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Iran: State of Terror

Sara Akrami | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Sara Akrami

Assassination has been always one of the outreach tools of the ayatollahs and their government in Iran since the early days of the Revolution. One of the significant terrorist attacks by Iranian government agents occurred in a Berlin restaurant named Mykonos on September 17, 1992.

Who Is in Charge of Iran's Syria Policy?

Ali Alfoneh | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada
Ali Alfoneh

"A government which bombards its own population with chemical weapons must face the harsh consequences of it, just like Saddam [Hussein] who brought e...

Iran's Got a New President -- But the Same Old Problems

Ali Alfoneh | Posted 11.01.2013 | Canada
Ali Alfoneh

There's optimism now in Iran, but he history of the Islamic Republic is one of shattered dreams and broken promises. The fate of Mohammad Khatami and the reform movement should serve as a warning for what may be in store for the country's new president, Hasan Rouhani. Certainly, the new cabinet does not bode well for Rouhani's will or ability to "deliver" on reform, which will be hampered by the appointees in key areas such as political and economic liberties, human rights, and the nuclear issue. Worse, Rouhani may become another Khatami: the smiling and humane mask covering the grim face of an inhumane regime.

Sanctions Are Good for Iranian Politicians, Not People

Mahsa Alimardani | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Mahsa Alimardani

The sanctions noose around Iran fully tightened at the beginning of July as the European Union joined the United States to impose a total embargo on all purchases of Iranian oil and place severe restrictions on the country's central bank. As the likelihood of war increases it is important to ensure that the nuclear issue does not overshadow human rights concerns.

Canada's Vulnerability to Bombs Made of Bits and Bytes

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada
Sheryl Saperia

China and Russia are seen as the worst offenders when it comes to cyber attacks, but Iran is close behind. How is it that a country such as Iran has a cyber-warfare unit with a staff of 2,400 and a budget of $76 million, and Ottawa has only allocated $95 million for our country's defence against this new form of attack?

Are Iranian Spies Slipping Through our Immigration Loopholes?

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 06.05.2012 | Canada
Sheryl Saperia

It is not unreasonable for Canadians to demand more stringent security checks to ensure that people seeking to enter the country do not have nefarious intentions. The Economist reported recently that Iran might be constructing its nuclear facilities with ultra-high performance concrete. The article also mentioned that a graduate of Tehran University is currently studying the molecular structure of cement at the University of Ottawa.

Why Has Canada Not Yet Banned Iran's Terrorist Organization?

Sheryl Saperia | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Sheryl Saperia

With Iran possibly on the brink of acquiring nuclear capability the time for incremental measures against the custodians of those nuclear weapons is over. Canada should list the IRGC as a terrorist entity without further delay.

Iran Terror Plot: Will America Finally Respond?

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Mark Dubowitz

This Iranian assassination plot is a major escalation in Tehran's war on America. Because Iran has never faced serious consequences for its hostility, it is now willing to run a lethal operation on American soil. The operation was likely authorized at the highest levels of the Iranian government.

Why Isn't Ahmadinejad on a No-Fly List?

Mark Dubowitz | Posted 11.20.2011 | Canada
Mark Dubowitz

The U.S. and EU pass travel bans to great fanfare, yet ignore them completely when sanctioned officials travel to meetings of international organizations. As Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) wrote, these measures are meaningless if loopholes allow sanctioned Iranian officials to travel freely.