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2013-12-27 20:20:04

PARIS, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi issued a statement condemning what she described as the "Christmas Massacre in Camp Liberty." The camp is home to some 3,000 members of the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI). Rajavi heads the umbrella opposition organization, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). On Thursday, Camp Liberty was the target of a barrage of dozens of missiles,...

2012-08-24 10:22:14

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC called for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani's immediate release when he appears in an Iranian court. Nadarkhani, accused of apostasy, already has spent more than 1,000 days in prison in Rasht. Iranian authorities may bring him back to court on Monday, ahead of the original September 8 date. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/AJCLOGO )"The Iranian regime has moved up the Nadarkhani case, bringing it to the forefront just as the...

2011-10-17 15:24:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, 14 October 2011, the Iran Policy Committee (IPC) held a press conference at the National Press Club. The goal was to reveal the scope of operation and involvement of the Iranian regime's Qods Force in international terrorism, particularly as this deadly force was involved in a foiled plot to assassinate Saudi Ambassador to the United States, Adel al-Jubeir. The United States filed a criminal complaint of 11 October 2011 in...

2011-09-30 10:22:00

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of the success of the 'Arab Spring,' Iranian dissidents are boldly calling for an 'Iranian Fall,' challenging the Islamic Republic in a fiery rebuttal to President Ahmadinejad's recent address to the United Nations "Neither Mr. Ahmadinejad nor the Islamic regime by any means represent the view and the will of the Iranian people," says Dr. Iman Foroutan, Chairman of The New Iran. "And we will no longer let Mr. Ahmadinejad's...

2009-06-26 12:36:00

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Iranian authorities must immediately release dozens of journalists arrested since June 12 and who are at risk of torture in detention, Amnesty International said today as it adopted all of them as prisoners of conscience. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081014/AILOGO) "It is shocking that journalists -- whose job it is to provide information to others -- are being detained, on top of all the other draconian measures the...

2009-05-04 16:53:19

Iranian officials said this year's Islamic Solidarity Games were canceled over demands from Arab countries for the Persian Gulf not to be inscribed on medals. Officials said the games, which had been scheduled for October in Iran, were canceled in response to demands from Saudi Arabia and other nations for the Persian Gulf to be referred to as the Arabian Gulf or only the Gulf on medals and promotional materials for the event, Britain's Guardian newspaper reported Monday. We must insist on...

2008-08-18 09:00:48

Iran launched the country's first domestically built telecommunications satellite on the final day of festivities marking the birth of iman Mohammed al-Mahdi. The satellite Safir-e Omid, meaning "Ambassador of Peace," is part of Iran's developing space program, Iranian news agency IRNA reported Monday. Iranian officials said Safir-e Omid will monitor natural disasters and improve the country's telecommunications system. It also has the capacity for data processing. Officials said they...

2008-08-17 21:00:43

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Tehran, 17 Aug: Joint Chief of Staff on Sunday [17 August] congratulated Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamene'i and brave Iranian nation on successful launching of the rocket carrying the country's first satellite. In a message issued on Sunday, the Joint Chief of Staff said the rocket carrying the country's first satellite, the 'Hope' Satellite, was successfully fired on the...

2008-08-08 15:00:35

Text of editorial entitled "The establishment of Islamic nation's media system" by conservative Iranian daily Hemayat, published by the Prisons' Organization, on 7 August The twenty first century has been named the age of information blast. It creates wealth and power, and changes the nature of politicians. Political systems in this age cannot dominate any more only by relying on material and military power, geopolitical position or their population. It is a new epoch in now-day world....

2008-08-03 12:00:02

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he didn't bring any new offers from the west when he called on Iran's president this weekend. Assad Sunday wrapped up a weekend visit to Tehran that came in the wake of a trip to France where Assad was reportedly asked by Paris to mediate the ongoing dispute over Iran's nuclear program. The Jerusalem Post said while he discussed the Iran standoff with President Nicolas Sarkozy, he did not go to Tehran with any new offers. I did not come on this...