Category Archives: Islamic Republic of Iran

Iran: six and a half years jail time for Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei

Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, former chief of staff of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's cabinet, has just been sentenced to five years in prison for plotting against the Islamic Republic of Iran, one year for propaganda against the regime and six months for insulting persons vested with the authority of the state. That comes to a total of six and a half years in jail. In 2013, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (right in the photo) presented Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei (left in the photo) as his successor. However the (...)

The Spectacular Return of Sheikh Hassan Rohani

During his electoral campaign, the Iranian President, Sheikh Hassan Rohani, pledged to stop supporting Syria. In fact, from the time he took office in August 2013, he abstained from sending members of his government to Syria and did not fill the post of ambassador to Damascus for almost two years. The exclusive channel for Iran's support for Syria: • the Guide of the Revolution, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has regularly sent his collaborators to Damascus; and • the Guardians of the (...)

Iranians shocked that their leaders are living it up

The former governor of the Central Bank of Iran, Mahmud Bahmani, close to the former president Mahmud Ahmadineyad, has launched a campaign against corruption. Bahmani has exposed that 5 000 children of Iranian government officials live abroad and pile up in their personal bank accounts a sum of money that exceeds all the monetary reserves of Iran's Central Bank (148 000 million dollars). Furthermore, Bahmani emphasized that only 300 of these children of personalities are registered as (...)

The Supreme Leader of the Iranian Revolution Rectifies his Views

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran has profoundly changed his views: on August 13, 2018, he declared that the effect of the US sanctions on the country was attributable to internal and not external causes, that is to say to the economic management of the Rohani administration. On August 15, he admitted to having made a mistake by authorizing Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to negotiate the 5 + 1 nuclear deal (JCPoA) with the United States. In March 2013, (...)

Iran: Former President Ahmadineyad exhorts President Rohani to resign

The former president of Iran, Mahmud Ahmadineyad, currently under house arrest, broadcast a video through his Telegram account calling for his successor, Sheikh Rohani to resign. Before the United States walked away from the Iran nuclear deal (also known as 5 + 1 agreement or JCPOA), President Rohani assured Iranians that he had the situation under control. But everyone can see that this is a grossly distorted version of reality. The Rohani government had full faith that an economic (...)

Iran rejects the US Proposal for a Joint Summit

The administration of the Iranian President, Hassan Rohani, rejected the White House proposal for a joint summit, put forward on 30 July 2018. Teheran's immediate response was that it would only accept this proposal after the United States had returned to the agreement known as the 5+1 or JCPOA. Just as in the case of North Korea, the White House offer took place following a harsh exchange of messages between President Donald Trump and his Iranian partner. Following the signing of the 5 + (...)

Iran brings an action against the United States before the International Court of Justice

On 16 July 2018, the Islamic Republic of Iran filed an action against the United States of America before the International Court of Justice. This court is the internal judicial organ of the UN and is tasked with settling disputes between UN member states. Teheran considers that the sanctions that Washington has taken against it after withdrawing from the 5+1 agreement (JCPoA) violate articles IV 1), VII 1), VIII 1), VIII 2), IX 2) and X 1) of the Bilateral Treaty on Friendship, Economic (...)

Tensions In the Strait of Hormuz

On 3 July 2018, the Iranian President, Sheikh Hassan Rohani hinted at the possibility of blocking the Strait of Hormuz if unilateral US sanctions are applied against Iran. He declared that either the whole world can use the strait or noone. Then on 5 July 2018, the Commander-in-Chief of the Guardian of the Iranian Revolution, Mohammed Ali Jafari, declared that he was all set to block the Strait of Hormuz. While US sanctions against Iran on the sale and purchase of metal, currency, debt (...)

True or false: an Iranian plot in Europe?

On the basis of information provided by a US intelligence service, on 28 June 2018 the Belgian police arrested two Iranian nationals who were preparing an attack during the meeting of the Mujahideens of the People in Paris-Villepinte . From the time the investigation began, the French police requested its German homologues to arrest an Iranian diplomatic, accredited to Vienna, who probably sponsored the attack. The latter was immediately arrested in violation of his diplomatic immunity. (...)