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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 […]

New Legislative Push on Iran

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. 1. No Sanctions Relief for Terrorists Act (H.R. 3070) Rep. Bryan Steil (R-WI) Imposes guidelines on the executive branch […]

Iranian Opposition Makes Gains on the International Stage

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 as a political gift to the regime, which often […]

The Biden Administration is Still Fixated on the JCPOA

The United States is reportedly considering offering the Islamic Republic a new, “interim” agreement that would lift some sanctions on the regime in exchange for Tehran freezing parts of its nuclear program. Though Israeli officials familiar with the matter told Axios that regime officials “have so far rejected the idea,” this development suggests the Biden […]

The MAHSA Act

What is the MAHSA Act? The Mahsa Amini Human Rights and Security Accountability Act, or the MAHSA Act, is a bill newly introduced to the 118th Congress as H.R. 589 that would require the President to determine whether high-ranking officials of the Islamic Republic regime in Iran should be listed under existing US sanctions for […]

Leaked Document Casts Doubt on Cohesion of the IRGC

A 44-page leaked document containing notes from a January 3 meeting between top Islamic Republic officials, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commanders, and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei shows that major cracks are starting to appear within the IRGC. Though it is impossible to assess the legitimacy of this document with absolute certainty, it potentially represents […]

Iran State Newspapers React to Salman Rushdie Attack

The August 12th attack on celebrated author Salman Rushdie caused shock and horror across the United States and in much of the world. In the circles of power in the Islamic Republic in Iran, however, the assassination attempt was cause for celebration and the support for more violent attacks on the regime’s opponents. NUFDI has […]