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(Mohammad Parvin)

Companies all over the world are parading to position themselves to do business with the Islamic regime in Iran (IRI). American and European companies are jockeying to be the first in line as some sanctions are suspended and negotiations are underway for a deal that will ease and eventually remove sanctions if IRI agrees to curb its nuclear program. ... Continue reading

(Mohammad Parvin)

The UN made another mockery of human rights by electing the Islamic Regime in Iran (IRI) to five subcommittees of the Economic and Social Council, including one to the Commission of the Status of Women in April 2014. By far, this is the most arrogant insult to all women, specifically Iranian women. The UN has a history of exhibiting a favorable attitude toward human rights abusers. The Commission on the Human Rights (CHR), established in 1946, was so ineffective that it was replaced in 2006 by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) with the premise of “a new beginning for the promotion and protection of human rights,” as declared by the U.N. General Assembly President, Jan Eliasson ... Continue reading

(Dwight Bashir)

This coming week, two seemingly unrelated events concerning Iran are taking place.  First, the U.N. expert on human rights in Iran is presenting his latest report in Geneva at the 25th session of the UN Human Rights Council, and will conclude that conditions have not improved since President Hassan Rouhani took office last August. Second, in Vienna, global powers (P5+1) begin the next round of talks with Iran seeking a comprehensive, long-term deal over Tehran's nuclear program. ... Continue reading

(MEHR)

Sanctions have been blamed for food scarcity, deepening unemployment, and abject poverty in Iran. Lobbyists are calling for the unconditional removal of sanctions on the Islamic Regime in Iran quoting that sanctions hurt ordinary Iranians. National Iranian American Council (NIAC) made an announcement on March 11, 2014 indicating that: ... Continue reading

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For the first time, a sanction bill ( S 1881) that includes practical concerns about human rights violation in Iran has been cosponsored by 59 US senators. Part 7A of this bill  reads: " The United States should continue to impose sanctions on the Government of Iran for its ongoing abuses of human rights." The Islamic Regime's supporters and lobby groups who are benefiting from the lack of knowledge of many misinformed American individuals and groups, have been campaigning to block this bill. ... Continue reading 

(Mohammad Parvin)

The right hand man and chief foreign policy adviser to the leader of Islamic Regime in Iran (IRI), Ali Akbar Velayati called for direct talk with the United States on nuclear issues [LA Times 12/28/13]. On January 13th, the U.S. and Iranian officials announced that "Iran" and six world powers have agreed on a plan to launch the first phase of their nuclear deal. This week, the so-called Iranian President Rohani delivered a message at a summit in Switzerland that “Iran is open for business.” It is time for the U.S. government and its allies to celebrate. Or is it?

(Varn Chandola)

Are there any tribes, cults, cultures, etc. within which human sacrifice is still performed as a religious practice?  The depictions of human sacrifice under the Aztecs, for instance, never failed to stir my imagination as I would feel nauseated and terrified by the thought of how it must have felt to be one of the victims who would be taken to the top of a temple, laid down on a stone slab, and then have their abdomens sliced open as their beating hearts were taken out.  The Aztecs performed these sacrifices to appease specific gods. ... Continue reading

(Jahanshah Rashidian)

Are there any tribes, cults, cultures, etc. within which human sacrifice is still performed as a religious practice?  The depictions of human sacrifice under the Aztecs, for instance, never failed to stir my imagination as I would feel nauseated and terrified by the thought of how it must have felt to be one of the victims who would be taken to the top of a temple, laid down on a stone slab, and then have their abdomens sliced open as their beating hearts were taken out.  The Aztecs performed these sacrifices to appease specific gods. ... Continue reading

(Mohammad Parvin)

The founders of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) made a fundamental mistake when they established an organization to lobby for the Islamic Regime of Iran (IRI). In order to be able to promote a friendship with a terrorist regime, NIAC had not only to be silent about the human rights violations in Iran but to undermine its validity. When questioned on the human rights issue, NIAC has always placed the blame on U.S. pressure and has lectured that recognition of the IRI would improve the human rights issue in Iran . Due to this strategy, they have never condemned the human rights violations in Iran . Currently, not a single trace of the term “human rights” can be detected in their goals and mandates. ... Continue reading

(George Mcleod)

TEHRAN–Soroya Malekzadeh wanted to test Iran 's claim to being an open democracy, so she submitted her nomination papers to be a candidate for this month's parliamentary elections. The reply came from the Interior Ministry, formally disqualifying her for failing to meet Iran 's strict Islamic requirements. Now, exhausted by state harassment and imprisonment, she has submitted another set of papers, this time to the Canadian embassy in Tehran in hope of obtaining refugee status. ... Continue reading

(Mohammad Parvin)

An unprecedented campaign has started by Austrians to protest any deals with the regime of Mullahs in Iran and to support the Iranians who fight for a secular and democratic Iran. Many prominent individuals including the Nobel Prize Laureate, Elfriede Jelinek, are among the supporters of this campaign which has been prompted by the upcoming 22 billion Euro deal between the Austrian Oil Management Company (Oestereichische Mineraloelverwaltung - OMV) and the Islamic Regime in Iran (IRI). This campaign is promoted under a non-partisan platform "Stop the bomb" and has launched a petition against deals with the Iranian mullahs. ... Continue reading

(Mohammad Parvin and Hassan Dai)

Senator Dianne Feinstein is announced as the keynote speaker of an upcoming event in Capitol Hill on US-Iran relations.1 Trita Parsi, the president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) will moderate the conference.  Parsi was the political advisor and assistant to now the federal prisoner Bob Ney. Ney’s conviction was partly related to the bribes he received from two London based international felons working with the Iranian regime. ... Continue reading

(Mohammad Parvin)

Amnesty International (AI) is sponsoring an event in Los Angeles under the title,“Human Rights in Iran : How to Move Forward” on February 22, 2008. Mr. Trita Parsi, president of National Iranian American Council (NIAC) an extremely dedicated activist for the establishment of normal and unconditional relations between the religious dictatorship in Iran and the U.S. [1] is one of the panelists in this event. This is not the first time NIAC has manipulated AI. On July 26, 2007, AI was one of the sponsors of an event organized by NIAC under the title, “Human Rights in Iran and U.S. Foreign Policy Options.” ... Continue reading

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