NCRI - The Iranian Regime recently conducted a phone study to determine support for regime change and, as you can imagine, it was flawed from the outset, as political scientist Dr. Majid Rafizadeh explains.
If you lived in a suppressive theocracy, where the leadership routinely liken political opposition to a rebellion against God which is punishable by death, would you answer truthfully in a phone survey about your views on the Regime?
NCRI - Donald Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster said that investing in Iran is like “cutting a cheque” to the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), which is designated as a terrorist organisation by the US Treasury.
By Struan Stevenson
On Thursday evening, 1st February, many cities in Iran once again witnessed anti-government protests. According to various reports, there were clashes between young people and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in at least 14 cities. It was the second wave of the nationwide protests that have shaken Iran since 28 December 2017.
On Thursday February 8, 2018 Struan Stevenson who was a member of the European Parliament representing Scotland (1999-2014), president of the Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq (2009-14) and chairman of Friends of a Free Iran Intergroup (2004-14). made the following speech in the Cambridge University. Middle East and North Africa Forum.
NCRI - To mark the 39th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, a ceremony took place in which the Iranian regime showcased a series of new homemade ballistic missiles, one of which is a nuclear-capable medium-range missile.
This comes just after a tense encounter where Israel shot down a drone that Iran had launched from Syria. Forces from Israel also led strikes on numerous Iranian targets across the Middle East.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has now entered its 40th year, which many hoped never to see happen. However, the Regime is embroiled in domestic and foreign crises and it is likely that it will not see its 40th birthday in February 2019.
Iran’s state-run media brags of widespread support for the Regime among Iranians, but the popular people’s protest and the latest comments from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei show how weak the Regime is.
Iranian regime’s parliament
NCRI - While Iranian regime’s parliament approved the bill to join the Palermo Convention – a UN convention against transnational organized crime – after setting five conditions, controversy over it is still going on.
Acknowledging that under current conditions the regime is denied of many international banking system’s benefits, Hassan Rouhani’s government and figures close to him say that joining the convention is necessary for preventing tougher measures by the international banks.
NCRI - Donald Trump expressed solidarity with the Iranian people and all those subjected to "oppression and religious persecution" around the world, at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC.
On February 8, Trump said: "We know that millions of people in Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea, and other countries suffer under repressive and brutal regimes. America stands with all people suffering oppression and religious persecution."
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has just passed its 39th anniversary, but it should not see its 40th.
In 1979, Ruhollah Khomeini returned from exile to hijack the popular movement to overthrow the dictatorial monarchy. He took power from the people who had done all the hard work and instituted his own theocratic dictatorship.