Tag: Iran protests

A man holds a poster of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and revolutionary founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a pro-government march in Tehran on January 5, 2018

Ayatollah Khamenei: ‘Americans and Zionists’ Behind Iran Protests

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that the “Americans and Zionists” and the “‘murderous’ Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization” compose the triangle that was behind the anti-regime protests Iran that have entered their 13th day in the Islamic Republic.

TEHRAN, IRAN - APRIL 22: An Iranian policewoman (L) warns a woman about her clothing and hair during a crackdown to enforce Islamic dress code on April 22, 2007 in Tehran, Iran. Police issued warnings and conducted arrests during an annual pre-summer crackdown, which was given greater prominence this year, …

Iranian Lawmaker: 3,700 Arrested in Protest Crackdown

Iranian lawmaker Mahmud Sadeghi said on Tuesday that around 3,700 people have been arrested during the crackdown on anti-government protesters, a number far higher than Tehran’s official count of 450.

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Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Shah Violated Women’s Rights

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei published a piece on Sunday suggesting Iran’s late Reza Shah – the grandfather of Iran’s Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi – committed a grave “evil” by banning the compulsory hijab.

Iranian students run for cover from tear gas at the University of Tehran during a demonstration driven by anger over economic problems, in the capital Tehran on December 30, 2017. Students protested in a third day of demonstrations, videos on social media showed, but were outnumbered by counter-demonstrators. / AFP …

Protests Continue in Iran Despite Regime Declarations that Uprising Is Over

Whether or not the protests in Iran are “dwindling,” as the regime insists and some foreign journalists reported, the uprising certainly has not been extinguished yet. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley declared at an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Friday that the world will be watching Iran as demonstrations against both the secular government and Islamic theocracy continue.

FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017 file photo, taken by an individual not employed by the Associated Press and obtained by the AP outside Iran, university students attend an anti-government protest inside Tehran University, in Tehran, Iran. As nationwide protests have shaken Iran over the last week, the Islamic …

State Department: Iran Has Arrested ‘at Least 1,000’ Protesters

The State Department announced on Thursday that Iran’s Islamic regime has arrested at least 1,000 Iranians since protests began and announced that it will hold an emergency meeting to discuss the uprising and how to provide support for the people.

Iranians rally in support of the government in the city of Mashhad on January 4, 2018, after authorities declared an end to days of deadly unrest sparked by economic concerns

Hezbollah, Iran Establishment Claim ‘Grotesque’ U.S. Moves Behind Protests

Iranian officials and their proxies leading the terrorist organization Hezbollah have launched a coordinated effort to blame the United States for mounting unrest against the Islamic dictatorship, releasing increasingly bellicose statements against President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

My Stealthy Freedom photograph: This woman hung her scarf on a stick and waved it in the air in protest to compulsory hijab

BuzzFeed Scoop: Protesting Iranian Woman Not Part of Iran Protests

Left-wing media website BuzzFeed News has falsely claimed that conservatives suggested that an image of an Iranian woman protesting without a headscarf – which has become the symbol of the women’s empowerment movement during the Iran protests – was taken during the ongoing Iranian protests.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during an event to recognize emerging global entrepreneurs May 11, 2015 at the South Court Auditorium of Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Entrepreneurs from across the U.S. and around the world participated, ahead of President …

Defenders Scramble to Protect Obama’s Nuclear Deal as Uprising Threatens Iranian Regime

Defenders of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy have been having a very rough week as protesters flood the streets of Iranian cities to demand the end of the theocratic government Obama supported. They appear to be settling on a narrative that the nuclear deal was somehow working to reform the government Iranians are risking their lives to denounce, and President Donald Trump is frittering away that success by speaking out too strongly against the Rouhani and Khamenei regimes in Iran.

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Leon Panetta: Obama Should Have Helped Iran Protests in 2009

Former Secretary of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Tuesday evening that his old boss, then-President Barack Obama, should have done more to support the Iran protests of 2009.

Since protests erupted in Iran, the country's authorities have restricted some social media services like Instagram and Telegram out of fear they will be used to spread news about the unrest

State Department to Launch Social Media Strategy to Support Iran Protests

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it will use Facebook and Twitter to communicate directly with Iranians who are protesting against the Islamic regime in favor of democracy and freedom, hours after Iran’s repressive government shut off access to Instagram and Telegram in an attempt to stifle the uprising.