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Nov 04, 2019
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Iranian Schoolgirls Demonstrate on Anniversary of 1979 Takeover of U.S. Embassy in Tehran: It Feels Good to Punch America in the Mouth; Death to America! Death to Israel!

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Source: Hamoon TV (Iran)

On November 4, 2019, Hamoon TV (Iran) aired a report about Iranian schoolgirls demonstrating in the Sistan and Baluchestan Province on the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, which led to the Iran hostage crisis. The girls told the reporter that they are celebrating the takeover of the “spies’ nest,” that it feels good to “punch America in the mouth,” that Iranian students can help annihilate Israel, and that being a student is like being a fighter in the Iran-Iraq War. Holding up signs that read “Down with U.S.A.”, the girls chanted: “Death to America! Death to Israel!”

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Crowd of Schoolgirls: Death to America! Death to America! Deeeath to America!

 

[…]

 

Reporter: I can see that you are very happy. Why?

Schoolgirl 1: Because today is November 4.

Reporter: What’s so special about November 4?

Schoolgirl 2: The taking over of the spies’ nest.

 

[…]

 

Reporter: Tell me how you feel.

Schoolgirl 2: It feels good to come and punch America in the mouth.

Schoolgirl 1: And also, America cannot do anything.

Reporter: I see that you are holding posters.

Schoolgirls: Yes.

Reporter: What important things can good and important students do for us?

Schoolgirl 3: They can help us annihilate Israel.

Reporter: What else?

Schoolgirl 4: We can [all] go to the demonstration.

Reporter: Kids, to what profession is being a student similar?

Schoolgirl 2: To being a fighter in the [Iran-Iraq War of] Holy Defense.

Reporter: So what are you doing now?

Schoolgirl 1: We are sending a slogan to America: America can do nothing to Iran.

Reporter: Have you made a drawing?

Schoolgirl 5: Yes.

Reporter: What is the topic of your drawing?

Schoolgirl 5: It is a drawing of the American flag we kicked.

Reporter: Let me see your drawing. Excellent!

Crowd of Schoolgirls: Death to Israel! Death to America! Death to America! Death to Israel! Death to Israel!

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Nov 04, 2019
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Iranian Atomic Energy Chief Ali Akbar Salehi Reviews Iran's Nuclear Capabilities: We Have Recently Increased Production Capacity by Over 20%, Uranium Production by Over 1000%; We Can Enrich Uranium to 20% If We Want; We Are Activating Next-Gen Centrifuges

#7579 | 08:44
Source: IRINN TV (Iran)

Ali Akbar Salehi, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said in a November 4, 2019 interview on IRINN TV (Iran) that Iran has activated 30 IR6 centrifuges, that its production capacity has increased from 6,000 SWU to 8,660 SWU in the past two months, that its uranium production has increased from 450 grams per day to over 5,000 grams per day, that Iran is injecting UF6 gas into a middle chain of IR6 centrifuges, and that Iran has managed to create an ideal cascade in recent weeks. He explained that Iran was not supposed to have a chain of 30 IR6 centrifuges for another three or four years. In addition, Salehi said that Iran has unveiled a prototype IR9 centrifuge, that a second IR9 centrifuge that will go into testing phases will be delivered in two to three months, that it would take at least ten years for Iran to be able to mass produce IR9 centrifuges, and that there are currently three working IR8 centrifuges, which he said had taken eight years to produce. Later in the interview, Salehi said that the AEOI’s greatest achievement in the past four or five years has been the production of design software and the scientific documentation of Iran’s centrifuges. He elaborated that complex codes for the monitoring and calculation of gas and rotor dynamics have been written and that Iran can begin enriching uranium to 20% in four days or less if the order is given. Furthermore, Salehi said that Iran produces 20 tons of heavy water per year. Claiming that Iran’s heavy water is of high quality and that there is a good market for heavy water, Salehi said that Iran also uses the heavy water for other purposes and that it might ultimately sell products made using heavy water instead of raw heavy water.

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Ali Akbar Salehi: Today, we are witnessing the activation of a chain of 30 IR6 centrifuges.

 

[…]

 

The activities of the AEOI were never stopped and have never slowed down. Otherwise, we could not have added, within two months, over 2,660 SWU to our current operational capacity of 6,000 SWU. In other words, we now have a capacity of 8,660 SU. Our uranium production, which had been 450 grams per day prior to the third step, has now reached more than 5,000 grams per day. It has grown tenfold.

 

[…]

 

Today, we have three symbolic inaugurations. We are injecting [UF6] gas into a middle chain of 30 IR6 centrifuges. Before, we had a chain of 20 IR6 centrifuges that were installed on April 9, and before that we had a chain of 10 [centrifuges].

 

[…]

 

All in all, we now have 60 IR6 machines, each with a capacity of 60 SWU. So these 60 machines alone added 600 SWU. We weren’t supposed to have a chain of 30 centrifuges. This was meant to happen when the work on the chain of 20 was supposed to be done, with the completion of the necessary tests – in order words, 3-4 years. However, we were facing a political challenge, and the instructions from the senior officials were that we must demonstrate this and show that the potential capability and willpower of the Islamic Republic are such that if only it wants, it can turn these capabilities into a reality.

 

[…]

 

Interviewer: With regard to the IR9 centrifuges, you said that one is ready. How much time it takes…

Ali Akbar Salehi: What we built today is a prototype, which we unveiled… In 2-3 months, we will deliver a second model, which will go into the testing phases.

 

[…]

 

In order to reach mass production of IR9 centrifuges – assuming our R&D advances at a natural pace – it will take at least 10 years.

 

[…]

 

IR8 was the latest centrifuge model, and we started its conceptual design in 2011, during the negotiations. When we conducted the JCPOA negotiations, we agreed that we would continue the work on this model. So we built one, and today we have three working IR8 centrifuges. We’ve been working on it for 8 years, from 2011 to 2019, and we only have three. The mechanical production process o these centrifuges is not yet completed. We still have a lot of work.

 

[…]

 

The pit in Natanz is between 17 and 18 meters underground, and it can only hold 40,000 centrifuges. If we were to use the IR1 model, we could only fit 40,000 machines there.

 

[…]

 

The IR1 centrifuges have a capacity of 1.2 SWU. Like you said, if we wanted to reach 190,000 SWU, we would have had to build 170,000 or 180,000 such machines. There is no room in the pit for all this. This is why we had to bring them above ground and store them in silos.

 

[…]

 

If you were to ask me what is the greatest thing we did in the past 4-5 years, my answer would not be the building of the centrifuges. People always think that you have to go and build something. No. It is the production of design software and scientific documentation of the centrifuges. Every centrifuge has about 2,500 scientific documents.

 

[…]

 

The centrifuges that we are currently designing have a software written for gas dynamics [inside the centrifuge].

 

[…]

 

They wrote [a code] of 200,000 lines to monitor the gas dynamics.

 

[…]

 

One must also calculate the dynamics of the rotor. A 90,000-line code was written to calculate the rotor dynamics.

 

[…]

 

Our people have now managed to arrange the cascade in a manner that is close to ideal cascade. This was not an easy feat. With the grace of Allah, they have accomplished this ideal cascade in recent weeks. This has very valuable characteristics. With your permission, I won’t be talking about this right now. Ultimately, this is one of our secrets – but we have accomplished an ideal cascade. With regard to your question about the [enrichment of uranium] to 20% - if we go by the old method and if we are given the order, we can easily take the necessary measures within 3-4 days at the most, and start the process of enrichment to 20%. But there are also shortcuts, and allow me not to get into this.

Interviewer: One of the subjects…

Ali Akbar Salehi: But it was a good question, and you made me reveal a certain secret.

 

[…]

 

Interviewer: What do we do with the heavy water from Arak?

Ali Akbar Salehi: We produce 20 tons per year. Our reservoirs have about 128 tons, but we also sell it. We have found a good market for heavy water.

Interviewer: The Americans are not buying it. Are we selling to other countries?

Ali Akbar Salehi: The Americans would have very much liked to buy our heavy water.

Interviewer: But Trump forbade it.

Ali Akbar Salehi: Right. And he also forbade others to buy from us. This is very strange. Others are buying our heavy water and need it. We are also selling our heavy water so as not to lose our market. We have competition, but our heavy water is the best kind. The Savannah River [National Laboratory] – one of the American labs – mentioned this. On top of that, in Iran we use heavy water for other purposes, thus creating additional value. Perhaps in the coming years, we won’t be selling heavy water in raw form. We can transform it into déuteré… It’s like oil. It’s like selling oil derivatives instead of selling the oil itself. You transform the oil into gasoline or something else and sell it.

Interviewer: Is it possible that as part of the reduction of the commitments, and since the Majles has not ratified the Additional Protocol, we may exert pressure on the Western countries, and say that the Majles must ratify it first, and only then we can continue to implement it?

Ali Akbar Salehi: You mean puling our of the Additional Protocol now?

Interviewer: After all, we are implementing it voluntarily. We can tell them that we will no longer do this voluntarily.

Ali Akbar Salehi: Yes, the Islamic Republic can do this, because it [implements it] voluntarily. The Majles must ratify it, and it hasn’t. These decisions are to be made by the senior officials, and the committee supervising the JCPOA.

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Oct 25, 2019
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Female Saudi Construction Workers: We Want to Benefit Saudi Society

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Source: MBC TV (Saudi Arabia)

On October 25, 2019, Saudi Arabia’s MBC TV aired a report about female construction workers. The report tells the story of three Saudi sisters who work in construction. According to the sisters they initially faced many obstacles from society but have now surmounted them and have become successful. They expressed a hope that this enterprise will be a benefit to Saudi society.

 

Reporter: This is an unusual scene: Three Saudi girls working in construction. With soft fingers, they paved their way to success by adding a purely feminine touch to the world of construction.

Mariam Al-Kathiri: We, the three sisters, got this idea from our parents. I hope this benefits Saudi society, since we are the first Saudi women to work at this job. I hope to leave my mark on Saudi Arabia.

Reporter: The girls’ work is distinguished by their stability and accuracy. With their professional hands they perform most construction and finishing work, such as design, painting, and electrical work.

Ruba Al-Kathiri: In the beginning, the number of customers was limited. The work itself was limited, so we worked on private homes. We expanded. We were good at working with plaster boards, ceilings, and walls and then we started to get commissions from shop owners. It has been difficult for society to accept us. No one was willing to accept girls who fix ceilings and work hard. We were only accepted by those who saw our work, our creativity. Those who saw our work began to trust and believe in us. We succeeded. Praise be to Allah.

Maha Al-Kathiri: We were resolute from the start. We learned from the Internet and took online lessons and courses. We specialize in plaster boards, ceilings, and walls. Unfortunately, nobody wanted to work with us, which made it difficult. In the end, we managed to overcome this obstacle and today we excel in our construction work.

Reporter: A feminine touch in the hard job of construction shattered the conventions in the labor market and confirmed the ability of the girls of the homeland to climb the ladder of success and excellence in all types of jobs.

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Jihadi Social Media – Account Review (JSM-AR): Cincinnati Man With Ties To Ohio State University, University Of Cincinnati Posts Content From Late Yemeni-American Al-Qaeda Leader Anwar Al-'Awlaki, Banned Canadian Salafi Preacher Bilal Phillips

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Pro-ISIS Tech Group Posts Warning On Telegram About DeviceID App

November 5, 2019

On November 4, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) tech group shared a post on Telegram warning followers against installing the DeviceID app on their phones. The post states that the app "sends sensitive data unsecured for no good reason" and "attempts to install additional applications without users' knowledge." It also notes that "any hacker can easily hijack the data."

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Pro-ISIS Telegram Channel Shares Details For Pro-ISIS Tech Group On Threema And Riot Apps

November 5, 2019

On November 4, 2019, a pro-Islamic State (ISIS) Telegram channel forwarded a message that contains links to the pro-ISIS Electronic Horizons Foundation's (EHF) accounts on the encrypted Riot and Threema apps. The message comes in wake of a campaign against EHF on Telegram.

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November 5, 2019

On October 30, 2019, the Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) official Ebaa' News Agency published an article emphasizing the importance of using technology in jihad. The article mentions, as examples, military maps programs, programs that calculate the best direction for gunfire, combat simulation programs, and thermal night-vision devices.

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ISIS Fighters In Syria, Afghanistan Pledge Allegiance To New 'Caliph'

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November 5, 2019 Special Dispatch No. 8351

Chicago Islamic Scholar Omar Baloch: Israel Arms And Trains ISIS, Uses It To Destabilize The Region, Advance Its Plans For 'Greater Israel,' Alienate Muslims From Concepts Of Jihad, Islamic State

November 5, 2019
United States | Special Dispatch No. 8351
Chicago Islamic Scholar Omar Baloch said in a video he uploaded to his YouTube channel on September 11, 2019 that Islamic State (ISIS) is now fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan because "you will always find ISIS in places that are running a Zionist agenda [for] Greater Israel." He said that Israel created ISIS in order to weaken Muslims by alienating them from ideas like an Islamic state, Jihad, and Muslim unity, without which he said Islam would not be the same. Showing pictures of ISIS fighters, Baloch said that the weaponry, uniforms, and training that ISIS has are evidence that it is trained and armed by Israel, and he predicted that Israel will use ISIS to destabilize Pakistan and Kashmir. He added that Israel is "working on Kashmir" by means of India's actions in the region and that Israel intends to do to the Kashmiris what it did do to the Palestinians. According to the Facebook page of the Furqaan Institute of Quranic Education (FIQE), Sheikh Omar Baloch was born in Chicago and is the scholar in residence at the Al-Furqaan Foundation, of which FIQE is a division. Baloch’s LinkedIn page also identifies him as the Resident Scholar at the Al Furqaan Foundation. The Facebook page also says that Baloch studied at Georgetown University, at Al-Azhar University in Egypt, at Jamia Thul Ahlul Hadith in Pakistan. For more about Sheikh Omar Baloch, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7053 Illinois-Based Sheikh Omar Baloch: Islamic Relief Organizations Should Promote the Caliphate as the Long-Term Solution to Humanitarian Problems. To view the clip of Sheikh Omar Baloch on MEMRI TV, click here or below. "You Will Always Find ISIS In Places That Are Running A Zionist Agenda, The Agenda For Greater Israel" Sheikh Omar Baloch: "All of a sudden, guess what? ISIS is in Afghanistan and ISIS is killing Taliban. [...] "You will always find ISIS in places that are running a Zionist agenda, the agenda for Greater Israel." [...] "Israel Is Supporting ISIS... To Destabilize Syria And Other Areas That Eventually Israel Would Want To Either Weaken Or Take Over" "Israel is supporting ISIS because it is supporting Israeli agenda to destabilize Syria and other areas that eventually Israel would want to either weaken or take over. [...] "In the 1990's, they said: 'Oh, the idea of Islamic state is rising! The idea of the Islamic state was growing, so then let’s create a group that calls itself Islamic State so that we can really crush this idea.' [...] "[They said:] 'Let's create militants that do crazy things and put people on fire and kill the Christians, so that [Muslims] will not hold the word 'Jihad' as sacred.'" [...] "[We Are Told:] 'Do Your Prayers, No Problem! Just Don't Talk About A Caliphate... Muslim Unity, And Don't Talk About Having A Caliph'" "If you are going to remove the idea of the Caliphate, and if you are going to remove the idea of Islamic State, and if you are going to remove the idea of doing Jihad... If you're going to remove these things from your Islam and from your thought and from your mind and from your practice... What will be left of Islam? [...] "[We are told:] 'Do your prayers, no problem! Just don't talk about a Caliphate, don't talk about Muslim unity, and don't talk about having a Caliph.' [...] "Do you see the guns that they have? Do you see the missiles that they have? Do you see the masks that they have? Do you see the clothes that they have? Do any of these people look unfit? These are all athletic people. These are all trained people. [...] "Where are they getting the money from? They're making the guns themselves? They have a manufacturing... You think ISIS knows how to manufacture guns? Who is selling them the guns? [...] "Look at how they're being trained. Look at how they are. If you take a close look at this... Look at this... Look at how they're training them." [...] "Israel Is Going To Do The Same To The Kashmiris That They Did To The Palestinians" "So Israel is working on Kashmir on one side, through India. They're going to do the same to the Kashmiris that they did to the Palestinians. [...] "Israel is in Afghanistan and it will use Afghanistan to create problems in Pakistan, in Kashmir, and so on and so forth."

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