38 years after the revolution in Iran, the killing continues. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, the IRGC, has killed an estimated 1500 U.S. soldiers in Iraq using Explosively Formed Projectiles, EFPs. Hear from two of their victims.

  • Noteworthy Excerpts for June 19, 2018

    Welcome to our new daily briefing which will be selected tweets by notable Iranian journalists, analysts and activists and international Iran watchers and researchers. #IRAN20JUNE@freedomnoworg@ITFglobalunion @AmnestyIran day in support of political …

  • Execution of Mohammad Salas, Iranian Sufi Dervish

    Press Statement Heather Nauert  Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June 18, 2018 We condemn the Iranian government’s execution of Mohammad Salas, a member of the long-persecuted Iranian Gonabadi Sufi Dervish community. According to reports, Mr. S…

  • Iran arrests two prominent supporters of anti-head scarf protests

    By SHASHANK BENGALI and RAMIN MOSTAGHIM JUN 13, 2018 Source: LATimes Iranian authorities on Wednesday jailed a prominent human rights lawyer who has defended women who removed their mandatory Islamic head scarves in public. Nasrin Sotoudeh was arrest…

  • Does Iran hold key to Dutch murder mystery?

      By Anna Holligan Source: BBC News. Amsterdam 19 June 2018 The Iranian ambassador to the Netherlands has refused to comment on allegations Iran was behind an assassination that has baffled Dutch police for more than two years. It follows reports that the victim, named …

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Boeing Aborts 2 Large Contracts with Iran

June 7, 2018 Source: London – Asharq Al-Awsat Boeing will not deliver aircraft to Iran in light of US sanctions, effectively aborting a pair of large contracts with Iranian carriers, a Boeing spokesman said Wednesday. “We have not delivered …

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VOA Persian Exclusive Interview: Mike Pompeo

VOA Persian Exclusive Interview Series. VOA Persian’s Setareh Derakhshesh interviews U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the Trump administration’s new Iran strategy. The interview aired on VOA Persian’s News Hour on May 25, 2018.  

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Iranian retaliatory strike put on hold, for now

By Yossi Yehoshua 05.18.18 Source: YNet Analysis: Defense establishment officials believe the Quds Force will use the coming weeks to analyze and draw conclusions from the failed attack on Israel and the IDF’s harsh response. Israel’s real …

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Execution to those who disturb mullas society

Tehran’s Friday prayer leader, Ayatollah Kazem Sadighi Those who disturb the security of our society, should either be executed or have their limbs amputated. Defying and opposing the Supreme Leader carries a sentence of execution

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Former IRGC commander threatens to nuke Israel – and why he’s for real. Maj. General Mohsen Rezai founded Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps in the early days of the revolution, upon the personal orders of Ayatollah …

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The Ayatollahs have nothing to celebrate

The Ayatollahs have nothing to celebrate The Report Card of the Islamic Republic on its 39th Anniversary Everywhere else in the world, anniversaries bring in celebration of accomplishments. The Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) headed by …

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Iranian Protests & Mullah’s Diminishing Power

Iran’s rulers are losing their last group of supporters The chants echoing across Iran in the past month must have unsettled Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani. “Death to Khamenei!” “Death to Rouhani!” “We …

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The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Doomed

the protests sweeping Iran belie the once popular notion that the spirit of the Green Revolution that nearly toppled the Islamic Republic in 2009 has been extinguished. It is possible that an Islamist regime with little …

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Human Rights Violators

Mostafa Pourmohammadi

Mostafa Pourmohammadi (born 9 March 1960, Qom) is an Iranian prosecutor and politician, who has served at different positions and cabinet posts. He has been minister of justice since 15 August 2013. Pourmohammadi was prosecutor of …

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Saeed Mortazavi

Saeed Mortazavi (born 1967) is an Iranian politician, former judge and former prosecutor. He was prosecutor of the Islamic Revolutionary Court, and Prosecutor General of Tehran, a position he held from 2003 to 2009. He has …

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Sadeq Ardeshir Larijani

Sadeq Ardeshir Larijani (born 12 March 1961), more known as Amoli Larijani, is an Iranian cleric, politician and the current and fifth head of the judicial system of Iran after the 1979 revolution. Early life and …

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Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi

In April 2011, the European Union named Jafari-Dolatabadi as an individual subject to sanctions for human rights violations, according to the Official Journal of the European Union. Dolatabadi’s office indicted a number of protesters who participated …

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