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Iranian regime’s mafia and Nazi-style excesses

Friday, 22 September 2017

Gone are the days when pious Shiite religious leaders rode on donkeys, in are the days of showy go-getters who ride around in BMWs and Porsches, all compliments of the Iranian political system created by the present theocratic regime.With the lion’s share of cash generated by the country’s economy pouring into their coffers, it enables these fat cat clerics of the Tehran administration, to fill their bank accounts with billions of dollars that have been generated through the hard ...

Iran recruits thousands of Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria. That’s according to counter terrorism officials and analysts who say the fighters are being lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, say counter terrorism officials and analysts. These fighters, who have received public praise from Iran’s supreme leader ...

How one woman is leading the opposition against the Iranian regime

Saturday, 16 September 2017

While media outlets in Iran are speaking about “the end of the revolution, sense of despondency among revolutionaries and the disregard of Khomeini”, Khamenei has proven incapable of controlling the regime, which is riddled with internal dissensions and crises. In addition, the regime is so chauvinistic that it could not include a single woman in the new cabinet of Hassan Rouhani. Meanwhile, Iran’s opposition-in-exile celebrated its 52nd anniversary on September 6, where its ...

Khomeini or Kim? Khamenei’s real teacher

Sunday, 3 September 2017

According to the initial narrative of the Khomeinist ideology, the “perfect state” which Muslims should aspire was the brief period during which Ali Ibn Abi-Taleb exercised the Caliphate against a background of revolts and civil war. However, it now seems that Khomeinist zealots have found another “ideal model” outside the world of Islam. That model is the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, better known as North Korea, which Khomeinists present as living paragon ...

Amir Taheri

Who has Supreme Leader Khamenei appointed as Iran’s new army chief?

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has issued a decree appointing Brigadier General Sayed Abdul Rahim Mousavi as Commander-in-Chief of the Army Forces after his promotion to the rank of Major General, replacing General Attaullah Salehi. According to Khamenei's official website, the decision included the appointment of Alwaa Salehi as deputy chairman of the General Staff of the Armed Forces. Khamenei called on the new army commander to "accelerate the process of strengthening the ...

Former Iranian president Khatami asks Supreme Leader to end house arrests

Monday, 21 August 2017

Iran's former president Mohammad Khatami has called on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to end the house arrest of opposition leaders, Khatami’s website reported Sunday, the first such public call by a senior political figure The continuing detention of Mirhossein Mousavi and fellow reformist Mehdi Karroubi, both of whom disputed the results of the 2009 presidential election that triggered mass protests, is one of the most divisive political issues in Iran. "By citing your issues ...

ANALYSIS: New Rouhani Cabinet: Seedy ministers, dubious goals

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

No international political expert understands the ruling Mullahs of Iran better than the country’s average citizen, who has experienced the tyranny and repression of the theocratic elite for almost four decades. During his election campaign, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (himself a mullah) vowed greater participation in decision-making for the youth, women as well as the ethnic and religious minorities. He even promised that his new cabinet would have members from “these sections ...

Iran's Khamenei names conservative cleric to arbitration body

Monday, 14 August 2017

Iran's supreme leader has appointed a conservative cleric to head a council that mediates disputes between government bodies, Iranian state TV reported on Monday. The TV said Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi as the new chief of the arbitration body - known as the Expediency Council - for the next five years. Shahroudi replaces the influential former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani who died in January after heading the council for more than 27 ...

Call to UN for Iran political prisoners

Friday, 11 August 2017

Concern is increasing for the wellbeing of over 14 political prisoners inside Iran’s notorious Gohardasht prison. A call issued on Friday by the Iranian Resistance was addressed to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur of Human Rights in Iran and the Special Rapporteur on Torture to take urgent action to save the lives of these political prisoners. “The Iranian Resistance expresses grave concern over the health and security of political ...

ANALYSIS: IRGC bypass sanctions through Rouhani's 'smile diplomacy'

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

 This week marks the beginning of Hassan Rouhani’s second presidential term, which is vital for the existence of the ruling theocracy in Iran. In his inauguration speech, Rouhani described his plans to have high level relationships with world. However after the speech, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called for standing against America. At first glance, there seems to be a significant conflict of priority, but in reality this is just a political deception directed by these two clerics. On ...

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