The measures have made it hard for the regime to crack down on the people. The post Sanctions Are Freeing Iran appeared first on The Dispatch.
A flag bearing the "Hussain" name was hoisted at the inauguration of the Imam Reza Stadium in 2017. It is unrelated to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Viral social media posts claim that the government of Iran has sentenced 15,000 protesters to death. The Iranian government has officially confirmed only one execution related to the recent protests in Iran. Human rights activists estima
The collapse of the theocracy could change American attitudes about promoting democracy.The post Iran, America, and the Democratic Impulse appeared first on The Dispatch.
Iranian parliamentarians have called for “harsh punishments” which could include the death penalty, but we can find no evidence for viral claims that 15,000 people have already been sentenced to death
How will the administration respond to the murder of an American citizen?The post Iran-Backed Militias in Baghdad Present a Test for Biden appeared first on The Dispatch.
Did Iran sentence 15,000 protesters to death as of November 16, 2022? No, that's not true: While those participating in the uprising face serious risks to their well-being and in some cases their lives, the figure of 15,000 refers to the
“Iran sentences 15,000 protesters to death.”
Only one death penalty linked to the protests has been issued. The Iranian parliament did vote in favor of death penalty for serious crimes recently.
Does a video show an "Iranian whistleblower" revealing how they hacked a federal voter registration database during the U.S. 2020 election and created fraudulent overseas ballots? No, that's not true: The footage -- shown at an election i
Protests calling for regime change persist, but would-be revolutionaries face a long and perilous road ahead: A Dispatch Explainer.The post Are We Witnessing Another Iranian Revolution? appeared first on The Dispatch.
Deeper ties create risks for the West on battlefields far beyond Ukraine. The post The Russia-Iran Axis appeared first on The Dispatch.
Right now, there is countrywide, ongoing unrest in Iran, spurred by the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while she was in the custody of the “morality police,” a security force […] The post Iran’s media blackout sets the stage for state vio
Although reports showed train stations were packed with aspirants traveling to exam centers, this particular video is from 2018.
Is this a recent photo from Kyiv, Ukraine, of a man shooting at Iranian drones from his balcony window? No, that's not true: This photo is from a Twitter account that acknowledges this tweet is an old picture and a meme. The claim appea
Do aluminum-based antiperspirants cause or exacerbate breast cancers? No, that's not true: No connection has been established between these types of antiperspirants and breast cancer. According to the Cleveland Clinic, "No scientific evid
Acts of defiance, big and small, have continued uninterrupted across multiple generations, writes this professor.
The video shared on Twitter shows a demonstration in Amsterdam, not in Iran. The demonstration was in solidarity with the protests in Iran.
On October 2 2022, the Facebook page “Feminist News” shared a photograph labeled “Iranian women in the 60s”: No context or source for the image was provided, and it was more accurate to say that it pictured an individual woman
The scene is from an Azerbaijan television series titled "Ata Ocağı" and has been available online since at least January 2018.
The miscaptioned clip — which is actually from a television show — surfaced on social media as widespread protests grew across Iran over hijab laws.
Father danced for his daughter at her grave after she was killed during recent protests in Iran.
A scholar of Iranian politics explains how Iranians have organized resistance movements for the past several decades while risking arrest and public flogging.
Video of Iran's pensioners' demonstration in June 2022 has been falsely attributed to the ongoing anti-hijab protests in Iran.
Pakistani farmers destroyed imported tomatoes over concerns they would lower the price of local produce. There was no sectarian angle involved.
Protesters in more than a dozen cities — venting anger over social repression and the country’s mounting crises — continue to encounter security and paramilitary forces.
A video of a Saudi Arabian man attempting to pour petrol on the Kaaba in Mecca in February 2017 was shared with a communal spin.
Shahram Poursafi, identified by U.S. officials as a member of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, is currently wanted by the FBI on charges related to the murder-for-hire plot.
A popular tweet from June 2022 captioned the picture with, "Woman cutting her birthday cake in Iran 1973, 5 years before the Islamic Revolution."
Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard seized two Greek oil tankers in helicopter-launched raids in the Persian Gulf.
GOP lawmakers are claiming Biden will give U.S. taxpayer funds to Iran, but this was always Iran’s money.
Does this video show the Iranian military firing at a UFO? No, that's not true: This video footage came from a night time machine gun shoot at the Big Sandy Range in Arizona. The glowing flying object is not from outer space but a remote
A widely shared Facebook post makes a number of false or unevidenced claims about the link between breast cancer and the use of antiperspirant deodorant. Cancer Research UK told Full Fact that there was “no convincing evidence” to sup
This is a falsehood that won't die -- and it's especially dismaying the former top U.S. diplomat repeats it on television.
Was a Florida court told that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota was recruited by Qatar, received money from that country, and passed "sensitive intel" to Iran through intermediates? Yes, but the statements were made in a deposition during a la
While there was no immediate acknowledgement of the seizures from American authorities, they come amid the wider heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran over Tehran's now-tattered nuclear deal with world powers.
Top diplomats said Sunday further progress had been made at talks between Iran and global powers to try to restore a landmark 2015 agreement to contain Iranian nuclear development that was abandoned by the Trump administration.
The Kharg was the largest warship in the Iranian navy.
Iran's hard-line parliament speaker said Sunday a temporary deal between Tehran and international inspectors to preserve surveillance images taken at nuclear sites had ended, escalating tensions amid diplomatic efforts to save the Islamic Republic's at