Persian Spring

Persecution of Baha’is Ramps Up

Government Orders Target Baha’i Businesses and Students January 29, 2016: Attacks on Baha’is continue unabated at the orders of the Iranian government.  Last November we reported on numerous Baha’is arrests without charges and businesses being

Persian Spring

Regime Consolidates Hardliners’ Power

January 27, 2016: A member of the Policy Committee for Reformists said last week that Iran’s Guardian Council disqualified a majority of reformist-leaning candidates from upcoming parliamentary elections. Only 30 out of 3,000 hopeful reformist


Anti-US Propaganda In Overdrive

January 26, 2016: Nearly two weeks after Iran’s IRGC took 10 United States sailors into captivity, Iran’s leaders and media continue to use the questionably legal incident for anti-US propaganda purposes. The latest media coverage


Khamenei Attacks US and KSA on ISIS

Grand Ayatollah Criticizes Purchase of American Weapons December 31, 2015: Khamenei’s official website published an interview with the Iranian leader on the occasion of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad. Khamenei said that Iran must not

Pan-Arab Issues

Iran: Assad’s Presidency Is a Red Line

December 6, 2015: Senior Advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Ali Akbar Velayati, reiterated today that Syria’s Bashar al-Assad’s future presidency is a red line that is not negotiable for Tehran. He reiterated that

Persian Spring

Ayatollah: Ban Working Women

December 6, 2015: Saying that working has enabled women in gaining independence leading to an increased divorce rate, Isfahan-based Ayatollah Tabatabai-Nejad has proposed “a ban on women working in ministries, in companies, or as shop