Albania's Human Rights in Practice

Lord Maginnis | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

While the European Union has properly called on Albania to carry out judicial reform in order for talks to progress towards its full membership of the...

IRAN: The Fault-Lines Deepen

Struan Stevenson | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

As Hassan Rouhani, the smiling, so-called moderate President of Iran, travelled around Europe last week signing lucrative commercial deals with busine...

The Harsh Truth: ISIL Is the Product of Iran's Theocracy and Assad's Dictatorship

Lord Maginnis | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

For the West to acknowledge that there are at least two prominent enemies to freedom and stability in the Middle East would be a start. But by embracing one and opposing the other the West may disrupt the current flow of violence, but it will never halt the growth of extremism. As long as a Shiite theocracy remains in place in Iran, new Sunni extremists will always stand ready to compete with it for control over the soul of the Muslim world.

Iran's New President Rouhani is Anything But A Moderate

Brian Binley | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

Many in the western press and beyond have praised the new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as a moderate suggesting he will make life better for his p...

Rouhani's Cabinet Appointments Belie His Moderate Image

David Amess | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK Politics
David Amess

Despite Rouhani's friendly statements to the West, his statements about them have painted a different picture. His first bilateral meeting as president was with the head of North Korea's People's Assembly, to whom he expressed the view that the West was seeking an excuse for confrontation with countries it doesn't like over the nuclear issue.

Iran's Theatrical Elections

David Amess | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK Politics
David Amess

Just a few weeks from now, on June 14 will be a landmark day for the Islamic Republic of Iran, when Iranians will hold what they call "presidential el...

Iran's Election: A Choice Between Satan and the Devil?

Struan Stevenson | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

If there was ever any doubt that the Iranian regime of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei was on its last legs, his government has now presented the ne...

Iran's Moment of Truth?

Lord Maginnis | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

As Iran's Presidential elections approach, the fundamentalist regime finds itself in its most difficult dilemma since its inception more than 30 years...

Iraq - A Basket Case Democracy!

Struan Stevenson | Posted 11.04.2013 | UK Politics
Struan Stevenson

There is mounting concern that Iraq is once again descending into chaos and potential civil war, barely one year after the last American troops left the country. In recent weeks hundreds of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets in protests in six of the main Iraqi provinces, including Baghdad itself.

The Solution on Iran Enigma Might Have Come From an Unexpected Place

David Amess | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

The recent victory of the main Iranian opposition movement, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) that succeeded in September in gett...

We Should Not Send Mixed Messages to Iran

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

This is definitely the worst time for our parliament to send any delegation to Iran. It would weaken our international stand and send mixed signals just when sanctions are starting to work and the mullahs feel they have to start paying a price for their constant violation of international obligations.

Democratic Change, the Only Viable Option for Iran

Hossein Abedini | Posted 12.10.2012 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

On Friday 28 September 2012, US secretary of state Hillary Clinton announced publicly her long-overdue decision to delist the main Iranian opposition ...

New Circumstances - New Opportunity

Lord Maginnis | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

The regime has continually used the labels 'terrorist' and 'cult' in order to dehumanise the members of the PMOI and to neutralise its impact.

March to Victory for People of Iran...

Naghmeh Rajabi | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK
Naghmeh Rajabi

After nearly two decades, the PMOI (People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran) is delisted from the State Department's list of terror organizations, by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Upon hearing this news, large waves of celebration could be seen across different cities from Washington DC to New York and Toronto and from Paris to London and Oslo.

What Is the US State Department Waiting for to Unchain Tehran's Opponents?

David Amess | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

With the October 1 deadline for action less than two weeks away, it is far past time for immediate delisting of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) from the State Department list of foreign terrorist organizations.

After US Withdrawal from Iraq, UN and EU Siding With The Ruling Tyranny?

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

The west has failed in Iraq. After the fall of Saddam Hussein, not only has Iraq not gone towards more democracy, but the situation of human rights ha...

United States Should Make Amends on Iranian Dissidents

Lord Maginnis | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Maginnis

What was once thought to be a political necessity has proven to be a political fiasco as Iran's mullahs' regime moves ever closer to producing a viable nuclear bomb. It is now time to put an end to this fruitless and unjust policy, and remove the terror label that was placed, unjustifiably, on the PMOI at that time.

U.S. and UN Should Carry Out Their Promises to Iranian Dissidents

Brian Binley | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

As the Iraqi government was tightening the screws on the 3,400 Iranian dissidents at Camp Ashraf, the UN (with U.S. help) brokered a deal to move them to an abandoned U.S. Army base near Baghdad, where they would be processed as refugees for transfer to third countries.

Ashton's Visit to Baghdad, is Human Rights on the Menu?

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

Catherine Ashton will be within a few kilometers from Camp Liberty in just a few days time. Can she succeed where others have failed?

Unshackle MEK, Save Brave Men and Women In Ashraf and Liberty

Naghmeh Rajabi | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK Politics
Naghmeh Rajabi

The responsible bodies and organisations, who are delaying the safeguard of the residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty, will be held accountable for every life lost and every sick person whose condition deteriorates due to the siege of medical supply and equipment that the residents are under.

Time to Empower Iranian and Syrian Resistance

Hossein Abedini | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

The Group of Friends of Syria came together for conference in Paris last Thursday to coordinate their efforts in finding a very much-needed solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Why the World Should Care About the Fate of Iranian Dissidents in Iraq

Lord Carlile | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Politics
Lord Carlile

For 3,300 innocent people this is a life or death situation. But the issue internationally is much broader. The fate of a great nation and future of the whole region is at the stake. It is high time to defend the rights of Iranian dissidents in Iraq. The world has a direct interest.

Secretary Clinton: Time to Keep a Promise on Iran Opposition

Ryszard Czarnecki | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Politics
Ryszard Czarnecki

When Secretary of State Clinton and all the NATO foreign and defense ministers convene in Brussels today, they will have one issue topping their agenda: the tumultuous, fragile situation in Afghanistan. With the deadline to withdraw from Afghanistan fast approaching, the enigma of finding a lasting solution has become even more perplexing.

End the Export of Terrorism by Iran - Support the Opposition

Brian Binley | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK Politics
Brian Binley

Look across the Atlantic and you will find that the UK delisted the group in 2008, and the following year the Council of the European Union removed it from the list of designated terrorist organisations. The only people left to benefit from MEK's current status in the US are the Mullahs of Iran.

Persian New Year: Time for a new approach towards Iranian dissidents

David Amess | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Politics
David Amess

The start of the Persian New Year on Tuesday 20 March should have been a happy occasion, but for freedom-loving Iranians in Iraq it began on a note of sadness with the death of a 44-year-old electrical expert, Amir-Mostofian.