Tag : Sanctions

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…

Iran’s Rouhani: Lift sanctions immediately or no final nuke deal
09 Apr
1:27

Iran’s Rouhani: Lift sanctions immediately or no final nuke deal

USA Today Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, joined that nation’s president Thursday in saying any nuclear agreement must include the immediate lifting of economic sanctions choking the country. In his first public comments on the framework for a deal with world powers released last week, Khamenei told a gathering…

Iran Roundtable: Mr. President, Human Rights and Nuclear Negotiations should go in tandem
10 Mar
2:08

Iran Roundtable: Mr. President, Human Rights and Nuclear Negotiations should go in tandem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 6, 2014 Contact: info@iranroundtable.org Phone: (571) 327-0674 Mr.  President, “Human Rights and Nuclear Negotiations should go in tandem” Iran Roundtable, (Washington, DC) – Recent nuclear negotiations between the West and the Islamic Republic of Iran has raised concerns among ordinary Iranians that the alarming human rights violations…

Business as usual with Tehran as the interim deal unravels
11 Feb
4:24

Business as usual with Tehran as the interim deal unravels

Now with the interim deal in the horizon, the US appears to be the main proponent of engagement with the IRI regime.  Accordingly, and as the argument proceeds in Congress, there is little or no prospect of reining in the controversial nuclear weapons program – now at its most advanced…

war-time food handouts with long line-ups are back in Iran
04 Feb
11:59

war-time food handouts with long line-ups are back in Iran

Iran Roundtable Tehran, Iran (February 4, 2014)- Today is the third consecutive day that government–run distribution centers are giving free food parcels to low income Iranian families.  Everyone who makes less than 5 million rials per month, the equivalent of about $200, is entitled to one food basket. But many…

Iran judges and media hit with EU sanctions
12 Mar
9:09

Iran judges and media hit with EU sanctions

The European Union has imposed sanctions on Iranian judges, media officials and a special police internet monitoring unit linked to the death of a dissident in custody, citing grave human rights violations, the bloc’s Official Journal said. The Iranian Cyber Police unit was set up in 2011, taking on anti-revolutionary…

Bipartisan House bill toughens penalties on Iran
04 Mar
5:53

Bipartisan House bill toughens penalties on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — House leaders are pushing for tougher penalties on Iran to thwart its nuclear ambitions, introducing a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would pressure the U.S. to work with the European Union in cutting off Tehran’s access to the euro. Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign…

WSJ Article: EU Sanctions Impede Iran Oil Shipments to Asia
28 Feb
10:31

WSJ Article: EU Sanctions Impede Iran Oil Shipments to Asia

By BENOÎT FAUCON Wall Street Journal LONDON—A European Union oil embargo has started to impede the shipment of Iranian oil to Asia, the latest threat to Tehran’s hopes to find new outlets for its top export. Some Asian shippers say they won’t sail to Iran, and Japan’s largest tanker-fleet owner said…