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Iran Focus

London, 16 Jun - US officials are reporting that ships belonging to the Iranian Regime have once again behaved threateningly towards the US Navy in the Strait of Hormuz.

The Iranian warship shined a spotlight and a laser at the US Marine Corps CH-53E helicopter which was accompanying three U.S. Navy vessels through the narrow waterway. They also came within 800 yards of one of the ships, according to Cdr. Bill Urban, a spokesman for the US Navy's Fifth Fleet.

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London, 15 Jun - The Iranian Regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, has reportedly authorised his top officials to attack the Regime's president, Hassan Rouhani, on any matter that they see fit to, without fear of repercussions.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) wrote that these comments, which were made on June 7, are an attempt to weaken Rouhani and seize Cabinet seats in the Parliament because Khamenei is upset about his failure to fix last month’s election to suit himself.

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London, 4 Jun - Following his recent trip to the Middle East, US President Donald Trump made it very clear that he is not accepting Iran’s malign behaviour. He vowed to work with allies and other nations to curb Iran’s activities that are destabilising the region.

This is very different to how the Obama administration treated Iran and its regime. That administration appeased Iran to no end, but the current one has promised that this will not happen under the current president.

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London, 13 Jun - The Iranian Regime has been receiving a lot of criticism over a proposed ban on the exercise class Zumba by a local sports federation.

The Iran Sport for All Federation wrote a letter to the Regime’s Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, calling for the exercise class and others like it to be banned because it contravenes “Islamic ideology".

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London, 4 Jun - US President Donald Trump has made it very clear, even since before he took office, that Iran needs to be dealt with firmly, and immediately. He called Iran the “number one terrorist state”. He has also made it very clear that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal was very badly negotiated, describing it as the “worst” deal.

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London, 11 Jun - NCRI - State-run media reported that Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Massoud Mehrdadi as the prime suspect of embezzling $13 billion was released on bail from prison. According to this report, Mehrdadi is board member of the IRGC Cooperative Foundation, while he is sitting at the boards of more than 40 other companies.

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London, 3 Jun - Last week, Hassan Rouhani was elected for a second term as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The election, however, was a complete sham. There was nothing remotely democratic about the election, and it would be better described as a “selection process” rather than “election”, as any candidates that were not wholly faithful to the visions of the Supreme Leader were eliminated by the Guardian Council.

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London, 8 Jun - Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and the tomb of Khomeini in Tehran on Wednesday morning, killing at least 12 people in a twin assault in Tehran, state media and news agencies reported.

“Islamic State claimed responsibility and released a video claiming to show gunmen inside the parliament building and one body, apparently dead, on the floor.” said Reuters in a report from inside Iran.

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London, 7 Jun - Rumours are circulating about a possible confrontation between the United States and Iran, with Syria being the launch site. It cannot be denied that US President Donald Trump has increased his harsh rhetoric towards Iran with the recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

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London, 1 Jun - The United States Congress recently introduced a resolution regarding the 1988 massacre in Iran. It was the largest mass execution of political prisoners since the Second World War.

Mike McCaul, the House Homeland Security Chair, was the one who introduced the resolution. While the resolution was being introduced, the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, was speaking at the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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London, 7 Jun - The leaders of the Iranian Regime have come out in full force against Donald Trump and Saudi Arabia, following Trump’s recent visit to the Middle East, but they are masking weakness according to a human rights activist.

Shahriar Kia, who is also a political analyst specialising in Iran and the Middle East, wrote a strongly worded op-ed for Practical Politicking in which he stated that the public pressure on Iran was having more of an impact on the Regime than they will admit. That is why they lash out at other countries and crack down on their own people.

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London, 1 Jun - The West has always failed to grasp the true reality of life in Iran. In the past few years, many have tried to convince us that the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, is a moderate.

Former President Obama tried to make us believe that the nuclear deal was a great idea because the moderate President of Iran is the perfect person to bring about change to his country. There were many concerns about the nuclear deal but Obama brushed them to the side and continued trying to convince us that this deal would be positive for all the countries involved.

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London, 1 Jun - Amnesty International has claimed that desecrating a site that is a mass grave to victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran could destroy essential and key forensic evidence.

The mass grave is located in Ahvaz in the southern part of the country and it contains the remains of at least forty people who were killed in the atrocity. Desecrating the site would mean that there is less of a chance to get justice for the victims because key forensic evidence will be destroyed.

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London, 6 Jun - Ever since Iran’s sham elections on May 19, many Western pundits have predicted sweeping changes to the Gulf country under the second term of Hassan Rouhani, but they fundamentally misunderstand the Regime if they believe that he will bring moderation to it.

Hassan Mahmoudi wrote an op-ed for Track Persia, in which he dispelled the idea that Rouhani has the power to fulfil even the smallest of progressive promises that he made during his campaign because the true power lies in supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

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London, 1 Jun - The Iranian regime has made claims that it is a regional power and pro-regime analysts play along with it. However, this is giving the regime unwarranted authenticity, especially at a time when Iran’s involvement in conflicts in the Middle East is at a critical level. It is making the Middle East a very unstable place and it has proxies in numerous areas.

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London, 6 Jun - The leader of the Iranian Resistance, Maryam Rajavi, advocated for the expulsion of the Iranian Regime and their terror squad, the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) from the Middle East in order to achieve peace and stability.

Rajavi made this speech at the Interfaith Solidarity against Extremism gathering on Saturday, June 3, at the central office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Auvers-Sur-Oise, which was attended by prominent figures from around the Middle East, including Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Jordan, and Algeria.

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London, 31 May - Earlier this month, the Iranian Regime held its sham elections and Hassan Rouhani was announced as the winner. However, the real winner was the Iranian Regime, who as always were able to manipulate their elections to suit their own agenda.

Iranian dissident and political analyst, Shahriar KIA, wrote an op-ed for the Daily Caller in which he dismissed the Regime’s claim that Rouhani’s election was the will of the people and foretold that this was the spark that would burn down the mullah’s regime.

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