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Haleh Sahabi

Haleh’s murder prompts USA & Britain to demand answers from Iran

The murder of human rights activist Haleh Sahabi (pictured) at the funeral of her dissident father on June 1 – and the regime’s coverup of the crime – has promoted the United States and British governments to demand answers from […]

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US Congress moves to tighten screws on regime

The United States Congress is taking bipartisan moves toward tightening the screws on the Islamic Republic of Iran. Lawmakers have introduced legislation that they say is based

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Iranian student leader testifies before Congress on VOA’s Persian language broadcasting

Confederation of Iranian Students (CIS) President Amir Abbas Fakhravar, left, testifies before a US Congressional committee about problems and solutions concerning Voice of America programming

Berman Ros-Lehtinen

Obama’s Iran actions show ‘weakness,’ top Democrat & Republican lawmakers say

The top Democrat and Republican responsible for foreign affairs in the US House of Representatives assailed the Obama administration's recent Iran sanctions as weak. The seniormost Democrat


Mullahs’ over-reach helps Israel; Iran becomes the new ‘bogeyman’ among Arabs

The mullahs ruling Iran have inadvertently helped Israel by making oil-and-gas-rich Arab Muslim governments more fearful of the Islamic Republic than the Jewish state. "Iran has taken


Student leader praises Obama speech but asks for action, including oil sanctions

The head of Iran's independent secular student movement praised President Barack Obama's Persian New Year speech, and called on the American leader to back up his

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Big policy change: Obama tells Iran’s youth, ‘I am with you’

As he rained Tomahawk cruise missiles on Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, US President Barack Hussein Obama abruptly changed his rhetorical approach toward Iran and told Iran's young people,

BBC Persian

US helps BBC defeat Iran regime jamming

The US Department of State is paying to develop countermeasures to the Iranian regime's jamming of the BBC's Persian-language TV and Internet services.

The solutions include anti-jamming technology and

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Key to regime change: Close down Iran’s oil exports

The most effective way for the world - particularly the United States - to promote regime change in Iran is to shut down the Islamic Republic's

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US heats up rhetoric after regime abducts Green Movement leaders

The US waited until the regime abducted Green Movement leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi before speaking out forcefully for Iranian people's rights. President Obama is