All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Iran’

Michele Bachmann Gets Zinged by Obama at WHCD

Michele Bachmann has made no secret of the fact that she let her beliefs about prophecies in Revelation and other apocalyptic notions lead her while she was doing the nation’s business in Congress. Recently, Michele Bachmann spoke to End Times broadcaster Jan Markell about her belief that the National Security issues she fielded on the Intelligence Committee in Congress were …

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Michele Bachmann: Did She Leave Congress Because of The Last Days?

Michele Bachmann was a member of the United States Congress for eight years. She ran for the Republican party’s nomination for President in the 2012 election, but dropped out. She has been called the “Queen of the Tea Party.” But Michele Bachmann left Congress after a career far shorter than many of her colleagues. In remarks to End Times broadcaster …

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Jon Stewart Says America’s Enemies Are Not the X-Men

Comedian and Daily Show host Jon Stewart has a knack for simplifying things. His show is known for taking the hype and drama spun by the 24-hour “news” networks and reducing it to snips and bites that reveal what’s really going on. Jon Stewart is the kid who exposed the emperor as being naked, but that kid grew up to …

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Mark Zuckerberg Ordered To Court In Iran

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been ordered to appear in court in Iran to respond to complaints from Facebook users living in Iran. According to a judge, several Facebook users have complained that many Facebook apps including Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy. The judge also ordered that two Facebook apps be blocked. There is no extradition treaty …

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MERS Virus: Iran Confirms First Two Cases

The MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus, which has been responsible for over 175 deaths in Saudi Arabia, has now been confirmed in Iran. Yesterday, Iranian officials explained that the first two cases of MERS virus in Iran had been confirmed. “Four suspected cases of new corona virus infection were observed in a family in the province of Kerman,” Mohammad …

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Iran ‘Happy’ Video Lands Six Young People In Jail

Six young Iranians were jailed for appearing in a video of Pharrell’s song “Happy.” Reports say that the Iranians have been freed on $100,000 bail, but the director of the video still remains in prison. According to reports, they were arrested for participating in an “obscene video clip that offended the public morals and was released in cyberspace.” The brother …

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Leila Hatami Scandal One Example of Iranian Misogyny

We told you recently about the scandal that has erupted in Iran over famous Iranian actress Leila Hatami. While attending the Cannes Film Festival , Hatami was greeted by Festival president Gilles Jacob with a customary two-cheek kiss. The kiss was filmed and photographed, as everything surrounding the festival is, and ended up being seen by the folks back home …

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Leila Hatami in Trouble in Iran Over Kiss

Iranian actress Leila Hatami co-starred in the 2011 film, “A Separation,” which won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. But now she is in the world spotlight for a very different reason. Leila Hatami was attending the Cannes Film Festival where she was greeted by the president of the Cannes Film Festival, Gilles Jacob, with a customary two-cheek kiss. Most …

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Leila Hatami’s Kiss On The Cheek Displeases Iran’s Media

A simple kiss on the cheek has caused controversy in the international film community. Cannes Film Festival Gilles Jacob kissed Iranian actress Leila Hatami as a greeting on Sunday at the Cannes Film Festival. A public kiss, even on the cheek, can be a big no no in Iran, especially between people who aren’t married to each other. Jacob, along …

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Utah Plane In Iran Actually Belonged To Ghanaians?

To put it mildly, the United States and Iran have a rather strained relationship. Economic dealings between the two nations are almost non-existent. This is why so many people are extremely puzzled over a photograph of a private jet traced to the Bank of Utah at the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran. It’s not a case of mistaken identity. In the …

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Israeli Airstrikes Target Hezbollah Weapon Shipments

In 2006, Israel and Hezbollah fought a 34 day battle which ultimately resulted in nothing gained but many lives lost. This conflict, known as the 2006 Lebanon War or 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, was just part of the much larger Israeli-Iranian proxy-war, a perpetual struggle for power between the Jewish Israeli state and the Muslim state of Iran. Since hostilities officially …

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Iranian Warships: Is Threat Real or Not?

Iranian warships that are making their way toward U.S. maritime borders could be in response to US occupation of Gulf waters, said somewhat official Fars news agency on Saturday, according to Reuters. Fars reported that the plan was part of “Iran’s response to Washington’s beefed up naval presence in the Persian Gulf.” Admiral Afshin Rezayee Haddad, identified as commander of …

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Iran Warships: Serious Threat Or More Posturing?

Iranian officials announced recently that the country was sending ships in the direction of US maritime waters. The move is said to be in response to the United State’s own increased presence in the Persian Gulf. The semiofficial Fars news agency quoted Adm. Afshin Rezayee Haddad on Saturday as saying that, “Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ maritime …

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Hassan Rouhani Isn’t Really Writing His Tweets

It’s not uncommon for a public figure to employ a social media guy – you know, someone whose job is to maintain and yes, even post statuses to their various social media accounts. But it’s news when it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who’s employing the Twitter ghostwriters. Rouhani’s Twitter account has been seen by many as a breath of fresh …

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Iran Nuclear Deal Purportedly Effective January 20

The Iran nuclear deal that was agreed upon between the Middle Eastern nation and the six other world powers in November is now reported to be going into effect starting the 20th of January. President Barack Obama released a statement Sunday in which he attests, “Beginning January 20th, Iran will for the first time start eliminating its stockpile of higher …

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Ayatollah Khamenei Discusses US Enmity Toward Iran

In November, Iran, led by current president Hassan Rouhani, and the P5+1, comprised of the 5 permanent members on the UN Security Council (United States, China, Russia, United Kingdom, France) and Germany, came to terms regarding the cessation of certain aspects of Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lessening of non-major sanctions against Iran due to said production. Today, …

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Robert Levinson Revealed To Be CIA Agent

In 2007, Robert Levinson went to Kish Island, an Iranian resort, where he was said to have been kidnapped. His family has pleaded for nearly six years for the United States government to save his life and bring him home. Details surrounding his disappearance had been sketchy. It was known that he was a retired FBI agent and it was …

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What Does Afghanistan And Iran Pact Mean For U.S.?

Afghanistan and Iran are moving in a more harmonious direction thanks to a long-term pact agreed to Sunday morning in Tehran. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed to various terms during a one day visit by Karzai. Reuters quoted Karzai’s spokesperson Aimal Faizi as saying that the move, “will be for long-term political, security, economic and …

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Iran Earthquake Hits Thursday, At Least 7 Killed

A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck Iran on Thursday, at about 5:21 pm local time, killing at least seven as of the most recent reporting. The epicenter was approximately 40 miles northeast of the city of Bushehr, which is the location of the country’s single nuclear power plant. The death toll was reported by the state news agency, IRNA. IANS and …

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‘Stoning Adulterers’ May Become Afghan Punishment

Warning: Graphic Content in Video Below. Against public outcry (both inside and outside of Afghanistan) governmental representatives for the country are considering reinstating a punishment that many would like to see relegated to the history books under topics such as “cruel and unusual punishments” and “tortures of the past” in spite of the fact that other countries practice these forms …

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U.S., Iran Finally Reach Nuclear Agreement

After nearly a decade, America and five other world powers were able to finally reach a tentative agreement with Iran concerning their nuclear program. Secretary of State John Kerry left for Geneva to attempt to move negotiations along early yesterday – apparently, his efforts worked. Around 3:00 a.m. Sunday, the deal was signed. For two weeks, Kerry has been traveling …

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Benjamin Netanyahu: Iran Agreement Is A “Historic Mistake”

As Secretary of State John Kerry and President Obama celebrated a series of resolutions on nuclear proliferation that they supposedly reached with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took the complete opposite tone. In a speech today before Israel’s cabinet, CNN and the Washington Post report Netanyahu reiterating Israel’s desire to completely dismantle Iranian uranium enrichment programs, and halt any …

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John Kerry Travels to Geneva For Negotiations

Secretary of State John Kerry departed for Geneva on Friday to take part in discussions with Iranian leaders regarding nuclear power and production. Kerry will join top officials from the five other world powers taking part in the negotiations; Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov; British Foreign Minister William Hague; French Minister Laurent Fabius; and leaders from China, Russia, and Germany …

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Yellow Dogs: Band Members Murdered In Brooklyn

The Yellow Dogs, a group of four Iranian men who played on the underground scene in Tehran before finding success in the U.S., were bound for international stardom before a fellow Iranian musician cut two of them (and a friend) down with an assault rifle. While a motive is still unclear, there are rumors that the shooter–Ali Akbar Mohammadi Rafie–had …

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Pastor Saeed Abedini Transferred to Dangerous Prison

A little over one year ago, Pastor Saeed Abedini was arrested in Iran for charges of “undermining the Iranian government,” with the reasoning behind said charges being “Christian gatherings,” according to his wife, Naghmeah Abedini. After being arrested for practicing Christianity, Abedini was sent to Evin Prison, a holding facility usually reserved for political prisoners. There, Abedini had been subjected …

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Iranian Spy Case: Israel Shows Off Captured Spy

Reuters reported yesterday that Israeli courts heard the case of an Iranian spy on Monday, which some analysts are suggesting represents an effort by Israel to discredit new relations between Iran and the United States. The spy has been identified as Ali Mansouri, and he was arrested by Shin Bet security officials on September 11 under suspicion of spying for …

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United States & Iran Hold First Talks in 3 Decades

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the United States and Iran held the highest level of talks in 36 years. The topic of conversation: Tehran’s nuclear program, enriched Uranium, and the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The meeting was held at the United Nations in New York. It began with Western nations attempting to coalesce a program that would “inspect, …

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Ann Curry Interviews President of Iran

Yesterday, Ann Curry, former reporter for the Today Show, sat down with new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for his first interview with the American press since his election. The interview aired on NBC Nightly News last night, and other portions aired on the TODAY show this morning. Curry had several bold questions to ask President Rouhani, especially since tensions between …

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Iran Teased With Temporary Twitter, Facebook Access

Monday witnessed the ever-so-brief return of Twitter and Facebook to internet users in parts of Tehran, Iran. That is, without requiring them to use anti-filtering software. But as Iranians woke Tuesday morning, the restrictions had been restored. According to the Mehr news agency, Abdolsamad Khoramabadi, of the cyberspace committee tasked with overseeing internet use in the country, blamed a, “technical …

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Hasan Rowhani To Replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad As Iran’s President

Hasan Rowhani has won his election bid and will replace Mahmoud Amadinejad as president of Iran. Rowhani, a cleric backed by reformist groups within Iran, won the election with over 50% of the popular vote, thus precluding a two-man runoff, according to Iran’s Interior Ministry. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the current president of Iran, has been a profoundly controversial figure during his …

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