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The rush to Tehran amidst rise in executions

Iran Focus: Last week the U.N. Special Rapporteur for human rights in Iran told us what we all know too well, despite promises of moderation by President Hassan Rouhani, there has been a 'sharp rise' in the number of executions in Iran which is now the world's leading state executioner per capita.


Arming a dictator

Iran Focus: How would it go down with the American people to hear that President Obama had just ordered the sale of U.S. arms to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to massacre his opponents? Well, the Obama administration has done just that in Iraq. 


The slaughter intensifies under Rouhani

Iran Focus: Iran has registered 471 executions for the year as the world marked the Day Against the Death Penalty on October 10. Nearly half of those executions, 231, have occurred since the presidential election in June which brought to power Hassan Rouhani.


A facelift!

Iran Focus: Iran has a new president in cleric Hassan Rowhani. But this cosmetic facelift for a dead beat regime should not dupe the West into thinking that there are fresh prospects for a nuclear deal.


The window of opportunity that cannot be missed

Iran Focus: For those closely watching events in Iran, these are defining moments. If the United States and her allies miss the valuable potentials that these sensitive moments offer, future developments will not be as generous.