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What Became Of Parliamentary Speakers In Iran Since 1979?

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It is almost clear why so many Iranian lawmakers want to become the speaker of the parliament (Majles). What is not clear is why they want a position that has proved to have no future.According to Arman Melli daily in Tehran, there are at least eight aspirants for the post in the next parliament, including the incumbent Speaker Mohammad Bagher...

Death Toll From Region-Wide Floods Rises To 18 In Southeast Iran

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At least 18 people have died in flash floods that have swept the southeastern Iranian province of Sistan-Baluchestan with several villages destroyed and power and water cut to around 300 more.At least one person is still missing according to Baluch activists. The region has seen not only river overflows but also landslides that have blocked critical roads and communication routes....

Damage To Iran’s Defense Near Nuclear Sites Amid Tehran’s Denials

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Despite Iran’s attempts to downplay Israel’s Friday strike on an airbase in Esfahan (Isfahan), evidence indicates that the attack damaged a major defense system near Iran's nuclear facilities.On Saturday, The New York Times reported that a flap-lid radar was “damaged or destroyed” following the attack on Esfahan's 8th Shekari Air Base. The radar was a major part of the...

Officials Attempt To Soften Hijab Crackdown Backlash

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Conservative officials and media outlets have scrambled to play down this week's crackdown on women as hijab enforcement police have flooded the streets of Tehran and other cities.On Saturday, Javan newspaper cited the head of the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, who had called for more vigorous enforcement of hijab laws in early April, as saying in a conference on...

Iranian Nobel Laureate Commends Women’s Hijab Defiance From Prison

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Narges Mohammadi, the Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate, in a message from prison sent to Iran International says the struggle of Iranian women against forced hijab is “resistance against the government's oppression.”Mohammadi made the statement as she observed her 53rd birthday in prison, marking the tenth time she has spent her birthday behind bars.“The struggle of Iranian women against...

IRGC Thanks Iranians For ‘Support’ Following Israel Attack

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Amid massive public disapproval of last week's air attack on Israel, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has expressed gratitude towards the Iranian people for what it called their 'support'.Despite the claims, there was no specific mention of the nature of the support from the public, who reportedly spent the past week in anxiety over potential Israeli retaliation in...

Iranian MP Vows Punishment Against Israel Amid Latest Attack

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A hardline Iranian lawmaker has said Tehran will punish Israel over its recent attack on air defense systems in Isfahan as the tit-for-tat conflict continues to escalate. “The Islamic Republic of Iran will not leave unanswered any action against its national interests … Iran’s response can come in many shapes and forms but we will do it tactfully,” said Mahmoud...

Iranian Media Laud Foreign Minister’s New York Visit

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Iranian news outlets have been actively praising the recent visit of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian to the United Nations headquarters in New York as a successful diplomatic effort.The semi-official ISNA news agency detailed his engagements at the United Nations, highlighting his anti-Israel stances, interviews with American media, and comments on the recent attack on an airbase in Iran's Esfahan...

Bills Targeting Iran Pass The US House In Landmark Aid Package

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During an unusual Saturday session, the US House of Representatives passed a $95 billion aid package for Ukraine and Israel, which also incorporated three bills targeting the Iranian government.The “21st Century Peace Through Strength Act” overcame opposition from a group of Republicans who were holding up a vote for months, demanding no further assistance to Ukraine.The main bill targeting...

Iran’s Air Defense System Hit, New Satellite Image Shows

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Analysis on satellite imagery obtained by Iran International confirms media reports that a central part of an air defense system at an Iranian air base in Isfahan was hit by an Israeli attack on Friday.The overnight attack has been a subject of intense speculation and debate, fueled partly at least by Israel’s customary silence in such instances. Confirmation has...