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Rafsanjani who shaped ruling Iranian theocracy, dies aged 82

By siavoshhosseini, published on Jan 11, 2017

While Rafsanjani served as the fourth president of Iran from 1989 until 1997, head of the Assembly of Experts from 2007 until 2011, and Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council from 1989 until his death, he was shaping the reactionary and sectarian tone of contemporary Iranian politics

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Rafsanjani was elected chairman of the Iranian parliament in 1980 and served until 1989. He became president of Iranian regime in 1987 as a nominally reformist candidate. His presidency occurred during a particularly trying moment for Iran as its economy reeled from the disastrous Iran-Iraq... (more)

Tags: iran, hassan rouhani, tehran, ali akbar hashemi rafsanjani

Treatment of Afghans in Iran, including caging of refugees

By siavoshhosseini, published on Sep 22, 2016

This week, Afghan prisoners were blindfolded and put in a cage displayed amongst other contraband items in Shiraz, a city in southern Iran. Images of the nearly two dozen prisoners in a steel cage then went viral on social media.

The deputy police chief of Shiraz said the Afghan prisoners were among some 200 foreign nationals who had been arrested for illegally entering Iran. They were displayed in a huge metal cage alongside confiscated soft drinks, firearms, explosives, drugs and alcohol.

The images generated attention on social media, prompting an outcry from the Afghan government... (more)

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Delegation of former U.S. officials at “Iran Freedom” rally

By siavoshhosseini, published on Jul 16, 2016

The 2016 “Iran Freedom” Grand Assembly, held in Le Bourget, France, was attended by multiple delegations of former U.S. officials who landed their words and support to the event.

Colonel Wes Martin lead the delegation of former U.S. military officials.

General George Casey, a retired U.S. Army general who also served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, was the first speaker.

“In my first days in Iraq, it didn’t take me long to figure out that the United States and Iran had diametrically opposed objectives,” he said. “We were seeking to empower a democratically elected Iraqi... (more)

Tags: iran, maryam rajavi, ncri

Iran Freedom rally condemn Camp Liberty attack

By siavoshhosseini, published on Jul 15, 2016

Among the various delegates and distinguished personages in attendance at Saturday's "Iran Freedom" Grand Assembly in Le Bourget, France, several common themes were echoed by nearly all parties.

Among them was condemnation of the July 4 attacks on Camp Liberty, Iraq, arriving just days before the rally. The attacks, the fifth of its kind launched against the Iraqi camp for PMOI members expelled from Iran, created massive damage and injured over 50 people. Speakers at the rally urged the international community, including the United Nations and the United States, to ensure the... (more)

Tags: france, iran, freedom, liberty, rally, attack, camp

Human Rights’ in question as Iranian Foreign Minister visits

By siavoshhosseini, published on May 31, 2016

On Tuesday government officials in Helsinki are welcoming the Iranian Foreign minister Mr. Javid Zarid for cooperation talks on economy and trade, following the Iranian MPs trip on Monday to Poland, before then being received in Sweden on Wednesday and Latvia on Thursday.

In light of Iran’s continued human rights’ violations, The Media Express news agency on Saturday spoke to former Finnish minister of Commerce for his reaction. Mr. Kimmo Sasi said the cooperation talks should ‘require that in all contacts with Iranian authorities the question of human rights is raised and the condition... (more)

Tags: iran, politics, world, rouhani, finland, zarif

Interview: Iran regime’s Rouhani's moderation put in doubt

By siavoshhosseini, published on May 25, 2016

‘Better’ and ‘much further sanctions’ are how National Council Resistance of Iran (NCRI) representative Dowlat Nowrouzi imagines to be the main communication tools for dealing with the Iranian mullahs’ fundamentalist regime. As tool for measuring economic and human rights compliance and talking about the this year’s nuclear deal Ms. Nowrouzi told the Parliamentary Assembly’s MediaBox interviewer in Strasbourg:

CAPTION: Dowlat Nowrouzi of NCRI interviewed by MediaBox Strasbourg PACE – VIEW CONVERSATION

‘I am afraid the money [will] be used to finance terror groups in the... (more)

Tags: iran, sanctions, strasbourg

Protest in Vienna against Iran regime attending Syrian

By siavoshhosseini, published on May 18, 2016

This week the Iran regime’s foreign minister Javad Zarif publicly went ahead to ‘express [his] condolences’ on the death or so called ‘martyrdom’ of the Hezbollah militia terrorist group commander Mustafa Badreddine. Badreddine was killed in last Friday’s militia assaults against Syrian rebels near Damascus.

Following this, Mr. Zarif has arrived by invitation of the High Negotiations Council (HNC) delegation (Tuesday 17th May 2016) to participate in today’s International Syrian Support Group (#ISSG) peace talks in Austria.

Ahead of the meeting the Syrian Network for Human Rights... (more)

Tags: iran, diplomacy, syria, issg

The Iranian regime mobilizes troops towards Aleppo.

By siavoshhosseini, published on May 16, 2016

Interviewed in Arabic, alongside an English-language translation, Brig. Gen. al-Batish also confirms the ‘death toll of Bashir al-Assad’s military forces to be around 200,000.’

On the legitimacy of the Brig. al-Batish intelligence he replies ‘we have accurate sources coming from the conflict zones. And we do review and clarify the information. Also with the Iranian resistance (PMOI / MEK).’

Two touch points reflecting the Iranian regime's complicity in the Syrian massacres, the Brigadier says ‘Bashar al-Assad’s regime uses Iranian forces to fuel the war’, and that right now the... (more)

Tags: iran, middle east, syria

Iran regime sets expediency military zones in Syria.

By siavoshhosseini, published on May 11, 2016

Breaking intelligence gathered as satellite imagery and organizational data exposes the extent to which the Iranian regime props-up the failing Syrian army.

Sources including the Free Syrian Army (FSA) confirm the reliability of the intelligence gathered by the Iranian main opposition group the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK).

‘Based on specific reports from within the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) the remaining forces of the Syrian regular army number less than 50,000 across the country.’

On order’s of the Iranian Supreme Leader... (more)

Tags: iran, syria, military offensive, regime

Iranian regime legitimacy undermined by religious freedoms.

By siavoshhosseini, published on May 5, 2016

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), in Monday’s publication of its 276 page 2016 annual report says it shows ‘a road map of deterioration.’

Pages 45-49 of the USCIRF report focus on the Iranian clerical regime saying of their judicial system that it ‘continues to use its religious laws to silence reformers.’ And comments on violations of the Iranian people’s internationally-protected inalienable right to exercise Freedom of Expression and Religion or Belief; saying the values are ‘under assault.’

Under the tenure of President Hassan Rouhani,... (more)

Tags: religion, iran, human rights

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