A former general in the Egyptian military could be the new leader of Al-Qaeda, but his confinement in Iran and potential value as a pawn in US-Iran negotiations mean that his vast military and terrorist experience may not herald a resurgence of the group to 9/11-era levels, according to an expert.
The Lord Alton of Liverpool, a British politician, has written a letter to the British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, calling him to hold the Iranian regime responsible for its acts of state-sponsored terrorism. His letter comes just after the conviction of Assadollah Assadi, the Iranian regime’s terrorist diplomat that was the mastermind of a plot to bomb a gathering held by the regime’s opposition in June 2018 just outside Paris.
European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels on Monday for extensive policy discussions, drawing commentary from various lawmakers about existing policies, most notably their policy on Iran.
The former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi has written an op-ed about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran and how this has been routinely ignored by those in the West, leading to the mullahs feeling emboldened to commit more human rights abuses.
U.S. Central Command commander Gen. Frank McKenzie warned Iran against provocations during a visit to Oman on Sunday.
Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran will continue down the path of resistance that his predecessor, Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, pursued prior to his assassination by the United States.
Several members of the Iranian community gathered at the Schuman roundabout in Brussels to call on the European Union to sanction the “terrorist regime of Iran,” during a meeting between the 27 member states at its headquarters on Monday.
Iran is more patient than the West, willing to wait years for the right opportunity to pounce, and American policy-makers underestimate this desire to export its revolutionary message.
After escaping Iran because of its horrendous human rights situation, I have chosen Ireland to be my second homeland. But I’ve always been perplexed why Europe, which takes oppressed Iranians as refugees, simultaneously accommodates the very regime that is the source of chaos and instability in the region and beyond.
The International Committee of Parliamentarians for a Democratic Iran deplores the inaction of the UK and EU following the conviction of an Iranian diplomat and his collaborators in Belgium on charges of terrorism and for planning to bomb the Free Iran gathering organised by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Paris in June 2018.
Last November, the Iranian judiciary moved one of its dual-national detainees into solitary confinement to suggest that the implementation of his death sentence was imminent. Ahmadreza Djalali was arrested in 2016 after traveling back to his homeland from his residence in Sweden