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    In a stunning admission, former Iranian lawmaker Ali Motahari acknowledged the Islamic Republic of Iran intended to develop nuclear weapons from the very start of its nuclear program, while voicing regret the goal was not kept secret enough. The former deputy parliament speaker stated in an interview on Iran’s Student Correspondents Association (ISCA) state-run news on Sunday, “When we [Iran] began our nuclear activity, our goal was indeed to build a bomb.”  “There is no need to beat around the bush,” he added. When asked if he was actually stating the aim was to build a bomb, Motahari responded, “Yes. One hundred percent.” He explained that the aim was that of “the entire regime, or at least, the people who started this activity,” and was to serve “as a means of intimidation.” The former politician expressed regret that the goal of obtaining nuclear weapons was not a better kept secret.  “With regard to what we started… If we could have kept it [a secret] until we performed a [nuclear] test, then it would have been a done deal,” he...
    No amount of bloodshed can make up for the United States killing Iran's top commander, an Iranian military official said. Iranian officials, still angry about the U.S. killing the former Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, want revenge for the leader's assassination, with the death of every U.S. leader insufficient for achieving justice, a key Iranian military representative said. "Martyr Soleimani was such a great character that if all American leaders are killed, this will still not avenge his assassination," Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Pakpour said. "We should avenge him by following Soleimani's path and through other methods." SATELLITE COMPANIES HELP US GAIN INSIGHT INTO WAR IN UKRAINE Pakpour's remarks came days after Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley and several Republican lawmakers advocated not removing the Revolutionary Guard Corps from its list of terrorist organizations, a sticking point for Iranian negotiations to restore the 2015 nuclear agreement. "In my personal opinion, I believe the IRGC Quds Force to be a terrorist organization, and I do not support them being de-listed from the...
    Victoria Coates served as the Deputy National Security Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa on the National Security Council staff and the Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy in the Donald J. Trump administration  In a bombshell revelation, career State Department diplomats-turned-whistleblowers have allegedly told my former Trump administration colleagues that the new Iran nuclear deal being concluded in Vienna is so dangerous that they need to sound the alarm. As the world is distracted by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and while President Joe Biden condemns Vladimir Putin on the world stage -- the U.S. is in talks with Kremlin negotiators to revive the agreement with the Islamic fundamentalist leaders of Iran. And it is said to be 24 to 48-hours away from being finalized. Former senior State Department official Gabriel Noronha blew the lid off of this earlier this week by publishing details of these alleged concessions on Twitter. As reported, the terms of this new bargain are weaker than the agreement negotiated under President Barack Obama. Biden’s senior envoy for Iran, Rob Malley, is...
    In January, the U.S. Department of State used the quote on its social media platforms to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. [email protected] on injustice: "Here's the truth: Racism exists in America. Xenophobia exists in America. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, it all exists. The work to address injustice wherever it exists remains the work ahead."pic.twitter.com/QTCAQ6hERy — Department of State (@Department of State) 1642453201 The tweet from the U.S. virtual embassy to Iran using the vice president's quote was vehemently denounced by many online. Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "For Vice President Harris to suggest moral equivalence between the Iranian regime's desire to eliminate Israel and a national policy of gender apartheid with American equality under the law is truly dangerous and ungrounded in reality. Americans are better than this." Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich: "Why would VP Kamala Harris tweet this to Iran? What level of hating America does it take for the vice president to attack her own country." Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum Ellie Cohanim: "This is *appalling* coming from a USG account. Why...
    An Iranian Princeton scholar has sparked fury for smirking during an interview where he discussed how a US diplomat's wife was unable to sleep over fears she'd be murdered in revenge for the assassination of an Iranian general.   Hussein Mousavian, 65, gave a smile during a recent interview on Iranian TV while discussing the terror former US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook and his spouse are said to fear in the wake of the January 2020 assassination of Qasem Solemani. Mousavian said: 'I went to America and an American told me that Brian Hook's wife can't sleep, she cries and trembles, she told Brian, 'They'll kill you,' since Hook was a partner in the death of Haj Qassem [Soleimani], that's how much they were trembling,' Mousavian said. He was referring to Iran's vow for revenge after the Trump administration carried out drone strikes that killed Iranian extremist officer Qasem Soleimani two years ago.  Mousavian, the former senior negotiator of Iran's nuclear committee who now works as a Middle East security and nuclear policy specialist at Princeton University. There have...
    Twitter permanently suspended the account of Iran's supreme leader after it posted a video calling for a drone strike on former President Donald Trump. Twitter suspended @khameneisite, which Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei uses to post an assortment of statements and clips. The account posted an animated clip of a drone strike on Jan. 3 that reflected the Middle Eastern state's desire for revenge regarding the assassination of top Iranian official Qasem Soleimani in January 2020. "The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating our ban evasion policy," a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement. SENATOR RELEASES FAUCI RECORDS, CLAIMS THEY SHOW HE 'LIED' Despite this permanent suspension, Khamenei has other accounts for posting his messages in various languages. The video, titled "Revenge is Definite," features a 3D animation of the former president and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo playing golf at what appears to be Mar-a-Lago. A drone operator flies a drone into the proximity of Trump. The operator then hacks Trump's phone and sends him a message, "Soleimani's murderer and the one...
    A video clip threatening the assassination of former President Donald Trump as revenge for the killing of slain Iranian General Qassim Soleimani appeared on the website of Iran’s Supreme Leader. The official website of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei currently features a video clip depicting a detailed targeted assassination of former U.S. President Donald Trump at his Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The roughly one-and-a-half minute clip, titled “Revenge Is Definite,” was published on the “Official Website of the Office for the Preservation and Publication of the Works of the Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei” on Wednesday, and features up-close views of the former president’s Florida residence as he golfs with others. Iranian Animation Posted on Khameneis Website Depicts Targeted Assassination of Donald Trump at Mar-A-Lago: "Revenge Is Definite" #Iran #Trump #khamenei pic.twitter.com/pBYoZrYBgx — MEMRI (@MEMRIReports) January 13, 2022 The clip begins with a small remote-controlled unmanned combat vehicle with a mounted camera sneaking on the premises as an Iranian agent supervises from a distant control room. As the vehicle approaches Trump, it pauses and zooms in on...
    Iranian leadership published an animated video of a drone strike killing former President Donald Trump. The video, published on the website of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Wednesday, illustrates the sort of revenge against Trump that Iranian officials want. Trump had previously ordered the killing of top Iranian official Qasem Soleimani in January 2020 via a drone strike. The video, titled "Revenge is inevitable," begins with a shot of what appears to be a golf course where Trump and an assortment of unnamed individuals are playing. The former president is wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and appears to have former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with him. RUSSIAN DIPLOMAT MAKES THREAT OF WAR EXPLICIT AFTER 'DEAD-END' TALKS https://t.co/CrLpUB1Uvr publishes "one of selected works in Hero Campaign” Named “Revenge Is Definite,” animation shows former U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo & President Trump being targeted by LAW and drone while playing golf at Mar-a-Lago referred to as "Trump's House" pic.twitter.com/zHS3ktGYKZ— Sobhan Hassanvand ???? سبحان حسنوند (@Hassanvand) January 13, 2022 The video pans to...
    Activists opposed to the Iranian regime celebrating the torching of a statue of former Quds leader Qassem Soleimani, who was taken out in a U.S. strike two years ago, with activists claiming it showed their increased ability to fire back at the regime. The Iranian ISNA news agency carried a statement by officials who said the new statue, in Shahrekord, was set on fire "in a brazen act." The statue had reportedly been unveiled just hours earlier, according to the Times of Israel. BAGHDAD RALLY MARKS ANNIVERSARY OF IRANIAN GENERAL'S DEATH; US, ISRAELI FLAGS TRAMPLED Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Forces, was killed by a Jan. 3 U.S. strike in Baghdad, days after Iranian-backed militia supporters stormed the U.S. embassy in Iraq.  The Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) which opposes the regime and has called for a democratic, secular replacement, said the statue’s burning is "a reflection of the Iranian people’s disdain for his direct role in the crackdown on uprisings in Iran, in propping up the murderous Bashar Al-Assad regime in Syria, and in guiding, financing, and...
    Hackers took over the website of Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post on Monday, replacing the site’s front page with an image referencing an Iranian military leader. The hack occurred early Monday, according to The Jerusalem Post, on the two-year anniversary of the Trump administration’s drone strike that killed Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani. Hackers posted an image appearing to show a missile firing from a red ring reminiscent of the ring Soleimani frequently wore, the outlet reported. The image also included an exploding building intended to look like the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center near the city of Dimona, Israel, the target of a recent Iranian military drill, according to the Associated Press. (RELATED: Chinese-Backed Hackers Are Exploiting One Of The ‘Most Pervasive’ Cybersecurity Flaws) The Jerusalem Post tweeted early Monday that it was aware of the hack and considered the image a “direct threat of Israel.” We are aware of the apparent hacking of our website, alongside a direct threat of Israel. We are working to resolve the issue & thank readers for your patience and...
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials worry Iran will not scale back their nuclear program to 2015 Iran Deal levels ahead of another round of negotiations, according to an Axios report. On Monday, the United States, China, and other European powers met with Iranian negotiators in Vienna, Austria, to resume another round of talks regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The Vienna negotiations will be the seventh round of meetings between the countries. According to Axios: Top Biden officials are deeply worried Iran will go too far in its current nuclear development, making it too late to return to the 2015 agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to sources familiar with internal administration discussions. Officials are reportedly concerned because Iranian scientists cannot unlearn any knowledge they gain after developing advanced nuclear technology. The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran Deal, was negotiated by the Obama administration, members of the U.N Security Council, and former Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani. However, according to Axios, the new Iranian leader, Ebrahim Raisi, thinks of Rouhanui as “a weak accommodationist who negotiated a...
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    Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday urged the U.S. to stop “meddling” in the affairs of the Middle East through continued arms sales.  Ahmadinejad, who led Iran for two terms between 2005 and 2013, said in an interview with CNBC Thursday that U.S. arms sales to countries like the United Arab Emirates (UAE) “threatens the security of the region.”  “When tens of billions of dollars of arms is sold to countries within the region annually, this causes major problems,” he said. “The U.S. government should not be seeking to control Iran, or the Middle East.”  The U.S. earlier this year approved a sale of $23 billion in arms to the UAE, while weapons sales to key Iranian rival Saudi Arabia remain under review.  Former President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos MORE first announced the sale to the UAE last year after the country agreed to open diplomatic relations with Israel, though the State Department said in January that...
    The flag of Iran is seen in front of the building of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Headquarters ahead of a press conference by Rafael Grossi, Director General of the IAEA, about the agency's monitoring of Iran's nuclear energy program on May 24, 2021 in Vienna, Austria.Michael Gruber | Getty Images News | Getty Images As Iran prepares to head to the polls on Friday, the country's former president has called out the U.S. for meddling in the Middle East. In a wide ranging interview with CNBC ahead of the vote, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the 2015 nuclear deal caused "more problems than it resolved" and cast doubt on the legitimacy of his country's election. "Any decision that prevents the people from influencing the outcome is against the spirit of the revolution and the constitution," Iran's former President Ahmadinejad told CNBC. The comments come after the former president's candidacy was rejected by Iran's Guardian Council, the vetting body of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The move essentially barred him from running in the 2021 election.   "I made it clear on the...
    More On: joe biden Judge halts Biden’s $4B financial aid program for farmers of color Bidenomics is proving a total disaster that could send America back to stagnant ’70s Why America should help the world get vaxxed My Top 10 media lies: Goodwin ​Rudy Giuliani slammed President Biden for wanting to rejoin the Iranian nuclear accord. “He’s caving into Iran before Iran even wants to make a deal,” the former mayor told John Catsimatidis on his WABC 770 AM radio show in an interview that aired Sunday. “He’s already let a couple of very big Iranian terrorist businesspeople off the hook. He’s already taken sanctions away from Iranian companies that have been dealing in oil,” said Giuliani, who is the one-time personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump. “So, already Iran has gotten [concessions], without giving up anything that they want to get from us. It’s the worst way to negotiate a deal, particularly with a regime of terror,” he said. Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear accord in 2018 and immediately reinstated crippling economic sanctions against...
    The United States said Thursday it had removed sanctions on three former Iranian officials and two companies that previously traded Iranian petrochemicals, a step one U.S. official called routine but that could show U.S. readiness to ease sanctions when justified. Speaking on condition of anonymity, the U.S. official said the moves by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) were unrelated to efforts to revive Iranian and U.S. compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. "Today, OFAC and the Department of State are also lifting sanctions on three former Government of Iran officials, and two companies formerly involved in the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of Iranian petrochemical products," the Treasury said in a statement. It said the delisting reflected "a verified change in behavior or status" of those sanctioned and "demonstrate the U.S. government's commitment to lifting sanctions in the event of [such] a change." A Treasury spokesperson said the three individuals had established "that they are no longer in their positions within entities affiliated with the Government of Iran," adding there was no reason to...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration lifted a handful of Iran-related sanctions Thursday in what the State Department described as a "normal practice" unrelated to the ongoing discussions over the Iran nuclear deal.The Treasury and State Departments lifted sanctions "on three former government of Iran officials, and two companies previously involved in the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of Iranian petrochemical products, as a result of a verified change in status or behavior on the part of the sanctioned parties," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at a briefing Thursday that there was "absolutely no connection" between the delisting and the negotiations in Vienna over fate of the 2015 nuclear deal. "This is a routine, technical practice consistent with sanctions hygiene, with administrative processes that the Department of the Treasury routinely reviews and undertakes as appropriate," Price said, noting that the removal of the sanctions resulted from a petition for delisting. He declined to go into specifics about the "verified change in behavior or status" that resulted in the removal of the...
    (CNN)The list of candidates for the June 18 Iranian presidential election is out, and it's worse than anyone hoping for a moderate leader could have imagined. The top candidate is the chief justice of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, a thorough hard-liner and the favorite of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. David Andelman Khamenei, who oversees the Guardian Council that approves the candidate list, is not leaving this critical election to chance. Last time, the supreme leader's willingness to admit moderates -- at least in Iranian terms -- to the list of candidates led to Raisi's 2017 defeat at the hands of Hassan Rouhani, the two-term incumbent who is not eligible to stand for reelection. Now, there will be no viable moderate candidate on the ballot. Raisi seems to be a shoo-in. What this likely means is a lower turnout as calls to boycott the polls gain ground. There's no need to fix the actual balloting since there doesn't seem to be anyone on the list that most of the electorate really wants to vote for. Still, the leadership will go through...
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, president of Iran from 2005 to 2013, registered on Wednesday to run once again in the June 18 presidential election. Ahmadinejad’s last comeback attempt in 2017 was scuttled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, but this time Khamenei appears content to let him run. The extremist hardliner’s candidacy is not welcome news for an unstable Middle East roiled by violence from Iran’s client insurgencies and terrorist proxies. Iran’s current president Hassan Rouhani is barred from running again by term limits, so the presidential race is wide open – or at least as “open” as a system where most of the candidates are pre-emptively disqualified by the theocracy will allow. Ahmadinejad is an erratic anti-Western hardliner with a disturbing terrorist past, a thirst for nuclear weapons, and a penchant for Holocaust denial. He styles himself as a populist critic of Rouhani’s allegedly more moderate administration. On Wednesday, he arrived at the Interior Ministry’s candidate registration desk flanked by a crowd of boisterous supporters, waving his hands in a “V for victory” gesture and claiming to represent a huge...
    The recent revelations surrounding John Kerry’s covert dialogues with the Iranians during the Trump administration, if true, are troubling.    The Obama administration joined the disastrous Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), of which Kerry was an architect, against the wishes of the American people and without the ratification of the Senate. The Trump administration rightly left that flawed deal, ceased sending the money to Iran, which had directly helped fuel its murder and mayhem throughout the region, and introduced crippling sanctions that wiped out 96% of Iran’s foreign reserves in just two years.   Our Maximum Pressure Campaign worked – less money fueling Iran’s proxies, less violence and terror, and more problems for the Iranian regime without war.    DAVID BOSSIE: BIDEN'S SPEECH – TOP TAKEAWAYS FROM PRESIDENT'S '100 DAYS' ADDRESS TO CONGRESS Iran must never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon because it is a danger to Israel, the Middle East, the United States and the rest of the world. The flawed JCPOA put them on that path and our Maximum Pressure Campaign took them off it.  More from Opinion Rep. Chris Stewart: Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal...