European Leaders Must support the Iranian people

Armin Baldwin 20 May 2018

by Armin Baldwin

While European leaders may have campaigned to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, US President Trump had his mind made up to withdraw from it. No matter what your views on the US abandonment of the agreement, most agree that Iran supports terrorism, and that it is a threat to not only the region, but also on a global scale.

EU proposal to sanction Iran

Atousa Pilger 29 March 2018

by Atousa Pilger
It has been reported that Germany, France and Great Britain have proposed sanctioning Iran for its ballistic missile activities and it could be as early as next month for them to be implemented.
The 28 ambassadors of the European Union met on Wednesday to discuss the proposal. If accepted, the sanctions could be applied on or before 16th April which is when the EU’s next foreign ministers’ meeting is due to take place.

More of the Same in Iran. Time for Democracy!!

29 May 2017

There was a remarkable geo-political shift when President Trump lined up Saudi Arabia and Israel in what is being called “a Nato-style coalition” against Iran. He is now allied with half the Muslim world. Coincidentally, the Iranian presidential election was won by Hassan Rouhani on the day of Trump’s arrival.  

In his article for the Telegraph, Christopher Booker writes, “As I have reported many times, Rouhani is an utterly ruthless operator, who had presided since 2013 over a collapsing economy and what Amnesty International called “a staggering execution spree”, murdering and imprisoning so many dissidents that Iran has per capita the highest execution rate in the world.” He adds, “The real power in Iran lies with the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), which is answerable only to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. This not only controls more than half Iran’s economy but is responsible for spreading terror at home and abroad across the Middle East.”

Iran's 'Moderate' Rouhani 'Has Blood on His Hands'

29 May 2017

Hassan Rouhani has been elected to a second term as Iran’s president. Most do not interpret this as the Iranian people having voted for a “moderate” over a “hardline’ candidate, although Western mainstream media describes Rouhani as a “moderate”.

Heshmat Alavi, in his Al Arabiya article says, “In fact, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei sought to repeat the 2009 scenario of engineering the entire election process to have his preferred candidate declared victor, not Rouhani.”

How Iran's Election Grew the Opposition Movement

25 May 2017

The Iranian people faced a hard decision in this year’s presidential election. In Iran, the people’s choices to were reduced to selecting the lesser of two evils.

Hassan Rouhani’s first term saw a nuclear deal that provided little economic benefit to Iran’s populace. Their poverty incited massive protests over inflated salaries for officials. As well, they witnessed a crackdown on human rights that imprisoned students, bloggers, journalists and artists.

Why Iran Lobby Downplays Role of Supreme Leader

25 May 2017

The Iran lobby seeks to downplay the role Ali Khamenei plays in both determining the outcome of the election, and his power over whoever is elected. 

The National Iranian American Council was the most vocal group that pushed the narrative of Iranian presidential election being a battle between the “moderate” Hassan Rouhani and the “hardliner” Ebrahim Raisi.

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