How Team Trump should handle the failing Iran deal
Wasn’t President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal — what he considers his top foreign-policy achievement — supposed to mellow the mullahs?
If so, it’s failing. Badly. As Washington’s transition to President Trump fast approaches, Iran is acting increasingly aggressive. Wrote By Benny Avni January 11, 2017 in the ‘NEW YORK POST’ and the article continues as follows:
NCRI - On Wednesday 11 January, Iran regime announced Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi, adviser of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the terrorist Qods Force as the new ambassador of the Iranian regime in Iraq.
The state run website Asr-e Iran wrote: "The Iranian regime's embassy in Baghdad, is one of the strategic positions abroad and is considered and its ambassador is of the utmost importance."
NCRI - The burial ceremony of Hashemi Rafsanjani became a prelude for the divide and factional feuding among Iran regime different bands. Some state-run media put finger on issues like Khamenei performing prayer and requiem for the deceased (Rafsanjani) during which he removed phrases of good deeds attributed to the deceased substituting them with phrases used to ask forgiveness for him.
NCRI - A death row prisoner was executed in Qazvin last week while his family says his case was still under consideration and review by the prosecution office and his sentence was not confirmed and put on hold. On Monday, January 2, the death sentence of Nasrollah Khazaei, on the charges of “carrying and keeping drugs” was implemented in Qazvin prison before dawn.
After the family of the executed prisoner followed his case, several Judiciary officials of the Iranian regime’s Prosecution Office in Tehran said that the prisoner should not have been executed.
NCRI - The political prisoner, Arash Sadeghi, was transferred to Evin prison infirmary 3 times in just 24 hours due to his deteriorating health condition. On Tuesday, January 10, Arash Sadeghi was taken to the prison clinic due to “lung inflammation and persistent cough,” but received no treatment other than an oxygen mask before returning to the ward.
U.S. Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday he would recommend a "full review" of the nuclear deal with the Iranian regime, Reuters reported.
Speaking in a confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Tillerson said: "We need...to examine our ability to clarify whether Iran is complying."
NCRI - On the eve of the clerical regime's sham elections, government factions in Iran have intensified the scope and depth of their power struggle to grasp presidency, disregarding social tragedies as grave sleepers, poverty, addiction and unemployment that have frustrated and fed up the populace. There is not a single day when the regime officials do not expose the other faction's stories of plundering, corruption and betrayals. In the meantime, the unraveling of the story of Babak Zanjani's getting away with $3 billion which implicated virtually all the regime's top officials in this unprecedented embezzlement has turned into a quagmire that is devouring this crumbling regime.
The Iranian regime was dealt a significant blow as its former president and top mullah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died of a heart attack on Sunday, according to an article which was published on Tuesday by Al Arabiya English.
Known for his influential role in shaping the regime’s politics following the 1979 revolution, Rafsanjani will leave a power vacuum in his wake as he dies less than four months prior to crucial presidential elections, Iranian dissident Heshmat Alavi wrote on the Al Arabiya English website.
NCRI - Al Arabiya television reported on Monday, January 9: “The Iranian regime’s security forces have transferred political prisoner Ali Moezzi, a supporter of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK), from Gohardasht Prison to an unknown location and there is no news about his condition and whereabouts. According to international human rights organizations and the families of this political prisoner, it is feared that Mr. Moezzi is being tortured and even killed.”
NCRI - While education, construction and developmental, and health service systems as well as a number of other civil services are facing shortage of funds in Iran, and according to the regime officials even the adopted development budget is not realized more than a few percent, Iran regime’s parliament agreed to increase military spending in the coming years.