New US Policy on Iran must acknowledge human rights abuses

Ali Safavi, The Hill, 11 October 2017

Twice since taking office, President Trump has certified Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) negotiated by his predecessor in 2015.
The certifications…

Remembering the murderous summer of 1988

Shabnam Madadzadeh, Wall Street Journal, 20 September 2017

The regime executed an estimated 30,000 people. Their ‘trials’ usually lasted minutes.
When Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks to the United Nations Wednesday, I will be thinking about the events…

Alireza Jafarzadeh, Townhall, 31 May 2017

The incumbent Hassan Rouhani has been selected, not “elected,” to a second-term as the Iranian regime’s president, as announced by the officials on Saturday, May 20, 2017.
The regime, not surprisingly, claimed a…

Ali Safavi, Washington Examiner, 19 May 2017

Friday’s presidential election in Iran represents anything but a genuine process like that expected by the average American. In Iran’s theocratic state, the supreme leader (a cleric called vali-e faqih) enjoys…