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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:05 am on 22 Mar 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Maryam Rajavi: Welcoming the Great Nowruz of Freedom 

    Maryam Rajavi: Welcoming the Great Nowruz of Freedom

    Maryam Rajavi attended a ceremony marking the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, on March 20th at a gathering of members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania.

    At the outset, Maryam Rajavi laid wreath to a memorial in honor of the martyrs of the December-January uprising.

    She congratulated the Iranian people on the arrival of the New Year, noting that the Iranian year 1396 ended with the season of uprising and that 1397 must be turned into a year full of uprisings. This is an uprising and revolution until victory, she said.

    Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and a number of Albanian political figures also took part in the celebrations.

    The following is the text of Maryam Rajavi’s remarks:

    This is the spring of uprising. Be it that in this victorious journey, the uprisings culminate in the spring of freedom

    Fellow compatriots, dear friends, sisters, and brothers,

    Happy New Year and Happy Nowruz!


    With the arrival of the New Year, we can hear the steps of Iranian protesters in 142 cities across the country. We hear protesters and the PMOI combatants of freedom marching, who will ultimately end the reign of this evil regime.

    This year’s spring has passed through the uprisings. Indeed, this is a spring of uprising. Let us hope that in its victorious journey it would lead to the spring of freedom.

    We are delighted to be joined today in this Nowruz celebration by the long-time friend and supporter of Iranian Resistance in the most difficult days of Camp Ashraf, Mayor Giuliani.

    Since the very beginning, he opposed the terrorist designation of the Iranian people’s just resistance for freedom that sought to rid Iran of the fundamentalist mullahs, the real godfathers of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL).

    He also opposed the PMOI’s relocation from Ashraf to the killing field named, “Liberty”, sugarcoated by the United Nations and the UNHCR, considering it to be sheer duplicity.
    He represented the conscientious Americans who also stood with the people of Iran during the 2009 uprisings, opposed the policy of appeasement, and pointed to the right policy.

    I also welcome the dear friend of the PMOI, Minister Pandeli Majko. The names of Pandeli Majko and his wife, Enkelejda, will be remembered in the history of relations between the people of Iran and Albania.
    And we also welcome Mrs. Elona Gjebrea, and Mr. Fatmir Mediu. We thank you for all your efforts that broke through all the obstacles. You are all very welcomed.

    We can, and we must turn the New Year into a year of uprisings

    Fellow compatriots, sisters, and brothers,

    Iran’s society was characterized by protests and uprisings throughout the past year.
    In spring, the Call for Justice movement for the victims of the 1988 massacre, defeated Khamenei’s plans in the sham presidential elections.

    In summer, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran elected their new Secretary General and gained momentum to prepare for the resistance and uprisings.

    In autumn, in the wake of the earthquake in Kermanshah Province, the people of Iran expressed their rage against, and hatred of, the mullahs.

    And in winter, the uprisings erupted nationwide aimed at overthrowing the clerical regime. Since then, the rising waves of protests have been striking at the wall of repression.

    Last year ended with the season of uprising, and the coming year can and must be turned into a year of uprisings. And this is going to be an uprising, a revolution, until victory.

    1,000 Ashrafs as centers of rebellion

    Fellow compatriots,
    In nature, spring follows winter. But the spring of freedom can come at any moment, though not by itself. It will come only if we show our determination and would be willing to sacrifice our lives. It will come only if we are organized and united around a single strategy.

    For this reason, the uprisings in December and January brought the fresh scent of spring in the middle of winter.

    This uprising emerged from under repression. This is an uprising that organizes and unites.

    1,000 Ashrafs or 1,000 centers of rebellion manifested themselves in this uprising.

    Indeed, in the face of such brutal repression, so much demagoguery and deception, and so much misinformation to demonize the resistance, where did these countless young protesters all across the country come from? If this is not a miracle, what is your answer? Yes, this is a miracle; a miracle borne out of perseverance. This miracle came about because of a heavy price paid to keep aloft the banner of the regime’s overthrow. This is a miracle borne out of long years of suffering which sowed the seeds of protests and resistance in society every day.

    We hail the martyrs of Ashraf and Liberty, and the 14-year epic and glorious perseverance in Ashraf and Liberty. The Iranian Resistance’s Leader Massoud Rajavi was correct in saying that Ashraf has multiplied in prisons and across our nation.

    The Iranian people have never accepted this regime, which explains why protests and uprisings have erupted repeatedly against the regime throughout these years.

    But how is this year’s uprising different from the past?

    The difference is that the resistance movement has found the answer for the regime’s overthrow, and the regime does not have any solution for it.

    This time around, 1,000 centers of rebellion played a part in the uprising. And this is why the chants of “death to Khamenei” is heard everywhere.

    Army of spring is on the way and winter of reactionaries must go

    I said the spring of freedom could come at any time. This means that the situation will never go back to the time before the uprisings started.

    The Iranian people are determined to bring about a new era with the help of the combatants of freedom by toppling the religious dictatorship.

    This uprising showed us how to attain our freedom through our own efforts. For this reason, it is new and is directed against backwardness and fundamentalism. It is sketching the future of Iran and is presenting an alternative to the regime.

    Khamenei was forced to acknowledge the reality that the PMOI had been prepared months ago and called for the uprising. He said so to prepare the regime for confronting the PMOI.

    But the time to preserve this decadent regime has passed. Spring of freedom is on its way and winter of repression must go.

    When the people of Iran have the option of a free and democratic government based on the separation of religion and state, and based on justice and equality, why should they have to be content with a reactionary, decadent and inhumane regime?

    The clerical regime preserves its rule by keeping the children of Iran hungry and slaughtering the children of Syria.

    The incompetence and the anti-popular nature of this regime has been exposed at every turn, whether it was the earthquake in Kermanshah Province or the crash of the Tehran-Yasouj airliner, or the explosion of Azadshahr mine in Golestan Province.

    All the factions of this regime, including the so-called moderates and reformists, insist on suppression of protesters, and its so-called moderate president takes pride in siding with the regime’s murderous militias.

    Recently, Rouhani’s Minister of Interior wholeheartedly thanked all factions and media of the regime for their full participation in the crackdown on the uprising in December and January. They have repeatedly declared that they are aboard a ship, which if punctured by the uprising, will result in all of them drowning.

    Today, across Iran, the people are chanting death to the Supreme Leader, on whom the regime relies.

    Having plundered the country’s wealth and resources, the mullahs have run out of cash. The banks, pension funds, and the government are totally crippled and bankrupt.

    Our nation has paid the price for the mullahs’ theft, corruption, and incompetence.

    People have nothing to eat and the economy is in recession. Villages have been destroyed and the cities have become underprivileged. The industries have been shut down and workers have been fired and impoverished. The farmers have been deprived of water, and their life and freedom. And the people’s properties and assets have been plundered.

    Millions of girls and boys are forced into hard labor instead of going to school. And a large segment of the population is hungry and unemployed.

    An uprising and a revolution are needed to alleviate these sufferings.

    The New Day (Nowruz) for which we are striving will bring happiness and hope to this impoverished and oppressed society.

    Khamenei has apologized to the people of Iran for the injustices his regime has brought about. But the Iranian people are saying that is too little, too late.

    If Khamenei is sincere in his apology, he must say that the absolute rule of the mullahs has denied the people their sovereignty, that it is the source of all corruption, and it must be overthrown just like the Shah’s regime.

    The secret to national salvation is death to the principle of the velayat-e faqih and long live the army of freedom

    Fellow compatriots,

    Europe’s long-overdue focus on the threats posed by the Iranian regime’s regional warmongering and its ballistic missile program is of course a positive step.

    Further steps are needed, however, including the expulsion of the regime from the region, shutting down its missile and uranium enrichment programs, and blocking its access to the international banking system.

    All these steps are necessary. However, a comprehensive, decisive, and strategic response to the regime entails standing with the Iranian people and Resistance.

    Iran uprising has brought up the freshness of spring. Europe must also abandon the decades-long antiquated policy of rapprochement and recognize the struggle of the Iranian people to overthrow this regime. It should also recognize the democratic alternative, i.e., the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

    The people of Iran demand immediate action, change, overthrow, and freedom. They demand bread, jobs, and housing. They demand the immediate abolition of all government coercions, including the compulsory hijab.

    Dear compatriots,

    For the Iranian Resistance and all its members and supporters, including the centers of rebellion inside Iran and the sympathizers of the Resistance around the globe, 1397 is going to be a year of unwavering commitment to continue and lead the protests to their ultimate goal.

    It is with such determination and such a commitment, that I congratulate the defiant people inside Iran and millions of Iranians abroad.

    Congratulations to members of the NCRI and supporters of the Iranian Resistance around the world.

    Congratulations to the PMOI freedom fighters. You have the responsibility to continue the protests and expand the centers of rebellion.
    My warmest congratulations to the young protesters. Spring sends its greetings to you all.

    And congratulations to Massoud Rajavi, who formulated the strategy to foment the uprisings and bring about the overthrow of the ruling regime by relying on 1,000 centers of rebellion, led by the combatants of freedom.

    In the beginning of the New Year, let us remember those who gave their lives in this uprising. We will never forget them. They remained unknown, but they were the source of pride and recognition for the Iranian nation. We particularly honor the innocent youths who lost their lives under torture. They are always with us in spirit. They are the sacrifice of a nation as it strives to gain its freedom.

    We also hail the prisoners of the uprising and all political prisoners in Iran. We tell them that your endurance has brought Iran’s freedom much closer.

    And finally, I would like to tell my fellow compatriots in Iran that freedom is within reach, but it can be realized only through our efforts and our determination.

    As Massoud Rajavi once said, “The secret to national salvation, is death to the principle of Velayat-e Faqih, long live the Army of Freedom.”

    So, help your children in their protests. Help the centers of rebellion. By expanding the protests and resistance you must rise against the religious tyranny and welcome the great Nowruz of freedom for the people of Iran.

    The mullahs should rest assured that this uprising, and revolution will continue until victory no matter how long it would take.

    Congratulations on the beginning of the New Year 1397.

    Nowruz of uprisings, Nowruz for Mojahedin, Nowruz for centers of rebellion

    I would like to conclude my remarks by addressing you, my sisters, and brothers here in Albania:
    Congratulations on the New Year, and for being so determined.

    Since the onset of the Resistance, we have mixed the tradition of Nowruz with our call for freedom, meaning that we will maintain high hopes for the realization of freedom and will continue our relentless struggle and make whatever sacrifice to achieve it.

    Let us pay homage to the martyrs of the 1980s and our massacred brothers and sisters in 1988. Let us honor the martyrs of Ashraf and Liberty and all those who gave their lives for freedom.

    Today, we are celebrating the Nowruz of uprisings, the Nowruz of the PMOI and other combatant forces, and the Nowruz of the centers of rebellion.

    Your strategy has proven to be correct. Your perseverance and suffering have borne fruit.

    Precisely for this reason, we must renew our commitments and responsibilities as Nowruz comes. You will be playing a decisive role, as well as your organization. We are in a decisive year.

    This year is one of taking on greater commitments, it is time to refresh, it is time to strengthen our resolve to hope and to realize those hopes.

    I hope, and I am confident that this year, you can shoulder hundred times more responsibilities in order to advance at remarkable speed our historical commitment, namely freedom for Iran.

    In renewing this commitment, I again congratulate you on the New Year.

    • RachelTania 11:52 am on 22 Mar 2018 Permalink

      Reblogged this on Bikinis In Iran and commented:
      Another great piece by David. Maybe now, more than before there is some real hope for many truly new years to come for Iran.


    • RachelTania 12:04 pm on 22 Mar 2018 Permalink

      Sorry, it was acting up! Massoud, not David, and it wouldn’t share so sorry for the duplicates!


  • 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 8:26 pm on 24 Feb 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Prospects for Change in 2018-US and EU policy on Iran- Senior U.S. Lawmakers meet Maryam Rajavi 


    Senior Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the United States House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chair of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats, and Judge Ted Poe (R-TX), Chair of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade, met withMaryam Rajavi, on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

    In the meeting which took place at Maryam Rajavi’s residence in Auvers-sur-Oise, the two sides discussed the uprising by the Iranian people that began on December 28, 2017, its consequences and the options before the international community.

    The senior U.S. lawmakers condemned the Iranian regime for its brutal crackdown on the protests and underscored that the international community must break its silence and inaction vis-à-vis the atrocities perpetrated by the regime against its own citizens. They also urged the U.S. Government to impose comprehensive sanctions, including financial and banking sanctions on Iranian regime’s officials and entities, especially those involved in suppressing the protesters. They also called for measures that would enable the Iranian people to overcome the blocking of the internet and allow them access to communication systems. The lawmakers urged the U.S. Government to force the expulsion of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and its proxy militias from the countries in the region.

    “The uprising marked a turning point in the struggle of the Iranian people to attain freedom and democracy,” Maryam Rajavi said, adding that the “chants of ‘death to Khamenei’ and ‘death to Rouhani,’ and ‘reformer, hardliner, the game is now over’ made it palpably clear that the Iranian people demand the overthrow of this regime.”

    She emphasized that this uprising will continue until the overthrow of the clerical regime because the underlying factors that propelled the uprising, namely economic mismanagement, rampant government corruption, increasing poverty and inflation, escalating suppression, and a whole host of other social and political problems cannot and will not be resolved.

    Maryam Rajavi added, “With the Iranian people’s uprising, the clerical regime has entered its final phase and as such any investment in this regime is doomed to fail. It is time for the international community to stand with the Iranian people and not with the clerical regime.” Maryam Rajavi also called on the international community to exert greater pressure on the clerical regime to secure the speedy release of all protesters.

    “The U.S. Government needs to officially recognize that the Iranian people reject the corrupt and repressive mullah regime in Iran. We, in Congress and the U.S. Government must make it clear that we are on the side of the Iranian people and not their Islamic, fanatic and corrupt allies who oppress them,” Rep. Rohrabacher said.

    Rep. Poe emphasized that the world community must hold the Iranian regime’s officials accountable for their atrocities and assist the people of Iran in their noble quest for freedom and democracy.

    Then two members of the US Congress and a number of European political figures attended a conference called: ” Prospects for Change in 2018-US and EU policy on Iran”

    Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Chair of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats, at the conference  said: “We’re at this meeting,bcz this is not just about freedom. There’s strong relationship BTW peace,freedom&prosperity.W/out Freedom its Iran‘s military adventurism that endangers the region.”

    Judge Ted Poe (R-TX), Chair of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade at Conference said: ” There’re growing signs that the efforts of Iranian people are cracking the regime. The mullahs are nervous. The Iranian people are giving them nightmares.”

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

    Iran news in brief, February 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

    4- Iran unveils new homemade nuclear-capable ballistic missiles

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

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


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

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

    She said in her remarks:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • bluemoone 12:06 am on 12 Feb 2018 Permalink

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

      Liked by 1 person

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

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


  • Masoud Dalvand 10:52 pm on 2 Feb 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Uprising continues. Update news – 2 February 2018 

    Iran Protests new

    Iran: Continued Protests by Deprived People in Different Cities

    The Chants of “Death to Khamenei, Death to the Dictator” in Ahvaz and a Number of Other Cities


    Ahvaz 1 February 2018

    Tehran: 2 February 2018, ValiAsr Avenue, people chanting ” Islamic Republic, must be destroyed” 

    Breaking News: Valiasr crossroad people chanting, Death to Dictator-                 2 February 2018

    Feb 2 – Karaj, W of Tehran, Protester seen setting poster of Khomeini & Khamenei on fire. very much alive. continue.

    A brave mother in front of : All must be released by next week. They themselves (Mullahs) should go to jail

  • Masoud Dalvand 11:03 am on 31 Jan 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    The MEK and Its Popularity in Iran 

    The MEK and Its Popularity in Iran

    Iran Focus

    One persistent myth about the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) is that it is unpopular amongst the Iranian people, but nothing could be further from the truth.

    The MEK is the oldest, biggest, and most popular resistance movement in Iran, but it should also go without saying that it far outstrips the Regime’s popularity among the Iranian people.

    It is impossible to get precise numbers on support for the MEK within Iran, as Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini declared them to be enemies of the Regime in 1980 and criminalised the pro-democracy movement soon after, but their signs can be seen during every election and at every protest.

    One of the best ways to measure support for the MEK may actually be through their television channel Face of Freedom (Simaye Azadi in Persian), which bypasses strict Regime censorship to bring unbiased news to Iran as well as programs on Iranian history, literature, culture, art, music, and comedy.

    The channel has about 10 million viewers receives tens of thousands of hits to its website every day. In 2017, it held a telethon to keep the channel running and generated $5.5 million.

    If the MEK is so unpopular, why does the Regime focus on them so much?

    If the MEK were truly an unpopular, fringe group, then why would the Regime spend so much time and effort trying to eliminate the MEK?

    So far, the Iranian Regime has murdered at least 120,000 people, majority of them MEK members and supporters. In 1988, the Khomeini release a fatwa calling for the extermination of the MEK, which resulted in the deaths of 30,000 political prisoners again majority of them MEK members and supporters in just one summer, known as the 1988 Massacre.

    This is not a small number. For comparison, the Scottish National party has about 120,000 members and they’re the third biggest party in the UK. Also the executions figure doesn’t take into account the number of people who have been imprisoned, tortured, or otherwise punished for being a member of the MEK or those who have not been found by the Regime.

    If a political group is deeply unpopular, the ruling party does not need to demonise them (both at home and abroad), let alone slaughter them. It certainly doesn’t need to fight for them to be designated as a terrorist organisation.

    The Regime’s actions undermine their claims with regard to the MEK.

    Simply, the Regime knows that the MEK is far more popular than them and poses a serious threat to their rule, which is why they discredit them at every turn.

    Why does the MEK enjoy such widespread support in Iran?

    Maryam Rajavi's poster hanged in Tehran

    Maryam Rajavi’s poster hanged in Tehran

    There are many reasons why individuals in Iran would support the MEK from its longstanding commitment to democracy to its tolerant interpretation of Islam to its embracement of modern society. The MEK supports a democratic, non-nuclear Iran with a commitment to human rights and gender equality; something that the overwhelming majority of Iranians want.

    The Iranian people are much more democratic, tolerant, and loving than the Regime that rules them and want nothing more than to see a Free Iran. Many Iranians support the MEK and despise the Regime.

    Source: The MEK and Its Popularity in Iran

  • Masoud Dalvand 9:29 pm on 24 Jan 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Maryam Rajavi: Immediately free those arrested in Iran uprising 


    Maryam Rajavi



    Maryam Rajavi at press conference in the Parliamentary Assembly of the council of Europe: Immediately free those arrested in Iran uprising

    I have come here to call on Europe and the world to take urgent action for the release of thousands of young souls who have been arrested during the uprising.

    Dozens of protesters have been shot dead and 8,000 arrested.

    Every day we hear the news of a prisoner killed under torture.

    The regime’s officials, however, ridiculously claim that they have committed suicide
    while in detention. A number of them are missing.

    Many families are anxiously passing days and nights, not knowing anything about their children. The mullahs are not willing to account.

    But Europe is silent.
    Torturing prisoners to death is a crime against humanity. But I have not heard of any European government protesting this news. Why?
    Where is Europe’s commitment to human rights?

    Doesn’t the European Human Rights Convention also include the people of Iran?
    But people are not going back into their homes.

    Iran is in an explosive state and protests are continuing throughout the country.

    The regime is engulfed in crises. In the past month, the value of the country’s official currency has dropped 15 per cent. The regime is doomed to fall and the Iranian people are determined to continue their struggle until they put an end to the mullahs’ religious dictatorship and establish freedom in Iran.


    In such circumstances, on behalf of the Iranian people and the Iranian Resistance, I urge the Council of Europe, the European Union and its member states, and the United Nations to stand beside the people of Iran and not the ruling religious fascism. Specifically, I call for the adoption of the following steps:

    1. The International Community, particularly the Council of Europe and the European Union, must adopt effective and practical measures to compel the clerical regime to free all those arrested during the uprising.
    The regime must understand that it must pay a high price for opening fire on demonstrators and killing them under torture.

    3. The regime must announce the names of all those arrested and all those killed under torture. They must account for those missing and if they have been murdered, the regime must announce where they have been buried.
    5. An international delegation must be formed for inquiry about those killed and detained during the uprising and those who have been killed in custody. The Iranian regime must be compelled to allow this delegation to visit Iran.
    7. The religious dictatorship ruling Iran does not enjoy any legitimacy. It does not have any future and investing in it is doomed to failure. All diplomatic and economic relations with the regime, must be halted. Comprehensive sanctions
    must be imposed on Iran’s rulers for decades of crimes against humanity.
    Iran’s economy is concentrated in Khamenei’s headquarters and in the hands of the IRGC.

    Trading with this regime fuels its killing machine and its export of war and terrorism.

    -Immediate freedom of the prisoners of the uprising

    -Freedom of expression and association;

    -No more repression and no more compulsory veil;

    Now and just today.

    After 39 years, enough is enough!

    Thank you all, very much.

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

    Maryam Rajavi

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

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


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