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Iran aims to cheat its way into the nuclear club
New York Post, By Editorial Board Monday, 18 September 2017 Team Trump is facing up to the fact that Iran is regularly cheating on the Obama administration’s nuclear deal — even if it’s not yet clear what they’ll do about it. “Iran has already violated parts of the agreement,” National…
Trump considers ending Iran deal ahead of key deadline
Washington Examiner, By Sarah Westwood Monday, 18 September 2017 President Trump is weighing whether to nullify the Iran nuclear deal next month, as proponents of the agreement rally to its defense ahead of a key deadline that will force Trump to reevaluate its future. The president faces pressure to fulfill his…
ANALYSIS: Comprehending Trump’s new Iran policy
Al Arabiya English, By Heshmat Alavi Monday, 18 September 2017 There is a new understanding in Washington over how US President Donald Trump, set to deliver his first United Nations General Assembly speech tomorrow, can tackle the Iran challenge. It would be wrong to view the conglomerate of Iran-created crises through…
War in Syria: Assad thanks Iran and North Korea for help in letters to two Supreme Leaders opposed to U.S.
Newsweek, By Tom O'Connor Friday, 15 September 2017 Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has expressed his gratitude to the supreme leaders of Iran and North Korea in two recent letters thanking them for standing behind his government, which has been accused by the West of perpetrating human rights abuses throughout a…
Hardliner Hassan Rouhani: Profile of an astute deceiver
Al Arabiya English, By Tony Duheaume Friday, 15 September 2017 Friday, 15 September 2017 When it comes to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is shrewder than those who preceded him, as being a well-practiced schemer, he knows how to play the West. With his thoughts centred solely on regime survival, Rouhani…
Iran-deal backers finally start to admit its gaping flaws
New York Post, By Eli Lake  Friday, 15 September 2017 The public line from the supporters of the Iran nuclear deal in the last two years has been clear. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the core agreement is known, is wonderful. As President Barack Obama said after its…
House votes to block aircraft sales to Iran
The Hill, By Cristina Marcos Wednesday, 13 September 2017 The House adopted measures on Wednesday to prevent sales of commercial aircraft to Iran, despite warnings from some Democrats that it would undermine the international accord to curtail the country’s nuclear weapons program. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) offered two amendments to…
US Military Readying a More Aggressive Approach Against Iran
VOA, Jeff Seldin Thursday, 14 September 2017  The United States is looking to counter Iranian influence in the Middle East with a more aggressive approach in cyberspace. “They operate almost entirely in what we refer to as the gray zone, that space between normal international competition and armed conflict,” the commander of…
Iran interference in Arab world grave menace—Kuwait
Arab News, By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief Tuesday, 13 September 2017 Manama: Iran’s interference in Arab domestic affairs and its spread of terrorism represent a grave menace to the security and stability of the Arab region, Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister has said. “Despite Kuwait’s efforts to open up communication channels…
Report: Trump eyeing more aggressive response to Iran
The Hill, By Mallory Shelbourne Tuesday, 12 September 2017 President Trump is reportedly considering a more aggressive strategy toward Iran that would include reactions to the Iranian military and proxies. Reuters on Monday reported details of the strategy, which was assembled by Defense Secretary James Mattis, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Secretary…
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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…