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Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is going out of his way to say that he is fighting financial corruption at the highest levels of the regime by conducting mass arrests, as various officials accuse each other of corruption.

Iran's Expediency Council Undecided About FATF Bills

By INU Staff

INU - Ahmad Tavakoli, member of Iran’s Expediency Council, warned about imminent "strategic political and security threats.”

In an interview with the state-run Tasnim news agency, Tavakoli described the people’s living conditions as “deplorable” and said issues such as “inflationary recession with high rate of unemployment and low and undulate national growth rate” have intensified this dangerous atmosphere.

Iranian Theorist Predicts End of Regime

By INU Staff

INU - A well-known Iranian hardline theorist has predicted the fall of the regime, explicitly telling the government that the people’s overthrow of the mullahs will have nothing to do with the United States’ maximum pressure campaign or any other outside force, but rather it will be the result of the regime’s domestic policies.

On Thirtieth Anniversary of Khomeini’s Death, Signs that his Legacy is Fading

By Jazeh Miller

On Tuesday, Al Jazeera reported that thousands of Iranians were expected to gather near the tomb of the Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death. Khomeini died approximately 10 years and two months after helping to usher in the conclusion of the Iranian Revolution and then spearheading the establishment of a system known as velayat-e faqih and characterized by the absolute authority of religious clerics.

Negotiations with the Iranian regime are pointless

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian regime is facing an impasse. Its future is not guaranteed. In fact, its collapse is inevitable and it is just a matter of time. The in-fighting between the factions is becoming more and more noticeable and words between the two sides are becoming more and more bitter.

Iran: Further media restrictions to impact 2020 parliamentary elections

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian parliamentary elections are due to be held in just over a year on 21st February 2020. In preparation for this, the Majles [Iranian parliament] has passed new regulations that will have a major impact on the state media which is already subject to very strict restrictions.

Under these new regulations, it has been agreed that there will be new punishments for those that ignore or undermine the restrictions on the state media, which is already very tightly and strictly controlled.

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