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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:04 am on 20 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The Media Express: Iranian Regime Increases Propaganda Campaign Against Resistance (MEK/PMOI) 

    The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) both mobilized their cyber armies, both inside and outside Iran, to ramp up a campaign of misinformation against the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK/PMOI), one of the largest resistance groups.

    Source: Iranian Regime Increases Propaganda Campaign Against Resistance (MEK/PMOI)

    January 19, 2019 by Siavosh Hosseini 

    The U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a show of support for the Iranian people, asked them to share their questions and hopes for the future of their country on social media. Not surprisingly, the Iranian regime kicked its cyber army into gear, issuing thousands of tweets against the MEK/PMOI and the Iranian resistance.

    The Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) both mobilized their cyber armies, both inside and outside Iran, to ramp up a campaign of misinformation against the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK/PMOI), one of the largest resistance groups.

    The spike was documented on Thursday afternoon, January 17, through midnight. The tweets and retweets were produced by the regime’s troll factory, which is located in Mashhad, Tabriz, Yazd, and Tehran.

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    There is a reoccurring theme in these tweets, including hashtags that include #Iranians_hate_PMOIand #no_to_Mojahedin_e_khalq. There is also evidence that the campaign used IPs in the U.S. and Europe, to hide to the origin of the tweets. The tweets came under various names, one of the main ones being RESTART.

    The campaign comes as the regime is struggling to deal with the repercussions of the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Iranian economy is plagued by corruption, leading to an economic crisis marked by high unemploymentcurrency devaluation, and inflation. It is estimated that 80% of Iranians are living below the poverty line.

    In spite of this, the regime is determined to project strength, despite the fact that the regime is under siege both domestically and internationally. Ongoing protests against the regime show no signs of slowing. They are not focused on minor problems, but ongoing crises that are both economic and environmental.

    RESTART Background Begins in State-Run TV

    The founder of RESTART is Mohammad Hosseini and he started with Iranian state-run tv. Later, he joined the Green Movement with ties to Khamenei. In an interview in August 2013, Hosseini acknowledges that he was approached by members of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry and was told to launch a tv program with the content to be provided by the regime.

    Hosseini indicated that he had been threatened, including the obstruction of his career if he did not fall in line. “Hosseini, you either take this money from us…or we use a tenth of this money to obstruct your success. Make your decision. You will set up the TV that will be publicized. Its system is available, and we will give you the news which is all critical [of the regime],” said Hosseini.

    This campaign is just another example of the regime’s attempt to distract from the larger issues that are putting their fundamentalist government on shaky ground. null

    About Siavosh Hosseini (285 Articles)

    My background is in the visual arts, particularly in photojournalism. I have had the opportunity to cover scores of international artistic and news events in the US and across Europe since the mid-1980s. I was active in television newsrooms and production as a graphic designer and producer for more than 12 years in different television and news outfits in Europe.



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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:42 am on 12 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Maryam Rajavi: The Iranian people’s right to resistance and freedom needs to be recognized. 

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    Masoud Dalvand (Freedom Star): On January 10, during a trip to the Middle East, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the American University of Cairo in Egypt delivered a keynote speech on key issues in the Middle East.

    Pompeo mentioned important points in this address on Iran.

     

    In this regard, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the Iranian Resistance, issued an important statement and on behalf of the Iranian resistance, articulated the demands that had been emphasized since 1981.

    Therefore, in the current situation in cities throughout Iran for more than a year, protests and strikes by different classes of the people are under way to change the regime of religious dictatorship and the establishment of freedom, democracy and justice, it is necessary to pay attention to this important statement of the leadership of the resistance of Iran. The right of the Iranian people to resist and achieve freedom after 40 years of the Mullahs dictatorship must be recognized.

    I draw your attention to this important statement.

    ‌The U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo declared in Cairo that the United States will no longer protect Iran’s ruling mullahs. He said, “We joined the Iranian people in calling for freedom and accountability.” Therefore, “The age of self-inflicted American shame is over, and so are the policies that produced so much needless suffering.”

    The U.S. Secretary of State reiterated that when America partners with enemies such as the mullahs, “they advance.”

    Maryam Rajavi welcomed the United States’ distancing itself from policies whose first victims have been the Iranian people and the Iranian Resistance.

    She once again underscored the fact that gaining access to weapons of mass destruction, violations of human rights, export of fundamentalism, and terrorism are the four pillars of the theocratic regime ruling Iran.

    The ultimate solution for getting rid of the mullahs’ religious fascism in Iran, is changing this illegitimate regime at the hands of the Iranian people and Resistance.

    Recognition of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, as the sole democratic alternative to the terrorist religious dictatorship in Iran, is imperative to rectifying and ending the disastrous U.S. policy of appeasement over the past four decades. The clerical regime which holds the world’s record in executions will only understand the decisive language of force.

    On behalf of the Iranian Resistance which has called for arms and oil embargo of the mullahs’ religious dictatorship since 1981, Maryam Rajavi reiterated on the need to take the following steps:

    1. Recognition of the Iranian people’s right to resistance to overthrow the mullahs’ religious fascism and achieve freedom;

    2. Designation of the IRGC (Revolutionary Guard Corps) and the MOIS (Ministry of Intelligence and Security) in their entireties as terrorist entities by the U.S. and the European Union;

    3. Expulsion of the mullahs’ intelligence agents and mercenaries of the terrorist Qods Force from the U.S. and Europe;

    4. Referring the dossier of human rights violations in Iran to the UN Security Council after 65 United Nations censures;

    5. Supporting the referral of the dossier of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran to the International Court;

    6. Ouster of the mullahs’ illegitimate regime from the UN and recognition of representation by the Iranian people’s just Resistance;

    7. Decisive expulsion of Iran’s ruling religious fascism and its forces from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan;

    8. Compelling the government of Iraq to pay compensation for the properties, equipment, arms and base camps the PMOI/MEK and the National Liberation Army of Iran (NLA) had fully paid for and whose documents are available.

     
    • wizzymedpower 2:51 pm on 12 Jan 2019 Permalink

      He said, “We joined the Iranian people in calling for freedom and accountability”. We hereby joined faith to declare Freedom and accountability in the Nations of Iran Amen! Thanks Dalvand for the update..

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    • Masoud Dalvand 7:00 pm on 14 Jan 2019 Permalink

      Amen! thanks dear Israel. God bless you.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 11:59 am on 6 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran, Change Is on the Horizon. 

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    Freedom Star: I read an interesting article on the website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) on the current social, political situation in Iran. In this article, the horizons of the future of the country are very encouraging, reflecting the protests and strikes of the people of Iran in various cities from the capital (Tehran) to the big cities and small towns throughout Iran, indicating a change that is on the way. Changing the religious dictatorship and establishing freedom, democracy, human rights and justice in Iran. I invite you to read the full text of this informative article.

    Iran saw many protests carried out during the year 2018. They started the previous December and continued throughout the year with the people of Iran making sure that momentum was maintained. They made it very clear that they are deeply unhappy with the ruling clerical regime and it was certainly no secret that they hope for regime change.

    The people have been suffering for decades under the rule of the mullahs and they have watched their leadership plunder the nation’s wealth. The widespread corruption is present at all levels of the country’s leadership and the people are fed up with watching the regime prioritizes its malign adventures abroad over the needs of the people.

    The people of Iran are getting poorer and poorer and face further hardship. The economy is deteriorating and purchasing power is declining. And still the regime refuses to act – instead it passes the blame off on foreign powers.

    On the 30th December every year, the mullahs in Iran’s capital city traditionally line the streets to make public their celebration marking the failure of the people in their attempts to topple the regime during the 2009 uprising.

    However, this year, the ambiance was markedly different to that of previous years because of the current climate in Iran. The people’s determination for regime change and the support of the Iranian opposition is something that the ruling mullahs cannot ignore or dismiss as insignificant.

    Usually the Iranian regime would downplay critical situations and try to portray positivity but it is getting to the stage where it can no longer do this.

    A member of Iran regime’s Parliament, Jahanbackhsh Mohebinia, said that the past year has been “eventful” and warned that in the coming year “there will be a catastrophe”.

    Another member of Iranian Parliament, Gholam Ali Jafarzadeh, issued a warning about the probable spread of the uprising. He said: “When they [the poor people] are seen as a group of wronged and oppressed people, other parts of the society [the middle class] can identify with them and provide them with opportunities to further spread.”

    The regime seems more than aware that the people’s ultimate goal is regime change and it knows that there is going to be further movement across the country in the coming months. Friday prayer leader in Mashhad, Ahmad Alamolhoda, said: “This story isn’t the story of 2009. This story is much stronger and is the story of us now.”

    He explicitly acknowledges the people’s attempts to “topple the Velayat-e faqih”. “The Supreme Leader recently stated that the enemy is paving the way in 2017/2018 and wants to see its results in the 2019/2020 revolt. When ten years have passed since the 2009 revolt, the enemy wants to enter an arena where they exactly repeat the 2009 revolt in 2019/2020.”

    The year 2019 is going to be defining Iran and for its leadership. There is no chance of the people relenting in their quest for freedom, democracy and the respect of human rights and they have come so far in their struggle. This is evident even through the simple fact that the regime acknowledges the popular unrest instead of denying it.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 6:35 pm on 2 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranian officials betray their fear of “regime change” and the role of PMOI/MEK 

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    Iran-Every week, Iranian clerics with strong ties to the state give sermons at Friday prayers, laying out the views of regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

    Recently, Friday prayer leaders are increasingly warning about the possibility of the “overthrow” of their regime.

    Their fear from the regime change in Iran has forced them to warn the regime’s loyal forces about their main threat and in other words, their alternative.

    Who is this dangerous enemy who has the potential to topple the Iranian regime? How PMOI/MEK is considered as the main threat to the mullahs’ state? Listen to what the mullahs say.

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 7:28 pm on 22 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran News wire’s exclusive report on Iran’s uprising in 2018: Iranians want change. 

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    I read an interesting report on nationwide Iran protests in 2018 on the website of Iran News Wire. According to the report, 9357 protests occurred in cities throughout Iran in 2018, and almost all 80 million Iranians are strongly opposed to the religious dictatorship and want to overthrow it. I invite you to read this report. The author of the report is Adena Nima.

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    2018 Iran protests report: Iranians want change

    Iran protests including rallies and nationwide strikes by various sectors of the society took an upward turn during 2018.

    The nationwide uprising that started on December 28, 2017 in the northeast city of Mashhad spread to almost all Iranian cities and continued into 2018.

    The demonstrators have one ultimate demand and that is an end to the current system that has ruled Iran with an iron fist for close to 40 years, destroying the economy and the environment.

    During the January 2018 protests, demonstrators chanted “death to dictator”, “death to Khamenei” (Iran’s so called “Supreme Leader”) and “Khamenei shame on you, let go of your rule”, which clearly indicates that Iranians seek an end to the regime.

    During 2018, various sectors of the Iranian society initially started their rallies in protest to the dire state of the economy, growing poverty, systematic government corruption, inflation and unemployment. But what started as economic protests quickly turned political and against the Islamic Republic and its leader, Ali Khamenei.

    The extent and the increase of the Iran protests indicates that almost all of the 80 million strong population opposes the ruling system, as Iranians blame the regime for Iran’s economic downfall and social harms.

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 11:33 am on 21 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The Light Is Coming for the Iranian People. 

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    An example of fruits and nuts on a traditional tablecloth for the Yalda night in Iran

    I read on the website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) about the Yalda night festival in Iran and the severe economic conditions in Iran and the widespread poverty of people who can not be happy at this national festival.
    In this article, referring to an article by Mr. Hassan Mahmoudi, human rights activist, has written the difficult situation of the Iranian people, and in the end, predicts a bright future.

    The arrival of winter in Iran is traditionally marked with the ancient Yalda festival, sometimes called Shab-e Chelleh (“the night of Chelleh”), held on December 21, the winter solstice and longest night of the year. This celebration, which comes from the indigenous Iranian faith Zoroastrianism, symbolises birth, the return of the sun, and the light’s victory over darkness.

    While Zoroastrians are not the dominant faith in Iran today, their traditions are widely followed by Iranians, with many gathering with friends and family to eat, read poetry, tell stories and jokes, and dance through the night.

    The celebration includes, as any good celebration does, a fine dinner involving nuts, fruits, and sweetmeats served on the traditional low table, commonly called a korsi, with a heater underneath and blankets on top.

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    But sadly, in 2018, this celebration will be less vibrant than in previous years due to the breakdown of the Iranian economy, thanks to the mullahs’ corruption and mismanagement, which has caused mass unemployment and poverty.

    One father of four from Esfahan (Isfahan), central Iran, said: “Yalda is just the darkest night for us now because we can buy nothing when a single pistachio is 1,000 toman (almost 8 U.S. cents, according to the global exchange rate). And this, while the Iranian nation’s wealth goes into war-mongering, in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, on ballistic missile production, and into the coffers of its corrupt officials.”

    Another man in Tehran said: “We are going to hold the Yalda traditional festival in shortage and contaminated water and with sandstorm weather.”

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    He explained that the Iranian economy was like a diseased person and the only cure was regime change, noting the mass arrests of striking workers in Ahvaz, who were taken from their homes in nighttime raids and taken to an unknown location.

    Hassan Mahmoudi, a human rights advocate specializing in economic issues relating to Iran, wrote: “This year’s Yalda festival for the Iranian people, with 40% under the severe poverty line, holds no meaning unless it signifies that they are indeed currently suffering the longest and darkest period of their lives and that better times are on their way.”

    In addition to the poor economic situation, the Iranian mullahs have also increased repression of the Yalda festival in recent years, on the pretext that it is anti-Islamic, including raiding private parties. Just a few years ago, the chief of the Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization banned Yalda tours.

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:42 pm on 18 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Regime Leader Shows How Scared He Is of Overthrow in 2019. 

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    By Shahriar Kia

    Much of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s comments before senior regime figures in a December 12 meeting were focused on the very real possibility that in 2019 the people and their organised resistance, namely the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), would overthrow the mullahs.

    Khamenei is so scared of this that he has placed the Regime and its state security forces on high alert, something designed to unify the warring factions of the Regime against a common enemy: The Iranian people.

    These warnings spread across Iran during Friday prayers, with imams in various cities across Iran warning about the “enemy” and plots to overthrow the Regime next year.

    The Friday prayer imam of Asalem, northern Iran, said: “We must be very aware in 2019 because these threats in 2018 may be paving the paths for a much more powerful sedition next year… Experience shows that following the death of [regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini], the system has experienced a sedition once every ten years. Now we must be prepared for 2019.”

    That is true, the Iranian Regime has seen mass uprisings every ten years since Khomeini’s death in 1988, from the 1999 student uprising to the 2009 Green Revolution, and given the mass uprising that began at the start of 2018, it seems obvious that the mullahs do have something to fear.

    Gholam-Hossein Sedighi, the Friday prayer leader for Tehran said that the enemy wanted to “overthrow the state from day one [of the mullahs’ rule]”, while Ali Moalemi in Qaemshahr, northern Iran, claimed that the enemy is trying to “spread corruption” in Iran. To be clear, the Resistance has always wanted to remove the mullahs from power, but the corrupt individuals in Iran are the ones in the Regime.

    The Friday prayer leader for Ilam, western Iran, warned that the enemy had plans to disrupt Iran in December and January and the Friday prayer imam in Mashhad said that the enemy had “a plan for 2019”.

    While the Friday prayer leader for Kermanshah said: “The leader insisted to be aware of 2019 and the years afterwards. The enemies are hell-bent on carrying out conspiracies against the Islamic Republic in 2019. For years, operatives of the global arrogance have carried out plots against the Islamic Republic of Iran for years, seeking to bring an end to this Islamic state.”

    And yes, it’s very likely that the Resistance have plans to bring the Regime down in 2019. They haven’t exactly been hiding that they want the mullahs gone.

    Of course, it’s interesting that the mullahs continually refer to the Iranian people’s resistance as the enemy. This makes it clear that the uprising so far has shaken the mullahs, which is why Khamenei used the word “enemy” over 20 times in his remarks. They are trying to convince the Iranian people that this uprising in the work of outsiders, but the Iranian people know better.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:16 am on 16 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Maryam Rajavi: Terrorism is the regime’s strategy to thwart its own overthrow, and all its leaders are involved. 

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    Iranian Communities Hold Joint Video Conference in 42 Cities in Europe, North America and Australia

    Maryam Rajavi: Terrorism is the regime’s strategy to thwart its own overthrow, and all its leaders are involved 

    The Revolutionary Guard Corps, the Ministry of Intelligence, and the state propaganda machine must be placed on the US FTO list and the EU terror list, the regime’s financial lifelines blocked, the dossier of the regime’s crimes against humanity be referred to the UN Security Council and its leaders brought to justice

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    A number of international figures attending the conference with Maryam Rajavi

    In a video conference of the gatherings of Iranian communities simultaneously held in 42 cities and capitals of Europe, North America and Australia on Saturday, December 15, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi addressed the Iranian communities taking part.

    Referring to the Iranian regime’s terrorist activities in 2018, the President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran said, “The regime’s recourse to terrorism is not a transient or tactical reaction, but a strategic outlet for it to confront the uprisings and its overthrow. Today, the regime makes use of terrorism to confront the Iranian people’s uprisings. The arrests and expulsions of the regime’s diplomat-terrorists and terrorists with ties to their embassies show that the regime’s Supreme National Security Council, the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the terrorist Quds Force, the Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS), the Foreign Ministry, and the regime’s embassies are all parts of the clerical regime’s terrorist network.”

    Expressing regret that the regime’s appeasers are still trying to find a way to deal with the clerical regime and aid the murderers of the Iranian people, Mrs. Rajavi added, “If you don’t want to stand by the people of Iran, at least do not victimize your own citizens’ security. Why do you aid a regime that poses threats to European capitals? This is our word: Respect the Iranian people’s desire to overthrow the regime and establish freedom and democracy. Let the hands of this criminal regime be cut off from Iran’s oil revenues which is our national asset. Every barrel of oil the regime sells, is a lash on the back of the people of Iran and a bullet piercing the heart of the people of the region. The regime’s successive missile tests aim at nothing but blackmailing and threatening regional and global peace.”

    Speaking to the gathering of PMOI members in Ashraf 3 in Albania, Maryam Rajavi called for the adoption of a firm policy vis-à-vis the Iranian regime. In this speech which was being broadcast in the gatherings of Iranians in cities across the world, she stressed, “The IRGC, the MOIS, and the regime’s state propaganda machine must be placed on the U.S. List of Foreign Terrorist Organizations and the terror list of the European Union.

    The regime’s financial lifelines which fund Khamenei’s apparatus, the IRGC, and the terrorist Ouds Force must be blocked. And the dossier of the regime’s continuing crimes against humanity must be referred to the UN Security Council, and Khamenei, Rouhani and other regime leaders must face justice.”

    Mrs. Rajavi noted the regime’s failure in quelling the uprisings and protests, restricting the activities of resistance units, plotting terrorist attacks against the Iranian Resistance, reining in its economic bankruptcy, and seeking collaboration of European governments as a way to get around the sanctions. She stressed, “The regime has no way out, and any solution it finds ends up firing back on them. The product of such a political impasse has been a dramatic fall in the regime’s political, economic, social and international status.”

    Addressing the resistance units and youths in Iran, she said, “Today, the regime’s existence is more than ever in danger. Iran’s society is also more prepared than any other time and simmering. The establishment of a free Iran is on the shoulders of the Iranian people and Resistance. It is your willpower that is going to determine how the present volatile conditions will evolve into the overthrow of the mullahs’ dictatorship. The secret to victory is the united struggle of the people of Iran and the evolution of uprisings pioneered by resistance units and councils.”

    The gatherings of Iranians were held simultaneously in 42 cities in Europe, North America and Australia including in Ashraf 3 (Albania); Brussels (Belgium); Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg (Canada); Copenhagen, Arhus (Denmark); London, Liverpool, Bristol, Sheffield and Birmingham (U.K.); Helsinki, Turku (Finland); Paris (France); Berlin, Cologne, Stuttgart, Frankfurt (Germany); Rome (Italy); Luxembourg (Luxembourg); The Hague, Zwolle, Eindhoven (The Netherlands); Oslo, Kristiansand (Norway); Bucharest (Romania); Zurich (Switzerland); Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Boras, Solleftea (Sweden); Washington, D.C., Berkeley, Orange County, Atlanta, Dallas (U.S.); Vienna (Austria); and Sydney (Australia).

    Patrick Kennedy, former member of the House of Representatives (U.S.); Pandeli Majko, Minister of State for Diaspora and former Prime Minister (Albania), Fatmir Mediu, leader of the Republican Party and former Defense Minister (Albania); Syed Ahmad Ghozali, former Prime Minister of Algeria; Ingrid Betancourt, former presidential candidate (Columbia); Lord Navnit Dholakia, deputy leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (U.K.); Yves Bonnet, governor and former director of DST (France); Senator Gerry Horkan, deputy chair of the Financial Committee in the Senate of South Ireland; Antonio Tasso, member of Parliament (Italy); Peter Eide, member of the parliamentary judiciary committee (Norway); a number of other lawmakers, European elected representatives, as well as political, legal and religious personalities were among the participants and speakers in this conference.

    Mr. Patrick Kennedy said, “Contrary to the Iranian regime’s propaganda, both Democrats and Republicans in the US are united in supporting a firm policy on Iran and to stand with the Iranian people in their desire for change and to have a republic based on free election, separation of religion and state and gender equality. It is within this context that we support Maryam Rajavi and her ten-point declaration for a free Iran. The regime’s propaganda against the MEK, echoed sometimes in the Western media, is the best sign of regime’s fear of the MEK’s popularity in Iran and its role in the anti-regime protests. It is time for Europe to also stand up to regime’s growing terrorism in Europe and its malign activities in the region.”

    Senator Ingrid Betancourt said in her speech, “Over the past year the Iranian regime has increased its terrorist activities in Europe and simultaneously, intensified its propaganda against the MEK. This clearly shows the fear of the regime from the MEK and its decisive role in the continued anti-regime protests in Iran and their desire for regime change. It is time the European governments adopt a firm policy against the regime and side with no ambiguity with the Iranian people. Finally, free Western media has to be alert in order to avoid spreading the dictators propaganda against democratic opposition.”

    Dozens of representatives of more than 300 Iranian associations and communities in various countries spoke in this video conference which started at 3 p.m. local time in central Europe. They reiterated their support for the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, and the Ten-Point Plan of the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi. They said the only solution to the current crisis in Iran which has driven the entire region to the edge, is the overthrow of the clerical regime and the establishment of popular sovereignty and democracy.

    Declaring their readiness for lending all-out support for the PMOI and the resistance units inside Iran in the final phase of the clerical regime’s rule, they said, “The Iranian Resistance led by Mr. Massoud Rajavi, enjoys a broad social base of support in Iran, has a strong organization, offers a clear platform and has adopted progressive and democratic plans for future Iran. It is able to bring about regime change and is capable of transferring the sovereignty to people. They have unique capacities and potentials for rebuilding the future Iran, offer social justice, and returning hope and trust to a nation which has suffered numerous treasons over the past 100 years and has been viciously suppressed and discriminated against under the dictatorships of the shahs and the mullahs.

    The Iranian communities’ representatives reiterated, “It is because of these capacities that the clerical regime considers this Resistance as its only existential threat, and in addition to brutal suppression inside Iran it is resorting to terrorism and carrying out extensive demonization and misinformation campaigns against the Iranian Resistance to justify and prepare the grounds for domestic suppression and terrorism abroad.”

    They added that in line with the uprisings in Iran and the overthrow of the regime, they see it as part of their duty to reveal the schemes and conspiracies of the Ministry of Intelligence, the terrorist Quds Force, and other agencies of the clerical regime against the only democratic alternative to the clerical regime in Iran.

    Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
    December 15, 2018

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:01 pm on 14 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    More than 100 Members of US Congress condemn terror plot targeting Iranian opposition. 

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    On the verge of the 2018 nationwide uprising against the mullahs’ regime in Iran, senior members of the United States Congress participated in a conference on December 11 held in solidarity with the Iranian people’s uprising for freedom.

    Moderated by Ambassador Adam Ereli, former U.S. envoy in Bahrain and former U.S. State Department deputy spokesperson, the Members of Congress who participated expressed their support for the Iranian people’s uprising and ongoing protests across the country while condemning the regime’s domestic crackdown and foreign support for terrorism. These speakers called for increasing decisiveness in the face of the mullahs’ regime in Iran.

    More than 100 Members of the U.S. Congress took part in this session, also voicing their support for the bipartisan Resolution 1034 condemning the Iranian regime’s terror plot targeting the massive June 30th rally held in support of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) seeking to establish a democratic republic in Iran.

    The Members of the Congress participating included Eliot Engel (D), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Judge Ted Poe (R), Chair of the Terrorism Subcommittee; Sheila Jackson-Lee (D); Brad Sherman (D); Judie Chu (D); and Steve Cohen (R).

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  • Masoud Dalvand 7:37 pm on 3 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How the Iranian regime caused a tsunami of poverty 

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    Iran, Dec. 2, 2018 – In a cold, cloudy November morning in Tehran, a chill breeze sweeps the leaves in one of the main streets of Tehran, drawing the gazes of passersby to a man lying on a piece of cardboard beside the pavement.

    Seeing homeless people, labor children, and drug addicts wandering and lying in the streets has now become a common scene in Iran.

    “70 percent of the population is under the poverty line.” These are statistics that even official state-run media cannot hide and have to reveal in a bid to maintain a modicum of a reputation as news sources.

    On October 31, state-run news agency ILNA revealed, “In the recent circumstances almost 70 percent of the population lives in a vulnerable situation that will extremely affect the low-income strata of the society. However, mid-class strata will suffer as well.”

    Tasnim, a news agency with ties to the terrorist IRGC Quds force, talked about the collapse of the middle and lower classes of the society. In a quote from Hassan Rouhani’s advisor on November 19, Tasnim wrote, “Previously, 20 percent of the society was categorized as low-class, 60 percent was classified in mid-class, and 20 percent was the rich strata. The situation has changed and now we have 40 percent low-class, 40 percent mid-class, and 20 percent high-class in the society. This is while the incomes of mid-class families has decreased twofold.”

    The above-mentioned figures are just the tip of the iceberg. The more you focus on social issues published by state-run media, the more you can find facts and figures about the disasters happening in Iran under the tyrannical rule of the mullahs.

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    The extreme poverty rate has doubled

    On October 30, state-run Pana news agency exposed that “the extreme poverty has doubled this year.” Pana then quotes a member of the regime’s parliament, “Poverty has increased in the country in comparison to past years. Previously, almost 15 percent of the Iranian population was under the extreme poverty line, but that figure has now doubled. In addition, the worker’s ability to purchase goods has plummeted due to an increase in expenses.”

    On October 26, Tasnim also exposed that laborers’ income can only provide 33 percent of necessities of their families, “Laborers must have three jobs in order to afford all the basic needs of a family of three. Otherwise, all three members of the family must have a job.”

    Laborers’ wages under the poverty line

    According to official statistics, there are more than 13 million laborers in Iran. Assuming that on average, laborers have a family of three, there are approximately 39 million Iranians who are under the poverty line and are suffering from economic problems.

    According to official reports by the regime’s organizations, which provide the most optimistic figures, the poverty line is any income that is below 50 million rials per month (approx. $446 according to the free market rate). Meanwhile, state-run website Tabnak wrote on March 19, 2018, “The Supreme Council of Labor set the lowest monthly wage for labors as 11.4 million rials ($102) for 2018.”

    It’s worth mentioning that all abovementioned figures are for full-time workers under the supervision of the labor law. However, the regime’s media say that 96 percent of Iran’s laborers are contract workers, who are even less privileged.

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    Poverty among contract laborers

    The growing joblessness in Iran has forced Iran’s laborers to accede the contract work without any benefits.

    The state-run economic news website published an article on July 17, 2017, titled “12 million contract laborers.” Revealing damning statistics in this regard, Eghtesad writes, “There are now over 13 million laborers under the coverage of Social Security Insurance, 12 million of whom are contracted. In other words, 96 percent of laborers are contracted and most of them have contracts that last between three to six months. Unfortunately, the number of contract laborers is increasing. Nearly 4 percent of laborers are full-time, and most of these laborers are elderly people on the verge of retirement. The conclusion is that we have no full-time laborers in the country.”

    In addition, the state-run news agency ISNA published an article on May 3, 2018, titled “Signing white paper as a contract, crime against laborers.” The article revealed the inhumane treatment of government employers toward laborers, “signing white papers as a contract between employers and labors is a crime committed against labors. Labors have to work with the lowest wages and without any benefits and insurances. By signing white papers, laborers are compromising their own lives. Eyewitnesses reported that in some cases, employers imprison workers in a room during the government inspections, in order to cloak the real number of workers that should be insured in the compound.”

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    Body organs market in Iran, an indicator of poverty

    One of the shocking sides of poverty in Iran is a thriving human organs market. The extreme poverty forces many people in Iran to sell their organs, and in some cases sell their children in order to overcome the living expenses for a while.

    Regrettably, this unjust phenomenon is now a common scene in Iran. You cannot find any free spaces on the street walls beside main hospitals—papers are all around containing phone numbers of organs sellers. In November, the state-run website Titr Yek Online described the situation as such: “Touring in the city of Tehran and many other cities in Iran, you will face many shocking views. Now the organs sale centers are public and people are ready to chop their bodies due to the extreme poverty in the society.”

    If you think that the story of organs sale just applies to those jobless and homeless people, you’re wrong.

    State-run ISNA news agency aired a report in October in which it revealed that the personnel of the Khomeini hospital in (the capital of Alborz Province) are now selling their kidneys due to poverty.

    “Some personnel of the hospital sold their kidneys as they were under economic pressure after the denial of the hospital management to pay their overdue wages during past months. The personnel is protesting about their denied rights saying they cannot afford their house rent or their children’s education fees,” ISNA reported. This is worth mentioning that the protest is still ongoing and the personnel are in a protesting strike.

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    Poverty in Iran’s villages

    Life situation in villages provides a more realistic picture of poverty in the country and the effects of the corrupt policies of the mullahs ruling Iran.

    Dry arable lands, deserted houses, children carrying water tanks for bringing water, desperate men sitting in the wall shad, dried wells, etc. are now the new face of villages in Iran.

    Internal migration from villages to cities is a new crisis in Iran. Water crisis and poverty are the main elements contributing to the phenomenon. Now more than 70 percent of the Iranian population, which amounts to 56 million people, are living in cities and 28 percent are in villages. It is estimating that soon many more villages will be deserted, joining the poor suburbanite stratum.

    The state-run news agency Shabestan published an article in late November discussing the situation. “According to social experts, the migration of suburbanites to metropolises in 2018 has increased 17 fold in comparison with 1982, which means that social problems have escalated at the same rate,” the report says. The article also says, “According to statistics, unofficial habitation, old structures, and villages that are located in city expansions, are home to 18 million people in Iran.”

    ISNA news agency also published an article titled “Stop the village disappearance” and revealed, “While the parliament is supporting the conversion of large villages as the source of food and agriculture, to non-facilitated cities, village disappearance is accelerating in Iran. National Institute for Demographic Studies stated that 40,000 villages in the country are now deserted.”

    The story is continuing in Iran and there are uncountable facts that can prove the unbelievable situation in Iran.

    It is very clear that poverty in Iran is the flip side of the coin of corrupt policies of the government and growing massive systematic embezzlement of government institutions.

    Iranian people are crying out for a better situation. Iran is now facing nationwide protests and strikes. Every day a city, factory laborers, organization employees, etc. rise and join their voice to other protesters. These are people who are seeking the regime change in Iran for freedom and a better life.

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