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I am a political analyst and member of the Iranian opposition, the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, also known as the MEK). He graduated from North Texas University. Follow me on twitter @shahriarkia

What Iran Fears Most

Posted on Clarion Project

Iranians will be taking advantage of the May 19 presidential election to voice their apathy and respond to calls being made to boycott the so-called polls. They may also use the sham elections to spark an uprising against the regime.

The Iranian people have lost all hope in any form of real elections in Iran, knowing the theocratic regime vets all candidates based on their loyalty to the ruling establishment. This leaves no room for free and fair elections, and thus any expectation of changes inside Iran or in the regime’s foreign policy through elected officials is utterly naïve.

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Election debates embarrass the Iran regime

Originally posted on American Thinker

It appears already fierce internal disputes among Iranian regime officials have risen to new levels during the first two 2017 presidential debates held on April 28th and May 6th. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani repeated his strong remarks against the camp loyal to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. However, a close review of the debates sheds significant light on the truly disastrous conditions inside the mullahs’ regime.

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McCain Visits Iranian Opposition, Signaling Collaboration With US Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/19/mccain-visits-iranian-opposition-signaling-collaboration-with-us/#ixzz4f4dWFgr0

Originally posted on Daily Caller

On April 14, Senator John McCain visited Albania, lately becoming the permanent residence of the vast majority of the 3,000 Iranian dissidents evacuated from the former US military base of Camp Liberty in Iraq. McCain met with a number of that community’s former residents, many of whom lost loved ones in a series of attacks carried out by Iran-backed proxies in Iraq. There are 3,000 more pro-democratic activists working in stable conditions to bring about the end of the theocratic dictatorship and return self-determination to the Iranian people.

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Iran Sanctions: The Next Necessary Step

This article originally posted on Clarion Project

By Shahriar Kia

The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran. The new sanctions imposed on entities and individuals who have assisted the Iranian regime’s missile program comprise a positive step to prevent the mullahs’ expanding missile program, which pursues no objective but warmongering and the spread of fundamentalism.

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Sanctions on Iran should be further upgraded

By Shahriar Kia

Thirty foreign companies and individuals have recently been sanctioned by the United States for the transfer of sensitive technology used in Iran’s missile program or violating export controls imposed on Iran, North Korea and Syria.

The State Department issued a statement last week making the new sanctions announcement, specifying how entities and individuals involved in assisting Tehran’s ballistic missile drive are targeted. This is considered a positive step in the effort to at least hinder the mullahs’ expanding their overall missile program, utilized to seek no objective other than spreading Iran’s message of Islamic fundamentalism and plunging the entire region into war.

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IRGC Is Arm of Iran Regime’s Exporting of Terrorism

An expert panel met with the U.S. Senate to discuss Iran’s upcoming ‘elections’ and the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Middle East. Various officials within the U.S. have been debating the wisdom of designating the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organization. Current legislation in from of Congress would impose harsher sanctions on the IRGC, but would not go so far as to designate it a terrorist organization.

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Iran: Rouhan’s $200bn inheritance for next president

In his sole 100 day report, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, his predecessor, as the most in debt cabinet with more than $57bn in liabilities. Now, after around four years, the debt owed by Rouhani’s cabinet has reached more $200bn, leaving it as the inheritance for the next president. This was only one example of the atrocious economic situation in Iran during Rouhani’s tenure.

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