Here’s how to blueprint the most effective Iran policy
Iran has been continuing its series of blatant measures in defiance of norms accepted as standard by the international community, all as the Trump administration continues to weigh on blacklisting the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Iran has gone as far as pledging to launch “roaring missiles” in response to threats. To this day, several ballistic missile launches – capable of delivering nuclear payloads – have been Tehran’s report card. Heshmat Alavi wrote in Al-Arabiya on March 27, 2017 and the article continues as follows:
NCRI - According to reports, prison officials in Kerman Central Prison have on Saturday March 25 transferred Afsaneh Bayazidi to solitary confinement, where the Kurdish girl will be held till the end of this week, namely for 15 days, according to a decision made by security officials.
An informed source from inside the prison has confirmed that Afsaneh Bayazidi has been ‘questioned and interrogated’ by Kerman Central Prison officials after writing a closed letter to Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, according to a Kurdish news agency.
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s president Hassan Rouhani arrived in Sanandaj, Kordestan Saturday.
This is Rouhani’s second visit to Kordestan during his presidency that, as he claims, is aimed at launching construction projects.
Coincided with Rouhani’s visit, Kordestan steelworkers held a protest really.
NCRI - A Pakistani man was convicted in Germany on Monday of spying for Iran to search out potential attack targets for the Revolutionary Guards.
The defendant, 31-year-old Mustufa Haidar Syed-Naqfi, was sentenced to four years and three months in prison "for working for a foreign intelligence service", a spokeswoman for Berlin's superior court said. ‘Gulf Times’ reported on March 27 2017.
NCRI - A meeting titled “putting Iran on notice: how to deal with the regime’s illegitimate measures” was held in U.S. Congress on March 24 by the Foundation for defense of democracies.
The meeting was participated by nuclear and terrorism experts familiar with the issues related to Iran and the region, among whom were David Albright, president of the institute for science and international security, Mark Dubowitz, CEO of the foundation for defense of democracies, as well as a number of other figures.
NCRI - Gerard Deprez, was awarded the European Parliament Member of the Year 2017 award on justice and civil liberties. Mr. Deprez is a member of European Parliament and minister in Belgium’s government, who currently holds the presidency of the Friends of a Free Iran intergroup consisting of more than 200 representatives from different European countries as well as various political groups in European Parliament,
The award was given by the Parliament magazine in a ceremony held on Wednesday March 22 in Brussels.
Bahrain arrests terror cell with links to IRGC, Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq
Bahrain security forces have arrested a terror cell that plotted to assassinate important senior government and community figures. Al Arabiya English reported on March 26, 2017.
The suspects were arrested on Sunday, a statement from Bahrain’s interior ministry has confirmed.
Think the United States has weak sanctions on Iran? Think again.
U.S. persons remain prohibited from doing business in or with Iran despite implementation of the Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA negotiations involved China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the European Union, and Iran. They were completed in 2015. Under the JCPOA, the United States withdrew some of its nuclear-related secondary sanctions in exchange for Iran's compliance. However, the primary prohibitions and restrictions of the Iran sanctions program that affect U.S. persons and entities remain in place today. Wrote Doreen Edelman, in ‘The Hill’ on March 25, 2017 and the article continues as follows:
NCRi - Javad Karimi-Ghodousi, Iranian regime’s MP close to Khamenei’s faction, confessed during a clash of the rival factions that “traffickers have influence not only in customs’ administration, but in the parliament and other entities, while the president does not believe in combating smuggling and is doing too little in this regard”, according to state-run bultannews website on Friday March 24.
Leaders from 68 countries gathered in Washington for a meeting of the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh (ISIL) hosted by President Trump’s administration this past week.
Saudi Arabia welcomes the new administration’s attention to the Middle East and its support for America’s friends who are fighting back against transnational terrorists such as Daesh and pushing back against Iranian interference in countries such as Yemen. Wrote Mohammad Asseri in FoxNews.com on March 26,2017 and the article continues as follows:
NCRI - The rate of unemployment will not reduce since a large number of young graduates are entering the job market. The Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, Ali Rabiei stipulated.
On March 21st , IRIB News released a report quoting Ali Rabiei that unemployment rate will remain at the current level if the creation of jobs continues similarly in the next four or five years.
NCRI - The mullah presiding over Friday prayers in Tehran referred to the Iranian regime’s domestic and international isolation, and the threat of uprisings erupting similar to those of 2009 due to the rifts caused amongst the regime’s factions because of the presidential elections.
NCRI - Iran’s Minister of Road and Construction Abbas Akhoondi, admitted to the regime’s failing, in resolving the country’s economic dilemmas, and how the cabinet of Hassan Rouhani is completely incapable.
There are three main factors crippling Iran’s economy.