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

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

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

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.

Iran: Supreme Leader Tries to Avoid Public Backlash Following Flooding Crisis

Iran: Supreme Leader Tries to Avoid Public Backlash Following Flooding Crisis

By Siavosh

The people of Iran have been dealing with the aftermath of torrential rain and huge storms that have resulted in flash flooding. Large parts of the country have been affected by the torrents of water and a large number of people have died. Houses have been destroyed, villages and towns have been cut off from the rest of civilisation, livelihoods have been swept away and clean water supplies are scarce. Electricity has been cut and people are taking refuge on the top of buildings to get away from the water.

Iran’s Political Factions Blame Each Other, the West, and the Public for Flood Crisis

Iran’s Political Factions Blame Each Other, the West, and the Public for Flood Crisis

On MondayBy Edward Carney

On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement in response to the flooding that has been taking place in Iran for approximately three weeks, which has killed at least 60 people but likely many more. The statement expressed condolences and included an offer of American assistance in relief and recovery efforts, but it also placed blame for the seriousness of the disaster squarely on the shoulders of Iranian authorities. “These floods once again show the level of Iranian regime mismanagement in urban planning and in emergency preparedness,” Pompeo wrote.

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