HomeParty    Publications    Universities    Youth    Women    Labor movement    International Politics    News    Arts and Culture    Humanrights in iran   
go back 3 of 10

EU names 17 Iranians sanctioned over human rights


(Reuters) - The European Union has imposed sanctions on 17 Iranian officials, including prominent members of the government and the judiciary it says play a key role in serious human rights violations.

read more...

How to sink Iran’s islamic regime? Sanctions, not bombs .


How to sink Iran’s islamic regime? Sanctions, not bombs .

By David Ignatius

After another week of near-constant talk about war with Iran, here’s one counterintuitive possibility: The Obama administration, in its eagerness to deter an Israeli strike, has committed itself to a pressure campaign that, if pursued vigorously, could eventually lead to regime change in Iran .

read more...

“I have offered to resume talks with Iran on the nuclear issue,” E.U. chief diplomat Catherine Ashton

World powers agree to reopen talks with Iran

I have offered to resume talks with Iran on the nuclear issue,” E.U. chief diplomat Catherine Ashton announced in a statement broadcast from the alliance’s Brussels headquarters. “We hope that Iran will now enter a sustained process of constructive dialogue which will deliver real progress.”

read more...

Obama to Iran and Israel: 'As President of the United States, I Don't Bluff'

Obama to Iran and Israel: 'As President of the United States, I Don't Bluff'

MAR 2 2012, 7:00 AM ET 1205

Dismissing a strategy of "containment," the president tells me it's "unacceptable" for the Islamic Republic to have a nuclear weapon.
At the White House on Monday, President Obama will seek to persuade the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to postpone whatever plans he may have to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities in the coming months. Obama will argue that under his leadership, the United States "has Israel's back," and that he will order the U.S. military to destroy Iran's nuclear program if economic sanctions fail to compel Tehran to shelve its nuclear ambitions.

read more...

U.S. Talking Tougher About Iran as Netanyahu Visit Approaches

U.S. Talking Tougher About Iran as Netanyahu Visit Approaches

By John Walcott - Mar 1, 2012 2:25 PM GMT+0100

Obama administration officials are escalating warnings that the U.S. could join Israel in attacking Iran if the Islamic republic doesn’t dispel concerns that its nuclear-research program is aimed at producing weapons.

read more...

Iran and Israel: Who's the bigger threat?

Iran and Israel: Who's the bigger threat?

February 25, 2012

...calling for a military attack to stop Iran 'snuclear program noted that Morris...status as a nuclear power said it, and not Iran, presented the greater threat to peace...launch a massive preemptive strike against Iran or else Israel will itself attack Iran...

read more...

By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times

By Ken Dilanian, Los Angeles Times
February 24, 2012, 6:32 p.m.

U.N. nuclear agency faults Iran for not answering key questions

The IAEA says Iran has boosted production of enriched uranium, but the agency's report does little to resolve Western concern Tehran is seeking to build a bomb.

read more...

Constitutional Islamic Despotism


Constitutional Islamic Despotism

By: Jahanshah Rashidian On Wednesday, 15 February 2012

No Iranian knew what a God’s state looked like. Short after the revolution of 1979, the trigger of this form of state was pulled when the vision of Khomeini, founder of the Islamic regime in Iran, was to take precedence over all other visions and interpretations of state.

read more...

Britain's Stop the War Coalition has organized a protest rally in front of the US embassy in London on Saturday 28 January to stress opposition to an invasion on Iran .

"Hands off Iran & Syria": UK activists

Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:53PM GMT

Britain's Stop the War Coalition has organized a protest rally in front of the US embassy in London on Saturday 28 January to stress opposition to an invasion on Iran .

read more...

Who Assassinated an Iranian Nuclear Scientist? Israel Isn't Telling

Who Assassinated an Iranian Nuclear Scientist? Israel Isn't Telling


By Karl Vick and Aaron J. Klein / Jerusalem Friday, Jan. 13, 2012

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2104372,00.html#ixzz1jcbyoejh
Like three previous Iranian scientists ambushed on their morning commute, the latest nuclear expert to die on his way to work was a victim of Israel's Mossad, Western intelligence sources tell TIME. Mostafa Ahmadi-Roshan, an expert on a phase of uranium enrichment, perished on a Tehran street on Wednesday after an assassin in a passing motorcycle attached a magnetized explosive to the side of his Peugeot 405. "Yeah, one more," a senior Israeli official said with a smile. "I don't feel sad for him."

read more...

U.S. Sends Top Iranian Leader a Warning on Strait Threat

U.S. Sends Top Iranian Leader a Warning on Strait Threat


WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is relying on a secret channel of communication to warn Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that closing the Strait of Hormuz is a “red line” that would provoke an American response, according to United States government officials.

read more...

A Pandora's Box in Iranian Islamic regime

A Pandora's Box in Iranian Islamic regime

By BENNETT RAMBERG
Published: December 26, 2011

Anyone who is thinking of attacking Iran should be prepared for powerful blows and iron fists.” So declared Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Nov. 10, speaking in response to reports that Israel may strike Iran’s nuclear plants. But the risk of tit-for-tat attacks raises a specter few seem to recognize: the first radiological war in history .

read more...

Iran unlikely to block oil shipments through Strait of Hormuz, analysts say

By Thomas Erdbrink, Published: December 28

Iran unlikely to block oil shipments through Strait of Hormuz, analysts say

TEHRAN — The latest in a series of Iranian threats to block the vital Strait of Hormuz triggered a sharp response Wednesday from the U.S. Navy, although there appeared to be little chance that Tehran would make good on its warnings.
Despite threats to close the narrow waterway if Western nations tighten sanctions on Iran by imposing an oil embargo, the Islamic republic needs the strait at least as much as its adversaries do, Iranian and foreign analysts said.

read more...

Global media accuse Islamic republic of iran over signal jamming

Thursday 08 December 2011

Global media accuse Islamic republic of iran over signal jamming

LONDON (AP) — Leading international broadcasters on Wednesday accused Iran of increasing its intimidation of foreign media and accelerating efforts to jam satellite broadcasts in Farsi from reaching Iranian audiences .

read more...

Argentina flirts with Iran`s regime as West watches nervously

Argentina flirts with Iran`s regime as West watches nervously


Tuesday 06 December 2011
REUTERS
Argentina is quietly reaching out to Iran, worrying key Western powers and Israel as they try to tighten Tehran's international isolation over its nuclear program, U.N. diplomats told Reuters .

read more...

Pressure Aimed At Iranian dictatorship Regime, Not People

Tuesday 06 December 2011

Pressure Aimed At Iranian dictatorship Regime, Not People

The international community has expressed grave concern over the Iranian government’s behavior:

read more...

Former Mossad chief: Israeli strike on Iran will lead to regional war

Former Mossad chief: Israeli strike on Iran will lead to regional war

Meir Dagan said in a television interview that a military strike will result in massive rocket attacks from Iran, Hezbollah and Hamas.By Haaretz Tags: Iran Israel Mossad Ehud Barak Meir Dagan

read more...

A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise between the West and Tehran

A second Iranian nuclear facility has exploded, as diplomatic tensions rise between the West and Tehran

by: Sheera Frenkel
From: The Times
November 30, 2011 11:00AM

AN IRANIAN nuclear facility has been hit by a huge explosion, the second such blast in a month, prompting speculation that Tehran's military and atomic sites are under attack.
Satellite imagery seen by The Times confirmed that a blast that rocked the city of Isfahan on Monday struck the uranium enrichment facility there, despite denials by Tehran.

read more...

U.S., allies hit Iran with new sanctions

U.S., allies hit Iran with new sanctions

The Obama administration opened a new front Monday in its campaign to squeeze Iran economically by formally designating the country’s entire financial sector a “money laundering concern,” a move intended to discourage companies from doing business with Iranian banks.

read more...

At the end of deliberations beginning 17 November, the IAEA Board of Governors adopted a resolution

IAEA Board Adopts Resolution on Iran


At the end of deliberations beginning 17 November, the IAEA Board of Governors adopted a resolution on the implementation of safeguards and relevant provisions of the UN Security Council resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

read more...


last update: 9/22/2017 3:58