“Need to Confront Iran’s Revolutionary Guards”

By: Alejo Vidal-Quadras   The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been leading Iran’s hidden invasion of several Middle-Eastern countries for years. The US administration’s recent decision to put the IRGC on the terrorist list makes it imperative to confront the regime and its proxies all over the region, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a Spanish professor of atomic and nuclear physics, was vice-president of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014. He i...
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¿Hace bien Trump en no fiarse de Irán?

La reciente decisión de Donald Trump de no certificar el acuerdo nuclear con Irán implica que el Congreso de los EEUU deberá reconsiderar sus términos y formular recomendaciones en un plazo de sesenta días. Asimismo, el resto de firmantes, Rusia, China, Reino Unido, Francia, Alemania y la UE, tendrán que reaccionar ante las nuevas exigencias norteamericanas que eventualmente se puedan producir.  La reapertura de este pacto, que se logró tras años de laboriosa gestación, por parte de Washingt...
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Signs point to ongoing Iranian nuclear program

by Alejo Vidal-Quadras. Recently, President Donald Trump stated that he had come to a decision about whether or not to certify to Congress that Iran was complying with the 2015 nuclear agreement, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Under the U.S. law, the president is required to provide such certification every 90 days, and the next deadline is in mid-October. The issue has become polarized in the U.S. But politics notwithstanding, the issue is of paramount importance f...
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“The world must stop ignoring Iran’s pattern of obstructing nuclear inspections” Op-Ed in Washington Examiner

by Alejo Vidal-Quadras The Islamic Republic of Iran has demonstrated a long pattern of obstruction regarding inquiries and investigations into its nuclear activities, and that pattern persists more than two years after the conclusion of a landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers. The conclusion of that agreement in 2015 was to some extent dependent upon the neglect of certain controversial issues, including access to Iranian military sites, where the regime apparent...
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Mogherini’s attendance at Rouhani’s inauguration encourages Iranian impunity

By Alejo Vidal-Quadras   Attending Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration in the midst of a series of revelations is morally and politically unconscionable, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras, as it suggests the EU will look the other way on actual abuses as long as there are pleasant-sounding promises coming out of a small faction within the Iranian regime. Alejo Vidal-Quadras is a Spanish professor of atomic and nuclear physics and was vice president of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014. ...
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Le dossier nucléaire à l’aune de la présidentielle en Iran

Par : Alejo Vidal Quadras La réélection du président iranien Hassan Rohani aura-t-elle une conséquence sur l’accord nucléaire (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ou JCPOA) conclu le 14 juillet 2015 entre l’Iran et la communauté internationale ? Alejo Vidal Quadras, ancien vice-président du Parlement européen, est professeur de physique nucléaire et président du Comité international pour la Recherche de la Justice (ISJ), une ONG basée à Bruxelles. Il est co-auteur d’un ouvrage collectif « O...
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Geneva: Speech of Dr. Alejo Vidal Quadras – at the United Nations

Meeting on: "Impunity and International Justice Massacre of political prisoners in Iran (1988-2017) Tuesday 14 March 2017 (14h00 – 15h30) Palais des Nations - Room XXVII Speech delivered by Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras - United Nations- Geneva- 14 March 2017   Ladies and Gentlemen, Chair, After 15 years as vice-president of the European Parliament, I am now chairing a Brussels –based NGO which is called International Committee In Search of Justice or ISJ. It was formed in 2008. ...
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Right Time for West to Correct Policy on Iran

By Alejo Vidal-Quadras On Tuesday, January 17, I joined former US Assistant Secretary of State Lincoln Bloomfield and a number of French Members of Parliament in addressing a conference at the French National Assembly’s Victor Hugo Hall. The purpose of the event was to discuss the direction in the near future for French and broader European policies toward the Middle East, and particularly toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. That conference has stood as one symbol of the widespread support am...
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Iran gives Trump chance to restore lost U.S. credibility in Middle East

By: Alejo Vidal-Quadras for UPI After the unexpected election of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America, a new reality emerges not only for Americans but also for Europeans, who have been the most reliable and trustworthy allies of the United States in modern history, particularly during and after the Second World War. And with new realities, come new opportunities. A case in point is Iran, a very aggressive enemy of the United States for the past four decades. As a c...
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Varios activistas piden investigar la masacre de opositores políticos en 1988 en Irán

Un grupo de expertos en derechos humanos y activistas políticos, entre ellos la excandidata presidencial de Colombia Ingrid Betancour o el exeurodiputado español Alejo Vidal-Quadras, solicitaron hoy a la ONU que establezca un órgano que investigue la matanza de opositores políticos en 1988 en Irán. El grupo, que se ha autodenominado "Justicia para las Víctimas de la Masacre de 1988 en Irán", hizo un llamamiento al alto comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos, Zeid Ra'ad A...
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