After Trump speech, Rouhani says Iran leaders should ‘have a listening ear’ to the people

After Trump speech, Rouhani says Iran leaders should ‘have a listening ear’ to the people

by WorldTribune Staff, January 31, 2018 Iran’s leaders must be open to listening to all the nation’s people, including protesters, President Hassan Rouhani said on Jan. 31. During his State of the Union address on Jan. 30, Trump referenced the anti-government protests that hit dozens of towns and cities in Iran over the new year. […]

Reports: Two protesters tortured to death in Iran prisons

Reports: Two protesters tortured to death in Iran prisons

by WorldTribune Staff, January 16, 2018 Two men who took part in the widespread protests in Iran were tortured to death in prison, according to local reports and a rights group. Saro Ghahremani, a 24-year-old Kurd, died in Sanandaj prison in Iranian Kurdistan and Ali Poladi, approximately 26, died in Chalus prison in northern Iran, […]

‘Deeply concerned’: White House watching Iran ‘very closely’

‘Deeply concerned’: White House watching Iran ‘very closely’

by WorldTribune Staff, January 11, 2018 The White House is “deeply concerned” that Iran has arrested thousands of citizens who participated in anti-government protests and said it found “even more disturbing” reports that some of the protesters were tortured or killed. “We will not remain silent as the Iranian dictatorship represses the basic rights of […]

Thousands arrested following Iran protests; Death in prison gives rise to fears of torture

Thousands arrested following Iran protests; Death in prison gives rise to fears of torture

by WorldTribune Staff, January 9, 2018 About 3,700 people have been arrested in connection to anti-government protests in Iran, a reformist lawmaker said. The number of arrests cited by Mahmud Sadeghi on Jan. 9 is far higher than figures announced by authorities. At least 22 people have been killed as a result of the unrest […]

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 […]

Uprising in Iran could change region’s geopolitical map

Uprising in Iran could change region’s geopolitical map

by WorldTribune Staff, January 1, 2018 Media reports from Iran say at least a dozen people have been killed as protests entered a fifth consecutive day on Jan. 1. Video posted on social media showed anti-government protests spreading throughout a nation regarded as a regional strategic threat by pro-U.S. neighbors including Saudi Arabia and Israel. […]