Amir Basiri (@amir_bas) is a contributor to the Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential blog. He is an Iranian human rights activist.
The tens of thousands of Iranian protesters who risked their lives earlier this year to denounce the corruption and tyranny of the regime of Tehran do not represent the views of the country's population — at least, that's what a survey by a shady organization with ties to the regime claims. Disappointingly, the survey was well-received by media outlets that have a track record of supporting appeasement toward the Iranian regime.
Economic woes, corruption, military spending, and intervention in neighboring countries were among the main reasons that triggered the unrests in Iran in late December. Erupting shortly after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani introduced his government’s budget for the Persian New Year (starting in Ma
While the leaders of U.S. and European countries focus on finding a way out of the impasse left by the flawed nuclear deal forged with Iran in 2015, one issue that is receiving less attention is the fate of hundreds of thousands of protesters who poured into the streets of Iranian cities at the turn
"Human rights are not the gift of governments; they are the inalienable rights of the people themselves," U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said as the Security Council convened for an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the uprisings that have shaken Iran since the turn of the year. "The Ira
The ongoing nationwide protests in Iran had one main message to the world: The Iranian people are the international community’s main ally in restoring peace and stability in Iran and the neighboring region.
As the Trump administration tries to rally the world to face off with the Iranian regime on the multitude of threats it poses to world peace and security, Tehran is using every tool at its disposal to prevent a unified global front from taking shape.
In an op-ed published in the New York Times, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif warned European countries against doubling down against Tehran’s ballistic missile program and terrorist forays in the Middle East. While upending the truth about his regime’s nefarious agendas and blaming the U.S. for
No longer having the tacit support of a U.S. administration inclined toward rapprochement, the regime of Tehran is gradually facing the consequences of its unrestricted incursions in the neighboring region and brutal crackdown on domestic dissent in past years. With regime change in Iran gaining inc