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Zumba Fitness instructors Andrea Ceballos, left, and Michelle Donoso, right, lead a crowd in a workout during a Fitness Dance Party, Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Tropical Park in Miami. The event promoted health and fitness activities as part of Miami-Dade County's Park and Recreation Month. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Iranian Regime Bans ‘Un-Islamic’ Zumba Exercises

Iran’s clerical regime issued an edict earlier this month effectively banning Zumba – a popular Latin-inspired dance class that includes music from Latin America – from the country for contravening “Islamic ideology.”

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Iran Charity Spreading Republic’s Influence in Gaza Strip

TEL AVIV — Iran is continuing to increase its influence in the Gaza Strip through the social activities of the official Iranian charity foundation named after Ayatollah Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Report: San Diego Man Imprisoned in Iran Considers Suicide

A dual Iranian-U.S. citizen who was sentenced to 18 years in prison this past October wrote what appears to be a suicide note to his girlfriend in San Diego from his prison cell where he said that he is thinking about ending his life “to become free.”

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Rep. Ed Royce Seeks to Block Cash Ransoms to Iran

On Tuesday, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) introduced legislation to prevent and ensure that the United States will never again makes ransom payments, or other cash payouts, to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on January 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa.

John Bolton: Iran Deal ‘Worst Appeasement in American History’

LOS ANGELES, California — Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton declared Sunday that the Iranian nuclear deal is the “worst act of appeasement in American history.” Bolton was speaking at the Luxe Hotel on Sunday for the American Freedom Alliance’s conference, titled “Islam and Western Civilization: Can They Coexist?”

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Iran General: Our Missile Program Deters U.S. Military Strike

Iran’s ballistic missile program and the preparedness of Iran’s armed forces are deterring the United States from launching a long sought-after military offensive against the Islamic Republic, a top Iranian general said Sunday, according to state-run media.

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State Department: Iran Is World’s ‘Leading State Sponsor of Terrorism’

The State Department released its annual report on global terrorism and deemed the Islamic Republic of Iran, the focus of a now-historic nuclear agreement, the world’s top sponsor of terrorism, second only to the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh), which was labeled as “the greatest threat globally.”

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U.S. Court: Iran Must Pay $9.4m To American Victims Of Terror

TEL AVIV – A landmark U.S. appeals court verdict found that Iran must pay almost $9.4 million to victims of a 1997 triple suicide bombing in Jerusalem, the Jerusalem Post reported. The Ninth Circuit Appellate Court found for the victims on Friday. Led by

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Report: Iran Is World’s Leading Executioner of Children

The Islamic Republic of Iran leads the way in invoking capital punishment upon minors, forgoing a past pledge to do away with the death penalty for citizens under eighteen, Amnesty International said in a report released Monday.

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Iran Claims US Paid $1.7 Billion Ransom For American Hostages

The United States’ sent Iran $400 million in debt plus $1.3 billion in interest, and the money was disbursed as a ransom payment for four American hostages of the Islamic regime, a top Iranian commander said Wednesday afternoon. Therefore, the U.S. paid the Iranian regime $425 million dollars per American hostage, according to the commander.

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Israel at the UN: Lifting Sanctions on Iran Greases Wheels of Terrorism

The Jerusalem Post reports: NEW YORK – “Iran is continuing to strive for nuclear weapons and the International Atomic Energy Agency’s optimism must not blind the international community,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon (pictured) said on Saturday, as