MALCOLM: Trudeau government two-faced on Iran
Toronto Sun By Candice Malcolm Thursday, 7 December 2017 The Trudeau government continues to flip flop when it comes to its foreign policy objectives. Does Canada want to champion human rights and liberal democratic values, or does it want to befriend rogue nations and work to build new alliances –…
Princeton graduate student transferred to dangerous prison unit in Iran, wife says
Planet Princeton By Krystal Knapp Thursday, 7 December 2017 Xiyue Wang, the Princeton University graduate student and American citizen who has been in prison in Iran since the summer of 2016, has been moved from the general prison population to another unit called Ward 7 that is run by Iran’s…
Panel Urges International Community to Hold Iran Accountable for 1988 Massacre
Breitbart By Adelle Nazarian Sunday, 3 December 2017   WASHINGTON, DC – A panel of distinguished policy experts discussed the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Friday, emphasizing the need for the international community to hold Iran accountable for numerous, ongoing atrocities. Among those human…
Why Iran is increasing its military presence in Latin America
Arab News By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh  Sunday, 3 December 2017 Last week, Iran’s state-owned media extensively reported on its military involvement in Latin American countries, including Mexico, Cuba, Ecuador, Chile and Venezuela. Tehran is laying the groundwork to escalate its naval presence on the continent. These developments ought to be…
Armoured vehicles of Iraq's Iran-backed Popular Mobilisation Forces militias advance through Anbar province in the western desert bordering Syria on November 25, 2017. Ahmad Al Rubaye / AFP
The National By Joyce Karam Sunday, 3 December 2017 CIA chief and national security adviser say Tehran is stepping up campaign for influence in the region   Senior members of the Trump administration upped the ante against Iran over the weekend, revealing a warning sent to Revolutionary Guard commander Qassem…
Demonstrators hold placards before a march in support of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian mother who is in jail in Iran, in London, Britain, November 25, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
 The National By Noor Nanji Saturday, 2 December 2017 Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, already serving a five-year jail sentence for sedition, now faces new charges that could add 16 years to her prison term Iran state television has aired a new video about imprisoned British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, accusing her of running a global…
Family and supporters tie yellow ribbons to trees in Fortune Green, West Hampstead, to mark 365 days since British-Iranian mother, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was imprisoned in Tehran.
Politics Home By Lord Maginnis Thursday, 30 November 2017   Member of the British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) Lord Maginnis of Drumglass writes that efforts to free Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe must not be at the expense of the defence of every innocent person in Iran and that only domestic & international pressure 'will bring Iran…
Iran-Backed Shiite Militias Demand U.S. Leave Iraq
 Breitbart By Ben Kew Friday, 30 November 2017  A senior commander for the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) operating in Iraq, also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, demanded American military forces leave Iraqi soil following the defeat of the Islamic State. Hadi Al-Ameri, who is an Iraqi MP as well as a…
A fighter stands amidst the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017. Picture taken October 18, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters
Human Rights Watch By Tara Sepehri Far Friday, 30 November 2017 No Excuse for Sending a 13-Year-Old to War “How old are you?” the interviewer asks. “Thirteen,” replies the boy, in uniform. “Thirteen years – thirteen years old!” the interviewer repeats, proudly, as the camera pans upward to the grinning,…
Trump Admin Halts Taxpayer-Funded Purchases of Iranian Nuclear Materials
The washington Free Beacon BY: Adam Kredo Wednesday, 29 November 2017 Ends Obama-era scheme to buy Iranian heavy water, help keep Tehran in line with nuclear deal he Trump administration has put a stop to U.S. purchases of nuclear materials from Iran, a policy that first began under the Obama…
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External Links

Two Misguided Reports

  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    On 18 May 2005, the US based Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued a 28-page report (“the HRW Report”) concerning the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (“PMOI / MEK”).  Entitled ‘No Exit: Human Rights Abuses Inside the MKO Camps’, the HRW Report was essentially based on 12 hours of telephone interviews with 12…
  • Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    The RAND National Defense Research Institute published in July 2009 the report The Mujahedin-e Khalq: A Policy Conundrum for the Multi-National Force-Iraq, Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations). The report focuses on the circumstances surrounding the detention of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) at Camp Ashraf and “whether MeK members were taken into custody…