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The state of Iran’s presidential election after recent exits
English Al-Arabiya, By Heshmat Alavi Wednesday, 17 May 2017 Tehran Mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf’s early exit on Tuesday from Iran’s presidential election even prior to the May 19 polls, with no candidates until now forecasted to gain more than 50% of the votes, came as an unexpected turn of events. This can…
Iran: Election Protests, Calling Mrs. Rajavi For President
Huffington Post, By Dr. Majid RafizadehTuesday, 16 May 2016 Iran’s presidential election will be held on Friday May 19. In the run-up to the Iranian government presidential election, many people across the country are calling to boycott the elections. The activists of the network of the Iranian opposition movement, the National…
Iran’s set to choose another angry president
New York Post, By Benny AvniMonday, 15 May 2017 What a surprise: Iran’s presidential election, scheduled for the weekend, is trending just the way Tehran’s powers-that-be like it — that is, a hardliner, Ebrahim Raisi, is on course to edge past his sweeter-talking opponent, President Hassan Rouhani. It’s, in part,…
Russia and Iran: Uncomfortable bedfellows
Arab News, By Baria Alamuddin Sunday, 14 May 2016 Is the tactical alliance between Russia and Iran in countries such as Afghanistan, Yemen and Syria a shotgun marriage of convenience or a durable mutual bond? Their goal of protecting their ally Bashar Assad has put them on the same team in Syria.…
Iran: A sham Election Rejected by the Iranian People
American Thinker, By Hamid BahraniMonday, 15 May 2017 Genuine elections in democratic countries are periodic, inclusive, free, and competitive between different parties based on international standards such as transparent monitoring and independent election commission.  This is how lawmakers and executives are elected by citizens in a democracy, providing people the opportunity…
Giulio Terzi, Italy's former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Newsweek, By Giulio TerziMonday, 15 May 2017 Major changes appear to be underway in Western policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. For those who had been concerned about the conciliatory nature of President Barack Obama’s approach, there were immediate signs of hope to be seen when the new administration took…
Iran, Change of Attitude
Asharq Al-Awsat, By Abdulrahman Al-RashedFriday, 12 May 2016 As the US President complained to Russian Foreign minister over Iran’s attitude and the importance of suppressing it, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was publicly warning citizens that “they want to change Iran’s attitude and this means changing our regime”. Tehran is…
U.S. Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats / Getty Images
Washington Free Beacon, By Adam KredoFriday, 12 May 2017 Increased ICBM work offers pathway to long-range nuclear weapon Iran continues to make critical technological strides in its efforts to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons over great distances, efforts that violate international prohibitions, according to the director of national…
Khamenei, Iranian regime's supreme leader
Al Arabiya English, By Heshmat AlaviFriday, 12 May 2017 Senior Iranian officials have been heard making strong comments and threats against its neighbors in the region, specifically Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Although being alert is always advised vis-à-vis the Iranian regime, knowledge regarding the nature of the mullahs’ apparatus reassures us…
How Does Election-Rigging Work in Iran?
American Thinker, By Reza ShafieeFriday, 12 May 2017 Around the time of Iran’s presidential elections, for as far back as the first round in 1980, vote-rigging has not been unusual. Ever since the regime’s founding father Ruhollah Khomeini took power, a pattern was set to “select” a man for the…
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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…