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Several airline companies in Iran are playing a big role in the country’s meddling abroad. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Quds Force (the IRGC’s extra-territorial branch) uses the airlines to transfer personnel and supplies to many of its proxy groups abroad.

These airlines include Iran’s national airline – Iran Air, and Mahan Air Company, Meraj and Caspian Airlines. They have been sanctioned for various reasons including their terrorist activities and for activities related to the proliferation and production of weapons of mass destruction.

Mahan Air operates... Read More

For the political prisoners held in Iran’s prisons, the conditions are just one more example of how this regime uses its religious beliefs to oppress and intimidate those who have a difference of belief. These prisoners often find themselves denied basic necessities, including medical treatment, because of their stand against the ideology of the regime.

Others choose to use hunger strikes as a means to get their message out regarding the torture and ill-treatment that they are enduring. One such prisoner is Soheil Arabi. He is being held in Section 7 of the Evin Prison. Recently, he... Read More

In Iran, the regime of the mullahs has been the focus of instability and extremism throughout the region. The international community has attempted to use appeasement and negotiation to create change within Iran, but the reality is that human rights continue to be ignored by this repressive regime.

The Iranian people want change. They don’t want to continue to live under this repressive regime, which uses torture, executions, and more to keep its people from enjoying even the most basic rights to choose what to wear and how to entertain oneself. Yet, unlike other countries in the Middle... Read More

Democracies through the history of the world have all fought to create freedom for their people under the premise that it is the right of the people to choose how they will be governed. That right doesn’t stop at the border of Iran, but is a right that the Iranian people also have.

The current regime has been actively suppressing its people for close to 40 years. During that time, the Iranian people have dealt with significant levels of oppression, from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to even the morality police, the people find themselves distrustful of their neighbors,... Read More

High Representative and Vice-President Federica Mogherini is scheduled to travel to Tehran for the inauguration in her capacity as the Chair of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA. In addition to attending his inauguration for his second term, she will also have bilateral meetings with various Iranian dignitaries to review the state of implementation of the nuclear deal and to discuss issues of bilateral and regional relevance, according to a statement released by the European Union.

Individuals are expressing concern about this visit, since her press statement did not include any mention... Read More

The U.S. Congress has passed a bill with sanctions for Iran, Russia, and North Korea. The various sanctions build on different platforms of foreign policy with these three countries. However, the designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been welcomed by the Iranian resistance, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). This was one of the main points of the NCRI strategy for dealing with the regime and forcing a peaceful regime change.

“Since several years ago, the Iranian Resistance had urged the terrorist designation of the IRGC, as it preserves the entirety... Read More

For those Iranians who lived through the massacre of 1988, the lack of accountability within the regime is just another indignity in the story of their loved ones. Justice has been denied for these victims, who professed an ideology different the mullahs. They paid for this ideology with their lives.

“Thirty years ago,…the government, Khomeini, murdered 30,000 people that year because they were political dissidents. They wanted a regime change. Thirty thousand. And here we are almost 30 years later. It’s time to have a day of reckoning for those people that were murdered. And it is the... Read More

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