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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

Changing Mideast matrix convinces Iran, Israel that war is inevitable

FPI / October 28, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Excerpts from analysis by Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Oct. 10 at the memorial for the fatalities of the October 1973 War. He strongly hinted of the possibility of both an Israeli preemptive military strike against […]

Syria, Hamas hail Hizbullah strikes on northern Israel; U.S. blames Iran

Syria, Hamas hail Hizbullah strikes on northern Israel; U.S. blames Iran

by WorldTribune Staff, September 2, 2019 Hamas and the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad were quick to praise Hizbullah’s Sept. 1 attack on northern Israel as the United States warned Iran and its terror organization against further “hostile actions.” Hizbullah terrorists operating out of southern Lebanon fired multiple anti-tank missiles at Israeli positions and […]

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

Unreported: China’s exploitation of U.S.-Iran showdown in the Gulf

FPI / August 18, 2019 Excerpted from Geostrategy-Direct.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs All attention is focused on the twists-and-turns of the very noisy U.S.-Iran dispute in the Persian Gulf, but all the while the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is rapidly and quietly consolidating a dominant presence in the area […]

Iran showdown: Women activists demand regime change; UK joins U.S. in Gulf

Iran showdown: Women activists demand regime change; UK joins U.S. in Gulf

by WorldTribune Staff, August 6, 2019 A group of Iranian women’s rights activists are calling on supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to resign and for a “full transition” which would allow the adoption of a new constitution granting equal rights to women. “During the 40 years of Islamic rule, we have been marginalized through force, […]

Iran cyber offensives abroad distract attention from worsening homefront

Iran cyber offensives abroad distract attention from worsening homefront

by WorldTribune Staff, July 30, 2019 Iran’s leadership has deployed an army of hackers to launch cyber attacks and spread false news abroad as a distraction from an economy in shambles and an increasingly angry citizenry which seeks to break free from the shackles of mullah rule and re-join the international community, analysts say. While […]