November 23, 2017

United Nations Report on Syria

Published: February 23, 2012 by the New York Times
The 72-page report from the U.N. Human Rights Council about events in Syria.

U.S. reportedly gives billions to firms doing business with Iranian regime

Reuters
Monday, 08 March 2010
Washington (Reuters) – The U.S. government, while pushing for tougher sanctions against Tehran, has given $107 billion in the past 10 years to U.S. and foreign companies doing business in Iran, much of it in the energy sector, the New York Times reported in its Sunday editions.
Despite the threat of punishment for […]

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 Thursday to seize properties in Queens and across the country where several mosques are located in a broad move against a nonprofit organization that was accused of illegally providing money and other services to Iran. The organization, the Alavi Foundation, […]

Going, Ready or Not

By Mohammed Hussein
New York Times
BAGHDAD– The withdrawal of American forces from Iraqi city centers is a remarkable moment in Iraq’s modern history. The Iraqi government publicly celebrated that event as never before, linking it to the 1920 revolution against British forces in Iraq, and describing it as “the day of victory.”
But Iraqis have their worries: […]

Iranian Dissidents’ Fate in Iraq Shows Limits of U.S. Sway

By Mark Mazzetti and Mark Landler
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Last September, Gen. David H. Petraeus told reporters in Baghdad that the United States had been assured by the Iraqi government that the 3,400 Iranian dissidents in a camp in eastern Iraq would continue to be protected after the Americans turned over responsibility for the camp […]

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 Iran.  We will discuss the event with demonstration spokesman, Mr. Nasser Rashidi via telephone.
Mr. Nasser Rashidi:
The rally yesterday was a large demonstration which began at the U.S. Congress, through Pennsylvania Avenue, that ended at the White House.  Participants included representatives […]

With Local Control, New Troubles in Iraq

By Rod Nordland
New York Times
BAGHDAD — Iraqis are in many ways taking to heart the adage that all politics is local, as Americans hand over to them ever greater control of affairs in the provinces. That local control, however, has brought more horror stories than successes in the past few days.
The New York Times
The crime […]

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 push by the Iraqi government to deport its members as a result of undue Iranian influence.
Some 3,800 members of the group, the People’s Mujahedeen, live in a fenced-off camp north of Baghdad, where they have enjoyed the protection of the […]

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 Senate Armed Services Committee, after completing a two-day tour of Iraq, said Monday that the government of Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki should be voted from office because it has proved incapable of reaching the political compromises required to end […]