Senators Call for Iran Regime Sanctions

NCRI Staff

NCRI - US Senators Todd Young (R-IN) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) took charge of a letter that was sent to President Donald Trump. They called for Trump to consider further sanctions on Iran given its ongoing ballistic missile program.

Rouhani’s Adviser, on Recent Iran Protests: Stronger Slap Is on the Way

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Hesam al-Din Ashna, Rouhani’s advisor and former security official of Iranian regime, warned the regime leaders that we would be in a disaster if we did not take the recent protests seriously.

According to the state-run ISNA news agency on 7 February 2018, he described the late December and early January 2018 protests in Iran as a serious warning to decision-makers and at a meeting on “surveying recent polls on protests of January 2018” held at the Center for Strategic Studies, said: “It is no longer easy to decide in closed rooms and not to consider the public opinion. Those who ignore public opinion have to wait to receive stronger slap from the public opinion.”

How to Tackle Iran Regime

NCRI Staff

NCRI - From Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Iran it seems as if the US has decided on this stance in order to confront the Iranian Regime over strategic disagreements.

The biggest point of contention is the role of Iran in the Middle East.

The US Must Impose Sanctions on Iran Regime’s State-Run Media

NCRI Staff

NCRI - During the recent anti-regime protests in Iran, members of the Iranian resistance from all over the world begged the US to enforce sanctions against Iran’s state-run media, the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) because of its role in facilitating human rights abuses.

Iranian Regime Still Executing Children

Mahboubeh Mofidi’s memorial service, City of Noshahr, Iran, 2018

NCRI Staff

NCRI - According to Human Rights Watch, three child offenders were executed in Iran last month. Despite numerous human rights organisations calling on Iran to immediately put an end to this practice, the regime still continues to use the death penalty on children who committed a crime before the age of 18.

New Leadership on Senate Committee Could Strengthen Trump’s Hand Against Iran Regime

NCRI Staff

NCRI - A change in leadership for the Democratic Party on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee could alter the ongoing negotiations between lawmakers and the Donald Trump administration over the Iran nuclear deal.

Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey is set to take back the position of ranking committee chair from Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland, following Menendez’s clearing on federal corruption charges.

Iran Regime’s Human Right Violations Soar

Anglo-Iranians Call for UN Investigation of 1988 Massacre in Iran at London Rally

NCRI Staff

NCRI - In spite of international criticism over the treatment of protesters, human rights abuses under the Iranian Regime have dramatically increased in the past month.

The fates of over 8,000 detained protesters are uncertain, on some days they are being threatened with the death penalty and on some days they will be released once the protests that have gripped Iran have died down.

European Lawmakers Express Support for Iran Uprising

Press release- Strasbourg - 7 February 2018

On Wednesday, 7 February, the 39th anniversary of the 1979 anti-monarchic revolution, a special meeting in support of the Iran uprising was held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Dozens of MEPs from various political groups participated and spoke about the nationwide protests which shook Iran and spread to 142 cities and to all 31 provinces.

Iran: Human Rights Violations Continue

Iran protesters killed under torture

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Iran Human Rights Monitor has compiled a report detailing the human rights situation in Iran for the month of January 2018.

Last month, there was a huge crackdown on protesters. At the end of December, the people of Iran took to the streets because of the poor economic situation that is caused by the regime’s mishandling of the nation’s wealth. The protests quickly turned into anti-government demonstrations. The security forces violently supressed the protesters and there were at least 50 deaths. The report also indicates that more than 8,000 protesters were arrested.

New Sanctions Against Iran Regime-Proxy Hezbollah

NCRI Staff

NCRI -There can be no doubt that the Lebanese Hezbollah does the bidding of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and as such they deserved the latest round of sanctions against them.

The sanctions, passed by the US on Friday, will delay the flow of illicit money to Hezbollah’s war chest and attack its ability to help the IRGC fight for the Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad. This will be the first in a wave of sanctions against Hezbollah.

Iran: the Fall of French Optimism

NCRI Staff

NCRI - According to Press Club, in an article about the economic relations of France with Iran the French La Dépêche Info site wrote: “The high optimism of French investors fell after the arrival of Donald Trump and the threat of US sanctions.”

Iran: Two Prominent Female Political Prisoners, Stage Hunger Strike

NCRI Staff

NCRI - Two female political prisoners, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee, started an indefinite hunger strike on Saturday, February 3, to protest their “illegal transfer” to Qarchak prison.

The two political prisoners issued a letter announcing that they have given ten days to judicial authorities to return them to Evin prison.

Unemployment and Its Relation to Iran’s Recent Protests and Uprising

NCRI Staff

NCRI - At its starting point, Iran’s recent uprising kicked off on December 28, 2017, with such slogans like ‘Death to high prices’ and ‘Death to unemployment’ and quickly turned into “Death to the Dictator and Death to Khamenei” and the request for “ Regime Change” as the one and only solution to all the problems.


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