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Is Iran recovering debris of the shot-down Global Hawk in its own coastal waters?

There is currently contradicting information regarding to the location where the USAF RQ-4 Global Hawk was shot down by Iranian forces, with the US claiming it happened over international waters and ...
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Is the infant mortality rate among African-American babies in Youngstown, Ohio greater than that of babies in Iran?

In a town hall meeting on June 2, 2019 with Representative Tim Ryan (D-OH), the candidate stated the following (emphasis mine) Now, a lot of people don't know, but Youngstown, Ohio is 50 percent ...
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Did Ahmadinejad say that enriching Uranium to 20% made no economic sense?

A Foreign Policy "argument" article from January 2012 contains this part What has raised the world’s suspicions is that Iran continues to produce 20 percent enriched uranium despite the fact that ...
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Did an unmarried couple in Iran get shot for holding hands in 2007?

In this video from 2007 Douglas Murray, a British journalist and critic of Islam, says: In Iran, when people - when a couple were shot the other week for holding hands when not being married, the ...
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Does the Iranian Navy have long-range phased array radar systems?

Iran routinely unveils new defense products. Most of them are alleged to be fake. For instance: 1. Fake stealth jet. 2. Fake development of jet engine 3. Fake development of jet fighter ... and, so ...
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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted “America to be a more Islamic country”?

This picture, being shared on Twitter, alleges that Valerie Jarrett, former Senior Advisor to the President, during the Obama administration, claimed to be of Iranian descent and of Islamic faith in ...
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Is Iran in compliance with JCPOA?

In a public Facebook post, Barack Obama wrote: Fourth, Iran is complying with the JCPOA. That was not simply the view of my Administration. The United States intelligence community has continued to ...
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Did Netanyahus recent presentation on Iran's nuclear program contain no new information?

"Arms Control Wonk" Jeffrey Lewis claims in Foreign Policy: There was nothing new in Netanyahu’s presentation ... Moreover, the archive contains little or no information that wasn’t already ...
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Did the CIA hire mobsters to stage riots in Iran during 1953 coup d'etat?

In the Wikipedia article 1953 Iranian coup d'état it claims: According to the CIA's declassified documents and records, some of the most feared mobsters in Tehran were hired by the CIA to stage pro-...
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When instituting Quds Day, did Khomeini say that one should emulate Imam Ali who killed 700 Jews?

The German newspaper Der Spiegel claims: Der Schwiegersohn des Propheten ist das Vorbild: Imam Ali habe "siebenhundert Juden an einem Tag" erschlagen. Ihm solle man nacheifern, verkündet ...
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In Iran, do widows get their husbands' occupational insurance as a monthly salary?

A voice for men: Pensions for women. Should a husband die, his occupational insurance (his highest salary per day multiplied by the years he worked) will be monthly paid to his wife as a salary for ...
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Did the White House fabricate an Iranian attack on the American Navy?

According to this Anti Media news article, Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, fabricated an attack on a US warship by Iran. At a press briefing on Thursday, White House Press Secretary ...
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Has Iran gained 150 billion dollars due to the “Iran Deal”?

Donald Trump said in reference to Iran nuclear deal: Iran was on its last legs and ready to collapse until the U.S. came along and gave it a life-line in the form of the Iran Deal: $150 billion ...
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Did Omar Khayyam say this about religion?

Atheistrepublic.com made the following meme which claims: lf instead of studying religion, men would have devoted to develop mathematics - algebra. lf logic of science would have occupied ...
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Are forced marriages allowed in Iran?

The Gatestone Institute says in its piece Islam's "Human Rights": fundamentalists allow forced marriages of female children in countries including Saudi Arabia ... and Iran. It links to the ...
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Did Iranians kill “the scientist who helped the US”?

Many people are saying that the Iranians killed the scientist who helped the U.S. because of Hillary Clinton's hacked emails. 11:45 PM - 8 Aug 2016 Trump Is it true that many people are saying this?...
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Did Iranian media pixelate most of a female beach volleyball player?

From https://twitter.com/dr_rafizadeh/status/762752071233708032 a picture of a women's beach volleyball match is shown with an unpixelated Egyptian player, and an almost entirely pixelated other ...
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Does this video show the US arming Islamic State?

This video, published by Iran's Press TV 16 Feb 2015, claims to show a US Chinook dropping weapons for ISIL militants. According to Iraqi media, the video, released by the Iraq-based Hezbollah ...
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Did Persian rug makers traditionally include deliberate imperfections?

Did Persian rug makers traditionally deliberately include imperfections, often called Persian flaws? If so, did they do so because only Allah was perfect? Example claim: Traditional, hand-made ...
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Was Mahmoud Hessaby a student of Albert Einstein?

Various sites claim that Dr. Mahmoud Hessaby, a senator of the previous Iranian regime, was a student of Albert Einstein. For example: Hessaby was the sole Iranian student of Professor Albert ...
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Did Khamenei issue a fatwa banning development of nuclear weapons?

According to Obama: Iran’s Supreme Leader has issued a fatwa against the development of nuclear weapons. However, according to a Middle East Media Research Institute report entitled Renewed Iran-...
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Did USA send Federal Reserve System officers to Iran to print cash for Iranian oil

Short introduction: Recetly some russian newspapers talked about airplane, lost in Moscow Sheremetevo airport. And this airplane was claimed to be full of Euros in cash, up to 20 billions (20 000 000 ...
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Was the 2003 Bam earthquake caused by nuclear testing?

From New earthquake hits Iran as Khatami denies Bam disaster caused by nuclear test Meanwhile, the Iranian President, Mohammad Khatami on Tuesady brushed aside rumors that a nuclear test in Bam ...
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Can satellite jamming by Iranian authorities cause medical side effects on the Iranians health?

According to the article satellite jamming in Iran, a war over airwaves: Satellite jamming is a form of censorship akin to Internet censorship, whereby the Iranian government prohibits access to ...
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Is Tehran suffering from a plague of mutant cat-sized rats?

Today, the local newspaper breathlessly reported on an unusual development in Tehran: TEHRAN has deployed snipers to fight an invasion of hyper-evolved "mutant rats", which officials say grew ...
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Did Iran launch a monkey into space and safely return it to Earth?

http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Monkey-business-US-unsure-of-Iran-s-space-claims-4249556.php The United States expressed doubt on Monday about Iran's claim that it safely returned a ...
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List comparing countries attacked by Iran and the USA accurate?

Is the following infographic's comparison of Iran and the USA accurate? I'm not skeptical of the claim that the USA has attacked a lot of countries, but I am skeptical of the claim that, based on the ...
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Were the arrested US citizens who walked into Iran merely “hikers”?

I see that there's another news report on CNN regarding detained U.S. hikers in Iran. It seems that all too frequently the media reports similar stories every time some random "hiker" is jailed in a ...
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Can Iran afford to put someone on the moon by 2025?

Iran has claimed that it intends to put someone on the moon by 2025. I find it hard to believe that Iran has the necessary financial resources to accomplish such a mission. Notwithstanding some ...