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Cotton Mocks Iran FM Over Sanctions

By INU Staff

INU - US Senator Tom Cotton has mocked Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s comments about sanctions on the Regime, saying that Zarif is no longer able to spend “his people's money in five-star restaurants”.

The Arkansas Republican appeared on Fox News on Monday evening, shortly after Donald Trump signed an executive order to impose sanctions on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and several Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Commanders in response to a series of “aggressive behaviours”, including shooting down a US drone.

Stevenson: EU Must "Wake up" to Iran Threat

By INU Staff

INU - Last weekend, thousands of Iranian protesterss took to the streets of Brussels, right outside the headquarters of the European Commission to call for Europe to support Regime change in their country.

The event attracted many prominent speakers, including former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, Colombian Senator Ingrid Betancourt, former Vice-President of the European Parliament Alejo Vidal-Quadras, and Struan Stevenson, the Coordinator of the Campaign for Iran Change (CIC), who have all been vocal supporters of the Iranian Resistance for many years.

Hostage Nizar Zakka Released From Iran Prison

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) arrested Lebanese-American citizen Nizar Zakka in September 2015, when he was headed to an airport in Tehran, after visiting Iran to participate in a conference about women in Iran on an official invitation by Shahindokht Molaverdi, advisor to Iranian Regime President Hassan Rouhani.

Twitter Purges Almost 5000 Accounts Secretly Linked to Iran Regime

By INU Staff

INU - Social media site Twitter announced Thursday that it purged thousands of accounts that were linked to coordinated, state-backed activities that it believes are from the Iranian government.

Twitter removed 4,779 accounts that it believed were associated with or backed by Iran and archived them to its public database. Over 1600 of the removed accounts sent out a massive two million tweets that the report said shared “global news content, often with an angle that benefited the diplomatic and geostrategic views of the Iranian state”.

Latest Tanker Attacks Could Influence Global Policy Decisions Regarding Iran

By Edward Carney

It was widely reported on Thursday that two commercial vessels had been damaged by explosions in the Gulf of Oman. Both of the ships were reportedly en route to Asian at the same time that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was visiting the Islamic Republic of Iran, on a mission to help de-escalate tensions that have been rising since the US substantially ramped up pressure in the form of both sanctions and military deployments in April and May.

U.S.  F-22 Raptor Flew Under Iran regime’s Air Force F-4 Phantom

By INU Staff

INU - Back in 2013, Pentagon press secretary George Little said that an Iranian air force F-4 Phantom combat plane attempted to intercept a U.S. MQ-1 Predator drone flying through international airspace near Iran.


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