INSTEX-Iran_Regimes_Internal_Disputes_Over_EU_Efforts_to_Circumvent_US_Sanctions

By Sedighe Shahrokhi

INSTEX is the new payment channel that has been set up by the United Kingdom, France and Germany. The purpose is to circumvent U.S. sanctions and to help continue trade with Iran. The process is moving forward despite warnings from the United States that it advises against such actions.

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By Shahriar Kia

Relations between Iran and the US changed dramatically following the nationwide anti-regime uprising that began in December 2017, where Iranian protesters loudly advocated for regime change and the US publically supported the people’s right to protest and put in place a policy of altering the Regime’s behaviour through a “maximum pressure” campaign.

EU Leaders Must Recognize the Threat Iran Regime Poses

By Mahmoud Hakamian

While some Western governments have tried appeasement policies with Iran and continue to financially support the regime in hopes of normalizing the country’s behavior, Tehran have given no indication that it plans to abandon its autocratic and militaristic tendencies.

Iran Fails to Pass FATF Bills Again

By Hamideh Taati

Iran’s Expediency Council has once again failed to decide what to do about the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) bills about increasing transparency to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing, so yesterday they postponed their decision for another two weeks.

EU Can't Have It Both Ways When It Comes to Iran

By Shahriar Kia

Iran has been described as the biggest threat to peace and security in the Middle East and it has been identified as the biggest exporter of terrorism in the world.

The Trump administration has vowed to crack down on the Iranian regime and it is in the midst of a maximum pressure campaign.

protest in iran

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The people of Iran began to protest at the end of 2017. They have been calling the regime out on its corrupt policies and its meddling and interference in other nations. They have repeatedly called on the Iranian regime to concentrate on domestic issues rather than fuelling and sparking conflicts abroad, in particular in Syria and Gaza.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

‌By Sedighe Shahrokhi

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the country was in a “war-like” and begged Iranians to have hope in the regime, during a meeting with officials in the southern province of Hormozgan.

Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Analysis by PMOI/MEK

 

Feb. 20, 2019 - On Wednesday, the price of the U.S. dollar soared to 136,500 rials in the currency markets of Tehran, once again raising concerns about the regime’s destructive economic policies and unbridled corruption.

For the Iranian regime, prospect of FATF is unclear at best
The Iranian regime is facing roadblocks in passing FATF laws
Analysis by PMOI/MEK

 

Feb. 19, 2019 - Last Sunday, the Iranian regime passed a deadline to pass the necessary bills to conform to international anti-money-laundering laws and standards established by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). At least two of the bills are still in limbo, effectively putting Tehran at risk of being blacklisted by the de facto international money-transaction transparency body.