Maryam Rajavi testifying before US congress
On Wednesday, the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade will hold a hearing in two panels on the rising threat of ISIS.
The first panel would be with Robert Ford, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and former U.S. ambassador to Syria, and Walid Phares, co-secretary general of the Transatlantic Parliamentary Group on Counterterrorism.
A major portion of the American populace (65%) see the Iranian regime as a real national security risk. Fox news released a survey on Friday which stated that over sixty percent of the American population thinks that “Iran poses a real national security threat to the United States,” and the U.S. fight against Islamic extremism was going “very badly” or “somewhat badly”.
General Hugh Shelton wrote in The Hill, saying that its time for the international community to stand behind the regional coalition against the regime’s agents in Yemen. But it should not just stop there and Tehran’s influence should be severely restrained in other regional hotspots like Iraq and Syria.
The European Union has re-imposed sanctions on an Iranian bank and 32 shipping companies on Wednesday using new legal grounds. The regime of sanctions on Iran is far from over.
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