03292015Sun

There is support for increasing sanctions on Iran in the new Republican-controlled US Congress to override veto threats by President Obama according to news reports. The Obama administration and other global powers are in negotiation with Tehran to convince the regime to give up its nuclear program. All the while, the White House has tried to make sure no law is passed in the US Congress for more sanctions so talks can continue unhindered.

Iran FocusIran's ruling tyrants have executed yet another political prisoner. Why is the West ignoring abhorrent human rights violations in Iran? The ongoing nuclear negotiations with Tehran are simply not an excuse.

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.

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. 

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.

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