Iran and Region
Whilst the Iranian regime’s mouthpiece stands before the world in New York speaking of peace and humanity, suggesting a fantasy notion for a movement – “WAVE” – World Against Violence and Extremism, human rights agencies have maintained a record of gross human rights violations spanning over three decades, perpetrated by the Iranian government since its inception in 1979. Human rights violations include child executions; rape of virgin detainees on the eve of their execution; stoning to death; breaching the rule of evidence; disregarding the right to a fair trial; oppressing the right to...Read more
Regrettably, today the people of Iran are silenced to put up with the brutal, dictatorial and clerical beast of Islamic Republic; however the free world should not. As the West prepares to tango once more with this cunning regime, we should be mindful of what happened 75 years ago, exactly today, when appeasement was chosen over belligerence in Munich.
Dealing a final blow to this regime might not be the most amusing or even the most feasible option of all at the moment; nevertheless I firmly believe that the Middle East, and for that matter the world, without the fanatical Islamic...Read more
Last week was a long, Syria-focused one in the Capitol, and it seems that just about everyone feels that they have come out victorious. Everyone, that is, excepting for a senior delegation of the Syrian opposition. They left frustrated that, amid all the hype about Syria, hardly anyone in Washington would make the time to meet with them.
George Sabra, the visiting President of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC), the umbrella group of the Syrian opposition, warned that the international community is at risk of falling into another Syrian-Russian trap. Sabra protested that the Syrian...Read more
The wariness is understandable, but it does not make the cost of inaction any lower. Opponents in Congress, who can be found in both parties, seem to feel that if we simply don’t act, there will be no cost for us. President Obama and Secretary Kerry have pointed out that there will be a great cost to international norms that prohibit the use of terror weapons such as chemical...Read more
limited airstrikes on Syria that do not undermine the al Assad regime could actually work in Iran's favor. Such airstrikes could divide the rebellion between factions that oppose military intervention and those that favor it. Through their Syrian, Lebanese and Iraqi allies, the Iranians would then be able to better manage the rebellion, which includes radical Islamist elements.Read more
Iraqi security forces loyal to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, carried out another attack on the remaining members of Iranian dissident group, Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MeK) and killed 52 unarmed member of the banned group early Sunday at their camp north of Baghdad, the Iranian exiles said.
The assault on Camp Ashraf began at 5 a.m. and lasted until late afternoon. Iraqi troops tied the dissidents’ hands behind their backs and shot them in the head, according to eye-witnessesRead more
“The Iranian regime’s support for the regime of Bashar-Al-Assad thorough its cruel Quds Force is no secret, though the extent is yet to be known; nonetheless, what is worrisome for the region and the larger international community is the use of deadly chemical weapons in this conflict where Lebanese Hezbollah and Iran’s Quds forces have played and continue to play a crucial role. There are intelligence reports that such weapons are used in Syria by Iranian elements to serve Iran’s interest. First and foremost, continuous focus on Syria takes Iran’s Nuclear file off the radar. Iran,...Read more
“Given the history of the Iranian regime’s complicity and defiance, it seems almost impossible for the regime to make any concessions on its nuclear advancements, because in the regime’s ideology any concessions in any matter will be interpreted as a retreat, and will reciprocally treat any concessions by the west as a sign of their weakness; therefore, as long as this regime rules over Iran, outstanding issues of nuclear program, support for terrorism abroad and gross human rights violation inside Iran will not be resolved. Thus, at the moment, sanctions are the most feasible tools in...Read more
The head of Iran’s Commission Export Chamber of Commerce has warned that Iran can expect food shortages in the coming months. Meanwhile, a deputy in Iranian customs has said that 330 tons of medicine is currently stuck in Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International airport due to issues stemming from Iran’s multiple exchange rates.
Assadollah Asgarolladi, the head of the Export Chamber of Commerce and one of the wealthiest and most influential businessmen in Iran, said, “Unfortunately, with the events that have taken place recently, and the differences between the Central Bank, Ministry of...Read more