• Iranians Speak Out on Regime Change Slush Fund

    On Wednesday, July 16 the House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs will meet to mark-up the FY’09 International Affairs budget.  Included in the budget is the so-called program to “promote democracy” in Iran, the regime change slush fund. The FY’09 International Affairs budget request (also known as Function 150) includes $65 million […]

  • H.Con.Res. 362: Pushing for a Naval Blockade against Iran?

    See, also, Emily Blout, “Is a New Congressional Resolution Declaring War with Iran?” National Iranian American Council, 12 June 2008. H.Con.Res. 362, new resolution introduced on May 22, 2008 by Representatives Gary Ackerman (D-NY) and Mike Pence (R-IN), is raising controversy in Washington and across the country.  There is a particular clause that some many […]

  • Senate Finance Committee Approves “Iran Sanctions Act of 2008”

    On June 18, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to mark up an original bill, the “Iran Sanctions Act of 2008.”  Despite opposition to provisions in the bill from members of the Committee and the Bush administration, the committee overwhelming approved the bill 19-2. On June 17, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wrote Senate […]