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China could save Israel from Iran – report

China is one of the few actors which could potentially save Israel from Iran in favor of stability, a new report by the Institute for National Security Studies exclusively first obtained by The Jerusalem Post. According to the report, with Dr. Kevjn Lim as lead author on behalf of INSS, …

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Two Iranian military advisers killed by IS in Syria

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps members died during an ambush near Deir ez-Zor in eastern Syria, where the Islamic State remains active. Two Iranian military advisers were killed by the Islamic State (IS) in eastern Syria on Thursday. Hassan Abdullah Zadeh and Muhsin Abbassi died in an IS ambush between …

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Iran reconsidering list of disqualified presidential candidates

Iran’s powerful Guardian Council said it would review the decision to bar certain candidates from running in this month’s presidential election. Iran’s election authority announced Friday that it will review its disqualification of candidates from this month’s presidential election after the selection process received criticism from Iran’s Supreme Leader. Iranians …

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Iran Presidential Elections 2021- Analysis

Iran’s 13th Presidential elections will be held on June 18, 2021.On May 25, 2021, Iran’s Guardian Council released a list of seven approved candidates for the upcoming presidential election – Saeed Jalili, Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, Alireza Zakani, Seyed Amir Hossein Qazizadeh Hashemi, Mohsen Mehralizadeh, Mohsen Rezaei, and AbdolnaserHemmati. Many candidates …

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Iran’s Council to Review Presidential Candidates’ Disqualification

Iran’s presidential race is heating up ahead of the June 18 vote as, on Saturday, the leading candidates to replace President Hasan Rouhani faced off in the first of three debates. Tensions rose quickly as accusations of treason and aiding the American enemy were hurled by hard-line candidates at the …

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Iran: Hollow Promises By Presidential Candidates – OpEd

While not only all Iranians but also all world’s political pundits believe that the presidential election in Iran, which is scheduled to take place on June 18, is nothing more than a show and everything has been decided in advance, so that, even some factions and regime’s leaders like the …

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Once Bitten, Twice Shy: The UK Must Provide a Credible Plan for Economic Engagement with Iran

Previous disappointment will lead Iran to expect greater economic certainty in any renewed nuclear negotiations. London must play its part. The Iranian nuclear deal (formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the JCPOA) has been in tatters since the administration of Donald Trump withdrew in May 2018, …

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Iran Leadership Race Takes Shape and Favors Loyalist

The regime has shaped the field of candidates in the June 18 presidential election to favor the preferred choice of Iran’s Supreme Leader. The front-runner in the campaign, Judiciary chairman Ibrahim Raisi, is also Supreme Leader Ali Khamene’i’s choice to succeed him. The exclusion of most moderate and reformist candidates …

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Iran Regime Doing All It Can To Ensure Raisi Becomes President – OpEd

In spite of the Iranian regime’s claims that it holds democratic presidential elections, the system is fundamentally an authoritarian one disguised as a democracy. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in February boasted about the regime’s political system and the people’s important role in influencing and shaping the political establishment. He said: …

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Iran report: Huge fire at refinery near Tehran extinguished

A massive fire that broke out at an oil refinery near Iran’s capital and sent a huge plume of black smoke into the sky over Tehran was extinguished on Thursday, after more than 20 hours, a news agency reported. The semi-official ISNA agency quoted the country’s deputy oil minister, Alireza …

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