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Secret talks between Iran and the United States in Oman were making good progress, but have now been jeopardised by the sudden death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister.

In a May 21 interview that appeared on the Islamic of Iran News Network (IRINN), Gholam Hossein Esmaili, chief of staff of the late Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, described the final moments as he recalled them before the helicopter the leaders were in crashed. And according to his account, there was no fog as the Western media claimed.

by Tyler Durden
Friday, May 24, 2024 - 09:00 PM

A preliminary report produced by Iran's military has found no evidence of criminal activity or foreign interference in last Sunday's helicopter crash that ki

How does this end? With Hamas holding firm and fighting back in Gaza, Israel faces only bad options

 

The Israeli military said Thursday that its troops continued operating in Gaza’s southern city of Rafah, in central Gaza and in Jabaliya.

By  JOSEPH KRAUSS

Updated 7:10 AM CDT, May 23, 2024 

 

Israeli forces kill dozens of Palestinians in strikes across Gaza Strip

The attacks come as Israeli ground forces push farther into the overcrowded southern city of Rafah.

Palestinians sit by the rubble of a family house that was hit overnight in an Israeli bombardment in the Tal as-Sultan neighbourhood of Rafah in southern Gaza [AFP]

James W. Carden 

Last Sunday, a helicopter carrying Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and six others crashed in the mountains of Iran’s East Azerbaijan province. 

Rumors of alleged sabotage echo from Russia. In just two days, in fact, the Sputnik International website, which is financed directly by the Moscow government and therefore represents a privileged mirror on the thoughts and visions of the Kremlin, has published three articles in which the hypothesis of the fatal accident due to bad weather conditions is strongly questioned.

Iran has put on display 162 Achaemenid-era clay tablets that were repatriated from the US last year following a judicial saga.

The tablets, inscribed in Elamite and Aramaic languages, were showcased during a ceremony at the National Museum of Iran on Saturday, on the occasion of International Museum Day.