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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:23 am on December 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Biggest Threat to Iran’s Regime Is a Tolerant Islam 

    Rally for a Free Iran

    This is a comprehensive and great article about Iran regime’s challenges inside and outside of Iran. Especially if you want to get to know the biggest threat to this regime, that is, tolerant Islam, which is symbolized in its democratic opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) under the leadership of Maryam Rajavi, this article will help you to understand Get that.

     
    The Iranian Regime has been facing a range of ever-increasing political and military challenges in the Middle East, particularly the US’s tougher policy on confronting Iranian belligerence and expansionism, but the biggest threat to the Regime is a challenge to its extremist interpretation of Islam, according to a leading Iranian-American political scientist.
    Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, president of the International American Council, wrote an op-ed for the Huffington Post in which he laid out how ideological challenges to the Iranian Regime were destroying its chokehold on power.
    Dr. Majid Rafizadeh wrote: “Since the 1979 founding of the Islamic Republic, the Iranian regime’s main weapon has been the demented interpretation of Islam, based on zero-tolerance for other religions, lack of respect of freedoms and the debasing of women. This ideology manifests itself as misogynistic laws and practices, a record number of executions, and brutal torture of its own citizens. Tehran has used this extremist ideology to suppress freedom and democracy at home and wreak havoc in neighboring countries. This has rendered sectarian violence triggered by Iran’s Shiite surrogates in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen, among others, to rampant levels. In a nutshell, the Iranian regime’s extremist ideology has been its shield and armour against foreign and domestic threats. That armour, however, is increasingly showing wear and tear.”
    Thankfully, the fanatical interpretation of Islam- which disrespects women and people of other religions- is on its way out. Just last week Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reaffirmed his promise to reverse Islamic extremism, largely orchestrated by the Regime that has led to groups like ISIS and Hezbollah.
    The Regime, of course, even as written evidence of their collaboration with Al Qaeda emerges from the CIA is trying to shift the blame to Saudi Arabia because they disapprove of Prince Salman’s efforts to push back against Iranian sectarianism.
    The Regime also disapproves of Prince Salman’s accurate description of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as “the new Hitler of the Middle East”.

    Resistance

    Another challenge to the Iranian Regime’s fanatical version of Islam comes from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coalition of Iranian opposition groups including the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
    Dr. Majid Rafizadeh wrote: “The NCRI [is] in every way an antithesis to the ruling clerics of Iran, and vies for the establishment of a secular and democratic state providing equal opportunities to all its citizens, regardless of faith, gender and ethnicity.”
    The NCRI’s popularity- both inside and outside Iran- has been steadily growing. Prior to the rigged Iranian elections in May, Iranians publically posted pictures of NCRI president Maryam Rajavi and accompanied that with calls for the overthrow of the Regime, while many international politicians have voiced their support for the Resistance.

    Thousands of Iranian in Rally for Free Iran -20 Sept 2017

    Dr. Majid Rafizadeh cited a Washington Examiner piece which read: “In the past year, Sen. John McCain, a separate U.S. Senate delegation, and several other prominent U.S. politicians have met with MEK’s leadership in Tirana, Albania, where the group’s members relocated to from Iraq in 2016, and voiced their support for MEK’s goals to establish freedom and democracy in Iran.”
    This scared the Regime, who know that their rule is all but over.
    Dr. Majid Rafizadeh explained: “Iran’s rulers are attempting to stem the tide of support directed toward the NCRI and MEK by spreading false news and propaganda in Iran and western countries.
    An article recently published by Massoud Khodabandeh, a British-Iranian with reportedly known ties to the Islamic Republic, seeks to dissuade people outside Iran from supporting the MEK by portraying an image based on non-existent and insubstantial facts.”
    Yet again, Iran, attempts to shift blame onto another party for problems that they cause but in the case of the Resistance, the Regime goes much further.
    Dr. Majid Rafizadeh explained: “The Iranian regime has sought in vain to eradicate the opposition through violence according to Amnesty International and human rights groups. Since 1981, the regime executed more than 100,000 MEK members and supporters, including the 1988 mass murder of 30,000 political prisoners. It has nonetheless been unsuccessful in uprooting them.”
    Thankfully, the Regime’s cruel rule is almost over and there will be no pardons for the guilty. They will be held to account for their crimes.
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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:51 am on November 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    What is the solution to the future of Iran and the region? 

    Maryam Rajavi

    By Masoud Dalvand

    The Iranian regime’s terrorist interventions have spread to almost all Middle Eastern countries. From Iraq to Syria, from Lebanon to Yemen and … The question is: what should be done?

    As the Islamic State terror group is being defeated in Iraq and Syria, an increasing concern is focused on Tehran’s intention of establishing a land-bridge to the Mediterranean. This would provide Iran the capability to send boots, arms, finances and other necessities for its proxy forces checkered across these lands to establish a long-lasting foothold. In addition, consider other aspects of the dangers of this regime for peace and stability in the region and the world:

    • Nuclear ambitions of the mullahs.
    • Expansion of the ballistic missile program.
    • Deployment of its militia mercenaries and the troops of the Qods terrorist Force to Iraq, and Yemen.

    These are obvious examples of the increasing danger of this regime.

    So you see ,must to do something right.

    What is the solution? The time has come for the following actions:

    • As soon as possible, the Iranian regime should be thrown out of all the countries of the region.
    • Designation of the IRGC in the terrorist lists of the US State Department and the European Union,such as the US Treasury Department did.
    • Audit and trial of criminals and perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners at the International Court of Justice.
    • The Iranian regime must to subjected to massive military and economic sanctions.
    • The world must to recognize and support the efforts of the Iranian people and their organized Resistance to overthrow this regime and establish freedom and justice.

    For this religious dictatorship, there is a democratic alternative. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its central organization, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK) led by Maryam RajaviThe ten point plan of Maryam Rajavi are the best solution for the future of Iran and the establishment of peace, stability and construction in this region of the world.

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    Maryam Rajavi in the grand gathering of Free Iran Paris, July 1,2017

    10 Point Plan-Maryam Rajavi

    Originally published at towardfreeiranwithmaryamrajavi.blogspot.com on September 19, 2017.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:07 pm on November 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Trump Administration, Regime Change in Iran and NCRI 

     By INU Staff

    INU – After many years of the US attempting to appease the Iranian regime, American commitment to economic sanctions has been effectively reestablished, and even expanded, with President Trump’s announcement on October 13 that his administration would be targeting the entirety of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps for its support of global terrorism and its crimes against the Iranian people.

    Trump has said that the Iranian people are the “longest suffering victims” of the Iranian regime. He and his foreign policy advisors have clarified that the emerging Iran strategy recognizes the difference between the government of the Islamic Republic and the people of Iran.

    Many believe that the Trump administration sees a need for regime change and is willing to pursue this goal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that US policy in the Middle East should include the promotion of those domestic voices in Iran who support transitioning its government from its current dictatorship to a Democracy. Still, Tillerson did not specify who those voices are, although the resistance against the Islamic Republic is a known quantity.

    The US has been slow to change its stance regarding the resistance movement, even though many American lawmakers have expressed support for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its main constituent group the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, or MEK in Persian).

    On both sides of the Atlantic, the NCRI and MEK have widespread support among western politicians, who have given their support to the resistance’s agenda, including human rights, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, gender equality and a non-nuclear Iran, as has been articulated in the 10 point plan of the NCRI President, Maryam Rajavi. The NCRI and MEK enjoy bipartisan support in Washington, as well as across Europe and in the Islamic world.

    The main opposition against the Iranian theocracy was listed as a terrorist organization by the US State Department until 2012. However, it was included on that list because of the conciliatory nature of Iran strategy that was well established by 1997, when the MEK was given its false terrorist designation. The Clinton administration was hoping for rapprochement with the regime. It was willing to eliminate any possibility of cooperation with the MEK or NCRI as a precondition for relevant talks. On May 8, 2008, the Wall street Journal quoted several diplomats who were involved in the nuclear talks with Iran, saying, “Iranian officials have urged suppression of the MEK in negotiations with Western governments over Tehran’s nuclear program and other issues.”

    The MEK and NCRI resorted to an unprecedented legal and political campaign and was able to show that it is a legitimate resistance with support inside of Iran and among the Diaspora. It was de-listed by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.

    The Trump administration believes that the entire notion of moderates within the Iranian regime is a fantasy. The first term in office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani oversaw a surge in executions and a severe crackdown on dissents throughout the country. Additionally, the UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Asma Jahangir, confirmed this in her October 25 report to the UN General Assembly. She said that while there are hopeful signs in the form of Rouhani’s statements, the actual human rights conditions in the Islamic Republic have only deteriorated.

    There has been a reemergence of Iranian propaganda targeting the MEK, NCRI and their affiliates. It is believed that this propaganda by Tehran and its lobby will intensify as the US continues to pursue an assertive strategy with regard to the Islamic Republic. As well, MEK, NCRI activism, particularly inside of Iran, has seen a significant upswing in recent months. In fact, there has been increased activism regarding the the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, an overwhelming majority of them MEK supporters, during the summer of 1988.

    The US has adopted a new Iran policy, and the Trump administration must build countermeasures to disinformation in its emerging Iran policy. The White House may soon declare itself an ally to the NCRI and a supporter of the cause of domestically-driven regime change in Iran.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 5:01 pm on November 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    #Iran: Live webcast of the #Telethon of the #IranianResistance TV 3 – 5 November 

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:48 pm on November 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Telethon of the Iranian Resistance TV 3 – 5 November 2017 

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    I would like to speak to you on behalf of INTV: Iran National Television, also known as Simay Azadi. Simay Azadi is a 24-hour-a-day satellite television network that covers Iran and the Middle East and has been working for three decades to counter the propaganda and destructive influence of the Iranian regime. Supporting the democratic Resistance against Tehran’s theocratic dictatorship, Simay Azadi provides a unique outlet for the Iranian people to share their experiences as victims and critics of the Iranian regime. That regime is infamous for depriving its own people of their most basic rights, but tight government control over Iranian media typically prevents the domestic population from discussing relevant issues or freely seeking out information about them. Simay Azadi provides a rare alternative to state media, reaching millions of Iranian households that retain satellite television equipment in defiance of the regime’s restrictions. The network also reaches an Iranian expatriate community that is scattered throughout the world and active in international efforts to bring freedom and democratic governance to the people of Iran. Discrimination against women; suppression of ethnic and religious minorities – all of these are pillars of the regime. Tehran is widely regarded as the central banker for global terrorism. It holds the record for highest per-capita rate of executions in the entire world. The government and security forces are notoriously discriminatory against women, ethnic and religious minorities. And underlying all of this is the media repression that prevents such issues from being fully exposed. Information is the enemy of the mullahs’ regime. Simay Azadi is the only Persian-language to cover the Iranian people’s plight, but it also broadcasts stories of popular protests and demonstrations, as well as smuggling information out of wards in which Iran’s numerous political prisoners are detained and made subject to systematic abuse. The network also looks beyond Iran’s borders to cover the regime’s meddling in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, and elsewhere. The work of Simay Azadi comes with great risk to its staff and contributors. Many have been arrested, imprisoned and tortured. Some have even executed, expressly for cooperating with the network. This is all part of a concerted effort by the regime to suppress the information that Simay Azadi has brought to the public’s attention. But that repression continues to prove ineffective as Simay Azadi’s viewership is still growing. As both the viewership and the government attacks on Simay Azadi grow, the network must work hard to keep up. Over the years, Simay Azadi has organized over 20 pledge drives, each of which has secured financial contributions from thousands of people in Iran and throughout the world. Simay Azadi is entirely dependent on the generosity of the Iranian people and freedom loving individuals in order to continue broadcasting and to expand its mission. Individual contributions range from ten dollars to hundreds of thousands, and every dollar is devoted to the costs associated with satellite broadcasts and news-gathering. The staff of the network is comprised entirely of unpaid volunteers. The next telethon is scheduled to begin on Novemebr3rd. We urge you to tune in and donate anything you can afford. Each contribution we receive will strengthen the voice of the Iranian people and speed them toward the day when the propaganda of the mullahs’ regime is silenced once and for all. Won’t you please help support the democratic future of the Iranian nation?

    Other Source:  Amidst Iran’s Media Crackdown, INTV Seeks Finances for Another Year of Broadcasting Dissent

     

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:22 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Newt Gingrich on “The New U.S. Policy on Iran: The Way Forward”, NPC 

    Hon. Newt Gingrich on “The New U.S. Policy on Iran: The Way Forward”, National Press Club, 10/20/2017. The event was organized by Organization of Iranian American Communities-U.S. (OIAC).

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:13 am on October 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Platform for future Iran. Free Iran with Maryam Rajavi 

    Maryam Rajavi’s speech on Nowruz (Iranian new year, 21 March 2017) in the PMOI Gathering/ 2017

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:53 pm on October 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Trump’s new policy: Solidarity with Iran’s people 

    An Iranian woman walks past a mural of the Iranian flag in Tehran on October 14, 2017. (AFP)

    US President Donald Trump decertified the Iran nuclear deal on Friday and referred the case to Congress. It remains to be seen what measures await Tehran, especially considering the highly intensive quarrel that brought us where we are today.

    What is certain, however, is that this marks a major US policy shift vis-à-vis Iran, having impact across the flashpoint Middle East.

    Ever since the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower back in the 1950s and since the CIA-backed the 1953 coup d’état against the democratically-elected government of Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Mosaddegh, Washington’s policies have either directly or indirectly supported the ruling regimes in Iran and against the Iranian people’s better interests.

    Trump, however, has for the second time in less than a month stated his solidarity with the Iranian people. Iran has violated the very spirit of the agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the entire accord is against US national security interests, according to Trump.

    The Arab world reacted positively, with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain promptly supporting the US landmark decision.

    This is in line with April’s Riyadh conference where Trump called on the Islamic world to recognize the threat of Iran’s meddling in their countries and take the necessary action. Considering the importance of the Middle East for Iran, rest assured Tehran is receiving these messages loud and clear.

    President Trump speaks about the Iran nuclear deal on October 13, 2017. (Reuters)

    Opposition voice

    The Iranian opposition, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), known for its credibility after blowing the whistle on Tehran’s nuclear ambitions back in 2002, also welcomed Trump’s strategic policy shift.

    The new US policy condemning flagrant human rights violations in Iran and “to deny the Iranian regime and especially the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) funding for its malign activities,” and opposing “IRGC activities that extort the wealth of the Iranian people,” are very necessary, according to NCRI President Maryam Rajavi.

    Trump’s acknowledgment that under Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei the regime “oppresses its people, abuses their rights” and “exports violence, destabilizes its neighbors, and sponsors terrorism abroad,” is a recognition of the Iranian regime’s illegitimacy, she added.

    The Trump administration has executed a widespread strategic alteration, ending years of appeasement and rapprochement that provided Tehran with unjustified concessions. This includes the 1997 designation of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) at the Iranian regime’s behest. Following a 15-year legal battle the PMOI successfully obtained a US federal court ruling ordering the Obama administration to end its unjust terrorist designation.

    US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks about the Iran nuclear deal at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, on September 5, 2017. (Reuters)

    Undiplomatic, to say the least

    Iran’s lobbies and appeasement advocates have gone the limits to restrain the Trump administration from adopting fierce measures against Tehran.

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s words depicted the devastating blow felt by the regime in its entirety, resorting to completely unorthodox and undiplomatic remarks for a president.

    “Trump’s speech consisted of nothing but vulgar language, allegations and bogus remarks,” Rouhani saidin an unorthodox reply. “Trump apparently doesn’t know the JCPOA is not a bilateral document to act however he wishes,” he added. “…the IRGC is not just a military unit, but the Guards are in the hearts of [the Iranian] people,” he also said in a speech at a government cabinet meeting, ending any notion of being a so-called “moderate” or “reformist.”

    This is further indication of how Tehran desperately needs the JCPOA to remain intact, and how Trump’s remarks of having the authority to unilaterally exit the deal has placed senior Iranian officials on their tiptoes.

    Trump ordered the Treasury Department to designate and fully sanction Iran’s IRGC in its entirety based on Executive Order 13224. (File photo: AP)

    Technical Input

    Trump ordered the Treasury Department to “fully sanction” the IRGC for its support of terrorism. There can be a debate about the exact meaning of this measure. Does this place the IRGC under sanctions? Is this entity now considered a terrorist organization? What is the meaning of “designating” an entity as a terrorist body?

    In the United States there is a law and an executive order covering terrorism. All organizations designated as terrorist organizations are blacklisted as such based on this law and/or executive order.

    The legislation was adopted by Congress back in 1996, based on which the State Department, in coordination with the Treasury Department, were provided the authority to designate foreign organizations as terrorist entities, also known as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO).

    In 2001 following the 9/11 attacks, former US president George Bush issued Executive Order 13224, providing the State and Treasury departments the necessary authority to accelerate the process of designating, sanctioning and restricting such bodies as “foreign terrorist organization” or a “global terrorist.” The authority provided in a presidential executive order is equal to that of a congressional legislature.

    On Friday, Trump ordered the Treasury Department to designate and fully sanction Iran’s IRGC in its entirety based on Executive Order 13224. Generally, these blacklists impose financial restrictions on the designated individuals or entities.

    There are slight differences the two State and Treasury blacklists, as the main aspects are very similar, including confiscating all assets of the designated individual or organization, and placing them under the authority of the US judiciary. The State Department’s FTO list also imposes immigration restrictions.

    A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him delivering a speech during a conference entitled “Implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) a new chapter in Iran’s economy”, on January 19, 2016, in Tehran. (AFP)

    The path forward

    The “Corker-Cardin” bill overseeing the JCPOA for Washington provides Congress 60 days to decide the next step following Trump’s announcement on Friday, indicating the Iran nuclear deal is against U.S. national security interests. Trump has called on Congress to intensify this legislation to include certain additional restrictions.

    Trump in fact emphasized if existing loopholes in the accord are not resolved, as president he enjoys the authority to single handedly revoke the agreement in its entirety.

    This development goes far beyond designating the IRGC and has a more drastic impact than merely decertifying the JCPOA. The Trump administration has announced a completely new policy.

    White House fact sheet released prior to Trump’s speech specifically explains how a certain US policy pursued for 15 years vis-à-vis Iran and the Middle East was wrong, and how this administration has decided to no longer repeat those mistakes.

    The Iran engagement policy was very effective and acted as a significant pillar in safeguarding and maintaining the Iranian regime in power. That is exactly why from the very day Tehran has sensed a major Washington policy change, all of Iran’s lobbies and advocates are going to the limits to prevent this now realized transition.

    Iran had resorted to a variety of threats, even to take military action against US forces in the region, in the case of the IRGC being designated as a terrorist organization.

    Now that the entire IRGC is designated as a terrorist organization, we are seeing voices against this development, and Iranian lobbyists attempting to downgrade this turn of events, claiming it is merely sanctions and far different from a terrorist designation.

    The truth is that a policy that provided crucial support for Tehran through these years is witnessing major changes. This is rendering enormous concerns in Tehran. What needs comprehending is the scope of Trump’s major policy transition.

    As he emphasized, “In this effort we stand in total solidarity with the Iranian regime’s longest suffering victims: Its own people.”

    Source: ANALYSIS: Certified or decertified, Iran faces tough road ahead

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 4:46 pm on October 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Trump should Formally Recognise the Iranian Resistance 

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    By Peter Paton

    images (4)Now is the decisive time for President Trump to formally recognise the Iranian Resistance, the National Council of Resistance of Iran  (NCRI), and officially invite their leader Maryam Rajavi and her delegation to the White House.By lending Legitimacy and Creedence to the Iranian Resistance, Trump will be metaphorically speaking plunging a dagger into the lawless Mullah’s hearts on the International scene.

    The US Administration’s new strategy should be focused on Regime Change in Tehran and Official Recognition of the Iranian Opposition (  ) as symbolic of Regime Change force, and the legitimate voice of the oppressed Persian people.The former US President Barack Hussein Obama abandoned and shunned the Iranian people when they last rose up in rebellion against the criminal Mullahs in 2009, to the eternal shame and dismay of the democratic  world, now is the vital time for President Trump to make official…

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  • Masoud Dalvand 11:31 am on October 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    A bit with the beauties of human and nature 

    دماوند

    ميوه هاي پاييزي

    Flower in Istanbul

    Boys

    گلهاي ميهنم ايران

    گل و آفتاب

    In my homeland, humans do not enjoy the beauty of nature, you know why? Because the nature of Iran is also endangered by its evil rulers. But Iran and its people will not allow this long-standing land and It’s children, youths, women and the parents to be more than this in the chain of oppression and religious tyranny. Iran will be Free soon! be sure!

    Iran

     

     
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