Ben Affleck’s new film Argo, based on true events, tells the story of a CIA mission to rescue six American diplomats hiding out at the Canadian Ambassador’s house during the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the take-over of the American embassy in Iran.
Roya Pourjamshidi, a self-identified member of the Baha’i faith and a current engineering student at the University of Saskatchewan, applied to continue her education at Iranian universities. Her applications were denied. For several decades, prospective Baha’i students have been excluded from Iranian universities on the basis of their religion, rather than their academic merits.
As if the world doesn’t have enough problems, Iran is intent on building a nuclear bomb. The world’s favourite problem child has decided to expand beyond supporting terrorist groups like Hezbollah, propping up a ruthless dictator in Syria, oppressing democracy internally and thwarting Western interests wherever possible.
U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has described Iran as “the greatest threat that the world faces over the next decade.” Surprisingly this is the first time that I have agreed with something a Republican candidate has said in as presidential campaign. For numerous years, Iran’s continuing development of a nuclear program has been cause for concern
The Islamic Republic of Iran has been in turmoil since the June 12 presidential elections. Two hours after the polls closed, authorities announced Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the presidency with 60 per cent of the votes. The announcement prompted protests from supporters of main opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi. All three of the opposition candidates have suggested the election