Impassive And Silent, Iran’s National Team At World Cup Sits Out Anthem Extolling The ‘Imam’

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…As the month-long World Cup got underway this week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Qatar for strategic dialogue talks – and to watch the U.S.-Wales game. President Biden last March designated Qatar, a key ally of Iran (and the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas), as a major non-NATO ally. “Maintaining ‘business as usual’ with Qatar undermines [the] U.S. position,” the advocacy group United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI) said on Monday, noting that Qatar maintains strong relations with the regime in Iran, including its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), whose Basij militia is playing a key role in the attempt to crush the protests.