Iran News Digest

U.S. Can Seize Iran-Owned NYC Tower After Jury Sanction Ruling

Jul 7th, 2017

Bloomberg, June 29, 2017
By Greg Farrell and Christian Berthelsen
Federal prosecutors won a major victory in their nine-year effort to seize a midtown Manhattan office tower owned by an Iranian charity. The decision clears way to seize building at 650 Fifth Avenue. Justice Department plans to give proceeds to terror victims.



Tell the truth about Iran’s bloodletting in Syria

Dec 30th, 2016

Hamid yazdan Panah
Despite the shameful stance of the regime in Tehran, there are those inside Iran who have the dignity and courage to speak the truth, even in the face of danger



Iran and Russia hold propaganda conference in Moscow for the unity of Muslims!!

Oct 24th, 2016

Iranian American Forum, October 24, 2016
As the slaughter of Syrian people by the Assad regime and its foreign enablers, Russia and Iran continues to escalate sectarian tensions and ignite condemnation and indignation around the world, Russian and Iran organized a three day propaganda conference on October 18-20 in Moscow calling for the “unity of Muslims” to fight violence and terrorism.



The New Orientalism: Iran as a Political Commodity

Aug 24th, 2016

Hamid Yazdan Panah, Global Voice, 10 August 2016
Iran is a hot commodity. Whether it is being sold as a misunderstood land of mystery, or eyed as a potential business or investment opportunity, it is difficult to find a narrative which does not reduce the country to a means to a particular end. Historically, this included the vilification of Iran as an anti-western wasteland, divorced from historical context, geopolitical significance and diversity.



Leading organizer of Iranian Holocaust Cartoon Contest is a Partner of the German Federal Government

Jun 6th, 2016

Majid Mollanoroozi, Director of the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and Visual Arts Director at the Iranian “Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance” gave out the awards to the winners. The German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier chose Mollanoroozi to be a partner of a cultural project of the German government,



Iran proxy militia vows to fight against US forces in Iraq

Mar 22nd, 2016

Iranian Amercian Forum, March 22, 2016

On March 21, one of Iran’s main proxy militias in Iraq called “Asaib Ahl al-Haq” has warned that it would treat U.S. Marines deployed in Iraq to fight Islamic State as forces of occupation. According to Fars news agency, affiliated with Iranian revolutionary guards, Asaib and another militia have vowed to fight against US troops



Iran’s multinational Shiite army: funerals of foreign fighters killed in Syria and buried in city of Qom

Mar 16th, 2016

Iranian American Forum, March 16, 2016
The funerals of foreign fighters of Iran Quds Force killed in Syria and buried in the city of Qom shows the multinational aspect of Quds Force that operates numerous proxy militias across the Middle East. It also shows the extent of Iranian military intervention in Syria



A terrorists gathering in Tehran

Mar 2nd, 2016

Iranian American Forum, March 2, 2016
On February 17, 2016 the Iranian regime organized a ceremony in Tehran to commemorate the eighth anniversary of Hezbollah’s chief military commander, Imad Mughniyah’s death. Among the speakers and participants of event were the Supreme Leader’s representative, high ranking commanders of Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah commanders and two internationally known convicted terrorists, Anis Nakash and Kazem Darabi who had worked under Mughniyah’s command.



Results of Iranian elections

Feb 29th, 2016

Iranian American Forum, February 29, 2016
The “reformists and moderates” have won largely in Tehran in both elections but overall in the country, they get about %37 of seats in Parliament and %22 in Assembly of Experts. However, following the preliminary disqualification of reformist candidates by the Council of Guardians in January, the “reformists” filled their electoral lists with new candidates, many of them well-known conservatives, some with blatant anti-reform positions. Therefore, the real percentage of “reformists” elected to new parliament is lower than the 37 percent



Iran’s Forgotten Prisoners

Feb 14th, 2016

Hamid Yazdan Panah, February 13, 2016
As the world applauds the release of prisoners by Iran, political dissidents within the country continue to suffer unjust persecution, repression and death. The truth surrounding their charges, arrests and the breadth of their continued struggle continues to be lost in the mainstream narrative on Iran.