By Jubin Katiraie

The US has tightened travel restrictions on over a dozen Iranian diplomats and their families living in New York, according to a US diplomatic note sent to the Iran mission to the United Nations on July 12.

These diplomats are subject to the same restrictions that the US imposed on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who arrived in the country on Sunday amid heightened tensions between the two nations.

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By Pooya Stone

It has been confirmed that an academic with dual French and Iranian nationality has been arrested and detained during a trip to Iran. Fariba Adelkhah is a researcher at the prestigious Sciences Po university in Paris.

In a live broadcast on Tuesday, Gholamhossein Esmaili, a spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary confirmed that she was in custody in the country, but refused to give any further information. Esmaili said: “This person was detained recently (...) but due to the nature of the case, this is not the proper time to give any information about it.”

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By Pooya Stone

The Washington Times has published a selection of speeches made by president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main opposition to Iran’s rulers, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.

Through all of her speeches, Mrs. Rajavi makes it very clear that the aim of the NCRI and its main constituent group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq, PMOI or MEK) is to achieve freedom, human rights and democracy and has repeatedly emphasized the importance of achieving this through peaceful means.

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By Jubin Katiraie

Tensions in the Middle East are escalating with the Iran’s government standing accused of being responsible for a number of provocations. The United States has been particularly vocal about Iran’s belligerence in the region and it has requested military backing in the Strait of Hormuz.

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By Jubin Katiraie

Three Iranian social activists, active against the regime, have been arrested in Robat Karim, near Tehran, according to the Mehr news agency, affiliated to the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

Mehr news agency did not mention any names, but accused the arrested of having links with the opposition Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MEK or PMOI) and having planned activities in the cities of Robat Karim and Nassir Shahr.

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By Pooya Stone

Former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, a member of the so-called ‘reformist’ faction, said that the “dangers” of regime change by and for the people of Iran will only increase as the public become more disillusioned with the supposed reformists.

Khatami, who was once called the “leader of the reform”, was speaking before a group of engineers when he made these comments, according to the state-run Jamaran website.

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By Pooya Stone

Some 15,000 Iranians gathered in Berlin on Saturday, July 6, to protest the EU’s ongoing “appeasement” of Iran’s clerical establishment and show their support for the Iranian opposition, its leader Maryam Rajavi, and her 10-point plan for a free Iran.

Rajavi addressed the protesters via a video message that they were essential in helping to overthrow the “mullahs’ regime”, noting that their activism is showing the Iranian people not to give up in the fight for democracy and sovereignty in Iran, expressing to Western governments that a strict anti-appeasement policy on Iran is welcomed by Iranians, and telling the Iranian regime that its time is nearly up.

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By Jubin Katiraie

Every year, Iran’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin (PMOI), otherwise known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), and its parent coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Iranians from all over the world and many distinguished guests from numerous countries gather to support the opposition movement and the people of Iran in the quest for a ‘Free Iran’. For the past few years, this major event has taken place in Paris, but this year it was held in Ashraf 3, the new home of the MEK, in Albania.

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By Pooya Stone

British marines and Gibraltar port authorities detained a supertanker on Thursday that they believed to be carrying crude oil from Iran to Syria in a violation of European Union sanctions.

The ship was detained 4 kilometres south of Gibraltar in disputed waters claimed by both Britain and Spain. The tanker is now impounded.

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By Pooya Stone

This weekend, president Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani was in Tirana, Albania joining a large gathering by the Iranian resistance to call for a free Iran. Among the guests, former Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT) could be named.

The two spoke at the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) celebration calling for the fall of the mullahs’ regime and the establishment of a new democratic republic realizing freedom of press, women, and religion. The group advocates a 10-point plan presented by its president-elect Maryam Rajavi for the future of Iran.

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By Pooya Stone

The Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran/Mujahedin e-Khalq (PMOI/MEK), is the largest, most organized, and best alternative to the Iranian Regime, as it seeks and will deliver a democratic, secular Iran.

Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood by international policymakers because of the Regime’s demonization campaign against them.

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By Pooya Stone

Donald Trump recently imposed sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, foreign minister Javad Zarif and eight senior commanders of the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), an elite military unit that was designated as a foreign terrorist organisation by the US earlier this year.

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By Jubin Katiraie

If you’ve ever searched the news media on subjects related to Iran, you must have noticed the massive amount of negative campaigning that surrounds the subject of Iranian main opposition group, the Mojahedin-e Khalq or MEK.

These reports usually claim that the movement is comprised of a small group of exiles who carry no support among Iranians. But, having that said, no one ever explains – if the group has no support among its own people and carries such small weight in the Iranian politics – then, what all the fuss is about?

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By Jubin Katiraie

The Iranian authorities criticised the country’s state television on Wednesday for airing a program about ongoing oil sales to China in violation of US sanctions, claiming that the report went “against national interests”.

The Tuesday episode of the “Hello, Good Morning” talk show featured a segment on Iranian-flagged tanker, the Salina, which reportedly transported 1 million barrels of crude oil to China’s Jinzhou port in late June.

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By Pooya Stone

On Thursday, 11 June, a number of distinguished speakers gathered in Ashraf-3 in Albania to discuss the policy options of the West with regards to Iran and the role of the Iranian Resistance in bringing eventual change to the country.

Those bringing their experience and expertise to the event were Robert Torricelli, former US Senator; Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York and personal attorney to US President Donald Trump; John Baird, former Foreign Minister of Canada; Robert Joseph, former undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and General James Conway, former Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

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