Iran Focus (38)

Iran: Swedish-Iranian Scientist Sentenced to Be Hanged For 'Spying'

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - Iranian courts have long been accused of issuing politically motivated sentences by human rights advocates. Trials are often held behind closed doors, and may last only a few minutes. Charges, and even verdicts, can be left to public speculation rather than informing ...

Hold Iran Responsible for the Crimes of Its Proxies

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - Iran is like an octopus with tentacles stretched across the Middle East to its terrorist proxies and they should be held accountable for their crimes. For too long those seeking to confront terrorism in the Middle East have been focusing on the terrorist groups, like ...

Iran Resistance Protest Regime's Human Rights Record in Paris

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - The Iranian Resistance and their allies held a major protest in Paris on Monday, December 11, against the Iranian Regime's expert human rights abuses and executions. The demonstration, which marked International Human Rights Day on December 10, was attended by many ...

Iran,S President Would Kiss the Hands of Terrorists

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - The President of Iran has praised terrorists in an address to the mullahs' parliament on Sunday, December 10. Hassan Rouhani, wrongly described as a moderate by some in the West, described the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its mercenary militias across the Middle ...

Iran Is Behind the Rest of the World in Terms of Green Vehicles Because It Doesn't Care About the Environment or Human Health

Iran Focus London, 12 Dec - The Iranian administration and carmakers living under it- are far behind the rest of the world when it comes to innovation according to the executive vice president of PSA Group for Africa and the Middle East. Jean Christophe Quémard told Iranian automotive magazine ...

Falsely Imprisoned American Doctoral Student Threatened Whilst in Prison in Iran

Iran Focus London, 11 Dec - Iran's decision to transfer an imprisoned American doctoral student within Evin prison has increased fears for his safety, according to Human Rights Watch. Xiyue Wang, a Princeton Ph.D. student and US citizen, was moved to Ward 7, where a Taliban inmate threatened him in ...

International Security Conference Stresses the Importance of Tackling Iranian Terrorism

Iran Focus London, 11 Dec - An international security conference has reaffirmed the importance of tackling the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen and all other Iranian forces who are supporting terrorism and destabilising the Middle East. The Manama Dialogue 2017, held in Bahrain this weekend, brought ...

Iran Policy Job at State Department Filled by Trump Ally

Iran Focus London, 11 Dec - Andrew L. Peek is set to become the new deputy assistant secretary of state covering Iran and Iraq with an announcement expected very soon. He will take over the role of the current deputy assistant secretary for Iran - Chris Backmeyer - who was the deputy coordinator for ...

Iran Regime Condones Assassination of Former Yemeni President

Iran Focus London, 9 Dec - The Iranian Regime has voiced their support for the assassination of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, indicating that their expansionist tendencies in the Middle East enjoy the support of all Regime members. Iran regime's president Hassan Rouhani, the chief ...

Biggest Threat to Iran's Regime Is a Tolerant Islam

Iran Focus London, 9 Dec - The Iranian Regime has been facing a range of ever-increasing political and military challenges in the Middle East, particularly the US's tougher policy on confronting Iranian belligerence and expansionism, but the biggest threat to the Regime is a challenge to its ...

Iran's Involvement in Argentine Attack

Iran Focus London, 8 Dec - On 18th July 1994, a bomb went off at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association building in Buenos Argentina, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds more. This is the deadliest attack ever in Argentina. Since then, there have been a number of accusations about who was ...

Yet Another Iran Regime Hacking Group Discovered

Iran Focus London, 8 Dec - The Iranian Regime's ever-growing network of hackers- and their various hacks- show no sign of slowing down, according to new research by the security firm FireEye. The report, published on Thursday, showed that a new Iranian regime network reconnaissance group called ...

Iran Regime Is Driving Everyone Crazy

Iran Focus London, 8 Dec - The Iranian Regime is the common link between so many of the recent crises in the Middle East and everyone- including Iran- is focused on Iran's growing power and influence and many people are being driven crazy by it. The US wants to withdraw from the Middle East but ...

Ahmadinejad and Motahari Exchange Harsh Word as Warring Iran Regime Factions Clash Again

Iran Focus London, 8 Dec - In yet another clash between the rival factions of the Iranian Regime, the deputy speaker of the Iranian parliament has declared former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his supporters not worthy enough' to be considered the opposition and referred to them as a cult', on ...

Hold Iran Accountable for Its Role in Saleh Assassination

Iran Focus London, 8 Dec - The Iranian Regime should be held accountable for its horrific crimes against humanity, according to an Iranian-American political scientist. Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, a leading expert on Iran and US foreign policy, wrote an op-ed for Arab News lamenting that little attention ...

Iran Proxies Threaten U.S. Troop Over

Iran Focus London, 7 Dec - An Iranian-backed militia in Iraq has threatened to attack American forces in the country over Donald Trump's decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv. Al-Nojaba militia chief Akram al-Kaabi said in a ...

Houthis Failing in Yemen Could Bring the Iranian Regime Down Too

Iran Focus London, 7 Dec - The Iran-backed Houthis are quickly losing power in Yemen, as infighting between them and fellow rebel group the General People's Congress grows, and it is likely that they will take the Iranian Regime down with them. This break up is not a sudden thing but was widely ...

Tillerson: The US Will Keep up Pressure on Iran Over Nuclear Deal

Iran Focus London, 7 Dec - US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that pressure will continue to be applied to Iran over its nuclear deal commitments during a press conference in Brussels on Tuesday. Tillerson was making a joint address with Frederica Mogherini, the European Union's high ...

Gulf States Criticize Iran and Its Houthi Proxies

Iran Focus London, 7 Dec - The Gulf Cooperation Council criticised Yemen's Houthi rebels and the Iranian Regime during their annual summit on Tuesday. They condemned the Iran-backed Shiite Huthi terrorist group in Yemen for the assassination of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh on Monday. They ...

EU Parliamentarians Hold Conference on Human Rights in Iran Ahead of Human Rights Day

Iran Focus London, 6 Dec - In advance of the international Human Rights Day, members of the parliament of the European Union held a conference on EU policy towards Iran, in which they advised that the EU must- at the very least- condition its relationship with Iran with an improvement to human ...

EU Parliamentarians Hold Conference on Human Rights in Iran Ahead of Human Rights Day

Iran Focus London, 5 Dec - In advance of the international Human Rights Day, members of the parliament of the European Union held a conference on EU policy towards Iran, in which they advised that the EU must- at the very least- condition its relationship with Iran with an improvement to human ...

Iran and Developments in Yemen

by Jubin Katiraie With news that the former President of Yemen was killed, it is gives us one more name on the long list of people that have died for refusing to bow to Iran's demands. Since Iran got involved in the civil war in Yemen, there are many people who have been killed for standing in the ...

Dr. Rafizadeh: Iran's Influence Is Spreading Further

Iran Focus London, 5 Dec - Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, a Harvard-educated Iranian-American political scientist, president of the International American Council, businessman, and leading expert on Iran and US foreign policy, discussed Iran's increasing presence in Latin America in an article for the Arab ...

Saleh's Biggest Mistake Was Thinking Iran Would Share Power

Iran Focus London, 5 Dec - Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, the President of Yemen, urged the people in Houthi-controlled areas to rise up against the militias that are backed by Iran. The militias that have just killed their once ally, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a former president of the country. Hadi spoke to ...

Macron Calls on Iraq to Dismantle Iranian Militias

Iran Focus London, 5 Dec - French President Emmanuel Macron called on Iraq to dismantle all militias -- including an Iran-backed military force – and open a dialogue with Iraqi Kurdish leaders to ease tensions in a recent press conference. On December 2, at a joint press conference with Iraqi ...

Pro- Iran Remarks From Afghan Official May Cause Violence

Iran Focus London, 5 Dec - Recent comments from an Afghan Shiite leader that were complimentary to the Iranian and Syrian regimes are likely to attract regional sectarian rivalries to Afghanistan and incite further violence, according to analysts. Deputy Afghan Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqeq, a ...

Iran-Backed Hezbollah Is Divisive in Lebanon

Iran Focus London, 4 Dec - The Lebanese people have always been divided over support for Hezbollah, which has both a political and a military arm, but that divide has only become more pronounced following Hezbollah's interference in regional conflicts, i.e. Iraq and Yemen, at the behest of the ...

CIA Director Warned Top Iranian General That the US Would Hold the Regime Accountable for Attacks on US Interests

Iran Focus London, 4 Dec - CIA director Mike Pompeo said that he sent a letter to a top Iranian military official warning that the US would hold Iran accountable for any attacks it conducted on American interests in Iraq. Pompeo, who has long been vocally critical of the Iranian Regime, said on ...

Questions Arise Regarding Airstrike on Iranian Base in Syria

Iran Focus London, 3 Dec - According to reports, a base or ammunition warehouse south of Damascus was hit in the early hours of December 2, by missiles from an airstrike. This attack was conducted against a site that is well known, and foreign media has alleged that Israel is behind that strike. ...

Lord Maginnis: UK Must Defend Both Dual Nationals and Native Iranians Facing Human Rights Abuses

Iran Focus London, 2 Dec - In April 2016, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested at the Tehran airport while trying to return with her two-year-old daughter to the UK after a vacation to visit family in Iran, writes Lord Maginnis of Drumglass. The child's passport was confiscated and she has been ...

Iran: Former President Ahmadinejad Continues to Speak out — Risking Khamenei's Displeasure

Iran Focus London, 1 Dec - It appears that toward the end of former president Ahmadinejad's first term in April 2009, his relationship with Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei began to sour, after period of good relations that had defined their alliance up to that point. When the first Minister of ...

Defense Minister of the Comoros: Relations With Iran 'Have Been Cut Definitively'

Iran Focus London, 1 Dec - Yousuf Mohamed Ali, Defense Minister of the Comoros, said that his country would continue to confront the Iranian project with determination and firmness', as long as it tries to exploit his country's economic needs and poverty to interfere in its internal affairs. For ...

Trump Should Appoint DEA Head Who Understands Hezbollah's Role in Drug Trafficking

Iran Focus London, 1 Dec - After declaring the opioid crisis a national health emergency, President Trump has yet to appoint a new Drug Enforcement Administration administrator. It has been reported that over the past decade, Hezbollah's involvement in transnational organized crime has evolved into ...

Iran Regime's $1bn Money Laundering Scheme

Iran Focus London, 1 Dec - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader has told a US federal court how he ran a $1bn international money laundering scheme to help the Iranian Regime avoid US sanctions. Reza Zarrab, who pleaded guilty, told the New York court, on Wednesday November 29, that this figure ...

Iran's Very Own Hitler

Iran Focus London, 1 Dec - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently compared Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to Hitler, but far too many people are painting this comment are evidence of an escalating conflict between the two Middle Eastern countries, rather than as an accurate assessment ...

Iran to Send Warship to the Gulf of Mexico

Iran Focus London, 30 Nov - Iran will send a fleet of warships to the Gulf of Mexico in order to strengthen their ties to terrorist groups in several South American states, the commander of Iran's navy said on Tuesday to Iranian state-run media outlets. Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi, who only ...

US Tough Line on Iran Is Being Implemented

Iran Focus London, 30 Nov - According to several reports, the Trump administration has put a block on the country buying nuclear material from Iran. The policy started during the previous administration and was a way of trying to ensure that Iran stays compliant with the 2015 nuclear deal. Towards ...

Will Western Prisoners Be Freed From Iranian Jails?

Iran Focus London, 30 Nov - There are numerous foreign nationals locked up in Iran, mostly on sedition or espionage charges. They are being tortured, mistreated and denied essential medical attention. The situation with these prisoners is getting even more delicate as US President Trump is ...