La Contestation du pouvoir en Iran est loin d’être un mouvement spontané

Les protestations ont été déclenchées par la mort tragique de Mahsa Amini, une femme kurde de 22 ans. Mais cet incident tragique a enflammé une société qui était sur le point d’exploser. Nous assistons à un mouvement de protestation qui dure depuis 41 jours dans 198 villes de toutes les provinces iraniennes contre la répression brutale d’une dictature impitoyable. Rien n’indique que les manifestants vont cesser ou que les protestations vont diminuer. Ce fait en soi suggère l’existence d’une structure et d’une organisation. Ceux qui voient les manifestations comme un mouvement spontané ignorent que sans une sorte d’organisation, les manifestations avec une demande unifiée de mettre fin au régime ne pourraient pas survivre à la répression brutale du régime.

100 MEPs, including 14 former ministers, urge EU and member states to recognize the 1988 massacre in Iran as genocide and adopt a firm policy on nuclear negotiations

In a statement this week, some 100 members of the European Parliament wrote to the EU leaders, including Josep Borrell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, urging the union and its member states to recognize the “1988 massacre in Iran as genocide and a crime against humanity.”

Iran Call for Justice

Iran has been a complicated challenge for the international community in the past decades. Since 2003 that the National Council of Resistance of Iran (the opposition movement to the Ayatollah) revealed Iranian regime secrete nuclear program, this subject has formed the core policy of the EU and the US towards Iran. Iranian regime nuclear program usually appears on the headlines, although negotiations have been held in a disappointing atmosphere for several years. Despite an international wave to describe JCPOA as an achievement the deal had almost no guarantee from both sides. The former US president withdrew from the deal with a stroke of a pen and the Iranian regime reinitiated uranium enrichment to above 60% within few months. Still, a neutral observer affirms the EU and the US efforts to revive the deal even with providing concessions to the Iranian regime, writes Ali Bagheri.

Does EU sacrifice its values of human rights and democracy to negotiate with the new government in Iran?

The illusion of moderation in Iranian regime has gone away. Now, Raisi is the president and new challenges are added to be solved between Iran and the international community. Before the appointment of Raisi, nuclear deal, ballistic missile program, regional destabilization, and terrorism were big issues for the US and EU that are still trying to negotiate about them with the Iranian regime. However, mullahs are not willing to discuss something more than nuclear deal. On the other hand, with the presence of Raisi as the president of the Iranian regime human rights get the grandstand, writes Ali Bagheri, energy engineer and activist for human rights and democracy in Iran.


Iran Nuclear Deal: The EU and US are betting on a dead horse

Despite the US and the EU goodwill on the JCPOA, the Iranian regime rejects any talks and negotiations. Mullahs repeatedly express that there will not be any negotiation about JCPOA until the US lifts all sanctions. Surprisingly, the Iranian regime and its supporters never mention that Iran is not acting under NPT anymore. Besides, the country has practically breached all its commitments under JCPOA which makes it meaningless for the US to remove any sanctions in the present situatio., writes Ali Bagheri.

EU cannot jeopardize its security for vague US policy towards Iran

The new administration in the US took office on 20 January, 2021. US president, Joe Biden, reinstated Paris climate agreement and US participation in the World Health Organization from the first day of his appointment. However, the US policy towards Iran is not as straightforward as it was echoed in the west. Although the new construction of the secretary of state in the US includes most of Obama’s negotiation team for the Iran deal, a clear and determined policy towards Iran has not been declared yet. Of course, Biden is committed to reviving JCPOA, but the time is limited, writes Ali Bagheri.

Iran is not a reliable discussion partner (Article language: Dutch)

The new election in the US offers new perspectives for Europe in terms of relations with Iran. It sounds very simple, but the EU still faces serious barriers. Iranian human rights violations and the nuclear deal persist. Iran is also continuing terrorist activities on European territory, writes Mehdi Nobari

How effectively Western countries can return to Iran deal after Trump administration

Despite a strong opposition from Trump’s election campaign towards the US election 2020 results, media have announced Joe Biden as the next US president. This raised a wave of “hope” among leaders around a world who believe the unilateral decisions by US administration under Trump is over and US would try to reconstruct the US foreign Policy with cuddling old allies in Europe, as Joe Biden already stated his commitments to return the US to Paris climate agreement and Iran nuclear deal, writes Ali Bagheri.

250 lawmakers: 'Listen to the voice of Iranian people'

On Saturday 12 September, 27-year-old Navid Afkari, an Iranian wrestling champion who was arrested during the August 2018 protests, was killed by the Iranian regime in prison. In trumped up charges and with no evidence against him, they tortured Navid to force a confession. He shouted in court that he had been tortured and asked for any evidence against him, but they had none. Despite a mass online campaign led by Iranians themselves, which attracted support from the sporting world, world leaders and human rights organisations standing together to try to stop his execution, they killed him and forced his family to bury him in silence. He was denied due process, a fair trial and according to recent reports, severely tortured before his execution, writes Amir Seifi.

Death is 'Ayatollah's trade'

However, every deal with the Iranian regime, JCPOA on the top of them, has failed to live long because of the irresponsible behavior of the Iranian regime. In fact, Iran fails to follow international norms and regulations. But, why does Iran fail to stay in the framework of the international community despite a strong enthusiasm by EU and US towards Iran?

How the international community can help end the Iranian regime’s reign of terror

The eight-year war with Iraq in the 1980s and the hundreds of terrorist attacks around the world that bear all of the hallmarks that directly link them to the Iranian regime have left no hesitations about the malignant behavior of the current government in Tehran.

Belgium in the front line to reconstruct foreign policy of EU

On Thursday, 30 July, a court in Antwerp, Belgium held the second preliminary hearing on the case of Assadollah Assadi, the clerical regime’s diplomat, who, was in the process of carrying out the terrorist bombing of the major gathering of Iranians on 30 June, 2018 in Villepinte, Paris. Along with Assadi, his three accomplices Amir Saadouni, Nasimeh Naami and Mehrdad Arefani will be tried too, writes Ali Bagheri.