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Written by Hamideh Taati, originally published in ncr-iran.org, 29th July 2021 Monday, protests erupted in Tehran with people chanting slogans such as “down with the dictator.” But how these protests started, and what do they indicate? The power outage…

Ebrahim Raisi’s egregious human rights record puts that of modern era henchmen to shame  By Ali Safavi, originally published in the Washington Times, June 30, 2021 ANALYSIS/OPINION: The outcome of the sham presidential election in Iran this month was the installment…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, May 26, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader has always controlled the Guardian Council, an unelected body charged with vetting candidates. But what happened this week was unprecedented. Khamenei…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, May 24, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: Over the weekend, the official website of the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, published a congratulatory message by Ziyad al-Nakhalah, secretary general of the Islamic Jihad,…

BEHIND THE IRAN HEADLINES Series, May 17, 2021 Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Deputy Director: The Guardian Council vetting of Presidential candidates is not final, but officials including Khamenei are already expressing concern about a massive boycott. Following a call by the…