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Why Iran Is in Mourning

Why Iran Is in Mourning

Update: 2020-01-0753
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The killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s most formidable military and intelligence leader, displayed the fault lines in a fractious region. From Iraq to Israel, many victims of the commander’s shadow warfare celebrated his death; but in Tehran, thousands filled the streets to grieve. Today, we explore who General Suleimani was, and what he meant to Iranians. 

Guest: Farnaz Fassihi, a reporter covering Iran for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily. 

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Samar Malekmohamadi

he was a terrorist not a hero! his funeral was held by the people who are paid to do so

Jan 11th
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Curt Coleman

The podcasts I listen to from the New York times are few and far between. when I do it's generally about China or some issue other than America. they are so biased... Even in their attempts to cover it up. any person of intelligence can tell their slants. I can promise you if this was a Democratic president... The approach would be different. we would be hearing about what a terrible person is salamati was. this is a reason why many people do not trust you. fake news.

Jan 8th
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Lei Zhu

川帝..

Jan 7th
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sternen_meer

A real low from the NYT. Portraying an actual monster as a decent person. Pathetic!

Jan 7th
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Jonathan Petherbridge

it sounded like you thought he was an ok kind of guy, That it didn't matter that he organised violent groups to forward Iran's interests outside of its boarders, and there is no reason to kill someone who actively supports and spreads known terrorist organisations. wtf?

Jan 7th
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Pag Pag

Let's see what's going on. Back to the 1978 iranian revolution what happend at that time was that Shah was practically exploiting the west by his power due to the oil and Iran's high national growth at that time. So what did the west do? They ambushed Shah their own ally and pushed back Iran to religious superstitions and made Iran consumer again and not producer. So presence of ayatollahs in Iran is in the best interest of USA because unlike Shah, they can't process Iran's oil and have to sell it and buy other things by it's income from the west and their spurious animosity toward Israel is making the jews more powerful and seem more oppressed in the region. Until a month ago that Iranian people was pushing their government unbelievably hard and suddenly US's interest endangered due to endangering ayatollahs. And they did the one thing that all Iranians having whatever mainstream they want hate the most and that's the threat to their nationalism which they are so proud of. Why do you think that trump is threatening to take out Iran's cultural sites? Because US wants to gather Iranians around their flag because US wants to rescue Iran's government from Iran's people. And the fact is that Khamenei traded Soleimani's life for that end.

Jan 7th
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Amin Bonyadi

The Worst Episode of The Daily By The Worst Correspondent of NYT

Jan 7th
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Chris

NYT supports terrorists

Jan 7th
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Why Iran Is in Mourning

Why Iran Is in Mourning