Remarkably, some criticism is coming from some within the government’s hard-line power base.
Farnaz FassihiOur story: IRGC top commander appeal for forgiveness on Sunday as security forces fired on protesters. Dissent grows within the government’s conservative base. w/ @ddkny
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s lawmakers unanimously voted for a motion to designate the US Army and the Pentagon as terrorist organizations in response to a recent move by Washington to assassinate Iran’s revered commander, Lt. General Qassem Soleimani.
Farnaz FassihiBREAKING: #Iran parliament passes motion designating US military a terrorist organization.
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Farnaz FassihiTo grasp the depth of #Iran's influence in Iraq & Gen. Soleimani's role read our investigative project #IranCables. Ever more relevant now.
700 pages of leaked Iranian intelligence reports
Iraqi leaders say the United States violated Iraqi sovereignty with attacks that killed 24 people in retaliation for the death of an American contractor.
Farnaz FassihiUS policy in Iraq:
2003 lost the Sunnis (invasion & debaathification)
2019 lost the Kurds (Erdogan invading N. Syria)
2019 lost the Shiites (Airstrikes on Hashed Shaabi)
Any allies left?
Forty years after the Iranian revolution of 1979, the people of Iran are still struggling for their rights.
Farnaz FassihiTwo striking facts here:
1. A foreign reporter freely roamed Iran for months photographing the revolution.
2. People were allowed & able to gather in protests, spontaneously & planned.
None of the above are possible today. #IranProtests
The details of millions of Iranian bank cards were published online after antigovernment protests last month. Experts suspect a state-sponsored cyberattack.
Farnaz FassihiOur story: As #Iran battled unrest, another blow struck: hackers published bank account information of 15 million Iranians. Largest ever financial breach in Iran. w/ @ronenbergman