard to Renzi’s trip:

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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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