NCRI - On December 17 issuing an ultimatum, former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanded that the head of the Islamic Republic’s judiciary, Sadeq Amoli Larijani publishes documents related to his conviction within 48 hours. “Otherwise, I would publicly present my findings on the judiciary’s head and his performance during past eight years,” he warned.
Following Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s remarks on corruption within the regime’s judiciary,chairman of Guardian Council warned that such remarks are not going to be in the regime’s interests as head of judiciary is appointed by regime leader Khamenei.
NCRI - The Iranian regime is dealing with an endless series of international and domestic issues that are occurring following the 2015 nuclear deal it forged with world powers, argues Shahriar Kia.
Crises emanating from international sanctions and political isolation and the re-emergence of domestic unrests have created a rift within the regime, Kia, an Iranian dissident and political analyst, wrote on the Daily Caller website on Monday, December 18, 2017.
NCRI - A former general of the Marines has said that the US would no longer play softball with the Iranian Regime.
General James Conway said that the US’s decision to blacklist the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) was the right thing to do and told Iran that the US would no longer appease the Regime.
He said: “it is a signal from our new administration that we are no longer playing softball with the Iranian regime. The game now is hardball. And I have lots of hope that it will have far reaching effects in terms of the economic aspect. It is not truly sanctions but it is a sanction-like activity, when you look at all the activities of the IRGC in trade and banking and similar activities.”
NCRI - The Obama administration reportedly ignored Iran-backed Hezbollah’s drug-trafficking and money-laundering operations, including those taking place in the US, in order to secure the Iranian nuclear deal.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted an elaborate campaign, known as Project Cassandra, in order to target Hezbollah’s criminal activities but Obama administration officials threw up roadblocks to hold up the project.
NCRI - The US House of Representatives passed legislation to require Treasury Department officials to report to Congress about purchases of American aircraft by the Iranian Regime, including how the sales were financed and that the sales would not help to Regime to supply weapons to terrorist groups across the Middle East.
The bill, passed on Thursday, December 14, is a further effort by US lawmakers to demonstrate how the sale of aircraft to the Iranian Regime may aid terrorist activity in the Middle East and beyond.
Explosive Situation in Iran & Meddling in other Countries
NCRI - The Iranian Regime is one of the leading cyber security threats to the United States, having conducted several highly damaging cyber-attacks so far, and experts believe it will only get worse.
Unlike many other US cyberspace adversaries, the Iranian Regime openly recruits hackers and supports their independent cyberattacks against enemies of the Regime. This includes not just enemy states but also dissidents, human rights activists, and journalists.
NCRI - Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif recently wrote a threatening op-ed for the New York Times, warning European countries not to put pressure on Iran regarding its ballistic missile programme or support for terrorism and blaming the US for problems caused by the Regime.
He cautioned: “As the nuclear deal and the Middle East enter uncharted and potentially combustible territory, it is imperative that Europe helps ensure that we don’t soon find ourselves repeating history.”
NCRI - Yet again, infighting among the different factions of the Iranian Regime has made headlines across the world, but most of these headlines are focusing on the wrong thing.
The well-publicised argument between Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani and his brother, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani is not notable because of what they are fighting about but because they are fighting in public.