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Rally, Mock Executions to Protest Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at U.N.

NEW YORK – Thousands of members from the Iranian resistance group the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), or the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), held a rally and put on mock executions at the United Nation’s Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in New York City on Tuesday to protest President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the U.N. and to shed light on his role in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners who were hung, shot and buried in mass graves.

Rep. Ed Royce Seeks to Block Cash Ransoms to Iran

On Tuesday, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) introduced legislation to prevent and ensure that the United States will never again makes ransom payments, or other cash payouts, to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Iran: Newly-Arrested Californian Is ‘Treasure Trove’

Iran has taken another American citizen captive. On Tuesday, Iran’s state-owned IRIB news network announced that the regime had arrested Nizar Ahmad Zakka, a Lebanese-American from Riverside, California with alleged “deep ties” to the U.S. military and intelligence services on suspicion of espionage.

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The Nuclear Deal With Iran: Peace In Our Time?

As the White House hails a breakthrough in its diplomatic effort to curb Iran’s nuclear program, several under-reported facts cast a shadow over any real, or imagined, success. President Obama’s assurance that “every pathway to a nuclear weapon is cut off” for Iran flies in the face of reality.

These are the Three American Prisoners Abandoned by the Iran Nuclear Deal

Last year, the Senate called on President Obama to “use the tools it has in pursuit of what should be a bipartisan goal: securing the release of American citizens being held as hostages by the regime in Iran.” Today, in the announcement of a nuclear deal with Iran that ignores the plight of these three hostages, the Obama administration has left behind a Christian preacher, a journalist, and a U.S. Marine.

Nine Christians Arrested on Christmas Day in Iran

Iran’s “morality police” arrested nine Christians on Christmas Day, presumably for celebrating the seminal holiday, though authorities did not give reason for the arrest. Heavily armed agents transferred the nine people to an unnamed location.