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  • Masoud Dalvand 8:41 am on 12 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Panel on Prospects For Change In Iran. The U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) 

    Washington, DC-11 February 2019-On the 40th anniversary of the overthrow of the monarchic dictatorship, the main opposition said that the ruling clerical system “is at its weakest point in history,” and the prospects of change are shining brighter than ever before.

    The U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), seen as the most organized opposition to the regime, sponsored a panel on Monday to discuss the regime’s long and brutal domestic and foreign policy record at home and abroad.

    Soona Samsami of NCRI on Prospects of Change in Iran

    Soona Samsami, the NCRI’s representative in the U.S., offered an in-depth examination of the current situation, including major crises that the regime is facing, and struck a note of optimism about prospects for democratic change in Iran.

    “The Iranian people are calling for the establishment of a republic, based on democracy and separation of religion and state,” she said.

    “In contrast to the regime’s attempts to paint a picture of strength on its 40th year in power, in reality it is at its weakest point in history.”

    She cited deep-rooted corruption, large-scale embezzlements by officials, millions of poverty-stricken Iranians, the national currency’s rapidly falling value, and the unprecedented decline in citizens’ purchasing power as indicators of a rotting theocracy.

    On February 11, 1979, the hardline clerics, led by Ruhollah Khomeini, stole the revolution from the Iranian people and imposed a religious dictatorship.

    On that day, “the Iranian people toppled the Shah’s dictatorship known for his notorious secret police, SAVAK, the infamous Evin prison, and the lavish spending of his corrupt regime,” said Samsami.

    But, shortly after, Khomeini denied the Iranian people the democratic and representative government that they so desperately sought.

    The regime is deadly afraid of the MEK, the panelists said. In 2018, on at least four occasions, Khamenei personally and publicly named the organization for organizing large-scale protests. Rouhani has directly blamed the MEK for organizing public protests and has even gone as far as appealing to the French president to curtail their activities in Paris.

    At the same time, the regime has launched an extensive demonization campaign against the MEK. Speakers cited 19 movies, drama series and documentaries produced by the state to tarnish the MEK’s image in the minds of the youth.

    “In 2018 alone, 18 major books were published by the regime against the MEK, bringing the total over the past few years to 519,” said Samsami, with other speakers pointing out that the regime’s vilification campaign extends to some in the U.S. and the West, including those directly paid by regime affiliates.

    The MEK is part of the broader coalition of NCRI. The NCRI, described as essentially a parliament-in-exiled, was formed in Tehran in 1981, and boasts hundreds of democracy advocates as members, half of whom are women, including athletes, politicians, musicians, economists and well-known personalities.

    Samsami said: “The NCRI’s President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, represents the demands and aspirations of the Iranian people and protestors in recent years. Units of Resistance posted her pictures in major highways and street corners.”

    “Mrs. Rajavi’s 10-point plan for Iran’s future includes policy formulations like: separation of church and state; abolition of the death penalty; universal suffrage and elections; gender equality; peace and co-existence with neighbors; and freedom of the press and speech.”

    Ali Safavi on anniversary of the Iranian revolution

    The next speaker was Ali Safavi of the NCRI’s Foreign Affairs Committee chronicled what he described as the ineffectual Western policy vis-a-vis the mullahs over the past four decades, starting with the early 1980s, saying: ” Everything [in the West’s policy] begins with the regime and ends with it. Lost in this approach have been the Iranian people.”

    Western outlook amounts to a “policy of appeasement” that has actually “helped prolong the mullahs’ rule,” he added.

    “The right policy is to recognize the rights of the Iranian people and the organized opposition to overthrow this regime. Unlike Syria and other countries suffering from dictatorships, Iran has a historic, real and viable alternative,” Safavi said.

    Safavi added that the policy of appeasement toward the mullahs included the unjustifiable blacklisting of the MEK by the U.S. in 1997 as a “goodwill gesture” to Tehran. The energy of this attitude continued to propel appeasement policy during the Obama years, when the administration tragically turned a blind eye to the 2009 protests in Iran and also the massacre of MEK opposition members in camps Ashraf and Liberty in Iraq.

    Safavi concluded: “Recognition of the NCRI as the sole democratic alternative to the terrorist religious dictatorship in Iran is the imperative to rectifying and ending the disastrous policy of appeasement over the past four decades.”

    Ambassador Adam Ereli on the Anniversary of the Iranian Revolution

    Washington, DC—11 February 2019—Former State Department official and ambassador to Bahrain, Adam Ereli, spoke at the well-attended event at Washington’s National Press Club.

    “Looking back on forty years of revolution: Yes, the mullahs are still there, but so is the MEK,” said the ambassador, referring to the main opposition Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK).

    Ambassador Ereli added that the fact that the regime’s senior leaders, including Khamenei, IRGC commanders and Rouhani, continue to slam the MEK “validates and substantiates the impact that this organization has had and continues to have.”

    “From the American side, I would simply argue that you’ve got a very capable opposition.” And, “the best thing the U.S. can do is to just stop appeasing the current regime,” said Ereli.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    As ministers from several states get ready to gather for the Poland Summit in Warsaw to discuss the threats posed by the Iranian regime, Maryam Rajavi once again underscored the fact that gaining access to weapons of mass destruction, violations of human rights, export of fundamentalism, and terrorism are the four pillars of the theocratic regime ruling Iran.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

    Former EP Vice President Alejo Vidal-Quadras

    Former EP Vice President Alejo Vidal-Quadras

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Former FBI Director Louis Freeh

    Former FBI Director Louis Freeh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    European governments must strengthen their resolve against the Iranian regime.

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

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

    NCRI member Farzin Hashemi

    NCRI member Farzin Hashemi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi

    Former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi

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

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

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

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

    Yves Bonnet: Europe must consider closing Iranian embassies

    Former French intelligence chef Yves Bonnet

    Former French intelligence chef Yves Bonnet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Claude Moniquet

    Claude Moniquet

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:52 pm on 16 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Protests, Democratic Alternative(NCRI), And The Warsaw Summit, Has A Message to Iran’s Regime: Overthrow is Coming. 

    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star):

    Warsaw Summit, which will be held on February 13 and 14, 2019 in the capital of Poland. The summit will focus on the Middle East issues, focusing on the Iranian regime.

    Many of countries from all over the world will attend this summit. Since the announcement of this by US Secretary of State Mike Pampo, the regime of the terrorist mullahs in Iran has shown a lot of reaction, indicating fear of holding such a summit and forming an international coalition against it. Meanwhile, the regime faces political, economic and social crises with the protests and strikes of the Iranian people and an organized resistance.

    The resistance, known for its leadership and platform and its powerful structure, is the democratic alternative of this regime.

    The highly informative editorial of the official website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI) is readable in this regard. I invite you to read it.

    Iran Regime’s Fear Of “Iran- Focused” Conference in Poland

    Iran Regime's Fear of U.S. Plan to Host An "Iran- Focused" Conference in Poland

    It has only been 4 days since the U.S. secretary of state announced the upcoming conference in Poland’s capital, Warsaw. Which is planned to be held on 14th and 15th of February by US, and many other countries, but despite the efforts of the Iranian regime to downplay this event, its media platforms expose an actual fear.

    Regime’s hasty reactions to this conference

    Some examples are:

    – On January13th, Iran regime’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Polish chargé d’affaires to lodge a formal complaint about the upcoming conference.

    – The polish film Festival in Tehran was suspended.

    – The deputy of Iran’s foreign ministry, i.e., Araghchi, threatened to destroy the polish graveyard (which has been in Tehran since 1942).

    These extreme reactions show just how frustrated the regime is.

    Poland’s conference could be a beginning of a new global union

    According to Pompeo, tens of countries are going to be attending this conference, from Asia, Africa, Europe, and Middle East; and that “the conference is going to focus on the stability of the Middle East and issues revolving around peace, safety, and freedom; and on ensuring that Iran will not be a destabilising force in the region”.

    The regime has always been interfering with regional affairs as evident by its terrorist activities or threats of nuclear power and so forth; which is why U.S. is going to face it.

    According to the predictions of political pundits, many countries are going to be present in this conference. Moreover, US knows that by holding the conference in Europe, European countries will be forced to choose a side; it’s expected that many will support U.S. over the religious and terrorist dictatorship of Iran. Which is exactly why the regime is very fearful now.

    The consequences of Poland’s conference

    The final resolutions of the conference will remain to be seen; but even if it bears no practical implications, the mere political significance of it will be of prodigious importance since:

    – The appeasement front will be enfeebled, with a probable split among European countries in their policies towards the Iranian regime.

    – The regime will become more isolated than ever, especially in the Middle East region.

    – And finally the resulting consequences of the aforementioned situation will reinforce both sanctions and political backing for U.S. position.

    On January 12th, Washington’s special representative for Iran (i.e., Brian Hook) announced in Abu Dhabi that U.S. will no longer grant ay waivers to other countries, for Iran’s oil sanctions.

    Clearly, the US is not relying on other countries for its sanctions and other approaches against Iran. What US really needs at this stage, is the political support of other countries.

    Poland’s conference and the future of Europe

    It is questionable that contrary to recent Rouhani government’s enthusiasm over the European Special purpose vehicle initiative for trade with Iran, these days the regime officials are continuously expressing desperateness against Europe by stating they have no hope in EU countries anymore! What is so unnerving about the Poland’s conference which has caused this much panic inside the regime?

    In fact upcoming conference must be seen in light of current national and international conditions and constant changes in balance of power against the regime which is also significantly weakened as a result of ongoing nationwide protests and uprising.

    The role of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in balance of power

    The global position of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and NCRI has continuously escalated in importance as American and some European politicians clearly stress over the role of the Iranian people in their official positions especially along with ongoing eviction of the regime’s Diplomat- Terrorists from many European countries.

    Also the regime itself admits to it in its media, in a different way, for instance the state run Arman newspaper, recently published an article (January 13th, 2019) stating:

    “According to our prediction, very few countries will attend this conference and Trump will not achieve what he had previously planned. Other interventions (of NCRI) will also lack political or security significance; and even if they (NCRI) attend the conference it will have negative effects for the U.S and Europeans!

    Reiterating the importance of this conference in another article, the newspaper writes: “if the confess clearly declares that its purpose is uniting the opposition and destabilizing our government, the organizers could be in legal trouble and can be questioned by Iranian institutions including the Foreign Ministry; because they’d be violating the United Nations charters.

    Where the NCRI stands

    On January 12th Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the president elect of the Iranian Resistance announced:

    On behalf of the Iranian Resistance, which has called for an arms and oil embargo against the mullahs’ religious dictatorship since 1981, the President-elect of the NCRI for the transitional period of transferring sovereignty to the people of Iran, reiterated the need to take the following steps:

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

    2. Designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) as a whole as terrorist entities by the U.S. State Department and the European Union;

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

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

    5. Supporting the referral of the dossier of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran to international tribunals;

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

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

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

     
    • wizzymedpower 8:00 am on 17 Jan 2019 Permalink

      Thanks Dalvand for the Iranians update.. I appreciate your relentless efforts to acquaint us of the happening in the Iranian nation. We joined faith to bring peace and tranquility in this nation in Jesus name amen!

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    • Masoud Dalvand 6:31 pm on 17 Jan 2019 Permalink

      I thank you for your great support. God bless you dear Israel.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:46 pm on 14 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s time for Europe to adopt a policy of decisive action against the Iran’s mullahs regime instead of appeasing it. Look at an excellent analysis of this topic. 

    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star): I read an excellent analysis of the recent EU action against the mullahs regime in Iran because of the terrorist activities of this regime in Europe on the official website of the PMOI.

    In this article, while reviewing the records of the terrorist activities of the Iranian regime in Europe, it is necessary to adopt a firm policy against the mullahs, instead of continuing the policy of appeasement with them for decades with the neglect of the fundamental rights of the Iranian people. This piece ends with an interesting reference to History of appeasement policy in Europe before World War II .

    When the policy of appeasement with Nazi Germany and Hitler resulted in nothing but encouragement of the Nazis and the war on all of Europe, but after a failed policy, the appease of Hitler turned into a policy of determination and resistance to him.

    The basic question is whether the time has come to end the policy of appeasement with the terrorist regime and the dictatorship of the mullahs in Iran?

    I invite you to read this highly informative article.

    Europe finally determined to take a stance against the Iranian regime?

    The mullahs’ regime terrorism around the world and in Europe

    Analysis by PMOI/MEK

    Jan. 14, 2019 

    • By sanctioning the intelligence ministry of the ruling theocracy in Iran, the European Union has improved its security.
    • While trying to help the Iranian mullahs in the face of new U.S. sanctions, Europeans were caught flatfooted as the Iranian regime used their soil to plot terrorist attacks
    • Maybe Europe’s understanding of the true nature of the ruling system in Iran is evolving in the right direction.

    While the Iranian regime was counting on Europe’s support in the face of new U.S. sanctions and was developing its relations with the European Union, the January 9 sanctions by the Council of the European Unions—representing the executive governments of the EU’s member states—against the Iranian intelligence ministry was a wake-up call and slap in the face of the mullahs.

    Years of appeasement and petrodollar-first policies by some circles in the European Union—currently incarnated in EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini—led the Iranian ruling mullahs to believe that they had a free hand in conducting terrorist plots on European soil without ramifications.

    Iranian terrorist activities in Europe over the past four decades, excluding two recent assassinations in Netherlands (Source: U.S. Department of State)

    The Iranian regime’s record of terrorism around the world and in Europe is as old as the Islamic Republic itself, but a flux of Iranian terrorist activities on European soil over the past few years is particularly concerning.

    Last year in June, Iranian agents plotted to bomb the annual gathering of the main organized Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), in Paris. Two Iranian agents disguised as members of the opposition were arrested in Paris, while an Iranian diplomat and a high-ranking member of Iran’s Quds Force, responsible for foreign terrorist activities, was later arrested in Germany. The high-ranking Iranian official, Assadollah Assadi, who was at the time a diplomat in Iran’s embassy in Vienna, was later extradited to Belgium and awaits trial.

    Last year, the Iranian intelligence ministry also plotted to assassinate an Iranian Arab dissident in Denmark. The attack was thwarted, and Denmark publicly accused Tehran of plotting the attack.

    In 2015 and 2017, local thugs hired by the Iranian intelligence ministry assassinated two other Iranian dissidents in the Netherlands. Dutch officials have publicly connected the attacks to the Iranian regime.

    While the Iran lobby in Europe and around the world is still trying to save the ruling criminals in Iran by normalizing the endless stream of crimes and misconduct coming out of the Islamic Republic, it seems that cooler heads, who put their country’s long-term interests before political short-term gains are prevailing.


    EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif during her visit to Iran in 2016. During this period, when the nuclear deal was reached with the P5+1 countries and sanctions against Iran’s economy were lifted, Iranian terrorists were stepping up their nefarious activities around the world.

    Catching the Iranian regime four times with a smoking gun just on European soil over the past few years while the so-called moderate president Hassan Rouhani was incumbent makes it extremely difficult for apologists to paint a reasonable picture of the ruling mullahs in Iran.

    Especially when all four attacks were planned or carried out before the current U.S. administration pulled out of the nuclear deal. How can you honestly defend a deal when its inevitable outcome was an emboldened terrorist state that—enriched by petrodollars—increased its terrorist activities around the world instead of investing in its collapsing economy and impoverished people?

    Comments by Iranian officials after Europe’s latest decision to firmly respond to Iranian terrorist activities on its soil clearly show the surprise and shock they feel.

    Javad Zarif, the Iranian regime’s foreign minister, criticized European countries for giving refuge to supporters and members of PMOI/MEK, which the regime considers a terrorist group. “Accusing Iran won’t absolve Europe of responsibility for harboring terrorists,” Zarif wrote in a tweet.

    Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, former Deputy FM for Arab and African Affairs, and current assistant to Iranian parliament speaker—who by the way is very close to the Quds Force and IRGC—warned Europe about a “shocking” message and said: “The west needs to face a “shock” so it knows that we won’t stay in the one-way tunnel of the JCPOA at any cost. Currently, Europe, which has become a refuge for terrorism and the hypocrites [the Iranian regime’s official term for the PMOI], needs to receive a reasonable, wise, but [also] ‘shocking’ message.”

    Going through the official comments about Europe’s recent response to Iranian terrorist activities on its soil—which was quite mild considering the situation—one can only conclude that the JCPOA did work but only in contrast to its original intentions by emboldening an already expansionist regime that considers its terrorism on the streets of Baghdad and Beirut its strategic depth that helps it to avoid an internal crisis that has accumulated over four decades through mismanagement, blatant corruption, and nepotism.

    But it also shows that the Iranian regime still hasn’t learned that Europe isn’t just made up of appeasers.

    It wasn’t just the fanatic German Nazis who created the world war two. Chamberlin and his apologists are as much responsible for paving the way for the rise of the Nazis and the ensuing catastrophe.

    And as history shows, after Chamberlain comes Churchill.

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

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

    Pompeo mentioned important points in this address on Iran.

     

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

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

    I draw your attention to this important statement.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
    • wizzymedpower 2:51 pm on 12 Jan 2019 Permalink

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

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

      Amen! thanks dear Israel. God bless you.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:07 pm on 24 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    All my dear friends, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2019. 

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    All my dear friends, readers and followers,

     Happy New Year. Wishing you all happiness & pleasure.

    Also wishing of Iran Regime Change & Free Iran with democracy, Human Rights and justice in Iran in 2019.

    Message of Maryam Rajavi on Christmas and the New Year. 2019 would be a year of advancement of resistance and uprisings towards freedom and victory.

     
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    • wizzymedpower 10:56 am on 28 Dec 2018 Permalink

      Thanks Dalvand for keeping up till date, around the world Iranians update. I appreciate your continues effort. Also, wishing you the best of the season. Happy Christmas And a Glorious New Year In Advance.

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    • Masoud Dalvand 10:00 pm on 28 Dec 2018 Permalink

      Thank you so much dear Israel. Happy new year to you too. Keep up the great job. God bless you.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 9:31 am on 18 Dec 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 65th Resolution Censuring Rights Abuses in Iran, , Maryam Rajavi, UN General Assembly   

    UN General Assembly Adopts 65th Resolution Censuring Rights Abuses in Iran. 

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    Maryam Rajavi: Referring the regime’s crimes, especially the 1988 massacre, to the UN Security Council, is the Iranian people’s right and a prerequisite for peace

    Immunity of criminals who are holding some of the highest government positions, the regime has been assured that its crimes in other parts of the world will also go unanswered.

    Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, welcomed the adoption of the 65th UN resolution condemning the systematic and grave violations of human rights in Iran.

    She said the adoption of this resolution “once again confirmed that the regime blatantly tramples upon the Iranian people’s most fundamental rights in all political, social and economic spheres.” “The Iranian regime is in no way congruous with the 21st century and must be isolated by the world community,” Mrs. Rajavi noted.

    The UN resolution stresses the “alarmingly high frequency” of the use of the death penalty including against minors, “the widespread and systematic use of arbitrary detention,” poor prison conditions, “deliberately denying prisoners access to adequate medical treatment,” and “cases of suspicious deaths in custody.”

    Mrs. Rajavi reiterated, “Although the resolution fails to address many aspects of the inhumane crimes committed by Iran’s religious fascism, it leaves no doubt that this regime is the most brutal and aggressive violator of human rights in today’s world. The inaction of the international community against the crimes of this regime has emboldened it to continue and spread these crimes, the latest example of which has been the barbaric raids on the residences of the Steel workers of Ahvaz and the arrest of dozens of those who demand their minimum rights.”

    She added, “The impunity of perpetrators of the massacre of political prisoners in 1988, one of the most obvious examples of crimes against humanity after the Second World War, played a major role in encouraging the regime to continue its crimes against humanity. In particular, the regime leaders are either directly involved in or continue to defend this horrible crime and prevent disclosure of details such as the names of the victims and their burial grounds.”

    “The immunity of the regime’s leaders has not only led to more brutal violations of human rights, but has also assured them that their crimes in other parts of the world will also go unanswered. This has led to the expansion of the regime’s belligerence, fundamentalism and terrorism in the region and the world,” Mrs. Rajavi stressed.

    Mrs. Rajavi concluded, “Therefore, the international community should investigate the crimes of this regime, especially the 1988 massacre, and refer the dossier of these crimes to the UN Security Council. Ali Khamenei, Hassan Rouhani and other officials responsible for these crimes must be brought to justice. This is not only the right of the Iranian people, but also a prerequisite for peace and the fight against terrorism.”

    Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
    December 17, 2018

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

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    Entering Maryam Rajavi to the international conference of Iranian Communities

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

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

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

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    A number of international figures attending the conference with Maryam Rajavi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:16 pm on 24 Sep 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranians in New York voice their support for regime change in Iran 

    2018 Iran Uprising Summit, The Path to Freedom – the Alternative

    2018 Iran Uprising Summit, The Path to Freedom – the Alternative

    While world leaders prepare to address the annual UN General Assembly, a large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in a New York venue to voice their support for continued protests in Iran and to call on the international community to support the Iranian people and their resistance movement in the cause for regime change in Iran.

    A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in a New York

    A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in a New York

    Titled “2018 Iran Uprising Summit: The Path to Freedom – the Alternative,” the event was organized by the Organization of Iranian American Communities (OIAC) and featured speeches by American and European politicians as well as discussion panels by Iranian communities and musical performances by Iranian youth.

    Iranian youth discuss Iran uprisings

    Panel of Iranians from Canada

    Panel of Iranians from Canada

    A panel of Iranian youth who took the stage early on in the program discussed the growing wave of uprisings in Iran and their difference with previous cycles of protest in the country.

    The youth, who came from the U.S. and Canada, underlined the role of “resistance units,” which they described as “small groups of MEK supporters who work in a very focused and targeted way.”

    Resistance units have had an important role in organizing protests across the country since they started in late December 2018. They also represent Iranians from all areas of the society.

    The panelists described the resistance units as the “wakened conscience” of the Iranian nation who are following the path of the thousands of MEK martyrs who have fallen for freedom in the past decades.

    Maryam Rajavi: Iran’s seat at the United Nations does not belong to the terrorist regime

    Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

    Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

    The keynote speaker of the event was Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who addressed the crowd through teleconference.

    “Accelerating developments in Iran enhance the prospects of an Iran free of religious tyranny,” Mrs. Rajavi said, referring to the surge of protests that have been shaking the foundations of the ruling regime since December. The regime’s crackdown on demonstration and the arrest of protesters have not deterred the Iranian people in their resolve to overthrow the regime, Mrs. Rajavi added.

    The regime’s impasse can be seen in its fear of the opposition, Mrs. Rajavi stressed. “The mullahs have no way of escaping the siege imposed by an array of dangers, which is why they have activated the regime’s most senior officials in their bid to deal major blows to the Iranian Resistance, while accepting the significant political risks and costs that such a strategy entails,” Mrs. Rajavi said in reference to a number of recent failed terror plots by Iranian regime agents in Europe and the U.S.

    Mrs. Rajavi also emphasized that through its crimes and defiance of international norms, the Iranian regime is testing the will of the International community. “In such circumstances, a lack of resolve or a passive attitude by western governments will intensify the regime’s terrorist actions,” she said.

    Mrs. Rajavi also spoke to the upcoming UN Security Council session, which will be hosted by the U.S. president and will likely be focused on Iran. “It is an urgent imperative that the Security Council address the flagrant violations of human rights in Iran, especially the torture and massacre of political prisoners, and the regime’s export of terrorism and warmongering in the Middle East Region. It must adopt binding measures to compel the regime to halt its crimes,” Mrs. Rajavi said.

    While emphasizing that the Iranian people have all they need to overthrow the Iranian regime, Mrs. Rajavi reiterated the international community’s responsibility to support them in their uprisings. Mrs. Rajavi also stressed the need to cut off the financial lifelines of Tehran’s security and suppression apparatus and the need to shut down the Iranian regime’s embassies and expel its diplomats and operatives from all countries.

    “Iran’s seat at the United Nations does not belong to the terrorist regime ruling it. That seat belongs to the Iranian people and Resistance,” Mrs. Rajavi concluded.

    General James Jones: Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point plan is what the regime fears most

     Former U.S. National Security Advisor James Jones

    Former U.S. National Security Advisor James Jones

    Former U.S. National Security Advisor James Jones, who spoke at the conference, called the Iranian regime “the chief antagonist of peace in the Middle East,” a role that is displayed by the regime’s violent intervention in countries of the region.

    “Passivity in face of this tyrannical regime has no place in our policies and governments,” Jones said, calling on the international community to adopt a firm stance toward the regime of Tehran.

    Jones also spoke about the nationwide protests in Iran. “The regime has in typical fashion arrested thousands of people. There have been many deaths. But the protests continue,” Jones said, stressing that it is the responsibility of the international community to support protesters in Iran.

    Jones voiced his support for the Iranian opposition and Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point plan. “These ten principles, Jeffersonian principles, is what the regime fears most,” Jones said.

    Jones concluded his remarks with a message to the Iranian regime: “Your days are numbered. They are numbered because your people will not stop in their demands for a government that reflects their hopes, their dreams and their aspirations.”

    Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Iran is entitled to freedom and

    democracy

    Mayor Rudy Giuliani

    Mayor Rudy Giuliani

    “Iran is entitled to freedom and democracy, should be led by leaders like Madame Rajavi and others,” said Rudy Giuliani, former New York Mayor and current advisor and lawyer to the U.S. president. “That will be the only assurance of a peaceful Iran.”

    Giuliani also spoke about the Iranian regime’s increased terrorist operations against the Iranian opposition. “I must say to the Iranian government, you must be truly afraid of being overthrown,” he said. “We will not forget that you have murdered many, many Americans. You have taken our diplomats hostage to humiliate us. We understand who our friends are and who our enemies are. And you are our enemy.”

    Giuliani reminded that Hassan Rouhani, the regime’s current president who presents himself as a reformist, has more blood on his hands than his “hard-liner” predecessor Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “[Rouhani] was a reformer,” Giuliani said. “He reformed the methods of murder and murdered more people.” Executions in Iran have seen an unprecedented spike during Rouhani’s presidency.

    Rudy Giuliani, former New York Mayor and current advisor and lawyer to the U.S. president

    Rudy Giuliani, former New York Mayor and current advisor and lawyer to the U.S. president

    The Iranian regime is resorting to irrational terrorist tactics against the Iranian opposition “because you’re so pathetically afraid that the MEK is going to overthrow your government,” Giuliani said.

    “We can accomplish telling those people in Iran who are standing up to the threat of violence and murder and destruction that we have their back,” Giuliani said.

    While stressing the need international support for the protesters in Iran, Mayor Giuliani reminded the crowd that “Really what’s keeping this alive, and the regime understands it, is you. It’s the work you’re doing, and the people who have that same courage and that same tenacity and that same desire for freedom, who are your brothers and sisters in Iran, who are at the point of the spear. They’re the ones who are putting their lives on the line.”

    Giuliani stressed that the Iranian regime sees the MEK as an existential threat to its rule and fears its own overthrow. “It could be in a few days, months, couple of years. But it’s going to happen. They’re going to be overthrown,” he said. “The people of Iran have obviously had enough.”

    Bernard Kouchner: Iran has an alternative

    Former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner

    Former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner

    “We are dealing with a brutal regime that suppresses its own people,” said former French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, adding that “The prime victims of this regime are the Iranian people themselves.”

    Describing the Iranian regime’s brutal role in the countries of the Middle East region, Kouchner said, “This regime’s behavior in the region is unacceptable. There’s hardly any problem in the region in which the Iranian regime doesn’t play a malign role.”

     

    Bernard Kouchner

    Bernard Kouchner

    Kouchner also warned against the Iranian regime’s terror activities in Europe, including an attempt to bomb the rally of the Iranian opposition in France in June.

    Praising the uprisings in Iran, Kouchner said, “The people of Iran have expressed their desire for a republic based on separation of church and state. They want no more theocratic regime.” Kouchner also stressed that “Iran has an alternative, a democratic alternative, which is struggling for a secular Iran.”

    General Attorney Michael Mukasey: The U.S. should support the activities of the MEK

    Former U.S. General Attorney Michael Mukasey

    Former U.S. General Attorney Michael Mukasey

    Michael Mukasey

    Michael Mukasey

    Available intelligence shows the regime continues to build facilities to continue its nuclear program, despite Tehran saying it is not doing so, said former U.S. General Attorney Michael Mukasey, adding that the problem posed by the current regime is way beyond the threat of nuclear weapons.

    “Under the current regime, there’s a theocratic and despotism. It finances terrorism both inside and outside its borders,” Mukasey said.

    The regime’s destructive ideology has turned against itself, Mukasey explained, highlighted by the discontent in Iran that has shown itself in repeated and widespread demonstrations.

    “The demonstrations and protesters come from all segments of the society,” Mukasey observed, adding that their slogans include things like “down with Khamenei” and “down with Rouhani” and target the regime’s meddling in neighboring countries and its rhetoric to try frame foreign countries for the economic woes of the country.

    “The protesters will not be brought off with half measures,” Mukasey said, adding that the chief cause of the economic problems of Iran is the corruption at the core of the Iranian regime.

    “The regime is absolutely frantic about the threat posed by the MEK,” Mukasey said, which manifests itself in the statements and remarks by the regime’s highest authorities as well as the regime’s terrorist attempts against Iranian opposition members abroad. “Acts of violence like that on another country are acts of war,” Mukasey said.

    “The United States should support the activities of the MEK. It would drive the mullahs crazy,” Mukasey said, explaining that it would show the people inside and outside the country that there’s an alternative to the regime.

    “We have to focus every effort to bring about regime change, and there’s no group better fit to participate in that effort than MEK.”

    Women’s rights activists discuss the role of Iranian youth and women in Iran’s uprisings

    “Women play an active role in the Iranian uprisings,” said Soudabeh Sharif, an Iranian women’s rights activist. “Let us not forget that the women’s call for regime change did not begin in the recent uprisings. It began four decades ago.”

    Women play an active role in the Iranian uprisings

    Women play an active role in the Iranian uprisings

    Sharif also said that the Iranian women have paid the heaviest price for freedom. “It is no wonder that the effective opposition against Tehran’s ruling is led by a women, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.”

    “There’s no doubt that the regime’s days are numbered,” Sharif said. “We Iranian women stand behind Mrs. Rajavi wholeheartedly.”

    Sadaf Mirzaii, an Iranian student who was born and raised in the U.S., said that although she has never seen her country, she always dreams of going to Iran one day, and the struggles of the Iranian youth of past and present generations have inspired her to support her people in their struggle for freedom.

    “I continue to raise my fist along the people of Iran who are taking part in the uprisings,” Mirzaii said.

    Giulio Terzi: The UN Security Council must address Tehran’s terrorism

    Former Italian foreign minister Giulio Terzi

    Former Italian foreign minister Giulio Terzi

    “After the nuclear deal, the regime has only become more violent and more corrupt,” said former Italian foreign minister Giulio Terzi. And that violence is showing itself in the regime’s behavior toward protests across Iran, which have continued despite heavy crackdown by authorities.

    “To great anxiety of the mullahs, there is a true alternative to this dictatorship. In the West they try to appease the mullahs,” Terzi said, warning that by hiding the real nature of the Iranian threat, the West and European countries threaten to throw away a real opportunity to bring peace to the Middle East.

    Terzi called for a multifaceted approach aimed at ending Tehran’s support of terror, its nuclear threat, its genocidal behavior across the Middle East. “The UN Security Council should firmly address Tehran’s growing use of terror plots,” Terzi said. “To European leaders, act in real support of the Iranian people and their aspirations. Hold Tehran to account for its malign and suppressive behavior.”

     
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