Trump’s New Travel Ban: Collective Punishment of the Iranian People

Blanket Restrictions Aid Hardliners’ Efforts to Isolate Iranians from the World

September 26, 2017 – CHRI – The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) The new travel ban’s indiscriminate and arbitrary impact on Iranian citizens is unjustified and a gift to Iranian hardliners who want to isolate their population and prevent with the outside world, CHRI said today.

Continue reading “Trump’s New Travel Ban: Collective Punishment of the Iranian People”

Human Rights Are The Key To Confronting Iran

09.18.2017 –  The Daily Caller – KEN BLACKWELL Former Ohio Secretary of State – Commendably, the Trump administration is set to initiate a new Iran policy, which will be announced in October. Such change is imperative.

The flawed nuclear agreement in 2015, provided too many concessions, including tens of billions of dollars to the Iranian regime, following decades of deceit and lying in pursuit of the nuclear bomb.

Continue reading “Human Rights Are The Key To Confronting Iran”

Trump to hail Iranian people as a threat to regime’s status quo

09.18.2017 – POLITICO – By NAHAL TOOSI – NEW YORK — President Donald Trump will give special attention to the Iranian people during his speech Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly — signaling that he sees them as not only separate from their Islamist government, but as a threat to its survival, a senior administration official said.

Continue reading “Trump to hail Iranian people as a threat to regime’s status quo”

Afghanistan surge is about regime change in Iran

August 22. 2017 The Baltimore Sun – By: Rachel Marsden

The Islamic State has taken another hostage — and he was reading to America from a teleprompter in an expensive suit and blue tie Monday evening at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall near Arlington National Cemetery. Apparently there are some things that simply are more powerful than the president of the United States — namely, the military-industrial complex, the original sponsor of the Islamic State and now the sponsor of U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned troop surge in Afghanistan.

Continue reading “Afghanistan surge is about regime change in Iran”

White House threatens Iran over detained Americans

07-21-2017 – The Washington Post – By Associated Press- WASHINGTON — The White House is threatening “new and serious consequences” for Iran unless it releases all U.S. citizens who are detained there. The White House says President Donald Trump is prepared to act in an attempt to end Iran’s practice of using detentions and hostage taking as state policy, but it provides no specifics about potential consequences.

Continue reading “White House threatens Iran over detained Americans”

The Trump administration should read its own documents about regime change in Iran

At the end of last month, the U.S. State Department quietly published a trove of hundreds of documents detailing the American role in Iran’s 1953 coup.

07.11.2017 – Washington Post – In that year, a combined CIA and British plot deposed democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, an act fueled by Cold War geopolitics as well as Western indignation at Mossadegh’s nationalization of Iran’s oil assets. The coup may feel distant to Americans, but it lives long in the imagination of many in the Middle East. “This is still such an important, emotional benchmark for Iranians,” said Malcolm Byrne, the director of research of the nongovernmental National Security Archive at George Washington University, to the Associated Press. “Many people see it as the day that Iranian politics turned away from any hope of democracy.”

Continue reading “The Trump administration should read its own documents about regime change in Iran”

C.I.A. Names the ‘Dark Prince’ to Run Iran Operations, Signaling a Tougher Stance

 

Iranian voters in the city of Qom, south of Tehran, last month in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers. CreditMajid Saeedi/Getty Images

The New York Times- June 02.2017 – WASHINGTON — He is known as the Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike, nicknames he earned as the Central Intelligence Agency officer who oversaw the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the American drone strike campaign that killed thousands of Islamist militants and hundreds of civilians.

Continue reading “C.I.A. Names the ‘Dark Prince’ to Run Iran Operations, Signaling a Tougher Stance”

Trump asked to work for release of 2 jailed by Iran

Siamak Namazi and his father, Baquer Namazi,

The Washington Post – By George Jahn | AP April 25 – VIENNA — A relative of two Iranian-American citizens imprisoned in Iran says their health is failing rapidly due to inhumane conditions and is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to take “personal responsibility” for their lives.

Continue reading “Trump asked to work for release of 2 jailed by Iran”