Category Archives: Iran

Lockerbie — Has Iran President Just Admitted Responsibility?

“Those who refer to the number 52 should also remember the number 290. #IR655. Never threaten the Iranian nation.” President Hassan Rouhani  —  Tweet (January 6 2020)  “The accidental shoot-down of Iran Air Flight 655 in 1988 convinced Khomeini to … Continue reading

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Three Years Ago — Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani Takes Many Secrets to His Grave (January 8 2017)

“With what is happening in the U.S. and the possible instability that is going to come in U.S. policy you needed a voice of reason and pragmatism that had some heft to it. He was that voice. Losing that voice … Continue reading

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Robert A. Levinson — FBI Statement on Anniversary of His Disappearance [UPDATE : Quick note on Levinson’s Court case]

“We share our deepest sympathy with his family which has suffered from his absence for over a decade. We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again. Iran committed to cooperating with the United States to assist us … Continue reading

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Robert A. Levinson — FBI Statement on Anniversary of His Disappearance [UPDATE : Rewards Upped to $25M]

“We share our deepest sympathy with his family which has suffered from his absence for over a decade. We will not rest until the Levinson family is whole again. Iran committed to cooperating with the United States to assist us … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo : “US Government Determined to Change the Behavior of Ayatollah Khomeini”

“Today, Secretary Mnuchin and I will discuss one of the many lines of effort to achieve these fundamental changes in the Iranian regime’s behavior as directed by the President. While important, these economic sanctions are just a part of the … Continue reading

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40 Years Ago — Ayatollah Khomeini declares US “The Great Satan” (November 5 1979)

“In this revolution, the Great Satan is America that gathers around other devils blatantly… If we see the US, this great Satan, raising chain and bringing the devils together around him, it is because the US grip over our country … Continue reading

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40 Years Ago — Iranian students storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran (November 4 1979)

“It is now very clear that there were two separate agreements, one the official agreement with Carter in Algeria, the other, a secret agreement with another party, which, it is now apparent, was Reagan. They made a deal with Reagan … Continue reading

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General Qassem Soleimani : “I Will Stand Against You” [UPDATE : Israeli Plot to Kill Soleimani Foiled]

“Come! We are waiting.  You start this war, but we will finish it.” Major-General Soleimani — Head of the elite Quds Force “Iran will continue selling oil. We will proudly break the sanctions.” Iran President Hassan Rouhani November 4 2018 … Continue reading

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On This Day — The Iranian Coup d’État [August 19 1953 – CIA Operation TP/AJAX]

“Yes, my sin — my greater sin and even my greatest sin is that I nationalized Iran’s oil industry and discarded the system of political and economic exploitation by the world’s greatest empire. This at the cost to myself, my … Continue reading

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On This Day — Remembering Iran Flight 655 (July 3 1988)

“I will never apologize for the United States — I don’t care what the facts are… I’m not an apologize-for-America kind of guy.” George H. W. Bush — August 7 1988 July 3 2019 — On July 3 1988, Iran … Continue reading

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