NCRI - Telegram CEO, Pavel Durov, denied the news on giving Telegram users’ information to Iran regime and said local officials should not impose their demands on this cloud-based instant messaging service even if like in China it results in filtering and blockade of Telegram.
NCRI - Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian regime's President, on Monday met senior commanders of the regime's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and praised them. Major General Mohammad-Ali Jafari, the commander of the IRGC, and Major General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC's Quds Force – two top terrorists - were both at the meeting.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s Secretary of the Guardian Council emphasized: “There is no way we can get along with the U.S. If we make a deal with them, we have to abandon the foundations of our revolution.”
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced that two Iranian men who worked with someone pardoned by President Barack Obama have been charged with hacking a Vermont software company and stealing software that does aerodynamic analysis and design for bullets and GPS-guided artillery shells, the Associated Press reported.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who serves as a government-in-exile, have assessed that US policy on Iran must change.
Ali Safavi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the NCRI, wrote an op-ed for The Hill that it is time for a “serious and comprehensive” makeover on US policy towards Iran.
NCRI - The state-run TV is terrified about the overthrow and change of the Iran regime. Upon its perspective, the TV channel claimed that," the U.S. policy undoubtedly seeks to overthrow the regime. They actually want to change the regime with resolutions and force."
The state-run news channel, July 13, 2017:
NCRI - Khamenei’s representative and Friday prayer leader in Yazd province stating that Velayat-e Faqih (Supreme Leader) is the pillar of the regime and revolution said: “The enemy is trying hard to undermine the position of Velayat-e faqih and leadership in society.”
Two years after the Iran nuclear deal, internal moderation of the mullahs' regime has proven elusive, and Tehran has shown no aptitude to reform from within, argues Professor Ivan Sasha Sheehan of the University of Baltimore.
In an opinion piece for the New York Daily News on Friday, July 14, Prof Sheehan wrote:
Professor Raymond Tanter argues that a new Iran policy is likely under the Trump administration: regime change from within, with pro-democracy Iranian oppositionists as core of a new policy.
Professor Tanter served as a senior member on the Middle East Desk of the US National Security Council staff in the Reagan-Bush administration, Personal Representative of the US Secretary of Defense to international security and arms control talks in Europe, and is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan.