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Wednesday's Iran Mini Report - September 19, 2018

Wednesday's Iran Mini Report - September 19, 2018

• Cybersecurity Firm: More Iran Hacks as US Sanctions Loom

An Iranian regime-aligned group of hackers launched a major campaign targeting Mideast energy firms and others ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran, a cybersecurity firm said Tuesday, warning further attacks remain possible as America re-imposes more sanctions in November.

European Airlines Cancel Flights to Iran

European Airlines Cancel Flights to Iran

By Staff Writer

In just three weeks time, British Airways, Air France, and Dutch airline KLM will all be cancelling their flight routes to Tehran, joining several other global airlines, including the UAE's Etihad Airways, Kazakh carrier Air Astana, and Thai Airways, who scrapped their Iran service due to a "poor financial outlook" amid increased tensions between the US and Iran.

Pompeo: Many Countries Are Leaving Iran to Avoid Sanctions

Pompeo: Many Countries Are Leaving Iran to Avoid Sanctions

By Staff Writer

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted on September 16 that "many countries are taking actions to leave Iran" to avoid the "different set of rules" that would apply to "anyone who wants to engage in economic activity with the regime in Iran” following the second round of US sanctions against Iran on November 4.

Iran Regime Continues Executions

Iran Regime Continues Executions

By Staff Writer

The Iranian regime is known for its suppression of the people of Iran and its blatant disregard of human rights.

International human rights organisations have called on the regime to stop its inhumane treatment of prisoners, its medieval forms of punishment, its repression, its censorship, and so on.

U.S. Warns Upcoming Iran Sanctions Will Be Hard-Hitting

U.S. Warns Upcoming Iran Sanctions Will Be Hard-Hitting

By Amir Taghati

On November4th, the United States’ sanctions on Iran will become fully operational. The Trump administration has warned that there will be major implications for countries dealing with Iran (unless concessions or waivers have been put in place) after this deadline.

Protests in Iran Continue to Grow

Iran could be toppled by the ongoing protests in the country

By Staff Writer

The ongoing Iranian uprising was sparked after the Middle Eastern country’s economy began to spiral last year. Activists began their anti-regime protests in December 2017, as the Iranian people were pushed to the breaking point by rising prices, a falling rial, and a draft budget that cut subsidiaries for the poor and increased spending on the military.

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