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September, 2018

  • 30 September

    Open Letter to Antonio Guterres, UN General Secretary: The Plea to Stop The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Recent Wave of Crackdowns

    Your Excellency Mr. António Guterres, The Secretary-General of the United Nations We, the undersigned, cordially request your good self in your capacity to employ all the necessary means to stop the Islamic Republic of Iran’s executions of dissidents and brutal crackdown on protestors. In the last few weeks, The Islamic Republic …

May, 2018

  • 22 May

    Mike Pompeo on Iran at Heritage Foundation

    Well, good morning, everyone. I first want to thank the Heritage Foundation and its president, Kay Coles James. Thank you for hosting me today. First as a private citizen and then as a member of Congress, and even today, the Heritage Foundation has shaped my thinking on matters of the …

  • 11 May

    Europe Doesn’t Have to Be Trump’s Doormat

    By Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson – New York Times After months of swaggering hesitation, President Trump finally announced the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, to which Britain, France, Russia, China, Germany and the European Union are also parties. This action tramples on European leaders, who urged Mr. Trump …

  • 11 May

    Pompeo to press allies on Iran after moves on North Korea

    Having returned from North Korea on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will embark on talks to persuade allies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia to press Iran to return to negotiations over its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. officials said. The open question is whether the allies, and …

  • 6 May

    Nuclear deal a challenge for Rouhani asIran hardliners close in

      By Parisa Hafezi (Reuters) Iran‘s hardliners are preparing to bring President Hassan Rouhani to heel if U.S. President Donald Trump scraps Tehran’s nuclear deal with major powers, officials and analysts believe. Trump has threatened to abrogate the 2015 agreement by not extending sanctions waivers when they expire on May 12, …

  • 3 May

    Expert Warns “Iran’s Economy is in a Death Spiral”

    Steve H. Hanke is a professor of Applied Economics and Co-Director of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., a …

April, 2018

  • 26 April

    Israel’s options for resolving tension with Iran

    Yossi Beilin – Al Monitor If Israel and Iran want to set new rules for the game played on the Syrian front, and if they would rather avoid all-out war, they should look back at the understandings reached between Israel and former Syrian President Hafez al-Assad in Lebanon back in 1976. …

  • 12 April

    Iranian conservatives predict limited US strike on Syria

    The war of words between Russia and the United States has escalated following the recent suspected chemical attack on Doumaand the Israeli airstrike on the T4 air basein Syria, which left seven Iranians dead. Iranian media are extensively covering and analyzing these developments. While conservative outlets generally opine that a US …

  • 10 April

    U.S. backs EU Iran sanctions push, warns firms against Tehran trade

    The United States on Tuesday welcomed a push by some EU states to impose new sanctions on Iran and warned firms considering doing business with the Islamic Republic that they could be funding militant groups and regional instability. U.S. President Donald Trump has set European allies a May 12 deadline …

  • 9 April

    IRAN’S NUCLEAR HOLIDAY: A FINAL ATTEMPT TO DETER TRUMP

    Omer Carmi – The Washington Institute The twentieth day of Farvardin, which usually coincides with April 8 or 9, is known in Iran as “National Nuclear Technology Day.” The unusual celebration began under former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who declared it an official holiday in 2006 after Iran reached a significant …