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Hundreds of thousands rally in Iran against Trump, chant “Death to America” : Video

Parisa Hafezi, Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied on Friday to swear allegiance to the clerical establishment following U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning that he had put the Islamic Republic “on notice”, state TV reported. On the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which toppled the U.S.-backed shah, marchers including hundreds of military personnel and

Iran: Nuclear deal will not be renegotiated

TEHRAN, Iran Iran’s deputy foreign minister says the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers “will not be renegotiated” ahead of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump taking office this week. In a press conference Sunday marking the one-year anniversary of the agreement’s implementation, Abbas Araghchi told reporters that “the new U.S. administration cannot abandon

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards position for power

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards look set to entrench their power and shift the country to more hardline, isolationist policies for years to come following the death of influential powerbroker Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Former president Rafsanjani long had a contentious relationship with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is both the strongest military force in

Dead: Hashemi Rafsanjani, Former Iranian President

Former Iranian President Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a co-founder of the Islamic Republic who later proposed freeing the economy from state control and promoted more moderate views than many of his peers, has died from heart failure. He was 82. Rafsanjani died hours after being admitted to a Tehran hospital on Sunday, the official Islamic

Rouhani says Iran will not let Trump rip up nuclear deal

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday he would not let U.S. President-elect Donald Trump rip up a global nuclear deal, warning of unspecified repercussions if Washington reneges on the agreement. Trump had said during campaigns for the White House that he would scrap Iran’s pact with world powers – under which Tehran agreed to

Iranian Imams Insult Americans and Threaten Trump, Mullahs’ message for the president-elect

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, After the presidential elections, the mainstream media have ignored reporting on recent attacks, insults, accusations and threats from leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran against the American people and Donald Trump. The agenda behind this is to hide the truth from the American public so that Tehran-Washington ties will be maintained and the

45 Weird Bans on Women in Iran

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, Gender apartheid in the Islamic Republic. Under Iran’s Islamic laws, women are prohibited from performing basic day-to-day activities. I had firsthand experience of witnessing many of these strange and bizarre bans while living in Iran and other Muslim countries. Millions of women, including my relatives in Iran and Syria, continue to face

Another surreal turn in the Islamic Republic’s war on women

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, Iranian Fatwa: Women May Not Ride Bicycles. Iran’s Supreme Leader and autocrat, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has issued an Islamic fatwa regarding officially banning women from riding bicycles. This is only the latest in a growing multitude of activities that the Islamic Republic of Iran had declared haram (religiously forbidden).  A mullah from the Islamic Republic

Iran Supreme Leader: Muslim world must unite to fight Israel, free Palestine

Ali Khamenei - AP - 24

Speaking to foreign dignitaries in Tehran, IRNA news agency cites Ali Khamenei as urging Muslim world to resist control by ‘hegemonic powers.’     The main issues the Muslim world is faced with are the fate of Jerusalem and of “oppressed Palestine,” Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Sunday, adding that Muslim nations must