• 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,

  • House Foreign Affairs Committee passes measures targeting Iran’s terror proxy Hezbollah

    BY: ADELLE NAZARIAN

     “Hezbollah is Iran’s leading terrorist proxy, and it is only growing more dangerous,” Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) said in a statement announcing the new pieces of legislation. “It now has an arsenal of more than 100,000 rockets aimed at Israel and has become battle-hardened while propping up the murderous Assad regime alongside the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.”

  • 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 the tide turned against Iran in Iraqi Kurdistan

    BY: Heshmat  Alavi

    Despite all the brouhaha made over Iran’s “lightning” advances in Iraqi Kurdistan, the entire scene change in less than 48 hours.Tehran desperately needed to respond to US President Donald Trump’s lambasting October 13th speech launching a major policy shift and designating the Iranian regime’s crown jewel, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), as a terrorist organization.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • International Union Organises Protest Against Iran Regime

    The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has asked its members around the world to protest the “harassment” of labour activists and “systematic violation” of workers’ rights in Iran.The ITUC, which has 331 unions in 163 countries with approximately 202 million total members, asked its members to organise demonstrations outside or send protest letters to embassies of the of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

  • 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,