The US Congress has called on the US Government to launch an inquiry into the use of American weapons for the purposes of killing members of the Iranian opposition the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Iraq at Camp Liberty.
Source: TAPA Bay Times
By: jon Greenberg
As the pundits look ahead to 2015, they know that time is running out for the United States to reach a permanent deal with Iran over its nuclear program.
An Iranian official has defended the regime's soaring execution rate for drugs offences under so-called 'moderate' President Hassan Rouhani.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed economic penalties on six people and three companies accused of helping Iran's government obtain hundreds of millions in U.S. currency or evade existing sanctions.
The United States Senator John McCain has asked the Iraqi Prime Minister to expel the Iranian forces from Iraq, according to an Iraqi source.
The Iranian regime’s military involvement has dramatically increased in Iraq over the past year, the Washington Post reported citing U.S., Iraqi and Iranian sources.
DUBAI (Reuters) - A sniper killed an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander who was training Iraqi troops and Shi'ite militia fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in the Iraqi city of Samarra, official Iranian media reported on Sunday.
There are currently thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guards stationed in a number of Iraqi cities to help Tehran regime its loss in Iraq after the ouster former Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, according to the Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
Source: The Wall Street Journal
A Washington Post reporter is going on his sixth month in an Iranian prison.
Source: THE DAILY BEAST
My father, an Iranian blogger, is being psychologically tortured and imprisoned—all for blogging about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
BY: James Morrison
The leader of the Iranian democratic resistance sent Christmas greetings to Christian supporters, calling the birth of Jesus a time of hope for "emancipation and liberty."
Source: THE HILL
BY: Alejo Vidal-Quadras
Twelve years since the revelation of secret sites in Natanz and Arak, the international community still pursues an answer to the persistent question about the nature and objective of the Iranian nuclear program.
Source: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
This will be Pastor Farshid Fathi’s fourth Christmas in an Iranian prison, yet his fortitude, faith and indomitable spirit continues to impress and encourage.
Source: THE WALL STREET JORNAL
By: EMANUELE OTTOLENGHI andSAEED GHASSEMINEJAD
To pay for it, Rouhani will have to tax a disgruntled middle class. Luckily he’ll have well-paid Guards to quash any potential unrest.Hasan Rouhani submitted his 2015 budget proposal earlier this month to the Majlis, Iran’s parliament. The proposal suggests that, contrary to the Iranian president’s reputation for moderation in the West, “Rouhanomics” is really about bolstering the regime’s repressive apparatus while at the same time modifying some of the more reckless policies of his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad .
DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- The Iraqi speaker of parliament said Monday from Syria his government was mindful of regional players working against Tehran in the global oil marketplace.
Source: AL ARABIYA
A senior Syrian army general who defected in 2012 said in a recent interview that President Bashar al-Assad had sold out Syria to Iran and opted to use repression and violence as a means of snuffing out dissent right from the start of the uprising against his rule in 2011.
Source: THE LONGWAR JORNAL
By: BILL ROGGIO AND CALEB WEISS
Wathiq al Battat, the leader of the Mukhtar Army and secretary-general of Hezbollah in Iraq, was killed yesterday in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala. Battat had formed the Mukhtar Army in early 2013 and has received support from Iran's Qods Force.
by: Alejo Vidal-Quadras
Today the Iranian people are facing one of the worst violations of human rights in contemporary times. Over 1200 executions in the past 15 months of Rouhani’s presidency, Government organized acid attacks against women for “mal-veiling” and the brutal hanging of 26-year-old girl Reyhaneh Jabbari, are terrible events that have shocked the world.
By Amir Emadi
Source: The Hill
Talk about the “wrong prism” to view Iran. An Iranian regime consulate employee in New York has recently taken to the American press to spew Tehran’s propaganda against the main Iranian opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK). He is on a mission.
In principle, the emissaries of the “world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism” should not have the audacity to regulate how others should see Iran. They have no legitimacy at home, and they should not assert legitimacy abroad. Imagine how ridiculous it would be for the diplomats of Kim Jong-un or Bashar al-Assad or Adolph Hitler to extol the virtues of their murderous wrath and pretend to act on their citizenry’s behalf. Iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s emissaries are no different.
Source: American Thinker
By Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison
The Obama administration has obviously decided to go silent on human rights abuses in Iran in hopes of concentrating like a laser on arms control. It is true that it is urgently necessary to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. The last three administrations -- Clinton, Bush, and Obama -- have agreed on that if on little else.
The operating assumption for the U.S. negotiators with Iran is that if we make a big fuss about human rights abuses -- intensifying under President Hassan Rouhani -- it will impede our ability to strike a deal on nuclear weapons.
Detroit (AP) –The family of a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Iran says he is going on a hunger strike and has dictated a letter asking President Barack Obama not to forget him as dialogue continues between the two countries over Iran’s nuclear activities.
Amir Hekmati told the family by phone Tuesday about the hunger strike, Sarah Hekmati said in an email to The Associated Press.
The West must 'show resolve' if it is to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb, the leader of the Iranian Resistance has told a conference the European Parliament.
Maryam Rajavi also told MEPs and dignitaries that cooperating with the regime in Tehran in the battle against terror group ISIS was a 'recipe for disaster'.
The Organization of Iranian American Communities-US (OIACUS.org) has organized a three-day photo exhibition to be followed by a briefing at the U.S. House of Representative to highlight the rapidly deteriorating situation of human rights in Iran.
The exhibition, entitled, “Don’t sacrifice human rights at the altar of nuclear talks,” feature posters and photos, depicting the horrific dimensions of human rights abuses in Iran since Hassan Rouhani became president in August 2014.
TEHRAN — Iran's telecommunications minister has said his technicians are developing a system to identify any Internet user in the country at the moment of logging on, the ISNA news agency reported Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for more than four months was formally charged Saturday after a day-long proceeding in a Tehran courtroom, the newspaper reported.