Iran and World
Saturday August 19, 2017

Iranian President Rouhani's Attempt to Pit Iran's Military Against the Revolutionary Guard Corps

The power struggle at the top of leadership in the Iranian regime has President Rohani raising the stakes in his fight for power against the IRGC, by offering the Defense Ministry to the regular military.

Rohani’s candidate for the De¬fense and Armed Forces Logistics Ministry was a surprising pick. Should Brigadier-General Amir Hatami gain the parliament’s vote, he will be the first regular military officer to serve in a cabinet position. Since 1993, this position has been held by officers of the Is¬lamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

Shortcut to EU Visas for Iranian Citizens

by Azita Carlson

Travelling to Europe is not easy for the people of Iran. There is a lot of paperwork and red tape when it comes to obtaining a visa, mainly because of the poor and strained diplomatic relations between the EU countries and Iran. 

As always, there are people who use such situations to make a profit. In this case, there has been the emergence of agents that help the people with the process. To so much as get an appointment for a visa interview is facing an impossible challenge, so such agents are becoming more and more popular.

How Can the International Community Help the People of Iran Bring Change to Their Country?

by Atousa Pilger

Two years after the Iran nuclear deal was signed, there are still many people who question its effectiveness. Some argue that it has slowed Iran’s progress towards a nuclear weapon, but many say that the restrictions imposed on Iran are limited. In any case, access to illicit facilities by inspectors has been denied by Iran, so it is impossible to say for sure how restricted Iran has been. 

Iranian Regime Creates On-Line Presence to Bash Opposition

by Azita Carlson

The Iranian regime for nearly four decades, has attempted to suppress Iranian dissention. Efforts to discredit or eliminate any group that opposes them include diplomatic pressure, mass arrests and imprisonment for participation or membership, and recently, attacks in news media and as well as on social media. 

Iran’s regime has created many online front groups, web pages, and blogs that are dedicated to discrediting any Iranian opposition group and give to the impression of a social media wave of support for its policies. Specifically targeted by these regime false fronts is the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an umbrella opposition group housing various resistance efforts such as the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) or otherwise known as the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK).

Kissinger to Trump: Don't Allow Iran to Take Over Once ISIS Is Defeated

Henry Kissinger, the former US Secretary of State under Richard Nixon, has warned the Trump administration against allowing the Iranian Regime to take control of lands liberated from the so-called Islamic State.

The former top diplomat wrote an op-ed for CapX, in which he explained that the Iranian Regime’s only goal in helping to defeat ISIS has been to take control of the Iraqi and Syrian territory once ISIS has been driven back, which would allow the Iranian Regime to create a “radical Iranian empire” across the Middle East.

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