By Jubin Katiraie

In the past month, Iran has been responsible for many provocations against vessels in international waters in the Persian Gulf, which pose a severe threat to maritime traffic and global oil supplies.

Since June 20, Iran has shot down a US military drone that was in international airspace, tried to impede the passage of a British oil tanker using armed Iranian boats, seized a different oil tanker that it claimed was carrying 1 million litres of “smuggled fuel”, sent a drone to take threatening actions against the USS Boxer, which resulted in the loss of said drone, and captured a British-flagged oil tanker.

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By Pooya Stone

Struan Stevenson, Coordinator of the Campaign for Iran Change (CiC) and former member of the European Parliament penned an op-ed in which he highlighted the shameful misinformation that has resulted from the Guardian’s shameful defence of the Iranian regime.

He highlighted that just days before the Iranian regime’s act of piracy in the Strait of Hormuz in which it illegally seized the Stena Impero, the Guardian had published a piece about the 5-day event at Ashraf 3 in Albania, organised by the MEK. Stevenson pointed out that the article was full of errors, untruths and inaccuracies.

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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

Iran has threatened to cut imports from Brazil if the South American country doesn’t allow the two Iranian ships stranded off its shores to refuel, as the US campaign to isolate Iran gains traction.

Iranian ambassador to Brazil Seyed Ali Saqqayian told local news outlets that Iran might find new countries to supply them with corn, soybeans and meat, following the decision made by Brazilian oil company Petrobras' not to supply fuel to the Iranian Sapid Shipping vessels, which leaves them stranded in Paranaguá port.

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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 Pooya Stone

The Washington Times on Thursday published a special report about the Free Iran gathering that took place earlier this month in Ashraf 3 – the home to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK) in Albania.

The special report named “Iran: The Power of the Alternative,” which was published in print on July 25, 2019, can be viewed online.

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By Pooya Stone

Supporters of the Iranian Resistance in the UK are holding a major rally this Saturday in London to show their support for the ongoing popular anti-regime uprising in Iran.

The Anglo-Iranian Communities and their supporters will call on the British Government to end the fatal policy of appeasement towards the ‘Iranian regime’. They will also urge Members of Parliament to adopt a firm policy that punishes the ‘mullahs’ for their ‘brutal crimes’ and recognises the right of the Iranian people to overthrow the regime and bring freedom and democracy to their country.

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By Pooya Stone

At least 5,000 supporters of the Iranian people and their resistance took part in a major demonstration in Stockholm, Sweden, on Saturday.

The crowd, which gathered in Kungtärgården Square to listen to speeches from allies and activists, urged Europe to adopt a solid policy on the regime, institute comprehensive sanctions, designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), Intelligence Ministry (MOIS) and Khamenei’s Beyt (House) as terrorist groups, and recognised the Iranian people’s right to overthrow the clerical regime.

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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

Social media company Twitter has suspended several accounts belonging to Iranian news agencies for their alleged harassment of people who follow the Baha'i faith; a persecuted religious minority in Iran.

On Saturday, state-run news agencies IRNA and Mehr, as well as Young Journalists Club (YJC), run by state broadcaster IRIB, were just some of the Farsi-language accounts suspended on Saturday, while Fars agency and English-language Press TV remain active.

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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

In spite of the summer vacation, the Iranian diaspora in northern Europe is preparing for another show of solidarity with the social movement inside Iran.

A big demonstration is scheduled for tomorrow Saturday in Stockholm’s Kungstradgarden early in the afternoon. This is the fourth such event to take place during less than a month, with the last such big gathering in Berlin having grouped more than 15000 people on July 6. Although organizers in Stockholm admit not awaiting such a huge number of participants given the size of Iranian presence in Sweden compared to that in Germany, nonetheless they expect no less than 5000 people attending as the community is well mobilized in whole Scandinavia for the event.

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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 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

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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