WSJ Editorial Board Toes MEK Line on Iran’s Nuclear Program

by Eli Clifton* The Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages have long served as a welcoming home to pundits toeing a hawkish line on Iran, Iraq and a laundry list of foreign policy challenges facing the United States. Tuesday, the Journal’s editorial board exclusively… Continue Reading  

Controversial Iranian Exile Shakes Up Canadian Parliament’s Human Rights Program

by Ali Gharib* A weeklong series of events in Canadian parliament on Iran’s human rights record caused worry among some human rights advocates who fear that the activities could harm their efforts. The controversy centers around Iran Accountability Week, a… Continue Reading  

The MEK’s Influence in EU Politics Matters

by Eldar Mamedov In a sign of re-emerging ties between the European Union (EU) and Iran, Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia’s minister of foreign affairs, visited Tehran on April 24. The visit was significant because Latvia will hold the EU’s rotating presidency in the first… Continue Reading  

Indictment of Iran for ’94 Terror Bombing Relied on MEK

by Gareth Porter via IPS News Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman based his 2006 warrant for the arrest of top Iranian officials in the bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires in 1994 on the claims of representatives of… Continue Reading  

Is Iran Escalating the Nuclear Issue?

by Mohammad Ali Shabani Most headlines on Iran’s launch of uranium-related sites on April 9th — its National Day of Nuclear Technology — linked it to the diplomatic deadlock in Kazakhstan. Tehran was regarded as pursuing escalation, perhaps in frustration… Continue Reading