• 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.

  • 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 Regime Seeking to Establish Militias in Syria

    NCRI - Iran is attempting to change the structure of its sectarian militias in Syria and establish them as a legalized force, as Russia carried out such a scenario a year ago with its 5th Division, said Syrian National Coalition member Yasser Farhan.

    “Iran is on the verge of continuing its influence in Syria, and to cloak the Revolutionary Guards and sectarian fighters it is seeking to establish the Syrian Hashid al-Shabi,” he said.

  • IRAN'S LEADER NAMES CONSERVATIVE CLERIC TO ARBITRATION BODY

    TEHRAN, Iran, AP, August 14, 2017 -- Iran's supreme leader has appointed a conservative cleric to head a council that mediates disputes between government bodies, Iranian state TV reported on Monday.The TV said Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei named Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi as the new chief of the arbitration body - known as the Expediency Council - for the next five years.

  • Iraq's Iran-backed militias propose entering Syria to back Assad

    A spokesman for Iraq's Iran-backed paramilitary forces has said they ready to move inside Syrian territories to fight alongside the Assad regime after they captured areas along the border.

    Karim al-Nouri said on Monday that controversial Popular Mobilisation Units [PMU] were willing to cross into Syria as long as the Iraqi government approves the move.

    The PMU - mostly Shia fighters with close ties to Iran known in Arabic as al-Hashed al-Shaabi - this week pushed IS militants out of the border village of Umm Jrais, cutting off the last IS supply line between Syria and Iraq.

  • Khamenei's Futile Roadmap for Saving the Iran Regime

    NCRI - On Tuesday August 8, 2017, Hassan Rouhani submitted the list of his ministers and cabinet members to regime’s parliament. The list, in which more than half of previous ministers have been replaced, is actually the result of a balance of power between regime’s rival bands.The question, however, is whether the cabinet reshuffle puts forward a specific, strategic way out of the crises the regime is inundated with.

  • New sanctions show US sides with Iranian people, not the regime

    BY SOONA SAMSAMI

    The Hill, Aug 2, 2017 - Last week, the “Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017' received a rare and near unanimous bipartisan vote in Congress. The legislation placed more sanctions on the Iranian regime. It called for extending terrorism-related sanctions on the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC), Iran’s violators of human rights and its missile program, which is increasingly threatening world peace.

  • Sadr's opposition to Tehran's regional politics paved way to Gulf visits'

    Prominent Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's visit to Abu Dhabi and Riyadh was triggered after the leader publicly opposed Tehran's regional politics, including calling for Syria's Bashar al-Assad to step down, UAE-owned publications said.Sadr, who leads an Iraqi political party dubbed the Sadrist Movement, met with both Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed as well as Saudi royals to discuss regional issues while calling for Arab

  • SPEECH BY MARYAM RAJAVI ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE MASSACRE IN ASHRAF ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2013 (PHOTOS)

      Honorable friends, dear sisters and brothers,

     We have come together to pay homage to the epical resistance and sacrifice of Ashraf residents on September 1, 2013.This ceremony coincides with Eid Al-Adha.
    On the occasion of this Eid and this anniversary, we have come together to strengthen our vows to the 52 PMOI members who sealed their pledges by sacrificing their lives.We pledge to always remember their sacrifice

  • U.S Adds New Companies and Individuals To Sanctions List

     

    The United Sates has added 11 individuals and companies that allegedly supported the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in cyber-attacks on U.S Banks. The Treasury Department added the individuals and companies to their Specially Designated Nationals And Blocked Persons List.According to the F.B.I Mohamad Sadegh Ahmadzadegan who is wanted in connection with "alleged involvement in a conspiracy to conduct a coordinated campaign

  • Why the deepening ties between Tehran, Ankara and Doha can and will be broken

    By: Majid Rafizadeh

     The National, August 17, 2017 - The latest developments in the region, specifically the formation of a new Qatari-Turkish-Iranian axis, could have a significant impact on the geopolitical, strategic and socio-economic landscape.In the past, the region was mainly thought of through the predominant narrative of Shia groups led by the Iranian government versus the Sunni-led coalition. On the one hand, Iran, Hizbollah, the Houthis,

  • "How Iran Fuels Syria War: Details of the IRGC Command HQ and Key Officers in Syria By The National Council of Resistance of Iran U.S. Representative Office (NCRI-US) "

    Reviewed by Raymond Tanter

    Iran Fuels Syria War demonstrates how Tehran is primarily responsible for keeping the fires of civil war burning in Syria. NCRI-US traces the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in Syria; the organization shows how the IRGC divides Syria into military zones with the use of tens of thousands of foreign troops under its control. NCRI-US provides precise details of the scope and structure of the Iranian regime's forces in Syria, insight into Tehran's financial investment there, and the casualties it has absorbed.

  • #FreeIran in Paris – a message of solidarity

    EUreporter

    July 1, 2017 -- The grand gathering of the Iranian Resistance was held on Saturday 1 July in Paris. As usual this is not only an outstanding, colourful and great event but a manifestation of the only organized democratic opposition in Iran, the real alternative to the Mullahs’ regime. As such this grand gathering is supported by all the walks and varieties of Iranian people, even prisoners.

  • A new Iran policy

    Linda Chavez

    Five-plus months into the Trump administration, the outlines of a new foreign policy remain unclear. One of Donald Trump's frequent applause lines when he was a candidate was his promise to "rip up" the Iranian nuclear agreement, which Trump and other critics claimed was one-sided because it lifted crippling economic sanctions yet allowed too much room for Iran to pursue development of nuclear weapons. In April, the Trump administration certified that Iran was narrowly living up to the agreement to halt the development of nuclear weapons, but the administration nonetheless slapped new sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile program and state-sponsored support for terrorism.

  • A threat to us all from the rogue merchants of death

    Illicit military cooperation between North Korea and rogue states such as Iran and Syria is perhaps one of the major untold stories of our time. In the 1990s, before Iran’s nuclear program was common knowledge, dozens of Korean technicians were working in Iranian nuclear and ballistic facilities and both states benefited from the AQ Khan nuclear smuggling network based in Pakistan.
    Iranian flagship ballistic missiles such as Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 are based on North Korea’s Hwasong-6 and Nodong-1,

  • Al-Quds, Iran’s long arm in the region

    By: Tony Duheaume

    In the late 1980s, Iran’s revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini built a force out of his infamous Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and named this special elite unit al-Quds Force.Forged to spread Khomeini’s revolution to foreign lands, al-Quds became responsible for carrying out the IRGC’s extraterritorial operations. In no time, al-Quds became an effective force for exporting the Iranian revolution,

  • Al-Tanf: A base for Iran to target Jordan

    The Baghdad Post, 17 June 2017 - The regime in Tehran is seeking vehemently to implement its plots aimed at shaking the whole region. It uses militias in several countries; foremost of them are Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

    But recently, a plan has emerged whereby the regime is seeking to create a route from Damascus to Tehran. Using a strategic point at the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian borders, the Iranian militias are carrying out a high-stakes gamble for this dream to be achieved.

  • Amazon under federal investigation for possibly violating Iran sanctions

    By Ray Downs

    July 30 (UPI) -- Amazon told investors it is under federal investigation after the web-based retailer admitted to selling products to at least one Iranian on the U.S. government's black list of people allegedly associated with terrorism, a violation of U.S. sanctions against Iran.In its quarterly report to investors, Amazon said it sold approximately $300 worth of goods to an individual blacklisted by the U.S. government under Executive Order 13224,

  • Amazon under federal investigation over Iran-linked sales, including to person on terrorism list

    By Ethan Baron

    Under federal investigation for possibly violating U.S. sanctions against Iran, Amazon has admitted to selling consumer goods to at least one person on the government’s black list of people and entities associated with terrorism.

  • Amazon under investigation for breaking Iran sanctions act

    London, 1 Aug -

    Online retailer Amazon is under investigation for potentially breaking US sanctions on Iran by selling over $30,000 worth of goods to people working on behalf of the Iranian Regime in the past five years, according to its own US Security and Exchange Commissions filing.