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While in New York, President Hassan Rouhani is expected to meet former US Secretary of State John Kerry. Islamic Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says he talked to Kerry on a plan to isolate Trump. Tehran media are promoting Kerry as next US presidential candidate against Trump.—Amir Taheri
Hello javad zarif. How about freedom of expression, assembly, religion, press; the right to a fair trial & due process; ending gender apartheid, water mismanagement & economic corruption; freeing all political prisoners & foreign hostages; lifting twitter/social media bans in Iran?—Nazanin Boniadi, Hollywood actress, Human rights advocate. @ICHRI Board Member
There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happened.—Mark Twain
The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you point your fingers someone else is judging you—Bob Marley - Could you be loved
How many otherwise intelligent people see no difference between (1) US Senators publicly explaining to Iran's rulers that Congress has a legitimate role to play, and (2) an ex-official privately advising Iran's rulers how to frustrate current US policies.—Clifford D. May, President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
khamenei fancies himself the leader of the Islamic world, but his regime has been totally silent as China—the top buyer of #Iran’s oil—has persecuted and detained hundreds of thousands of its Muslim citizens. —Mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State
John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people. He told them to wait out the Trump Administration! Was he registered under the Foreign Agents Registration Act? BAD!—President Trump
I know the red line cost the president and the administration dearly."- John Kerry keeps repeating this revolting line in all his book interviews. Does he not understand how absolutely offensive it is to the Syrian people?!—Miriam Memarsadeghi, co-founder/co-director Tavaana
A crisis is looming in Iran’s healthcare sector: patients are reporting shortages in life-saving medicine. The situation is expected to worsen once US sanctions on Iran are reimposed in November. European and US companies that can provide the advanced medicine and equipment needed to treat chronic diseases inside Iran are grappling with how to sustain their operations. —Ellie Geranmayeh & James Miller
The United States will hold the regime in Tehran accountable for any attack that results in injury to our personnel or damage to United States Government facilities. America will respond swiftly and decisively in defense of American lives.—The White House
Governments in places like Venezuela and Iran don’t exist to serve their people and happen to do a little corruption on the side. They exist to serve their own interests and corruption is the means by which they do so."—Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to UN
Islamic Revolutionary Guard site RAJA claims members of NIAC , Islamic Republic's lobby in US, had links with Israel; one member made visits to Israel while he served with Iran's negotiating team during the"nuke deal" talks. (Did NIAC hope to influence Israel too?)—Amir Taheri
Assad, Putin, & Iran will continue their genocide in Syria. Instead of trying to put out the fire, the free world waits until it has spread to the entire neighborhood and their own homes. Then they'll blame the refugees for wanting to live.—Garry Kasparov, Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation , World Chess Champion
Remember when Iran Deal proponents—regime echochamber fueled by both regime & Obama admin—promised humanrights reforms & peace? Why aren’t they being held to account now for exactly opposite effect of their policy? Why isn’t John Kerry being pressed on this in book interviews?—Miriam Memarsadeghi, co-founder/co-director Tavaana
We call on the international community to strongly condemn the executions [of Zaniar Moradi, Loghman Moradi, and Ramin Hossein Panahi] and urge the Iranian authorities to respect their obligations under international law. The Iranian authorities must take steps to ensure that everyone has a fair trial, that torture and other ill-treatment are absolutely prohibited, and that the practice of forced ‘confessions’ is stopped once and for all.—Amnesty International
Ayatollah Khamenei says he cares about Palestinians. FACT: Since 1994, the U.S. provided $6.3 billion in aid to support the Palestinian people; Iran’s morally corrupt regime provided hundreds of millions in aid to terrorists who endanger the Palestinians’ lives & livelihoods. FACT: Iran’s regime punished Palestinians by providing them just $20,000 — yes, $20,000 — via UNWRA from 2008 to 2017.—mike Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State
We want to take this opportunity to remind Assad and his Russian and Iranian partners: you don’t want to bet against the United States responding again.—Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to UN
I’m not going to sit there and let him [Trump] look like an idiot. And you publish that transcript, because everything leaks in Washington, and the guys overseas are going to say, ‘I told you he [Trump] was an idiot. I told you he [Trump] was a goddamn dumbbell. What are we dealing with this idiot for?—Trump’s Lawyer John Dowd Explaining to Robert Mueller
“The America of John McCain has no need to be made great again,”—Meghan McCain (Via the New York Times)
Recent examples of collective punishment in Iran, under "moderate" Rouhani: Nasrin Sotoudeh, lawyer to political prisoners: arrested. Her husband: arrested Kavous Seyed-Emami, environmentalist: detained & murdered. His wife: barred from leaving the country Her lawyer: arrested—kaveh Shahrooz, Canada based lawyer

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