Inside Iran: First-hand accounts of brutal crackdown suppressed by Internet blackout

Inside Iran: First-hand accounts of brutal crackdown suppressed by Internet blackout

by WorldTribune Staff, December 3, 2019 As its officials shot protesters dead to suppress anti-government protests which erupted last month, the Iranian regime also imposed a near-total Internet blackout to keep news of what was happening from getting out. NetBlocks, which monitors worldwide Internet access, said that as the protests spread on Nov. 19, connectivity […]

Reports: Iranian authorities shot unarmed protesters dead

Reports: Iranian authorities shot unarmed protesters dead

by WorldTribune Staff, December 2, 2019 As many as 450 people were killed by Iranian security forces, at least 2,000 were wounded, and another 7,000 were detained in the crackdown on recent anti-government protests, reports say. According to the Center for Human Rights in Iran, Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) members surrounded, shot and killed […]

Netanyahu slams pro-Iran EU: Protesters ‘slaughtered by the hundreds’

Netanyahu slams pro-Iran EU: Protesters ‘slaughtered by the hundreds’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2019 Anti-government protesters in Iran “are being slaughtered” as European Union nations appease the Islamic Republic by attempting to “bypass” U.S. sanctions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday. “In Teheran, in Baghdad, in Beirut, people are taking to the streets. They are being slaughtered by the hundreds, yet […]

Iran used firearms to subdue protests; Pompeo tells Iranians, ‘We hear you’

Iran used firearms to subdue protests; Pompeo tells Iranians, ‘We hear you’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 27, 2019 Video footage which made it past Iran’s Internet blockade during recent anti-government demonstrations shows Iranian security forces using firearms against civilian protesters, rights groups reported. Reports say at least 143 were killed, but news reports from Iran are sketchy and unreliable. “Verified videos show security forces deliberately shooting unarmed […]

U.S. calls on social media giants to fight back against Iran’s Internet suppression

U.S. calls on social media giants to fight back against Iran’s Internet suppression

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2019 As Iranian citizens found it nearly impossible to get online over the past week, the Islamic Republic’s leadership was using their own social media accounts to blast protesters and the so-called “outside forces” they blame for encouraging the protests. The Iranian government imposed a near-total shutdown of the Internet […]

Iran on fire in 100 cities: ‘Most difficult time in decades’

Iran on fire in 100 cities: ‘Most difficult time in decades’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2019 Mass protests are raging in more than 100 cities in Iran days after the Islamic Republic, under pressure from sanctions, finally announced fuel rationing and a 50 percent increase in gas prices. As it has in response to past uprisings, the government is cracking down — hard. According to […]

Trump reverses Carter/Obama policy which declared Israeli settlements illegal

Trump reverses Carter/Obama policy which declared Israeli settlements illegal

by WorldTribune Staff, November 19, 2019 The Trump administration has reversed a decades-old policy which had declared Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria illegal. In announcing the reversal of the policies of Presidents Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Nov. 18 said: “After carefully studying all sides of the legal […]

White House slams Iran’s use of lethal force, assures Iranians: ‘The United States is with you’

White House slams Iran’s use of lethal force, assures Iranians: ‘The United States is with you’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 18, 2019 The White House on Sunday condemned the Iranian regime for using “lethal force” against demonstrators during escalating protests that erupted after Iranian officials announced an increase in gas prices. At least two people have been killed in the protests and according to news reports Internet access has been heavily […]

Iran, Hamas condemn Israel’s targeted terrorist-elimination policy

Iran, Hamas condemn Israel’s targeted terrorist-elimination policy

by WorldTribune Staff, November 13, 2019 Leaders of Iran, the world’s top state sponsor of terrorism, and the terror organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad decried Israel’s targeted killings of high-profile terrorists, likening the policy to “war crimes.” An Israeli targeted airstrike on Nov. 12 killed Islamic Jihad leader Baha Abu al-Ata, who the Israeli government […]

Iran renews uranium enrichment at Fordow

Iran renews uranium enrichment at Fordow

by WorldTribune Staff, November 7, 2019 The European Union said it is becoming “increasingly difficult” to preserve the Iran nuclear deal as Teheran continues to scale back its commitments under the deal. The EU on Nov. 5 criticized Iran’s announcement that it would resume uranium enrichment at its underground facility at Fordow. Iranian President Hassan […]

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