By Pooya Stone

An Iranian publication has published details about a corruption case dating back to 2014. The Khabar Online website reported on the case of Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, a conservative figure and former general of the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), while he was the mayor of Tehran.

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By Pooya Stone

Several fuel vessels were temporarily arrested in Singapore towards the end of last month on suspicion of breaching US sanctions on Iran.

The reports of these arrests come as the United States continues to maintain pressure on the belligerent Iranian regime. The Trump administration has explained that it is cutting the regime off from one of its biggest sources of revenue because it wants to isolate the regime faced with its belligerence in the region and beyond.

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By Pooya Stone

Struan Stevenson, Coordinator of the Campaign for Iran Change (CiC) and former member of the European Parliament penned an op-ed in which he highlighted the shameful misinformation that has resulted from the Guardian’s shameful defence of the Iranian regime.

He highlighted that just days before the Iranian regime’s act of piracy in the Strait of Hormuz in which it illegally seized the Stena Impero, the Guardian had published a piece about the 5-day event at Ashraf 3 in Albania, organised by the MEK. Stevenson pointed out that the article was full of errors, untruths and inaccuracies.

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By Pooya Stone

Iran has threatened to cut imports from Brazil if the South American country doesn’t allow the two Iranian ships stranded off its shores to refuel, as the US campaign to isolate Iran gains traction.

Iranian ambassador to Brazil Seyed Ali Saqqayian told local news outlets that Iran might find new countries to supply them with corn, soybeans and meat, following the decision made by Brazilian oil company Petrobras' not to supply fuel to the Iranian Sapid Shipping vessels, which leaves them stranded in Paranaguá port.

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By Pooya Stone

The US sanctioned Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday, describing him as the “propaganda arm” of Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who hinted at potential sanctions last month, said: “Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s supreme leader and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world.”

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By Pooya Stone

The Washington Times on Thursday published a special report about the Free Iran gathering that took place earlier this month in Ashraf 3 – the home to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK) in Albania.

The special report named “Iran: The Power of the Alternative,” which was published in print on July 25, 2019, can be viewed online.

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By Pooya Stone

Iranian rail workers have continued their strike action this week by blocking the tracks that link the port of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan Province by the Persian Gulf to the capital Tehran for two consecutive days on Monday and Tuesday.

The state-run ILNA news agency said that rail workers are on strike to protest that their wages have not been paid in three months.

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By Pooya Stone

Supporters of the Iranian Resistance in the UK are holding a major rally this Saturday in London to show their support for the ongoing popular anti-regime uprising in Iran.

The Anglo-Iranian Communities and their supporters will call on the British Government to end the fatal policy of appeasement towards the ‘Iranian regime’. They will also urge Members of Parliament to adopt a firm policy that punishes the ‘mullahs’ for their ‘brutal crimes’ and recognises the right of the Iranian people to overthrow the regime and bring freedom and democracy to their country.

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By Jubin Katiraie

GitHub, the world’s largest host of source code, has abruptly blocked access to the private code repositories and paid accounts of developers or companies in Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Crimea, and Syria to comply with US trade sanctions, but this has caused an outcry from developers who unexpectedly lost their work.

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By Pooya Stone

At least 5,000 supporters of the Iranian people and their resistance took part in a major demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, on Saturday.

The crowd, which gathered in Kungtärgården Square to listen to speeches from allies and activists, urged Europe to adopt a solid policy on the regime, institute comprehensive sanctions, designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Intelligence Ministry (MOIS) and Khamenei’s Beyt (House) as terrorist groups, and recognised the Iranian people’s right to overthrow the clerical regime.

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By Jubin Katiraie

Over 3,000 Iranians marched in London on Saturday to call on the UK to place a number of Iranian entities on the terror watch list, as tensions rise between the two nations over tanker seizures.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) organised the protest to urge Britain to impose sanctions against the Iranian regime, as well as list the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS), and the Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s office as terrorist entities.

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By Pooya Stone

Social media company Twitter has suspended several accounts belonging to Iranian news agencies for their alleged harassment of people who follow the Baha'i faith; a persecuted religious minority in Iran.

On Saturday, state-run news agencies IRNA and Mehr, as well as Young Journalists Club (YJC), run by state broadcaster IRIB, were just some of the Farsi-language accounts suspended on Saturday, while Fars agency and English-language Press TV remain active.

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By Pooya Stone

The UK rejected the idea of a tanker swap with Iran on Monday, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab saying it’s not a “quid pro quo” situation.

He refused to release the Iranian oil tanker captured by British forces near Gibraltar, which was suspected of violating EU sanctions on Syria, in exchange for Iran releasing the British-flagged Stena Impero ship it seized in the Gulf and accused, without evidence, of breaking maritime law by turning off its navigation and hitting an Iranian fishing vessel.

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By Pooya Stone

Some 3000 Iranians living in the UK demonstrated this afternoon Saturday July 27on the streets of central London demanding comprehensive sanctions against the mullahs’ regime.

Demonstrators urged listing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and the Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s office as terrorist entities by the UK, while supporting the Iranian resistance and its president-elect, Maryam Rajavi, and her 10 point plan for the future of Iran.

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By Pooya Stone

In spite of the summer vacation, the Iranian diaspora in northern Europe is preparing for another show of solidarity with the social movement inside Iran.

A big demonstration is scheduled for tomorrow Saturday in Stockholm’s Kungstradgarden early in the afternoon. This is the fourth such event to take place during less than a month, with the last such big gathering in Berlin having grouped more than 15000 people on July 6. Although organizers in Stockholm admit not awaiting such a huge number of participants given the size of Iranian presence in Sweden compared to that in Germany, nonetheless they expect no less than 5000 people attending as the community is well mobilized in whole Scandinavia for the event.

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By Jubin Katiraie

In the past month, Iran has been responsible for many provocations against vessels in international waters in the Persian Gulf, which pose a severe threat to maritime traffic and global oil supplies.

Since June 20, Iran has shot down a US military drone that was in international airspace, tried to impede the passage of a British oil tanker using armed Iranian boats, seized a different oil tanker that it claimed was carrying 1 million litres of “smuggled fuel”, sent a drone to take threatening actions against the USS Boxer, which resulted in the loss of said drone, and captured a British-flagged oil tanker.

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By Jubin Katiraie

The US has tightened travel restrictions on over a dozen Iranian diplomats and their families living in New York, according to a US diplomatic note sent to the Iran mission to the United Nations on July 12.

These diplomats are subject to the same restrictions that the US imposed on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in the country on Sunday amid heightened tensions between the two nations.

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