All posts by : SHARIF BEHRUZ

Iranian regime lobbyists in Canada defeated, Bill S-219 is voted to be debated in the Senate Chamber
31 Mar
9:06

Iranian regime lobbyists in Canada defeated, Bill S-219 is voted to be debated in the Senate Chamber

TORONTO, Canada – A Canadian senator has urged his colleagues to abandon a proposed bill that would impose sanctions on Iran, saying that the draft does not fulfil its stated aim “to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations”. But on Wednesday, the Standing Senate Committee on…

Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday
28 Mar
12:27

Contact Canadian Senators to vote for Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations during their session on Wednesday

Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act An Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and human rights violations Canada’s Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is expected to vote on Bill S-219: Non-Nuclear Sanctions Against Iran Act, an Act to deter Iran-sponsored terrorism, incitement to hatred, and…

VOA: Kurdish Rebels, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Renew Decades-old Conflict
13 Jul
10:26

VOA: Kurdish Rebels, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Renew Decades-old Conflict

July 13, 2016 Sirwan Kajjo Mehdi Jedinia Kurdish rebels have been clashing with Iran’s Revolutionary Guard since mid-June in an area along the Iran-Iraq border, according to Iran’s state TV. Videos on social media also allegedly show Iran shelling positions held by Kurdish rebels. The fighting, near Oshnavieh, in northern…

Iran’s Rojhelat Mourn the Loss of Their Leader with Public Strikes
12 Jul
8:24

Iran’s Rojhelat Mourn the Loss of Their Leader with Public Strikes

Following Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan’s (PDKI) call to stage a general strike across Rojhelat (Eastern Kurdistan) in Iran to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou, eye witnesses report of massive response to PDKI’s call.  Major Kurdish cities such as Sine (Sanandaj), Kamyaran, Bokan,  Mahabad, Saqiz, Paweh, Kirmashan (Kermanshah), Mariwan, Bana,…

IRGC Vessels Mounted with Machine Guns Continue to Harass US Warship in Strait of Hormuz with the Top General on Board
12 Jul
1:04

IRGC Vessels Mounted with Machine Guns Continue to Harass US Warship in Strait of Hormuz with the Top General on Board

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AMMAN, Jordan—The U.S. military has released photos of Iranian boats that approached two Navy warships Monday as they transited through the Strait of Hormuz with a special passenger aboard: Gen. Joe Votel, the head of U.S. Central Command, which oversees all U.S. forces in the Middle East. The images, which…

Iranian Regime as Defiant as Ever with the $100 Billion-plus in Sanctions Relief
12 Jul
10:50

Iranian Regime as Defiant as Ever with the $100 Billion-plus in Sanctions Relief

By Lawrence J. Haas | US News July 12, 2016, at 11:15 a.m. As the global nuclear deal with Iran marks its one-year anniversary this week, Tehran is maintaining its fierce anti-Americanism, receiving $100 billion-plus in sanctions relief with which it can better confront the United States in its region and beyond,…

Call for General Strike on 27th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou
11 Jul
7:13

Call for General Strike on 27th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou

PDKI.ORG July 13, 2016, marks the 27th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou by Iranian diplomats in Vienna, Austria. PDKI has in the past called on the Kurdish people in eastern (Iranian) Kurdistan to stage general strikes to commemorate the assassination of Dr. Ghassemlou. This year, PDKI calls for…

Iranian Lawmakers’ Car Ambushed by Gunmen in Kurdish Region
11 Jul
2:57

Iranian Lawmakers’ Car Ambushed by Gunmen in Kurdish Region

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Mr. Falahatpisheh and the others were traveling in a sport utility vehicle near Iran’s border with Iraq, apparently without security forces protecting them. As they were driving near the county of Dalahu, four men fired on their car. The governor …New York Times 

PDKI Deputy Leader: We have always been fighting against the Islamic Republic.
11 Jul
2:51

PDKI Deputy Leader: We have always been fighting against the Islamic Republic.

If we wait to see unity, a ripe situation & all met means to continue our struggle in #Rojhelat it means never #Iran pic.twitter.com/dG0cj4RHHQ — Sharif Behruz (@sharif_behruz) July 11, 2016

Saudi prince in push for Iran regime change at Paris opposition conference
09 Jul
2:58

Saudi prince in push for Iran regime change at Paris opposition conference

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Gulf News Report 20:23 July 9, 2016 Dubai: Thousands of Iranian opposition activists descended on the French capital on Saturday to attend one of the biggest anti-regime rallies organised by the Paris-based opposition National Council for Resistance in Iran (NCRI). The NCRI, one of the two exiled Iranian opposition groups,…

UNPO Roundly Condemns Iranian Military Aggression and Shelling of Civilian Villages in Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan
08 Jul
3:06

UNPO Roundly Condemns Iranian Military Aggression and Shelling of Civilian Villages in Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan

UNPO Brussels, 8 July 2016 – The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) strongly condemns Iran’s increasing military aggressions in Iranian and Iraqi Kurdistan. After 15 June 2016, the situation in this region has been spiralling out of control as Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have started shelling civilian villages…

Continued clashes between PDKI Peshmerga and IRGC Terror Group, Two Peshmergas Martyred
08 Jul
3:02

Continued clashes between PDKI Peshmerga and IRGC Terror Group, Two Peshmergas Martyred

PDKI Following ten days of clashes in the Sawlawa region of Mariwan, clashes continued on Tuesday in the village of Boriar. Two of our brave Peshmergas, Kawa Jawanmard and Sarkawt Samadi, fought a large force of Iran’s Islamic revolutionary guards, armed with heavy artillery. Following a heroic battle that lasted…

Why Iranian Kurdish party is stepping up fight against Tehran
01 Jul
3:11

Why Iranian Kurdish party is stepping up fight against Tehran

Mohammed A. Salih for Al-Monitor ERBIL, Iraq — The leader of a major Iranian Kurdish party has vowed to gradually step up his group’s fight against Iranian security forces, as the group ends almost two decades of a unilateral cease-fire with Iran after a series of recent clashes between the two…

At Last, Change of Course, in Midst of Setback
30 Oct
1:47

At Last, Change of Course, in Midst of Setback

This commentary first appeared in Iran Roundtable and was prepared to add some more insight to a short interview with BBC World Service Newsday Program.  Below is also the interview: The first death in action of an American soldier in Iraq since 2011 has refocused attention on the role of…

Iran hangs another Kurdish political prisoner in August
26 Aug
10:09

Iran hangs another Kurdish political prisoner in August

Behrouz Alkhani’s execution order was carried out early Wednesday morning, August 26 in the central prison of Wurme, where he was held. On August 9, Sirwan Nejavi, another Kurdish political prisoner was executed in Tabriz Prison following three years of incommunicado. Since Iranian officials warned of retaliation against heightened Kurdish…