The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Wednesday, July 28, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities exceeds 340,300.
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Riaisi’s Government-run Newspaper Tries to Besmirch Ukrainian President
The government-run newspaper “Iran” wrote today: “News about Volodymyr Zelinski is being circulated in the media that he is not in Kyiv and has fled to the Polish capital, Warsaw, and taken refuge in the US embassy.”
Comparing the Ukrainian president with the slain IRGC-Quds Force commander, the state-run daily added: “Zelensky wanted to be known as “the man on the field” and was promoted by the Western media, while he was being symbolized as the hero of the Ukrainians. But as the crisis in Ukraine drags on, more and more realities are emerging about him.”
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Iran Plotting Assassination of John Bolton, Others, Even While Biden Negotiates Nuclear Deal
EXCLUSIVE — At least two Iranians belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards’ covert-action Quds Force have been plotting to assassinate former national security adviser John Bolton, according to a Justice Department official with direct knowledge of the investigation.
The source tells the Washington Examiner that the department possesses indictable evidence against the Iranians but that Biden administration officials are resisting publicly indicting the men for fear that it could derail their drive for a nuclear deal with Iran, currently nearing completion in negotiations in Vienna, Austria. Biden’s hope is to resume the 2015 JCPOA Iran nuclear accord. Former President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the accord, and Iran suspended its compliance.
Kayhan Newspaper Demands Maximum Concessions from the West
On March 6, the Kayhan newspaper whose political editorial guidelines are dictated by the Iranian regime Supreme Leader’s office expressed Tehran’s mindset about the current state of the nuclear talks.
“In the last 20 years, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel have waged more than 10 devastating wars to devour the region and we stood up and squandered their $7,000 billion of treasure,” the daily wrote. “For this reason, the JCPOA did not fulfill their dreams and they called for JCPOA 2.0 and 3.0 to curb our military and missile power as well as the irreplaceable influence in the region.”
Claiming victory in the nuclear talks and referring to the US withdrawal from the 2015 agreement, Kayhan added: “But now, their dreams have turned into nightmares and they have also been defeated and retaliated against for their deception in the JCPOA. Iran has expanded its nuclear program, deployed missiles and drones, and, despite crippling sanctions and maximum pressure, has increased its oil sales to over 1.2 million barrels.”
Trying to exploit the Russian invasion, Kayhan expressed the regime’s appetite for influencing the global oil market and wrote: “Now that the sanctions are being vanquished and our resistance is bearing fruit, we should not be satisfied with anything less than lifting all sanctions (that means a guaranteed and solid profit for Iran in the banking, finance, oil, and investment systems), and we shouldn’t be coping with returning to the previous vicious cycle.”