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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:56 am on 14 Feb 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran news in brief, February 14, 2018 

    Iran news in brief, February 14, 2018

    1- Marking the Anniversary of Anti-Monarchic Revolution in Iran

    On the eve of the 39th anniversary of the overthrow of the Shah’s regime in Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi attended a gathering of Iranians on February 10, 2018. The President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran hailed all the martyrs fallen for Iran’s freedom in the 1979 Revolution up until the uprising in January 2018. She told the gathering, “The courageous uprising in December-January and its subsequent protests across the country proved that the Iranian people will not be satisfied by anything less than the overthrow of the clerical regime in its entirety. The presence of women and youths at the forefront of the protests guarantee the continuation of the uprising. Iranian women have not succumbed to the regime’s crackdown despite 39 years of systematic repression and humiliation, including the imposition of the compulsory veil.”

    2- Iranian Resistance Strongly Condemns the Murder of Dr, Kavous Seyed Emami Under Torture

    Iranian Resistance strongly condemned Dr. Kavous Seyed Emami’s murder under torture by the clerical regime’s henchmen and called for an urgent international action to stop brutal treatment of political prisoners and killing them under torture. In recent weeks, at least 12 prisoners have been martyred under torture following their arrest during the uprising.

    3- Workers’ Protests Against Iran Regime’s Officials Across the Country

    Speech of Ali Rabiee, Rouhani’s Minister of Labour, in the ceremony of February 12, in Qa’em Shahr, was interrupted by the protest of a retired worker against the regime. The furious worker interrupted Rabiee’s speech and, addressing him and other regime agents, said: “We have been working hard for 37 years, we did a revolution, our revolution went to the hands of the unjust, they came using the name of Islam, and there is no one to hold them accountable. I get a salary of one million and a five hundred thousand tomans ($300) , with four family members, I buy my own medicines, social security says, it’s not our commitment … The representatives who are gabbling here … We say no to lip service! … Every day they give us hollow promises.

    4- Iran unveils new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

    Iran has unveiled a series of new homemade nuclear-capable
    ballistic missiles during military parades held this week.
    The parades come after a confrontation between an Iranian drone and Israeli forces in Syria on Saturday.
    The arsenal included a nuclear-capable medium-range missile that appears to share similarities with North Korean technology, according to experts cited by the Washington Free Beacon news site.
    “The nuclear-capable missile can strike Israel even when fired from Iranian territory,” the site reported.

  • Masoud Dalvand 12:06 pm on 11 Feb 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Maryam Rajavi: From 1979 Revolution to the Uprising in 2018- For freedom, in the name of freedom, towards freedom 


    Saturday, February 10, 2018, on the anniversary of the anti-monarchic revolution on February 11, 1979, and in the wake of the Iranian people’s uprising, December 28, 2017 – mid-January 2018, Maryam Rajavi addressed a meeting entitled, “Iran Uprising, Iranian Youths for Regime Change.”

    Maryam Rajavi: From 1979 Revolution to the Uprising in 2018- For freedom, in the name of freedom, towards freedom

    She said in her remarks:

    Fellow compatriots, young protesters,
    On the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, I salute the people and youths who overthrew the Shah’s dictatorship and the youths who have risen up today to overthrow the mullahs’ dictatorship.

    The 1979 Revolution was for freedom and democracy in Iran but Khomeini hijacked its leadership and drenched it in blood. So, I salute the brave souls who have risen up today to liberate that revolution from the clutches of the mullahs’ religious dictatorship. They are determined to save the hijacked revolution of Iran even if it is from the wolf’s mouth.

    Let us commemorate the vanguard women and men whose sacrifice and vision created that glorious revolution. Thousands of salutes to Mohammad Hanifnejad, Saeed Mohsen, Ali-Asghar Badizadegan, Massoud Ahmadzadeh, Amir Parviz Pooyan and Bijan Jazani.

    The Shah’s monarchic dictatorship and his colonialist supporters staged a coup d’etat against our historic leader, Dr. Mohammad Mossadeq. The Shah’s dictatorship cracked down on liberation movements and slaughtered them. Group after group of the Mojahedin and Fedayeean were executed or sent to jail.

    I remember 1970s when the prisons of the Shah’s regime were full of political prisoners. Their families gathered several days a week outside prisons in various cities to visit their children and relatives. And I was among them. I went to visit my brother, Mahmoud. Political prisoners were under torture by the Shah’s secret police, SAVAK. This infuriated the public more and more every day. The society was under repression and people yearned freedom. With the Fedayeean and Mojahedin pioneering, the atmosphere of fear and terror was shattered and the wall of repression collapsed. In those days, universities were the hub of anti-shah movement. The protests and strikes increased by the day. Ultimately, under the pressure of public uprisings and demonstrations, the monarchic dictatorship was forced to release the last group of political prisoners. The last group was freed on January 20, 1979. Massoud Rajavi was accompanied by Moussa Khiabani, Ashraf Rajavi, and a number of other Mojahedin and Fedayeean.

    Nobody forgets that moment when Massoud appeared in the balcony of Qasr Prison and told the people: It was you and your uprising that has set us free.

    Again, I can remember that three days after his freedom, that was on January 24, 1979, Massoud Rajavi went to Tehran University. In his speech, he countered Khomeini and instead of defending the so-called Islamic Revolution which bore the aura of a dictatorship under the name of Islam, he clearly defended the Iranian people’s democratic revolution. This was the first time that we and our people were hearing the term, “democratic revolution.” In those days, it took a lot of courage to speak of a “democratic revolution,” because in those days, 40 years ago, there were some superstitions about seeing Khomeini’s image in the moon.
    In that very first speech, Massoud was explicit again, when he said, “The revolution has just begun. I have not come here to admire the spontaneous trend of events. I have not come to admire what is already there and just admire it. Let us take a moment and think about what there needs to be, namely freedom…”

    And again, it was there when he said, “Brothers and sisters, the Mojahedin did not sacrifice their lives to gain wealth or to reach high positions.” He emphasized that the sanctity of the word “freedom” ought to be preserved.

    On the dawn of freedom, Massoud said, “Is it possible to kill the sun? Is it possible to keep the wind from blowing or the rain from pouring? Is it possible to prevent tulips from growing? And is it possible to keep a nation enchained for good? No. One can never keep a nation forever in chains.”

    These are the unforgettable days and moments of that revolution. And of course, it is also a true description of the story of the people of Iran, today.
    By executing the Mojahedin and Fedayeen, the Shah had prepared the best circumstances for Khomeini to hijack the leadership of the revolution. So, he diverted its path towards fundamentalism and tyranny.

    The next year, Khomeini had the Velayat-e Faqih Constitution approved. In this way, he established the rule of the mullahs instead of the people. A few years later, he established the absolute rule of the Velayat-e Faqih, or the absolute, unconditional authority of the mullahs. While our people had never asked for such an ominous regime in their uprisings.

    Khomeini executed most of the activists of the 1978-1979 uprisings. The youths and teenagers who created the 1979 Revolution were executed in 1980s and in the 1988 massacre. The young souls massacred in 1988, were mostly those who had led the 1979 Revolution to victory. Khomeini was the enemy of the Iranian people’s aspirations and their revolution. He was the enemy of Mossadeq and the Constitutional Revolution. He was a descendent of Sheikh Fadhlollah and mullah Kashani and his accomplice in the 1953 coup. Khomeini and Khamenei’s record could be summarized in five words: Slaughter, plunder, destruction, export of fundamentalism and terrorism under the name of revolution, and misogyny which is the most prominent feature of the regime. The entire history of Velayat-e Faqih is summarized in these five words.
    The people of Iran have never been content with this regime; they have never succumbed to it, and they have never given up their dream of freedom and popular sovereignty.

    Where can we see this endurance and resistance? In the Iranian people’s historic “NO” to the religious dictatorship. In the Mojahedin (PMOI), the National Liberation Army (NLA), and their perseverance against regional and international conspiracies. In the democratic alternative, i.e. the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), in the countless number of uprisings throughout Iran, and in the profound awareness in the Iranian society.

    This awareness can be particularly seen in the popularity of the notion of equality among Iranian youths. This is the Iranian society’s most important achievement in resisting against a misogynous regime. In any scenario, Iran’s future will be founded on the equality of women and men.

    The Iranian society’s awareness could be seen in its public embrace of the principle of separation of religion and state. This principle was adopted along with a specific plan by the National Council of Resistance of Iran in 1985.

    This deep social awareness can be seen in the failure of fundamentalism. You can see that the slogan chanted in Iran uprisings was “death to the principle of Velayat-e Faqih.”
    And finally, the most important symbol of Iranian society’s awareness and maturity appears in the endurance of a democratic alternative, namely, the National Council of Resistance, and more specifically in the element of leadership that has shown the way and direction for the uprising.

    The uprising which started on December 28, 2017, is a manifestation of all the above values. So the big news is that the religious fundamentalism which was born in 1979 in Iran, died in the 2018 uprisings.

    Young protesters seeking regime change,
    Brave young women and men of Iran,
    You started the overthrow of the mullahs in your uprisings in late December and early January. This was an auspicious beginning. Khamenei and his Revolutionary Guard Corps had blocked all the roads on you, but your determination was able to overcome them.

    Therefore, you should have faith in the continuation of the uprisings. This movement has been made of your sufferings and the sacrifices of your comrades. This movement has been made of the bleeding hearts of tens of millions of Iranians. This movement is not going to stop because the circumstances that created it, still persist. Just as you, the courageous youths of Iran, are going to continue it with your presence in every scene.

    Dear friends,
    Three essential elements were involved in creating the uprising. The same three elements provide the potential for the extension of the protests:
    First, an accumulated and explosive discontent; second, a general change in the international atmosphere against the regime and formation of a regional coalition against the regime’s fundamentalist meddling and warmongering; and the third significant factor is the presence of the People’s Mojahedin and the Iranian Resistance and their leading role.
    Let me explain the three elements a bit more:

    First of all, the society is replete with fury and hatred against this regime. The wall of fear has suffered cracks. And the arrests of at least 8,000 people have not undermined the popular resolve in continuing the uprising.

    The Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Bassij have been demoralized. Everything is prepared for the uprisings to extend and expand; look at the incessant strikes and protests by workers and other toiling sectors. Look at the student protests. Indeed, what is the message of these growing protests? These cries are getting louder every day. The cries for freedom, the cries for rising up and the cries that say I seek the regime’s overthrow.

    We hail all those who have risen up, particularly our sister and brother workers. In 1979, the honorable oil workers of Iran brought the Shah’s regime to its knees with their major strike. Today, too, the cries of workers resonate across the country. They are an important part of the uprising and the movement for the overthrow of the regime in Iran. Our salutes to the workers and toilers of Iran.

    The protests of our compatriots who have been cheated by fraudulent financial firms also continue. They protest against the mullahs’ unbounded corruption and thieving. A couple of days ago, Khamenei said, “Corruption is like the seven-headed dragon in the myths.” Yes, the clerical regime’s corruption is a seven-headed dragon. But the dragon’s main head is in the house of Khamenei.

    Dear friends, 
    The second element contributing to the continuation of the uprisings is the change in international politics.
    Khamenei had always and particularly in the past 16 years benefitted the most, from the US policy. If the previous US administrations had not repeatedly opened the doors on Khamenei and the clerical regime, if they had not remained silent, the Iranian regime could not make such destructive interventions in Iraq and Syria. It could not receive concessions through disarmament, encirclement and bombardment of the PMOI and the NLA.

    Today, however, Khamenei has lost the backing it received through US appeasement.
    So, contrary to the past, the Iranian people’s resolve for rising up and attacking the regime will no longer face any foreign barrier.
    And the third element is the active presence of the PMOI and Iranian Resistance. Fortunately, their leading role provided a new direction for the movement. This is the significant factor that shows the way, directs and protects from diversion. This is the element that leads, guides and ensures that the uprising carries on. This element demonstrated itself in the recent uprisings in the role played by 1000 bastions of rebellion and 1000 Ashraf’s.

    The more these bastions of rebellion are multiplied, the more power your uprising will have. Indeed, what are the conditions for the formation and expansion of such bastions?

    One of the conditions is the popular discontent and potential for rebellion accumulated in every Iranian city and village; another is the lasting memory of martyrs and victims of the regime’s massacres.
    Tuyserkan was the scene of one of the most intense clashes during the uprising. Do you know what is special about this city? It is the place where a number of Mojahedin prisoners were hanged in the streets before the public’s eyes in 1988. Today, that city has turned into a hub of protests.

    As the Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi said in one of his messages to the protesters, “We are stronger than death, executions and massacres. Whenever we are reaped, we grow again with even more crops. We rise up and continue our struggle to uproot the foundations of the enemy which is the principle of the Velayat-e Faqih.”

    My daughters and sons across Iran,
    There is another thing I would like to remind each and every one of you. And that is your responsibility. You should consider the continuation and expansion of the uprising as your own responsibility. Two years ago, in the annual gathering of the Iranian Resistance, I said, “To achieve a free and just republic, we do not expect any miracles to happen. Nor do we expect any coincidental or chance occurrences in our favor. Our entire asset is the Iranian nation and its vanguard children. And this is indeed the greatest power in the world. So, we must expect everything to be achieved with our own hands and through our own determination. This is why we must establish 1,000 Ashrafs.”

    And today, what I want to tell you, courageous youths, is that when you organize, you will have a significant impact. Many of you have had an active role in multiplying one, two, three, 100 and 1000 Ashrafs. These bastions are capable of creating the uprising and are the best help to the protesters. You can build more bastions and organize the uprising.

    You can set up these bastions and these councils of resistance in every high school, university, factory, office and neighborhood.
    Likewise, you can give assistance to the families of prisoners and martyrs of the uprising as local groups or individually. You can pass on your experiences in the uprising and its guidelines to everyone.
    The uprising, and its continuation and expansion, place numerous duties and responsibilities on the shoulders of every single one of you. Surely, each of you can undertake part of these duties.

    Women, youths, workers, toilers and deprived masses,
    You have an enormous, explosive potential against the religious dictatorship. Your role at the forefront cannot be replaced by anyone. You should get involved with full force to expand and carry on the uprisings, overthrow this regime and establish freedom.

    I would also like to stress that you should not heed talks about IRGC being powerful. They are powerful only when there are no protests and no uprising. Their power is realized when everyone surrenders. But when every one of you undertakes a role in the advancement of the uprising, they become crippled.

    From here, I call on every one who has been employed by the suppressive forces and particularly the Revolutionary Guard Corps and Bassij, to defy these criminal forces and refuse the shame of serving them. Poverty and destitution are a thousand times better than receiving the wages and salaries paid by murderers and torturers. Separate your ranks from those of executioners who killed the deprived youths of Izeh, Doroud and Arak.

    I am also addressing the personnel of the Army and the State Security Force. You should refuse every form of cooperation with the criminal IRGC. Do not let the mullahs take advantage of you in spilling the blood of Iran’s children.

    And finally, I would like to tell you, the courageous youths of Iran, to remember that young people in your age have repeatedly shaken the rule of dictators in the past several decades. Mehdi Rezaii was only 20 years old when he put the Shah on trial in a military court. Fatemeh Mesbah, Daryoush Salahshour, Massoud Shakiba Nejad and Homeira Eshraq terrified the regime time and again in 1981. And in recent years, Saba Haftbaradarn, Assiyeh Rakhshani, Faezeh Rajabi, Nastaran Azimi, Hanif Imami, Siavosh Nezam, Saeed Akhavan, Rahman Mannani, and other heroes and heroines who fueled the flames of perseverance in Ashraf against Khamenei and his mercenaries. Every one of them proved this brilliant message that, “one can and must.”

    By your uprisings, your generation has also become a de facto symbol of this very message. You showed that we can and must rise up under the most repressive conditions. You proved that we can and must set up bastions of rebellion. And surely, you will prove again that we can and must overthrow the clerical regime and establish freedom and popular sovereignty in our homeland.

    Now, I would like to have a few words with the youth who are present here.
    You have important duties with regards to the uprising that erupted in our country. Certainly, if you were in Iran and wherever you lived, you would have been among the forces of the uprising. So, what is important is that everyone sees him/herself responsible, regardless of where they are. It is enough to be concerned about the uprising and the protesters. Then you can see that there are so many things you can do. And you can have a serious share in supporting and advancing this uprising. Yes, all of you can and must.

    Fellow compatriots,
    The recent uprising proved that the Iranian people will not be satisfied by anything less than the overthrow of the clerical regime and establishment of freedom. Participation of women and youths at the forefront of the protests guarantees their continuation.

    Iranian women have been subjected to systematic suppression and humiliation for 39 years. The compulsory veil and all forms of intolerable oppression and harassment imposed on Iranian women give them the strongest motivation in their struggle to bring down the mullahs’ regime. They have never surrendered to the various forms of repression, the mandatory veil and other forms of coercion.

    Since the beginning of Khomeini’s rule, the PMOI women rose up to oppose the compulsory veil and actively participated in the protest demonstrations of their sisters in Tehran.
    I would like to emphasize on the demands I mentioned two weeks ago in meetings at the Council of Europe, namely the immediate release of all prisoners of the uprising, freedom of speech and assembly, abolition of women’s suppression and the compulsory veil, right now.

    We have always said this and I repeat: no to compulsory religion, no to religious compulsion, no to the compulsory veil and no to compulsory government. The time has come to put an end to these coercions.

    Iran’s people and protestors are determined to establish a republic based on freedom and democracy.
    They are determined to overthrow the mullahs’ religious tyranny.
    They have decided to do away with the Velayat-e Faqih Constitution and replace it with a Constitution based on freedom, equality and democracy.

    They have decided to topple the Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Bassij. They want to invest in the country’s education, health, sports, social welfare, jobs and economy instead of investing in nuclear programs and other weapons of mass destruction.

    This is our road map and the first step in this road is the overthrow of the clerical regime in its entirety.
    This is our road map in the name of freedom, for freedom and towards freedom.
    The dawn of freedom for Iran and all Iranians is imminent.

    Hail to the protesters and the protests of the people of Iran
    Hail to the martyrs
    And God bless you all

    • bluemoone 12:06 am on 12 Feb 2018 Permalink

      Your documenting of this monumentally iconic event will be the truth in history books. I hope our not-so-distant future finds us tyrant-free, but if it doesn’t, your words will be the truth that incinerates their lies.

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    • Masoud Dalvand 9:07 pm on 12 Feb 2018 Permalink

      Thanks Danielle, you’re right, Definitely in the evolution of society, reactionary forces will be eliminated. The evolutionary chariot in our era will be guided by leading and knowledgeable women until a definitive victory is achieved. Good luck my friend.


  • Masoud Dalvand 9:42 pm on 16 Jan 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The mullahs’ time is up, the time has come to march forward 

    Maryam Rajavi

    Maryam Rajavi on July, 1, 2017 at the Grand Gathering of the Iranian Resistance in Villepinte, Paris:

    Dear compatriots, I rely on your enormous power and on your restless and passionate quest for freedom and equality. I count on you, the women and youths of Iran, the Kurds, the Balouchis, the Arabs, Azeris, Turkomans, Lors and Bakhtiaries.
    There is a power in you that has made the ruling dictatorship desperate in the face of your resistance and protests; there is a power in you which can certainly overthrow the religious fascist regime.
    Yes, the time has come to go on the offensive and march forward.
    The era of the mullahs has come to an end.
    The time has come to erect 1,000 Ashrafs, as bastions of rebellion, and the Army of Freedom.
    So, people of Iran, rise up! Rise up!
    Rise up and erect the bastions of resistance.
    Onward to freedom and popular sovereignty!


  • Masoud Dalvand 9:55 am on 9 Jan 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The inevitable confessions of the Iranian regime to the deep roots of the uprising! 

    Iran Protests

    By Masoud Dalvand

    The bright sunshine of the Iranian uprising has dashed its effects in the eyes of the blind of the media of the Iran regime, and they have inevitably confessed to the deep roots of the uprising in Iran.

    In the early days of the uprising, the media of both gangs of the regime، called the uprising as a sabotage riot. And to crack down on it, their suggestion was, suppression.

    Iranian youth in Uprising

    Students of Tehran University, protested against Iran regime, January 2018

    Now, with the passage of time, and the apparent effect of the uprising on the elements of the mullahs regime, the regime’s media, while afraid, instead of the offering suppression of the uprising, has examined the causes of the uprising, and in this analysis many of them have come to the conclusion: Firstly, the uprising is “an alarm for everyone,” and the meaning of this is that the uprising might go to overthrow of religious dictatorship.

    Secondly, it must be faced with realism because of the uprising and cannot be reluctant to easily ignore the real cause of it.

    Now, these media of a religious dictatorship that see the suppression and looting of their own system triggered by the flames of the fire of the uprising in Iran.

    Of course, the officials of mullah’s regime are not so idiot that they don’t know that was their actions, which the situation came to the point of uprising.

    They are well aware that this repressive and corrupt regime is the cause of the people’s poverty, and the motive behind the overthrow of this system is the engine of the uprising.


    And you see that the Iranian people chanting from all social classes: Death to Dictator, Death to Khamenei, Death to Rouhani, justice, freedom, the Iranian republic.

    Death to Khamenei

    Young woman in Tehran chanting: Death to dictator, January 2018

    Iran Uprising 2018

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

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

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

  • Masoud Dalvand 10:23 am on 10 Dec 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”.


    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.
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:51 am on 17 Nov 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.


    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 5 Nov 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 3 Nov 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 2 Nov 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Telethon of the Iranian Resistance TV 3 – 5 November 2017 


    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




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