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  • Date Published: August 20, 2014    

    A timeline of the Iranian regime's acts of terrorism.

  • Date Published: July 25, 2014     Last Updated: December 3, 2014

    Quds Day ("Jerusalem Day"), held on the last Friday of Ramadan, is an annual day of protest organized by the Iranian government against Israel.  While nominally about Jerusalem, the Quds Day rally serves as a forum for regime figures to call for hostilities against Israel and the liberation of Palestine, envisaging the inevitable elimination of the "Zionist regime."

  • Date Published: April 3, 2014    

    Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile program has long depended on external assistance from other states, particularly North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK). The DPRK has been instrumental in the development of Iran’s ballistic missile program, with Iran-DPRK missile cooperation dating back to the 1980s.

  • Date Published: April 2, 2014    

    The Iranian-Syrian alliance stretches back over three decades, constituting one of the most enduring alliances among authoritarian regimes in the region. Officials of the Iranian regime have gone so far as to refer to Syria as "the 35th province [of Iran] and a strategic province for us."

  • Date Published: January 9, 2014    

    Under the Islamic Republic of Iran’s velayat-e faqih (guardianship of the jurist) system of government, the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, is the most powerful political official in Iran. Given the power vested in Ayatollah Khamenei's position, understanding his political and ideological views—"In His Own Words"—is crucial to understanding the Iranian regime’s current domestic and foreign policies.

  • Date Published: January 3, 2014    

    UANI analyzes the presidency of Hassan Rouhani for signs that the Iranian regime is changing its dangerous and threatening behavior. Optimism in some circles has been encouraged by a change in rhetoric and tone from Rouhani and other senior regime figures. However, while the new Iranian President speaks the language of conciliation, as it stands, the regime's nuclear program and odious behavior continue.

  • Date Published: December 6, 2013    

    The key figures pertaining to Iran's nuclear progress.

  • Date Published: December 1, 2013    

    Overview of U.S. states that have enacted contracting legislation or divestment measures that restrict taxpayer funds from going to companies doing business with Iran. Features an interactive map.

  • Date Published: November 29, 2013    

    Understand Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "In His Own Words" - What he has to say about Iran's nuclear program, the U.S., human rights, Syria, terrorism, and Israel.

  • Date Published: November 11, 2013    

    Since being elected president, Hassan Rouhani has been painted as a "reformist" and a "moderate" who will reverse Iran's intransigent nuclear policy, rejuvenate Iran's relationship with the international community and the U.S., and ease the repressive political and human rights situation in the country. On the contrary, Rouhani has long-held ties to the regime and maintains a close personal relationship with the Supreme Leader, who fully vetted and pre-approved his presidential candidacy.

  • Date Published: July 31, 2013    

    While many Iranians are languishing under a mismanaged and floundering economy, the Iranian regime has attempted to shift the blame for its citizens’ distress to sanctions implemented by the international community, and further demonize the West in the eyes of its population. The reality, however, is that economy of Iran has long been plagued by the regime’s endemic corruption, economic mismanagement and reckless foreign policy.

  • Date Published: July 3, 2013    

    During his long-running political career, Rouhani has held almost every top-level regime position, including National Security Advisor to two different presidents, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Deputy Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Majlis (parliament) representative, member of the Assembly of Experts, member of the Expediency Council, and member of the Supreme Defense Council.

  • Date Published: April 4, 2012    

    Iran is increasingly attempting to circumvent sanctions, resulting in several instances of international shipping companies transporting illegal weaponry to Iran. This is a list of high-profile incidents of Iran exploiting the international shipping industry to transport weaponry worldwide. In order to halt these illegal shipments, international shippers must cease their Iran business.

  • Date Published: February 3, 2012    

    This Alliance Against America between the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism and the most infamous international terrorist group is a formidable and menacing threat to American interests. This report documents the development of the Iran - Al Qaeda alliance from the early 1990's to the present day.

  • Date Published: January 3, 2012    

    The Islamic Republic of Iran has a lengthy history of committing human rights abuses that spans three decades prior to the atrocities seen in the aftermath of the June 2009 elections. This timeline presents some of the most significant and shocking events in that time period.

  • Date Published: November 10, 2010    

    In Iran, workers are central victims of the Iranian regime's dismal human rights record. Those who support the fundamental rights of workers—to assemble freely, protest unfair conditions, collectively bargain, receive fair contracts, and form independent unions—must stand against the abuses of the Iranian regime.