November 23, 2017

Nikki Haley shows blinders may finally be off on US-Iran policy

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In a recent speech at the American Enterprise Institute, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Nikki Haley sought to dismantle the political and intellectual firewall that has, for over a decade, thwarted the development of a comprehensive U.S. policy toward Iran.
Haley rejected the prevailing notion that Iran’s nuclear activities comprise a special sort of threat that can […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ransom for Freed Hostages Invites Tehran to Take More!

Reuters

Iran-linked groups focus of Baghdad kidnapping probe: U.S. sources
WASHINGTON/DAVOS | BY MARK HOSENBALL AND DAVID BRUNNSTROM
Fri Jan 22, 2016

Asaib Ahl al-Haq Shi’ite militia fighters from the south of Iraq run during a mission to take control of Sulaiman Pek village from Islamist State militants, in the northwest of Tikrit city September 1, 2014.
REUTERS/YOUSSEF BOUDLAL

U.S. intelligence […]

Kerry Acknowledges Iran May Misuse Funds, Draws Fire From Congress

The Wall Street Journal

FELICIA SCHWARTZ

Jan. 21, 2016

DAVOS, Switzerland—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said some of the funds freed up by the implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal could end up in the hands of the hard-liner Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and wouldn’t rule out the possibility that they could be used for terrorism, but […]

Iran broadcasts rare images of underground missile bases

By Dana Ford, CNN
October 15, 2015
(CNN) At first glance it looks like the set of a James Bond movie — a seemingly impregnable mountain base packed full of uniformed men and sinister-looking missiles on their launch vehicles parked along a long tunnel buried deep underground.
But this is in fact a real-life missile facility in Iran, […]

Coalition against occupation of Yemen should be elevated to evicting Iranian regime from region

Maryam Rajavi to Arab Summit: Coalition against occupation of Yemen should be elevated to evicting Iranian regime from region

Maryam Rajavi, speaks at a conference at the Council of Europe, January 2015

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, reiterated in a statement, on the need for joint action and unity against the religious terrorist […]

Iran regime’s quarter-century planning for occupation of Yemen

Iran regime’s quarter-century planning for occupation of Yemen by its proxies
Monday, 30 March 2015

Following its defeat in the Iran-Iraq war, since a quarter of a century ago, by drawing on its experience in shaping the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Iranian regime planned to take advantage of Yemen’s religious fabric to form a mercenary group in that […]