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.
NCRI - The cyber threat from the Iranian Regime will only continue to grow and get more advanced, according to a leading political scientist.
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, an expert on Iran, wrote a piece for Arab News in which he explained how the cyber operations were not conducted by individuals but were a “key element” of the Regime’s foreign policy, national security and long-term strategic agenda.
Explosive Situation in Iran & Meddling in other Countries
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has a long history of using international proxies, paramilitaries, and terrorists to attack their enemies while keeping their hands clean.
It dates back to the early days of the Regime- under Ruhollah Khomeini- as a way of minimising risk to the Regime while still striking their targets, especially after the Iran-Iraq war when the Iranian Regime suffered heavy casualties. It is a strategy for regional dominance that doesn't risk the lives of Regime members.
NCRI - The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that she has "irrefutable evidence" that the Iranian Regime is violating UN restrictions and will present her findings at a press conference today.
The US mission to the UN said:"Ambassador Haley will offer irrefutable evidence that Iran has deliberately violated its international obligations and has tried and failed to cover up these violations."
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.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has two pillars that keep its façade upright while it crumbles elsewhere: domestic repression and the export of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and their militant Quds Force, led by Qassem Suleimani, who is responsible for the IRGC’s extraterritorial operations, are the main parties responsible for this.
Some in the West are fooled by this and the so-called moderate President Hassan Rouhani who tells them not to pay attention to what goes on behind the curtain, but let’s take just a small peek behind that curtain.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime is still a major sponsor of regional terrorist militias and has planted proxy forces in several key areas in order to spread chaos, sectarianism and extremism, according to participants at an annual international security conference in Bahrain.
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, told attendees at the Manama Dialogue 2017 that the Iranian Regime had a “network of surrogates” ready to commit acts of violence and destruction across the Middle East, West Africa, and Latin America.
NCRI - Roughly 66,000 people in Iran have HIV and almost half of them are unaware, according to estimates by the Iranian Regime, but as the Regime routinely underreports statistics that make the country look bad, it is likely this number is much higher.
For instance, in 2009, the World Health Organisation estimated that there are over 100,000 AIDS sufferers in Iran out of an 80 million population. HIV develops into AIDS overtime, meaning that the number of HIV sufferers is likely much higher than 66,000.
NCRI - A federal judge has asked Argentina’s Senate to allow the arrest of former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for treason, corruption, and charges related to the Iranian Regime’s involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people.
Kirchner, who served as President from 2007 to 2015, was set to begin a term a senator on Sunday, which would give her immunity from arrest.
Maryam Rajavi: Realization of Iranian people’s desire for regime change is essential to human rights in Iran, peace in region and the world
A major demonstration was held in Paris on December 11, to observe the International Human Rights Day (December 10) against the mullahs’ bloodletting regime and executions and torture in Iran.
The NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi sent a message to the demonstration which coincided with the One Plannet Summit in Paris. She said, "Saving human rights and environment in Iran hinges on regime change.”