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Nov 27, 2023 - TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s navy on Monday added a destroyer capable of launching cruise missiles to its Caspian Sea fleet, state media reported.
The 1,400-ton Deilaman destroyer, named for a town in north of Iran, is 95 meters (312 feet) long and 11 meters (36 feet) wide and is able to launch torpedoes while traveling at 30 knots (56 kph, 35 mph), the state-owned IRNA news agency said.
Deilaman can detect more than 100 targets, including vessels, drones, helicopters, submarines and aircraft, simultaneously, the report said.
Dr. Abbas Milani
Dr. Abbas Milani is a leading Iranian scholar at Stanford University. This conversation took place via Zoom on Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Nov 26, 2023 - On Nov. 21, the Department of Defense confirmed a fourth round of retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed proxy militias, which had attacked the U.S. 66 times during the preceding month, injuring 62 U.S military personnel.
Considering the pattern of the conflict and the previous three attacks, this will not deter Tehran.
The first round of strikes happened on Oct. 26, after Iran-backed attacks caused 21 injuries, and one contractor died from a heart attack during a false alarm for an air attack in Iraq.
Nov 25, 2023 - Iran has executed a 17-year-old convicted of murder, two rights groups said on Saturday, expressing outrage that the Islamic republic continues to hang people for crimes committed as minors.
Hamidreza Azari was executed on Friday in prison in the eastern town of Sabzevar in Razavi Khorasan province, the Norway-based Hengaw and Iran Human Rights (IHR) groups said in separate statements.
Persian-language satellite TV channel Iran International also reported the execution, saying Azari was the only child in his family and despite his age had already a few years ago started working as a scrap worker.
Nov 24, 2023 - Russia has declined to comment on US claims that Iran could supply it with ballistic missiles. Ukraine said it shot down a “rare” Iran-built drone amid a barrage of attacks overnight.
The Ukrainian Air Force said on Wednesday that it had downed more than a dozen attack drones and a cruise missile. The overnight assault followed a report by authorities in the southern region of Odesa that a rare Iranian-designed attack and reconnaissance drone had been destroyed.
The air force said the overnight barrage was launched from southeast Russia and that a combination of air defence units in several central regions had “destroyed all 14 enemy Shahed-131/136 drones”.
Nov 23, 2023 - Iran secretly executed a man on Thursday after convicting him of killing a member of the security forces during mass protests that swept the country last year, rights groups said.
It was the eight execution Iran has carried out in a case related to the protests which erupted in September 2022 following the death in custody of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian Kurd who had been arrested for allegedly violating Iran's strict dress rules for women.
Milad Zohrevand was executed at dawn in a prison in the western city of Hamadan, the Norway-based Hengaw organisation said.
Leak reveals Iran influence agents reached U.S. Government
U.S. government officials are calling for an investigation into an Iranian backed influence operation that resulted in hundreds of leaked Iranian foreign minister emails dating back decades. Head of digital, Iran International Bozorgmehr Sharadfedin joins to break down the latest.
Nov 22, 2023 - This year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate cannot attend the award ceremony in Oslo on Dec. 10. Narges Mohammadi sits in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, where she is serving her third prison sentence for defending human rights. A mathematician and physicist who loves singing and mountaineering, she told me she would have had a very different life in any other country. But the political situation in Iran gave her no choice, and she has devoted her whole life to the struggle for freedom and equality in her country.
Mohammadi has endured beatings and mistreatment in prison and is suffering from ill health, including the effects of a recent hunger strike. She is barred from speaking to her children or even receiving a photo of them.
Every Iranian woman is a threat,” says Shirin Neshat, “just by being a woman.” The artist is wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Woman, Life, Freedom”
– the slogan of the protest movement that erupted a year ago in Iran, following the death in custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who allegedly flouted her country’s strict dress code.
Since 1981, veiling in public has been mandatory for every Iranian female over the age of nine, a law enforced by the “morality” police. Neshat, speaking via Zoom, turns the lens to show me the large, airy warehouse she works in. The artist, now 66, has lived in Brooklyn since the 1990s – longer than she lived in Iran.
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Historically, poetry was Iran’s most prominent cultural export. Since the Iranian revolution of 1979, however, movies have carried the country’s artistic banner through the threat of censorship and the regime’s crackdown on filmmakers.
Iranian movies are unlike anything Hollywood produces: Many break the fourth wall in their attempts to shed light on the injustices of modern Iranian society because, in a country where you can expect to be arrested multiple times during your film’s production, movies are not simply artistic expression but rather an agent in a filmmaker’s life. Yet despite this (or rather because of it), many Iranian movies are difficult to view in the West.
فروغ فرخزاد به عقیده خیلیها به عنوان زنی تنها در آستانهی فصلی سرد، سالها از زمان خودش جلوتر بود.کسی که ایمان آورده بود به آغاز فصلی سرد ولی باز هم عقیده داشت بالاخره به آفتاب سلامی دوباره خواهیم کرد. فروغ را باید در شعرهایش دید وقتی برای نخستین بار یادمان آورد که “پرواز را به خاطر بسپار، پرنده مردنیست” و چه کسی است که نداند نجات دهنده در گور خفته است؟! فروغ فرخزاد زنترین زن شاعر تمام دورانهاست! او همواره به دنبال شکستن تابوها، زیر ذرهبین انتقاد و قضاوت بیرحمانهی مردمان نامهربان روزگار خویش بود. فروغ را بخوانید تا روح زنانهی زندگی را لمس کنید تا بفهمید چه ظلمها که در این منطقهی جغرافیایی بر تن زنانگی نرفته است. فروغ شاید بارزترین نماد انقلاب زنانهای باشد که سالهاست در قلب تمام زنان خاورمیانهی غمگین شروع شده است. باشد که این خانه دیگر سیاه نباشد و باشد که آنکس که ما را میبوسد دیگر در ذهن خود طناب دار ما را نبافد چرا که گیسوان ما بوی عدالت، آزادی و آزادگی میدهند. انقلاب زن، زندگی، آزادی و ۸ دیماه زادروز تولد فروغ فرخزاد مبارک!❤️🕊️🌹
انقلاب زن، زندگی، آزادی و ۸ دیماه زادروز تولد فروغ فرخزاد مبارک!❤️🕊️🌹
May 9, 2023 - Sanaz Toossi had just cleared security at the San Francisco airport when her cellphone rang at midday Monday. It was her agent, telling the 31-year-old playwright she had won the Pulitzer Prize in drama for “English,” her first produced play.
Toossi, who had written the play as a graduate school thesis project at New York University, was in disbelief. “I asked, ‘Are you sure?’ And when she said, ‘Yes,’ I said, ‘Could you please just double-check?’”
The prize was real, and as Toossi boarded the plane home to Los Angeles, her phone began buzzing with congratulatory messages not only from around the United States, but also from Iran, where her parents were born and where the play is set.
Golden State Ballet principal dancer Tara Ghassemieh is used to taking command of the stage. From the Sugar Plum Fairy to the Black Swan, she’s tackled her share of lead and featured roles. But recently, she stepped into a new role: pacifist-activist.
Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar visits her homeland every year to mark the day that her parents were murdered in 1998.
She opens her family home in Tehran to dissidents and catches up on the latest developments.
Now back in her studio in Germany, she reveals her latest works and tells RFE/RL how her most recent trip to Iran revealed a society going through profound change that the regime was increasingly unable to control.
April 8, 2023 - It was incredibly risky to film or photograph the anti-government protests that swept Iran after the September death of Mahsa Amini. In the privacy of their homes and studios, however, some Iranian artists began to take inspiration from the scenes on the streets. Their work reflects the hope, turmoil and tragedy of the popular uprising and the violent crackdown that followed.
After months of rising repression, the demonstrations have died down in recent weeks. But the protest movement, and its slogan of “Women, life, freedom,” has changed the country after more than four decades of authoritarian clerical rule, prompting young Iranians to dream of a different future for their country — and to render it on canvas.
Nazy Nazhand was born in Tehran in the 1980s in the wake of the Iranian Revolution. But she remembers the curfews, alarms, bombs and missiles of the Iran-Iraq war. She remembers feeling skeptical that taking cover in parts of the home she shared with her parents and her siblings would keep her safe. In 1985 her family arrived in Athens as refugees. In 1987 they immigrated to Alexandria, Virginia.
“It seems like somebody else’s past, to be honest,” she said, speaking in a Zoom interview from New York City, where she has lived for almost two decades. “But all the trauma comes back.”
The exiled Iranian is one of the world's most important artists, whose works also cover women's rights in Iran. She speaks about her new film "Land of Dreams" and the situation in Iran.
Shirin Neshat is an award-winning Iranian visual artist, whose works as a photographer and filmmaker have focused on women, identity, politics and Iran.
She's been living in exile in the United States since 1979. Her latest film, "Land of Dreams," will be released in German theaters on November 3. It is a fictional story about an Iranian woman balancing her Iranian past and the American culture she was raised in.
"Woman, Life, Freedom"
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In May 2023, Dr. Naderi experienced a life-altering event that resulted in paralysis from the neck down. He sustained a fall in conjunction with a cardiac episode. As a consequence, he suffered an extensive neck injury that involved damage to the spinal cord. The ensuing paralysis required surgical intervention, and some level of recovery was anticipated within a four to five month period. However, his twitter and Instagram accounts announced his unfortunate passing due to this incident on June 9, 2023.
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گزارشی درباره نایاک؛ صدای ایران یا لابی جمهوری اسلامی در آمریکا؟
بدینوسلیه اعلام میکنیم وب سایت ایران تایمز یک رسانۀ اینترنتی مستقل با هدف پخش و بازپخش صدای آزادی خواهانۀ مردم ایران می باشد و به هیچ حزب و سازمان سیاسی وابسته نمی باشد
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