Maziar Bahari’s collaboration with Iran’s intelligence agency

January 13, 2013

Maziar Bahari, an Iranian film maker and journalist living in Canada made a documentary in 2007 called “Cult of Chameleon” in which the Iranian opposition group MEK was harshly criticized for alleged abuses against its former members.  This documentary got a warmth reception by National Iranian American Council (NIAC) led by Trita Parsi, a Washington…

U.S. sees Iran behind hostage photos of ex-FBI agent

January 11, 2013
U.S. sees Iran behind hostage photos of ex-FBI agent

Two years after a hostage video and photographs of retired FBI agent Robert Levinson raised the possibility that the missing American was being held by terrorists, U.S. officials now see the government of Iran behind the images, intelligence officials told The Associated Press.

Tehran’s air pollution

January 8, 2013

Air quality can decline significantly during the winter as a combination of cold, still air and the surrounding mountains produces a film of trapped smog that reduces visibility to a few hundred metres, driving many residents to wear face masks. Large numbers of motorbikes and elderly Peykan cars – modelled on the British Hillman Hunter…

Pentagon report on Iranian intelligence agents who collaborated with NIAC

January 7, 2013
Pentagon report on Iranian intelligence agents who collaborated with NIAC

A Pentagon report names two individuals as Iranian intelligence agents. NIAC worked with them and organized a Congressional briefing for them. Also, NIAC worked with editor of Iraninterlink, identified by the report as VEVAK's website.

Iranians told to flee Tehran

December 5, 2012
Iranians told to flee Tehran

Tehran's residents have been urged to abandon the Iranian capital to avoid its notoriously toxic air, with officials warning it had become "dangerous." Hospitals recorded a 15 per cent increase in admissions as doctors were called on to treat patients suffering from respiratory ailments, headaches and nausea.

Iran shuts schools, offices in Tehran due to high pollution

December 3, 2012

DUBAI- Schools, universities and government offices will be closed in Iran’s capital Tehran on Tuesday and Wednesday because of high air pollution, the state news agency reported on Monday.

Report on the Environmental Art Movement in Iran

August 30, 2012

Twenty-seven environmental independent art festivals have been held since 2004 in Iran, in different cities. More than 30 artists participate in these festivals.

NIAC’s pro-Tehran campaign

August 1, 2012

The National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has launched a vast campaign to keep the Mojahedin -e- Khalgh (MEK) in the list of State Department designated foreign terrorist organizations. NIAC's president, Trita Parsi, personally leads this campaign.

Exiled filmmaker warns of dangers in Iran

February 11, 2012

In explaining the Green Party's position, Hezarkhani writes: "I believe that for the current Iranian regime, the one and only goal of their nuclear weapons project is to avoid being ousted from power. Therefore, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) will never concede on this issue. The regime's negotiations with the West are only to…

Iranian greens fear disaster as Lake Orumieh shrinks

September 5, 2011
Iranian greens fear disaster as Lake Orumieh shrinks

The fate of a shrinking salt lake is the last thing you would expect football fans to chant about – but Iranians are doing all they can to stop a looming ecological disaster. Lake Orumieh in north-west Iran, one of the world's largest salt lakes and a Unesco biosphere reserve, is disappearing due to drought…