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As US Plans Summit on Iran, European and Middle Eastern Nations Choose Sides

By Edward Carney

On Friday, two days after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech in Egypt aimed at shoring up opposition to Iranian influence in the region, the State Department announced that Pompeo would also be leading a global summit in Poland next month, with an emphasis on the Middle East and more specifically on Iran. Reuters quoted Pompeo as saying the meeting would “bring together dozens of countries from all around the world,” though he did not specify which nations, if any, had already agreed to attend.

Iran regime’s influence over some Western press,

By INU Staff

INU- In what the German Journalists’ Union DJU called “the biggest fraud scandal in journalism since the Hitler diaries”, the prestigious Der Spiegel magazine came under scrutiny by advocates of the free press after the deceit of its editor, Claas Relotius, was revealed.

Iranian MP Calls for Shift Away From Regional Interventionism

By Mahmoud Hakamian

One member of the Iranian Regime’s parliament called for a major shift in foreign policy in an unprecedented speech on Sunday, saying that the current foreign policy has “a lot of unneeded costs”, which can “leave [the Regime] paralyzed on the streets of Tehran”.

We Must Tackle Iran Regime’s Fake News

By INU Staff

INU - When we think of Iran’s meddling in the Middle East, we might rightly think of their sponsorship of terrorist groups or their prolonging o the Syrian Civil War, but we rarely think of their propaganda machine, which works non-stop to pump out fake news promoting the Regime’s agenda.

Indeed, the Iranian Regime funds and supports dozens of Arab media outlets, including social media, that are managed by their allies in order to praise the Regime’s victories. And Iran can never stop being perceived as victorious; after all, they do promote themselves as the hand of God on Earth.

Iranian Migrants on UK Shore Are Fleeing Despotic Regime

By INU Staff

INU - The British government and the press have declared the dozens of migrants arriving by dinghy on the Kent shoreline in recent weeks to be a “crisis”, but surely the real crisis is what drove them to leave their home nations and attempt to cross the English Channel.

Iran’s Foreign Policy Ambitions May Prompt Greater Alignment Among Its Adversaries

In a report published on Wednesday, Daily News Egypt called attention to the arguably transformative impact that Iran’s expanding regional influence has had on relations between Arab Muslim nations and the Jewish state of Israel. Emerging amidst stepped-up Israeli efforts to counter the Islamic Republic, as by destroying an Iranian weapons depot in Syria on December 25, the report quoted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as saying that Arab leaders view his government as an “indispensable ally” in the fight against Iran-backed militant groups.

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