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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:29 pm on 12 Jul 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    What should be done about the Iran’s government-sponsored terrorism 

    The Iran government sponsors terrorism

    Iran, July 11, 2018 – On June 30, as thousands of Iranians and political figures from five continents convened at Paris for the annual Iranian opposition Free Iran rally, the Belgian police arrested a group of terrorists in Brussels. At the same time, the German police arrested Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian regime diplomat. Other undisclosed arrests took place in neighboring European countries, all linked to a complicated terror plot against the Iranian opposition gathering in Paris.

    This is part of a broader confrontation between the Iranian opposition and the regime and has now assumed a much larger context.

    The U.S. government, whose distinguished citizens and politicians were speaking at the Iranian opposition gathering and could have been the victim of the Iranian regime’s terrorist plot, has declared that it will be pursuing this matter and it won’t go unanswered. Europeans should also make their move. European taxpayers should know about the Iranian regime’s terrorist activities in their countries and decide what to do with its diplomatic facilities, which have become the centers of planning and staging terror plots.

    While this latest terror attempt has been in the headlines for several days, the Iranian regime has a long history of attempting and carrying out similar operations in foreign countries. In fact, in the same rally that the regime was going to the be target of the Iranian regime’s failed terror attempt, Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI, reminded the crowd of another violent terrorist attack that had been hatched in Tehran and carried out by the Iranian regime’s operatives.

    “Although, things are changing around and under the regime, the regime’s agenda of terrorism has not changed,” Freeh said in his speech. “Last Monday was the 22nd anniversary of the IRGC Saudi Hezbollah bombing of the US barracks in Khobar Tower. Since then, the regime has continued to export terrorism in Yemen, in Argentina, in Syria and all around the world. That has not changed. What has changed, however, is what’s going on in the hearts and minds and on the streets and bazaars of Iran…”

    In 1996, after the bombing of the Khobar towers, Louis Freeh, who at the time was the director of the FBI, dispatched an investigation team. They soon learned that the persons behind the terrorist attack had been trained, armed and financed by the IRGC. However, since the dominant policy of the U.S. administration was rapprochement and appeasement toward the Iranian regime, the matter was not pursued.

    Another notable episode was the bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, again the doing of the IRGC and Hezbollah. During the attack, which took place on October 23, 1983, 241 American and 58 French military personnel were killed along with 6 civilians.

    Four years later, on July 20, 1987, Mohsen Rafiqdoust, the former IRGC Minister, officially stated, “Americans know that the explosive that combined with that ideology and sent 400 American soldiers and officers to hell, both the ideology and the explosive material came from Iran.”

    Some of the other terrorist attacks conducted by the Iranian regime abroad include the following:

    • Assassination Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic party, in Vienna, Austria, in 1989
    • The assassination of Shapour Bakhtiar, the last Prime Minister of the Shah regime, in Suresnes, France 1991
    • The assassination of Kazem Rajavi, NCRI member, and brother of Iranian opposition leader Massoud Rajavi, in Coppet, Switzerland, in 1990
    • The assassination of Kurdish opposition leaders in Berlin, Germany, in 1992
    • The assassination of Mohammad Hossein Naghdi, NCRI member, in Rome, Italy, in 1993
    • The assassination of Zahra Rajabi, NCRI member, in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1996

    These are just some of the terror attacks that the Iranian regime has conducted in European countries in the past decades. There are also several failed assassination attempts, and the regime was also involved in bombings in London and Paris.

    Disappointingly, in most cases, European governments have let the Iranian regime’s terrorists off the hook because of their goals to appease Tehran.

    Some of the diplomat terrorists of the Iranian regime in European countries include the following:

    • Alireza Moayeri, the regime’s ambassador to France and UN
    • Vahid Gorji, Iranian terrorist in France
    • Massoud Hendi, Iranian terrorist in France
    • Kazem Darabi
    • Ali Vakilrad
    • Fereidoun Pourahmadi
    • Mohammad Azadi

    	Ali Vakilrad , Fereidoun Pourahmadi & Mohammad Azadi

    Ali Vakilrad , Fereidoun Pourahmadi & Mohammad Azadi

    	Left to right Mohsen Rafiqdoust, Momed Saleh Al-Hosseini, Aniss Naqash, Mosen Rezaei

    Left to right Mohsen Rafiqdoust, Mohammed Saleh Al-Hosseini, Aniss Naqash, Mohsen Rezaei

    The group that assassinated Kazem Rajavi were well-known diplomats of the Iranian regime. They had traveled to Geneva with their diplomatic documents and returned to Tehran after carrying out the assassination.

    On June 17, 2004, the Tribune De Geneve newspaper published an article in which it identified a bank account with a $200 million balance, which might have been used to fund 400 terrorist attacks in Europe. According to TDG, the account was also linked to the terrorist bombing of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires in 1994, which killed 86 people and injured 200 others. The account was used to fund a team of 13 people, who had been dispatched to Switzerland to assassinate Kazem Rajavi.

    So this all brings us back to the first question: What must be done with the government-sponsored terrorism of the Iranian regime? As far as the people of Iran and taxpayers in western countries are concerned, the answer is clear: Every center and facility that gives the Iranian regime a diplomatic cover to carry out its evil terrorist plots must be closed down.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:28 am on 12 Jul 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    WTOP(Radio FM) Interviews with Alireza Jafarzadeh about the Iran regime’s plot to bomb the Free Iran 2018 Gathering in Paris 

    Interview with alireza jafarzadeh

    J.J. Green, Wtop, 11 July 2018


    WASHINGTON — An alleged Iranian government plot to attack an opposition conference in Paris on June 30 appears to have been a long-planned attempt kill high-profile Americans and Iranians. In this edition of The Hunt with WTOP National Security Correspondent JJ Green, Alireza Jafarzadeh, deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said a sophisticated sleeper cell planned the attack.

    LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE:

    Listen to the interview with @NCRIUS Deputy Director @A_Jafarzadeh about the Iranian regime’s plot to bomb the #FreeIran2018 Gathering in Paris

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:25 am on 6 Jul 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranian Regime to Fall Within Year or Two? Radio interview with @A_Jafarzadeh 

    Radio America Online News Bureau's interview with Alireza Jafarzadeh

    Authorities in four European nations foiled a terrorist plot against an Iranian resistance rally in Paris, and a key figure in the resistance says Iran is right to be worried about regime change, hinting all the pieces are in place for the mullahs to be toppled within the next year or two.

    Click on the link below to hear the interview:

    Iranian Regime to Fall Within Year or Two?

    Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal and other sources reported multiple arrests were made in connection with an attempted terrorist attack against last weekend’s “Free Iran” rally.  An Iranian diplomat based in Austria is heavily implicated in the plot.

    Alireza Jafarzadeh is deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, or NCRI, which is preparing to lead Iran if regime change can be achieved.  He is grateful to the authorities for stopping an attack that would have left “huge crowds” vulnerable.

    He says it’s also a signal to the world that Iran is not like other nations.

    “It was a warning to the rest of the world that you cannot allow the Iranian regime’s embassies to operate where they are operating,” said Jafarzadeh.

    However, he also says the Iranian government is lashing out against his group out of well-founded fear grounded in swelling discontent inside the country.

    “You can imagine how desperate the Iranian regime is on one hand.  The majority of the 80 million population are very discontented with this regime and they want change.  They’re chanting in the streets of Iran, ‘Death to Khamenei’ and ‘Death to Rouhani,’ calling for an end to the religious theocracy in Iran,” said Jafarzadeh.

    The chants referred to Ayatollah Ali Khameini and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.  Jafarzadeh says the protests that made headlines at the beginning of 2018 are still going on and are even intensifying in some areas.  Shortly, before the resistance rally in Paris, demonstrators even took to the streets of Tehran.

    Jafarzadeh firmly believes a smooth transition to a much better system could happen if the NCRI were to replace the mullahs and Rouhani.

    “(The NCRI) has called for the suppression of church and state (being intertwined as one), ballot boxes being the only criteria for legitimacy.  It’s called for freedom of speech, freedom of political parties, gender equality, religious tolerance, peace in the Middle East, a free-market economy, and a non-nuclear Iran,” said Jafarzadeh.

    He says the resistance is so well-organized that Iran would not face the same destabilizing crises as Egypt and Libya should the current Iranian regime be ousted.

    Jafarzadeh says the resistance group MEK is spearheading the internal unrest, which is made easier my the wretched economic conditions in Iran and the realization that all economic gains are gobbled up by the regime, especially the Iranian Republican Guard Corps.

    But he also calls on the U.S. and other nations to suffocate the regime with sanctions and provide demonstrators with hope.

    “You also want to send a message of encouragement to the population that is coming to the streets.  You want them to feel that they are not alone.  The world is watching them as well as watching the regime,” said Jafarzadeh.

    He says the conditions are ripe for the collapse of the current regime and he suspects it may not take long.

    “The next year or so or even less will be absolutely crucial for the process of regime change in Iran,” said Jafarzadeh.

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:47 am on 1 Jul 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Regime Overthrow Is Certain, Iran Will Be Free 

    Regime-Overthrow-Is-Certain-Iran-Will-Be-Free- Maryam Rajavi

    Maryam Rajavi at the Resistance’s Grand Gathering in Paris, June 30, 2018

    Speech by Maryam Rajavi
    At the Resistance’s Grand Gathering in Paris
    June 30, 2018

    On Saturday, June 30, 2018, the Iranian Resistance’s grand gathering was held in Paris, France. Delegations from various countries including prominent politicians, members of parliaments, mayors, elected representatives, and international experts on Iran attended the event. The speakers declared their support for the Iranian people’s uprising and the democratic alternative, the National Council of Resistance of Iran. They called on the international community to adopt a firm policy against the mullahs’ religious fascist tyranny and stand by the arisen people of Iran. Below is the full text of her remarks.

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    My fellow compatriots,
    Dear Friends,
    Elected representatives, the honorable dignitaries from across the world

    Greetings to all of you and to my dear compatriots in Iran and the world over. The first thing that must be said today is that flames of the auspicious and liberating uprising are again rising in Tehran and across Iran: Again, Mashhad and Shiraz, Bandar Abbas and Qeshm, Karaj and Kermanshah, Shahriar, Islamshahr, Kashan, Arak, Isfahan, Ram Hormuz, and many other towns and cities.

    Indeed, the uprising cannot be extinguished and will continue without respite, constantly expanding and deepening.

    The roar in the cities and of rebellious youths are the heartbeats of the Iranian nation in the euphoria over a free Iran.

    The thunderous cities and the rebellious youths are the heartbeats of the Iranian nation in the euphoria for a free Iran.

    Hail to my fellow compatriots in Khorramshahr who are thirsting for water and for freedom. You, who explicitly told the mullahs that their prayers are not acceptable to God.

    I have come here on behalf of a Resistance movement which has offered its entire existence to ensure the victory of the Iran uprising, and for Iran’s freedom, pride, and magnificence.

    To the arisen people of Iran,
    I have come here to declare what you want: The overthrow of this regime is inevitable. Victory is certain and Iran will be free.

    And we salute the Mojahedin in Ashraf 3, their home. Congratulations for constructing it with your own hands.

    And onwards toward 1,000 Ashrafs (resistance units) in our occupied homeland.

    The leverage for the overthrow

    Since the January uprising, the signs of change in Iran and the regime’s overthrow have appeared. The prospects for the victory of Iran’s democratic revolution, devoid of the mullahs and the Shah are looming. Through their uprisings and by relying on resistance units, the Iranian people have the leverage they need to topple this regime.

    How and where can we see these realities?

    First, owing to the presence of the Resistance movement, the so-called solution within the religious fascism has become null and void.

    The rebellious population and youth have ended the era of posturing for both factions of the regime. These are the very fearless youth who have chosen the path to fight on and to go on maximum offense no matter what the cost.

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    The continuation of the uprising and the protest movement despite maximum suppression

    The second sign that the phase of the regime’s overthrow has arrived is that for the past six months the Iranian people have waged an uprising and a protest movement despite maximum suppression, despite the so-called suicides by the detainees in the mullahs’ prisons and despite daily arrests and executions designed to intimidate the public.

    The workers at Haft-Tapeh sugar cane factory resumed their uprising. Then, the workers at Ahvaz steel factory, and farmers in Isfahan rose up. Friday prayer worshipers in Isfahan turned their backs on Khamenei’s Friday prayer leader and roared “back to the enemy and facing the nation.”

    Isfahan Province was still simmering when our Arab compatriots in Khuzestan, especially in Ahvaz, rose up. Then came Kurdistan as the lengthy strike in Baneh aroused everyone’s admiration. Then, in the roadmap to overthrow, a new role model emerged: Kazerun, the city of uprising, fire and blood, with daring women, who with their brothers, rocks in hand, overran the heavily-armed enemy forces, imitating the resistance we saw at Camp Ashraf.

    It was there when the uprising accelerated. The strike by toiling truck drivers and owners in 285 cities and in 31 provinces shook the regime to its foundation for 12 days.

    Teachers, the retirees, the swindled, and workers of hundreds of production centers rose up day after day. And last week, the Tehran bazaar rose up and ignited the uprising in Tehran and other cities.

    Iran rose up again, with all its children, with all its nationalities and ethnicities.

    Truly, where is the destination? A free Iran, by eradicating dictatorship and plunder, and by bringing down Khamenei from his seat.

    An explosive and irreversible situation

    The third sign of the inevitable overthrow of the ruling religious fascism is that social tensions and economic crises, especially high prices, unemployment, poverty, and inequality have reached an irreversible point. Everyone senses the explosive state of society. And the mullahs can offer neither a solution nor are willing or able to resolve the problems.

    The velayat-e faqih lacks any legitimacy. Khamenei’s standing has plummeted dramatically. The regime has run out of cash. The Revolutionary Guards and the unpopular Bassij forces have been hit with defections. The moderation masquerade to preserve the regime has been unmasked. And the regime in its entirety is drowning in the abyss of internal feuding.
    And now, it is the regime’s advocates who are admitting the existence of two warring governments at the top of the ruling establishment. One of them openly said, “We are getting close to purge one of the two governments, either the hidden government will take full control of governance, or will be forced to relinquish parts of its authority.”

    The collapse of appeasement policy

    The fourth sign of the phase of the regime’s overthrow is that internationally, the mullahs have lost the most important backer of the policy of appeasement, namely the United States. The international shield safeguarding the regime has fallen by the way side. The mullahs have practically lost their JCPOA. The avalanche of successive sanctions is hitting them hard, undercutting their ability to engage in warmongering and adventurism in the region. An arms and oil embargo, demanded by the Iranian Resistance since four decades ago, is in the process of being implemented. And the era of labelling, bombing and suppressing the opposition at the behest of the regime has come to an end.

    The blood of martyrs and suffering of those detained fuel the fire of the uprisings

    The fifth and most important signal of the phase of the mullahs’ overthrow is that the very development which the mullahs feared the most has happened: the linkage between the fury of the deprived and oppressed and the organized Resistance movement. All regime leaders have repeatedly acknowledged this fact. And in this way, they are admitting that the regime’s end is coming.

    Indeed, the regime’s overthrow is coming.

    In 2013, following the massacre of 52 Mojahedin members at Camp Ashraf, when several others were taken hostage, Massoud Rajavi announced the road-map for creating 1,000 Ashrafs (resistance units) inside Iran so that the organization which leads the uprising could be linked with the arisen people of Iran. Accordingly, units and councils for the national resistance became the tip of the spear of the strategy for uprising and overthrow in Iran’s risen and rebellious cities. This is how the blood of the martyrs and the suffering of those detained since June 20, 1981 until today, are fueling the uprisings. As Massoud Rajavi said, “If Iran stands, the world will stand with us and by our side.”

    A passionate generation thirsty for freedom has risen. Those taking part in the uprising joined by resistance units have opened a new path. Rise up and walk along this path. Join hands with them and respond to their call for a free Iran. And say you are ready.

    You saw that the people of Varzaneh took over the city’s entry points. Kazerunis took over the streets, and truck drivers and owners took over the highways. And you saw how the young people in Tehran, in Lalehzar, Ferdowsi, Shoush, Mellat and Ekbatan exhibited enormous courage in confronting the ruthless security agents and built entrenchments in the streets.

    This is the Iranian nation’s fight to take over the entire country and take back Iran from the occupiers, the mullahs.

    The overthrow of this regime requires resistance units and a liberation army

    The campaign to create phony alternatives has become prevalent these days. And this too is another sign of the phase of the regime’s overthrow. But the crux of the matter is how they are going to actually bring down this regime. This is especially the case because the blood of the martyrs has permanently blocked the path to reform within the clerical regime and the return of the monarchy.

    Now, if one can topple this regime without an organization and leadership, without passing through the test of time and sacrifice, without paying any price, and without any sacrifice, we say, please, go ahead and don’t delay.

    If one can restore the people’s sovereignty without a history of fighting against two regimes, without drawing the lines with dictatorship and dependency, without a nationwide resistance and the galaxy of its martyrs, without challenging the principle of the velayat-e faqih and fake moderates, we say go ahead and don’t delay.

    If one can topple the mullahs without challenging Khomeini over the unpatriotic Iran-Iraq war, ending the inferno of that war, and discrediting the motto of “liberating Qods via Karbala”; without compelling Khomeini to accept the ceasefire by launching 100 military operations by the National Liberation Army of Iran, which captured the city of Mehran and marched to the gates of Kermanshah; and without exposing the regime’s nuclear weapons, missile, chemical and microbiological programs and facilities, yes, go ahead and don’t delay.

    If without exposing the regime’s human rights abuses and crimes in 64 UN resolutions, without the campaign for justice for the massacre of political prisoners in 1988, without the campaign by the supporters of the resistance worldwide and insisting on the rights of the Iranian nation for four decades, without the specific platform and programs of the NCRI and the Provisional Government for the transition of sovereignty to the Iranian people, and finally without a tested leader, who has guided this ferocious struggle for five decades, one can leap frog this fifty-year path in one night and create real change, while dreaming about foreign support, we say go ahead, the ball is in your court.

    But let me say, such a fantasy is only possible with an Iraq-like occupation, meaning through a foreign intervention. Such a scenario already has a foregone conclusion.

    In these 40 years, all the claimants who were unwilling to pay the price tested their chances. But the realities and experience have shown that this dark and evil regime will neither be reformed, nor turn “green” or “velvet.”

    The overthrow of this regime inevitably requires the willingness to pay the price, requires honesty and sacrifice; requires an organization and a strong political alternative, and requires resistance units and a liberation army.

    Nevertheless, as Massoud Rajavi said when appraising the January uprising, “We are not rivals to anyone seeking to assume power. And most certainly, no one can rival the MEK when it comes to honesty, sacrifice and paying the price.”

    National Solidarity Front to overthrow the religious dictatorship

    16 years ago, the Iranian Resistance adopted the plan on the National Solidarity Front for the Overthrow of the Ruling Religious Dictatorship and declared that it was prepared to cooperate will all forces who want a republican form of government, who are committed to the complete rejection of the velayat-e faqih regime and who struggle for a democratic, independent Iran, based on separation of religion and state.

    In the past four decades, the NCRI, beyond typical political rhetoric, has paid a heavy price in blood and treasure for each and every one of its declarations, ratifications and commitments.

    We call for the establishment of a society, based on freedom, democracy, and equality, which has clear demarcations with despotism and dependence as well as gender, ethnic and class discrimination. We have defended and will defend gender equality, the right to freely choose one attire, separation of religion and state, autonomy of nationalities, equal political and social rights for all citizens of Iran, abolition of death penalty, freedom of expression, parties, the media, assembly, unions, associations, councils and syndicates.

    The NCRI’s 12-point plan for the autonomy of the Iranian Kurdistan, adopted and announced 35 years ago, continues to be one of the most comprehensive global examples addressing the rights of nationalities. A free and non-nuclear Iran will promote peaceful coexistence with its neighbors, and welcomes regional and international cooperation.

    This is the visage of the democratic alternative which rejects the mullahs’ rule or any form of dictatorship.

    In this path, the first step is to transfer sovereignty to the people of Iran. By relying on the Iranian people and a popular base one can avert chaos and insecurity and safeguard the integrity of Iran and Iranians, rendering it a proud nation.

    According to the NCRI’s program, following the regime’s overthrow, a provisional six-month government will be formed, whose primary task is to form a constituent assembly through free elections with the general, direct, equal and secret ballot. This constituent assembly must draft the constitution of the new republic within two years and put it to vote. It must also set up the principal institutions of the new republic based on the people’s vote.

    The violated sovereignty of the Iranian people must be revived

    We believe it is possible to eradicate high prices, poverty, unemployment, shanty dwelling, water shortage and environmental calamities. But, before anything else, the trampled political rights, specifically the right to sovereignty of the Iranian people, must be restored and revived. This is the aim of our Resistance and the raison d’etre for the NCRI.

    But the Iranian regime has benefitted the most by denying the wherewithal enjoyed by this Resistance and this alternative and by using western appeasers to suppress this movement.

    Therefore, as far as Iran in concerned, without recognizing the Resistance and the right to resist, the damages the policy of appeasement has inflicted on the Iranian people cannot be rectified.

    As we have always stated, and I repeat, the task of overthrowing the regime, bringing about democratic change and establishing a free Iran rests on our shoulders and those of the Iranian people. At the same time, we welcome any retreat by the mullahs. Because one thousand chalices of poison serve the interests of 1,000 Ashrafs, or resistance units.

    Today, the brave children of Iran are completely immersed with the task of uprisings. I hail the courageous women of Iran, who are leading the way everywhere. I also hail the young people and members of resistance units, who even in captivity underscore their PMOI identity, which terrifies the regime.

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    Giving it all to advance the uprising

    I call on you to give practical support to the uprisings. All Iranians, wherever they are, can help and advance the uprising. Also, you, the Iranian youth, who are present here, can do a lot. This is our commitment and our pledge to the Iranian nation to put everything in the service of the uprisings, give it all and sacrifice at all fronts to advance the uprising.

    Literally, every moment and every second with the uprising, and every one for the uprising.

    I hail all the martyrs and the defiant prisoners from June 20, 1981, until today. I hail those eternal flames of love, Sediqeh Mojaveri and Neda Hassani, on the 15th anniversary of their martyrdom. May their memories and names last forever!

    I am well aware that your unsparing emotions is directed at the galaxy of the martyrs of the Resistance and the Iranian people’s liberation army as well as those in the uprisings, the resistance units and the steadfast prisoners and especially those massacred in 1988 in the regime’s prisons 30 years ago.

    From the depth of the dark night
    A Rose blossoms
    Winter will no doubt pass
    The harbinger of spring with thousands of roses will certainly follow

    Hail to freedom
    Hail to the people of Iran
    Hail to all of you.

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 12:36 pm on 30 Jun 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Grand Gathering of Iranians, Free Iran 2018 in Paris – The Alternative, Live Stream. 

    Live Stream the Grand Gathering in Paris June 30

    On 30th June 2018 the Iranian diaspora hold their largest gathering ever in Paris. Thousands of thousands of freedom loving individuals from five continents gathered with one simple message “Free Iran” and to voice their support for the democratic alternative represented by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, for democratic change.

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    Maryam Rajavi with personalities and MPs from over 50 countries in the Free Iran – The Alterntive, gathering – Villepinte, June 30, 2018.

    Maryam Rajavi in her speech said:

    The first thing that must be said this year is that flames of the auspicious and liberating uprising are again rising in Tehran and across Iran.

    The signs of change in Iran and the regime’s overthrow have appeared. The prospects for the victory of Iran’s democratic revolution, devoid of the mullahs and the Shah are looming.

    For the past six months the Iranian people have waged an uprising and a protest movement despite maximum suppression.

    Last week, the Tehran bazaar rose up and ignited the uprising in Tehran and other cities. Iran again rose up, with all its children, with all its nationalities and ethnicities.

    And we salute the Mojahedin in Ashraf 3, their home. Congratulations to you and the people of Iran for constructing it with your own hands.

    Truly, where is the destination? A free Iran, by eradicating dictatorship, until Khamenei is brought down from his seat.

    Ali Khamenei lacks any legitimacy. His standing has plummeted dramatically. The regime has run out of cash. The IRGC and the Bassij forces have been hit with defections. The moderation masquerade to preserve the regime has been unmasked.

    Internationally, the mullahs have lost the most important backer of the policy of appeasement, namely the U.S. The int’l shield safeguarding the regime has fallen off. The mullahs have practically lost their JCPOA. And successive sanctions are hitting them hard.

    In this gathering the bipartisan delegation of US dignitaries go on the stage & are enthusiastically welcomed by the audience. Mayor Giuliani reads out a statement signed by 33 US personalities in support of the NCRI & Maryam Rajavi.

    Live stream: Also you can watch the gathering on the below link:

    https://secure.synople.tv/site/freeIran/freeiran2018-en.html

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:07 am on 29 Jun 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Panel Discussion: Policy on Iran 

    Panel discution Policy on Iran

    Moderator: Lincoln Bloomfield, Ambassador, Distinguished Fellow and Chairman Emeritus at the Stimson Center, former Assistant Secretary of State for Military Affairs.

    Ambassador Bloomfield opens panel on Policy on Iran Bloomfield: Pres. Obama extended an olive branch to Iran and five years later there was a nuclear deal. Sec. of State Pompeo declared a list of 12 demands. I will ask the panelists to offer their views

    Giulio Terzi, former Foreign Minister of Italy and Ambassador to the UN.

    Terzi: The Iranian regime is not only meddling in the region but it is also has deployed its economy to strengthen the IRGC and fuel terrorism.

    Linda Chavez, former Director of the White House public liaison.

    Linda Chavez: “I would hope that the Administration would be more active in reaching out to the Iranian Resistance and talk to the PMOI and seek their ideas on their plans for future Iran.”

    Adam Ereli, Ambassador, former spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State and Ambassador to Bahrain. What a difference makes a year. Where we were last year, and where we are today. I think the Trump Administration is going in the right direction. The sanctions are working.

    I would offer a policy recommendation w/ three points. First, double down on the sanctions on the regime. Enforce those sanctions, cut the Iranian regime from the int’l banking system. Enforce secondary sanctions. finally, cut Iran from the international oil market.

    The final recommendation to US to support the Iranian people. The faster we can make these sanctions work is better for everybody.

    Robert Torricelli, Member of the U.S. Senate from 1997 to 2003; served 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    Senator Torricelli: “If we’re going to deal with the mullahs it’s only now… Pompeo’s 12 points mean that we will never reconcile with the mullahs… The [Iranian] regime has to go.”

    “We can differ with Donald Trump. We have brief fleeting moment in history, when democratic governments in strong economic position. If we are going to deal with the mullahs & other outlaw regimes, the moment is right now.”

    Paulo Casaca, Executive Director of the “South Asia Democratic Forum” based in Brussels, former member of European Parliament: The 12 points of Secretary Pompeo are brilliant and culminates all the good recommendations given over the years on Iran. I should not undermine this plan.

    Iran’s GDP does not justify the amount of investment done on the part of Europeans. I think we have to bring the issue of corruption in Europe on the table. It is important to raise the issue.

    Maria S. Ryan, President and CEO of Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, New Hampshire.

    Maria S. Ryan, President and CEO of Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, New Hampshire: I am not a politician. But I look at Iran, with such a rich culture. Now, women are deprived of their rights. There are so many abuses in Iran.

    The most impressive was that all these people came out to the streets in Iran. We shld continue our economic sanctions. We can take a bold stance & recognize Mrs. Rajavi as the President of the NCRI . Mrs. Rajavi’s 10point Plan was published in the NewYork Times

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:41 pm on 24 Jun 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    What do Iranian dissidents seek? 

    A large segment of the Iranian diaspora will be at the Paris Grand Gathering

    June 23, 2018 – We’re just a week away from the annual Iranian opposition convention in Paris. In this rally, a large segment of the Iranian people, either living in exile or those who have amazingly been able to escape the Iranian regime’s siege and reach countries abroad, will be gathering to inform the world once again about the very tumultuous situation in Iran.

    Why the Iranian dissidents’ rally?

    Following the U.S. elections and Donald Trump becoming President after tracing his line in the sand from day one of his campaign, the Iranian people poured into the streets in December 2017 and launched a wave of nationwide protests.

    The city of Mashhad in northeast Iran witnessed locals begin massive demonstrations, protesting difficult living conditions. The fire of these rallies quickly spread to over 140 cities across the country.

    The slogans heard, first focusing on skyrocketing prices and unprecedented poverty, quickly evolved into protesting the Iranian regime’s meddling in regional countries, the security atmosphere imposed throughout the society, corruption, cruelty, lack of social freedoms, and the rights of minorities and women.

    Protesters were seen describing the Iranian regime leader as a “dictator” and “murderer,” demanding Ali Khamenei step down from power. U.S. President Donald Trump immediately sent a series of tweets supporting the demonstrators and expressing his support. This backing by Trump and his administration continues to this day.

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has also sent a series of tweets describing the Iranian regime as “criminal,” adding 5,000 people were arrested in the country’s popular protests.

    “5,000 Iranians arrested in January’s protests. 30 women jailed for protesting the hijab. Hundreds of Sufi dervishes, dozens of environmentalists, 400 Ahwazis, 30 Isfahan farmers – all imprisoned by #Iran’s criminal regime. Iranian people deserve respect for their human rights,” Pompeo wrote in one tweet.

    What is the Iranian opposition seeking?

    Iran’s religious dictatorship lacks the tolerance of any voice of dissent. In Iran, all such dissent will be responded with bullets, imprisonment, torture, persecution, and arrest.

    The Iranian people, of which more than 80 percent live in poverty, do not wish to see their national treasures wasted on a nuclear program, ballistic missiles or exporting terrorism to Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Lebanon.

    Iran’s neighboring countries are reaching their limits in regards to Tehran’s meddling, saying enough is enough with the mullahs’ intervention in the wars of Syria and Yemen.

    It is quite natural that the world must hear these voices.

    With this objective in mind, the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), along with various sectors of Iran’s society will be reiterating their demands in the upcoming Paris convention to garner further support for their ultimate victory of establishing and a free and democratic Iran, and providing the Iranian people the opportunity to realize their dreams.

    Visit this website for more information on the upcoming Iranian opposition convention.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:22 pm on 24 Jun 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    What do you know about the Free Iran Gathering? 

    Grand Gathering of Iranians-for a FreeIran

    Iranian Gathering in Paris. International dignitaries taking part in Paris rally.

    June 30, 2018 – Every year, more than 100,000 people around the world gather in Paris for the Iranian opposition’s annual convention. The rally includes a keynote by NCRI President Maryam Rajavi as well as speeches by important political figures from the U.S., Europe and dozens of countries. Find out more about this very important event.

    The importance of the Iranian Grand Gathering in Paris

    Iranian Opposition Annual Gathering in Paris

    This very simple fact that there is an annual rally held by a resistance movement in the heart of Europe, shows the political strength countering the mullahs’ regime. This also shows the determination of an organized opposition movement standing out to bring about regime change in Iran.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 5:05 pm on 22 Jun 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Who is the alternative to Iran’s regime? 

     

    Grand Gathering of Iranians-for a FreeIran

    June 22, 2018 – Following the ongoing Dec/Jan protests aimed at bringing freedom for Iran’s suffering people, there are two vital issues at hand:

    1. Overthrowing the mullahs’ dictatorship
    2. The alternative to this regime

    The more we trek forward, the question of who is this regime’s alternative becomes all the more imperative. In such sensitive circumstances it is quite natural to see many parties claiming to be the alternative to Tehran’s mullahs.

    It is also natural that all groups and individuals, associated or non-associated to a third party, those willing to sacrifice and opportunists seeking to jump at the opportunity, are surfacing and claiming to be patriotic in nature and opposing the ruling apparatus.

    This resembles the end of winter and the arrival spring, bringing about the birth of plants. Alongside flowers, however, we also witness the growth of weeds. Next to flowers we see tall and powerful trees full of leaves and blossoms.

    When the air speaks of a revolution and change, there are many parties seen rising from their sleep ready to hijack the ruling state, and willing to resort to any and all deceptive measure necessary.

    They begin to claim of having a long struggle history against the ruling regime, forging records of years in jail and enduring torture. Worst of all, through demonizing propaganda, they begin to hinder the efforts of truly democratic entities seeking to bring about real change.

    In such circumstances, the question is who is the true alternative to Iran’s regime?

    The history of revolutions across the globe provide the following realities:

    1) An alternative organ has members willing to sacrifice their all, and its enmity against the ruling regime is crystal clear for all parties.

    This entity, involved in a continuous war against  the enemy, has seen many of its members lose their lives fighting for their people.

    This entity also has seen many of its members imprisoned by different regimes ruling their country. These prisoners are resilient in the face of torture and harsh conditions, leading to their execution.

    This entity has complete faith in its objective, being freedom for its people.

    2) This alternative has roots in its nation and has risen for their cause.

    3) This alternative has access and relies on popular sources for its intelligence. When the enemy launches massive clampdowns, this alternative’s roots amongst the people allows it to obtain intelligence from the ruling regime and expose their true nature to the outside world.

    For example, the revelations made by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) regarding the Iranian regime’s clandestine nuclear program.

    4) A true alternative should not be associated to any foreign power. It must be independent to the very meaning of the world and especially rely financially on its people and supporters.

    5) This alternative must have a strong, democratic organization.

    6) This alternative must have a specific leadership established around the cause of opposing the ruling regime and through the years proving its honesty and competence. The leadership must be fully involved in the struggle against the ruling dictatorship, paying the very price of all the sufferings.

    7) This alternative must represent people from all walks of life in society and focus its efforts to establish a democratic state.

    8) This alternative must be recognized on a global scale and establish this recognition through years of struggle.

    Looking at Iran, the only entity fitting such criteria is the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a parliament-in-exile led by NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.

    The Iranian Diaspora is planning to hold its annual convention on June 30th in Paris to express their support for democratic change in Iran.

    Visit this website for more information about the Iranian opposition convention.

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:36 am on 22 Jun 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Freedom’s Voice TV interview with Alireza Jafarzadeh about #FreeIran2018 convention June 30th in Paris 

    The Debbie Aldrich Show

    Freedom’s Voice TV interview with Alireza Jafarzadeh about #FreeIran2018 convention June 30th in Paris

    Discussing Free Iran Conference on June 30th in Paris with my guest Alireza Jafarzadeh Providing a platform to dialogue, debate, high light candidates and individuals with a story and opinion on News here and abroad on Current Issues.

    We keep it real. Tune in to get to know some amazing individuals across the Globe.

     

     
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