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Iran Focus

London, 10 Nov - The Secretary-General of the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group is blaming Saudi Arabia for the shock resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri this weekend with no actual evidence to back up his claims.

Hassan Nasrallah claimed that Hariri has been arrested in Riyadh, even claiming to be seriously worried about Hariri’s safety and calling upon Saudi Arabia to “give us back our prime minister”.

This is, of course, designed to detract attention from the reasons that Hariri actually gave for his resignation in a speech on Saturday from Saudi Arabia.

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London, 7 Nov - The US needs to get tough on the Iranian Regime now, before the mullahs can target any more of the US’s interests in the Middle East.

The Iranian Regime needs little prompting to act against the US; in 2017 alone they’ve helped their proxy terrorist groups to fire upon Saudi Arabia, tried to murder Americans, attacked Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, and Syria, and support terrorist cells like the Taliban.

Only last week we learnt of the extensive relationship between the Iranian Regime and al Qaeda, which included providing money, training, and safe passage to the terrorists prior to 9/11 and then hiding high-ranking members (including Osama Bin Laden’s son) from American authorities afterwards.

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London, 23 Oct - Tehran. October 23, 2017. More than 2000 looted customers of IRGC affiliated financial institutions demonstrated in front of the parliament, security forces who were trying to disperse them with mayhem faced a strong resistance. People were chanting:

Shame, Shame on Security forces
Death to dictator, Cannon, Tank, Machine gun don't intimidate us

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London, 7 Nov - Iran has been a destructive force in the Middle East for decades, using proxy militias like Hezbollah, Hashd al-Shaabi, and Hamas to destabilise the region in order to gain eventual control, but since the recent Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum, the Regime has become even more blatant.

They are promoting strife in Iraq (by encouraging the Iraqi government to go after the Kurds) and showing the US how much influence Iran has over the Iraqi government by having Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Quds force (a militant branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC), appear in photos of the siege, after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told the Iran-backed militants to “go home”.

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London, 23 Oct - The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has told Iranian-backed militias and their Iranian advisers to leave Iraq and “go home”, following his meeting with the leaders of Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

The US and Saudi Arabia have long been concerned about the Iranian Regime’s influence over Iraq and its government following the 2003 US invasion and more recently the growth of the so-called Islamic State.

At a joint news conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir, Tillerson said: “Iranian militias that are in Iraq, now that the fight against Daesh and ISIS is coming to a close, those militias need to go home. The foreign fighters in Iraq need to go home and allow the Iraqi people to regain control.”

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London, 2 Nov - The Iranian Regime is now using fake news to discredit a female activist and the popular people’s resistance as a whole in order to pit the people against each other and divide an activist family.

Mere days after Donald Trump delivered his speech on the Iran deal and the oppression faced by the Iranian people, the Regime’s press published a false story about lifelong activist, Somayeh Mohammadi, defecting from the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).


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London, 20 Oct - Last week, Donald Trump turned US policy on Iran completely on its head with his speech addressing the Iranian Regime’s long history of aggressive behaviour towards America, starting with the 1979 US embassy seizure and hostage crisis.

It wasn’t just his decertification of Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal but his acknowledgement of the dangers that the Iranian Regime posed to their own people and the world at large that made his speech quite so revolutionary.

Trump’s speech was designed to show the world the deep divide between the authoritarian, theocratic Regime and the secular, multiethnic and pro-Western people of Iran before he moved on to the threat posed by Iran in terms of its ballistic missile program, support of terrorism, and destabilisation of the Middle East.

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London, 31 Oct - Smuggling and other imports by the entities of the Iranian Regime may soon bankrupt the economy according to recent reports.

The official figures from the Iran Customs Administration state that over $50 billion worth of goods is imported to Iran annually with a further $17-25 billion worth of goods being smuggled in.

It also shows that imports have risen by 15% in the first half of 2017 and non-oil exports have dropped by 3%. This is worrying because Iran’s economy is undeveloped and increased imports of goods that could easily be produced in Iran puts a real strain on native workers and contributes to the unemployment rate.

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London, 19 Oct - The President-her of the Iranian Resistance Forces has made a statement for the Italian Senate arguing that support for the Resistance is key in the fight for global peace and security.

Maryam Rajavi, who leads the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) which serves as a government-in-exile, expressed her gratitude that the Italian government had underscored the need to confront the Iranian Regime.

She said: “You have pinpointed an issue on which the world’s peace and security, the Middle East’s liberation from war, terrorism and instability, and the Iranian people’s freedom, all depend.”

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London, 30 Oct - In 2013, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised to improve the everyday lives of the Iranian people within the first 100 days of his presidency and 100 days following his take over, he declared that he had achieved this.

This declaration was as much a lie as his promises were. He hadn’t achieved this by the end of his first term in office, let alone at the 100-day mark.

In 2017, he made similar promises and now, as we close in on the 100-day deadline, Iran analyst Taher Khaljani assessed on Zamaneh Media that it is doubtful that Rouhani will achieve these promises in the little time he has left, if he ever intended to at all.

Jubin Katiraie

Last week, United States President Donald Trump refused to re-certify Iran as compliant to the 2015 nuclear deal. Congress is now in the 60-day debate period during which it must decide if the crippling economic sanctions that were in place before the deal was signed are to be reimposed.

This is now the chance for Trump to really define the US foreign policy towards Iran. He has vowed to ensure that the Iranian regime does not continue on its destructive path.

One way that Trump can really make a difference is by supporting the people of Iran. They have struggled for years under the torturous regime and are desperate for freedom.

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London, 28 Oct - On October 13th, President Trump announced the new US strategy towards Iran. The reaction to this strategy have been varied. Those who advocate the for continuing the JCPOA condemned it, claiming it will cause a loss of trust in America. Others believe the new strategy will serve both the interests of the US as well as the Iranian people.

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London, 19 Oct - This week the US foreign policy team unveiled its new policy on Iran and measures to address the nuclear deal, formally known as the JCPOA. On October 13th, President Trump laid out the major points of this new policy, which include the decertification of the JCPOA, and designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, in his 20-minute speech that marks a major policy change.

After Trump’s speech, the EU expressed its concern over the US abandoning the JCPOA. However, Israel and Saudi Arabia welcomed the new policy toward Tehran.

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London, 25 Oct - The Saudi Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, has stated that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia supports the new US position on the Iranian Regime, as put forth by Donald Trump, noting that the 2015 nuclear agreement contains several problems.

Al-Jubeir made these comments at a panel on the future of worldwide turbulence, organised by the Royal Institute of International Affairs (commonly known as Chatham House), on October 25.

During the London conference, Al-Jubeir said that the Iranian Regime’s policy of supporting terrorism and terrorist activity around the world was unacceptable and would have dire consequences.

Iran Focus

London, 18 Oct - There are four things in Iran that impact heavily on US foreign policy: Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, his personal terror squads (the Revolutionary Guards and its Quds Force unit), the Iranian Government led by so-called moderate Hassan Rouhani, and the Iranian people themselves whose views and values are incredibly different to that of their oppressive rulers.

The first, second, and third elements are hard to untangle.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is only answerable to Khamenei, controls much of the Iranian economy (often through illicit means), while the Quds Force (designated as a terrorist supporter by the US and Canada) seeks to destabilise the Middle East through proxy terror cells.

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London, 24 Oct - Donald Trump has publically opposed the 2015 nuclear deal ever since his Presidential campaign and so it was only right that he decertify Iran’s compliance with the agreement, as he did earlier this month.

In doing so, he has started to right the wrongs of US policy on Iran that far predate the last administration and although it is not clear what exactly will come of the decertification (increased sanctions, deal renegotiation, US withdrawal are all possible outcomes), it was the right move.


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London, 17 Oct - Donald Trump believes that the Iranian Regime may be changing its tone, just days after he decertified their compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, but stressed that this shift may not be genuine because they are skilled negotiators.

He said: “They negotiated a phenomenal deal for themselves but a horrible deal for the United States, and we’re going to see what happens.”

On October 16, just days after decertifying them, Trump said: “This nation has been taken advantage of for many, many years—for many decades, frankly—and I’m tired of watching it.”

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London, 24 Oct - When he described the clerical establishment of Iran as “a dictatorship with a façade of democracy,” former House Speaker and Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich added, “If you’re not part of the dictatorship, and you’re not acceptable to the dictator, you can’t run, and therefore to pretend that the elections actually offer any serious choice to the Iranian people is simply a fantasy.”

Gingrich made these comments while speaking at a luncheon held by the Organization of Iranian American Communities, OIAC at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Friday. Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield Jr., the Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs under the George W. Bush administration.

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London, 17 Oct - According to the reports, an athlete has been under arrest since August 2017 in Iran. He has been arrested for receiving an invitation from the Bodybuilding Federation of Israel and expressing interest in participating in the tournament. The athlete Mohammad Kahkesh was shortly detained in the ward of the Ministry of Intelligence and is currently in the general ward of Evin Prison.

In a letter, Mohammad Kahkesh emphasizes his innocence writing that he is the official trainer of the Iranian Fitness Federation, the sports consultant for more than 10 sports clubs in Khuzestan Province, and sports coach and consultant of the Iran national junior football team.

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