THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - US foreign policy conservatives are pressing for a new approach to Iran that ramps up support for the Iranian opposition and revives the Bush-era goal of regime change in Tehran.

Borne of two catalysts – frustration over President Obama’s attempts at engagement with the Iranian regime, and anticipation of the more-Republican Congress taking office in January – the push for a harder line toward Iran looks beyond economic sanctions for pressuring the Tehran regime.

Several members of the Democratic Iran parliamentary committee in France met and spoke with the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, at the latter’s residence in Auvers-sur-Oise on  December 09.

The MPs included Messrs Alain Vivien, former French minister, Senator Jean Pierre Michel, member of the French Senate, and Francoise Colcombe, a judge and former member of the National Assembly.

Two American nuclear experts have said in an Australian paper that, “If we are serious about reducing the nuclear threat from Iran, we would do well to link arms with Iranian dissidents to encourage a more legitimate, popular government there to emerge.”

In an editorial on Thursday, the Washington Post wrote, “Iran's internal resistance is the only force that in the end is likely to stop the drive for a bomb.”

Entitled, “A sterile conversation,” the editorial, which discussed the Geneva talks this week between the Iranian regime and the P5+1 countries, said, “There is another logical explanation for Iran's willingness to talk - that it seeks to delay further sanctions, create dissension among the United States and its allies, and distract attention from its continuing crackdown on the opposition Green movement.”

Wednesday, 08 December 2010 07:11    .NCRI - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect, lauded the brave students’ protests and demonstrations during the past two days all across the country marking the anniversary of ‘Student Day’, and saluted the people and youth whose last night chants of ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘death to dictator’ aired through a wide area of Tehran.

Two members of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have described the regime’s situation as difficult and challenging, warning that circumstances are anything but normal, according to the state-run Fars news agency on Monday.

One of them, identified as Javani, who is said to be the director of the suppressive organ’s political bureau, said, “Our current situation is one that is marked by battles and confrontations. We are at the front lines and when we want to carry out cultural activities, we must take note of the fact that we are not in normal circumstances.”

Ms. Zahra Asadpour GorjiAn elderly female political prisoner is under persistent psychological torment by the Iranian regime’s prison officials, despite the fact that she was supposed to be released a month ago, according to an association supporting families of slain or jailed political activists.

Ms. Zahra Asadpour Gorji is the mother of a political prisoner, and is herself being held at Karaj’s Gohardasht prison.

GENEVA, December 6, 2010 (AFP) - About 100 exiled Iranian opposition members on Monday urged world powers to halt talks with Iran during a protest rally outside the United Nations in Geneva.

The rally, called by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, took place just a few hundred metres away from the location of negotiations between Iran and Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany, on Tehran's disputed nuclear prgramme

Satellite networks get jammed by Iranian regime on the brink of Student Day protests.

As the Student Day (December 7) approaches, the Iranian regime has jammed signals of satellite TV networks covering foreign news agencies on a 24 hour basis, according to the Association of Supporters of Murdered and Jailed Dissidents.

The Wall Street Journal  November 26 - While America was feasting on Thanksgiving meals and watching football, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the U.S. to remove the People’s Mujahideen of Iran from its list of foreign terrorist organizations, the Wall Street Journal reported.