• Nations in the Middle East pay price for the appeasement policy

    by zeeshan aleen 

    The Obama White House’s high-profile prisoner swap with Iran in 2016 was a much bigger gift to Iran than the administration ever let on.That’s the takeaway from an investigative report from Politico published Monday, which details how the Obama administration deliberately obscured and downplayed the national security threat posed by the seven Iranian-born prisoners and 14 fugitives freed as part of a deal to bring back five American prisoners held captive in Iran.

  • Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons and regional domination

    By Tony Duheaume

    Besides their policing duties within Iran’s borders, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was put in charge of the country’s clandestine nuclear program in the 1980s, taking full charge of the regime’s quest for nuclear weapons. With its hard-line commanders determined to lead the most powerful army in the Middle East, it needed sophisticated weapon systems to achieve this, and nuclear weapons soon became an obsession.

  • Amnesty Says Many Political Prisoners In Iran On Hunger Strike To Protest Conditions

    Amnesty International says more than a dozen political prisoners have gone on hunger strike in a prison in Karaj, northwest of the Iranian capital, Tehran, to protest the “cruel, inhuman, and degrading conditions” they have been forced to endure.In an August 22 statement, the rights group said that the prisoners at Rajai Shahr prison were recently transferred to a newly opened area where conditions are so poor that they have been described as “suffocating.”

  • ANALYSIS: History of the IRGC’s grooming of top al-Qaeda members

    By:Tony Duheaume

    Al Arabiya, 25 October 2017 - There will always be those that ridicule the idea of a pact between Iran and al-Qaeda, due to the Shiite/Sunni divide, but it has been proven many times over, how Shiite Iran will side with radical Sunni groups such as al-Qaeda (AQ) when it comes to fighting a common enemy, and al-Qaeda will do the same, especially when the target is their most hated enemy the US.

  • Arab coalition: Iran-backed Houthis attack UAE ship off coast of Yemen, one crew injured

    Al Arabiya, Reuters- 15 June 2017-- The Arab Coalition in support of restoring the legitimate government in Yemen said on Wednesday that a boast launched a missile targeting a UAE ship off the coast of Yemen.

    According to the statement, the ship was attacked by a guided missile fired by the Houthi militias after it left the Yemeni port of al-Mokha, however it caused no damage to the ship.

  • Canada closely monitoring ongoing protests in Iran

     

    Global Affairs Canada today released the following statement on the ongoing protests in Iran:“Canada is encouraged by the Iranian people who are exercising their basic right to protest peacefully.“We call on the Iranian authorities to uphold and respect democratic and human rights.
    “Canada will continue to support the fundamental rights of Iranians, including the right to freedom of expression.”

  • Coming soon, war of words on Iran nukes

     By Tony Duheaume

    Al Arabiya, 17 August 2017 - In recent weeks, a potentially dangerous verbal confrontation erupted between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, which if not resolved through diplomatic means, could lead to a nuclear showdown.The context of this acrimonious exchange makes the situation even more alarming, as the war of words was triggered by North Korea’s testing of nuclear weapons

  • Confronting North Korea and Iran

    Al Arabyia, 26 September 2017 - The weak Iranian nuclear deal, which the former American administration agreed upon, is partially responsible for North Korea’s surge in developing its nuclear program.Iran was rewarded with a sum of $150 billion as per the deal and the country managed to retrieve funds withheld since the days of the Shah, with profits. It was also granted massive contracts to develop its technical

  • Dissidents against Iranian regime unveils secret project for producing nuclear weapons

    By Reza Shafiee

    Iran's mullahs will stop at nothing to get their hands on nuclear weapons to spread terror.

     Just look at how broad the evidence is.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in his letter to House speaker Paul Ryan on April 19 said that although Iran is meeting the terms of 2015 nuclear deal with Obama administration and five other world powers, "Iran remains a leading state sponsor of terror through many platforms and methods." 

  • Five days after the U.S. new policy, Khamenei appears at the scene

    Khamenei, the leader of the clerical regime, took a position five days after the announcement of the US administration’s new policy against the clerical regime and the terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards. With a ridiculous claim that "we do not want to waste our time... by responding to the president of the United States," he tried to conceal his fear and that of his regime from the US new policy.

  • Former US Official: Obama Admin ‘Systematically Disbanded’ Units Investigating Iran’s Terrorism Financing Networks

    Freebeacon, June 8, 2017 -- The Obama administration 'systematically disbanded' law enforcement investigative units across the federal government focused on disrupting Iranian, Syrian, and Venezuelan terrorism financing networks out of concern the work could cause friction with Iranian officials and scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran, according to a former U.S. official who spent decades dismantling terrorist financial networks.

  • Hezbollah Is a Branch of the Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

    NCRI - The House Foreign Affairs Committee held hearings on Thursday, June 8 to investigate Hezbollah as a proxy force for the Iran regime.

    The Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce in the hearings stressed, "Hezbollah is a proxy force to the Iran regime and in fact, the Iran deal has enabled this country to provide Hezbollah with more equipment and facilities. Hezbollah is still an extensive criminal network, which is also engaged in a range of illegal activities such as trafficking, smuggling cigarette, and money laundering."

  • Hostages in Iran must not be forgotten

    By Barry Rosen

    In October, President Trump chose not to recertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, giving Congress 60 days to decide on the future of the agreement. As Congress weighs action and the administration consults with our European partners, policymakers must consider Iran’s history of holding Americans and dual-nationals hostage, including those held captive today.

  • House calls for release of political prisoners in Iran

    The Hill, July 27, 2017 - The House passed a resolution on Wednesday urging Iran to release American prisoners being held as hostages.Lawmakers approved the resolution by a voice vote a day after passing a sanctions package that included measures targeting Iran for its ballistic missile development.“I hope that this resolution sends a strong message to Iran that this practice will not be tolerated,' said Rep.

  • How Palestinian unity efforts can catch Iran off-guard

    BY:  Hamid Bahrami

    Al Arabiya, 11 October 2017 - After years of schism, the Palestinian groups, Fatah and Hamas decided to end the bloody split. Rami Hamdallah, the Palestinian Prime Minister warmly shook hands with Hamas leader Ismail Haniya in Gaza Strip.Conflicts between known Palestinian groups is one of the main reasons to not achieve peace for the long bloody Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • How to kick out the ayatollahs in Iran

    Clarion Project- Last Friday, based on a request made by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, the UN Security Council weighed in on the Iran protests.Enabling the voice of the Iranian people being heard in the Security Council is a strategic step forward for the nation’s uprising. It also provides a roadmap for the international community to find a practical and stable solution to the challenge posed by the rogue regime in Tehran.

  • How to tackle Iran’s Middle East bellicosity

     

    By Heshmat AlaviSpecial

    face of Iran’s belligerence across the Middle East, evidence of Tehran’s dangerous footprints are now visible in several countries across the region, including even Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province.The Trump administration, however, has made it quite vivid its adoption of a firm approach. This stance, signaled in the historic May conference in Riyadh, is long overdue

  • Iran is part of Yemeni crisis

    NEW YORK: Saudi Arabia and Yemen have said Iran has no role to play in the region because it was the cause of the Yemeni crisis and not part of the solution.
    Saudi Arabia’s UN Ambassador Abdullah Al-Mouallimi and Yemeni Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Abdulmalek Al-Makhlafi, made their remarks at a symposium titled “Partners for a Sustainable Peace in Yemen” which was held Monday at UN headquarters in New York.

  • Iran protests shine a light on Obama’s poor policies

     

    Herlad Sun, January 01, 2018 - IT may wind up fizzling out, or it may end in tears. But the current wave of protests sweeping Iran is, in a world that seems more chaotic and dangerous every day, a real reason for optimism for 2018.Not only have the protesters raised the real possibility that one of the world’s most obnoxious and destabilising wannabe nuclear powers might give way to something more peaceful and pro-Western,

  • Iran regime change is in the making

    By Heshmat Alavi

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stressed in a recent Congressional hearing that the U.S. should literally “work towards support of those elements inside Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government,” signaling the overhaul needed in Washington’s Iran policy.From Tehran’s point of view this was, of course, a completely unpleasant surprise,