My native country Lebanon was once called the “Switzerland of the Middle East” and its capital Beirut was called the “Paris of the Middle East”. Those days are long gone.
The Argentine government and the Israeli Foreign Ministry condemned the decision to name Ahmad Vahidi – one of the suspects in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires – as minister of Interior in the new government proposed by Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi.
In June 2021, in a presidential election that was neither free nor fair, and that most Iranians boycotted, Ebrahim Raisi became the eighth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). Raisi is implicated in the killings of more than 5,000 political prisoners in Iran’s jails in the summer of 1988, including my brother Bijan Bazargan.
IHRDC’s latest report, “Living in the Shadows of Oppression,” details the situation of Christian converts currently living in Iran. Facing the government’s narrow definition of protected Christianity, converts are systematically denied their rights to practice their religion without fear of persecution and are often harassed and arrested for their religious beliefs.
The body of a senior official from an Iranian Kurdish opposition party was found dead on Saturday in a hotel room in Erbil bearing signs of torture, according to a statement from the party accusing Iran of the murder.
If negotiators hope to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known informally as the Iran nuclear deal, they must address the billions of dollars’ worth of civil judgments by US victims of terrorism against Iran. Failure to do so would disincentivize Iran from limiting or reversing its nuclear ambitions—out of concern that it would never receive meaningful economic gains in return.
A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment today charging a Canadian national with the unlawful export of laboratory equipment from the United States to Iran, through Canada and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Iran is perhaps 18 to 24 months from completing an underground centrifuge assembly hall at its Natanz nuclear facility, according to a recently released analysis from Center for Security and International Cooperation.
Leaked documents have revealed Iran’s secret research into how the Republic’s cyber capacity could be used to sink cargo ships, blow up a petrol station or other forms of cyber assault, according to a report by Sky News.
American Jewish Committee (AJC) welcomes the introduction today of a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives urging the European Union to designate Hezbollah in its entirety as a terror organization. In 2013, the EU — encouraged especially by Bulgaria, which experienced a Hezbollah attack in 2012, and Cyprus, which foiled an attack being planned by Hezbollah operatives, also in 2012– designated only the so-called “military wing” of the Iranian-sponsored terror group.
With their public protests, many people in Iran have made it clear that their aspiration is to establish a democratic system of governance in the country…