Monday, December 4, 2023

OPINION: Is the British Government Supporting the Ayatollahs?

By Potkin Azarmehr A Times of London exposé last week revealed that a high-ranking Islamic Republic official responsible for the mandatory hijab laws and the hated ‘Morality Police’ in Iran is also the director of...

Open Letter to U.S. President Donald Trump: Targeting Iran’s Cultural Heritage is Complicit with the...

Dear President Trump, You are the only U.S. president who has explicitly opposed the Iranian regime for the past 40 years. You have repeatedly stated your support for the people of Iran and the unique...

OPINION: Why Prince Reza Pahlavi Represents Hope for Many Young Iranians

By Elahe Boghrat   In February 1979, when the Islamic Revolution overthrew the monarchy in Iran, 18-year-old Crown Prince Reza, the heir to the Pahlavi throne, had finished high school and was undergoing military training as...

OPINION: How an ‘Iranian Hulk’ Turned Out to Be a Paper Tiger

By Potkin Azarmehr It all started six years ago, with a few pictures showing off his massive bulk on Instagram. The photos quickly went viral, and Sajad Gharibi, born in 1991 in Iran’s oil-rich province...

OPINION: The Supreme Leader of Iran’s Network of Influence in the UK

By Potkin Azarmehr   This week, Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of the jailed British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has gone on hunger strike in an attempt to persuade the UK foreign secretary to do more to...

OPINION: Who Staged the 1953 Coup, the Shah or Mossadegh?

By Elahe Boghrat The late Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (1919-1980) kept two people out of prison and saved their lives, namely the former Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh (1882-1967) and the founder of the Islamic...

OPINION: Scholars for Dollars: The Role of Iran’s Religious Bureaucrats

By Imam Mohammad Tawhidi  In 2007, I travelled to Iran from Australia in order to engage in Islamic Studies. I was publicly ordained as an Imam in 2010 in the Holy City of Qum, and relocated to...

OPINION: Iran’s Incompetence in Forged Passports

By Potkin Azarmehr An Iranian couple entered Argentina on March 12 with forged Israeli passports. According to Western media reports in March both passports were amateurishly forged with several rudimentary blunders which included spelling mistakes, both in...

OPINION: Shahrokhi Uprising (Nojeh Coup), the Last Attempt?

By Babak Taghvaee Just sixteen months after the withdrawal of the Pahlavi government, which came about as a result of the Islamic revolution in 1979, almost 500 members of the Iranian Army and Air Force...

OPINION: The Solution to the ‘Iran Problem’ is Regime Change

By Amir Taheri “What to do about Iran?” For more than four decades, that is to say since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the question has intrigued analysts and policymakers across the world. The answer is:...