In May 2016, deputy national-security adviser Ben Rhodes took a victory lap in the New York Times to celebrate the Obama administration’s signature foreign-policy win. Rhodes had helped orchestrate the campaign to ensure that Congress would fail to stop President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal from going into effect, and in a remarkably unguarded interview for a New York Times Magazine profile, the failed novelist–turned–foreign-policy spinster boasted of how a tame press corps that he dubbed an “echo chamber” had done his bidding. At the time, some in the Obama camp chastised Rhodes for spilling the beans on how the mainstream media had dutifully bought the president’s disingenuous arguments for a pact that did not end the nuclear threat, expired within a decade (making an Iranian bomb inevitable), and both strengthened and enriched the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, with few tough questions asked.
NCRI - The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has said that based on a new report by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres putting additional pressure on Iran for its malign behaviour could lead to a new resolution against the Regime or strengthen those already in place.
Haley made these comments at a briefing on UN Security Council resolution 2231, which enshrines the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. She also said that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) could be included in a resolution based on its many violations.
NCRI - U.S. General James Conway said the Iranian regime is actively helping terrorists around the world carry out brutal massacres in US and European cities, a British publication wrote on Sunday.
In an interview with Britain's Daily Star Online, General Conway, who was the commander of the US Marine Corps from 2006 to 2010, said he is “not surprised” at evidence that has recently come to light that Iran's regime is providing support for Al-Qaeda.
On the doorstep of US President Donald Trump’s first National Security Strategy speech, the administration launched an unprecedented campaign of pinpointing the Iranian regime as the crosshairs on the epicenter of all extremism causing havoc across the Middle East, writes Heshmat Alavi in Al Arabiya English.
This comes following a Wall Street Journal article explaining how in the post-ISIS world Washington will begin pinpointing its focus and resources on the larger and more dangerous threat posed by Tehran, Alavi, a dissident writer and human rights activist, wrote on Monday, December 18, 2017.
NCRI - The cyber threat from the Iranian Regime will only continue to grow and get more advanced, according to a leading political scientist.
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, an expert on Iran, wrote a piece for Arab News in which he explained how the cyber operations were not conducted by individuals but were a “key element” of the Regime’s foreign policy, national security and long-term strategic agenda.
NCRI - The Iranian Regime has a long history of using international proxies, paramilitaries, and terrorists to attack their enemies while keeping their hands clean.
It dates back to the early days of the Regime- under Ruhollah Khomeini- as a way of minimising risk to the Regime while still striking their targets, especially after the Iran-Iraq war when the Iranian Regime suffered heavy casualties. It is a strategy for regional dominance that doesn't risk the lives of Regime members.
NCRI - The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that she has "irrefutable evidence" that the Iranian Regime is violating UN restrictions and will present her findings at a press conference today.
The US mission to the UN said:"Ambassador Haley will offer irrefutable evidence that Iran has deliberately violated its international obligations and has tried and failed to cover up these violations."