NCRI - The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted its 64th Resolution against human rights violations in Iran.
The resolution, sponsored by Canada, was adopted on December 19 with 81 votes for, 30 against, and 70 abstentions.
This new resolution welcomes the minor improvements that Iran has made- although considering the timing of the small amendments to their death penalty, it is likely that the Regime only did this to gain approval from the UN.
NCRI - According to Iranian regime’s Parliament Speaker, there’s no sign of prosperity in Iran’s economy and the proposed government budget is not even enough for running the country, let alone shaking up the country’s sluggish economy.
“The country’s total income, coming from oil, tax and other sources of revenue, hardly reaches 300 billion thousand tomans (nearly $70 billion). So, the country’s current expenditure should be limited as much”, says Ali Larijani.
NCRI - In Donald Trump’s first national security strategy (NSS), he rightly frames the Iranian Regime as “rogue state” that threatens US interests in the Middle East.
This 55-page document, released on Monday, draws from Trump’s foreign policy speeches since taking office and insists that the US has a responsibility to make sure that the Middle East is not a breeding ground for terrorism or dominated by a force which is hostile to the US.
NCRI - It is no secret that human rights under the Iranian Regime are few and far between. On Human Rights Day earlier this month, we heard once again how the mullahs in charge in Iran are masking serious human rights violations behind a veil of normality. This cannot continue.
Professor Raymond Tanter, a senior member on the Middle East Desk of the National Security Council staff in the Reagan-Bush administration, wrote an op-ed for The Hill in which he outlined what needs to be done to curb Iran’s human rights abuses.
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.
Dear Ms Curtis,
It is regrettable that The Huffington Post has allowed its respected platform to be exploited by Massoud Khodabandeh to repeat the Iranian regime’s baseless accusations against Iran’s democratic opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
A review of Mr Khodabandeh’s Huffington Post Blog profile reveals that his latest article, Albania’s Modern Slavery Problem Alienates Europe, is not his first written to attack the PMOI. I understand that in the last years he has published more than a dozen articles expressing similar opinions.
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 - U.S. General James Conway said the Iranian regime is actively helping terrorists around the world carry out brutal massacres in US and European cities, a British publication wrote on Sunday.
In an interview with Britain's Daily Star Online, General Conway, who was the commander of the US Marine Corps from 2006 to 2010, said he is “not surprised” at evidence that has recently come to light that Iran's regime is providing support for Al-Qaeda.
On the doorstep of US President Donald Trump’s first National Security Strategy speech, the administration launched an unprecedented campaign of pinpointing the Iranian regime as the crosshairs on the epicenter of all extremism causing havoc across the Middle East, writes Heshmat Alavi in Al Arabiya English.
This comes following a Wall Street Journal article explaining how in the post-ISIS world Washington will begin pinpointing its focus and resources on the larger and more dangerous threat posed by Tehran, Alavi, a dissident writer and human rights activist, wrote 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 - Late last week, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley raised the issue that the Iranian Regime was gifting ballistic missiles to Yemen’s Houthi militias but that’s far from the only present the Iranian Regime is handing out.
They are also sending large amounts of money to North Korea in exchange for missile technology or material, which is incredibly “problematic” according to Emily Landau, a senior research fellow at the Israeli-based Institute for National Security Studies and head of the Arms Control and Regional Security Programme.
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.
The Following text is the response of the foreign affairs committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran to an article published by the Evening Standard on December 7, 2017.
This response was submitted to the newspaper on December 8, but regrettably, despite repeated follow-ups by this Commission. Evening Standard has refused to publish it: