November 18, 2017

Iran Watch – February 2, 2009

[spoiler title=”Iran’s Ahmadinejad Endorses Another Holocaust Denial Conference”]
By Larry Derfner, Mideast Watch
The Obama administration’s expressed intention to try direct diplomacy with Iran has been rebuffed, at least publicly, by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who demanded an American “apology” for past injustices against his nation. Now, in another statement unlikely to win friends in Washington (not […]

Iran Watch – February 9th, 2009

[spoiler title=”Iran: A young man sentenced to a barbaric punishment of having his eyes blinded by Sulfuric acid”]February 5, 2009
NCRI website
NCRI – The Iranian regime’s Supreme Court approved a barbaric sentence of blinding the eyes of a young man by pouring Sulfuric acid in his eyes. Mullahs’ judiciary in Tehran had earlier sentenced the 27-year-old […]

January 26, 2009

[spoiler title=”EU to take Iranian group off terror blacklist”]
January 26, 2009
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) – European Union foreign ministers have decided to remove an Iranian opposition group from the EU’s terror list.
Diplomats say the decision takes affect on Tuesday and ensures that the assets of the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran will be unfrozen.
The move is […]

Iran Watch – December 29, 2008

[spoiler title=”UN General Assembly condemns rights abuses in Iran”]
December 19, 2008
Iran Focus
London, Dec. 19 – The United Nations General Assembly accused Iran on Thursday of continuing the practice of torture and punishments such as flogging, stoning and amputation of limbs. The UNGA adopted a Canadian-sponsored resolution by a vote of 69 in favour to 54 […]

Iran Watch – December 22, 2008

[spoiler title=”Court declines French, EU PMOI challenge”]
December 19, 2008
UPI
LUXEMBOURG, Dec. 19 (UPI) — A European court in Luxembourg issued a ruling in favor of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran, declining a challenge to maintain the group on state terrorist lists. The European Court of First Instance declined a request by the European Union and the […]

Iran Watch – December 15, 2008

[spoiler title=”President-elect Obama Should Engage Iranian Women Calling for Change”]
By all accounts, women played a pivotal role in the rise to prominence and election of Barack Obama. It is, therefore, fitting that women play a key role in helping him address one of his greatest foreign policy challenges – the growing threat from Islamic extremists, […]

Iran Watch – May 16, 2008

[spoiler title=”Don’t enable Iran’s offenses”]
Don’t enable Iran’s offenses
Congressman Bob Filner and Lord Corbett
Mercury News
5/15/2008
Peace movements always struggle with the balancing act of wanting to engage enemies without appeasing them. Peace activists don’t want war, but they also recognize that peace at any price can be costly. In the case of Iran, these choices are becoming […]

Iran Watch – May 9, 2008

[spoiler title=”Iranian Exiles Aren’t Terrorist Group, British Court Says”]
By JOHN F. BURNS
May 8, 2008
New York Times
LONDON – After a seven-year legal battle, Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that the British government was wrong to include an Iranian resistance group, the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran, on its list of banned terrorist groups.
Spokesmen for the group, […]

Iran Watch – May 2, 2008

[spoiler title=”War with Iran: Closer than Ever”]
Dan Rabkin
5/1/2008
Global Politician
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the Iranian Opposition’s parliament-in-exile, is one anti- regime organization worthy of Western support.
The NCRI’s 500+ members represent varying political tendencies and ethnic/religious groups within Iran. Kurds, Baluchis, Turkmens, Arabs, Sunni Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians all have representation, […]

Iran Watch – April 14, 2008

[spoiler title=”A Roadmap for Success in Iraq”]
Friday, April 11, 2008
By Alireza Jafarzadeh
Fox.com
On Tuesday, the top commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, and the top U.S. diplomat in Iraq shed new light on Tehran’s relentless meddling. At a hearing before the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees, Ambassador Ryan Crocker stated that the ayatollahs’ regime […]