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Iranian Nobel Laureate Blasts Khamenei’s “Fire at Will” Policy Against Domestic Opponents

Ebadi
CHRI -
 Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's recent declaration that security forces should "fire at will" against presumed enemies of the state is an established policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi told the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI).


"Iran's leader spoke about firing at will only recently, but as a matter of fact, this policy has been in place and enforced for many years," said Ebadi in a recent interview.

"Firing at will means to ignore the law and usher in chaos and anarchy," she added. "If someone can fire at will, others will feel they have that right too, and this will only lead to disorder and lawlessness."

Ebadi was Iran's first female judge before being forced to resign after

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The reason Tehran is against referendum on Iraqi Kurdistan

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Al-monitor -
 Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani on June 7 announced an agreement among Iraqi Kurdish groups to hold a binding vote in September that could pave the way for an independent Kurdistan, free of control by the central government in Baghdad. An independent Kurdistan, which would border Iran along a province with a large Kurdish population, poses many challenges for the Islamic Republic. Iranian leaders have been vocal in their

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The CIA Coup Against Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosadeq: Iran 1953 Covert History Quietly Released

USA
PayvandNews -
 The Department of State yesterday released a long-suppressed volume of historical records documenting the role of the United States in the 1953 coup against the Iranian government of Mohammad Mosadeq.


by Steven AftergoodFederation of American Scientists


Day of the coup in Tehran

"This retrospective volume focuses on the evolution of U.S. thinking on Iran as well as the U.S. Government covert operation that resulted in Mosadeq's overthrow on August

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Iranian press decries 'soft coup' in Saudi Arabia

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Al-monitor -
 On June 21, Iranians woke up to the news that Mohammed bin Salman, a man notorious in Tehran for his anti-Iran remarks, had been appointed crown prince of Saudi Arabia, replacing Mohammed bin Nayef.


AUTHOR Rohollah Faghihi

Since King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud ascended to the throne, Iran and Saudi Arabia's relationship has deteriorated, and many in Iran see the new crown prince — the king's son — as the architect of Saudi Arabia's

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The real reason Iran is pointing finger at Riyadh for IS attack

Saudi
Al-monitor -
 After the first terrorist attack by the Islamic State (IS) in Tehran, Iranian officials from various backgrounds have pointed the finger at their regional rival Saudi Arabia.


AUTHOR Arash Karami
 

Speaking at the Oslo Forum in Norway June 13, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said they have “intelligence that Saudi Arabia is actively engaged in promoting terrorist groups” along the country’s eastern

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