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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:17 am on 12 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    In the media : Talking about Maryam Rajavi; Our Mission: ‘Freedom, Democracy and Human Rights for Iran’ 

    By Mrs. Maryam Rajavi

    Yes, we do not want anything more than freedom and human rights, which will of course also open the way for us toward development and justice. This will ensure peace and security in Iran and the Middle East; an Iranfree of religious fascism, a non-nuclear Iran and an Iran without terrorism and belligerence.
    The religious dictatorship is a paper tiger when it comes to facing off with the Iranian Resistance. And its fate is no different from the fate of the Shah’s dictatorship. This is the verdict of history and the yearning of the people of Iran.

    Our Pledge: ‘To resist and fight until victory’

    To fend off the people’s fury for 40 years, the murderous mullahs have pointed their fingers at the U.S. as the enemy. But we were not deceived.
    Now, the people of Iran cry out in every street and alley that “our enemy is right here; the mullahs lie when they say America is the enemy.”

    The absurd comments made by the mullahs and their foreign minister about the so-called “B Team” in the United States was a bid to hide their own “Bomb team”: From developing a nuclear bomb to bombing plots in Albania and France, to bombings and planting of mines on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, to the explosions, drones and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and targeting of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the evidence is clear.

    When the mullahs are not held accountable and do not pay a price for their actions, they become more emboldened and intensify their belligerence. Launching Katyusha missiles in Mosul and Basra and the missile attack against a U.S. drone are very telling examples of this fact.
    For the past 40 years, the regime has persistently waged wars against the people of Iran and the world. Still, regime apologists and those who benefit from its continued rule feign concern for war. They use this as a pretext to dissuade the world from adopting any form of decisiveness, and instead urge appeasement of the ruling murderers in Iran.

    The main victims, however, are the people of Iran. The experience of the past 40 years has demonstrated that the mullahs’ theocratic regime is incapable of any reform or change of behavior. Indeed, as a (Persian) saying goes, “a viper will never give birth to a dove.”
    Khamenei says that change in the regime’s behavior is tantamount to regime change.
    Consider the American Declaration of Independence. The question before George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and their comrades and supporters was the same. And, similarly, our answer is the same: To resist and fight until victory.

    Three months ago, for the first time in the past 70 years, the President of the United States in his Nowruz (Persian New Year) message to the people of Iran attested to the fact that: “The Iranian people desire to reclaim their country’s proud history, expressive culture, and rightful place on the world stage. They deserve a government that is accountable to them and that treats them with dignity and respect.”
    He emphasized: “We pledge never to turn a deaf ear to the calls of the Iranian people for freedom, and we will never forget their ongoing struggle for human rights.”

    Yes, we do not want anything more than freedom and human rights, which will of course also open the way for us toward development and justice. This will ensure peace and security in Iran and the Middle East; an Iran free of religious fascism, a non-nuclear Iran and an Iran without terrorism and belligerence.
    The religious dictatorship is a paper tiger when it comes to facing off with the Iranian Resistance. And its fate is no different from the fate of the Shah’s dictatorship. This is the verdict of history and the yearning of the people of Iran.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jul/9/our-mission-freedom-democracy-and-human-rights-for/

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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:20 am on 11 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran’s petrochemical industry fueling the regime’s terrorism drive 

    Iran’s petrochemical industry; The terrorism cash cow

    Following U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime’s largest and most profitable petrochemical companies for their connections with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), al-Hayat daily cited revelations made by the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

    “Petrochemical industry serving IRGC terrorism and Iranian intelligence” is the title of a June 9 al-Hayat article citing NCRI revelations. The Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) is the mullahs’ main intel/spying apparatus.

    “The NCRI, long calling for a full oil and arms embargo on Iran, says Tehran relies on profits from its oil and petrochemical product sales to financially fuel its terrorism and warmongering. The petrochemical branch consists of numerous companies working to provide the regime’s annual budget. The large majority of the petrochemical industry is under the control of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Various petrochemical experts inside Iran are estimating that 90 percent of the petrochemical industry is controlled by Khamenei himself.

    The “Setad Ejraiye Farmane Hazrate Emam” – Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam – is active under Khamenei’s direct supervision. From 1999 forward, [Iran] established a firm by the name of the Tadbir Economic Development Group, consisting of a large number of petrochemical companies and has control over a large portion of Iran’s petrochemical industry.

    The Persian Gulf Petrochemical Company is known as Iran’s largest petrochemical complex and the most profitable. This company is in charge of providing the funding necessary to the IRGC’s financial arm, known as Fort Khatam. This is the largest IRGC financial institution.

    The Persian Gulf Petrochemical Company is the largest holding company in Iran, consisting of 15 petrochemical firms. This company was launched back in 1991 under a different name and as a subsidiary of the National Iranian Petrochemical Company. According to a 2009 Majlis (parliament) resolution, the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Company, receiving shares of other petrochemical companies, became a holding firm controlling around 40 percent of the country’s petrochemical industry.

    Iraq was the endpoint of a large portion of Iran’s ordered petrochemical products in 2018 while transportation documents cite Turkey or other countries. This allows Iranian regime exporters to claim exports to Iraq were in the Iranian currency, the rial, and transfer only a portion of the profits to Iran in rials, while the main profits are held in foreign banks and used to fuel Tehran’s terrorism drive.

    Al-Hayat also published a list of petrochemical companies and groups active under Khamenei and the IRGC. These companies were previously unveiled by the NCRI.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 4:09 pm on 9 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Rising prices, poverty and homelessness, the results of mullahs’ rule in Iran 

    Iran, July 9, 2019 – In a recent article, Keyhan, the news outlet that reflects the views of the Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei, acknowledged the country’s unsolvable housing crisis. “A person who could live in an 80-meter house with an 800-million-rial bond and 4-million-rial monthly rent last year must pay 12 million rials to rent the same house this year,” Keyhan wrote on July 1.

    The housing problem has become so critical that some of Iran’s people have foregone buying or renting homes and have resorted to living in tents.

    “The people no longer have the power to pay for rent. The problem has become so serious that I’ve received calls from people in my constituent, asking to receive tents from the Red Crescent to continue living in tents in parks. This has become a national issue,” said Ahmad Safari, a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) from Kermanshah.

    The state-run Resalat newspaper wrote on July 2, “More than 40 percent of the Iranian population is under the line of poverty. The rich are becoming richer and the poor poorer. The tax system is in total service of the rich. The banking system has put 70 percent of its wealth into the hands of 2.5 percent of the society.”

    Abrar-e Eqtesadi newspaper wrote on July 3, “The price of some food items has increased by 300 percent.”

    Ironically, before coming to Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the mullahs’ regime, had promised to build homes and give free water, electricity and transportation to Iranians. However, after 40 years, his regime has only achieved poverty and misery for the people of Iran.

    The current situation in Iran is the direct result of systematic embezzlement by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and other institutions of the regime, which has come directly out of the pockets of the Iranian people.

    At the end of 2017, people in more than 140 cities across Iran poured into the streets despite the heavy presence of security forces and the regime’s brutal suppressive measures. Many of them were fed up with the corruption and mismanagement that of regime officials, which has driven their lives into poverty, inflation and unemployment.

    The protests, which continue to this day, blame the regime and its destructive domestic and foreign policies for the current economic conditions in Iran.

    The protesters are regularly chanting:

    “Let go of Syria, think about us!”

    “One less embezzlement and our problems will be solved”

    “Death to dictator”

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 3:45 pm on 9 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Highlights of the Free Iran March in Berlin 

    Free Iran March in Berlin, July 6, 2019

    Some 15,000 Iranians marched in Berlin on July 6, 2019 in solidarity with anti-regime protesters in Iran and in support of regime change and democracy in Iran. Supporters of the main democratic opposition the People’s Mojahedin Organization of IranPMOI / MEK) in the German capital called on EU leaders to end appeasement of the mullahs’ regime and recognize the right of Iranian people to liberate themselves from religious tyranny.

    Notable speakers at the rally included: former US Congressman Patrick Kennedy, German Bundestag Member Thomas Nord, Colombian-French politician Ingrid Betancourt, former German Deputy Interior Minister Eduard Lintner, Polish MP Michal Kaminski, and Irish Senator Gerry Horkan.

    Free Iran March in Berlin

    Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi sent a video message to the Free Iran rally emphasizing the need for Europe to adopt a firm policy vis-a-vis the mullahs’ regime in Iran.

     
    • wizzymedpower 4:00 pm on 9 Jul 2019 Permalink

      Well written and presentable… I appreciate your relentless effort for always providing the Iranians update.. God is at work…. Thanks Dalvand

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    • Masoud Dalvand 4:10 pm on 9 Jul 2019 Permalink

      Thank you so much dear friend Israel, you are a great friend and supporter of freedom and human rights. God bless you.

      Like

    • wizzymedpower 4:37 pm on 9 Jul 2019 Permalink

      Thanks Dalvand. I appreciate your kindness and your passion in what you do… Victory is ours. Glory to God Almighty!

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    • Masoud Dalvand 4:40 pm on 9 Jul 2019 Permalink

      Amen, thanks.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:45 pm on 7 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    In the media : Talking about Maryam Rajavi. DEMONSTRATION AGAINST POLITICAL SYSTEM IN IRAN 

    06 July 2019, Berlin: A speech by Maryam Rajavi, President of the National Resistance Council in Iran (NCRI), is broadcast on a video wall at a rally for the uprising and resistance of Iranian citizens at the Brandenburg Gate. The National Resistance Council of Iran (NCRI) has called for the rally.

    http://www.apimages.com/metadata/Index/Demonstration-against-political-system-in-Iran/272b93ea6cbd4efcbafaff058291a511/1/0

    YouTube Maryam Rajavi:

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:17 am on 6 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Live Broadcast- Free Iran Rally in Berlin. #IStandWithMaryamRajavi For a #FreeIran 

    We started our journey in Europe’s capital, on June 15th in Brussels, then we traveled together, joined by thousands of Iranians in the #March4RegimeChangeByIranians. And yes, our voice was heard, with thousands of media coverage and reports and through a vast social media campaign million around the world were informed of the people’s cry for freedom. In his interview with ‘Face the Nation’, Vice President Mike Pence made a reference to the rally held across from the White House and said it is time for us to listen to the voice of the Iranian people.

    From the US capital we traveled to the heart of the Iranian resistance in Albania, hearing from dignitaries from across Europe and Australia on the importance of standing with the Iranian resistance for a #FreeIran. And now we will come together once more in the heart of Europe, Berlin, at the historic Brandenburger Tor, where the world witnessed there’s no army stronger than an ideal which’s time has come. A city which was able to break the chains, and bring down the wall, serving as a barrier between its people.

    And Saturday July 6, Iranians will come together in one voice: calling for a #FreeIran and showing their resolve in bringing down the walls of the ruling theocracy. While calling for change, Iranians will once more emphasize on the necessity of blacklisting Rouhani as the corrupt and vicious core of the regime.

    Now, as Iranians gather from across Germany let us join them as they emphasize

    Regime Change in Iran is Inevitable

    It is time to stand by the Iranian resistance & people’s uprisings for a #FreeIran

    The people of Iran deserve to live in peace with the world and in a democracy where their rights are respected.

    A new hashtag will be announced at 16:30 as we call for the blacklisting of Rouhani, so join the campaign as we echo the voice of the Iranian people

    We invite you to join us in our online campaign, simultaneous with the live event using the hashtag which will be announced on Iran Freedom alongside #IStandWithMaryamRajavi and #FreeIran to share with others, from your local media, to Iran analysts, and from the people of Iran to the international community why you stand in solidarity with the Iranian people and why you support the Solidarity March for a #FreeIran.

    What you can do:

    – Inform friends, family and activists interested in human rights and Iran Protests of the event

    – Share the live broadcast of the gathering on social media to better echo the call for freedom and democracy in Iran.

    – Show your solidarity by sharing your message through an image or a post on social media using the given hashtags

    – Ask your local media and news outlets to cover the rally and report on the aspirations of the Iranian community.

    Join the Campaign:

    Saturday July 6, 2019 – 17:00 CEST

    #FreeIran #IStandWithMaryamRajavi

    Live Broadcast:

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:48 am on 5 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Maryam Rajavi: The mullahs wage war to conceal crisis of being overthrown. 

    Maryam Rajavi

    Albania, June 29, 2019 – An international delegation visited Ashraf 3 and an international conference was held in the presence of Maryam Rajavi.
    The conference entitled, “Mullahs’ regime, source of war and instability in the region; Iranian Resistance, messenger of peace and freedom,” featured parliamentarians and political dignitaries, jurists and religious personalities from Europe and Australia.
    The speakers to this conference reiterated the need to adopt a firm policy to confront the Iranian regime’s warmongering and terrorism and holding the mullahs accountable for their violations of human rights and crimes against the people of Iran. They expressed solidarity with the Iranian people’s Resistance and uprisings, and declared support for the democratic alternative, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, and Maryam Rajavi’s platform.
    In her speech to this conference, Maryam Rajavi said;

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:50 pm on 4 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Support the Free Iran Rally in Berlin, on July 6, 2019 

    By Masoud Dalvand

    The great Iranian march in Berlin will be held on Saturday, July 6th. The rally after two major rallies in recent weeks in Brussels and Washington DC, attended by thousands of Iranians, this time in Germany and the city of Berlin, will echo the voice of the Iranian people to the world.

    This rally will be in solidarity with the Iranian Resistance(NCRI/MEK), uprising and regime change by the Iranian people to establish democracy and freedom in Iran.

    By supporting the organized resistance of the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI) and the PMOI/MEK, Iranians are telling the world that there is a democratic alternative to replacing the religious dictatorship in Iran. This alternative, under the leadership of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, presents her platform for the future of Iran. A future that comes with freedom, human rights, democracy and justice in Iran and peace and stability in the Middle East.

    Therefore, we invite you to support this alternative, led by Maryam Rajavi. Take part in the grand march in Berlin and announce your support.

    If you want the people of Iran to be forever free of a religious dictatorship. If you want the Middle East to relax forever from the threats of the mullahs in the field of missile, nuclear, terrorism and meddling in other countries’ internal affairs; Answer the call of the Iranian people and support the Iranian march in Berlin.

    Join us:

    Date: 6th July Berlin Germany We hope you can all be there and support this important event.

    #FreeIran

    #IStandWithMaryamRajavi

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:56 am on 4 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The true answer to the Iranian regime’s belligerence is more sanctions 

    By Masoud Dalvand

    After withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May 2018, the U.S. imposed sanctions on the Iranian regime’s commercial, banking, and oil sectors on several reprises in order to block financials sources that the regime uses for development of missile and nuclear programs, increase terrorist activities and destabilize other countries.

    The newest sanctions, announced on Monday, June 24, are against Iran regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and his office. The supreme leader in Iran has unlimited power in all matters, and he oversees a huge financial empire that is the source of widespread economic corruption in Iran. 

    A quick review of the regime’s functions in the past four decades clearly show that increasing sanctions is true answer to this regime’s belligerent behavior.

    In the four decades that the mullahs have been ruling in Iran, they have maintained their hold on power through terror, horror and executions. Intervention in other countries started very soon after the 1979 revolution, branded as the export of the “Islamic Revolution.” The mullahs needed to spread and export their extremist religious ideology to ensure their survival. The idea of Velayat-e-Faqih (rule of the mullah), on which the mullahs’ regime is founded, aims to establish a global dictatorship. 

    Here are some examples of the regime’s crimes:

    • The bombing of the barracks of U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983 and the bombing of the Khobar towers in Saudi Arabia in the mid-90s, and many other bombings and terrorist attacks in other countries of the world, including the bombing of the Jewish community in Argentina in 1994.
    • Terrorist attacks against members and supporters of the Iranian opposition across the world. The most recent example was a failed bombing plot in Paris, France, in 2018 against the yearly convention of the Iranian resistance. The attack was planned by the diplomats of the regime in Europe. Other recent terrorist and espionage plots against the Iranian resistance took place in Albania and the U.S.
    • Abduction and hostage-taking of foreign nationals and using them as bargaining chips to put pressure on their countries of origin. This practice continues to this day.
    • Creation and support of proxy terrorist groups in the Middle East such the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq and the Houthis in Yemen.
    • Violent intervention in Syria in support of the criminal dictator Bashar al-Assad. The Iranian regime sends weapons, ammunition and forces from the IRGC and terrorist Quds force to prop up the Assad regime against democratic opposition forces.
    • A costly nuclear weapons program, which started in the early 90s and absorbed billions of dollars from the assets and wealth of the country. This was one of the most destructive projects and policies of the regime. The MEK exposed the mullahs’ illicit nuclear program in 2002. Had it not been for the efforts of the Iranian resistance, the world would have learned about the mullahs’ nuclear program much later, and maybe even too late.
    • The development of weapons of mass destruction, including ballistic missiles, with the aim of targeting neighboring countries and further destabilizing the Middle East region.

    This was just a brief overview of the mullahs’ crimes. The full list can continue much longer. After years-long negotiations, a nuclear deal was forged between Tehran and world powers, but the agreement, which became formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was very limited in its reach and gave the mullahs unwarranted concessions. Its most important shortcomings included the failure to address the mullahs’ terrorist activities, their ballistic missiles program and their abysmal human rights records. It also contained loopholes that allowed the Iranian regime to covertly continue developing nuclear weapons and break free of the deals constraints after a few years.

    After the accord, the regime was granted $100-150 billion in economic deals and access to frozen assets. This amount of money would be enough to rebuild Iran and help its economy flourish once again. But the mullahs used this windfall to continue their ballistic missiles program and to fund their warmongering in Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Palestine, and Yemen.

    Inside Iran, the nuclear deal bonanza yielded nothing for the Iranian people. In the three years that followed the accord, the people of Iran continued to reel under economic pressure and deteriorating living conditions. They continued to be deprived of their most basic social and political rights. The regime continued to engage in widespread repression of women and youth.

    In December 2017, fed up with the tyranny of the mullahs, the people of Iran poured into the streets of more than 140 cities and triggered a nationwide uprising against the regime. Despite the regime’s widespread efforts to quell the uprising, the people continued their protests throughout 2018.

    All of these events prove that the only answer to the regime’s belligerence abroad and its repression at home is increasing pressure against it on all fronts. This has been the policy supported by the NCRI and the MEK in the past four decades.

    By imposing comprehensive sanctions against the regime, the international community will cut of Tehran’s source for funding terrorism and weapons programs. This will be a great favor to the Iranian people, because it will prevent the regime from squandering their national resources on its evil goals.

    Therefore, intensifying sanctions against the regime will limit its destructive policies inside Iran and abroad.

    As Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the NCRI said, “Sanctioning Khamenei & his office, the epicenter of crime, corruption & terrorism in Iran, is spot-on & most imperative. These sanctions must be expanded to the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS), which has blocked the uprising for a Free Iran.”

    However, sanctions against the Iranian regime is not enough, and they need to be complemented by supporting the Iranian people’s desire for democratic regime change in their country. The first critical step toward achieving this goal is recognizing the democratic alternative to the mullahs’ regime, the NCRI and the MEK. Even though the regime has executed and murdered more than 120,000 members and supporters of the MEK over the past 40 years, this organized resistance movement still stands strong and its influence and support inside and outside Iran continues to grow.

    In the past weeks, the supporters of the NCRI and MEK have been holding rallies and events in different countries to echo the voices of the people of Iran and to voice their support for the NCRI’s platform for the establishment of a democratic and secular state in Iran.

    The 10-point plan of Mrs. Rajavi represents everything that the Iranian people have been dreaming for and the guarantee for restoring peace and security in the Middle East.

    It is time for the world to stand by the side of the Iranian people as the write the new chapter in their history.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:15 am on 4 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    In the media : Talking about Maryam Rajavi. International Delegation visit Ashraf 3, the Iranian opposition home in Albania 

    Maryam Rajavi, Durres – A delegation of dignitaries, including from France visited Ashraf 3, the Iranian opposition home in Albania on June 29, 2019 in Durres, Albania.

    The Iranian Resistance President Maryam Rajavi said, we call on all countries to join the international front against the religious fascism. The International community, and specifically the European Union, must recognize that resistance is the Iranian people’s right to establish the sovereignty of the people of Iran.

    http://www.sipa.com/en/feature/5139439/international-delegation-visite-ashraf-3-the-iranian-opposition-home-in-albania/page/1/SN/news

     
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