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10 Way Iran Subverts the Middle East (and the World)

by TheTower.org Staff

The Tower- In 2009, at the beginning of his first term in office, President Barack Obama announced that his administration would be seeking to “directly engage” with Iran. Nonetheless, Obama acknowledged that Iran’s “actions over many years now have been unhelpful when it comes to promoting peace and prosperity both in the region and around the world; that their attacks or their financing of terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas, the bellicose language that they’ve used towards Israel, their development of a nuclear weapon, or their pursuit of a nuclear weapon — that all those things create the possibility of destabilizing the region.”

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As Dissenting Voices Grow in Iran, Regime Supporter Compares Activists to ISIS

By INU staff

INU - Ironically, at the same time that Iranian protesters are invoking comparisons to Islamic State militants in their demonstrations against the series of acid attacks that have severely injured women apparently deemed to be improperly attired, one prominent supporter of the clerical regime has drawn the same comparison between the Islamic State and pro-democracy activists.

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Iran’s Foreign Stance as of the Anniversary of the Hostage Crisis

By INU staff

INU- Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis and as is the case every year, the occasion prompted celebration from the clerical regime and its supporters. CBS News reported that thousands of people gathered outside of the site of the hostage taking in Tehran, now an Islamic cultural center and museum known as the “den of spies,” to chant “Death to America” and burn American, British, and Israeli flags. Similar gatherings took place in other cities.

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Iran’s Conspiracy Theories

By INU staff

INU - Among individuals and governments alike, conspiracy theories are a popular way of shifting blame for problems away from oneself and onto a series of actions that can’t be proven, ostensibly because they are covered up by a collective of very powerful entities. The Iranian regime takes this approach to explaining a number of the problems it faces on the global stage.

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Iran Unchanged Since Hostage Crisis 35 Years Ago

BY INU staff

INU - Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary of the beginning of the Iran Hostage Crisis, in which 52 Americans were held captive at the American embassy in Tehran for 444 days. During the ordeal, many hostages were subject to physical abuse and psychological torture, including beatings, binding, death threats, relentless interrogation, and long periods of solitary confinement.

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Iran’s New Weapons Draw Online Ridicule

INU Staff,

On Friday, pop culture website io9 published a picture of one of the domestic-use weapons unveiled by Iran during this year’s “Sacred Defense Week.” The vehicle, called Rategh, is essentially a large bus covered with black armor and is supposedly the country’s latest advancement in anti-riot and crowd control technology.

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