Iran, Russia fight Assad's war for him (Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia)
Asharq Al-AwsatFriday, 26 Febuary 2016 Last week I enjoyed reading an article by the American writer Thomas Friedman entitled ‘The Many Mideast Solutions’ about what Middle East the next US president should expect to see. Before that, a friend of mine who is a senior researcher in International Affairs at…
Iran Women tear-gassed by the Iranian regime's suppressive forces during protests in June, 2009.
By Nahid Hematabadi, The DiplomatMonday, 22 February 2016 Iran’s theocracy has waged a long war against the nation’s artists. It was around this time 37 years ago when a popular uprising overthrew the Shah of Iran and established democracy in the midst of the ancient culture of my home country. It…
Dr. Mohammad Maleki, former Tehran University president
By Dr. Mohammad Malaki  Dr. Mohammad Malaki is a known figure of the mullahs’ opposition inside Iran and the first dean of Tehran University following the 1979 revolution who spent years in prison for the “crime” of opposing the mullahs’ dictatorship in Iran. Dr. Malaki has written an article entitled,…
Natalio Alberto Nisman was an Argentine lawyer who worked as a federal prosecutor, noted for being the chief investigator of the 1994 car bombing of the Jewish center in Buenos Aires. He was murdered on January 18, 2015
By Nasser HaghighiTuesday, 23 February 2016 In 1994 the Argentine Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA) center in Buenos Aires was targeted in a massive truck bomb blast, leaving more than 80 people killed and 200 others wounded. This bombing was carried out by the ruling ayatollahs in Iran with the support of…
Iran-Russia-Syria Alliance Is The Middle East’s ‘Number One Problem’
The Daily CallerSaturday, 20 February 2016 James Jeffrey, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq, made a provocative assertion Tuesday when he said the burgeoning alliance between Iran, Russia and Syria is the primary problem facing the Middle East today. Speaking during a panel discussion for the launch of the Atlantic Council’s new…
Iranian regime's priority is to fund terrorism rather than  recover its economy
By Majid Sadeghpour, The HillThursday, 18 February 2016 Recently the United States House of Representatives passed the “Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act,” which bars removal by the executive branch, of certain Iranian individuals and financial institutions from a restricted U.S sanctions list. Iranian government’s phony diplomatic maneuvering after the nuclear…
An Iranian woman rising a banner demanding women's right to attend sport stadium
Human Rights WatchTuesday, 16 February 2016 Turning Away Female Spectators Violates Assurances Made by Volleyball Federation (New York) – Iranian authorities’ decision to prevent women from attending an international beach volleyball tournament this week, despite prior assurances, is a disappointing step backwards for women’s equal access to attend public sporting…
No, Iran is Not a Democracy
By Michael J. Totten, worldaffairsjournal- Michael J. Totten's blogMichael J. Totten's blogTuesday, 16 February 2016 Vox magazine just published a video on YouTube narrated by Max Fisher that supposedly explains how the next Iranian election could make history. He starts by saying that Iran is confusing because it has “an unelected Supreme Leader…
U.S., rebels accuse Russia of hitting civilian targets with airstrikes Airstrikes in rebel-held northern Syria Monday hit a number of sites, including a hospital funded by Doctors Without Borders, the organization said. Photo: Getty
By Sam Dagher, The Wall Street JournalWednesday, 17 February 2016 BEIRUT—In a mausoleum here for slain members of Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Shiite militant group, a woman prayed next to the tomb of her son’s best friend who was killed three years ago in Damascus, she said, in an attack in…
Iranian regime, through the Houthis succeeded to gain the rule in Yemen
By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed, Asharq Al-Awsat Tuesday, 16 February 2016 Ten months ago, three gangs took over Yemen; the Iranian supported militia who are known as Houthis, the forces of the ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh who was forced out after the Arab Spring and Al-Qaeda which swiftly filled the vacuum. Yemen has…
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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…