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London, 21 Feb - Senator Lindsey Graham revealed plans for new economic sanctions on Iran, it was announced on Sunday by Reuters.

Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, first mentioned increased measures during the 2017 Munich Security Conference.

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London, 20 Feb - Amid heightened political tensions between the United States and Iran, there is huge unrest in Khuzestan – Iran’s main oil field province.

The Iranian oil supplies are essential to the survival of the clerical regime running the country. Depriving it of the oil supplies spells the end of the regime.

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London, 16 Feb - Politicians in Iran demand the resignation of the Minister of Energy, Hamid Chitchian, after the critical Khuzestan situation reveals governmental neglect.

A number of power stations in the Khuzestan province failed due to heavy dust and almost 100% humidity, resulting in water and electricity being cut off in most major cities there.

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London, 20 Feb - Vice President Mike Pence said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday February 18th that the United States will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon that could be used against the US or Israel.

He said: “Under President [Donald] Trump, the US will remain fully committed to ensuring that Iran never obtains a nuclear weapon capable of threatening our country [or] our allies in the region, especially Israel.”

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London, 15 Feb - European governments are protesting the treatment of a Swedish scientist by the Iranian Regime.

Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, a physician who specialises in disaster medicine, was arrested without a warrant, last year in Iran, and faces the death penalty.

Dr. Djalali, who has taught at universities in Belgium, Italy and Sweden, had arrived in Iran last April for a conference and was arrested by the Regime for “collaboration with enemy states”.

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London, 18 Feb - Repeated periods of asphyxiating dust storms, lately accompanied by crippling power and water supply cuts, have aggravated public protests in the city of Ahvaz, southwestern province of Khuzestan, over past week.

Holding up placards saying "don't kill Khuzestan", "Ahvaz in blackout", "Karun River is dead" and asking for their right to breathe in a clean air along with people wearing masks, the crowd of dissenters demonstrated their opposition towards the city current situation.

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London, 15 Feb - The Iranian Regime’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, recently made a brazen statement about not ‘fearing’ the new US President, but they should be scared.

Turki Aldakhil, the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel, wrote an op-ed for Al Arabiya regarding Khamenei’s comments and how meaningless they are.

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London, 18 Feb - The European Parliament group - Friends of a Free Iran (FOFI) – held a conference on the occasion of the anniversary of the 1979 revolution in Iran. The conference took place on 15th February in Strasbourg and was chaired by MEP Gérard Deprez.

The guest speaker at the event was Mohammad Mohaddessin – renowned writer about Islamic fundamentalism and Iran and the chairman of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI) Foreign Affairs Committee. Mr Mohaddessin was also a political prisoner under the shah’s dictatorship.

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London, 15 Feb - The Iranian Regime murdered tens of thousands of political dissidents within a ten-year period from their bloody takeover in 1979, including at least 30,000 during the summer of 1988, according to a source close to the Regime.

This was already made public by the Iranian Resistance but has now received confirmation.

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London, 17 Feb - Experts have been claiming that the Iran nuclear deal could fall apart. This is no surprise because Donald Trump, before he got elected, had a lot to say about the deal – none of it positive. He even mentioned that he would completely scrap the deal.

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London, 14 Feb - Secretary of Iran's Supreme Council for Planning and Architecture, Pirouz Hanachi, says, “There are 256 towers in Tehran that the City Hall does not have any information about them and if for whatever reason, an incident like the Plasco incident happens in one of them, it will become a disaster in Tehran."

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London, 17 Feb - New information about the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its training of new recruits was revealed by the National Council of Resistance (NCRI) earlier this week. The US representative office of the NCRI said in a press conference that the new recruits were being trained by the IRGC so they could work abroad.

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London, 14 Feb - Last week, the White House issued an unanticipated statement on Iran which was followed by increased sanctions against the Gulf country.

This was Trump’s red line on Iran.

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London, 13 Feb - A recent piece in The Economist stated that Trump’s divisive rhetoric is helping the Iranian Regime, by showing the true face of America.

It alleges that his language drives moderates into the ranks of hardliners and will put more distance between Iran and America.

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London, 16 Feb - Senior officials of the Iranian regime have warned the US against revealing details about deals that were made alongside the nuclear deal.

The deals were negotiated with the Obama administration and have not yet been disclosed to the public.

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London, 13 Feb - The White House recently put Iran “on notice” and increased sanctions against the mullahs Regime, and a member of the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC-US) thinks that this could improve human rights in the Gulf country.

Amir H. Heidarian, president of the Iranian American Community of Wisconsin, wrote an op-ed for the Journal Sentinel, in which he noted that this hard-line approach to the mullahs, would likely be beneficial for the ordinary Iranians.

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