January 22, 2018

Profile: Mir-Hossein Moussavi

He is known as “Khomeini’s prime minister during the Iran-Iraq war.” This aptly depicts Mirhossein Mossavi’s position as the regime’s prime minister during the destructive eight year war with Iraq.
Moussavi was born in 1941 in northwestern Iran. He was virtually unknown among intellectuals and political activists prior to the 1979 revolution which overthrow Shah’s dictatorship. […]

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 […]

UN Sees Iranian Rights Abuses

By Edith M. Lederer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a draft resolution Tuesday expressing “deep concern” at the systematic human rights violations in Iran, including torture, flogging, amputations, stoning and public executions.
The 192-member world body adopted the resolution by a vote of 73-53 with 55 abstentions.
The resolution is not legally binding but […]