AP - BRUSSELS - An Iranian opposition group says U.N. sanctions will not stop Iran's government from pursing alleged plans to develop nuclear weapons.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran is urging the EU to cripple Iran's economy by implementing sweeping embargoes on the Iranian Central Bank and by banning all purchases of Iranian oil and gas.
Following the victory of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) at the US Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. on July 16, the former Prime Minister of Algeria sent a message to the PMOI and its supporters, congratulating them on their legal success.
Egyptian website: Maryam Rajavi says ‘We want the world to abandon supporting the dictatorial regime in Iran’
Egypt’s Alfajr website published a report about the large gathering of Iranians in June on Sunday, saying, “Maryam Rajavi rejects slavery under religion and what she described as turbaned fascism. She says, ‘we do not want stoning, executions and limb amputations.”
Abdol Ala al-Kazem, a prominent member of the al-Iraqiya List, the winner of March parliamentary elections in Iraq, described the Iranian regime in a TV interview as “an occupier,” adding that its extensive and “shameful” meddling continues all over Iraq.
AAP - The Reserve Bank of Australia has imposed financial sanctions on an Iranian general and a company owned by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
The sanctions were announced by the federal government on June 15 following an earlier resolution by the United Nations Security Council.
Paris northern suburb of Taverny, Jun 26 - I am looking at two resolutions specifically related to Ashraf. Madam President, you embody the Iranian Resistance here among us and you have said many times that Ashraf is the highest symbol of the Iranian Resistance. Ashraf is in danger since the mullahs’ regime has put its hands on Iraq. These two resolutions emanating from the General Secretary of National Council of Tribes in Diyala province, where Camp Ashraf is located. The second resolution is from 100 Egyptian MPs.
- July 20, 2010
Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has been imprisoned in Tabriz Prison in northwestern Iran since 2005, having suffered 99 lashes and been condemned to die by public stoning for her alleged adultery. Until last month, those facts were known only to a small handful of people working quietly through the Iranian legal system to secure her release.
AFP - July 20 – A top US financial watchdog outlined fresh measures to isolate Iran Tuesday, as Washington attempts to ramp up pressure on the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Schapiro told Congress she was working on measures that would make it easier for companies to abandon their stake in firms that trade with Iran.
Al-Maliki’s criminal plot against Camp Ashraf to please Khamenei and hold on to his post as Iraq’s premier
According to the intelligence obtained from inside the terrorist Qods Force of the Iranian regime, Nouri al-Maliki, whose dream of renewing his post as Iraq’s Prime Minister appears to have been lost, is now trying to convince the Iranian regime to pressure the National Iraqi Alliance (a Shiite block backed by Tehran) to accept his premiership and in return he would step up plans to further suppress Ashraf residents. This is while there are some activities under way within Iraq and in the region to form a new Iraqi government.
By Lord Tarsem King, Labour Party Member, United Kingdom's House of Lords
The Huffington Post - The U.S. federal appeals court in the District of Columbia Friday said the State Department had erred in classifying Iran's main opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), as a terrorist organization. The ruling by the three-judge panel said the State Department had violated the group's due process protections by not giving it a chance to rebut unclassified information used to justify the designation, and it called for the status to be revie.