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Sustained pressure on Iranian regime still necessary

  • The Iranian regime is confident that the next US administration will rejoin the nuclear deal. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani recently said that he had “no doubt” about a pending return to the status quo under American President-elect Joe Biden. This, Rouhani added, would result in the prompt...
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Why Tehran wants the nuclear deal restored

  • Now that the electoral college has affirmed Joe Biden’s election as the next US President, the White House is probably going to resurrect the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly called the Iran nuclear deal. As Biden made clear in an opinion piece for CNN: “I will offer Tehra...
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Iranian regime escalates its violence and oppression

  • The level of domestic oppression has reached a new high in Iran, as the regime increasingly resorts to brute force to suppress dissidents and those who criticize its actions. One of the tactics that the regime is employing with growing frequency is silencing or eliminating high-profile figure...
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Iran’s abuse of diplomatic norms a threat to the West

  • Supporters of Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), rally in Villepinte, France, June 30, 2018. (Reuters) It is very rare for an active diplomat to be put on trial. The alleged crime has to be extremely serious for a government to ta...
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The world has a moral obligation to support the Iranian people

  • This is the first anniversary of massive pro-democracy protests that swept Iran last year. The uprising was unprecedented in the past 40 years. It engulfed almost 200 cities and, in a matter of days, 1,500 people, including teenagers, were indiscriminately and deliberately murdered by security ...
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Europe must impose political consequences for Iran’s terrorism

  • Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), during their gathering in Villepinte, near Paris, June 30, 2018. (Reuters) The Iranian regime’s terrorism threat against Western interests has dramatically increased. Therefore, we should not all...
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Iran regime’s clandestine pursuit of nuclear weapons

  • Iranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, about 1,200km south of Tehran, October 26, 2010. (Reuters) Any policy analysts, scholars or politicians who still advocate for a return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, aka the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JC...
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Indicators point to imminent new uprising in Iran

  • All the social, political and economic indicators in Iran point to the likelihood of another major uprising and looming protests. One of the most important parameters is the economy, particularly how it is affecting people’s living standards. Economically speaking, life has become unbearable f...
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Time for Europe to listen to the Iranian people

  • Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi is accused of couriering a powerful explosive with the aim of bombing an Iranian opposition rally in Paris. Over the last four decades, European governments have implemented various policies toward Iran, but one thing has been made clear in...
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EU must condemn Iran regime, not appease it

  • The EU appears to be determined to continue its appeasement policies with the Iranian regime in spite of the latest egregious human rights violations committed by Tehran. Not only did the EU last week reconfirm its commitment to trading with Iran, but it also called for new paths to increase t...
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