NCRI - Iran’s regime is sowing sectarian discord in the Middle East by masterminding explosions at some Islamic centers, Al-Arabiya TV reported. The report was produced following a deadly suicide explosion last week targeting a Shiite mosque in Kuwait.
“ISIS, al-Qaeda or other terrorist groups are not the only parties that resort to such explosions with a political and sectarian agenda. There are countries such as Iran that fan the sectarian culture in the region and are behind some of the explosions. They target holy sites that belong to the Shiites, including in Iran, Iraq and mosques in Saudi Arabia with specific political objectives in the Arab region,” Alarabiya.net wrote in the Arabic edition of its website on Sunday.
A number of Iran experts and a former U.S. government official expressed serious doubts about the success of a nuclear deal with Iran, underscoring the harmful intentions and nefarious activities of the regime both at home and abroad. The panel debated the issue in Washington on March 12, 2015.
The event, entitled "The Islamic Republic of Iran: Peacemaker or Revolutionary," was organized by New York University and included a panel of experts and policymakers to discuss the consequences and potential outcomes of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime.
NCRI – The following is an English translation of an infographic published on the website of the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei spelling out his ‘red lines’ in nuclear negotiations with the world powers. Though the regime can never be trusted in what it says, nevertheless we have decided to publish a translation of the text, since these red lines are very telling about the covert military aspects of the regime’s nuclear program.
The infographic chart in Farsi appears on Khamenei’s official website (khamenei.ir), while the English version has been translated by NCR-Iran.org.
NCRI – One of the main areas of contention in the ongoing nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 and the Iranian regime is a demand that Tehran allow complete unrestricted access to international inspectors to monitor Iranian military facilities as part of a possible deal.
A report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) unveiled last week shows that the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has declared international monitoring of its military sites to be a red line not to be crossed.
Shahin Gobadi, spokesperson of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), answered the following questions regarding the Iranian regime's red lines in nuclear negotiations with the P5+1 countries.
Question: The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader said publicly last week that Iranian military sites and nuclear scientists would be off limits to IAEA inspectors. US officials have suggested that his comments were for a domestic audience. Is Tehran just trying to force a better deal?
Answer: In reality, Khamenei's remarks fit the framework that he has articulated for nuclear talks by the negotiating team.
Professor Raymond Tanter, cofounder of the Iran Policy Committee (IPC), wrote an article on Monday in The Hill about the misguided policy of successive US governments towards Iran’s main democratic opposition group. The following is the full text of Prof. Tanter’s article:
Source: The Hill, Congress Blog
Published date: June 29, 2015
Appeasing the ayatollahs and suppressing democracy
By Raymond Tanter
NCRI - Some 368 Members of the US House of Representatives have written to President Barack Obama, stressing that any international nuclear deal with the Iranian regime must ensure that international inspectors can visit all Iranian military bases, Rep. Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee has said.
Many United States luminaries are advocating for the U.S. government to open up "direct, collaborative talks" with the Iranian Resistance, according to top Middle East expert Dr Walid Phares.
"It represents the very thing that U.S. policy in the Middle East should be focused on—but isn’t, namely the empowerment of moderate and progressive Muslim groups for the sake of delegitimizing and marginalizing the all-too-common extremist element," Dr Phares wrote in Forbes on Monday.
A number of former US officials and foreign policy experts recently issued a statement to the US government calling for four specific policy initiatives, he said:
The United States government must not turn a blind eye on 'abysmal' human rights abuses by the Iranian regime in their attempt to strike a nuclear agreement, Prof. David Alton, a member of the United Kingdom House of Lords, has said.
Writing for PoliticsHome.com on Tuesday, Lord Alton of Liverpool said: "The Obama administration seems to believe that any nuclear agreement - whatever it is - will promote greater understanding between Iran and the United States and thus increase Western influence in the Islamic country. But the facts suggest otherwise."
NCRI - The following is the transcript of remarks on Monday by Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), in an online Q&A session on the Iranian regime’s nuclear negotiations with the world powers.