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{p}Press TV (stylised PRESSTV) is a 24-hour English language news and documentary network, affiliated with Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB).{/p}{p}IRIB is state-owned but independent of the Iranian government in its management, and is the only legal TV and radio broadcaster inside Iran. IRIB's head is appointed directly by the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and is considered to be close to the country's conservative political faction.{/p}{p}Press TV is headquartered in Tehran, and has offices and bureaus around the world, including London, Beirut, Damascus, Kabul, and the Gaza Strip. It bills itself as a third alternative to what it considers to be biased Western media and to Sunni media attached to radical Islamic terror groups; critics consider it a shill for the Iranian regime.{/p}{p}Press TV is the first Iranian international news network. Their global Tehran-based headquarters is staffed with outstanding Iranian and foreign media professionals. Press TV is extensively networked with bureaus located in the world's most strategic cities. They feature often neglected voices and perspectives from around the world with aim to build bridges of cultural understanding, encouraging cooperation and unity between human beings of different nationalities, and races. They bring to light untold and overlooked stories of individuals who have experienced the vitality and versatility of political and cultural divides firsthand.{/p} {p}PressTV Official Web Site{/p}{p}*All posts on behalf of PressTV are made by Jim W. Dean{/p}
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CIA finds MBS texted to Khashoggi hit squad leader

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent about a dozen messages to the leader of the team that killed dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the hours before and after the journalist’s death in October, according to a top secret CIA assessment.  According to the highly classified CIA report cited by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Saturday, Saudi Arabia’s More..

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Imran Khan hits back after Trump’s ‘tirade’ against Pakistan

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has hit back at US President Donald Trump following his remarks that Islamabad doesn’t do anything for Washington despite billions of dollars in American aid for the Asian country.  Khan in a series of tweets on Monday defended his country’s record in Washington’s so-called war on terror. The premier, who is More..

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Saudi looking for bin Salman replacement: Report

Having found Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s antics too costly for its already stained reputation, Saudi Arabia’s ruling family is looking to replace the young prince with his less ambitious brother, Khalid, a new report suggests. The report by the French paper Le Figaro on Thursday cited a diplomatic source in Paris as saying that More..

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Yemeni ballistic missile hits gathering of Saudi-led mercenaries in Najran

Yemeni armed forces have fired a ballistic missile at a gathering of Saudi-led mercenaries in Saudi Arabia’s southern border region of Najran, a report says. Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing an unnamed military official from the missile unit of the Yemeni army, reported that the gathering had been hit with a short-range Badr-1 missile on Thursday morning, adding More..

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Turkish court sentences 115 suspects to jail over affiliation to Gulen movement

A court in Turkey has handed down jail terms to more than 100 people, including former air force officers, on suspicion of affiliation to a movement led by US-based opposition cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the Ankara government accuses of having masterminded the July 2016 coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. A judicial source, speaking More..

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Iran, Russia can cooperate to contain US/Trump: Ayatollah Khamenei

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the developments in Syria and the US defeat in the Arab country show that Washington can be contained. The Leader made the remarks in a Friday meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who traveled to Tehran to participate in a key trilateral summit on Syria, hosted by Iranian More..

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Kerry’s new book exposes US anger at Netanyahu

Former secretary of state John Kerry has revealed the Obama administration’s frustrations with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a new book slated for release this month.  According to excerpts released by a Washington newsletter, Kerry began losing trust in Netanyahu in 2014 during Israel’s last war on Gaza, when he says Netanyahu began leaking to the More..

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Iraq, Russia, Iran, Syria military chiefs discuss security, intel cooperation

Senior military commanders from Iraq, Russia, Iran and Syria have met in Baghdad and exchanged views on security and intelligence cooperation. The commanders from the four countries, which have joint operation rooms to coordinate the fight against the Daesh terror group, attended the conference on Saturday. The Iraqi Defense Ministry said it had received delegations led by deputy More..

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Russia warns US against ‘reckless steps’ in Syria amid reports of false flag plan

Moscow has warned Washington against making any “reckless” moves in Syria after the Russian Defense Ministry said the US, Britain and France are preparing to conduct a fresh aerial assault against Syria under the pretext of the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Damascus government. “We warn the Americans and their allies against taking new reckless steps in Syria,” Deputy Foreign Minister More..

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West leading campaign of hypocrisy on use of chemical weapons: Syria

Syria has denounced a recent statement by the US, Britain and France on the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Damascus government, saying the trio is leading a campaign of misinformation against the Arab country in line with their support for terrorists. An official source at the Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates told SANA news agency on More..