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Image of the claimed canal
Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, Arab NewsThursday, 14 April 2016 The news of the construction of a bridge over the Red Sea to connect Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and thus connect Asia to Africa, caught the attention of many. This is indeed a historical step that has political and economic ramifications. Within the…
Obama making one concession after another in response to Iran's post-deal demands
By Lawrence J. Haas, US NewsTuesday, 12 April 2016 We're witnessing a strange spectacle in U.S. foreign policy, one with no obvious precedent: President Barack Obama is trying desperately to protect his cherished nuclear deal with Iran, making one concession after another in response to Iran's post-deal demands to ensure…
The recent twitter exchange between Khamenei and Rafsanjani highlights the depth of the enduring straggle for power
Stratfor Geopolitical DiaryMonday, 11 April 2016 At the last minute, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani canceled a two-day working visit to Austria that was set to begin Wednesday, to the surprise of Iranian and Austrian observers. Rouhani's trip was intended to help Iran work out economic deals with Austria, part of an…
1979 Revolution: Black Friday is a game like no other to put it simply. This video game has angered the Iranian authorities
by Ky Henderson, Vice NewsTuesday, 5 April 2016 Reza sits, hands bound, in a dingy interrogation room. A single overhead light illuminates his face, bruised and bloodied by the soldiers who raided his safe house. On the table in front of him sits a tape recorder and a folder whose contents may…
Iran's Basij forces setting fire on France flag in Tehran
By Russ Read, Daily CallerSaturday, 9 April 2016 Iran is bolstering its key ally Syria by sending a paramilitary force full of zealot student soldiers fiercely loyal to the Islamic Republic and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. A media group close to the Iranian government, Mehr News Agency, reported Tuesday at least 30 members…
Iran is one of the nations implicated in the Panama papers scandal
Breitbart NewsFriday, 8 April 2016 Iran, with its puppet terrorist organization Hezbollah, is among the many nations implicated in the Panama Papers scandal, in which leaked documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca revealed world leaders were stashing millions of dollars in offshore corporations. The Algemeiner reports those leaked files expose “at least 33 people…
The imminent execution of Rashid Kouhi days after Iran was revealed to be the world’s second highest executioner in 2015 in Amnesty International’s annual death penalty report
Amnesty InternationalThursday, 7 April 2016 The scheduled execution of a 36-year-old man convicted on drug offences tomorrow, Saturday 9 April, demonstrates the Iranian authorities’ utter disregard for the right to life and their determination to continue with a staggering execution spree that saw nearly 1000 people put to death last year,…
Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Chairman Royce via Washington PostWednesday, 6 April 2016 Iran has yet to see the economic growth it wants from President Obama’s nuclear deal, and it’s demanding additional concessions — above and beyond the agreement — in return for nothing. Specifically, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei wants the United States to end sanctions…
Iran executed nearly 1000 people during 2015
By Ian Black, The GuardianWednesday, 6 April 2016 Iran executed almost 1,000 people last year, while executions in Pakistan were the highest ever recorded, according to an Amnesty Internationalreport that charts a dramatic rise in the numbers of those put to death around the world, reaching a quarter-century high. Amnesty’s annual…
Obama keeps dealing with Iran despite Iran's hostile behavior
By Michael Brenner, Huffington PostMonday, 4 April 2016 President Obama denounced Iran’s leaders for what he claimed was behavior that did not conform to the spirit of last year’s nuclear accord. He offered that judgment as justification for Washington’s continued effort to restrict the restoration of the IRI’s normal commercial…
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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…