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An Iranian education official cited fears of a “cultural invasion” as a reason for banning the teaching of English at the primary school level, the BBC reported Monday. The announcement comes in the wake of popular protests across the country of poor economic conditions that the regime’s leaders, including President Hassan Rouhani, have...

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Iran has threatened on Monday that the United States will face an “appropriate and heavy response”, if it withdraws from the nuclear accord signed between the Islamic Republic and six world powers in 2015, The Times of Israel reported. “The international community must be prepared for the US possibly pulling...

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The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on five Iranian entities over their involvement in developing ballistic missiles and signaled that more punitive measures are in play in response to the Islamic Republic’s crackdown of anti-government protests. The Daily Mail reported that the five designated companies are all subsidiaries of...

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A bipartisan array of U.S. lawmakers have thrown their support behind Iranian protesters marching against the regime in the most turbulent unrests in the Islamic Republic since the Green Revolution in 2009. President Donald Trump said that “The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian...

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Tens of thousands of Iranians have been marching since Thursday demanding the overthrow of the entire Iranian regime. At least 21 people have so far been killed, including an 11-year-old boy who died on Tuesday. The marches began as a protest against the regime specifically for spending money on military...

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Monday that his country would respond to “rioters and lawbreakers,” and claimed the protests were fueled by the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to destabilize the Islamic Republic, The Times of Israel reported. People took to the streets in Mashhad on...

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For the second time this month, a Shiite militia leader has posed on the Lebanese border with Israel, The Jerusalem Post reported Friday. Al-Hajj Hamza, a commander of Liwa al-Baqir, a Hezbollah-allied Syrian militia trained by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was seen in pictures posted on social media showing him on the...

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The U.S. and Israel agreed to a joint strategic work plan to counter Iranian activity in the Middle East during a secret meeting between senior officials at the White House two weeks ago, The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday. The plan reportedly calls for coordinated action to thwart Tehran’s nuclear...

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Sanctions expert Richard Goldberg assessed that economic protests breaking out across Iran are a sign of Iranian vulnerability to economic pressure, writing, “Decertification is working. It’s time to increase the pressure on Iranian regime in every way possible, not weaken it.” The protests, Reuters reported Thursday, are driven by Iranians believing that...

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Two synagogues have been vandalized in the southern Iranian city of Shiraz, with attackers ripping Torah scrolls, prayer books and ritual objects, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on Thursday. The Kashi Synagogue was attacked Sunday night, while the Hadash synagogue came under assault on Monday afternoon. Blurred video footage aired...

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