On the day the Iraqi Prime Minister goes to Washington DC for talks Lord Maginnis asks the Obama administration to push for the release of seven Iranian dissidents who have been captured

By Lord Maginnis of Drumglass

The United States is in the middle of a federal government shutdown that’s been brought on by the legislature’s failure to put away party differences to the extent required to pass a budget bill and vote to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. The shutdown has put numerous government employees temporarily out of work, has closed public parks, and threatens the continued functioning of diverse government services.

By Brian Binley MP

Unspeakable torture and a high possibility of impending death awaits seven Iranian dissidents who are currently being held illegally by Iraqi forces. And it seems the international community is simply watching and waiting until this becomes a reality.

An Iranian bill permitting men to marry 13-year-old girls confirms Hassan Rouhani is not a moderate. Supporting a resistance movement led by Iranian women is the logical step forward

By Baroness Turner of Camden

Recent reports of the Iranian Parliament passing a bill including a clause that will legalise and permit men to marry 13 year old girls is shocking and deplorable. It is a serious breach of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, yet another UN treaty and convention completely ignored by the Iranian regime.

By Baroness Turner of Camden

Bipartisan consensus is a rare commodity in Washington these days. While Washington is gridlocked on the federal budget dispute between the White House and U.S. Congress, there was consensus by U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle on the U.S. commitment toward Iranian dissidents in Iraq, residents of Camp Ashraf and the need for quick American actions to save the lives of seven exiles who were abducted by the Iraqi government on Sept. 1.