Category Archives: Iran

General Qassem Soleimani : “I Will Stand Against You” [UPDATE]

“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 The leader of … Continue reading

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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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On This Day — 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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General Qassem Soleimani : “I Will Stand Against You”

“Come! We are waiting.  You start this war, but we will finish it.” Major-General Soleimani — Head of the elite Quds Force The leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani, has responded to US President Donald Trump’s announcement … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — Belgium University Professor Death Sentenced in Iran

“A scientist performing important humanitarian work has been sentenced without public trial and is looking at the death penalty. This is an outrageous violation of universal human rights, against which we should react decisively.” Rector Caroline Pauwels — VUB [Vrije Universiteit … Continue reading

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One Year Ago — CIA Director Pompeo Compares Iran To ISIS

“For unlike ISIS and its mirage of a caliphate, Iran is a powerful nation-state that remains the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism. The Islamic Republic is Iran’s version of what the caliphate ought to look like under the control of … Continue reading

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On This Day — Decadence and Downfall: The Shah of Iran’s Ultimate Party (Oct. 12-16 1971)

“As irrelevant as a straw until it breaks the camel’s back, the party gave the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini his opportunity. Popular uprising became Islamic revolution. And we live with the results.” Martin Hoyle — Financial Times (February 2016) In October … Continue reading

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On This Day — 1953 Iranian Coup d’État [August 19 – CIA Op 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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Robert A. Levinson — FBI Statement on Anniversary of His Disappearance [UPDATE]

“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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People’s Mujahedin of Iran : From Terrorist Group to US Best Friends

“There is a viable opposition to the rule of the ayatollahs, and that opposition is centred in this room today. The behaviour and objectives of the regime are not going to change, and therefore the only solution is to change … Continue reading

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