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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei shot down speculation that leaders of the 2009 anti-regime protests would be freed, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday. Khamenei said last week that public calls for “national reconciliation,” which would come about by freeing opposition leaders Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi from their indefinite house arrest,...

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Iranian officials have banned two siblings from participating in future chess tournaments after the sister failed to cover her hair and the brother played an Israeli opponent at a festival earlier this year. Dorsa Derakhshani, an 18-year-old chess grandmaster, was kicked off Iran’s national team after she failed to wear the Islamic hair covering...

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday described Israel as a “cancerous tumor” and called for a “holy intifada” to destroy the Jewish state. Khamenei’s latest threat came in a speech introducing the regime’s sixth conference in support of a Palestinian intifada, or violent uprising against Israel. The conference was held in...

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A top Iranian general violated a United Nations travel ban by flying to Moscow on Tuesday, Fox News reported, citing Western intelligence officials. Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, is banned from traveling outside of Iran by United Nations Security Council Resolution 1747 (which Russia voted for)....

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The United Nations warned Lebanese President Michel Aoun against arming Hezbollah, a day after Aoun said that the Iran-backed terrorist organization was essential to Lebanon’s security. Sigrid Kaag, the UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon, tweeted Monday, “Recalling SCR 1701 vital 4 Lebanon’s stability-security. Resolution calls 4 disarmament all armed groups....

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The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah has started a crowdfunding campaign in order to finance its activities against Israel, Ynet reported on Thursday. The Iran-backed militia is looking for funds to purchase weapons and other materiel under the slogan “Money for jihad is a must,” which has been hashtagged on social media. The...

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Several European governments are protesting Iran’s treatment of an Iranian scientist with Swedish residency who was arrested last year and could soon face the death penalty, The New York Times reported Monday. It is the latest example of a Western citizen or resident being detained by Iran on questionable charges. Ahmadreza Djalali,...

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Iranian political leaders and the chief of the Iran-sponsored terror group Hezbollah mocked U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend, calling him an “idiot,” among other insults. In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said Sunday that Trump had shown “the true face of the U.S. administration,” calling it “ugly, unjust, criminal,...

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Israel’s Borders Heat Up Towns on Israel’s northern and southern borders came under attack this week. On Monday, three rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, leading the Israel Defense Forces to strike three Hamas targets in in response, including a naval base. It still isn’t clear who fired the rockets...

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Shalamcheh Missiles from Mersad Shield Fars

Iran test-fired another surface-to-air missile on Wednesday, in defiance of warnings and a new round of sanctions from the Trump administration last week, a U.S. official told Fox News. The short-range Mersad missile was fired from a launchpad east of Tehran and impacted 35 miles away, the official added. “Recent Iranian actions, including a...

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