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Three bombs exploded outside Iraqi newspaper for publishing Khamenei caricature

Three bombs exploded outside the headquarters of the "al-Sabah-al-Jadeed" (New Morning) newspaper on February 9, severely damaging the newspaper's offices in Baghdad.

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U.S. targets key Iran-based Al-Qaeda facilitator

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has announced the designation of "a key Iran-based al-Qa’ida facilitator who supports al-Qa’ida’s vital facilitation network in Iran, that operates there with the knowledge of Iranian authorities." "The network also uses Iran as a transit point for moving funding and foreign fighters through Turkey to support al-Qa’ida-affiliated elements in Syria, including the al-Nusrah Front."

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Treasury's charge sees Tehran enabling al Qaeda in Syria

WASHINGTON—The Obama administration charged that Tehran has allowed senior al Qaeda members operating from Iranian soil to facilitate the movement of Sunni fighters into Syria.

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Ali Larijani says Iranian regime will sacrifice itself for Hezbollah

NCRI - The head of the Iranian regime's parliament pledged on Friday that the regime "will be ready to sacrifice its life for the [Lebanese] Hezbollah."

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Tehran’s Friday Prayer Preacher: The West Says We Support Terrorists, Meaning Hezbollah; Iran Does and Should Support Them

Movahedi Kermani, preacher of Tehran’s Friday prayer, spoke to the state-run Tasnim news agency and said: “[the] west says Iran supports terrorists. Who are these terrorists? Do you mean Hezbollah? The U.S. considers them as terrorists but I say Iran supports them.”

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Egypt summons Iran's charge d'affaires over recent statements

CAIRO, Jan. 6 -- Egypt on Monday summoned Iranian charge d'affaires in Cairo Mojtaba Amani over Tehran's recent statements expressing concerns about Egypt's "security crackdown" on Islamist protesters, an official at the Egyptian Foreign Ministry told Xinhua.

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