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Crisis Brewing, Iranians Threaten to Boycott Presidential Election

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The National Interest    |     by Majid Rafizadeh     |     May 23, 2021 Crisis Brewing? Following Protests, Iranians Threaten to Boycott Presidential Election Western policymakers and the entire international community should make it clear that they support any effort by the Iranian people to push back against state repression and to advocate for democracy. Candidates in […]

Fear of Popular Unrest Prompts Iran’s Leadership to Let COVID Spread

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Intpolicydigest     |     Dr. Firouz Daneshgari     |     JANUARY 28, 2021 For weeks, self-proclaimed “moderate” Iranian officials like Foreign Minister Javad Zarif have been saying that their country would struggle to distribute vaccines and manage its coronavirus outbreak as long as U.S. sanctions remained in place. Although the sanctions include exemptions for medicine and other humanitarian goods, […]

Biden’s Iran Policy vs. Reality in Tehran

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His advisers cling to the 2015 deal, but the region has moved on NY Times    |    By the Editorial Board     |    Jan. 4, 2021 President Trump’s maximum-pressure sanctions campaign against Iran will continue until his final day in office—and so will Tehran’s escalating violations of the 2015 nuclear deal. While the facts on the ground change, Joe […]

Crafting a U.S.-Iran Policy After the 2020 Election

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By Ivan Sascha Sheehan and Ramesh Sepehrrad Oct. 29, 2020 A nonpartisan approach in Congress is essential for forming a cohesive long-term policy for the country. WITH RECORD NUMBERS OF Americans actively casting their ballots to decide who will assume the presidency of the United States and serve as their elected representatives in both of houses of Congress – and with domestic […]

Iran’s Current Crisis – And Its Next One

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by Ilan Berman    |    Al-Hurra Digital    |    March 24, 2020 The Islamic Republic is profoundly sick – and getting sicker. Since the global outbreak of coronavirus in recent weeks, Iran has emerged as one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. Today, it ranks sixth in the world for the number of reported cases of the disease. Yet […]

The coming storm in Iran?

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By Mitchell B. Reiss   |   March 28, 2018 In Iran today, men and women, young and old, rich and poor, are courageously taking to the streets in ever-greater numbers and frequency to protest a clerical regime that continues to deny them the basic human rights that are guaranteed to them. Those protests have spread across […]

Iranian Women’s Role in Current Protests

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Maryam Hejazi  –  Februay 24, 2018 For several years now, Iranians that live in the United States have been working hard to echo their sentiments regarding oppression and mistreatment from the Iranian government back home. The Organization for Iranian American Communities (OIAC) has been in the forefront in expressing solidarity with other groups fostering gender […]

Iran Remembers the Murderous Summer of 1988

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The regime executed an estimated 30,000 people. Their ‘trials’ usually lasted minutes By Shabnam Madadzadeh September 20, 2017 WSJ – When Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks to the United Nations Wednesday, I will be thinking about the events of 1988, which the regime has tried to erase from history. In school our lessons contained no […]

Iran must answer for past crimes

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By NASSER SHARIF | Orange County Register September 18, 2017 Amidst talk of Iran’s violations of the nuclear deal, a resolution was introduced in the U.S. Congress, censuring the Tehran regime for the mass murder of thousands of dissidents in 1988. The massacre claimed the lives of an estimated 30,000 prisoners of conscience, mostly activists of the […]

Rouhani’s UN visit makes a mockery of Iran’s human rights censure

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By Maryam Hejazi, Fox News 9/18/2017 When this year’s United Nations General Assembly convenes this week, it is safe to assume that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will not address domestic human rights abuses. Even as Tehran continues to portray criticism of its human rights record, including this year’s report by the UN special rapporteur on […]
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