NCRI - The U.S. attack on the Shayrat airfield in Syria immediately showed its impact on Iran’s presidential election. Various factions are attempting to take advantage of this development, turning it to their favor and against their rivals.
“Today, more than ever before, we must unite because it is not clear what visions the people in power now in the U.S. have for the region and the world. We must be very aware and plan very carefully, to be ready for a variety of probabilities. Good elections are the power of Iran and our nation…,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in his remarks on Saturday.
NCRI - Iran’s Health Minister said in the past 26 years that the number of people suffering from depression has doubled.
“The people are victims of wrong decisions made by a number of policymakers and what we see today is unfortunately in a path of hopelessness,” Hassan Ghazizadeh said on Sunday at a World Health Day event.
NCRI - A conference was held in Norway titled, “Islamic Fundamentalism: What is the solution?” in which Norwegian MPs from various parties, representatives of different embassies, including the Dutch Ambassador in Norway, and a number of Iranian Resistance supporters took part.
The following is an excerpt of an article titled: “Dismantling sanctions emboldens Iran, Trump can forge a new policy” which appeared on ‘The Hill’ on April 11, 2017.edition.
U.S. President Donald Trump, with the apparent support of the Republican Senate, appears poised to unveil new targeted sanctions on Iran in the coming days. While the details of the sanctions are unclear, the administration’s acknowledgment and willingness to act strongly against Iran is a turning point for the Middle East.
How Trump and Congress can coordinate against Iran
In recent years one of the most divisive foreign policy subjects in Washington has been none other than Iran. The deal sealed by the Obama administration with other world powers aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program and altering the regime’s gross behavior, saw its way through Congress without a single Republican voting in favor. President Donald Trump made it a hallmark of his campaign to adopt a tougher stance against Tehran. Recent developments have once again brought Iran at the top of the congressional agenda with the weighing of new initiatives.Heshmat Alavi wrote in ‘American Thinker’ on April 11, 2017.
NCRI - A conference was held in U.S. Senate on Thursday April 6, 2017, in which prominent U.S. figures as well as terrorism and foreign policy experts had participated to discuss the nature of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards and its functions.
Describing the Revolutionary Guard’s key role as regime’s main lever of repression at home and export of terrorism and fundamentalism abroad, the speakers at the conference emphasized on the necessity of naming the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group and imposing comprehensive sanctions on it.
NCRI - The imprisoned human rights defender ‘Atena Daemi’ has gone on a hunger strike in Evin Prison, to protest against conviction of her two sisters Hanieh and Ensieh.
Pointing to how families of political prisoners are taken hostage, the political prisoner writes in her letter about her determination to go on with her hunger strike until her demands are met.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Tuesday extended until April 2018 sanctions against Iran for "serious human rights violations", a narrower measure than restrictions the bloc had already lifted after an international accord on Tehran's nuclear programme.
The EU has pursued rapprochement with Iran since the 2015 nuclear deal, which reversed a decade of hard-hitting Western financial and trade sanctions against the Islamic Republic. Top EU officials have been shuttling in and out of Tehran since, often accompanied by large European business delegations.
NCRI - Following the US missile attack on the air base of the Assad regime, the media affiliated with the Arabs and the Syrian Opposition released details about the presence of Iranian regime's forces in the military bases of the Assad regime including Shayrat air base which was targeted by the US earlier.