Rouhani: Delivering Human Rights After the Election

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by the Center for Human Rights in Iran The re-election of President Hassan Rouhani on May 19, 2017 was due in large part to the perception by the Iranian citizenry that his government would do more to improve human rights… Continue Reading  

What Future Will Iran Choose?

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by Reza Marashi As Iranians head to the polls to vote in their presidential elections on Friday, much attention has rightly focused on the choice they will make. The incumbent Hassan Rouhani, and his hefty coalition of reformists and pragmatists,… Continue Reading  

The Israel Project Boosts An Iranian “Terrorist Organization”

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by Ali Gharib Perhaps some right-wing Israel lobby groups can be forgiven for taking up the cause of the exiled Iranian opposition group, the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK). The more ignorant among them might see a group headed by a woman,… Continue Reading  

Rubio, Like Carson, Has the Answer to Human Rights Abuses: More Guns

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by Eli Clifton and Ali Gharib Ben Carson isn’t the only Republican presidential candidate with a history of making bizarrely ahistorical comments—”historical revisionism” isn’t nearly a strong enough term—to bolster the cause of gun nuts in America. Last week, the… Continue Reading  

When the New York Times Becomes a Shill for Iran’s Hardline Press

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by Farideh Farhi The headline in The New York Times Story on Iran on August 31 was succinct. It stated: “Iranian State Media Reports Arrest of Reformist Politician.” Although the headline later changed to “Reformist Politician Is Said to be Held,”… Continue Reading