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Infographic: Correlation Between U.S. Policy & Islamic Republic Escalation

When the United States appeases the Islamic Republic, it hurts the Iranian people and harms American interests. Data on executions in Iran, the regime’s military expenditure, oil exports, and nuclear advancement show a clear trend.   The correlation between U.S. policy and executions in Iran.   The correlation between U.S. policy and the Islamic Republic’s […]

Iran International Journalist Attacked

The recent assault on Pouria Zeraati, a journalist for London-based Iran International, underscores the fears of many that the Islamic Republic may be escalating its campaign against anti-regime journalists and activists abroad. As the London Metropolitan Police explore the motives, suspicions of the regime’s involvement are amplified by their previous threats against many London-based anti-regime […]

Islamic Republic Proxy Attack in Northeast Jordan Kills Three U.S. Troops

The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, an Islamic Republic proxy militia, conducted a drone attack on a U.S. base at Tower 22 of the Jordanian Defense Network, located in northeast Jordan, on January 28. This attack resulted in the deaths of three U.S. troops and injuries to 47 others. Though this is the first of these […]

Islamic Republic Cracks Down, Sentences Activists to a Combined 100+ Years in Prison

In recent weeks, the Islamic Republic sentenced numerous political dissidents to a combined 100+ years in prison. Those sentenced include several protesters detained during the Woman, Life, Freedom protests that started in 2022, as well as family members of those killed during protests. A common ideological thread that seems to connect many of those sentenced […]

Islamic Republic Proxies Attack U.S. Forces in Iraq, Syria, and the Red Sea

The Islamic Republic Navy opened 2024 by deploying the IRIS Alborz, an Alvand-class frigate, to the Red Sea via the Bab el-Mandeb Strait on January 1. This occurred one day after the United States clashed with regime-backed Houthi rebels (Ansar Allah) in the Red Sea and less than a month after the U.S. Department of […]

Improving the Proposed “Iran Sanctions Enforcement Act”

Recently, Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the “Iran Sanctions Enforcement Act.” This bill aims to turn Executive Order 13558 from 2010, which established the Export Coordination Enforcement Center, into law. The bill proposes the creation of a $150 million sanctions enforcement fund within the Department of Homeland Security to bolster the […]

Armita Geravand—Another Iranian Woman Brutalized Because of Hijab

Just after the one year anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s murder, the Islamic Republic has reportedly sent yet another young Iranian girl to the hospital in critical condition due to “improper” hijab. Her name is Armita Geravand and here’s what we know about her thus far. The Bottom Line Armita Geravand, a 16 year old Iranian […]

The Islamic Republic’s Western “Lobby” Gets Exposed

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 Republic regime network called the […]

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

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 hostages as a source of […]

What Did Javad Zarif Say on Clubhouse?

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 during the tenure of […]