Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

Mullahs Angered by Rouhani's Comments on Hijab, Censorship

Editor 27 January 2019

By Azita Carlson

Recent remarks by President Hassan Rouhani regarding Iran’s policies of compulsory hijab and Internet filtering have incurred the ire of two Grand Ayatollahs.

It’s been reported that at a meeting with the Minister of Communications and Information Technology on January 21st, Rouhani said, “Regarding hijab, the Koran addresses men first, forbidding them to look at women in lecherous ways; but, sadly, we go after women and girls, and arrest them for their [improper] hijab.”


EU's Failed Policies Towards Iran

Editor 25 January 2019

By Staff writer, SF

When the controversial Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), or 2015 Iran nuclear deal, was signed, there were high hopes from the then US President Barack Obama that Iran would become more moderate and would start to occupy a rightful place in the international community.

Iran’s deadly influence in the Middle East

Iran's Deadly Influence in the Middle East

Editor 24 January 2019

By Atousa Pilger

“The U.S. Army in the Iraq War” is an assessment by the army of the United States on the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The assessment is very comprehensive and involves extensive scrutiny of numerous interviews and a large amount of data.

The assessment was ordered in 2013 by Army General Ray Odierno and it is considered to be one of the most detailed studies of the conflict with Iraq.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Tehran Concerned Over Poland Summit and the Iranian Opposition's Activities

Editor 23 January 2019

By Armin Baldwin

The Poland conference, planned for next month, will focus on Middle East security, and more importantly, the behavior of the Iranian regime, which is a concern both globally and for the region.

The Iranian officials’ concerns over their main organized opposition, PMOI/MEK and NCRI, is on display for the Poland summit. For instance, Mardom Salari newspaper, affiliated with President Hassan Rouhani’s faction, wrote on January 19th, regarding the Warsaw summit, “PMOI becoming active isn’t a good sign.”

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliff

Iran's Treatment of Dual Nationals Shows That There Are No Moderates in the Regime

Editor 22 January 2019

By Staff writer, SF

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is often lauded as a moderate because he publically calls for increased ties with the West and skilled Iranians abroad to return to the country, but the treatment of dual nationals in Iran shows that Rouhani is anything but, according to political scientist Dr Majid Rafizadeh.

Iranian people’s legitimate demand for regime change

Iranian People's Legitimate Demand for Regime Change

Editor 21 January 2019

By Staff writer, SF

When Donald Trump entered the White House in 2017, it was the catalyst for a major shift in US policy on Iran, with appeasement of the missile-launching, terrorist-supporting, human rights-abusing Regime abandoned in favour of tough economic and diplomatic sanctions.

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