Iran Violating International Sanctions to Export Arms to Yemen

Azita Carlson 19 September 2017

by Azita Carlson

In an interview with the New York Times, a US admiral indicated that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been smuggling illicit weapons and illicit technology to Yemen. Vice Admiral Kevin M. Donegan, the top American admiral in the Middle East, explained that this is fuelling civil unrest in the country.

A State Media: Rouhani Cannot Manage the Nuclear Deal

Editor 19 September 2017

Staff writer, SF

While Iran still faces crisis after the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a media affiliated with the Supreme Leader of Iran called for taking the nuclear files from Rouhani's government. The editor of the state-run Kayhan Newspaper, Hossein Shariatmadari wrote on the eve of Rouhani's travel to New York, "The harm caused by the JCPOA shows that the Iranian negotiators were not efficient enough to stand against the wills of the opponent, therefore, they gave concessions to the enemy."

Welcoming Iranian President Rouhani to UN General Assembly Sends Wrong Message

Editor 18 September 2017

 by Atousa Pilger

Newly elected to his second term in office, Iran’s president oversaw more than 3,100 people hanged during his first term. Some 100 executions were carried out in July of this year, several of them in public, and at least one involving someone who was a minor at the time of his alleged crime.

New US policy on Iran to be Unveiled Next Month

Editor 18 September 2017

by Armin Baldwin

US President Trump will deliver his first United Nations General Assembly speech tomorrow. This gives him the opportunity to discuss his plan regarding the challenge of Iran. The plan has been described as a “21st century financial version of [John F.] Kennedy’s Cuba quarantine,” according to a copy leaked to the media.

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