Iran’s government is facing its biggest challenge in decades after deadly protests broke out across the country after a woman’s death in morality police custody grew into a larger movement that threatens Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s grip on the country.
Benny Gantz, the outgoing Israeli defense minister, said in an interview last week that Tel Aviv has the military power to wipe out Tehran’s nuclear facilities, but should only carry out such an attack as a last resort.
For weeks, the youth in Iran have faced a violent crackdown by security forces for participating in widespread protests over the death of a woman while in the custody of the country’s so-called “morality police.”
Iran’s seven week long protests continued to rage across the country after the death of a 22-year-old woman while in “morality police” custody in September, and intensified in the northwestern region of the country after the death of a Kurdish student.
Thousands of college students clashed with Iranian authorities on Sunday throughout the country in another day of unrest after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in “morality police” custody in September for allegedly not abiding by the country’s dress code.
Oil workers in Iran have joined the protests sweeping the country after the death of a 22-year-old woman in the custody of the morality police last month who allegedly violated the Islamic dress code.
The Israeli Air Force plans to hold a massive military exercise in late May over the Mediterranean called “Chariots of Fire,” that will simulate a large-scale attack on Iran as nuclear talks seem to be stalled between Tehran and the West. The Times of Israel reported that the three-week exercise will include nearly all Israel Defense...
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced last week that it launched a barrage of ballistic missiles into Iraq and as new details emerge, the strike seems to be a direct response to an Israeli airstrike on a drone factory in Iran last month, according to The New York Times. The paper said the “tit-for-tat” strikes marked an “alarming...
From statements by President Trump on 3 January, it is well noted that the reason for ordering the assassination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was because he was an “imminent threat.” Trump tweeted: “General Qasem Soleimani has killed or badly wounded thousands of Americans over an extended period of time, and was plotting to kill...