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Pompeo Announces End of Obama-Era Iran Sanctions Waivers

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced he is “ending the sanctions waiver for JCPOA-related projects in Iran, effective in 60 days.” JCPOA stands for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name of the nuclear deal struck by former President Barack Obama. 

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Iran Trashes U.S. Healthcare System, Proclaims Itself ‘Ready to Help’ Fight Coronavirus

Iran, scene of the world’s worst fastest and deadliest outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, followed the Chinese Communist Party’s lead and attempted to flip the political script on Thursday by claiming its response to the outbreak has been exemplary, the United States is the clearly incompetent party, and Tehran is magnanimously willing to help America get the virus under control.

Iranians, some wearing protective masks, gather inside the capital Tehran's grand bazaar, during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic crises, on March 18, 2020. - Iran said its novel coronavirus death toll surpassed 1,000 today as President Hassan Rouhani defended the response of his administration, which has yet to impose a lockdown. …

Lebanon on Coronavirus Lockdown as Iraqis Prepare for Curfew

BEIRUT — Lebanon went into lockdown and Iraqis prepared for a curfew Monday as part of regional efforts to contain the new coronavirus even as businesses remained open in Iran, which is battling the worst outbreak in the Middle East and where another senior official has died from the virus.

A Lebanese man, wearing facial gas mask as part of health safety measures related to the spread of COVID-19, walks past a graffiti in the northern port city of Tripoli, on March 16, 2020 - Lebanon, on March 15, urged people to stay at home for two weeks and prepared …

Iranian Celebrities Join Protesters in Challenging Regime

In addition to some Iranian journalists quitting their jobs in anger because the regime lied about shooting down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752, Iranian celebrities are speaking out against their tyrannical rulers, while the common people persist in acts of defiance such as refusing to tread on American flags and holding banned funeral services for airplane victims.

TOPSHOT - A woman holds a sign for one of the victims of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752 which crashed in Iran, during a vigil at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto, Ontario on January 9, 2020. - A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran on January 8 killing all …

Iran’s Top Commander Vows ‘Harsher Revenge’ Against U.S. for Soleimani

Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Abdullah Agrahi on Thursday vowed to take “harsher revenge” against American targets for the liquidation of IRGC Gen. Qasem Soleimani by a U.S. airstrike. Agrahi, like many other Iranian officials, evidently saw Tuesday night’s zero-casualty Iranian missile attack on Iraqi bases as insufficient, or as merely a taste of greater retaliation to come.

Iranian mourners lift a picture of slain military commander Qasem Soleimani during a funeral procession in the capital Tehran on January 6, 2020, for him as well as Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis and other victims of a US attack. - Downtown Tehran was brought to a standstill as …

Iran Cries Revenge on U.S. ‘Murderers and Criminals’ Who Killed Soleimani

Iran cried out for “harsh retaliation” and revenge on Friday after a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport killed Tehran’s top general, with one adviser to Iran’s supreme leader threatening U.S. troops in the Middle East with immediate consequences, saying “this is the time to clear the region from these insidious beasts.”

Iranian schoolgirls wave their national flag and hold an anti-US slogan during celebrations in Tehran's Azadi Square (Freedom Square) to mark the 37th anniversary of the Islamic revolution on February 11, 2016. / AFP / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

Iranian Security Troops Break Up Funeral for Slain Protester

A memorial service was held on Thursday in the northern Iranian town of Karaj for Pouya Bakhtiari, a young demonstrator slain during November’s anti-government protests. Iranian security forces broke up the celebration and arrested some of the participants, including Bakhtiari’s family members, fearful that popular unrest might boil over into more mass demonstrations.

Pouya Bakhtiari, 27, was protesting on the streets of Karaj alongside members of his family on November 16 when he was shot in the head, dying in his mother’s arms.