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Iran’s enemies are to blame for protests over collapsed building, says leader

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Iran’s supreme leader, ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has blamed recent protests in Iran on foreign “enemies” seeking to overthrow the government in the Islamic republic. He said enemies were waging a “psychological war” aga...

Biden to keep Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on terrorist list, Israel claims

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Joe Biden has decided not to take the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) off the US foreign terrorist list, according to the Israeli prime minister, dealing a heavy blow to the chances of the Iranian nuclear de...

There Is No Evil review – devastating everyday tales of life under Iran’s brutal regime

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Four stories from contemporary Iran, all linked by the theme of capital punishment and suppression of freedoms, make up this Berlin Golden Bear-winning drama from Mohammad Rasoulof. It’s a typically forthright and pow...

There Is No Evil review – passionate plea against Iran’s soul-poisoning executions

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Maybe you don’t go to Iranian cinema for nail-biting action and suspense. But that’s what you are given in this arresting portmanteau film, the Golden Bear winner at last year’s Berlin film festival. It is written and...

Iran’s decision-makers must shoulder the blame for its water crisis

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Iran’s water bankruptcy has been in the news lately, prompting deadly protests in Khuzestan province that also garnered the attention of global media. But this kind of problem is neither new or unique in the country. ...

Iran’s supreme leader gets first dose of homegrown vaccine as Covid plans falter

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Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday received the first dose of a domestically produced coronavirus vaccine, as many other elderly Iranians queued at 5am in the hope of receiving any jab. Khamenei, w...

The Guardian view on Iran’s election: a hardline victory is not the end

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The election of hardliner Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s new president is a dispiriting moment for those in the west striving to revive the nuclear deal. The Iranian electorate is hardly more enthusiastic. Battered by the ec...

Iran’s president-elect, Ebrahim Raisi, is hardliner linked with mass executions

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If Joe Biden thinks Vladimir Putin deserves to be called a killer, his description of Ebrahim Raisi, the 60-year-old president-elect of Iran, is likely to be unprintable. The youngest member of the 1988 Tehran death ...

The Observer view on Iran’s rigged presidential election

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Iran’s beleaguered voters do not have much of a choice in this Friday’s presidential election. The regime, dominated by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a fiercely anti-western conservative, has cynically m...

Iran’s supreme leader says rejected election candidates were ‘wronged’

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Iran’s supreme leader has said that some candidates rejected from this month’s presidential election had been “wronged” and unfairly smeared, but the country’s powerful Guardian Council said the decision to ban them w...

Iran’s failure to explain uranium traces is ‘big problem’, says IAEA chief

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Iran’s failure to provide credible explanations for traces of uranium found at two undeclared sites is “a big problem” that is affecting the country’s credibility, the head of the UN’s nuclear inspectorate, has said. ...

Iran’s leadership accused of fixing presidential election

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Iran’s leadership has been accused of a transparent fix after most prominent reformists were barred from running in next month’s presidential elections, leaving one of the most politically constrained fields in the 41...

Iran’s treatment of Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to torture, says Raab

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Iran’s treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to torture, the British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has said, as the Foreign Office downplayed an Iranian state TV report saying Britain would pay a £400m deb...

Natanz ‘sabotage’ highlights Iran’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks

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The apparent attack by Israel on Iran’s nuclear enrichment facility appears to be the latest episode in an increasing tit-for-tat cyberwar. Both sides have already targeted so-called industrial control systems [ICS], ...