US must get tougher on Iran

Azita Carlson 22 June 2018

by Azita Carlson
When Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he gave America the green light to punish the Iranian Regime for its destabilising behaviour with sanctions. However, the US, as powerful as it is, cannot do this alone. America’s allies must stand in support of these sanctions or there is the very real risk that the Regime will be spared punishment.

A Bright, Democratic Future Looms on Iran’s Horizon

Editor 22 June 2018

by Staff writer, SF
Serving at the top of various Algerian governmental departments, Sid Ahmed Ghozali saw the Iran of yesteryear, as well as that of today. This gives him a special insight as to Iran’s future.

In his various roles after the restoration of national sovereignty to Algeria in 1962, which culminated in his appointment as prime minister, he was in contact with Iran both before and after its revolution.

In September 1968 he met with former Prime Minister Manouchehr Iqbal, who was also the head of the Iranian oil company. He says that at that time, he could sense the Iranian people’s “dissatisfaction with the situation and the regime.”

Iran: A more comprehensive strategy is needed

Editor 22 June 2018

by Staff writer, SF
When US President Donald Trump announced last month that he was pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, he received criticism from many officials and leaders around the world. Before his decision was announced, European leaders made a desperate bid to convince him to remain in the deal.

Is Lebanon Iran’s Hostage or its Lackey?

Atousa Pilger 22 June 2018

by Atousa Pilger
During Lebanon’s 15 years of civil war (1975-1990), despite foreign occupation, the Lebanese state fought to prevent its collapse, as well as sustain a healthy relationship with the international community and its Arab neighbors.

How will Tehran React to the End of Iran Nuclear Deal?

Armin Baldwin 22 June 2018

by Armin Baldwin
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal was well received by Iran, but after its inception, Iran’s behavior became more destabilizing and more ambitious. The belief that integration into the global marketplace would provide it with inducements to decrease its aggression, proved unfounded. Under “moderate” President Rouhani, its interventionist policy has only escalated in Yemen and Syria.

Iran militias hit by airstrike in Syria

Editor 19 June 2018

by Staff writer, SF
The Iranian Regime needs to alter its malign policy in Syria, following an airstrike that killed and injured dozens of Iranian-backed fighters from the Shi’ite Kata’ib Hezbollah group near to the Iraq-Syria border.
This strike, which is the first of its kind, targeted Iraqi militias, who have been coming into Syria to fight for the Bashar Assad Regime on behalf of Iran, and aimed to cut off Iran’s corridor to the sea, by targeting a strategic area near Albu Kamal.

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