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  • Masoud Dalvand 4:24 pm on 20 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranian New Year with the Iranian Resistance 




    We invite you to be with us on the ‘s Day with the Iranian Resistance. For watching please click on the below link:

    Iranian New Year with the Iranian Resistance


  • Masoud Dalvand 10:44 am on 18 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran’s genuine Nowruz(Persian New Year) is on its way. 


    Maryam Rajavi: The protest movement has not stopped. Waves of protests follow one another. This is how people rise up and create their genuine feast of freedom.

    This winter, entwined with protests and uprisings, is now going to give its place to spring in such a way to prepare the future year for movement and uprising and for advancement towards victory and freedom.
    In reality, the protests did not stop their movement despite widespread arrests and especially the regime’s slaughter of innocent youths under torture. The movement continued to thrive in the general strike of Baneh, the extensive protests of the Steel workers of Isfahan, the protests by workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Factory in Khuzistan, and the uprising of the farmers in east Isfahan. Waves of protests follow one another.
    This is how people rise up and create their genuine feast of freedom.
    The rise of this blissful Nowrouz is coupled with the fall of the old regime and the ruling fundamentalists. The mullahs’ religious tyranny faces multiple challenges: A powerful popular protest movement, an internal fight over Khamenei’s heir, its shrinking financial resources, a deadlock in the war in Syria, international tensions over its ballistic missile program and the JCPOA, the defections from its Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), etc. However, the most terrifying for the regime are four major incidents:
    The most terrifying things for the regime are four major predicaments: The ubiquitous chants of “death to Khamenei”, eruption of the protests despite maximum suppression, and the absence of external escape goats such as the war with Iraq or the fight against Daesh, and assistance from advocates of the policy of appeasement. This year, in contrast to the previous years, the regime has no way out.
    The clerical dictatorship is at an impasse which is the product of years of steadfast perseverance of the people of Iran, their valiant children in the PMOI, and the protesters. This is, of course, very important but what is more inspiring for the people of Iran is the new horizon which has emerged through the uprisings in December and January and is going to answer the question of regime change by 1,000 bastions of rebellion, 1,000 Ashraf’s and the Army of Freedom.
    The time has come for the great house cleaning in our homeland.
    Iran’s genuine Nowruz is on its way.

    • wizzymedpower 1:14 am on 19 Mar 2018 Permalink

      thanks for this wonderful post.. Updating and Fighting for the freedom of his nation.. Our prayer everyday is that the Nation of Iran shall experience peace and stability in Jesus Name.. Amen

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    • Masoud Dalvand 9:25 am on 19 Mar 2018 Permalink

      Amen, thanks so much.

      Liked by 1 person

  • Masoud Dalvand 11:17 am on 16 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The Pyongyang-Tehran Axis 

    Iran N. Korea axis

    By Richard Goldberg and Mark Dubowitz

    Wall Street Journal, March 14, 2018 – Defying precedent and conventional wisdom, President Trump says he’ll meet in May with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Mr. Trump wants a sustainable deal that leads to North Korean denuclearization. The president’s critics scoff, and even his supporters are rightly skeptical. But Mr. Trump has conditions: His policy of maximum sanctions pressure will remain in place, Pyongyang must commit to the goal of denuclearization upfront, and it must refrain from missile or nuclear tests during talks. That may give him some leverage.
    But if there’s one thing that would help Mr. Trump to succeed, it’s fixing the fatally flawed nuclear deal with Iran. The Iran-North Korea axis dates back more than 30 years. The two regimes have exchanged nuclear expertise, cooperated widely on missile technologies, and run similar playbooks against Western negotiators. The fear: Tehran is using Pyongyang for work no longer permitted under the 2015 nuclear deal while perfecting North Korean-derived missile delivery systems back home.
    Iran and North Korea both began their pursuit by acquiring designs and materials from Pakistan’s infamous A.Q. Khan proliferation network. Reports of more extensive cooperation haven’t been confirmed: Iran reportedly sent its nuclear chief, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, to a North Korean nuclear test in 2013. Last summer North Korea’s second-highest-ranking official reportedly visited Iran for 10 days. In early 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Pyongyang and Tehran could be cooperating to develop a nuclear weapon.
    Missile cooperation is extensive. Iran’s Shahab-3 nuclear-capable ballistic missile, whose 800-mile range means it can hit Israel, is based on North Korea’s Nodong missile. The 1,200-mile-range Khorramshahr missile, which Iran showed off last year, was derived from North Korea’s BM-25
    For years Iran watched Pyongyang play the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations to advance its nuclear and missile programs. The Kim regime demonstrated how a relatively weak country could persuade the U.S. to yield on major concessions along a patient pathway to nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.
    The Islamic Republic followed North Korea’s lead when it negotiated the enrichment of uranium and potential reprocessing of plutonium on its own soil, crossing what for years had been an international red line. In exchange for short-lived restrictions on its nuclear program, missiles and conventional arms, Tehran will soon have industrial-size capabilities to enrich uranium and possibly reprocess plutonium for atomic weapons, nuclear-capable missiles, and hundreds of billions of dollars in sanctions relief.
    Mr. Trump appears determined to regain American leverage. On Jan. 12, he declared that he would reinstate the most powerful economic sanctions against Iran by May 12 unless Europe agrees to join the U.S. in fixing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. His demands: Eliminate the deal’s sunset provisions, constrain Iran’s nuclear-capable missile program, and demand intrusive inspections of Iranian military sites. All of these conditions would be tied to a snap-back of powerful U.S. and European Union sanctions if Iran was found in breach.
    To date the Europeans have refused to budge, especially on the sunset provisions, perhaps not believing Mr. Trump will leave the deal. They are adamant that nothing must be done to jeopardize the JCPOA, which they see as an important foreign-policy accomplishment—not to mention a lucrative one, with billions of dollars of potential Iranian business for their companies.
    If Mr. Trump caves in to European pressure on the sunset provisions, the agreement will grant Iran a legitimate nuclear program with weapons capability within a decade. In that case, the president will be hard-pressed to get North Korea to agree to permanent denuclearization. If he agrees to let Iran keep testing nuclear-capable missiles that threaten Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates or Israel, North Korea will expect the right to test nuclear-capable missiles to hit South Korea, Japan and Guam. If he buckles on an Iranian nuclear breakout time of less than one year or on the development of advanced centrifuges that enable an easier clandestine nuclear sneak out, he will signal to Pyongyang that it, too, can withstand American pressure. Then Pyongyang can resume its march to nuclear-tipped missiles that hold America and its allies hostage.
    Former Obama-administration officials warn that if Mr. Trump abandons their Iran nuclear deal, North Korea will view the U.S. as an untrustworthy partner. The opposite is true. The North Korean dictator wants to talk because the Trump administration’s campaign of maximum economic sanctions pressure is working.
    But if the president agrees to a fictional fix to the JCPOA, or if he responds to a stalemate by backing down from the threat to reimpose maximum economic sanctions, North Korea will see Mr. Trump as a paper tiger. Conversely, if North Korea sees that Iran is held to tough nuclear and missile standards, backed by the credible threat of crippling sanctions, Mr. Trump will be better positioned to make it clear to Pyongyang that he means business.
    The path to a denuclearized Korean Peninsula thus runs through Tehran. If Mr. Trump fixes the fatal flaws of the Iran deal, or even if he scraps it because the Europeans balk, his high-stakes North Korean gamble may yet succeed. Even if it doesn’t, he’ll have stopped Iran from following North Korea’s path to nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them.
    Mr. Goldberg is a senior adviser and Mr. Dubowitz chief executive at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

    Source: The Pyongyang-Tehran Axis

  • Masoud Dalvand 7:07 pm on 12 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The message of the National Fire Feast in Iran: Fire is the answer to fire 


    Spring and Nowruz are on the way. A few days before the New Year, we will celebrate the National Fire Festival. A celebration of the ancient Persian traditions, which has been welcoming of spring for many centuries. This celebration is a symbol for eliminating bad things. Thus, with good wishes for all Iranian people, we will be celebrating the New Year.

    Background of “Chaharshanbeh Souri” or National Fire Festival

    Sour means celebration, feast, and redness; a redness that is a sign of fire.

    Our predecessors believed that the fire, as one of the four elements in nature, that is a cleaner and the only element that is not contaminated.

    For this reason, when they jumped on the fire on “Fire Feast”, everyone was singing “My jaundice to you, your redness to me”.

    The National Fire Feast has been held for many centuries on the night of the last Wednesday of the year, throughout Iran, attended by all the Iranian people, young and old, women and men, children and adults. Iranians believe that by burning the fire and burning the bushes and thorns, the space of the house will be purified from the evil creatures, and the devil and evil will be far from home.

    A few days before the Nowruz, people called the “Fire Creators”, who was the messenger of the “Ahoori” on Fire Feast celebration, we’re going to all the cities and villages to prepare people for this ritual.

    The celebration of “Chaharshanbeh Suri” is also interwoven with the religious culture and traditions of the Iranian people. It is said that the Mukhtar uprising for revenge of the martyrs of Karbala began on this day, with the celebration of Fire Feast in Kufa, whose inhabitants were more than Iranians.

    The message of this year’s Fire Feast in Iran

    In Iran’s history, Fire Festival, though it was held every year as a national celebration and for the joy and welcome of spring and Nowruz, but also has the message of the solidarity, alliance and the struggle against tyranny in the historical memory of the people of this land.

    This year is the celebration of Fire Feast on the eve of spring, which will promote the spring of Iran’s liberation, and will be followed by the fiery uprising of the Iranian people in the last months, which is still ongoing.

    During this uprising, the courageous youth of Iran, burned the signs of evil: They set fire to the images of Khamenei, and the centers of ignorance and deceit and oppression and, with the slogan of “Death on the principle of Velayat-e faqih”, and “Death to Khamenei”, announced to all over the country their message.

    On the eve of “Fire Feast”, have raised thousands of rebellious hub, in all the cities of the country to prepare Iran for the blessing of this national feast and the uprising against the evil regime that has infected Iran and the Iranian people for 40 years.

    This year “Chaharshanbeh Souri”, celebrated not only by the youths and the women of our homeland but also by all the great people of Iran. This is a celebration of fire for light and freedom for Iran.

    An uprising that will destroy the black sovereignty of the Mullahs in a flaming and liberating fire. It will bring happiness and freedom to the people of Iran and throughout the region.

    And this uprising will continue until the final victory and liberation of Iran.

    Source: The message of the National Fire Feast in Iran: Fire is the answer to fire

  • Masoud Dalvand 7:34 pm on 11 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Regime’s Fear of Nationwide Protests on the Verge of National Fire Festival 

    Iran Uprising – No. 107

    The clerical regime, fearful of the explosion of anger of the people in the National Fire Festival (Last Wednesday of each year in Persian calendar) and following the call of the social headquarter of the People’s Mojahedin inside Iran, under the title of “The National Fire Festival celebration; another uprising against the dictatorship of the mullahs,” tries in vain to reduce the scope and dimensions of popular uprisings on this day with all kinds of threats and arrests.

    IRGC Brigadier General Hossein Rahimi, commander of Greater Tehran’s Police, warned on March 9 that those who would cause insecurity on Chahrshanbeh Souri (fire festival) would be arrested. He came back to the scene on March 7 and said: “Behaviors that are disruptive to the order … is the red line of the police and we deal with them severely. The forces will be on alert from 2:00 pm of Tuesday, and those who throw firecrackers from the vehicles and cause disturbance will be arrested themselves and their cars will be seized. We have discovered 100 million pieces of firecracker materials.”

    IRGC Brigadier General BakhshAlii Kamrani, Hamedan Provincial Police Chief, on March 8, threatened that “the police are decisive in dealing with the perpetrators and disrupters of the security and tranquility of the people,” saying that this year, the seizure of firecracker materials in the province rose 135 percent compared to last year.

    On March 2, Colonel Taghi Afrand, a security police deputy of Tehran declared the sale and possession of explosive materials illegal and said that the warehouses that are engaged in the production and handling of the firecracker materials would be “sealed and their licenses will be permanently revoked.” Revolutionary Guard Mohsen Hamedani, Security Deputy of Tehran’s Governorate on February 27, said: “The law enforcement force is tasked to deal forcefully with fire festival, which is why a certain mechanism has been foreseen and these forces are being deployed all over the city.”

    Officials of the mullahs regime on March 9 expressed their fear from fire festival in Friday prayers in various cities. “It’s not a joy to upset God, we must be aware that one can not be happy with dancing and sins,” said Tabatabai Nejad at the Friday show in Isfahan. Ghiaseddin Taha Mohammadi, called on the youth in Friday prayer of Hamedan to “refrain from throwing firecrackers and create explosion sound due to that” and Abdul Rahman Khodaei, the representative of Khamenei in Sanandaj, said: “The use of firecracker materials and the creation of noise is not in the Iranian people’s culture, especially in Kurdistan, and creating such an unpleasant move is far from the dignity of Iranian families.”

    Despite these repressive measures and the ridiculous statements of the officials of the regime, there is no doubt that the brave young people and the free women will give an unforgettable lesson to this corrupt regime this year. The unwavering will of the people of Iran will permanently annihilate the regime of Velayat-e faqih from Iran’s history, which has no harmony with the people, the civilization and culture of Iran.

    Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
    March 9, 2018

  • Masoud Dalvand 10:26 am on 8 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranian Regime’s Abuse of Human Rights Must Be Addressed 

    At the end of last year, millions of people in Iran took to the streets to protest against the economic issues that were affecting all classes of society. The protests started in the city of Mashhad and spread across the country. They quickly turned into anti-government demonstrations and calls for “Death to Khamenei  and Death to Rouhani”. It was very clear that the people of Iran see regime change as the only way forward.

    As always, when the Iranian regime is faced with dissent and protests, there was a major crackdown. Thousands of people were arrested and scores of people were killed. This reaction from the regime is not surprising – it is the standard reaction that the people of Iran have experiences, and the world has witnessed, for decades.

    However, the international community failed to respond accordingly. And the Iranian regime has not been made to face the consequences of its unjust oppression and its violation of human rights.

    The people of Iran have not been dissuaded – not by the Iranian regime’s brutal reaction and not by the relative silence of many international leaders. They are strongly supported by each other in Iran and they have the backing of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main opposition to the regime.

    There are still protests going on across the country and young people were chanting the same slogans about regime change that were heard in January.

    It is important that the West reacts to the protests and to the regime’s brutal attempts at extinguishing them. Europe in particular must take action. It is taking about trade deals and normalized relations with Iran, but this must be postponed until Iran takes human rights seriously. The EU upholds the human rights of its citizens and it must ensure that it does not negotiate with a regime that disregards those of its own people.

    For as long as Europe remains silent, the Iranian regime will continue to ignore human rights. It has faced impunity for decades and the only way to put an end to this is for international leaders and organisations, as well as the European Parliament, to demand an international commission of inquiry into the human rights abuses. Silence is complicity.

    The regime is in a place of extreme desperation. It is under pressure from its own people, but also from the United States because of the 2015 nuclear deal. President Trump, who has made his feelings about Iran very clear, is threatening to pull the United States out of the deal if Europe does not fix the major flaws.

    The United States is keen to address Iran’s ballistic missile program and there is talk of further sanctions that will cripple the country.

    More pressure like this will likely push the regime over the edge. It cannot be allowed to continue its belligerent rampage across the Middle East and the people of Iran must have their human rights restored. Let’s not forget that the international community must uphold the rights of everyone.


  • Masoud Dalvand 10:13 pm on 5 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranian People’s Tolerance Towards the Ruling Regime Is Running Out 

    You could barely find a single day on which state officials or media are not warning over Iranian people’s losing patience with the ruling regime.

    Sadegh Zibakalam, a university lecturer close to Rouhani says “many say that it’s no use trying to put the regime right as the system is incapable of being improved. I keep being criticized and attacked by many, accusing me of attempting to prevent the regime from being collapsed.”

    State-run Etemad Online website on February 27, 2018, reports on the problems and sufferings of poverty-stricken people who are fed up with the regime, writing “today, my fellow citizens are cheerless. They’re discontent, tired and full of complaints. It looks like a witch has secretly cast a spell on them. What’s really under the skin of people’s hardships and behind the scenes of our endless tragic series? The officials need to roll out a new plan as soon as possible and rise up against people’s sources of difficulties and unrest. The officials have to believe that people are losing their patience.”

    Hossein Raghfar, an economist close to Rouhani, acknowledges that the society is pregnant with events which are the result of policies that have stripped the country of its social assets and pushed the society towards an explosive state, saying “these are just part of consequences of structural adjustment policies that have driven the society to a point of disintegration.” (State-run Fararou website, February 26, 2018)

    Meanwhile, Shahindokht Molaverdi, Hassan Rouhani’s Special Assistant, acknowledges in a different way the society’s explosive capacity and people’s hatred for the ruling regime, saying “the most important gap in our society today is the one between the government and people. We need to figure out how to use such discussions to reduce such gaps rather than causing them to grow even deeper.” (State-run Khabaronline website, February 27, 2018)

    As could be seen, every regime official is worried about the society’s eruptive state and the ruling regime’s fate, while such recommendations like “devising a new plan”, “not to let people down” or “closing the gaps” only serve to prove the point.

    But is it really possible for the ruling regime to come out with a new strategy or to close the gap between itself and the Iranian people?

    It’s clear that the answer to such questions is an absolute NO. The Iranian regime had nearly 40 years, only to show at the end that — due to its backward and anti-people nature — it has totally acted against Iranian people’s interests and pushed the society to today’s eruptive state by oppressing people and plundering their properties; conditions that the depraved Iranian people can no longer stand. They want the regime in its entirety to collapse and are not going to settle for anything less.

    The fact is that the gap between people and the ruling religious fascism has grown to a level that is not going to be fixed by anything other than a regime collapse, a true demand reflected in the Iranian people’s recent uprising and protests in the most expressive way possible.

  • Masoud Dalvand 10:37 pm on 1 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Protests: Role of women in protests of Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018 

    Iran Protests: Role of women in protests of Dec. 2017 and Jan. 2018

    Iranian courageous women played an important role in recent protests in Iran, these protests are continuing.

    Here(in this video) is a collection of scenes from people’s uprising

  • Masoud Dalvand 10:12 pm on 1 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    How to Tackle the Iranian Regime’s Internet Censorship 

    Internet censorship in Iran

    The Iranian Regime has long struggled to restrict access to the internet in order to keep its censorship machine running smoothly.

    After all, they saw the damage the internet could do to their brutal regime when images and videos of the Regime’s violence toward peaceful protesters went viral on social media in 2009.

    But things have gotten worse for the mullahs in recent years, with the increased popularity of secure, encrypted messaging applications (i.e. Telegrams, Whatsapp) that make it harder for governments to monitor an individual’s internet traffic.

    A new report by Iranian opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) sheds light on the Regime’s desperate campaign to adapt its surveillance and censorship equipment in order to survive now that the internet is so commonplace.

    The report, entitled “Iran: Cyber Repression: How the IRGC Uses Cyberwarfare to Preserve the Theocracy”, exposes how the Regime covertly and overtly spies on its citizens and spreads propaganda across social media.

    The NCRI also provided a list of Regime-created variations of the Telegram app, promoted as Farsi versions, which the Regime wanted to trick the public into downloading in order to spy on their internet activity, identify and arrest activists, and introduce malware that would prevent the user from accessing opposition channels.

    The most downloaded of the Regime’s apps is Mobogram, developed by Hanista, a front company for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

    The Regime even slowed down or blocked traffic to the official Telegram app to force people into downloading their versions.

    The Regime is specifically targeting Telegram because it has over 40 million users in Iran and was widely used by protesters in the uprising at the start of 2018.

    The Regime even got its malware-filled apps onto Google Play and Apple’s App Store, which violates the terms of service for both stores. Google has since identified one and removed it, but there are more on there.

    Alireza Jafarzadeh, the deputy director of the NCRI’s Washington office, said: “The Iranian regime is currently hard at work to test the success of these apps on the people of Iran first. If not confronted, its next victims will be the people of other nations.”

    Jafarzadeh added that the unit responsible for this surveillance is the same one tasked with cyber warfare against the West.

    What can be done?

    The Iranian Regime is unlikely to impose a total internet blackout as they fear repercussions on their already bankrupt economy, which will fuel social unrest. That’s why they’re trying to maintain control with cyber espionage.

    • The tech community must work with governments in order to counter the Iranian Regime’s censorship efforts

    • Internet service providers should work with the Iranian Resistance to identify the front companies and developers that are making and distributing malicious apps on behalf of the Iranian Regime

    • All app stores must investigate the apps on their site and remove malware-inflicted apps exposed by the NCRI

    • Telegram should revoke the Iranian Regime’s developers access to its Application Programming Interfaces, so that they can no longer create malware-infected versions

  • Masoud Dalvand 7:23 pm on 27 Feb 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Video clip about continued uprising in Iran in various cities with English subtitle about the slogans 

    The Iranian people’s uprising that erupted on December 28, 2017 and rapidly spread to over 140 cities has continued ever since. Protesters chant “Death to Khamenei,” “Death to Rouhani” and “Reformers, hardliners, the game is now over.” The people want change as they chanted “Independence, Freedom, Iranian republic” as opposed to the past monarchy and current theocracy.

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