"Whenever the intelligence agents want to pressure political prisoners, they use criminal inmates for the purpose, leaving no tracks of their involvement," dissident Alireza Golipour told Radio Farda
Why would the IRGC, which is already designated a terrorist organization, launch a brazen attack when a British warship was nearby.
The floods illustrate the failure of Iran’s civilian authorities to handle natural disasters and the competition between military, local government and the IRGC.
The Iranian regime is using the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution to boast about its accomplishments in seeking to dominate the Middle East and threaten Israel and the United States.
The 1980 report suggests there was a budding relationship between Tehran and Yasser Arafat's ruling Fatah party in the Islamic Republic's early days.
Chagai Tzuriel said the protests show “that at least part of the public in Iran is willing to take to the streets despite the fear from the from the regime’s oppressive apparatuses.”
History teaches repeatedly that these ideas can be suppressed, sometimes for long periods, but they cannot be eliminated.
Turnout for the annual Iranian street rallies commemorating the embassy takeover appeared higher than in recent years.