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Pompeo fact-check on Iran
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Pompeo fact-check on Iran

Rick Gladstone writes in the New York Times that in a detailed and strongly worded speech against Iran’s leaders and their legitimacy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has signaled an extraordinarily tough policy by the Trump administration in dealing with them and what he called “40 years of kleptocracy.”  

Trump's N Korean policy will not work with Iran
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Trump's N Korean policy will not work with Iran

Jarrett Blanc writes in Politico that President Donald Trump’s ALL-CAPS Twitter threat against Iran—“CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED”—feels like a cut-and-paste job from his approach to North Korea. Apply sanctions, make irresponsible suggestion of Armageddon, see what happens.  

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17-Year old Iranian girl reaches WT Championships final

2019/05/16

The 17-year old Taekwondo fighter, Mahla Momenzadeh, has reached the World Taekwondo Championships final to become Iran’s second woman finalist in the history of its game.

Young Iranian Pop star dies

2019/05/13

Behnam Safavi, Iranian pop star, has died aged 36.

Iranian woman musician shines in Europe

2019/05/14

The new Schiller album called “Morgenstund” which is fusion music recorded with Iranian musicians was released internationally in March this year. They have now started their tour in which Yalda Abbasi, Iranian woman musician, also plays the dotar.

Marc Wilmots takes on Team Melli coaching

2019/05/15

The President of the Iranian Football Federation, Mahdi Taj, has announced that Marc Wilmots from Belgium is now Iran’s new Team Melli coach.

Iranian film to be screened in 2019 Cannes market

2019/05/14

“Meshmesheh” [Glanders], written and directed by Shahed Ahmadlou will premiere on the international scene at the 2019 Cannes market of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Don’t Fight Iran

2019/05/19

Sometimes it’s important to write a column about something you’re pretty sure isn’t going to happen, Ross Douthat writes in The New York Times. In this case, that thing is war with Iran, which Donald Trump clearly doesn’t want, and which he will therefore probably avoid. But since the president’s current foreign policy is making war more likely, it’s still worth saying clearly that it would be a terrible idea for the United States to enter into a serious armed conflict with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Iranian taekwondoka reaches Manchester final

2019/05/19

Iranian Taekwondo fighter Soroush Ahmadi in the weight category of – 63kg advanced to 2019 World Taekwondo Championships final match held in Manchester, UK.

Saudi Arabia ready to confront Iran with ‘all strength & determination’

2019/05/19

Riyadh will confront Tehran with “all strength and determination,” if need be, the Kingdom’s FM has warned after Crown Prince received a call from Washington in which the sides discussed ways to ensure regional “security.”

Petraeus: Iran should watch its step

2019/05/19

Former CIA Director David Petraeus said that Iran is going to have to be “very careful not to overplay“ its hand as tensions with the U.S. continue to increase.