18:00 [Counterpunch] (E)
Down the centuries, the Shia have been one of the most savagely persecuted religious minorities; they fear today that in the wake of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani, they are once again being demonised, as Donald Trump denounces all who oppose the US in the Middle East as Iranian proxies.
19:53 [AmericanRebel] (E)
Die Regierung des Iran bestätigte, dass der Absturz der Boeing 737 durch „einen menschlichen Fehler“ von Luftabwehrraketen herbeigeführt wurde. Präsident Rohani bedauert den schrecklichen Fehler im Namen der Islamischen Republik Iran.
19:51 [Empire Files/YouTube] (E)
Abby Martin sits down with Dan Kovalik, human rights attorney and author of the book "The Plot to Attack Iran," to discuss the context to Trump`s recent attacks, the most common myths about the country, and the history of US plots.
10:37 [Press TV] (E)
Iran says a Ukrainian plane which crashed outside Tehran this week had flown close to a sensitive military site and been brought down due to human error "at a time of crisis caused by US adventurism."
7:31 [Press TV] (E)
Iran has urged all parties involved, including American multinational aviation corporation Boeing, to contribute to a probe into a Ukrainian plane crash near the capital Tehran that killed all 176 people aboard.
23:38 [One World] (E)
Iran`s symbolic missile strike against two US bases in Iraq was a soft power victory for the Islamic Republic despite not causing any casualties, though the US undoubtedly achieved a military victory by assassinating Maj. Gen. Soleimani in Baghdad last week, with this superficial "tit-for-tat" outcome being used by both sides to de-escalate tensions away from a destructive conventional war.
23:36 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
The blowback from Trump`s assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani and PMU leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis is increasing. A scandal is developing as one consequence of Trump`s evil deed after Iraq`s Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi revealed the gangster methods U.S. President Trump used in his attempts to steal Iraq`s oil. Below we follow today`s development.
17:04 [Press TV] (E)
President Hassan Rouhani says ending the United States’ presence in the region will be the “ultimate revenge” to be exacted on Washington by the regional nations.
0:13 [Indian Punchline] (E)
A new dynamics is forming in the week since the assassination of the charismatic Iranian general Hassan Soleimani on January 2. This is apparent at three levels. The staggering scale of the outpouring of public feelings within Iran during Soleimani’s funeral makes it one hundred percent certain that with the mourning period ending Tuesday, Tehran will begin work on fulfilling Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s vow to take “severe revenge” against the US.
1:11 [Fort Russ] (E)
“Do you still want to listen to the clowns advising you on our region,” the top diplomat said in reference to his earlier tweet about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “End of malign US presence in West Asia has begun,” he concluded noting the decision of the Iraqi parliament for expelling American forces from the Arab country.
13:11 [RT] (E)
The burial of assassinated Iranian commander General Qassem Soleimani has been postponed due to a stampede which erupted on Tuesday during the funeral procession, state media reported.
6:57 [Press TV] (E)
Millions of mourners have thronged the streets of Iran’s southeastern city of Kerman, the hometown of Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, to attend a final funeral and burial rituals for the top defense strategist, who was assassinated by the US military during a visit to neighboring Iraq.
20:38 [Voltaire Netzwerk] (E)
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has issued instructions to its personnel in Iraq to suspend all activities.
19:27 [Middle East Eye] (E)
Trump responds by threatening sanctions against Baghdad and saying that if troops leave, Baghdad must pay Washington for cost of air base.
19:11 [Tasnim News] (E)
A political analyst and former US government adviser underlined the major role of Iran’s Martyr Qassem Soleimani in the collapse of the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group and said the top commander was working against Washington’s plans and objectives.
19:09 [youtube/Ruptly] (E)
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12:53 [Press TV] (E)
Millions of Iranians have packed the streets of Tehran to pay homage to the Middle East`s most prominent anti-terror commander General Qassem Soleimani who was assassinated on US President Donald Trump`s order Friday.
0:38 [RT] (E)
The US is unprepared for the consequences of its assassination of Qassem Soleimani, if only because it knows nothing about the reality of the man it murdered, and can’t gauge the impact of his death on Iran or the Middle East. Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian military commander whose paramilitary organization, known as the Quds Force, helped position Iran as a modern regional power, was assassinated on January 3, 2020, on order of the President of the United States, Donald Trump. American political leaders of both major parties have been united in their description of Soleimani as an evil man whose death should be celebrated, even while the consequences of his demise remain unknown.
20:47 [Press TV] (E)
Iran’s transportation ministry said on Sunday that the Ahvaz International Airport, one of the five busiest gateways in the country, was renamed after general Soelimani earlier in the day when the body of the commander was taken to the city from the neighboring Iraq to mark the start of a cross-country funeral procession in Iran.
20:39 [Press TV] (E)
The Iranian government announced in the statement on Sunday that from now on, the country will observe no operational limitations on its nuclear industry, including with regard to the capacity and level of uranium enrichment, the amount of enriched materials as well as research and development.
17:53 [Press TV] (E)
A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says if the United States continues to keep its forces in the Middle East, the region will turn into a new Vietnam for Washington.
17:18 [RT] (E)
The Iranian information minister issued a toughly worded response to US President Donald Trump after he posted a threatening tweet about “targeting" dozens of sites across Iran.
17:12 [youtube/Ruptly] (E)
Iranian Quds Force General Qasem Soleimani farewell ceremony is taking place in the city of Mashhad on Sunday, January 5. The spokesperson of Iran`s Foreign Ministy is expected to speak.
18:59 [Tasnim] (E)
A high-ranking Iranian military commander said the immediate appointment of a replacement for the IRGC Quds Force commander after the assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani reveals that his agenda will remain in place without any slowdown.
18:56 [Tasnim] (E)
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps deputy commander for coordination, Brigadier General Ali Fadavi, said that the US has asked Iran in a message to retaliate at the same level after assassination of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani.
17:17 [Youtube/Majlis Aza] (E)
Red Flag, Symbol of Severe Battle to Come
15:42 [RT] (E)
The unit’s program “will stay exactly the same” as it was under Soleimani, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said, as quoted by Tasnim News Agency.
7:59 [RT] (E)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced a series of US airstrikes that killed the chief of the elite Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, as international terrorism, warning the US of consequences for “rogue adventurism.”
7:37 [Press TV] (E)
Iran has summoned the Swiss charge d’affaires, whose country represents US interests in Iran, over Washington`s assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, decrying the attack as a "blatant instance of state terrorism".
7:22 [Press TV] (E)
Hessamoddin Ashena, adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has said Washington "passed red lines" with its assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and will "have to face its consequences".
7:15 [Press TV] (E)
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says those who assassinated IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani must await a tough revenge.
22:33 [Moon of Alabama] (E)
On Friday a volley of some 30 107mm Katyusha rockets hit the K1 base which houses Iraqi and U.S. troops near Kirkuk, Iraq. One U.S. mercenary/contractor died, two Iraqi and four U.S. soldiers were wounded. Instead of finding the real culprits - ISIS remnants, disgruntled locals, Kurds who want to regain control over Kirkuk - the U.S. decided that Kata`ib Hizbullah was the group guilty of the attack.
19:15 [Press TV] (E)
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has strongly condemned the deadly American air raids that targeted the positions of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi forces, saying Washington is in fact taking revenge on the popular forces because of the key role they played in defeating the Daesh terror group.
10:16 [Press TV] (E)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called for collective cooperation among world countries to counter unilateralism propagated by the US administration across the globe.
6:54 [Press TV] (E)
A senior Iranian official says a major railway connecting Iran and neighboring Afghanistan will be ready in March as construction of a key cross-border line is nearing completion.
20:39 [Press TV] (E)
Iran says its joint naval drills with China and Russia in the Indian Ocean and the Sea of Oman reaffirm its resolve to secure vital waterways.
11:17 [RT] (E)
Pakistan’s inclusion on the US blacklist of “countries of particular concern” for religious freedom violations has provoked ire in Islamabad, where it was condemned as arbitrary, detached from reality, biased and unfair.
10:26 [Press TV] (E)
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has congratulated Christians all throughout the world on Christmas and the onset of the new Gregorian calendar year.
2:44 [Press TV] (E)
An official at Iran`s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has categorically dismissed a report by the Reuters news agency that claimed a death toll of around 1,500 people during recent riots over fuel price hikes.
22:07 [Elijah J. Magnier] (E)
Well-informed sources in Baghdad said “the Shia, Sunni and Kurdish parliamentary delegations will meet to discuss the impeachment of President Barham Salih due to his violation of the constitution by refusing to announce the name of the new Prime Minister, Dr Qusay al-Suheel”. The source expects the street also to mobilise against the Iraqi President who – according to the source – is “trying to promote his own candidate. This is considered a clear violation of the constitution and a violation of the domestic internal politico-religious power balance in the country that could lead to unexpected consequences.”
6:07 [Astutenews.com] (E)
At the end of October India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, travelled to Saudi Arabia to hold bilateral talks between the two nations.
According to press reports, the topic of Kashmir and India’s move in August to abrogate the region’s semi-autonomous status and impose a communication blockade did not even make it as a topic of discussion.
6:06 [Astutenews.com] (E)
India - Modi has a huge crisis on his hands entirely of his own making after some of the ethno-religiously diverse Northeastern States of the so-called ‘Seven Sisters’ are erupting in rage after the passage of the ‘Citizenship (Amendment) Bill’ that many fear will result in “replacement migration” against the indigenous population there.
20:11 [Fars News Agency] (E)
"Reviews show what General Morteza Qorbani`s remarks have been misinterpreted and misquoted by the media," General Sharif said on Wednesday.
The spokesman said "General Qorbani has, in fact, meant to speak of response to Israel by possible various means and capacities".
The spoksman valued the services rendered to the country by the war veteran, but underlined that General Qorbani "is not an advisor to the IRGC commander at present", and works elsewhere at the Iranian Armed Forces.
20:03 [Press TV] (E)
Iran’s top security official sheds light on an enemy plot to increase the number of fatalities during the recent riots in several cities, saying most of those killed in Tehran Province were not even involved in any protest gatherings.
14:36 [Fars News Agency] (E)
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi rapped Israeli officials` recent military threats against Iran, and warned of a crushing response to any "stupid" move.
0:32 [Asia Times] (E)
On November 15, a wave of protests engulfed over 100 Iranian cities as the government resorted to an extremely unpopular measure: a fuel tax hike of as much as 300%, without a semblance of a PR campaign to explain the reasons. Iranians, after all, have reflexively condemned subsidy removals for years now – especially related to cheap gasoline. If you are unemployed or underemployed in Iran, especially in big cities and towns, Plan A is always to pursue a second career as a taxi driver.
0:39 [One World] (E)
The Mainstream Media is pushing forth the weaponized narrative that the Iranian government is carrying out a cover-up of mass killings that supposedly occurred during its recent unrest, though this is nothing more than an infowar conspiracy designed make the majority of the non-violent citizens that participated in the large-scale protests suspicious of the state as well as further discredit the country`s international reputation.
23:49 [The Saker] (E)
Since October, riots and unrest have wrecked havoc across Lebanon, Iraq and Iran. Iraq has suffered the worst as reports suggest over 300 people have been killed in the riots. In Lebanon, the US and its vassals have been busy hijacking the people’s grievances over the massive corruption among government officials. Followers of US puppets Samir Geagea and Saad Hariri have been blocking roads in an attempt to shut down the country, and to provoke a response from Hezbollah, thus setting the stage for a new civil war. In Iran, protests over gas price hikes have been hijacked by US backed MEK terrorists and Royalists loyal to the son of the late Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, with acts of violence and thuggery as they have burned down bank offices and government buildings.
18:40 [sputniknews] (E)
Protests erupted in several of Iran`s provinces in November, following the government’s decision to increase the price of gasoline, with some of the rallies turning violent.
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