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The Islamic Republic’s Western “Lobby” Gets Exposed

Andrew Ghalili, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST In the wake of Special Envoy for Iran Robert Malley having his security clearance suspended and being investigated by the FBI, new reporting has revealed the existence of a vast network of Iranian policy analysts, academics and researchers, some who were Malley’s aides, who were secretly part of an Islamic

U.S. Deal with Islamic Republic Will Encourage More Hostage Taking

Andrew Ghalili, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST Last week’s release of $6 billion to the Islamic Republic, while hailed as a deal to save American hostages, is actually a deal that will end up incentivizing the Islamic Republic to take more innocent Americans and Iranian-Americans hostage. The regime in Tehran has a long track record of taking

What Did Javad Zarif Say on Clubhouse?

Navid Mohebbi, POLICY DIRECTOR On Tuesday June 6, 2023 Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Islamic Republic’s former Foreign Minister, appeared on the social media platform Clubhouse to speak on the Iran Nuclear Deal (JCPOA). During this extensive conversation, which garnered significant Persian language media attention, Zarif delved into the intricacies of the negotiation process that occurred

New Legislative Push on Iran

Andrew Ghalili, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST House Republicans recently announced a series of six new, Iran-related bills targeting the Islamic Republic for its terrorism and human rights abuses. Here’s a brief breakdown and what you need to know about each of them. → TERRORISM SANCTIONS1. No Sanctions Relief for Terrorists Act (H.R. 3070)» Rep. Bryan Steil

Memo to Congress: Five Immediate Steps to Take on Recent Iran “Executions”

To: Members of Congress From: National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI) – Policy Team  Date: May 19, 2023 Subject: Urgent Action Needed: Rising Unjust Executions of Protestors by the Regime in Iran Dear Member of Congress, We write to you today to urgently address the alarming situation unfolding in Iran, where the Islamic Republic

Iranian Opposition Makes Gains on the International Stage

Cameron Khansarinia, POLICY DIRECTOR Andrew Ghalili, SENIOR POLICY ANALYST A recent letter signed by 32 members of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) supporting ethnic separatism in Iran caused concern among Iranians across the political divide who viewed it as an attempt to violate Iran’s territorial integrity. The letter appeared to many opponents of the Islamic Republic