Sanctions against Iran's oil exports alone will not deter the regime from building a nuclear bomb nor from its war against its own people. Iran's gasoline imports are its Achilles heel.
Iran continues its uranium enrichment program. This is one of the reasons why Europe is expected to agree on new oil sanctions against Iran in January 2012. But why is it important that some Arab countries don’t sell gasoline to Iran?
For several years Iran has been warning of a blockade of the Persian Gulf. Such a blockade would damage, above all, the Iranian economy.
Members of the paramilitary Basij have been identified among the alleged students, which attacked the British embassy in Tehran. With the campaign the Iranian regime wanted to proof its resolute posture in its fight against the West.
Muslim extremists ambushed and interrupted a conference organised by EFD and called for the death of EFD Senior Fellow Irshad Manji and Tofik Dibi MP, a member of the Green Party in Holland.
Based on evidence provided by Wahied Wahdat-Hagh, an Iranian official was dismissed from the board of German foundation Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg, for advocating the destruction of Israel.
At the moment, there is an intra-Islamic cartoon controversy raging within the Iranian government, partly because of two caricatures published some months ago which allegedly offend "Islamic values". Ali Akbar Javanfekr, the editor of an Iranian government newspaper 'Iran' has been handed down a prison sentence for his trouble.
While Iran supports the Shiite movement in Bahrain in the name of human rights, the U.S. Navy is carrying out joint maneuvers with the Bahraini Marines.
Last September, Jihadists who call themselves “Cyber Hezbollah” organised their second conference in Teheran. Islamist hackers and cyber-jihadists gathered there and decided to fight the U.S. and Europe. Hassan Abbasi, political strategist and adviser of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, was present, and delivered an ardent and virulent speech.
Mostafa Tajzadeh was arrested following the presidential election of 22nd June 2009. Until then he was part of the Islamist establishment of Iran. Today he argues that the Arab world should not take the “Islamic Republic of Iran” as a role model.