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Regional Security
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U.S. Moves to Seize Properties Tied to Iran
“The New York Times By BENJAMIN WEISER November 12, 2009 Federal prosecutors in Manhattan began legal action on ...”
Oct
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UN human rights office welcomes release of Iranian detainees in Iraq
“UN News Center 9 October, 2009 United Nations human rights officials today welcomed the Iraqi Government’s decision ...”
Sep
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Eight reported killed as Iraqi forces attack Iranian residents of Camp Ashraf
“29 July 2009 Eight people are reported to have been killed and up to 400 injured ...”
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Camp Ashraf is attacked by Iraqi Security Forces; 4 Killed, Hundreds Injured
“ July 27, 2009 Iraqi government spokesman, Ali Dabagh declared that, “the Iraqi government will take ...”
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NCPDA Statement - July 25, 2009
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 July 25, 2009 In Solidarity with Iran Uprising: Support U.N. Supervised ...”
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NCPDA Statement - July 21, 2009
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 July 21, 2009 As Iran’s Tyrants Fall, We Must Support U.N. ...”
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Voice of America TV - Demonstration in Washington, DC and a conversation with Nasser Rashidi
“Host: Demonstration by National Coalition of Iranians and supporters of the National Council of Resistance of ...”
11
Iranian-Americans rally in front of White House
“By Christine Simmons Associated Press Writer Hundreds of protesters, many of them Iranian-Americans, marched from Capitol Hill ...”
Jun
27
Iran's Lessons: Shouldn't 'realism' mandate regime change?
“The Washington Post Editorials EACH DAY Iran's extremist regime offers the world new lessons in its ...”
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NCPDA Statement - June 19, 2009
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 June 19, 2009 In Solidarity with the Iranian People & their ...”
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May
01
IRAN: OUTRAGE AT EXECUTION OF DELARA DARABI
“1 May 2009 This morning, Iranian authorities executed Delara Darabi in Rasht Central Prison. She is ...”
Apr
17
House Members Co-Sponsor Resolution to Protect Iranian Dissidents
“Senior House Members Held a News Briefing to Announce a Bi-partisan House Majority Support for H.Res.704 & the Humanitarian Rights ...”
09
Morgenthau vs. Tehran
“If only the CIA were as effective against Iran as Manhattan's D.A. There's good news, and ...”
Mar
16
Iraqi army besieges Iranian exile camp residents
“BAGHDAD, March 16 (Reuters) - Iraqi forces have besieged a camp housing Iranian exiles in ...”
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Iran Watch - February 2, 2009
“ By Larry Derfner, Mideast Watch The Obama administration's expressed intention to try direct diplomacy with Iran ...”
Iran Watch - February 9th, 2009
“February 5, 2009 NCRI website NCRI - The Iranian regime's Supreme Court approved a barbaric sentence of ...”
Jan
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January 26, 2009
January 26, 2009 BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) - European Union foreign ministers have decided to remove ...”
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Iraq Accuses Iranian Exiles of Plotting Attack
“By Ernesto Londoño Washington Post Foreign Service BAGHDAD, Jan. 20 -- The Iraqi government this week accused ...”
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Iran: Preserve the Khavaran grave site for investigation into mass killings
“January 20, 2009 Amnesty International calls on the Iranian authorities to immediately stop the destruction ...”
2008
Dec
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Iran Watch - December 29, 2008
“ December 19, 2008 Iran Focus London, Dec. 19 - The United Nations General Assembly accused Iran on ...”
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Iran Watch - December 22, 2008
“ December 19, 2008 UPI LUXEMBOURG, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A European court in Luxembourg issued a ruling ...”
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Iran Watch - December 15, 2008
“ By all accounts, women played a pivotal role in the rise to prominence and election ...”
Voice of America Interview -  Persian TV - Protection of Ashraf is not Transferable
“Voice of America TV, December 15, 2008 - An event that is going on in ...”
09
President-elect Obama Should Engage Iranian Women Calling for Change
“Soona Samsami By all accounts, women played a pivotal role in the rise to prominence and ...”
Nov
23
Iranian Resistance Group Criticizes Iraq’s Efforts to Expel It
“By Sam Dagher New York Times BAGHDAD — An Iranian resistance group on Monday condemned a renewed ...”
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Iranian Dissident Vigil Moves to White House
“By VOA News Iranian demonstrators have begun a vigil outside the White House to prompt a ...”
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Vigil over Iran shifts from UN to the White House
“By JOHN HEILPRIN – Nov 17, 2008 UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian demonstrators ended a 65-day ...”
United Nations: The Associated Press
“November 17, 2008 UNITED NATIONS: Iranian demonstrators ended a 65-day vigil outside U.N. headquarters Monday and ...”
Vigil over Iran shifts from UN to the White House
“By John Heilprin UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iranian demonstrators ended a 65-day vigil outside U.N. headquarters ...”
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What to do about the Iranian threat
“By Alireza Jafarzadeh A multitude of foreign policy challenges, perhaps chief among them how to deal ...”
Oct
08
Catastrophe on Horizon for Camp Ashraf Refugees
“By HON. David Kilgour, J.D. TIME RUNNING OUT -- There are terrible examples of what can ...”
Aug
02
Iran Looms As Nuclear Party Crasher
“Few crises are more dangerous than a forced entry into the nuclear weapons club by ...”
Jul
24
Appeasing Iran's Mullahs
“By: Kazem Kazerounian Iran's lobbyists in Washington are celebrating the White House announcement that U.S. Undersecretary ...”
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10
Iranian Opposition isn't Terrorist
“By NASSER SHARIF The Long Beach resident is president of the California Society for Democracy in ...”
May
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Don't enable Iran's offenses
“Mercury News Bob Filner & Lord Corbett Posted: May 15, 2008 Peace movements always struggle with the balancing ...”
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Iran Resistance Is Not Terrorist Group, Court Finds
“By JOHN F. BURNS Published: May 8, 2008 LONDON — After a seven-year legal battle, Britain’s Court ...”
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Iran Watch - May 2, 2008
“ Dan Rabkin 5/1/2008 Global Politician The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the Iranian Opposition's parliament-in-exile, ...”
Apr
25
A Roadmap for the Foreign Terrorist Organizations List
“The Washington Institute Patrick Clawson Posted: April 25, 2008 Although the Foreign Terrorist Organizations list has a set ...”
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Iraq's Political Refugees in Limbo
“Boston Globe Saleh al-Mutlaq Posted: April 23, 2008 THERE IS so much tragedy in Iraq that some stories ...”
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Iran Watch - April 14, 2008
“ Friday, April 11, 2008 By Alireza Jafarzadeh Fox.com On Tuesday, the top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, ...”
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Iran Top Threat To Iraq, U.S. Says
“Washington Post Karen DeYoung Washington Post Staff Writer Posted: April 12, 2008 Last week's violence in Basra and Baghdad ...”
08
Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq
“General David H. Petraeus Commander, Multi-National Force–Iraq 8-9 April 2008 Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member, Members of the Committee, ...”
Mar
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25
America's misguided blacklist
“By David Waddington, Peter Archer and Robin Corbett If there is one issue that has dominated ...”
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Exile group claims Iran is developing nuclear warheads
“By MARC CHAMPION The Iranian opposition group that first exposed Iran's controversial nuclear-fuel program has given ...”
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Iran Watch - February 1, 2008
“ By David Amess, British MP January 26, 2008 The Conservative Home Tensions between Iran and the international ...”
Jan
24
Iran Watch - January 24, 2008
“ by Lord Corbett 1/22/08 Human Events While Americans are busy choosing their next President, the incumbent has been ...”
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Inside Iran's secretive Qods Force
“Claude Salhani Since 2003 Iran has spent billions of dollars in Iraq, mobilized vast government resources ...”
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Iran Watch - January 11, 2008
“ By Alireza Jafarzadeh Fox News In a blatant display of belligerence and outright provocation, and on the ...”
2007
Dec
20
The only Iran war is within Iran
“UN concern over repression in Iran is a signal that the regime's worst enemy isn't ...”
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UN Sees Iranian Rights Abuses
“By Edith M. Lederer UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a draft resolution ...”
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Iran Watch - December 7, 2007
“ The Washington Post By John R. Bolton Thursday, December 6, 2007; Page A29 Rarely has a document from ...”
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NCPDA Statement - November 26, 2007
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 November 26, 2007 U.N. Third Committee Approves Draft Resolution Expressing Serious ...”
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Shiites in S. Iraq Rebuke Tehran
“Petition Calls for U.N. Probe Into Iran's Influence, Sheiks Say By Amit R. Paley and Sudarsan ...”
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Iran Watch - November 2, 2007
“ By: By PATRICK CLAWSON and MICHAEL JACOBSON Source: The Wall Street Journal The U.S. ratcheted up the ...”
Oct
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Iran Watch - October 30, 2007
“ NCPDA Statement October 27, 2007 A 3 decades long wish of the Iranian people has come to ...”
UK court tells UK government to lift Iran opposition ban
“Iran Focus Selina Williams Dow Jones Newswire Posted: October 30, 2007 LONDON -(Dow Jones)- A U.K. court Friday ordered ...”
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NCPDA Statement - October 27, 2007
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 October 27, 2007 Iranian Revolutionary Guards are Terrorists as Designated A 3 ...”
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Iran Counter-Proliferation Act of 2007; H.R. 1400
“110th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1400 AN ACT To enhance United States diplomatic efforts with respect to Iran ...”
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Iran Watch - September 14, 2007
“ By Alireza Jafarzadeh Fox.com Today, Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, joined ...”
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Iraqi opposition doubts U.S. reports on surge
“By David R. Sands - Leading Iraqi opposition lawmakers yesterday cast doubts of the results ...”
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Iran Watch - September 7, 2007
“ by James Zumwalt 09/04/2007 Human Events For 17 years before the US invasion of Iraq, a lion roamed ...”
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Iran: Amnesty International appalled at the spiraling numbers of executions
“AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Public Statement News Service No: 171 ...”
Aug
31
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Iran Watch - August 24, 2007
“  By Rowan Scarborough The Examiner WASHINGTON (Map, News) - Iran's special warfare group is beginning to rival ...”
NCPDA Statement - August 24th, 2007
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 August 24th, 2007 The Fate of Iraqi Democracy in the Hands ...”
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Senator Calls for Maliki's Ouster
“The Washington Post Jonathan Weisman Washington Post Staff Writer Posted: August 21, 2007 Declaring the government of Iraq "non-functional," ...”
Two Senators Call for New Leader in Iraq
“New York Times Thom Shanker & Mark Mazzetti Posted: 08/21/2007 WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 — The chairman of the ...”
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NCPDA Statement - July 30, 2007
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 July 30, 2007 Encouraging Signs: Divestment from and Democracy for Iran The ...”
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Empowering the Democratic opposition in Iran
“By Dick Arney The Hill July 24, 2007 During the Cold War, the free world was threatened by ...”
May
25
U.S. Senate - Iran Human Rights Act of 2007
“S 1534 IS 110th CONGRESS 1st Session S. 1534 To hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its ...”
NCPDA Statement - May 25, 2007
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 May 25, 2007 Oppression of Women and Spread of Islamic Extremism In ...”
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Panel to Consider Bill Tightening Sanctions Against Iran
“By Colby Itkowitz CQ Staff The House Financial Services Committee will mark up a bill Wednesday that ...”
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NCPDA Statement - May 21, 2007
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 May 21, 2007 Iran Needs Oppression to Advance its Foreign Policy As ...”
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NCPDA Statement - May 18, 2007
“NCPDA Statement Contact: Nasser Rashidi Dir. Tel: 202-487-6989 May 18, 2007 Escalating Oppression, Executions, and Other Human Rights Violations ...”
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Appeasing the Ayatollahs and the Perils of Ignoring History
“Dr. Majid Sadeghpour It was June 8, 2000; the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence ...”
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Iranian People Denounce the Mullahs
“Iran’s State Security Forces (SSF) are carrying out a nationwide crackdown primarily targeting workers, youths, ...”
Mar
28
Lautenberg Measure To Penalize U.S. Companies Doing Business With Iran Introduced
“Senator Takes Action To Make American Companies Like Halliburton Cut Business Ties With Iran Michael Pagan ...”
09
Stop Arming Iran Act (Introduced in House); H.R. 1441 IH
“110th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 1441 To prohibit the sale by the Department of Defense of parts ...”
Jan
08
Iran and Iraq's Hidden Catastrophe
“Dr. Majid Sadeghpour Global Politician - Silently yet systematically, Iraq's nationalist, secular, and democratic voices are falling ...”
2006
Sep
30
Iran Freedom Support Act - H.R. 6198
“109th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 6198 AN ACT To hold the current regime in Iran accountable for its ...”
May
31
NCPDA Statement - May 31, 2006
“NCPDA Statement National Coalition of Pro-democracy Advocates Contact: 202-487-6989 May 31, 2006 Talk and Engagement will not change the ...”
Apr
30
Mullahs Enrich Fundamentalism - An Interview with Mr. Nasser Rashidi
“An Interview with Mr. Nasser Rashidi Executive Director, NCPDA April 30, 2006 Our colleague Mr. Abraham Beparva had ...”
Jan
23
The Time Has Come: Democratic Regime Change by Iranian people
“By Majid Sadeghpouri Reaffirming a strategically formulated policy, Iran’s newly installed president Ahmadinejad recently delivered yet ...”
2005
Dec
11
Voice of America's Live interview with Nasser Rashidi
“VOA Host: Normally at this point in the program we pose a question to the ...”
Nov
18
Iranian Mullahs Move To Consolidate Power
“By Nasser Rashidi Iran is on the verge of being referred to the United Nations Security ...”
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Iranian Mullahs Move To Consolidate Power
“By Nasser Rashidi Iran is on the verge of being referred to the United Nations Security ...”
Jul
25
Iran: The Rise of the Revolutionary Guard and State-Sponsorship of Terror
“By Nasser Rashidi A few years ago, the world was awakened to the dangers of the mullahs' ...”
Apr
20
NCPDA Press Release - April 20, 2005
“NCPDA Press Release Contact: 202-487-6989 National Coalition of Pro-democracy Advocates April 20, 2005 A plea to dispatch the investigative ...”
NCPDA Press Release – 04/20/05
“April 20, 2005 A plea to dispatch the investigative branch of the United Nations to stop ...”
2004
Dec
27
An Invterview with Dr. Haydar Akbari (NCPDA Chairman) and Mr. Nasser Rashidi
“Voice of America Interview This interview was originally conducted in Persian. It has been translated to ...”
An Invterview with Dr. Haydar Akbari (NCPDA Chairman) and Mr. Nasser Rashidi
“This interview was originally conducted in Persian. It has been translated to English by NCPDA ...”
Oct
23
Dr. H. Akbari Meeting Remarks as written - UN Plaza NYC
“Dear Rabbi Zucker, distinguished Guests, dear Friends, progressive press members, ladies and gentlemen: The Iranian people ...”
13
Remarks by Mr. Mohammad Alafchi at the UN Plaza NYC
“Mr. Mohammad Alafchi President of American Iranian Association- New York October 13, 2004 UN General Assembly is once ...”
Jul
18
Future Prospect, What to do?
“Interview with Dr. Haydar Akbari, MD and Radiologist, and chairman of National Coalition for Pro-Democracy ...”
May
21
NCPDA Statement - May 21, 2004
“NCPDA Statement Contact: 202-487-6989 National Coalition of Pro-democracy Advocates May 21, 2004 Intensified Repression and Public Executions as Uprising ...”
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NCPDA Statement - May 10, 2004
“NCPDA Statement Contact: 202-487-6989 National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates May 10, 2004 Prison Sentences for University Students Mohades (a ...”
Apr
24
NCPDA Press Release - April 24, 2004
“NCPDA Press Release Contact: 202-487-6989 National Coalition of Pro-democracy Advocates April 24, 2004 The European lead appeasement of ruling ...”
Mar
17
NCPDA Statement - March 17, 2004
“NCPDA Statement March 17, 2004 Human Rights Activists Sacrificed in Political Deals While Iran under the religious dictatorship ...”
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NCPDA Statement - March 9, 2004
“NCPDA Statement Contact: 202-487-6989 The National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates March 9, 2004 Iran continues to be the largest ...”
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NCPDA Press Release - March 7, 2004
“NCPDA Press Release Contact: 202-487-6989 National Coalition of Pro-democracy Advocates March 7, 2004 NCPDA calls teachers’ societies, unions and ...”
Feb
23
The Prospects for Human Rights in Post-Election Iran
“Remarks at NCPDA Panel Discussion Dr. Akbari, Mr. Rashidi, members of the press, and friends: Salaam wa ...”
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NCPDA Statement - February 17, 2004
“NCPDA supports House Resolution 501 We are a group of distinguished scholars and intellectuals, democracy and ...”
Jan
26
Voice of America Interview with NCPDA Executive Director, Mr. Nasser Rashidi
“This interview was originally conducted in Persian. It has been translated to English by NCPDA ...”
03
Voice of America Interview: Earthquake Aftermath and the Human Rights Issue
“The participants are Ms. Homa Salehi from the Iranian Community of Southern California-San Diego and ...”
2003
Dec
29
VOA Interview with Mr. Nasser Rashidi - The Earthquake in Bam
“This interview was originally conducted in Persian. It has been translated to English by NCPDA ...”
Sep
20
VOA interview with Executive Director of NCPDA
“This interview was originally conducted in Persian. It has been translated to English by NCPDA ...”
Jun
May
10
US says Iran opposition in Iraq agrees to disarm
“Agence France Presse May 10, 2003 NORTHEASTERN IRAQ (AFP) - US forces struck a disarmament deal with ...”
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Mar
30
NCPDA Press Release - 03/30/04
“Ahmad Batebi, the famous Iranian student political prisoner, is in poor condition According to the media ...”