• 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,

  • In solidarity with Iran’s young generation on International Youth Day

     

    August 12 marks International Youth Day to recognize and draw attention to the issue of “Youth Building Peace”. It celebrates young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.In Iran, however, the atmosphere of growth and advancement for the younger generations have been eliminated by the Iranian regime’s suppression of their freedom of speech and the press,

  • Increased Iranian influence over forces in Syria is detailed in a new report confirming Israel's fears

    In recent weeks, it has been evident that the Israeli government has become increasingly concerned over the Iranian Regime’s involvement in Syria and a new report from an Israeli intelligence analyst appears to confirm these fears.Ronen Salomon has been working on a project to trace the presence of Iranian forces in Syria and he has worked out that the Iranian Regime has been commanding fighters from Afghanistan, Lebanon,

  • Increased sanctions on Iran over space launch

    London, 1 Aug - The Iranian Regime is now subject to new sanctions following the recent launch of a satellite into space; as many speculate that this was not part of a peaceful space programme but in fact a test for their long-range ballistic missile programme.Michael Tomlinson, wrote on Iran Lobby, that this was similar to the way in which North Korea developed its programme, which now poses a threat to the US.

  • Intelligence Minister denies nuclear negotiator was spying

    Iran’s Intelligence Minister has rejected accusations that a member of Iran’s nuclear negotiating team was a spy.Iranian judicial authorities announced on October 8 that Abdolrasoul Dorri Esfahani was sentenced to five years imprisonment on charges of spying.A spokesman for the judiciary said that Dorri Esfahani was “among some who were accused of spying and providing information to foreigners and had links with two espionage services."

  • Interim Session of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

    The interim session of the National Council of Resistance of Iran was held on July 6 and 7, 2017, in the presence of Maryam Rajavi.The interim session of the National Council of Resistance of Iran was held on July 6 and 7, 2017, in the presence of Maryam Rajavi.In the beginning, Maryam Rajavi welcomed members of the NCRI as well as the participants who attended the first day of the meetings as observers.

  • Interview: McMaster on Iran, Iraq, Syria and the Kurdish Issue

    National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster is a longtime Army officer who gained national attention for a book that criticized the military's leadership and strategy in the Vietnam War.In 2005, he was recognized for leading one of the first successful counterinsurgency campaigns in Iraq, and later became an adviser to General David Petraeus. In February 2017,

  • Investigation into extent of Iran regime's Revolutionary Guards ' (IRGC) activities

    NCRI Staff

    NCRI - The Iranian regime is looking for power, control and influence in the Middle East. Everything that it does, it does so for this goal and it does not care about the consequences.One such example is the drug trafficking that the Iranian regime is involved in. It is something that greatly affects the population of Iran and every year more and more people are becoming addicted to drugs.

  • Iran 'could use Houthis to disrupt key maritime routes'

     

     Analysts say Iran could threaten oil flow through the strategic Bab el Mandeb strait but navy monitoring hopes to mitigate any risk

    Ramola Talwar Badam

    Heightened tensions between the US and Iran has raised concerns that Tehran could organise Houthi attacks on merchant ships passing through strategic trading routes in the Gulf.“

  • Iran - Rouhani: Hysterical Remarks Against PMOI, Defending War, Terrorism and Accumulation of Ballistic Missiles

    Rouhani, president of the Iranian regime, in his speech in the parliament on October 29th, showed his anger and fear of the PMOI and the Iranian Resistance. He also emphasized the continuation of criminal meddling of the regime in the region and its plan for the production of ballistic missiles and their storage.He said: "We produced, are producing, and will produce... We shall not hesitate in producing

  • Iran and North Korea's History and Friendship

    London, 12 Aug - Numerous officials from around the world travelled to Iran for the inauguration of President of Iran Hassan Rouhani as he starts his second term. One of those who was in attendance was the President of the Presidium of the Supreme People’s Assembly of North Korea, Kim Yong-nam.For 40 years North Korea has been an ally to Iran and their history runs deep.

  • Iran Attempts to Highjack Mosul Victory for IRGC

    London, 26 Jul - A propaganda campaign is being run by the Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to highjack the victory in Mosul and the broader war against the Islamic State as their own, in an attempt to play down the impact of the U.S. military support, which has been critical in the campaign.The IRGC coordinated directly or indirectly with the U.S. during the war,

  • Iran blocking peace efforts in Yemen: Jubeir

    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir accused Tehran of smuggling arms to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, who control northern Yemen, and to the rebels’ ally former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.“Iran is destroying all attempts to find a solution in Yemen, which has led to the failure of all political negotiations between the government and these militias,” Jubeir told a gathering in the Saudi capital of foreign ministers

  • Iran caught shipping soldiers to Syria on commercial flights in violation of nuclear deal

    BY: Adam Kredo  
    August 23, 2017 2:40 pm

    New photographs obtained by congressional leaders show Iran shipping militant soldiers to Syria on commercial airline flights, a move that violates the landmark nuclear agreement and has sparked calls from U.S. lawmakers for a formal investigation by the Trump administration, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.

  • Iran deal decertification helps resistance to dictatorial regime

    By: Raymond Tanter 

    Bottom Line Up Front .As criticisms pile on President Trump, an Oct. 20 dialogue with former House of Representatives Speaker, Newt Gingrich, about the president’s Iran policy illuminates an ally who stands with the president in harsh times.

    It’s easy to stand with someone when times are going well. It makes the “brother” feel good, but it’s correctly viewed with suspicion by the target of the newly-found friendship.

    Speaker Gingrich indeed is a friend of the president, not just on Iran but across a spectrum of issues.

    Breaking News

    Consider an annotated address by House Speaker Newt Gingrich to the Organization of Iranian American Communities, (OAIC), at a National Press Club Luncheon on U.S. Policy toward Iran Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

    Gingrich started by saying, this is a very interesting time. The president’s UN speech of Sep. 20, 2017, to the United Nations and his Iran strategy speech of Oct. 13 in Washington and that of mine of Oct. 20. The president’s address concerned refraining from recertifying Iran’s compliance with terms of the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the Permanent Members of the Security Germany with Iran. Gingrich said the president’s address followed the right path: Trump didn’t break out of the agreement but communicated it was not viable.

    The Backstory

    Gingrich said Trump reminded us the accord is not only about nuclear weapons. Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 was written in such a way that decertification was a national interest consideration but not the only one. In this respect, the address is a “watershed event,” per Gingrich. For the president to say Iran’s actions are such that he is unable to certify it’s in our national interests to continue adhering to the nuclear agreement is huge. It is prudent to refrain from leaving the agreement now, but rather, it is time to say it should be revisited, rethought, and may well renegotiated.

    The position of Gingrich, penned in FoxNews.com and as a newsletter during the week beginning Oct. 8, is titled, “Death to America.” This debate is not just about Iran’s nuclear program. It is about ending a dictatorship by the Iranian people, not by an outside invasion. How?

    First, “the Iranian regime is a dictatorship with a façade of democracy.” You can’t pretend elections offer any serious choices to the Iranian people. Such pretense is fanciful.

    Second, the regime routinely, consistently tells you who they are. When they have a missile, for example, on which they paint “Death to Israel” before they test it and they take a picture of the missile, so you can see that it says, “death to Israel,” there is some reason they’re giving you a hint.

    Third, the regime also has other missiles that have “Death to America.” Tehran alternates which one it really wants to use first.

    The Iranian regime is ultimately a mortal danger to the United States to the Iranian people in 1988, and to the world, Gingrich said. In 1988, Tehran assassinated 30,000 political prisoners, most of whom were prodemocracy members of the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran (PMOI), Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), now the largest unit within the National Council for Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

    It is fantasy to suggest the dictatorship would survive without repression. And so, you have a repressive dictatorship that projects power to and through the Mediterranean, has plans to build a port in Lebanon.

    The IRGC dominates the Iranian economy, and if in fact we’re serious about isolating them and restricting them we’re going to have a huge impact that ripples back to the entire Iranian economy. [See the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US): IRAN: The Rise of the Revolutionary Guards' Financial Empire: How the Supreme Leader and the IRGC Rob the People to Fund International Terror.]

    In referring to the Iranian regime’s operations in Washington, Gingrich said, “I also think that we must look at — and this is a real sea change — I’ve been actively involved in this, including involvement in trying to defend the good name of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and the MEK all the way back to when I was Speaker. Because basically the Iranian dictatorship ran a 'false flag' operation to set up a totally phony designation the State Department and bureaucracy accepted.” False flag terrorism occurs when elements within a government stage a secret operation whereby government forces pretend to be a targeted enemy while attacking their own forces or people. The attack is then falsely blamed on the enemy to justify going to war against that enemy.

    So, for a long period of time we were willing to listen to the actual dictatorship while not listening to the resistance, even though it was trying to tell us the truth about the dictatorship, which was lying to us. And we’ve gradually worked our way back, the former speaker added.

    Gingrich focused on the role of the leading Iranian opposition, “I do believe that in fact the NCRI has a tremendous potential, and I also want to say that I believe that Mrs. [Maryam] Rajavi has done an amazing job of leading an organization through a very long, very difficult period. And I would hope that at some point in the future that she would be given an invitation to officially visit the United States, and have a chance both to meet with American leaders in Washington, but also to go around the country. She is one of the examples of a symbol of resistance to the dictatorship that would have a huge impact across the whole country and would also send an important signal to Europe about the way in which our policies are moving.”

    The Way Forward

    These are dangerous times between the North Korean crisis and the Iranian challenge, particularly the Iranian challenge in Southern Lebanon and southern Syria that we may well have — we may well be in the most dangerous since the Cuban Missile Crisis. It’s going to take a great deal of work and a lot of courage. The president began that process and that deserves a great deal of credit for having been willing, one, to insist on decertification and two, twice now both at the United Nations and in his speech on decertification, telling the truth, vividly and clearly and decisively, about the Iranian dictatorship in a way that no senior American political leader’s ever done before. So, I give the president real credit for starting to move in the right direction. This path of includes regime change from within lead by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

     originally published on the   newsmax

  • Iran Deal: Finding a better strategy must address Iran's dark human rights record too

    BY: SOONA SAMSAMI

     IJR Opinion is an opinion platform and any opinions or information put forth by contributors are exclusive to them and do not represent the views of IJR.While President Donald Trump's intention to not certify the Iran nuclear agreement is on the minds of many Iranians, it's not their only worry.Countless Iranians, especially religious and ethnic minorities,

  • Iran denies responsibility for Houthi missile strike while celebrating regional influence

    By Edward Carney

    On Monday it was widely reported that the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen had launched their farthest-reaching missile strike against targets in Saudi Arabia. According to Al Jazeera, Houthi officials quickly took credit for the missile launch, identifying the weapon as a Burqan 2H ballistic missile, which has a range of over 500 miles.

  • Iran expands its terrorist sponsorship in the Balkans

    By Pejman Amiri

    From the onset the mullah’s regime in Iran, the issue of exporting revolution or to be more exact, Islamic fundamentalism, has been one of the pillars of the external policy. One of the aspects of this devastative activities can be distinguished in the Middle East, but the impact of this policy in other parts of the world has been much less noticed. Related to this subject, Peiman Amiri wrote a piece in American Thinker.

  • Iran Human Rights Monitor, Monthly Report – September 2017

    Introduction:In September systematic violations of human rights continued, including a growing wave of public and secret executions, hand amputation, floggings, torture to death of detainees and killing of porters.In the following report Iran Human rights monitor tries to announce a series of human rights abuses in September.

  • Iran is not the Middle East’s North Korea — it is worse

     BY:Dr. Majid Rafizadeh 

    Analogies have been made that the Iranian regime is the Middle East’s North Korea. Such an analogy fails to comprehensively characterize Tehran’s role in the region, as well as identify the differences between North Korea and Iran.When it comes to their roles within their respective regions, the Iranian regime plays a much more destabilizing and destructive role than North Korea does.