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Writer: Sara Diamond
The Iranian regime was again front and center during U.S. President Trump’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos. This is a gathering of generally pro-free-trade political and business leaders. Trump has indicated that many of the current trade agreements that the U.S. has previously been involved in were up for renegotiation. Many business and international leaders have seen this move as a potential issue in dealing with the United States going forward.
However, it is also clear that security is one of the top concerns of the Trump administration.... (more)
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... (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,... (more)
On August 19, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) President-elect Maryam Rajavi gave a speech at an event regarding the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran.
“Every freedom-loving Iranian pays respect to the martyred heroes of the 1988 massacre and honors their memory,” said Rajavi.
She noted that many who were called out the name Massoud Rajavi when facing the torturers and executioners, which as a message to the generation that would follow. “That message was to follow Massoud Rajavi’s path and ideal, the path of paying the price of... (more)
On August 19, the PMOI/MEK commemorated the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran and the first anniversary of the Movement Calling for Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre at the MEK centers in Albania.
Several members of the international community came to the event to show their support for the victims of this crime against humanity. Ms. Kerry Kennedy, daughter of the late Senator Robert Kennedy and President of Robert Kennedy Human Rights Foundation; Mr. Mariano Rabino, member of the Foreign Affairs and Human Rights committees of the Parliament of... (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... (more)
When it comes to dealing with the Iranian regime, over the years, the mullahs have come to understand that division is the most effective way to maintain their hold on power. If the international community is divided on how they handle the regime, the greater the likelihood that they will continue to hold off on any kind of conditions that would impede Iran’s regime from its business as usual.
Within Iran, business as usual includes the torture of prisoners, executions for drug offenses, keeping juveniles in prison until they come of age and then executing them, hounding activists, and... (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,... (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... (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... (more)