A New Power Balance in Iran

Sadegh Amoli Larijani

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Last week, Donald Trump called for new targeted sanctions on Iran while extending widespread sanctions relief for the last time under the Iran nuclear deal.

The targeted sanctions were, in part, issued as a response to the Regime’s crackdown on the large-scale nationwide protests which threaten its existence.

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Forget the EU-led folly, Iran's regime is not our friend - MEP

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NCRI - The European Union has "led the world into a dangerous policy of appeasement on Iran by heading up the ‘E3+3’ or ‘P5 + 1’ (the permanent members of the Security Council including the UK, plus Germany)," argues David Campbell-Bannerman, a Member of the European Parliament from the United Kingdom.

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U.S. Sanctions Iran Regime's Head of Judiciary, Others, Over Human Rights Abuses

The United States imposed sanctions on 14 individuals and entities on Friday for human rights abuses in Iran and supporting Iranian weapons programs, including the head of Iran’s judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani.

The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that Larijani, a close ally of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is “responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran or Iranian citizens or residents.”

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Leaked Footage Shows Confessions of Iran Regime's Leader

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NCRI - Back in 1989, a mid-level cleric in the Iranian Regime became the surprise pick for Supreme Leader after the death of the Regime’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

Ali Khamenei was chosen as the Supreme Leader during an emergency closed-door session of the Assembly of Experts, in which he said that he was unqualified for the job and his selection was unconstitutional, as damning new footage shows.

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The Iranian Regime's Misogyny Problem

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NCRI - Of all of the media coverage surrounding the protests against the Iranian Regime that have been ranging for over a week now, some of the most powerful are of ordinary Iranian women defying the sexist laws of the Regime whilst protesting the Regime as a whole.

Several photos and videos that are being widely shared on social media- by Iranians that still have access to the internet after the Regime put heavy restrictions on it to stop communication amongst protesters and to the outside world- show brave women removing their hijabs to protest the Regime’s misogynistic dress codes, whilst others show a woman raising her fist in the air after walking through a cloud of tear gas.

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Iran: Judiciary Spokesman and Former President's Circle Dispute Over 'Mental Health'

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NCRI - In response to judiciary spokesman’s allegations of mental disorder against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former president’s advisor Ali-Akbar Javanfekr alleges that Gholamhosein Ejei is also suffering a mental illness.

Meanwhile, Hamid Baghaei, vice-president for executive affairs during Ahmadinejad’s presidency, has gone even further to compare Ejei to Nazis’ SS Commander.

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Iran: Continuing to Attack the Judiciary, Ahmadinejad Criticizes Rouhani Too

Former Iran regime’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad renewed on Monday his criticism of senior officials, attacking the policies of current President Hassan Rouhani over the recently unveiled state budget, while also demanding the restructuring of the judiciary.

He said before a student gathering that the budget had deprived some 40 million Iranians from government-approved aid.

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Interesting Confessions: Iran Regime's Leader Directly in Charge of Terrorism and Meddling in the Region

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NCRI - Trying to counter the U.S. Congress’s Approval to Publish Iranian Leader's Assets, Khamenei's publications office, unwantedly confirmed that all the belligerence, meddling in the internal affairs of the countries in the region and acts of terror and violence are directly controlled by the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

State run Fars News Agency on December 23, while quoting The Institute for the Publication of Khamenei’s Works, stated:

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Germany Ought to Reconsider Its Policy Toward Iran

 ‘Germany should beware of Iran’s threats and agenda’ is the title of an informative article by Dr. Majid Rafizadeh president of the International American Council, in which he warns about the less - noticed menaces of the Iranian regime’s activities in Europe, the full text of this article is as follows:

Iran’s expanding influence and interventions in the Middle East are well-documented and known to policy analysts, politicians and scholars. Yet little scholarly work has been conducted on Tehran’s activities and policy toward Germany. Since the nuclear deal, Germany has boosted trade and business with Iran, and unlike France, is underestimating Tehran’s ballistic missiles threats.

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