NCRI - According to the chairman of the Iranian regime’s House of Industry, Mining and Trade, “if we assume that the amount of smuggled goods imported into the country is about 20 billion dollars, then nearly 800 thousand trucks will be needed in order to handle this amount.”
A dual citizen of Iran and the United States was found guilty on Tuesday on charges that he tried to help acquire surface-to-air missiles and aircraft components for the Iranian regime in violation of U.S. sanctions.
Reza Olangian, 56, was convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan on all four counts he faced, including conspiring to acquire and transfer anti-aircraft missiles, prosecutors said.
NCRI - An economic expert of the Mullahs' regime expressed his concern about the fury and protests of people regarding the current economic situation in the country and said:"following the current economic situation in the country, there is a concern that 12 million people are unemployed and 30 millions of indigents are pessimist towards the future of their country. The situation might cause people to protest in the future and the president would be responsible for that."
There has been an atrocious rise in the number of executions in Iran under the mullahs’ president, Hassan Rouhani, according to dissident writer Heshmat Alavi writing in the American Thinker on November 23.
The following is the text of the op-ed:
November 23, 2016
Hassan Rouhani: Iran's Executioner
Trump and his team know the nuclear deal may have postponed Iran's ability to produce a nuclear bomb, but they also know that this has not made the world a safer place, wrote Struan Stevenson, in an article published by UPI on Nov.21. The Following is the full text of the article.
NCRI - On Tuesday morning, November 2, dozens of sympathizer of political prisoner Mohammad Ali Taheri, staged a protest gathering in front of the United Nations’ office against his continued detention, while at the fifty-sixth day of hunger strike.
It's time for a new policy on Iran, this is the topic of an article in thehill.com by Dr. Davina Miller senior lecturer and former Head of Peace Studies at the University Of Bradford (UK),
From Reagan to Obama, each U.S. president has approached the theocracy in Iran with a sense of defeatism. One can hope that President-elect Trump, who prides himself on being the arch negotiator, will have a better sense of the actual hand he has to play.
It would be in the Iranian people’s interests, and a pre-requisite of peace and stability in the region, for the Trump administration to adopt a firm Iran policy, argues Heshmat Alavi in The Hill. The following is the text of his op-ed which was published on November 22:
NCRI - As the speech of Ali Motahari, Vice-President of the Iranian regime’s Parliament was canceled in Mashhad – Northeastern Iran, a new development enhanced in the internal conflict of the regime, and the two rivals including Khamenei and Rafsanjani have seriously disputed. Ali Motahari's speech which was going to be held on Sunday November 20th was canceled by Mashhad's Prosecutor Office.
As regime's authorities stated, the speech delivery was coordinated 10 days ago. Simultaneously, an office affiliated with Rafsanjani and Rouhani was shut down.
Prof. Raymond Tanter, a former staff member of the White House National Security Council, urged U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to adopt a new policy on Iran that favors the Iranian people over the mullahs’ regime. The following is the text of his op-ed which appeared on November 22, 2016 in The Daily Caller:
The Daily Caller
The incoming US president has a unique opportunity to reset Iran policy, argues Dr. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, director of the graduate program in Global Affairs and Human Security in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore. He should start from the fundamental principle that the Iranian regime is irredeemable and in need of wholesale replacement, Dr. Sheehan wrote on 22 November 2016 for the Independent Journal Review. The following is the text of his op-ed:
NCRI - After introducing Gen. James Mattis as the leading candidate for defense secretary in Trump's cabinet, the Iranian regime’s terrorist Quds Force News Agency on November 20th 2016 in an article entitles "Pentagon is waiting for a General that considers Iran more threatening than al-Qaeda and ISIS." and writes:
"Donald Trump introduced the retired Army General as a leading candidate for defense secretary."
NCRI - The EU office in Tehran is the second US spy-house
On Monday November 18, a prominent Mullah and close confidant of Iran regime’s supreme leader expressed the Iranian regime’s fear of opening the EU office in Tehran, rejecting the move as ‘opening a hangout for spies’.