iran dictatorship

Trump is on the right track with economic sanctions against Iran but he needs to go much farther.

What Khomeini described and Kissinger analyzed succinctly is an ideology that commits Iran to terrorism and violent conquest.

Pictured: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her husband Richard Ratcliffe in 2011.

It must be made clear to Iran that, apart from its unacceptable nuclear and ballistic missile build up, the UK — and every country — will also not stand for the capture, torture and imprisonment of the innocent.

The mullahs are now in trouble.

Will the Revolutionary Guards turn against Iran’s mullahs?

For six consecutive days, anti-government protests by Iranians fed up with their nation's economic woes have spread to 10 major cities.

ANALYSIS: Is Iran in a revolutionary situation?

If appeasement is the European policy toward the Islamic Republic now, what will it be if the regime achieves its ambition of becoming the nuclear-armed hegemon of the Middle East?

One might wonder: In what kind of negotiation does one side make “demands” of the other?

Protests demanding water supplies have become regular.

How Iran’s catastrophic water policy can lead to waves of climate refugees.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks on the Trump administration’s Iran policy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, May 21, 2018.

Pompeo: U.S. to Implement ‘Strongest Sanctions in History’ Against Iran.

The video and pictures of an unidentified woman in Iran removing her hijab, placing it on a stick and waving it, which circulated widely on social media, have become a symbol of the recent protests in the Islamic Republic. The woman was reportedly arrested shortly after her act of defiance.

“The regime wants you to think that either there are no protests, or that the protests are solely about the economy. But I am not protesting the economy. Women are protesting the repressive Islamist laws. I am sick of Hijab, Sharia law and Sharia police. Women are sick of the Sharia police monitoring them constantly for what they wear, what they say, what they drink, where they go, and what kind of relationships they have”. – Leila, a young Iranian woman.

The "deal" isn't legally binding because it was negotiated by the P5+1, an informal group with no legal existence, no mission statement and answerable to no one.

The decision by US President Donald Trump to prolong the lifting of some sanctions against Iran for a further 120 days has reopened the 4-year old “what to do about Iran” debate.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blames “Americans and Zionists” for the recent protests. The Shiite Muslim hard-liner says money supporting the citizens came from “one of the filthy-rich governments of the Persian Gulf.” (Associated Press/File)

Iran tortures and kills protesters; West mostly silent as 8,000 citizens arrested.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed the protests taking place across Iran on Monday as 'nothing', in a bid to downplay the significance of the increasingly violent demonstrations.

‘God help us’: Leaked report shows how riots have panicked Iran’s regime as death toll from unrest climbs to 21 after nine more people die overnight.

Protests in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver over Iran elections.