September 19, 2017

NYC Rally: No to Rouhani, Time for a Free Iran

by: AIAINY

August 10, 2017
 New York City; August 10, 2017 – Thousands of Iranian-Americans will gather in New York City to protest Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani’s presence at the United Nations General Assembly, and call for regime change in Iran.  Organized by the Association of Iranian Americans in New York (AIAINY), a member of the Organization of Iranian […]

U.S. and U.N. Must Compel Iran to Provide Medical Care to Political Prisoners

Statement
 
Washington, DC; August 24, 2017 – National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates condemns Iranian regime’s treatment of political prisoners, including inhumane denial of medical care.
Conditions in Iranian prisons are so poor that in recent weeks, political prisoners have been forced to stage hunger strikes with the hope of receiving the most basic of healthcare services. In […]

To Prevent and Stop Violence, U.S. Iran Policy Must Consider Iranian People’s Democratic Aspirations

Statement
 
Washington, DC; August 23, 2017 – Numerous reports and U.S. officials’ comments suggest that a comprehensive review of U.S. policy towards Iran is underway. National Coalition of Pro-Democracy Advocates calls on President Donald Trump’s administration to treat Iranian regime with due deference to its deeds, not its words.
Over the past 4 decades, Iran has remained […]

Haley to review Iran nuclear activities

Reuters
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley will travel to Vienna later this month to discuss Iran’s nuclear activities with U.N. atomic watchdog officials, a U.S. official said on Wednesday, as part of Washington’s review of Tehran’s compliance with a 2015 nuclear deal
The official told Reuters that Haley, a member […]

115th Congress – Resolution Seeks Accountability & Justice for Iran Massacre

Introduced by Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), H.Res.188 and its bi-partisan co-sponsors condemn the 1988 massacre of some 30,000 political prisoners in Iran –
 

115th CONGRESS
1st Session

Condemning the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran for the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and calling for justice for the victims.
H. […]

Iran: A look at the ‘dark past’ of those in the running for Rouhani’s cabinet

Shima Silavi, Special to Al Arabiya English

 August 11, 2017

Anticipation is growing in Iran to discover Rouhani’s new proposed cabinet and the voters who elected him as their representative are interested to know who will aid their president in decision making during the four years to come.
Rouhani nominated all male figures to fill 17 of 18 […]

Recent suicides highlight ongoing Iranian human rights abuses

In January, a young woman in Iran committed suicide. Now, sadly, suicides have become increasingly common among Iranian women due to a variety of social ills, including state-mandated misogyny. But, in Mahdis’s case, it happened one day after she was released from prison. She was sexually abused by Iranian suppressive forces.
At only 26, the aspiring […]

Has the Iran Lobby Set its Sights on the Trump Administration?

Repeated attacks on Iranian dissidents featuring discredited talking points normally espoused by Tehran’s well-organized Washington lobby are landing with Donald Trump’s White House transition in full swing.Daniel Benjamin’s Politico Magazine hit job – Giuliani Took Money From a Group That Killed Americans. Does Trump Care? and Josh Rogin’s takedown in The Washington Post – Giuliani […]

The Washington Post: “In Syria’s Aleppo, Shiite militias point to Iran’s unparalleled influence”

By Hugh Naylor
November 20, 2016
BEIRUT — Syria’s government hopes a brutal siege will vanquish rebel holdouts in the city of Aleppo, a key battleground. But Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s troops aren’t leading the charge.
That task has been taken up by thousands of Shiite militiamen from Lebanon, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan who are loyal to Iran, […]

Huffington Post – “On Trump’s Presidential Victory: Losing Graciously and Winning Humbly”

by Dr. Majid Rafizadeh President of the International American Council

If politics were like sports, the losers would take their losses graciously; but Washington politics are not like sports.

Some still appear to have a difficult time at accepting the results of the presidential election, but they should not act like an attorney who lost his case before […]