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  • Masoud Dalvand 6:51 pm on 14 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    A report on the “Free Iran Rally” in Warsaw simultaneous with the Warsaw Summit 

    Free Iran Rally Outside the Warsaw Summit

    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star): An informative report on the “Free Iran Rally” in Warsaw, simultaneous with the Warsaw Summit,
    has been published on the official website of the PMOI, which I invite you to read this report.

    PMOI/MEK supporters rallying in Warsaw, Poland
    PMOI/MEK supporters rallying in Warsaw, Poland

     Reported by PMOI/MEK

    Warsaw, Feb. 14, 2019 – As ministers and officials of several countries from across the world gathered in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss solutions and road-maps for achieving peace and stability in the Middle East, a large crowd of Iranian dissidents, supporters of Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), held a gathering to reiterate the need to support Iranian protests and regime change in Iran.

    One of the main themes to be discussed in the Warsaw conference, co-hosted by the U.S. and Poland, is the threats the Iranian regime poses to regional and global security. Many of the attendants, including ministers from the Americas, Europe and Middle East, acknowledge that the Iranian regime’s terrorist meddling in the affairs of its neighbors is a major source of insecurity.

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    PMOI/MEK supporters holding images of Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi

    Washington has also adopted a growing tone of supporting the Iranian people’s struggle.

    “We want the Iranian people to have the opportunity to live in a prosperous, peaceful society, and one that is controlled by their desires, their wishes,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview while in Warsaw.

    Along with the top American diplomat, Vice President Mike Pence and White House adviser Jared Kushner are among the attendees, as the scope of the conference focuses on Iran, the Middle East peace conflict, fighting the Islamic State, Syria and Yemen; all frontiers where the Iranian regime is meddling and forelonging the conflicts.

    Reports also indicate Jared Kushner, Special Advisory to U.S. President Donald Trump, held a behind-closed doors discussion over what is said to be Washington’s Middle East peace proposal. The Iranian regime is regularly thwarting peace efforts in the Middle East by funding terrorist groups and inciting confrontations between states.

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    Warsaw conference and international delegations

    The demonstrators, who also held a large rally on Wednesday, were there to underline that the Iranian regime’s malignant behavior will only go away when the international community strengthens its resolve against the Iranian regime and supports the millions of Iranians who are fed up with the tyranny of the mullahs and want regime change in their country.

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    PMOI/MEK supporters in Warsaw, Poland

    The conference is being held as Iran marks the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, which saw the ouster of the Shah regime and the rise of the mullahs to power. In the past year, different segments of the Iranian society have been regularly holding demonstrations across Iran, protesting government corruption, poor economic conditions and lack of freedom.

    Many of the protests are taking on political themes, calling for regime change and criticizing regime officials for squandering Iran’s riches and resources to fuel war in neighboring countries.

    The Iranian regime, hard-pressed to solve its internal crises and its isolation on the international front, has resorted to suppression of protests inside Iran and terrorist activities against dissidents abroad. In the past year, American and European authorities have foiled several terrorist plots by the Iranian regime aimed at members and supporters of MEK in their countries.


    Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Warsaw rally – February 13, 2019

    “Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world. We should not be doing business with a regime that supports terror,” said Rudy Giuliani, former New York Mayor and current lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, at an NCRI press conference on Wednesday. Giuliani stressed that the Warsaw Summit should be focused on regime change in Iran.

    Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the NCRI, who addressed yesterday’s rally, stressed the need to address the Iranian regime’s abysmal human rights record and side with the Iranian people instead of the ruling mullahs. “From the EU states who have set up a financial mechanism for the Iranian regime, we ask: Why haven’t they found any mechanism over the years to save political prisoners suffering under torture by Khamenei’s henchmen? Why haven’t they set up any mechanism to prosecute the regime’s leaders for the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, or a mechanism to prevent the crackdown on and arrests of workers, students and Iranian youths for participating in legitimate protests?” Mrs. Rajavi said.

    On Thursday, Iranian protesters in Warsaw were chanting, “Down with Rouhani and Khamenei is the cry of every Iranian,” reflecting slogans that are being chanted across Iran since nationwide uprisings erupted in late 2017.

    The protesters were also chanting, “Democracy, freedom with Maryam Rajavi,” voicing their support for the NCRI and Mrs. Rajavi plan for a future Iran. The protesters demand that the Iranian regime be expelled from the United Nations and the seat transferred to the NCRI, the true, legitimate representative of the Iranian people.

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    PMOI/MEK supporters calling for the expulsion of the Iranian regime from international institutions

    Mrs. Rajavi has offered a ten-point plan that endorses the establishment of a free, democratic and secular state, where every Iranian is given equal opportunities regardless of their gender, religion and ethnic background. The NCRI also denounces the Iranian regime’s destructive nuclear and ballistic missiles program and its terrorist meddling in other countries.

    The NCRI’s platform, along with the MEK’s history of struggling for the rights of the Iranian people, has established the coalition as the main Iranian opposition movement and the democratic alternative to the rule of the mullahs. Mrs. Rajavi has garnered international support.

    “A major question about regime change is who will replace the regime. We’ve seen that work and go wrong when there wasn’t an alternative. Here we don’t have to worry. We have an alternative. We will have groups of people who feel the same way as we do. Madame Rajavi has a ten-point plan that lays it out clearly. We want Iran to be one of the countries respected in human rights, not one of the worst countries. We want a non-nuclear Iran,” Giuliani said during his speech to Wednesday’s rally.

    “This resistance is rooted in the people and is the only force that is capable of liberating Iran,” said former Algerian President Sid Ahmed Ghozali. “The Iranian threat wants to establish its hegemony over the entire Muslim region. If we want to achieve peace and stability in the world, we have to remove this menace.”

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  • Masoud Dalvand 4:02 pm on 12 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Terror; The Mullahs Regime is Source of Regional and Global Terrorism and Warmongering. 

    The Iranian regime is the source of terrorism and warmongering in the Middle East and across the globe.

    – Designation Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) in their entireties as terrorist entities by the U.S. and the European Union;

    – Expulsion of the mullahs’ MOIS agents and IRGC Quds Force operatives from the U.S. and Europe.

    Now, the world is witnessing how IRGC is a real threat in the Middle East. Looking at the IRGC’s record, we can clearly see the IRGC’s involvement in major terror attacks:

    Facing this global threat, Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), once again stressed on the Iranian Resistance’s demands on behalf of the Iranian opposition:

    1983 – U.S. Marines base bombing in Beirut, Lebanon

    1996 – Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia

    2006 – Al-Askari mosque bombing in Samarra, Iraq

    Additionally, the IRGC is the main supporter of terrorism and fundamentalism and the element behind instability and massacre.

    A number of IRGC global terrorism victims:

    1989 – Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou – Austria

    1990 – Kazem Rajavi – Switzerland

    1991 – Shahpour Bakhtiar – France

    1992 – Mykonos Assassination – Germany

    1993 – Mohammad Hossein Naghdi – Italy

    1994 – AMIA bombing, killing 85 people – Argentina

    1996 – Zahra Rajabi – Turkey

    In parallel with the IRGC, Iran’s MOIS supports plans and executes assassinations against the opposition.

    Iran’s terror apparatus remains active in Europe as seen in recent MOIS bombing plots targeting the PMOI/MEK and a massive Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

    Iranian regime elements arrested in Belgium. MOIS agent arrested for planning terror plot.

    We reiterate Maryam Rajavi’s demands:

    – Blacklisting the IRGC and MOIS in their entirety by the U.S. & European Union

    – Expulsion of MOIS & IRGC Quds Force operatives from the U.S. & Europe;

    The solution lies in standing firm against the Iranian regime’s state-sponsored terrorism.

     
    • wizzymedpower 7:07 am on 14 Feb 2019 Permalink

      Thanks for the masterpiece.. God is in control.. Iran shall experience freedom and its citizen rejoice again! – Israel

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    • Masoud Dalvand 10:41 am on 14 Feb 2019 Permalink

      Thank you very much dear friend Israel for kind words. God bless you.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 11:26 pm on 7 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Free Iran Rally, Protesting Iranian regime’s Terrorist activities against Opposition on European Soil 

    Free Iran Rally

    Protesting Iranian regime’s Terrorist activities against Opposition on European Soil

    Echoing the voice of the Iranian people for Regime Change on 40th anniversary of 1979 Revolution 

    Place Denfert-Rochereau, Paris

    Call by Iranian Communities on international community:

    • Support #IranProtests and aspirations of the Iranian people for #IranRegimeChange & establishment of democracy
    • Condemn Iranian regime’s terrorist activities against the Iranian opposition on European soil
    • Condemn Mullahs’ human rights violations
    • Adopt a firm policy towards the theocratic regime ruling Iran

    The demonstrations in Iran affirm the balance of power is in fact shifting. #IranProtests are today openly calling for an end to the “velayat-e-faghih”, or Supreme Rule. They want regime change by the people without foreign intervention. The recent developments in Iran also suggest that concomitantly addressing the Iranian regime’s international terrorism which has now surpassed geographical borders with numerous attempted terrorist plots foiled in France, Albania, Denmark in 2018, and its wanton disregard for human rights are not only possible, but also very much attainable. The only viable option is democratic change in Iran — through the Iranian people and their organized opposition movement.

    As nationwide protests and strikes continue across Iran for over a year, and at a time where the cry for regime change and freedom is echoing throughout Iran; Iranian communities from across Europe, will come together in the Free Iran Rally, on Friday, 8 February, to echo the call for a free Iran.

    The conference, which will bring together thousands of Iranian will be addressed by prominent personalities and human and civil rights activists and members of Parliament.

    Thousands from across the Iranian diaspora and representatives of Iranian Associations will come together to address the current situation in Iran, an Iran on the brink of change.

    The rally will begin at 2:00 pm CST and will be broadcasted live on social media and websites of the Resistance and Iranian communities.

    Together we can echo the voice and message of this event!

    What you can do:

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

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

    follow live on the following social media accounts

    English: NCRI twitterFacebook

    French: CNRI TwitterFacebook

    Arabic: NCRI-Arabic TwitterFacebook

    – Join the online social media campaign, by using the hashtags #FreeIran #IStandwithMaryamRajavi and #IranProtests

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

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

    Undoubtedly, as the President-elect of Iranian Resistance Maryam Rajavi pointed out in her message,

    We believe it is possible to eradicate high prices, poverty, unemployment, shanty towns, water shortages and environmental calamities. But, before anything else, the trampled political rights, specifically the right to sovereignty of the Iranian people, must be restored and revived. This is the aim of our Resistance and the raison d’etre for the NCRI.the task of overthrowing the regime, bringing about democratic change and establishing a free Iran rests on our own shoulders and those of the Iranian people. At the same time, we would welcome any retreat by the mullahs because one thousand chalices of poison would ultimately serve the interests of 1,000 Ashrafs (resistance units).

    This event can be viewed here, The feed starts around 5 minutes before the event:

    https://towardfreeiranwithmaryamrajavi.blogspot.com/p/live-broadcast_20.html

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 7:48 pm on 6 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Regime Change: The Iranian Opposition’s Ultimate Solution 

    Feb. 5, 2019 – Regime Change: The Iranian Opposition’s Ultimate Solution.

    The Iranian people’s right to resistance and freedom needs to be recognized.

    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 Pompeo reiterated that when America partners with enemies such as the mullahs, “they advance.”

    Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), welcomed the United States’ distancing itself from policies whose first victims have been the Iranian people and the Iranian Resistance.

    As ministers from several states get ready to gather for the Poland Summit in Warsaw to discuss the threats posed by the Iranian regime, Maryam Rajavi 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, 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:

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

    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;

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

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

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

    The ouster of the mullahs’ illegitimate regime from the UN and recognition of representation by the Iranian people’s just Resistance;

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

    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.


     
  • Masoud Dalvand 7:57 pm on 4 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    International conference calls for a firm policy toward the growing terrorism of the Iranian regime 

    Brussels – Feb. 4, 2019 – On Monday, a conference at the European Parliament headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, discussed the growing terrorist activities of the Iranian regime and the correct policy that the international community, especially Europe, must take to address the threats posed by the Iranian regime.

    Former EP Vice President Alejo Vidal-Quadras

    Former EP Vice President Alejo Vidal-Quadras

    The conference comes less than two weeks prior to a major international conference in Warsaw, Poland, where senior officials will be discussing multitudes of threats the Iranian regime is posing to global peace and security. It is also being held against the backdrop of increased terrorist activities by the Iranian regime in Europe.

    Former European Parliament Vice President Dr. Alejo Vidal Quadras, who moderated the conference, stressed that terrorist acts coming out of Iran are being coordinated at the highest levels of power within the regime, a fact that Iranian regime Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif implicitly admitted to in a recent parliament hearing.

    “However, [EU foreign policy chief Federica] Mogherini and her colleagues are trying to hide this truth,” Quadras said. “The remarks of Iranian officials and the facts on the ground leave no doubt that we are faced with the rise of Iranian terrorism against Europe. We must protect our countries.”

    Quadras also criticized the EU’s decision to only take minimal punitive measures against the Iranian regime for its terrorist activities. “The question is, why only a branch of the Intelligence ministry and not all of it has been added to the European terror list. Why hasn’t the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) been sanctioned. Why not the Supreme Leader and the President, who are directly responsible for many of these plots, been sanctioned? Why are Europeans seeking business as usual with the Iranian regime,” Quadras said.

    Quadras warned that the European Union’s appeasement policy is giving the Iranian regime the green light continue its terrorism. “The EU insists the nuclear deal remains in its security interest. Yet these terror plots have happened after the nuclear deal was forged, which casts doubt over the promised security of the nuclear deal,” he said.

    Judge Freeh: The only language this regime understands and respects is applied force and sanctions

    Former FBI Director Louis Freeh

    Former FBI Director Louis Freeh

    “In Europe, we know the historical dangers and consequences of improper appeasement,” said Former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who spoke at the conference.

    Freeh stressed that the terrorist activity by the Iranian regime is not the work of several rogues or people who are unilaterally performing acts of terrorism on their own. “It’s controlled by the state,” he said. “The constitution of the regime dictates to pursue terrorism against activists and opponents. The regime has a pattern of practice of terrorism to achieve its goal.”

    Judge Freeh explained that while the regime is faced with an economic crisis and a plummeting national currency, it is desperate to maintain its influence and leverage. “That’s why it is resorting to terrorism,” he said.

    European countries want to both appear strong and they also desire their relationship with the Iranian regime, Judge Freeh said, which is resulting in a contradictory policy of trade deals and very minimal punishments for egregious acts of terrorism by the regime.

    “The U.S. has taken a strong position that you can’t trust the Iranian regime. It could never be trusted because the mullahs ruling the country don’t have the same respect for the rule of law that we all do. If you can’t trust a partner, you can’t do commerce with that partner,” Freeh said. “The regime is trying to murder people in Paris who are peacefully advocating for freedom. There was a plot with Iranian diplomats to blow those people up.”

    Freeh also asserted that despite a failed terror plot in Paris, the Iranian regime continued its terrorist activities in Europe. “The regime will continue to operate that way as long as European capitals tolerate that,” he said.

    Regarding recent EU sanctions against a small subset of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry (MOIS), Freeh said, “When you only sanction a small branch, you’re giving the green light to your adversary to continue terrorist acts and that you’re willing to continue to do business.”

    “We want the people of Iran to someday have the freedoms that we’re taking for granted.

    European governments must strengthen their resolve against the Iranian regime.

    The entire MOIS must be sanctioned. The IRGC must be sanctioned, as well as leaders and officials,” Freeh recommended. “The only thing this regime understands and respects is applied force and sanctions.”

    Farzin Hashemi: Terrorism is part of the regime’s DNA

    NCRI member Farzin Hashemi

    NCRI member Farzin Hashemi

    Farzin Hashemi, a member of the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), provided details into the regime’s terror network active in Europe.

    “The Iranian regime’s MOIS, IRGC and IRGC Quds Force are all involved in the mullahs’ terrorism apparatus. Our latest information from inside the regime relates to the regime’s terror plot against the opposition Iran Freedom rally on June 30th in Paris.

    “Reza Amiri Moghadam of the MOIS collaborated with Asdollah Assadi, a Vienna-based diplomat, to carry out the operation targeting the major rally. This is a clear example of the coordination of Iran’s different agencies and that decisions are made at the highest ranks of the regime.”

    In reference to Albania, where members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) are based and the Iranian regime is focusing its main terrorism efforts, Hashemi explained how the government of this country has adopted strong measures against Tehran.

    “The prime minister of Albania expelled the Iranian ambassador and chief intelligence officer from his country. Albanian officials explained that the Iranian regime were plotting to bomb a ceremony of the PMOI/MEK. Mohammad Nia, one of the expelled diplomats, was also one of the members of the nuclear negotiations team.

    Hashemi went on to shed light on the closely knit terrorism-decision making network in Tehran.

    “The MOIS is closely tied to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in terrorist activities. Terrorism is institutionalized at the highest levels of the mullahs’ regime, at the Supreme Security Council headed by the President, now being Hassan Rouhani. Afterwards, the decisions are sent to the office of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei for approval. Terrorism is part of the regime’s DNA,” the NCRI member explained.

    Looking forward, Hashemi spelled out the measures necessary for Europe in the face of the Iranian regime’s growing threats.

    “I think it is time for Europe to take a firm stance vis-a-vis the mullahs’ regime. All officials involved in these decisions must be sanctioned. They do not represent the Iranian people. They are in fact suppressing the Iranian people at home, while being interlocutors of Mrs. Mogherini,” Hashemi explained as he emphasized.

    “The entirety of the MOIS, the IRGC and all individuals engaged in the acts of terrorism must be blacklisted. The EU should also listen to the Iranian people and put an end to this illusion that there are two different factions in Iran. These terrorism activities are carried out by the entirety of the regime and approved by the Supreme Leader.”

    Giulio Terzi: There must be much more courage among European countries

    Former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi

    Former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi

    The Iranian regime is especially unique in using its embassies and missioning its diplomats for not only intelligence gathering measures, but also carrying out terrorism plots.

    “Clear and proactive initiatives by member states should be adopted. There is an ongoing cooperation between Western intelligence and Iranian proxies… Iran has a special status in its approach and relationship with the West, especially in regards to intelligence interaction. The cooperation here is on a different level,” said former Italian Former Minister Giulio Terzi.

    “Diplomats suspected of being involved in criminal plans must be immediately expelled from European countries. A strong policy must be adopted. There must be much more courage among European countries. We must pay special attention to the safety and security of our people,” he emphasized for EU officials in Brussels who decide on their policy and approach with the Iranian regime.

    “The cyberthreats from Iran must also be dealt with in a specific way,” the former Italian Foreign Minister added as Tehran steps up its malign activities in this field.

    Yves Bonnet: Europe must consider closing Iranian embassies

    Former French intelligence chef Yves Bonnet

    Former French intelligence chef Yves Bonnet

    Totalitarian regimes resort to terrorism to remove their opponents, explained former French intelligence chief Yves Bonnet. Defined as state terrorism, it is worse than other forms of terrorism and far worse to have terrorism carried out under diplomatic cover and through embassies, he continued.

    “The Islamic Republic of Iran is one of these terrorist state. It is carrying out bomb plots, assassinations, abductions and much more, especially in the first two decades of its existence,” the DST chief added.

    What remains mind boggling to those unfamiliar with the terrorism nature of this regime is the reason and logic behind Tehran’s terrorism campaigns and measures.

    “Why is the regime taking the risk to engage in terrorist activities again? It is faced with various difficulties on political and economic fronts. And it is its habit to make terrorist attempts against the opposition whenever it finds itself in a difficult situation,” Bonnet emphasized.

    “The new stance of European diplomacy is great news, and it will complicate things for the Iranian regime, which usually banks on rivalries between European states. But we must also make it clear that we’re willing to take further steps, such as closing down their embassies. Because it’s clear that the Iranian regime uses its embassies at bases of operations for its terrorist activities,” the DST chief reiterated by voicing strong measures against Tehran’s mullahs.

    “I think that we must very seriously consider the closure of Iranian embassies, and expel the diplomats whose only interest is eliminating opposition members. Accordingly, we must consider the international recognition of the Iranian Resistance as the real representatives of the Iranian people.”

    Claude Moniquet: The Iranian regime needs to eliminate MEK and NCRI to maintain its hold on power

    Claude Moniquet

    Claude Moniquet

    For four decades, the Iranian regime has been using terrorism as a foreign policy tool, according to Claude Moniquet, a retired French journalist and a former intelligence agent at the French Directorate-General for External Security.

    “[Iran’s regime] uses terrorism to fuel tensions in the Middle East… This regime has developed a security apparatus that, on the one hand is designed to extend its rule, and on the other, to expand its terrorist ideology abroad,” he explained.

    “There might be personal rivalries between the mullahs, but where foreign policy is concerned and the use of the diplomatic apparatus for terrorism, regime officials are of a like mind and all decisions are made by the Supreme National Security Council,” the former DST intelligence agent added.

    The Iranian regime is based on the two pillars of domestic crackdown and foreign warmongering. Terrorism is one such tool used by Tehran in response to a conglomerate of crises.

    “Why would the regime resort to terrorism? There are internal problems in Iran. The regime needs to eliminate the MEK and NCRI to maintain its hold on power. Because these are the main opposition that can organize protests in Iran. The regime also has interests in preventing the Palestinian and Israeli peace talks to keep the situation in Middle East complicated and insecure,” Moniquet explained, shedding light on the various aspects of Tehran’s malign activities.

    “The regime has also carried out terrorist activities in Europe. There were dozens killed in Europe in the past decades, but the Iranian regime has never met a firm response. Europe has conveyed the message to the Iranian regime that it can conduct terrorist activities on their soil without being held to account,” he added, reiterating the importance of Europe adopting a firm approach against the mullahs’ regime.

    “For the first time, we have an Iranian diplomat who has been arrested because of his direct involvement in a terrorist plot. We have a chance to take firm action, including expelling diplomats, closing embassies and cutting diplomatic ties until the regime respects international norms and values.”

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 7:52 pm on 31 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    A report on Iran’s missile program; Ballistic missile tests under the name of the launch of a research satellite missile. 

    By Masoud Dalvand

    The Ballistic missile project, entitled “Payam Satellite”, launched on January 15, 2019, failed to locate the satellite in Earth’s orbit.

    Other countries in the world, including France, condemned the missile test as a violation of UNSC’s resolution 2231.

    “France recalls that the Iranian missile program (does) not conform with U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231,” Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in a daily briefing.


    Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll


    It was a scandal while the Mullah Rouhani(Iran regime’s president), in his speech at Gonbad-e-Kavous city, told a ridiculous story of the impending launch of the “Payam Satellite” by the regime to space.
    Mullah Rohani – January 14, 2019:
    “We are a country that will launch two satellites in the coming days, God willing. The “Payam satellite”which is built by our own. The satellite and he missile carrying the satellite is made by our own university, will pass 6 times on the top of our head on a day!”
    Following this claim, the State Department, in response to Rouhani’s announcement, said the Iranian regime should immediately refrain from carrying out nuclear-related missile activities, including missile tests. The missile program of this regime violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

    According to the Iranian regime, the Mullahs continue to conduct ballistic missile tests for missile launchers to upgrade their missile program.
    Iranian Resistance Information also indicates that the launch of the “Payam Satellite Missile” launched on January 15, 2019, and the mid-range ballistic missile, before December 1, 2018, was confirmed by Khamenei and a high security decision of the regime.

    The launch of all “Shahab 3” missiles and similar missiles, “Sajjil” and “Ghadr” missiles, and satellites, all of which can carry nuclear warheads, can only be carried out with the approval of Khamenei.

    In this regard, Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouz Abadi, former head of the regime’s armed forces headquarters on November 13, 2016, admitted that “If Khamenei allowed us, the missile will be fire, If he does not allow us, the missiles will not be fired. if Khamenei decides, the missile will be launched”.
    It should be noted that the launch of all satellite missiles is carried out by the air force of the Revolutionary Guards(IRGC). The missiles in the IRGC Air-Space Agency were built by IRGC specialists and the Mullah’s regime is trying to pretend to be a so-called “scientific project” by putting civilians names.
    It is interesting to note that the reason for the establishment of the
    Air-Space Force of IRGC is the expansion of the regime’s missile activities as one of the strategic objectives of the regime to protect the regime and to pursue its interventionist goals in the countries of the region and elsewhere in the world.
    Remember that the Brigade Gen. of the Revolutionary Guard, Hassan Tehrani Moghadam, who was the highest missile specialist in the IRGC, on November 22, 2011, in a garrison of the Revolutionary Guards called “Moddarres” in the “Bidgane Mellard” District, south-eastern Tehran, due to the syndetic in the electric system of Missile warhead was killed.
    Our fellow countrymen in the east of Tehran heard it’s voice, and they must remember that the garrison parts were scattered around it for miles around.

    In the explosion, the Revolutionary Guard lost some of its highest experts in addition to Hassan Tehrani Moghadam.


    It is clear that conducting missile tests, with global condemnation and subsequent implications for the regime, is the overwhelming need of the Mullahs to survive and cover the weakness and fragility of the regime in the current critical situation and the risk of overthrowing the mullahs regime.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 6:51 pm on 31 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Iran, , US Intelligence Community, USA, World, Worldwide Threat   

    Iran part in the Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community 

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    Please see below all parts that mention Iran in the statement for the record presented by Director Coats to the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on 29 January. 

    STATEMENT FOR THE RECORD
    WORLDWIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT OF THE US INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
    Daniel R. Coats, Director of National Intelligence
    Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    January 29, 2019
    FOREWORD
    Issues as diverse as Iran’s adversarial behavior, deepening turbulence in Afghanistan, and the rise of nationalism in Europe all will stoke tensions.
    GLOBAL THREATS
    CYBER
    Our adversaries and strategic competitors will increasingly use cyber capabilities—including cyber espionage, attack, and influence—to seek political, economic, and military advantage over the United States and its allies and partners. China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea increasingly use cyber operations to threaten both minds and machines in an expanding number of ways—to steal information, to influence our citizens, or to disrupt critical infrastructure.
    Iran
    Iran continues to present a…

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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:40 am on 29 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Iran, , , Mahan Air,   

    The IRGC is a corrupt mafia of terrorism and crimes in Iran, the Middle East and the entire world. 


    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star): In order to know more about the terrorist activities of the Iranian regime in the region of the Middle East and in the whole world, in addition to missile activities and support for militias and terrorist groups, the seemingly economic and commercial activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) must be carefully considered.

    The IRGC intervenes like an octopus in all security, political, military, social, Internet and economic sectors, because it protects the dictatorship of the mullahs from overthrow by the Iranian people.

    Most of the major oil and economic projects in Iran are under the control of this terrorist and corrupt force. Money from economic activities by the IRGC is spent on missile projects and the continuation of proxy wars in Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan, and the repression of uprisings of the Iranian people inside the country.

    An important part of these funds is also paid to the accounts of the senior IRGC commanders because they are all corrupt and thieves. In one word, the IRGC is a corrupt mafia of assassinations and crimes in Iran, the Middle East and the entire world.

    One of the companies owned by this terrorist force, is Mahan Air(an airlines company), which was recently banned by Germany and the United States. This so-called airline has its main task of sending weapons and militias and members of the IRGC to Syria to continue the war and protect the bloodthirsty dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad.

    The following article provides readers with information on this airline owned by the IRGC’s terrorist force. I invite you to read this article. Published on the official website of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

    A look at Mahan Air, the IRGC-owned Iranian airline spreading death and destruction

    Mahan airline industry
    Mahan airline industry

    Analysis by PMOI/MEK

    Jan. 28, 2019 – Just a few days ago, Germany announced that Iranian airline Mahan Air is no longer allowed to enter German airspace. In response, the Iranian regime’s minister of roads and urban development Mohammad Eslami said, “All the companies and airline industry of the Islamic Republic are sanctioned, and Mahan Air is among them.”

    On January 21, Reuters quoted German sources that Mahan Air’s license for flying to German has been canceled. According to Reuters, the German federal government cited “safety problems” and the possibility of Iranian use of Mahan Air for “military purposes” as the reasons for its decision.

    In a January 21 meeting between EU foreign ministers, German FM Heiko Maas said that Iranian Mahan Air transports weapons and soldiers to war-torn areas in Syria.

    In a separate statement, German foreign ministry announced, “this decision has been taken in light of the recent sanctions agreed upon by the EU Council after the [terroristic] developments in France and Denmark.”

    In June last year, the Iranian intelligence ministry plotted a failed attempt to plant a bomb in a grand gathering by the Iranian Resistance. At least three Iranians were arrested in connection with the attack, one of them an Iranian diplomat named Asadollah Assadi, from the Iranian regime’s embassy in Vienna, Austria.

    Considering the recent developments, the foreign commission of the National Council of Resistance of Iran published a detailed report of Mahan Airs past record and its connections with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

    Mahan Air, while registered as a private company, has had vast links to the highest levels of Iranian officials from day one and has benefited a semi-official status of state-sponsorship throughout its life.

    The Mola Almowaheddin institute, which describes itself as a charity, owns 100 percent of Mahan Air’s stock.

    Mahan Air was founded in the city of Kerman, the capital of Kerman province in Iran. Mahan is the name of a small city 35 kilometers from Kerman. Ata’ollah Mohajerani, the minister of culture and guidance during the presidency of Mohammad Khatami, chose the name for Mahan Air.

    Mahan Air was founded shortly after the Quds Force, IRGC’s foreign terrorist arm, was established.

    Virtually all Mahan Air’s decision makers and major players are members of the IRGC and commanders of Qassem Soleimani’s Quds Force. A short list of some of them follows:

    • Hamid Arabnejad, chairman and CEO of Mahan Air, is a very close friend to Qassem Soleimani
    • Hamid Aslani, currently advisor to Hamid Arabnejad, is a Brigadier general of the IRGC. He is a former member of IRGC’s SWAT teams and later became head of the human resources in IRGC. At the same time, he became the HR head of Mahan Air.
    • Hamid Asgari, heads Mahan Air’s catering through a company named Arman. Formerly, he was one of the commanders of IRGC’s 41st division, known as the Tharallah Division. He is close to Qassem Soleimani.

    Through connections in the highest levels of Iraq’s government, particularly Hadi Al-Amiri, former Iraqi minister of transportation and head of the Badr Organization, Qassem Soleimani organized Mahan Air’s flights over Iraqi airspace to transport weapons and equipment to Syria.

    On a daily basis, Mahan Air conducts flights from Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, and Abadan to Damascus over Iraq to transport weapons, equipment and fighters to aid the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

    In groups of approximately 200 individuals each, Mahan Air transports militias, including Afghan nationals who have been hired by IRGC, to Damascus.

    Iraqi militias affiliated with the Quds Force, are transported from Iraq’s Basra to Iran’s Abadan by bus, and from there flown to Damascus by Mahan Air.

     
    • wizzymedpower 7:18 am on 30 Jan 2019 Permalink

      It is well in Iran.. Prayers are going on. God will intervene with His power to bring lasting peace in the Nation of Iran Amen!

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    • Masoud Dalvand 6:34 pm on 31 Jan 2019 Permalink

      Amen! thank you so much dear friend. God bless you.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 4:11 pm on 22 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Iran, , Poland,   

    Iranian mullahs are concerned about the Poland summit and the Iranian opposition’s activities 

    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star): On February 13 and 14, 2019, an international conference will be held in Warsaw, capital of Poland.

    The summit will be at the invitation of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who will focus on the Iranian regime in the Middle East.

    Tens of countries will attend this summit. Since its announcement, many reactions have been shown by the terrorist and religious dictatorship ruling Iran against the summit.

    The following article outlines the concerns of the Iranian regime in this regard. This article published on the MEK/PMOI website.

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    Next month’s Poland conference, focused on Middle East security and containing the negative influence of the Iranian regime, has become increasingly a source of concern for the Iranian regime.

    But a particular point that always reveals the truth behind the Iranian mullahs’ tough play about stability and power is their fear of their main organized opposition, PMOI/MEK and NCRI, which shows boldly among Iranian officials’ concerns for the Poland summit.

    On January 19, Mardom Salari newspaper, close to Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani’s faction, showed the regime’s fear of PMOI becoming involved in the Warsaw summit and wrote: “PMOI becoming active isn’t a good sign.”

    Meanwhile, newspapers close to Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei are already declaring the defeat of the summit before it has started out of fear that it would succeed.

    “The anti-Iranian summit of Poland is a failure even before it even begins,” writes Keyhan newspaper, widely known as the mouthpiece of the supreme leader.

    Arman newspaper interviewed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of deceased regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini, under an article titled, “The defeat of Warsaw’s summit is definite.”

    But beneath the show of power and indifference, the cracks are showing through the façade the regime has put up.

    Ali Khoram, the Iranian regime’s former ambassador to the UN, warns about an international consensus in the Poland summit and expresses his concern about Iran’s isolation on a global level.

    “If Mike Pompeo succeeds in transforming the propaganda summit of Poland into a political summit, it will be the prelude of a military coalition against Iran. At this time, agreements with Iran’s friends will be very helpful. For instance, PMOI’s connections with Afghanistan’s central government is a stark warning about friends separating [themselves] from Iran,” Khoram says.

    “Although such a summit in Poland is opposed to principles of international laws and the Charter of the United Nations, but if the majority of the invited countries announce their readiness for a goal and consensus is reached, it will become an unwritten international law that could even be used against Iran by other countries,” Khoram further says.

    “All the parties are swiftly overcoming their opposition to the U.S. invitation, so they become enemies of the [Iranian] regime. Meanwhile, it doesn’t appear that the [Iranian] regime has even one true friend who stands against this heavy political wave and supports the [Iranian] regime. Our friends usually stick with us until the limits of their own fleeting interests are reached, and when they receive compensation from the U.S., they will abandon their friendship with the [Iranian] regime,” he further complained.

    In an interview with Arman newspaper on January 19, Fereydoon Majlesi, a former Iranian diplomat, also says: “John Bolton, [U.S. President Donald] Trump’s National Security Advisor, and [Mike] Pompeo, U.S. Secretary of State, have also said that the sanctions against the [Iranian] regime must continue to the point where this country [Iran] is crushed! They’ve used a term that’s not usual in diplomatic parlance.”

    Majlesi expresses the necessity to back off and further says: “EU countries want the Islamic Republic to start a new policy on the international stage and act on different levels of politics and economy and decrease some of its activities. This issue is very sensitive and important to the west. In this regard, Iranian officials need to choose a path to decrease sensitivities.”

    According to state-run ISNA news agency, a few days earlier, Alaeddin Borujerdi, member of the security commission in the Iranian regime’s Majlis (Parliament), drew a connection between the Warsaw summit and the PMOI and said: “Recently, among anti-[Iranian] regime policies by European countries under U.S. pressure, we’ve witnessed the transport of PMOI to Albania and some other scenarios by European countries, that show these U.S. policy is supposed to continue.”

    These statements show that on the one hand, the Iranian regime is facing an unprecedented international isolation and on the other hand, the Iranian opposition is gradually advancing its cause on the global level.

    These recent developments have also increased the internal fight among the ruling political factions in Iran.

    If the Poland summit, as Khomeini’s grandson and Ali Khamenei’s mouthpiece, the Keyhan newspaper, boldly say, is already doomed to fail before it even started, why the complaints and warnings by Iranian officials about the summit in the first place?

    If the Iranian regime is as stable and powerful as its minions like to claim, why can’t it just ignore the Warsaw summit and continue to spread its twisted version of “freedom” and “equality”—read death and destruction—throughout the world? Why bother at all?

    Truth is that the Iranian regime faces a growing popular dissent on Iranian streets that results from four decades of kleptocracy and nepotism, blatant mismanagement of the economy and corruption. Its Islamic propaganda that used to boost its base’s moral and justify its politics find less and less credibility and its organized opposition, culminated in the PMOI and the NCRI, have gained increasing international recognition and respect.

    Considering the situation, a global consensus and coalition against the Iranian regime’s meddling and interference, is the last piece of a puzzle that cold possibly lead to disposing a regime that is a reminder of the dark ages in the 21 century.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:04 am on 20 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Cyber army, Iran, , , Restart   

    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.

    Quotes from Tweets Sound Familiar

    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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