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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:17 am on 31 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Protests Video Clips 28 to 30 Dec 2017 

    Death to Khamenei

    Tehran 30 December 2017- Death to Khamenei

    December 30, 2017–Students from Tehran University , Saturday joined the uprising against high costs, and chanted: “Death to the Dictator” and “Khamenei shame on you, let go the country.” Over 60 cities and towns across Iran joined the protests that started on Thursday, December 28th in Mashhad and rapidly engulfed the entire nation. Main slogans chanted all over Iran are, “Death to Khamenei, Death to Rouhani”; “Reformist, Hardliner, the game is over now,” “we don’t want the clerical rule,” “Independence, Freedom, an Iranian Republic,” “No to the Islamic Republic,” “Neither Gaza, nor Lebanon, I will sacrifice myself for Iran.”

    The suppressive security forces and the riot control police attacked the protesting students with tear gas and baton. In the city of Doroud, in the western province of Lorestan at least two protesters were shot dead by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC).

    During the night on Saturday, people attacked government buildings in various cities, destroying them or putting them on fire. Police bikes and cars were overturned and put on fire. Several state-run gas stations were put on fire in protest to the rising costs of the fuel.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 2:55 pm on 30 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Residents of Tehran took to the street on Saturday, December 30, 2017, organized to protest against high cost of living and regime’s policies.

    In this clip on the main entrance of the Tehran University , students are chanting slogans: “Khamenei shame on you, let go the country” and ” Death to the Dictator”

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:58 am on 30 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: “Death to Khamenei” Slogan, Chanted in Major Cities 

    Death to Khamenei

    On its second day, the “No to High Prices” uprising, spread to vast parts of Iran. In Isfahan, the protesters chanted “Death to Khamenei“. In Rasht, the people rushed to the streets chanting “Death to the dictator”, “Death to Khamenei”, “Friday is the mourning day, the rights of our nation is plundered by mullahs”, ” shame on you mullahs, let go the country”, “We die, and will take back Iran”. When attacked by the police, they chanted “Hey Police, go get the thieves”.

    Uprising

    On Friday, December 29, 2017, on the second day of the “No to High Prices” uprising, demonstrations spread to vast parts of Iran. The people and brave youths in many cities, including Kermanshah, Qom, Ahvaz, Isfahan, Quchan, Sari, Qa’mshahr, Qazvin, Rasht, Zahedan, Hamadan, Khorram-Abad, Sabzevar and Bojnourd staged protest demonstrations.

    Kermahshah uprising

    During the uprising of the heroic people in the city of Kermanshah, the capital of the Western Kermanshah province on the morning of Friday December 29, people tore down the regime’s signs and banners, especially the Basij and IRGC banners. The anti-riot forces attacked the demonstrators with baton and severely beat and injured a number of people. The suppressive forces also began to disperse the people with the opening of high pressure water. The women with the slogan of “Shame, Shame, Police shame”, “Do not be afraid, we are all together,” challenged the mercenaries.

    Maryam Rajavi: Uprisings of Kermanshah and Mashhad and other cities are death knell for the corrupt dictatorship of mullahs, and the rise of democracy, justice and popular sovereignty

    Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the people of Kermanshah and other cities who rose up on Friday chanting “death or freedom”, “death to Rouhani”, “death to the dictator”, and “political prisoners must be freed”, and took part in protests against high prices, poverty and corruption.

    The NCRI’s Foreign Affairs Committee Chair: Iranian People Want Regime Change

    December 29, 2017. The principle plea of the Iranian people in their Uprising called: “No to High prices” is regime change, stated NCRI’s foreign affairs committee chair Mohammad Mohadessin

    And finally, President Trump and other officials In U.S. announced their supports of Iranian people uprising.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 1:31 pm on 29 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran – 29 Dec 2017 – Public protest against high prices continue in Kermanshah & Khorramabad (Western Iran) and other cities. 

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    Iran – 29 Dec 2017 – Public protest against high prices continue in Kermanshah (Western Iran)

    Residents of Kermanshah took to the street on Friday 29 December 2017 as it had been planned to protest against high cost of living in Iran as well as the regime’s policies.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 5:58 pm on 28 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Uprising against the high living expenses, people chanting “Death to Rouhani” 

    Iran: Uprising against the high living expenses, people chanting “Death to Rouhani”

    Since this morning, Thursday, December28, thousands of people in Mashhad (capital of the Northeastern Khorasan Razavi province) gathered at the Shohada square in front of the municipality’s building in Mashhad to protest the daily increasing and unrestrained price of basic goods and necessities. The number of demonstrators increased every minute during the march. Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran announced in a statement on December 28, 2017. According to the statement: Before the rally started, a large number of repressive forces were stationed in the area. However, the people pushed them away and continued to demonstrate. As the demonstration continued, repressive forces opened fire in the air and fired tear gas at demonstrators. However, citizens and youths resisted and clashed and returned tear gas to the regime forces. It is also reported that the protesters chanted “Death to Rouhani”, “Death to the dictator”; “If you stop one case of embezzlement, our problem will be solved”; “Neither Gaza, nor Lebanon, my soul is sacrificed to Iran.” In this regard also Similar protests were held in Neyshabur, Kashmar, Birjand, Shahrood, Noshahr and many other cities across Iran.

    The president elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi saluted the heroic citizens of Mashhad and Neyshabour, Kashmar, Birjand and Shahrud, who have stood up against high prices, unemployment and corruption by chanting “Death to the Dictator”, “Death to Rouhani” and clashing with the suppressive forces.

    She praised the prominent and courageous role of the women in this great uprising. She called on all the people, especially the youth, to support Mashhad’s great uprising.

    She added: “The heroic uprising of today in large parts of Iran has once again proved that the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime and the establishment of democracy and the rule of people is a national and public demand. “While the overwhelming majority of the people of Iran are suffering from poverty, inflation and unemployment, most of the country’s wealth and revenues is spent on military and security apparatuses and military and regional interventions, or is being looted by the regime leaders or goes into their bank accounts,” said Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, “Therefore, so long as this regime is in power, the economic and living conditions of the people become worse and the only solution to get rid of economic and social problems is to overthrow the clerical regime.”

     

    Another report:

    On Thursday, December 28, 2017, thousands of people in Mashhad gathered at the Shohada square in front of the municipality’s building to protest the daily increasing and unrestrained price of basic goods and necessities. The protesters can be heard chanting “Death to Rouhani”, “Death to the dictator.”

     

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:03 pm on 27 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    VIDEO: One way to counter Iran’s aggression? Change the map of the Middle East 

    The current political structure of the Middle East serves Iran’s interests

    The current political structure of the Middle East serves Iran’s interests

    Fox News, Dec. 25, 2017 – Iran’s geopolitical ascent is the most significant and dangerous development in the Middle East this century. But while the Trump administration’s new National Security Strategy properly identifies Iran as among the important challenges to U.S. security interests, it doesn’t offer a concrete strategy on how to counter Iran’s growing regional power.

    President Trump should follow the example of President Reagan, who pursued an offensive strategy to undermine the Soviet Union that included supporting indigenous anti-communist insurgents around the globe. Today, America should support indigenous forces that oppose – and seek independence from – Iranian domination.
    Reversing the strategic threat posed by Iran will require a continued U.S. military presence and military aid to local forces in Syria and Iraq. It will also require greater support for our regional allies, such as Israel and Jordan, which must contain the provocative actions of Iran and its proxies. But this defensive posture will not suffice even to contain Iran, let alone transform its trajectory.
    The United States also needs to recognize Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen for what they are: failed, artificial constructs now dominated by Iran. Iran has taken advantage of ISIS’ crumbling caliphate to increasingly consolidate control over these four nations.

     

    The current political structure of the Middle East serves Iran’s interests, and it’s time to upend it.

    Maintaining Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen in their existing forms is unnatural and serves Iran’s interests. There is nothing sacred about these countries’ borders, which seem to have been drawn by a drunk and blindfolded mapmaker. Indeed, in totally disregarding these borders, ISIS and Iran both have already demonstrated the anachronism and irrelevance of the borders.
    Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen are not nation-states as Americans understand them, but rather post-World War I artificial constructs, mostly created out of the ashes of the Ottoman Empire in a colossally failed experiment by international leaders.
    With their deep ethno-sectarian fissures, these four countries have either been held together by a strong authoritarian hand or suffered sectarian carnage.
    Indeed, the principal vulnerability of Iran’s regional strategy is its dependence on brutal regimes to rule lands riven by ethno-sectarian fissures. The United States should exploit this vulnerability by supporting those forces in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen that oppose Iran’s domination and seek greater self-determination or independence from their own capitals.
    The result could be transforming these failed states into loose confederations or new countries with more borders that more naturally conform along sectarian lines.
    Any redrawing of political relationships or borders is highly complex, and the United States cannot dictate the outcomes. But we can influence them. We would need to deeply examine each country for its unique qualities and histories, and consult closely our regional allies before deciding upon a policy.
    Here are some examples of policy conclusions that the U.S. government might draw:
    ·         We might cease supplying arms to Iraq and declare our support and strong military aid for an eventual Iraqi Kurdish state, once its warring factions unify and improve governance. We could support a federation for the rest of Iraq.
    ·         For Syria, we could seek a more ethnically coherent loose confederation or separate states that might balance each other – the Iranian-dominated Alawites along the coast, the Kurds in the northeast, and the Sunni Arabs in the heartland. We could also demonstrate we are not anti-Shia Muslim by improving relations with Azerbaijan, a secular Shia country bordering Iran that seeks a closer relationship with the United States.
    An added potential benefit of this approach could be a fomenting of tensions within Iran, which has sizable Kurdish and Azeri populations, thereby weakening the radical regime in Tehran.
    Some might argue this approach impractical, destabilizing and offers Iran new opportunities.
    Perhaps, but the region’s current trajectory is more dangerous. The burden is on the United States to adapt its policy to the dissolving of borders and responding to Iran’s aggression.
    Iran is not a status quo power content to consolidate its winnings; its emboldened radical regime is intended to dominate the region and destroy Israel. An Iranian-Israeli conflict looms ever closer as Iran establishes bases and missile factories in Syria, posing a second front in Israel’s north.
    In addition, Americans must concentrate on Iran’s continued development of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles that could eventually reach the U.S. homeland.
    Artificial states have been divided or loosened before with some success, such as the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia, which are all post-WWI formations. Bosnia and Herzegovina have also managed as a confederation.
    President Trump should take the offensive to Iran. The current political structure of the Middle East serves Iran’s interests, and it’s time to upend it.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:08 pm on 25 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Mullahs’ Regime in Crises Explosive Situation in Iran & Meddling in other Countries 

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:33 am on 25 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Teenage girl becomes a national heroine 

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    In the ancient myths, the stereotype for a hero has always been a big, strong man. Recently, however, a story has been circulating in the internet about a frail, young girl who has been named a national hero.

    Haniyeh, 13, used to live in Sarpol-e Zahab, the epicenter of the earthquake that hit Kermanshah Province in western Iran on November 12, 2017.

    “We were at home that night when the earthquake struck,” says Haniyeh. “Our grandma was staying with us that night. We started to run but as I was running away, I suddenly remembered my little sister who was sleeping upstairs on the carpet. So, I ran back inside.”

    As soon as Haniyeh finds and grabs her sister, a steel bar falls from the roof and hits her back and the power goes off…

    “The next thing I remember is that my father came with his car and took us to hospital. My mother was taken to Tehran.”

    Haniyeh’s spine has been severed, but she says, “I do not regret what I did. I’d never wanted my little sister to be in my place.”

    Haniyeh is presently hospitalized in a Kermanshah hospital whose officials are recommending that she be taken to a convalescence home for the elderly.

    Had it been in some other country, Haniyeh would have received numerous awards and offered government aid to receive medical treatment and gain back her health. In Iran, however, the only help available for this young teenager is the elderly house.

    Is this her reward for a loving sister who jeopardized her own life and future opportunities to save her toddler sibling?

    One of the hospital nurses says if she receives a good treatment and physiotherapy there is a chance for her to gain back her health.

    Haniyeh is one out of hundreds of young little girls who have lost their homes and parents in the earthquake in Kermanshah. She is one out of thousands of little girls who are deprived of opportunities and are discriminated against all across Iran. The girl children who burned in Shinabad school, and those who died while taken on a tour by their school.

    Despite pervading injustices, Iran’s women and girls are the force for change and they are the ones who will realize equality and freedom for the whole nation.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:56 pm on 24 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Maryam Rajavi’s Message for Christmas and New Year 2018 

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:36 am on 24 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Claims to Fight Terrorists While Helping Al-Qaeda Rebuild 

    For many of those around the worldAl-Qaeda is a name that brings up memories of lost loved ones, destruction, and terror. This has been a group that the international community has continually fought against in an effort to protect their peoples and cultures. Even Iran has claimed to fight terrorism, arguing that it has been part of the efforts to fight ISIS and other terrorist groups. However, it seems that the truth is coming to light about the regime’s activities. It is no surprise that instead of fighting terrorism, the Iranian regime may have been active in rebuilding one of the worst terrorist organizations, Al-Qaeda.

    In Syria, ISIS has been losing ground to both Syria and a U.S.-backed coalition force. While the group built its ideal statehood on rape, slavery, and execution, which seems to be nearing its end, Al-Qaeda has been flourishing. How is this possible? According to the Trump administration, Iran has made a pact with this terrorist organization and President Trump noted that this pact justified de-certifying the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA).

    Osama bin Laden trove

    Last week, the CIA declassified a trove of documents from the 2011 raid that cost Osama bin Ladenhis life. This trove appears to confirm the relationship between Al-Qaeda and the Iranian regime. One of the details includes how Hamza, bin Laden’s son, took shelter in Iran, as well as about negotiations  between Al-Qaeda and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which touched on funding and arming the Sunni terror group to strike American targets.

    Research reveals that Al-Qaeda and agents from the Iranian deep state first attempted to broker an agreement more than two decades ago. In the years since, members of Al-Qaeda have taken shelter in Iran and over the intervening period, rebuilt not only their leadership, but also the number of foot soldiers available to them.

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    This relationship is not surprising to those in the intelligence communities who have known that the terrorist group and the Iranian regime have worked together at various points to spread their unique ideologies. Iran, although not always on the same page as Al-Qaeda, has never condemned the group or its actions throughout the years.

    Iranian Regime’s links to terrorism

    In fact, the regime has sheltered individuals from this terrorist group for years. At times, it appeared as if they were trying to cater favor with the United States by claiming they were willing to hand over those individuals from Al-Qaeda in Iran, although this never happened.

    The Regime also sheltered Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of the Iraqi al-Qaeda, and groomed him using the IRGC. His group became the predecessor to ISIS, so the Iranian Regime’s links to terrorism are growing by the release of every document. This state sponsor of terrorism, Iran, has clearly shown that it is not only spreading its own fundamentalism through its militias, it is also using a known terrorist group to spread dissent within the global community.

    “Iran will deny any relations with Al-Qaeda. Interesting is how Iran initially denied any role in Syria and Iraq. The status quo proves Iran’s lethal footprint in literally opening the gates of hell upon these two nations. The Obama years are over. Al-Qaeda and ISIS have lost their organizational structure, after Iran took complete advantage of them. Iran and the IRGC, however, continue causing mayhem…Despite their differences, the European Union and the United States should join forces in the long overdue effort to end Iran’s footprint in Syria and Iraq,” said Heshmat Alavi, a human rights activist in a commentary in Al Arabiya.

    Ryan Trapani, a spokesman for the CIA, said: “Documents collected during the bin Laden raid, which have been declassified, indicate Iran and al-Qaeda have an agreement to not target each other. The documents indicate bin Laden referred to Iran as the ‘main artery‘ for al-Qaeda to move funds, personnel and communications.”

    Last month, Donald Trump noted that Iranian proxies had provided training to al Qaeda operatives involved in the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.

    In the same speech, he revealed that Iran had indeed sheltered al Qaeda after 9/11, and was quickly pounced upon by, among others, Paul Pillar, the former senior intelligence analyst who signed off on the conclusions that Iraq had WMDs.

    This new release of information clearly demonstrates that the regime is not to be trusted, as it continues to play both ends in an attempt to protect itself. During the bargaining with the U.S. in the early 2000s, it is clear that the regime would have handed over the members of Al-Qaeda for the destruction of the MEK/PMOI. For the mullahs, the only thing worth protecting is their own power and control over the Iranian people, by whatever means are available to them at the time.

    via Iran Claims to Fight Terrorists While Helping Al-Qaeda Rebuild -The Media Express

     
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