• EIFA welcomes US Government's new strategy towards Iran and the blacklisting of IRGC

    NCRI - The following statement was issued by Struan Stevenson, the president of EIFA:

    The European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) welcomes the new strategy adopted by the US on Iran. In particular the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization by the US treasury has been warmly welcomed in the region.

  • Experts Applaud Blacklisting of IRGC, Underscore Need for Policy to Support Regime Change by Iranian People

      WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a panel discussion at the United States Senate, foreign policy experts welcomed the congressional passage of H.R. 3364, which includes a title on "Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017," and subjects the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to Executive Order 13224 sanctions for Specially Designated Global Terrorists entities.

  • Exposed: Iran Regime's New Smuggling Routes to Houthis

    NCRI - The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have found new, secret shipping routes to smuggle arms to the Houthi rebels in Yemen, in defiance of an international embargo.Earlier reports indicated that the IRGC, the Regime’s personal terror squad, had been smuggling weapons either directly into Yemen or via Somalia but this risked contact with international naval vessels in Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea,

  • Financing terrorism drains Iran’s economy

    BY: Dr. Ibrahim Al-Othaimin

    Al Arabyia, 2 September 2017 - According to an English idiom “actions speak louder than words”, and despite Iran’s words of denial and evasion, it is still playing a key role in stoking the fuel of unrest in the region by continuing to finance terrorism.Through money laundering operations worth billions of dollars run by fake companies across the Middle East, the Caucasus, South Korea, and the Caribbean,

  • First New Iran Regime Sanctions Since Nuclear Deal Passed

    The bill also sanctions anyone associated with Iran regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)To impose additional sanctions on Iran’s defense sector, The House voted 419-3 today moving the bill forward to be approved by President Trump.While there are some slight modifications to the bill’s sanctions on Russia, the language on Iran is undistinguishable to the version the Senate passed 98-2 in June.

  • France and US must unite in standing up to Iran

    By Giulio Terzi

    France shares a dubious distinction with my own home country of Italy. Both were among the first to send business delegations and enter into new trade agreements with the Islamic Republic of Iran following the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – what President Donald Trump is famous for describing as “the worst deal ever negotiated.”

  • French businesses are risking far too much in deals with Iran

    Ever since the 2015 nuclear deal was implemented last year, various companies across the globe have been seeking out deals with the Iranian Regime but could it all be in vain?On August 7, the Renault Group agreed to terms with Iranian state company IDRO (Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran) to take hold of 60% of the company shares in order to increase the production of Renault vehicles in Iran to 150,000 units per year.

  • Gradual Departure of Red Meat From Iranian Families' Table

     

    NCRI - The price of red meat in Iran is still fluctuating between 40 to 50 thousand Toman per kilogram (~$15) and the result is that the middle-to-lower stratum of society removes or replaces this basic food from their table.The state-run Fars news agency affiliated to IRGC announced the news on 16 July 2017 and added that the price per kilogram of hot sheep meat is between 41 to 43 thousand Toman.

  • Henry Kissinger warns destroying Isis could lead to ‘Iranian radical empire’

    By Shehab Khan

    The Independent, 8 August 2017 - Henry Kissinger has warned that destroying Isis could lead to an “Iranian radical empire”.The former diplomat has suggested that once Isis is defeated if Iran occupies the free territory, the result could lead to the emergence of a new empire.The 94-year-old, who was the Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, also spoke about the complications of taking sides in Middle Eastern conflicts.

  • Hezbollah and the Popular Mobilization versus the armies of Lebanon and Iraq

    BY : Raghida Dergham 

    There have been two interesting developments in the efforts of the commanders of the Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Iraq and Lebanon. Both events fall within the scope of the bid to impose the model produced by the Iranian revolution, of creating a parallel military structure alongside the regular army, whereby the Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs) in Iraq operate in parallel with the Iraqi army,

  • Hezbollah receiving four times more funding after Iran sanctions lifted

     

    Iran is reported to have boosted its financial support for Hezbollah since the lifting of UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic in January 2016.Israeli newspapers reported today a massive windfall for the Lebanese Shia militant group after major western powers released billions of pounds worth of assets belonging to the Iranian regime following a deal over Tehran’s nuclear energy programme.

  • Hollow boastings of Iran regime's chief military commander

    NCRI - The Iranian regime’s Chief of the General command of the Armed Forces expressed his fear of the sanctions and blacklisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist entity and resorted to empty threats against the U.S. forces in the region.At a meeting of the IRGC Ground Forces Commanders in Tehran on Monday, July 17, 2017, Pasdar General Mohammad Bagheri claimed that global and regional powers plan to bring the threat to Iran and,

  • How blood of innocents has become an endless nightmare for Iranian regime

    By F. Mahmoudi

    In Iran, 1980s is known as a bloody decade as thousands of political opponents were executed in brutal mass murder.In the summer of 1988, a massive slaughter took place in Iran’s prisons. Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, the successor of Khomeini, was dismissed as a result of his objection to this massacre.In September 2016, an audio tape from a meeting of the late Ayatollah Montazeri with members of the committee of executioners

  • How Iran Fears MEK as Its Opposition

     by Pooya Stone

    The regime in Iran has come under immense domestic and international pressure recently. Most vivid are the sweeping sanctions imposed by US Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump.These developments are sparking an endless stream of reactions from Iran’s senior officials and various media outlets. Over 500 interviews, reports, posts, sessions, book introductions

  • How Iran views the new US sanctions

    By Heshmat Alavi
    American thinker, August 10, 2017 - The recent Iran sanctions ratified by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump specifically target the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and have caused very interesting reactions from Tehran.Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has remained silent, signaling his state of shock. His regime’s president, Hassan Rouhani, also indicated the toll of these new measures.

  • How Iran’s ‘moderates’ turn their backs on human rights

     

    There is a correlation between the increasing rate of human rights violations and the rule of moderates in Iran’s presidential office. Whenever Iran’s “moderate” party has a president in office, the country’s human rights record deteriorates significantly. 
    Based on the latest statements from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zaid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, Iran’s human rights situation is, in fact, alarming. 

  • How the tide is turning against Iran

    By: Heshmat Alavi 

    As ISIS is losing ground in its two last enclaves of Raqqa and Deir el-Zor, there are many rightfully concerning reports of Iran seeking to chip further control in Syria.All the while, there are also signs of contradictory remarks heard from senior Iranian officials, parallel to indications on the ground of how international counterparts are seeking their own interests that fall completely against those of Tehran’s.

  • How to challenge the Iranian regime

    If Donald Trump really wants to challenge the Iranian Regime, then he must support the Resistance, bring the Regime back to the negotiating table and end the destabilisation of the Middle East, according to a human rights activist.Hamid Bahrami, a former political prisoner from Iran, wrote an op-ed for the American Thinker, in which he laid out how Trump and the US could challenge the Regime, rather than bow to their manipulations.

  • Human Rights activist welcomes blacklist of IRGC

     

    London, 1 Aug - An Iranian human rights activist has praised the new US sanctions on Iran, claiming that they succeed, where the nuclear deal failed.

    Amir Basiri, wrote an op-ed for the Washington Examiner, in which he referred to the most recent sanctions as a “milestone achievement in countering the Iranian regime's belligerence and fixing some of the key flaws contained in the [2015] nuclear deal”.

  • In new betrayal of reformist image, Rouhani urges “unity” behind supreme leader

    BY:Edward Carney

     At the end of August media released a brief video that effectively mocked Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for presenting an overwhelmingly positive image of his presidency and the state of Iranian society now that his second term in office has begun. Rouhani plainly declared in an interview with state media that “everyone is happy,” leading media to respond by saying that “political prisoners, jailed journalists, women's rights activists,