Hassan Rouhani greets Boris Johnson in Tehran earlier this week. AFP
The National By Con Coughlin Thursday, 14 December 2017 It has been the impossible goal of British foreign policy for nearly four decades: trying to identify the so-called “moderates” in Iran’s political establishment that the West could do business with. Back in the 1980s I remember Sir Geoffrey Howe, the then…
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif cautioned in the New York Times: "As the nuclear deal and the Middle East enter uncharted and potentially combustible territory, it is imperative that Europe helps ensure that we don't soon find ourselves repeating history." However, if there's any lesson to take away from past history, it's that concessions and leniency will only render the Iranian regime more brutal and bolder in the pursuit of its destructive goals. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
The Washington Examiner By Amir Basiri  Tuesday, 12 December 2017 In an op-ed published in the New York Times, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif warned European countries against doubling down against Tehran’s ballistic missile program and terrorist forays in the Middle East. While upending the truth about his regime’s nefarious agendas and blaming…
Shiite rebels walk amid the rubble of the Republican Palace that was destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday by his onetime allies, the Iran-backed Houthis. Sanaa has witnessed heavy fighting since last week between Saleh's loyalists and Houthis forcing many Yemenis to cower indoors fearing the violent street clashes. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
The Washington Examiner By Amir Basiri  Tuesday, 12 December 2017   The killing of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the Iran-backed Houthi militias was Tehran’s latest desperate measure to save face in a war it’s losing. If Iran enjoyed the upper hand in Yemen, matters could have been resolved with talks…
A man looks at photos of some of the people executed in Iran during a rally outside the UN headquarters in New York on Sept. 20, 2016. (AP)
Al Arabiya English By Heshmat Alavi Tuesday, 12 December 2017 From day one the regime of Iran has been based on the pillars of domestic crackdown, and exporting terrorism and a reactionary, religious mentality. As we speak, spreading extremism and Islamic fundamentalism remains a cornerstone policy of Iran’s state-run strategy,…
Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 20, 2017, in New York City. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Newsmax By Raymond Tanter  Sunday, 10 December 2017 Today is Human Rights Day! Is this a day for celebration or mourning? Ordinarily, such a day would be for festivity; but, this day is not a usual moment in time. Why? The Iranian regime is the source of human rights abuses. Iran is…
Argentinians marking the one-year anniversary of the death of Alberto Nisman.CreditNatacha Pisarenko/Associated Press
The New York Times By Mark Dubowitz And Toby Dershowitzdec Monday, 11 December 2017   One morning last week, Argentines woke up to a political earthquake: A judge had charged a former president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, with “treason against the homeland,” punishable by up to 25 years in prison. Her crime? Nothing less than…
Iran’s Mounting Ideological Challenges
Huffingtonpost By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh Thursday, 7 December 2017 In the past year, the regime of Iran has been dealing with a set of aggravating political and military challenges in the region and across the globe. Tehran is now facing a U.S. administration adopting a tougher stance against its belligerence and a…
MALCOLM: Trudeau government two-faced on Iran
Toronto Sun By Candice Malcolm Thursday, 7 December 2017 The Trudeau government continues to flip flop when it comes to its foreign policy objectives. Does Canada want to champion human rights and liberal democratic values, or does it want to befriend rogue nations and work to build new alliances –…
Princeton graduate student transferred to dangerous prison unit in Iran, wife says
Planet Princeton By Krystal Knapp Thursday, 7 December 2017 Xiyue Wang, the Princeton University graduate student and American citizen who has been in prison in Iran since the summer of 2016, has been moved from the general prison population to another unit called Ward 7 that is run by Iran’s…
Panel Urges International Community to Hold Iran Accountable for 1988 Massacre
Breitbart By Adelle Nazarian Sunday, 3 December 2017   WASHINGTON, DC – A panel of distinguished policy experts discussed the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Friday, emphasizing the need for the international community to hold Iran accountable for numerous, ongoing atrocities. Among those human…
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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…