By Pooya Stone

Starting last weekend, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has begun a series of marches and events in various European and the United States in support of the uprising of the Iranian people and the cause of democratic regime change in Iran.

On June 15, thousands of supporters of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) marched in Brussels, Belgium urging the EU to cut trade with the regime and support the democratic aspirations of the Iranian people. The MEK, also known as the Mujahedeen-e Khalq are the main group within the NCRI coalition.

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By Pooya Stone

The British ambassador to Iran denied on Sunday that the Iranian foreign ministry summoned him after London said Tehran was "almost certainly" responsible for tanker attacks in the Gulf last week.

Ambassador Rob Macaire tweeted that the claim that he was summoned was “news to [him]”, just one day after the Iranian foreign ministry released a statement saying they had summoned his because of his government's accusations.

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By Pooya Stone

While Iran has slowed down its threats towards the US in order to "recalculate", the danger is far from over, according to the top commander of American forces in the Mideast on Thursday.

Gen. Frank McKenzie said that he is still concerned by Iran and would not rule out requesting additional US forces to defend against Iranian missiles or other weapons.

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By Jubin Katiraie

Several thousand members of the Iranian Diaspora and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin (Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK) will march on Washington, DC, on Friday, June 21, to urge the US government to recognise the Iranian people’s call for regime change in their country and to show support for the democratic Iranian opposition movement led by Maryam Rajavi.

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By Pooya Stone

Several US officials have said that military tensions between Iran and the US have been easing, just a month after that US sent an aircraft carrier to the Middle East because they feared that Iran as preparing to attack US troops in the region.

One defence official with direct knowledge of the situation said: "It seems tensions have dropped some, but we are still watching very closely, we haven't relaxed, we remain vigilant."

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By Pooya Stone

On Saturday 15 June, thousands of protesters gathered in Brussels in a demonstration against Iran’s clerical regime and its appalling and worrying abuses of human rights and its belligerence across the region and beyond.

The protestors also voiced their support for the main opposition to the Iranian regime, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), and voiced solidarity with the MEK’s Resistance Units inside the country.

The leader of the opposition, Maryam Rajavi, addressed those that had gathered. In a video message, she highlighted that the regime is nearing an end and that the people overwhelmingly want regime change.

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By Jubin Katiraie

The repressed population of Iran has found a platform — social media — where their outrage has a voice and they can push back against their tyrannical Mullahs.

The Iranian diaspora has been rallying forces on Twitter and Facebook. A series of demonstrations in Europe and the United States and the upcoming “Free Iran” rally is being organized by the Iranian Opposition.

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By Jubin Katiraie

Russia has recently been voicing its support for Iran in light of US pressure and sanctions on the country, but despite their shared goals of scuppering US policy in the East, the two nations are not natural allies, writes Dr Majid Rafizadeh.

This may surprise those who know that Russia’s foreign policy since 1979 has been focused on improving ties with Tehran in order to use Iran as leverage to cajole the West into giving Moscow favourable treatment.

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Iran Focus

London, 02 June - Recent developments in relations between U.S. and Iran in the Middle East are indicatives of a turning point in the outlook of the whole region, as pressure mounts on Iran the question is will the Mullahs ruling Iran change their behavior? Iraqi writer Al-Sarraf believes there are six reasons it will not happen:

“Nothing can change. It is in the nature of the mullahs’ regime, if it stays untouched, to wreak havoc in the region.””

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By Pooya Stone

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and supporters of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) will hold a march in Washington D.C. in front of the U.S. Department of State on Friday, June 21, in solidarity with the popular uprising and for regime change in Iran.

In 1979, the Iranian people took to the streets to overthrow the Shah's monarchy and establish a democratic state that respects the rights of the people. But mullahs hijacked their revolution and shattered their dreams for freedom.

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By Jubin Katiraie

Several years ago, Iran rolled out its Qaher F-313 ‘stealth fighter’ in front of then President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Within hours it was met with near universal derision from defense and aerospace experts around the world.

While almost everyone outside Iran saw the project for the farce that it was, Tehran insisted that the project was real and that it was already flying. Further, the Iranian government insisted that the bizarre-looking aircraft—which was allegedly superior to the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter—would become operational in the very near future. But since then the project has disappeared. So, whatever happened to Iran’s impressive plans for the Qaher F-313 stealth fighter?

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By Pooya Stone

"We are in a very difficult situation now; more difficult than can be imagined “– said Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president.

This statement alone shows just how sensitive the regime’s current situation is. Last year’s revolution was when it all started; when the world witnessed Iranians rallying on the streets and calling for the regime’s subversion.

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By Pooya Stone

A network of fake social media accounts imitated political candidates and journalists to spread messages in support of Iran and against U.S. President Donald Trump around the 2018 congressional elections, cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday. Some of those who were impersonated included Republican political candidates who contested House races, the firm said.

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By Jubin Katiraie

The Iranian authorities have banned a New York Times correspondent that is based in Tehran from working for the past few months.

Thomas Erdbrink form the Netherlands has been reporting from Iran for the New York Times for the past seven years but had his press credentials revoked earlier this year. The publication has not been given the reason for its journalist being banned from reporting from the country, but it comes as no surprise.

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By Jubin Katiraie

The head of the Iran’s Passive Defense Organization has said that the country would block its citizens’ access to social media if war were to break out with the U.S.

Brigadier-General Gholamreza Jalali of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said in a speech on Sunday, may 26th, that the U.S. “uses social media for media and psychological operations to influence Iranians’ minds.”

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By Jubin Katiraie

The Iranian rulers’ internal disputes continue to grow, even as domestic and global crises increase. In fact, at a Saturday night meeting with reporters, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called political rivals who have attacked him and his allies, “traitors”.

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By Pooya Stone

Last month, the USS Abraham Lincoln and its contingent of Navy destroyers, cruisers, and 70-odd aircraft arrived in the Persian Gulf region to counter what US officials described as heightened Iranian preparations to strike US targets.

These threats, which are still secret for national security reasons, came shortly after the US announced a stricter crackdown on Iran’s oil exports in late April. This involved the expiration of sanctions waivers for the eight largest buyers of Iranian oil; waivers that had come into place in November after US sanctions were finally reimposed. Since then, the US has gone further. On Friday, the US Treasury announced sanctions against Iran’s largest petrochemical company.

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By Pooya Stone

The US and its Arab allies are edging towards a confrontation with Iran in a contested waterway through which 20% of the world’s tradeable oil passes daily.

In synchronization with its Arab allies, notably Saudi Arabia, and with Israel, the US is intensifying pressure on Iran to wind back its support for what it terms “bad actors” in the region.

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