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  • Khamenei Distances Himself from the JCPOA May 24, 2019In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi discusses Ayatollah Khamenei’s attempts to scapegoat blame for the JCPOA, the arrests of several prominent journalists, President Rouhani’s remarks that he needs more authority, and more.
  • Congress Begins Efforts to Restrict Trump’s War Push May 23, 2019Congress took its first formal steps on Wednesday to eliminate a post-9/11 war authorization that some fear the Trump Administration will utilize as justification for attacking Iran. Separately, a measure to bar any funding for war with Iran was watered down after unified opposition from Republicans and an intervention by ...
  • NIAC Statement on Trump’s Tweet Threat to “End” Iran May 19, 2019President Trump’s saber-rattling about Iran has reached a dangerous new low with his threat to “end” Iran—a country of 83 million men, women, and children
  • Iranian Officials Discount Possibility of War May 17, 2019In this week’s Iran Unfiltered, Sina Toossi discusses demonstrations at Tehran University against compulsory hijab, Iranian officials ruling out war with the U.S., Iran starting to halt full compliance with the nuclear deal, and more.
  • Student Stage Anti-mandatory Hijab Protest at Tehran University May 16, 2019On May 13th, students at Tehran University staged a demonstration against “hijab and chastity plans.” In a statement, the students said they were protesting “the presence and deployment of ‘women’s protection forces’ that have joined previous university guards.” They said these new security forces amounted to a “clear offense to ...

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