October 22, 2017

Can the Obama administration deliver the tough Iran sanctions it has pledged?

IRAN HAS finally offered its response to an international call for negotiations on its nuclear program, ahead of a late September deadline set by the Obama administration. But the “package of proposals” Tehran delivered to representatives of the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany on Wednesday did not even address its continuing […]

Draft Resolution Supporting Iranian Election Protests Gains Support

CQ TODAY ONLINE NEWS – FOREIGN POLICY
Draft Resolution Supporting Iranian Election Protests Gains Support
By Caitlin Webber, CQ Staff
When House Republicans pushed a draft resolution supporting Iranian protestors Tuesday, critics said they were seeking political points against a circumspect President Obama.
But when House Democrats signed onto the effort Thursday night, getting an apparent green light for […]

Exiled group says race on in Iran to build bomb

PARIS (Reuters) – Iran will redouble efforts to build an atomic bomb following Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s victory in a presidential election but
could still be deterred by tough sanctions, the head of an exiled Iranian group said Saturday.
Maryam Rajavi, leader of the French-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), told Reuters that Western powers had to […]

Appeasing Iran’s Mullahs

By: Kazem Kazerounian
Iran’s lobbyists in Washington are celebrating the White House announcement that U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns will attend talks in Geneva between the EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and Iran’s negotiator Saeed Jalili.
However, many political observers are puzzled by the unexpected change of heart of the U.S. administration of George W. […]

Inside Iran’s secretive Qods Force

Claude Salhani
Since 2003 Iran has spent billions of dollars in Iraq, mobilized vast government resources and unleashed the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, all in an effort to spread its hegemony and the Islamic revolution, according to sources in the Iranian resistance. In a speech U.S. President George W. Bush delivered on […]

The only Iran war is within Iran

UN concern over repression in Iran is a signal that the regime’s worst enemy isn’t the US but itself.
December 20, 2007
The world put Iran’s Islamic rulers on notice this week, and not for violating nuclear norms. The 192-member United Nations General Assembly voted its “deep concern” over escalating atrocities in Iran, such as stoning, repression […]

The only Iran war is within Iran

The Christian Science Monitor
Posted: December 20, 2007

The world put Iran’s Islamic rulers on notice this week, and not for violating nuclear norms. The 192-member United Nations General Assembly voted its “deep concern” over escalating atrocities in Iran, such as stoning, repression of female dissidents, and persecution of human rights defenders.
The government’s mounting campaign against its […]

Iranians named over Buenos Aires bombing

Iran Focus
Tim Shipman & Phillip Sherwell
The Sunday Telegraph
Posted: November 11, 2007

Iran’s deputy defence minister is one of five top Teheran officials placed on Interpol’s most wanted list for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Argentina that killed 85 people, The Telegraph can reveal.
Ahmad Vahidi, a brigadier-general in the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards, […]