8,000 arrests in 130 cities: Iran opposition chronicles torture and death in uprising

8,000 arrests in 130 cities: Iran opposition chronicles torture and death in uprising

by WorldTribune Staff, January 17, 2018 At least 50 people have been killed, including five by torture, and 8,000 have been arrested since anti-government protests erupted in Iran late last month, an opposition group said. The National Council of Resistance of Iran, based in Europe, said protests have spread to 130 cities. The council on Jan. […]

Twitter silences protest videos from Teheran, sides with Obama backers of regime

Twitter silences protest videos from Teheran, sides with Obama backers of regime

by WorldTribune Staff, January 4, 2018 Twitter has restricted the account of a dissident who has streamed video of protests in Iran, which includes footage of Iranian security forces shooting protesters. Twitter blocked some viewership for London-based dissident Potkin Azarmehr, whose videos have also shown demonstrators shouting anti-regime chants, some of which call for the […]

Panic in Teheran: ‘God help us’ . . . ‘U.S. officially supported the people on the streets’

Panic in Teheran: ‘God help us’ . . .  ‘U.S. officially supported the people on the streets’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 2, 2018 As protesters continued to pour into the streets throughout the country, Iranian leadership met to “find a way out of this situation,” according to details leaked from regime meetings. “Religious leaders and the leadership must come to the scene as soon as possible and prevent the situation (from) deteriorating […]

Hamas claims Iran’s support, vows to shut down U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

Hamas claims Iran’s support, vows to shut down U.S. embassy in Jerusalem

by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2017 The commander of Iran’s Quds Force has pledged to support Hamas in the fight for Jerusalem, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar said on Dec. 25. Sinwar claimed the promise was made in a phone conversation he had with Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds […]

Saudi crown prince defies Iran’s warning: ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’ must be confronted

Saudi crown prince defies Iran’s warning: ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’ must be confronted

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2017 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is soon expected to be Saudi’s new king, said that Iran’s relentless expansion in the region “needs to be confronted.” The crown prince, in an interview with The New York Times published on Nov. 24, also referred to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali […]

Iran, not Russia, blamed for cyberattack on UK prime minister, parliament emails

Iran, not Russia, blamed for cyberattack on UK prime minister, parliament emails

by WorldTribune Staff, October 15, 2017 The hacking of a network used by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, her cabinet and all members of British parliament was carried out by Iran, reports say. In all, 90 email accounts were hacked, but a total of 9,000 accounts were affected by the attack, the Telegraph reported, citing […]

IRGC threatens missile strike on U.S. forces in Mideast as Iran nuclear deal decision nears

IRGC threatens missile strike on U.S. forces in Mideast as Iran nuclear deal decision nears

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has suggested that U.S. military forces in the Middle East could be in danger of an Iranian missile attack if Washington imposes new sanctions against Teheran. Jafari’s comments on October 8 follow several media reports saying that […]

War crime? Iran said to recruit refugee Afghan children to fight in Syria

War crime? Iran said to recruit refugee Afghan children to fight in Syria

by WorldTribune Staff, October 1, 2017 Iran has recruited children as young as 14 to fight in the Syrian conflict, a rights group said. Afghan immigrant children living in Iran are recruited by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to fight in the Fatemiyoun division, an exclusively Afghan armed group supported by Teheran that fights alongside […]

Iran to ‘counter’ U.S. sanctions with more funding for missiles, Quds Force

Iran to ‘counter’ U.S. sanctions with more funding for missiles, Quds Force

by WorldTribune Staff, August 13, 2017 As some lawmakers chanted “Death to America,” Iran’s parliament on Aug. 13 granted its initial approval for increased funding of Teheran’s missile program and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force. Parliament overwhelmingly approved the outlines of the bill to “counter America’s terrorist and adventurist actions,” state broadcaster […]

Kuwait expels 15 Iran diplomats after investigation of terror cells

Kuwait expels 15 Iran diplomats after investigation of terror cells

by WorldTribune Staff, July 21, 2017 Kuwait on July 20 expelled 15 Iranian diplomats in what was seen as a follow-up to the conviction last month of 21 people accused of belonging to a terror cell linked to Teheran. A senior Kuwaiti official told AFP that the 15 diplomats had been asked to leave the country. Kuwait’s […]

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