Irish Examiner - ... Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said even the extended sanctions fell short of “a comprehensive and effective sanction to include complete oil, trade, technological and political boycott of the regime”.
She said: “Foreign trade and the oil industry in Iran are basically in the hands of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and a very limited section of the regime’s officials and their families.”
She said the willingness of the EU to resume talks with the Iranian regime sent the “wrong signals” and would be seen in Tehran as a sign of weakness, “thus encouraging them further to continue their nuclear project”.
Two of the leaders of al-Iraqyia List, the winner of the Iraqi parliamentary elections in March, have once again reiterated the list’s position that as the winning coalition it has the legitimate and legal right to form a new government in Iraq.
One of them also warned in a statement published in Azzaman daily about the Iranian regime’s plots against attempts to form a government in Baghdad.
Monday morning July 26, Reza Joshan, a political prisoner who is on hunger strike in protest against intolerable situation and pressure in prison, was transferred to Gohardasht Prison's clinic and then to another hospital outside prison because of his deteriorating health condition.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, welcomed new complementary sanctions by the European Union against the Iranian regime.
She said that although these sanctions are crucial to prevent the regime from acquiring nuclear weapons, but, it is long way away from a comprehensive and effective sanction to include complete oil, trade, technological and political boycott of the regime.
Bloomberg - European Union governments are set to impose their toughest sanctions yet on Iran, backing U.S. efforts to force the clerical regime to halt uranium enrichment as proof it’s not seeking a nuclear weapons capability.
The package includes a ban on investing or selling equipment to Iran’s oil and natural gas industries, restrictions on export-credit guarantees and insurance, and closer monitoring of banks doing business with Iran.
Human Events - by David Alan Coia
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice failed on Jan. 12, 2009, to accord due process to the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (PMOI) when she rejected its petition to be removed from the State Department’s foreign terrorist organizations (FTO) list, an appeals court ruled on July 16.
CTV National News - CTV News has learned the sanctions attempt to curtail Iran's nuclear weapons program by tightening the financial screws on the Iranian regime.
Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon has called a news conference for 11 a.m. Monday to make the announcement.
The Iranian Resistance warns about the physical conditions of a large number of political prisoners in Iran which have deteriorated as a result of more severe tortures, suppression, pressures and prevention of access to the most basic medical help. The Resistance calls on all relevant international organs to enact urgent measures to save the lives of these prisoners.
Mr. Hassan Tarlani, a 23 year old student, has been sent to exile at Kerman prison for some time and is currently being held among dangerous prisoners. In recent days, individuals provoked by the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) attacked him with the intention of murdering him. Mr. Tarlani was severely injured. He has been transferred to the prison clinic and is in critical condition.
According to the Washington Post on July 23, “increasingly tough international sanctions over Iran's nuclear program have significantly slowed the county's most prestigious economic project.”
The Post added, “Threatened by tougher international and U.S. penalties that target the financing of oil projects and technical support for Iran's energy sector, Western firms such as Shell, Total and Halliburton have pulled out of the development of the South Pars gas field.