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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:20 am on 11 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran’s petrochemical industry fueling the regime’s terrorism drive 

    Iran’s petrochemical industry; The terrorism cash cow

    Following U.S. sanctions against the Iranian regime’s largest and most profitable petrochemical companies for their connections with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), al-Hayat daily cited revelations made by the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

    “Petrochemical industry serving IRGC terrorism and Iranian intelligence” is the title of a June 9 al-Hayat article citing NCRI revelations. The Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) is the mullahs’ main intel/spying apparatus.

    “The NCRI, long calling for a full oil and arms embargo on Iran, says Tehran relies on profits from its oil and petrochemical product sales to financially fuel its terrorism and warmongering. The petrochemical branch consists of numerous companies working to provide the regime’s annual budget. The large majority of the petrochemical industry is under the control of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). Various petrochemical experts inside Iran are estimating that 90 percent of the petrochemical industry is controlled by Khamenei himself.

    The “Setad Ejraiye Farmane Hazrate Emam” – Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam – is active under Khamenei’s direct supervision. From 1999 forward, [Iran] established a firm by the name of the Tadbir Economic Development Group, consisting of a large number of petrochemical companies and has control over a large portion of Iran’s petrochemical industry.

    The Persian Gulf Petrochemical Company is known as Iran’s largest petrochemical complex and the most profitable. This company is in charge of providing the funding necessary to the IRGC’s financial arm, known as Fort Khatam. This is the largest IRGC financial institution.

    The Persian Gulf Petrochemical Company is the largest holding company in Iran, consisting of 15 petrochemical firms. This company was launched back in 1991 under a different name and as a subsidiary of the National Iranian Petrochemical Company. According to a 2009 Majlis (parliament) resolution, the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Company, receiving shares of other petrochemical companies, became a holding firm controlling around 40 percent of the country’s petrochemical industry.

    Iraq was the endpoint of a large portion of Iran’s ordered petrochemical products in 2018 while transportation documents cite Turkey or other countries. This allows Iranian regime exporters to claim exports to Iraq were in the Iranian currency, the rial, and transfer only a portion of the profits to Iran in rials, while the main profits are held in foreign banks and used to fuel Tehran’s terrorism drive.

    Al-Hayat also published a list of petrochemical companies and groups active under Khamenei and the IRGC. These companies were previously unveiled by the NCRI.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:56 am on 4 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The true answer to the Iranian regime’s belligerence is more sanctions 

    By Masoud Dalvand

    After withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May 2018, the U.S. imposed sanctions on the Iranian regime’s commercial, banking, and oil sectors on several reprises in order to block financials sources that the regime uses for development of missile and nuclear programs, increase terrorist activities and destabilize other countries.

    The newest sanctions, announced on Monday, June 24, are against Iran regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and his office. The supreme leader in Iran has unlimited power in all matters, and he oversees a huge financial empire that is the source of widespread economic corruption in Iran. 

    A quick review of the regime’s functions in the past four decades clearly show that increasing sanctions is true answer to this regime’s belligerent behavior.

    In the four decades that the mullahs have been ruling in Iran, they have maintained their hold on power through terror, horror and executions. Intervention in other countries started very soon after the 1979 revolution, branded as the export of the “Islamic Revolution.” The mullahs needed to spread and export their extremist religious ideology to ensure their survival. The idea of Velayat-e-Faqih (rule of the mullah), on which the mullahs’ regime is founded, aims to establish a global dictatorship. 

    Here are some examples of the regime’s crimes:

    • The bombing of the barracks of U.S. Marines in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1983 and the bombing of the Khobar towers in Saudi Arabia in the mid-90s, and many other bombings and terrorist attacks in other countries of the world, including the bombing of the Jewish community in Argentina in 1994.
    • Terrorist attacks against members and supporters of the Iranian opposition across the world. The most recent example was a failed bombing plot in Paris, France, in 2018 against the yearly convention of the Iranian resistance. The attack was planned by the diplomats of the regime in Europe. Other recent terrorist and espionage plots against the Iranian resistance took place in Albania and the U.S.
    • Abduction and hostage-taking of foreign nationals and using them as bargaining chips to put pressure on their countries of origin. This practice continues to this day.
    • Creation and support of proxy terrorist groups in the Middle East such the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq and the Houthis in Yemen.
    • Violent intervention in Syria in support of the criminal dictator Bashar al-Assad. The Iranian regime sends weapons, ammunition and forces from the IRGC and terrorist Quds force to prop up the Assad regime against democratic opposition forces.
    • A costly nuclear weapons program, which started in the early 90s and absorbed billions of dollars from the assets and wealth of the country. This was one of the most destructive projects and policies of the regime. The MEK exposed the mullahs’ illicit nuclear program in 2002. Had it not been for the efforts of the Iranian resistance, the world would have learned about the mullahs’ nuclear program much later, and maybe even too late.
    • The development of weapons of mass destruction, including ballistic missiles, with the aim of targeting neighboring countries and further destabilizing the Middle East region.

    This was just a brief overview of the mullahs’ crimes. The full list can continue much longer. After years-long negotiations, a nuclear deal was forged between Tehran and world powers, but the agreement, which became formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was very limited in its reach and gave the mullahs unwarranted concessions. Its most important shortcomings included the failure to address the mullahs’ terrorist activities, their ballistic missiles program and their abysmal human rights records. It also contained loopholes that allowed the Iranian regime to covertly continue developing nuclear weapons and break free of the deals constraints after a few years.

    After the accord, the regime was granted $100-150 billion in economic deals and access to frozen assets. This amount of money would be enough to rebuild Iran and help its economy flourish once again. But the mullahs used this windfall to continue their ballistic missiles program and to fund their warmongering in Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Palestine, and Yemen.

    Inside Iran, the nuclear deal bonanza yielded nothing for the Iranian people. In the three years that followed the accord, the people of Iran continued to reel under economic pressure and deteriorating living conditions. They continued to be deprived of their most basic social and political rights. The regime continued to engage in widespread repression of women and youth.

    In December 2017, fed up with the tyranny of the mullahs, the people of Iran poured into the streets of more than 140 cities and triggered a nationwide uprising against the regime. Despite the regime’s widespread efforts to quell the uprising, the people continued their protests throughout 2018.

    All of these events prove that the only answer to the regime’s belligerence abroad and its repression at home is increasing pressure against it on all fronts. This has been the policy supported by the NCRI and the MEK in the past four decades.

    By imposing comprehensive sanctions against the regime, the international community will cut of Tehran’s source for funding terrorism and weapons programs. This will be a great favor to the Iranian people, because it will prevent the regime from squandering their national resources on its evil goals.

    Therefore, intensifying sanctions against the regime will limit its destructive policies inside Iran and abroad.

    As Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the NCRI said, “Sanctioning Khamenei & his office, the epicenter of crime, corruption & terrorism in Iran, is spot-on & most imperative. These sanctions must be expanded to the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS), which has blocked the uprising for a Free Iran.”

    However, sanctions against the Iranian regime is not enough, and they need to be complemented by supporting the Iranian people’s desire for democratic regime change in their country. The first critical step toward achieving this goal is recognizing the democratic alternative to the mullahs’ regime, the NCRI and the MEK. Even though the regime has executed and murdered more than 120,000 members and supporters of the MEK over the past 40 years, this organized resistance movement still stands strong and its influence and support inside and outside Iran continues to grow.

    In the past weeks, the supporters of the NCRI and MEK have been holding rallies and events in different countries to echo the voices of the people of Iran and to voice their support for the NCRI’s platform for the establishment of a democratic and secular state in Iran.

    The 10-point plan of Mrs. Rajavi represents everything that the Iranian people have been dreaming for and the guarantee for restoring peace and security in the Middle East.

    It is time for the world to stand by the side of the Iranian people as the write the new chapter in their history.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 6:44 pm on 8 Apr 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: IRGC is designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization(FTO) by US 

    Washington DC, April 8, 2019 – US administration is designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, IRGC as the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO). This step is aimed at increasing maximum pressures on the Mullahs’ regime.

    In a state department live press briefing, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo announced this designation.

    President Trump announced the designation Monday morning, saying “If you are doing business with the IRGC, you will be bankrolling terrorism.”

    The following is the complete statement by the US president:

    “Today, I am formally announcing my Administration’s plan to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Qods Force, as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft.  The IRGC is the Iranian government’s primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign.

    “This designation will be the first time that the United States has ever named a part of another government as an FTO.  It underscores the fact that Iran’s actions are fundamentally different from those of other governments.  This action will significantly expand the scope and scale of our maximum pressure on the Iranian regime.  It makes crystal clear the risks of conducting business with, or providing support to, the IRGC.  If you are doing business with the IRGC, you will be bankrolling terrorism.

    “This action sends a clear message to Tehran that its support for terrorism has serious consequences.  We will continue to increase financial pressure and raise the costs on the Iranian regime for its support of terrorist activity until it abandons its malign and outlaw behavior.”

    The White House sees the IRGC as an “active and enthusiastic participant in acts of terror,” according to a senior administration official

    “The Middle East cannot be more stable and peaceful without a weakened IRGC,” Brian Hook, US special representative on Iran said.

    Responding to the terrorist designation of the IRGC, NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi said: “The FTO (terrorist) listing of Iran’s IRGC is a just and long overdue desire of the Iranian people and Resistance and it also happens to be a prerequisite to peace and stability in the region and the world.”

    Iran opposition leader @Maryam_Rajavi in a message in this regard on her official Twitter account, she said:

    “FTO (terrorist) listing of Iran regime’s IRGC is a just and long overdue desire of the Iranian people and Resistance and it also happens to be a prerequisite to peace and stability in the region and the world.

    Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran said:

    “FTO designation of IRGC is a necessity in ending war & terrorism in the region & the world. IRGC is an occupying force which has taken 85 million Iranians hostage & ruined the country’s economy & was a key factor in the recent destructive flood, the carnage of lives & damages created”.

    “If the IRGC was blacklisted years ago as the Iranian resistance had continuously called for, this regime and its proxies and pawns wouldn’t have had the phenomenal free hand in creating bloodbaths in Iraq, Syria, Yemen & Afghanistan”.

    “Policy of appeasement provided greatest service to #Iran regime in its internal suppression & export of terrorism/warmongering via turning a blind eye on atrocities of mullahs& IRGC. It’s due time for all IRGC members to be expelled frm Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen & other nations”.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 11:08 am on 6 Apr 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Finally, the United States is doing the right action that the people of Iran and the Middle East have long been waiting for: #BlacklistIRGC 

    By Masoud Dalvand

    According to a report published by Reuters and the Wall Street Journal, the United States will designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as an Foreign Terrorist Organization(FTO) on Monday, April 8.

    Finally, the right action that should have happened many years ago, and the people of Iran and all the countries of the Middle East are waiting for it.

    The Revolutionary Guards are responsible for carrying out thousands of terrorist acts and killing innumerable innocent people not only in Iran, but also throughout the Middle East from Iraq and Lebanon to Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Africa to South America and Asia. Wherever terrorist action has taken place over the past three decades, the footstep of this terrorist force of the criminal mullahs ruling Iran is also seen.
    The explosion of the Jewish Center in Buenos Aires of Argentina, killing of people in the Middle East and the warfare in the Middle Eastern countries also the destruction of the Middle East peace process until the attempt to obtain nuclear weapons and the production and use of ballistic missiles is only part of the IRGC’s destructive and terrorist activities.

    Therefore, these terrorists must finally see the consequences of their criminal acts over the past 40 years against the people of Iran and other countries in the region and the world.
    Designation the mafia of corruption, assassination and warfare in Iran is a good news for all people of Iran and the Middle East.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:40 am on 29 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    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 10:43 pm on 16 Nov 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    A look at Iran’s Revolutionary Guards 

    IRGC Black List

    The name Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) has been intertwined and synonymous with the current clerical regime of Iran for the past few decades. From the Iran-Iraq War to several regional conflicts, to economic activities and internal crackdown of unrests across the country, the IRGC has had a major role in shaping the Iranian regime’s domestic and foreign policy.

    Establishing The IRGC

    Following the 1979 revolution, Islamic Republic founder Ruhollah Khomeini realized the need to have an advantage and apparatus to quell any domestic threats and unrest. Considering the fact that they could not trust the Iranian military, police and other state forces for this purpose, the ruling mullahs began the process of launching their own parallel forces.

    The IRGC was established on May 5, 1979, less than three months after the revolution. What started as a paramilitary group of ideologically trained units loyal to the supreme leader has now grown to be the sole protector and backbone of the ruling mullahs in Iran.

    The IRGC answers directly to the supreme leader, now Ali Khamenei, and is given unconstrained jurisdiction and authorities. The IRGC is actually above Iran’s classic army in the hierarchy, and provided with enormous economic and political power. The IRGC has now evolved to be a “parallel” or shadow government of Iran, accountable to Khamenei only.

    IRGC Role In Domestic Crackdown

    From day one, the IRGC spearheaded a campaign aiming to purge dissidents, intellectuals, journalists, writers, opposition figures and organized labor unions. The principal target has consistently been Iran’s main opposition entity, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), highlighted in a gruesome manner during the summer 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners, mostly PMOI/MEK members and supporters.

    “The orders for the systematic execution of dissidents came from Khomeini himself in the form of a fatwa (religious edict). His intention was to purge the country of any opposition, notable the main dissident organization, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK),” said Hamid Yazdan Panah, an Iranian human rights activist and lawyer, in a piece published by The Hill.

    Throughout the 1980s, the IRGC carried out numerous campaigns targeting dissidents abroad. These efforts included groups across the spectrum, including Kurdish and Baluchi groups, members of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), among others.

    The infamous “chain murders” of the 1990s targeting political opponents and dissident writers inside Iran was carried out by the notorious Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS) and IRGC units without any individual ever facing justice for their murderous roles.

    Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ordered the IRGC and its paramilitary Basij militia to crush the 1999 student uprisings, enjoying the blessing of Hassan Rouhani, who was then the regime’s secretary of the Supreme National Security Council and later became the president of the Iranian regime.

    The IRGC was once again unleashed during the 2009 uprisings to quell any pro-democracy demands. The Guards went on a spree of arresting thousands, torturing hundreds and secretly executing dozens.

    The IRGC has relentlessly targeted the main Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK through the years, following both the 1979 revolution and afterwards when the organization went into exile, mainly in Iraq. MEK members were kidnapped and/or assassinated also in Europe.

    Political Interference & Terrorism

    The Iranian regime proclaims to have a divine mission of establishing a universally just government across the globe. It therefore considers meddling in other countries’ internal affairs as justified and necessary measures. As a result, the use of terrorism and spreading fundamentalist viewpoints are not policies of mere marginal importance. Alongside the brutal repression of all domestic protests, Tehran’s very survival fully depends on remaining loyal to this practice.

    Tehran’s notorious activities have expanded to 13 countries and the IRGC is also known to have launched spying cells or networks in at least 12 different countries, while most have seen authorities apprehend members of such groups.

    IRGC Fomenting Sectarian Tension And Violence

    One very deadly method explored by the Iranian regime has been aggravating sectarian rifts across the Middle East, especially in its western neighbor of Iraq that continues to remain a very fragile state. A cruel irony, however, is witnessed in the reality that while the IRGC is known to recruit Shiites for militia groups, it has also fueled support for Sunni terrorist groups.

    “Indeed, the bipartisan 9/11 commission report, which investigated the Sept. 11, 2001 al Qaeda terror attacks — the largest mass casualty terrorist attack in U.S. history — pointed out that there was ‘strong evidence that Iran facilitated the transit of al Qaeda members into and out of Afghanistan before 9/11, and that some of these were future 9/11 hijackers,’” The Washington Times reported.

    This is aimed at fulfilling Tehran’s ultimate objective: overwhelming the entire region with chaos, and utilizing such a situation to expand their field of influence. Iran is “securing an arc of influence across Iraq and Syria that would end at the Mediterranean Sea,” according to The Guardian.

    The IRGC can be described as the Iranian regime’s arm to establish the first “Islamic Caliphate” by taking first measures in this outline in 1979, long before Daesh (ISIS/ISIL).

    In fact, the violence promoted by the Iranian regime across the region under the flag of Shiite Islam, parallel to the atrocious crackdown imposed on Sunni communities in various countries, have encouraged the rise of Daesh.

    The IRGC must be placed on the US FTO list

    Hidden Occupation And Expansion of IRGC Abroad

    The IRGC Quds Force, the unit’s extraterritorial entity currently commanded by Qassem Suleimani, is tasked to carry out foreign missions across the Middle East and beyond. In the broader picture, the IRGC has never limited its expansion and terrorists to the region.

    “The world should rest assured the IRGC will soon establish branches in the US and Europe,” IRGC Brigadier General Salar Anoush said recently.

    The IRGC has also launched a massive network of training camps inside Iran and abroad to gain new recruits for its proxy militia groups. Hundreds of future soldiers arrive from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen each month to undergo such training courses.

    The IRGC’s broad meddling makes its involvement in covertly occupying four regional countries undeniable: IraqLebanonSyria and Yemen.

    Scenes in Syria during the past several years have made the IRGC’s deadly role crystal clear. Reports indicate up to 70,000 IRGC foot soldiers and cannon fodders were roaming the Levant, involved in launching killing sprees.

    “The Iranian regime’s military incursion in Syria came at a great cost to Tehran. According to reports obtained by the NCRI from within the regime’s own ranks, Iran’s death toll in the Syrian war are estimated to be over 12,000,” according to a research report.

    The IRGC has allocated both its human and financial resources to make good on its security threats, in tandem with military attacks. The IRGC has also been establishing cultural centers across the Middle East and throughout Europe and North America, aiming to expand its influence. They have monopolized control of more than 90 ports and loading docks in the Persian Gulf for shipping supplies, weapons and explosives to their preferred destinations. To this day, 14 different countries are known to have been targets of such covert activities.

    IRGC Influence In Iran’s Foreign Policy

    With Khamenei’s approval, the IRGC enjoys special and powerful dominance over the regime’s foreign policy and agenda. For example, the Guards have taken full control over Iran’s embassies in Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen. While having prominence in the affairs related to Armenia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

    In view of the significance to IRGC operations, the Iranian regime’s ambassadors and diplomatic missions to Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria are appointed directly by the IRGC and not the Foreign Ministry of Iran. It is worth noting that Iran’s current ambassador to Iraq, Brigadier Iraj Masjedi, was formerly in charge of the IRGC’s Iraq desk, as its chairman and a senior Quds Force advisor. The Quds Force is overseeing the Iranian regime’s operations in Syria and Iraq.

    Masjedi himself supervised and coordinated attacks against U.S.-led Coalition forces in Iraq, leaving scores killed and wounded.

    Growing Grip Of IRGC Over Iran’s Economy

    The IRGC quest to gain full control over Iran’s economy began following the Iran-Iraq war. This grip grew significantly during the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, himself a former IRGC commander, from 2005 to 2013.

    The IRGC has gained increasing influence in major sectors of Iran’s economy, such as oil and gas, and the construction industry. The exact number of IRGC-affiliated front companies remains unknown, simply due to the fact that they seek to evade sanctions through the use of various front companies and institutions in different countries.

    Ironically, the IRGC benefited enormously from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA) the regime signed with the world powers.

    Of nearly 110 agreements signed since the JCPOA’s signing, worth at least $80 billion, 90 counts of these deals have been with companies owned or controlled by Iranian state entities, according a Reuters analysis.

    IRGC Controlling Iran’s Nuclear & Ballistic Missile Programs

    The IRGC is now considered a huge conglomerate of different companies and assets. Parts of its holdings include controlling Iran’s missile drive and the controversial nuclear program.

    The IRGC owns and controls dozens of companies, involved in procuring the technology needed to develop ballistic missiles and sensitive nuclear products. The IRGC has been entrusted to develop and pursue the ballistic missile program and all its aspects. A senior Iranian official once boasted about Iran having a sixth missile production line, including the Shahab-3/3B, with a range of over 2,100 kilometers.

    Terror Designations

    The U.S. Treasury Department blacklisted the IRGC Quds Force back in 2007 for “Proliferation Activities and Support for Terrorism.” The Quds Force is known to provide material support to terrorist groups such as the Taliban, the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other such entities.

    In 2017, the Treasury designated the Iranian regime’s IRGC as a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” for the “activities it undertakes to assist in, sponsor, or provide financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of the IRGC Quds Force.”

    As the U.S. State Department has designated the IRGC Quds Force as a “Foreign Terrorist Organization,” there are growing calls in Washington calling for similar damning measures against the mother IRGC entity to deliver a crippling blow to the mullahs’ regime.

    The Iranian regime considers this a declaration of war.

    Final Words

    The mullahs’ regime of Iran is a dictatorship on a mission to agitate and expand its influence throughout the region and beyond. The IRGC is the main apparatus and the leverage for this regime to continue its aspirations and existence through domestic crackdown and export of terrorism abroad, whether through proxy wars, terror attacks or spreading its extremist ideology.

    “The IRGC is dedicated to protecting the Islamic Revolution, not the state of Iran. As guardians of the Islamic Revolution, it supports terrorist activities by the Quds Force and its other military divisions. The IRGC finances these terrorist activities through its business activities, making the overall o simply the paymaster for terrorist activities by its constituent elements,” wrote Raymond Tanter and Ed Stafford in The Hill.

    The cancerous and unchecked growth of the IRGC throughout the region is a threat to not only the Middle East but also Europe. A dangerous fundamentalist ideology drives this armed (military) entity. The world needs to take this threat seriously before it is too late.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:27 pm on 12 Nov 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Denmark, , , IRGC Terrorist,   

    Iran Mullah’s Regime, Godfather of Terrorism, This Time in Denmark! 

    The Iran government sponsors terrorism

    Masoud Dalvand: I read a good and informative article on Iran Freedom website about the terrorism of the Iran mullahs regime, which also invite you to read it.

    Indeed, the failure of another terrorist plot planned by Khamenei’s dictatorship (the godfather of terrorism) in European soil, not only does not surprise any observer but also proves that the mullahs regime is truly the godfather of terrorism in the world.

    In this regard, the DW website quoted the Danish foreign minister in a report of the foiled terror plot on Oct. 31, 2018:

    “I decided to recall the Danish ambassador to Tehran for consultations. The plot of an Iranian intelligence agency to assassinate a person on Danish soil is completely unacceptable.”

    The European Union, sunk in its malign appeasement policy, did not show much tendency to confront the terrorist acts of the regime before Assadollah Assadi, regime terrorist diplomat was arrested in Germany in relation to a foiled bomb plot in Paris against the grand gathering of the Iranian Opposition in Villepinte.

    For this reason, Khamenei considered this unconcerned state as a green light for continuing the regime’s terror policy, which has always served as a “crutch” for the clerical regime as the godfather of terrorism, a policy that is still on its agenda.

    The arrest of two terrorist agents of the mullahs in Albania who tried to target the MEK headquarters by an explosives truck, as well as two assassinations in the Netherland carried out by the mercenaries of this godfather of terrorism in recent years, and the discovery of half a kilo of explosives and detonators in Belgium, which was supposed to target the largest gathering of Iran’s resistance in Paris, are fully affirming this fact.

    DW report also quoted the Denmark prime minister saying Denmark is trying to put the issue of the mullahs regime’s terrorism on the agenda of the European Union.

    In this regard, Rasmussen emphasized in a tweet: “Further actions against Iran will be discussed in the EU”.

    Rasmussen, who had partaken at Nordic leaders meeting in Oslo and met his British counterpart, Theresa May, said: The United Kingdom will support Denmark in this case.

    He added: “In close collaboration with the UK and other countries we will stand up to Iran”.

    In a tweet, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi once again called on the European Union to place the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) on its terror list immediately.

    Pointing to the deception campaign by Iran regime’s lobbies abroad, the president-elect of the Iranian resistance, emphasized:

    “The Iranian regime has already carried out hundreds of extra-territorial terrorist operations. Do not believe the fallacy of rogue groups. The people of Iran rose up and cried out, “Hardliners, reformists, the game is over”.”

    Watch the video below to remember the wild terrorism of the mullahs in the Middle East.

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 11:01 am on 21 Oct 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Basij, Child Soldiers, Iran Children, IRGC Terrorist,   

    Tehran’s despicable recruitment of child soldiers fires back at the regime 

    The IRGC_s Basij militia recruits, trains, and deploys child soldiers to fight in IRGC-fueled conflicts across the region

    The IRGC’s Basij militia recruits, trains, and deploys child soldiers to fight in IRGC-fueled conflicts across the region

    In a recent tweet, US State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said, “U.S. Treasury sanctioned a vast financial network supporting the Iran regime’s despicable practice of using child soldiers —as young as 12. The regime uses Afghan children as the ‘first wave’ in Syria, resulting in higher casualty rates.

    The U.S. sanctioned a vast financial network supporting the Iranian regime’s paramilitary Basij force for human rights abuses and other criminal practices

    The U.S. Treasury sanctions encompassed 20 of the regime’s banks and companies, imposed under counter-terrorism regulations.

    According to an AFP report, the U.S. sanctioned these banks and companies because of their support for the regime’s militias.

    The list of sanctioned entities includes Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company (ITMC), Isfahan’s Mobarakeh Steel Company, Bank Mellat, Mehr Eqtesad Bank, Parsian Bank. It is worth mentioning that Mehr Eqtesad Bank, which was previously named as Gharz-al Hasana Mehr Basijian, is associated with Bonyad-e Taavon Basij, which translates as Basij Cooperative Foundation.

    Mehr Eqtesad Iranian Investment Company owns shares in Esfahan’s Mobarakeh Steel Company, the largest steelmaker in the Middle East and North Africa region. Mehr Eqtesad Iranian Investment Company had also purchased shares in the ITMC in 2008.

    In addition, Mehr Eqtesad also had shares in many other companies such as Iralco, Sadra, Jaber Ebne Hayyan Pharmaceutical Company.

    The Treasury says that the IRGC’s Basij militia recruits, trains, and deploys child soldiers to fight in IRGC-fueled conflicts across the region.

    “The Bonyad Taavon Basij network is an example of how the IRGC and Iranian military forces have expanded their economic involvement in major industries and infiltrated seemingly legitimate businesses to fund terrorism and other malign activities. This vast network provides financial infrastructure to the Basij’s efforts to recruit, train, and indoctrinate child soldiers who are coerced into combat under the IRGC’s direction,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.

    The below list contains names of firms went under sanctions:

    Andisheh Mehvaran Investment Company

    Bahman Group

    Bandar Abbas Zinc Production Company

    Mellat Bank

    Bonyad Taavon Basij,

    Calcimine company

    Isfahan’s Mobarakeh Steel Company

    Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company (ITMC)

    Iran’s Zinc Mines Development Company (IZMDC)

    Mehr Eghtesad Bank

    Mehr Eqtesad Iranian Investment Company

    Negin Sahel Royal Company

    Parsian Bank

    Parsian Catalyst Chemical Company

    Qeshm Zinc Smelting and Reduction Company

    Sina Bank

    Tadbirgaran Atiyeh Investment Company

    Taktar Investment Company

    Technotar Engineering Company

    Zanjan Acid Production Company

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:29 pm on 12 Jul 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , IRGC Terrorist,   

    What should be done about the Iran’s government-sponsored terrorism 

    The Iran government sponsors terrorism

    Iran, July 11, 2018 – On June 30, as thousands of Iranians and political figures from five continents convened at Paris for the annual Iranian opposition Free Iran rally, the Belgian police arrested a group of terrorists in Brussels. At the same time, the German police arrested Assadollah Assadi, an Iranian regime diplomat. Other undisclosed arrests took place in neighboring European countries, all linked to a complicated terror plot against the Iranian opposition gathering in Paris.

    This is part of a broader confrontation between the Iranian opposition and the regime and has now assumed a much larger context.

    The U.S. government, whose distinguished citizens and politicians were speaking at the Iranian opposition gathering and could have been the victim of the Iranian regime’s terrorist plot, has declared that it will be pursuing this matter and it won’t go unanswered. Europeans should also make their move. European taxpayers should know about the Iranian regime’s terrorist activities in their countries and decide what to do with its diplomatic facilities, which have become the centers of planning and staging terror plots.

    While this latest terror attempt has been in the headlines for several days, the Iranian regime has a long history of attempting and carrying out similar operations in foreign countries. In fact, in the same rally that the regime was going to the be target of the Iranian regime’s failed terror attempt, Louis Freeh, former director of the FBI, reminded the crowd of another violent terrorist attack that had been hatched in Tehran and carried out by the Iranian regime’s operatives.

    “Although, things are changing around and under the regime, the regime’s agenda of terrorism has not changed,” Freeh said in his speech. “Last Monday was the 22nd anniversary of the IRGC Saudi Hezbollah bombing of the US barracks in Khobar Tower. Since then, the regime has continued to export terrorism in Yemen, in Argentina, in Syria and all around the world. That has not changed. What has changed, however, is what’s going on in the hearts and minds and on the streets and bazaars of Iran…”

    In 1996, after the bombing of the Khobar towers, Louis Freeh, who at the time was the director of the FBI, dispatched an investigation team. They soon learned that the persons behind the terrorist attack had been trained, armed and financed by the IRGC. However, since the dominant policy of the U.S. administration was rapprochement and appeasement toward the Iranian regime, the matter was not pursued.

    Another notable episode was the bombing of the U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, again the doing of the IRGC and Hezbollah. During the attack, which took place on October 23, 1983, 241 American and 58 French military personnel were killed along with 6 civilians.

    Four years later, on July 20, 1987, Mohsen Rafiqdoust, the former IRGC Minister, officially stated, “Americans know that the explosive that combined with that ideology and sent 400 American soldiers and officers to hell, both the ideology and the explosive material came from Iran.”

    Some of the other terrorist attacks conducted by the Iranian regime abroad include the following:

    • Assassination Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic party, in Vienna, Austria, in 1989
    • The assassination of Shapour Bakhtiar, the last Prime Minister of the Shah regime, in Suresnes, France 1991
    • The assassination of Kazem Rajavi, NCRI member, and brother of Iranian opposition leader Massoud Rajavi, in Coppet, Switzerland, in 1990
    • The assassination of Kurdish opposition leaders in Berlin, Germany, in 1992
    • The assassination of Mohammad Hossein Naghdi, NCRI member, in Rome, Italy, in 1993
    • The assassination of Zahra Rajabi, NCRI member, in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1996

    These are just some of the terror attacks that the Iranian regime has conducted in European countries in the past decades. There are also several failed assassination attempts, and the regime was also involved in bombings in London and Paris.

    Disappointingly, in most cases, European governments have let the Iranian regime’s terrorists off the hook because of their goals to appease Tehran.

    Some of the diplomat terrorists of the Iranian regime in European countries include the following:

    • Alireza Moayeri, the regime’s ambassador to France and UN
    • Vahid Gorji, Iranian terrorist in France
    • Massoud Hendi, Iranian terrorist in France
    • Kazem Darabi
    • Ali Vakilrad
    • Fereidoun Pourahmadi
    • Mohammad Azadi

    	Ali Vakilrad , Fereidoun Pourahmadi & Mohammad Azadi

    Ali Vakilrad , Fereidoun Pourahmadi & Mohammad Azadi

    	Left to right Mohsen Rafiqdoust, Momed Saleh Al-Hosseini, Aniss Naqash, Mosen Rezaei

    Left to right Mohsen Rafiqdoust, Mohammed Saleh Al-Hosseini, Aniss Naqash, Mohsen Rezaei

    The group that assassinated Kazem Rajavi were well-known diplomats of the Iranian regime. They had traveled to Geneva with their diplomatic documents and returned to Tehran after carrying out the assassination.

    On June 17, 2004, the Tribune De Geneve newspaper published an article in which it identified a bank account with a $200 million balance, which might have been used to fund 400 terrorist attacks in Europe. According to TDG, the account was also linked to the terrorist bombing of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires in 1994, which killed 86 people and injured 200 others. The account was used to fund a team of 13 people, who had been dispatched to Switzerland to assassinate Kazem Rajavi.

    So this all brings us back to the first question: What must be done with the government-sponsored terrorism of the Iranian regime? As far as the people of Iran and taxpayers in western countries are concerned, the answer is clear: Every center and facility that gives the Iranian regime a diplomatic cover to carry out its evil terrorist plots must be closed down.

     
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