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Heshmat Alavi

Mr. Alavi is an Iranian activist focusing on human rights, social crackdown, the regime's support for terrorism, and its nuclear program.

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On Sunday, February 18th, Flight No. 3704 of Aseman Airlines, Iran's 3rd airline company with a fleet of 29 planes, left Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport at 8:03 am local time, heading for Yasuj. The plane, with 66 aboard, including six crew, never reached its destination, crashing into a mountainous region near the town of Semirom, close to Isfahan, south-central Iran.
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Following continuing reports of unrest in Iran, a recent opinion poll claims only 4.9 percent of the Iranian people seek regime change. Interesting is the fact that figures accused of having close relations with Tehran and Iran's state-run media launched an orchestrated campaign to publicize this so-called survey.

On the very sensitive subject of how Iran plans to confront ongoing protests, described by some as an uprising, all the while attempting to resolve the very issues engulfing the ruling regime, there are critical concerns raising from various voices within.
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As the world continues to debate the recent Iranian outburst of protests, its "lack of leadership" as they claim, and the road ahead, there is no doubt in the minds of senior Iranian regime officials over who led, and continues to lead, this latest uprising that continues to rattle the very pillars
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Following the recent statement issued by U.S. President Donald Trump on the future of the Iran nuclear deal, technically dubbed as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the four conditions he raised on America's continued cooperation with this already controversial pact, Tehran's conce
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Iran is at a turning point. All parties are before a major decision. Anything short of supporting the Iranian people’s legitimate demand for regime change would be tantamount to betraying a nation suffering for nearly forty years under a brutal and repressive regime willing to resort to all measures
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What is the objective behind the recent surge of ballistic missile attacks staged by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militias against Saudi Arabia?
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Recent developments in Yemen and the killing of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has highlighted what Iran has sought long to cloak. Tehran’s campaign in Saudi Arabia’s backyard has stumbled upon major political and military setbacks, providing the opportunity for Washington to correct a policy i
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