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Iran Feigns Confidence about International Support, but Future Remains Uncertain

By Mahmoud Hakamian

Since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal in May, there have been open questions as to whether the administration would be successful in convincing its allies and the broader international community to participate in the re-imposition of economic sanctions, or even to comply with those sanctions or generally accept a strategy of greater pressure on the Islamic Republic.

The only way to deal with Iran is Regime change

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei is failing to deal with domestic unrest that has sent many hundreds of thousands of people into the streets during 2018, which has resulted in yet more factional infighting among the mullahs.

US should provide material support to overthrow Iran Regime

By INU Staff

INU- An American lawmaker, who sponsored a bill to support a democratic, secular Iran, said that the US should provide material support to help the Iranian people topple the Regime.
At a Christmas celebration held by the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) on Tuesday, Tom McClintock, a Republican member of the House, told VOA Persian: “I believe it is increasingly important that we provide (Iranians) with material support that they need to overcome the tyranny in Tehran. In previous years, we provided cash on cargo pallets to the mullahs, cash used to oppress the Iranian people. Now we owe it to the Iranian people to provide the resistance with the kind of material support that we once gave the mullahs.”

The cash payments McClintock referred to were the January 2016 air cargo delivery of $400 million to Iran to settle an arbitration claim from 1979, shortly after the signing of the nuclear deal and on the same day that Iran agreed to release four American prisoners. Many see this as a ransom payment.

McClintock has sponsored a House resolution to support the Iranian people’s “desire for a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear Republic of Iran” and condemn Iranian state-sponsored terrorism. In July, it was referred to the House Foreign Affairs Committee and has since gained 103 co-sponsors.

The non-profit OIAC, which supports McClintock’s bill, seeks to mobilize Iranian-Americans to support the Iranian people’s “struggle for democratic change” and a “non-nuclear government”. It is allied with the exiled Iranian dissident movement Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), which leads the France-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and fights for the overthrow of Iran’s “religious dictatorship”.

The OIAC event featured speeches from nine members of the House, including Republicans McClintock, Dana Rohrabacher, Mike Coffman and Ted Poe, and Democrats Eliot Engel, Brad Sherman, Sheila Jackson Lee, Judy Chu and Steve Cohen.

Engel, the presumptive chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in the next congressional session, said: “I want the people of Iran to know that the people of the U.S. are aware of what is happening in their country and that we stand with the people of Iran, not with the oppressive regime, not with the mullahs in Tehran. We don’t attempt to tell the people of Iran what kind of government they should elect. They should just have the freedom to be able to do that … the same kind of freedom that American people have.”
The OIAC event marked the anniversary of the mass protests in Iran that began in late December 2017.

Why Europe should support US sanctions on Iran

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On August 6, Donald Trump announced the reimposition of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, fulfilling a promise made when he pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May. Since then, Europe has been trying to find a way to bypass the sanctions.

Iran’s past atrocities

By INU Staff

INU- A $10 billion lawsuit in a federal trial in the United States is considering evidence that Iran is to blame for the deaths of more than a thousand American troops in hundreds of bombings in Iraq between 2003 to 2011.

As Sanctions Tighten, the Iranian Regime Grows More Desperate

By INU Staff

INU- U.S. oil production has shown that Iran’s hopes of weathering the economic storm are futile. The county’s oil prices are plummeting.

Iran Protests 2018

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