- Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 16:01
OSLO, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In two days of conferences in Oslo, Norway, members of the Iranian Diaspora from all the Nordic countries and international dignitaries discussed subjects of interest to them and the world community: Iran's nuclear ambitions, President Hassan Rouhani's human rights record, Iran's meddling in Syria, the status of Iranian refugees in Iraq.
Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who resides in Paris and was in Oslo upon the invitation of Norwegian parliamentarians, was the keynote speaker of the two events.
- Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. senators sought to revive a bill on Tuesday that would impose new sanctions on Iran despite President Barack Obama's insistence that the measure would endanger delicate negotiations seeking to curb Tehran's nuclear program.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the party's leader in the Senate, told reporters Republicans wanted to include the sanctions package as an amendment to a bill expanding healthcare and education programs for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 14:56
NCRI - Two prisoners were hanged on Tuesday in the northern city of Semnan, the Iranian regime's judiciary in the province has said.
The two victims were identified by their first initials as J.N., and A.N.
Obama administration must act to protect Iranian dissidents threatened in Iraq, says former senior U.S. officials, Iranian American community leaders
- Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:08
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014, OIAC – Top American supporters of the Iranian resistance are growing increasingly critical of the Obama administration for failing to keep a U.S. promise to protect more than 3,000 Iranian dissidents in an overcrowded refugee camp in Iraq, where they have been under repeated deadly attacks by Iraqi gunmen.
“It was a deal. It was a bargain, and the United States has never lived up to that bargain,” Ed Rendell, a former chairman of the Democratic Party, told a weekend forum of Iranian-Americans at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 22.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:15
The United States pressed Iraq on Monday to explain media reports that it had signed a contract to buy arms from the Iranian regime, a move forbidden under a United Nations embargo.
"We've certainly seen those reports. If true, this would raise serious concerns," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.
- Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 11:11
The Iranian regime hanged three prisoners on Wednesday morning in public in three locations in Alborz province.
Arsalan A., 26, was hanged in Mehrshahr district of Karaj. Habib J, 26 was hanged in a public square in Nazrabad. Habib Y. was hanged in a public square in Shahrgerd.
- Published on Monday, 24 February 2014 19:39
Sheikh Al-Rifa’i says dialogue with Maliki “pointless,” calls for international intervention
Brussels, Asharq Al-Awsat —Sheikh Rafi Al-Rifa’i, the Sunni Grand Mufti of Iraq, hit out at the Iraqi government on Sunday, saying dialogue with Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki was “pointless,” and described the events in Fallujah as “genocide.”
- Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 21:10
VOA News - International aid groups say that hundreds of Syrian children who have fled the war in their country are facing death by starvation at refugee camps in Lebanon.
The U.N. children's agency UNICEF and other agencies said Tuesday that about 10,000 Syrian children under the age of five living in Lebanon are suffering from acute malnutrition, with 1,800 of them at risk of dying and requiring immediate help to survive.
- Published on Monday, 24 February 2014 16:24
On Monday February 24, in a conference titled “Iran-Human Rights-Western Policy, Urgent Action for Residents of Camp Liberty”, participants called for a firm stance and binding decisions against systematic and flagrant violation of human rights in Iran and urgent action to ensure the safety and security of the residents of Liberty.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 19:39
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain said on Tuesday a proposed agreement to sell 24 Apache attack helicopters to Iraq should be reconsidered because of a report that Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million.
"The Apache sale has got to be on the table. We've got to discuss it," the Republican Arizona senator said when asked about the Reuters report on the sale. "We've got to understand the ramification of this arms deal. We have to look at it a little more carefully."
- Published on Monday, 24 February 2014 13:29
NCRI - More than 600 were arrested during last week's anti-regime protests by members of Iran's Bakhtiari community, according to reports from the southern city of Dezful.
The figure is much higher than previously believed, with most arrests taking place during demonstrations in districts of Vali-abad and Siah-mansour.
- Published on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 15:32
NCRI- The Iranian regime's justice minister has warned of mounting fears that the revolution in Ukraine could trigger mounting social upheaval in Iran.
Mostafa Pourmohammadi urged Iranians not to believe that political changes in Ukraine could ever happen in their own country.
- Published on Monday, 24 February 2014 10:31
On Saturday, February 22, supporters of the Iranian Resistance in Geneva gathered outside the United Nations headquarters in the city to protest against the silence and inaction by the UN regarding the plight of Iranian dissidents in Camp Liberty in Iraq.
The protesters called on the United Nations to break its silence on the massacre of Iranian opposition members in Camp Ashraf by Iraqi forces of Nouri al-Maliki.