Obama keeps having to change the terms of the original nuclear agreement to please Tehran
By Post Editorial Board, New York PostMonday, 18 April 2016 Just how far will President Obama go to protect the nuclear deal with Iran — which he sees as central to his legacy? We’ll be finding out soon. Tehran is loudly threatening to pull out of the accord unless it…
International banks and corporations still wary of doing business with the Iranian regime
By Luis Ramirez, Voice of AmericaFriday, 15 April 2016 Three months after the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, banks and other corporations are wary of doing business in the country due to concerns over running afoul of U.S. sanctions, especially as U.S. lawmakers ponder a clampdown over Iran’s missile development.…
Alejo Vidal Quadras, former vice president of EU Parliament
Introduction The two “elections” in the Islamic Republic of Iran, for Parliament (Majlis) and the Assembly of Experts (Khobregān), held simultaneously on 26 February 2016, were welcomed in most of the western media as a great victory for the “moderates” or “reformists,” headed by President Rouhani and his mentor, former…
Doing business with Iran only encourages its abuse of human rights
NewsweekFriday, 15 April 2016 In July this year, British Airways will relaunch six weekly direct flights from London to Tehran. And if you sit in first class, you are likely to see well-heeled Western executives jetting off to try to establish joint ventures or sell their high-end technologies in what is one…
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…
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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…