Ahead of the 2021 presidential elections, the assassination has also provoked intense factional fighting, and several hardline figures have vociferously slammed the Rouhani administration. A 2021 presidential hopeful, the top IRGC commander Hossein Dehghan, who is an adviser to the Supreme Leader, said that officials must provide answers on the security breach and the “infiltration” network that led to Fakhrizadeh’s assassination. Rahim No’i-Aqdam, a retired Guard Corps commander who held a top post in Syria, said scientists have been targeted in the past decade because “the enemy” no longer feels threatened by officials, who are “useless” and influenced by “infiltrators,” referring to officials like those in the Rouhani administration. He called for a revolutionary administration to come to power. Hardline MP Javad Karimi Qodusi accused Rouhani and diplomats of a meeting between Fakhrizadeh and the IAEA that led to his … [Read more...] about Iran Can’t Get Its Story Straight on Assassination of Top Nuclear Scientist
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Remember those advertisements in which victorious athletes get asked what they are going to do next? “I’m going to Disneyland!” is their joyful reply. In this surreal pandemic where fact outstrips fiction, my in-laws received their first dose in the parking lot of the Happiest Place on Earth. … [Read more...] about Vulnerable and tired but feeling lighter
In Grosse Ile, a suburb south of Detroit, 126 people bought more than 600 tickets for the Friday drawing but didn't win the jackpot. They hoped to win enough money to replace a publicly owned bridge on their island in the Detroit River that has been closed indefinitely for major repairs. The only other transportation option for the island's 10,000 residents is a privately owned toll bridge. … [Read more...] about Michigan Mega Millions Ticket Wins $1.05 Billion Jackpot
It was not immediately clear if the officer or any of the pedestrians involved in the reported street racing would be facing charges -- although video posted by a reporter for the Tacoma News Tribune appeared to show members of the crowd being led away in handcuffs. … [Read more...] about Tacoma police cruiser strikes pedestrians, videos show
“One side of the floor always kind of dictates what happens on the other side,” said Curry, who scored a game-high 24 points, including going 5-of-10 from 3-point range to pass Reggie Miller for second place on the NBA’s all-time list. for 3s “Usually, if you’re getting stops, you can get in transition and put the defense on its heels. That’s when the ball starts hopping. … [Read more...] about What happened to the beautiful ball movement that was a staple of the Warriors’ dynasty?