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.
By David Amess, Member of Parliament
The Hill - As a federal appeals court last week ordered the State Department to review its terrorist designation of Iran’s largest opposition group, analysts were quickly examining the political effects of a legal judgment.
The commander-in-chief of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) confessed to the crises engulfing the dictatorship in Tehran and said that the aim of a meeting of senior IRGC commanders was to brief them on the regime’s current situation and organize the suppressive organ in accordance with the latest threats.
A regime-affiliated cleric confessed to the Iranian women’s resistance against the regime’s agents on Wednesday, suggesting that suppressing women under the guise of “mal-veiling” is fruitless, according to the state-run Tabnak website.
A political prisoner launched a hunger strike on Wednesday in protest to the medieval prison conditions and inhumane restrictions imposed in the Iranian regime’s prisons, and a regular prisoner has died after being held in solitary confinement for two years.
The Deputy of Cultural and Propaganda at the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said at an IRGC gathering on July 14, 2010, that, “To establish contact with the younger generation, we need to tap into the capabilities of IRGC writers to present a platform for exchange of scientific ideas for other authors. This elite institution will soon be established in the vicinity of the University of Tehran with the approval of the IRGC commander-in-chief.”
The year-long nationwide protests in Iran have eroded the authority of the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, a former commander-in-chief of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday.
The rate of unemployment in Iran is increasing year by year and it is expected that there will be more people joining the ranks of the unemployed in the coming years. Although official statistics are not reliable, they still show a growing trend with no end in sight. The regime’s Majlis (Parliament) Research Center confirmed in a report that the rate of unemployment has never hit single digits in the past several years. With increasing international sanctions, a tattered economy, and disastrous economic policies adopted by the government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, experts believe it is impossible for the regime to try to reduce the number of unemployed in Iran.