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  • Masoud Dalvand 3:40 pm on 15 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Conference, “1988 Massacre in Iran, Perpetrators must be TRIED” 

    Litigation for the 1988 Massacre Political Prisoners. Trial of Perpetrators of Massacre.

    Iran’s regime executed some 30,000 political prisoners in the 1988 Massacre. We will urge the world community to hold the perpetrators accountable.

    At the Call-for-Justice for #1988Massacre Conference demanding prosecution of its perpetrators and masterminds at an international court – Ashraf 3.

    The massacre of political prisoners was a blood-drenched encounter between the Middle Ages and a generation which created the 1979 revolution, a generation resolved to achieve a society based on freedom & equality, but encountered the monster of religious fascism.

    The 1988 Massacre was the horrifying scene of such historic confrontation, but it was not the end. It was the beginning a new confrontation which still continues and will write the fate of the Iranian nation in freedom.

    You can see the conference at the links below:

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    • wizzymedpower 8:06 pm on 15 Jul 2019 Permalink

      God with His infinite mercy and grace will vindicate the Nation of Iran in Jesus name amen!

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  • Masoud Dalvand 2:41 pm on 12 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    120 Years of Struggle of the Iranian People for Freedom 

    Day 2 of international conferences on Iran in “Ashraf 3”, Albania

    Ashraf-3, home to Iran’s democratic opposition in Albania, is hosting the second of a series of conference about Iran and the alternative that exists to the mullahs’ regime. Today’s conference is titled: “120 years of struggle of the Iranian people for freedom.” Several thousand members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq, PMOI or MEK) reside at Ashraf-3. The NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee will be covering the event live as it unfolds. We’ll be live-steaming and tweeting the event beginning 15.45 European time on July 12, 2019. See below for updates.

    120 YEARS OF STRUGGLE OF THE IRANIAN PEOPLE FOR FREEDOM.

    The price for freedom has always been high, but there are those who take it upon themselves to pay this price, people who sacrifice their lives for the freedom of others, those who have an eternal place in the history of mankind. We will be paying tribute to those who have fallen for freedom in Iran and addressing the struggle of the Iranian people for freedom and democracy. The program will be broadcasted live on social media.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:42 am on 12 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The Iranian Opposition Coalition NCRI is Holding a 5-Day Event in Ashraf 3, Albania 

    The Iranian opposition coalition NCRI is holding a 5-day event in Ashraf 3, Albania

    In the past month we came together to call for an end to the policy of appeasement at the European capital, Brussels; we then marched the streets of Washington D.C. emphasizing the Iranian people’s cry in the #March4RegimeChangeByIranians; and last Saturday Iranians flooded the streets of Berlin, at the very gates where the people of Berlin stood for their freedom and the world joined them in solidarity and as Patrick Kennedy reminded, if his uncle John F. Kennedy stood by Berliners saying “Ich bin ein Berliner!” today we stand in solidarity with people of Iran and the Iran uprisings “Man Irani hastam!” “Man Ashrafi hastam!”

    Now we come together once more in a 5 day congress in support of a #FreeIran and in solidarity with the Iranian resistance.

    We would like to take this opportunity to share with you some details of the 5 day congress; and as supporters of a free Iran gather to share with the world their aspirations for a free Iran, and show case the true viable alternative capable of bringing freedom and democracy in Iran, to the world. Alternative represented by the NCRI and the 10 point plan put forth by Maryam Rajavi. Join our campaign to make the message more vocal and resonate the hopes and aspirations of the Iranian people and the world for a #FreeIran.

    1. Online campaign kickoff

    To better resonate the message of the Iranian people, and freedom lovers from across the globe a campaign will be launched on Friday, July 12th at 9:00 pm CEST to kickoff the gathering. The campaign will be concentrated on why we stand by the Iranian resistance as the viable alternative for a free Iran.

    Tune intoIran Freedom at 9:00 pm CEST for the campaign hashtag!

    Let’s keep the glimmer of hope lit for millions of Iranians, those who’ve took to the streets, and youth of Iran yearning to see a Free Iran! and as Maryam Rajavi always states, remember, that “we can & we must!”

    2. Panel discussion on Iran Policy

    On Thursday July 11th a panel discussion was being held entitled, “Policy on Iran & a Viable Alternative”.

    The program consists of a panel discussion, with insight of distinguished personalities and experts on the issue. Watch the program live and follow the debate!

    3. Free Iran: 120 year Struggle of the Iranian People for Freedom

    The price for freedom has always been high, but there are those who take it upon themselves to pay this price, people who sacrifice their lives for the freedom of others, those who have an eternal place in the history of mankind. We will be paying tribute to those who have fallen for freedom in Iran and addressing the struggle of the Iranian people for freedom and democracy. The program will be broadcasted live on social media. You can follow the event live NCRI-FACon Twitter or Facebook

    follow live: Friday July 12th, 15:45 CEST

    4. Free Iran: Solidarity with the Iranian Resistance

    Join the live broadcast of the event taking place in the heart of the Iranian resistance on Saturday July 13th.

    Join us in echoing the voice of the Iranian people. 

    Live broadcast will start at 2:00 pm CEST

    5. Women in the Iranian Resistance: Defying the Misogynist Regime Paying the Price of Freedom

    Women have been the vanguards in the fight against the misogynist regime ruling Iran. We salute the brave women of Iran and come together to hear their experiences in the struggle for freedom

    Join the event live on NCRI Women’s Committee and also on Twitter and Facebook

    #WomenForce4Change

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 4:09 pm on 9 Jul 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Rising prices, poverty and homelessness, the results of mullahs’ rule in Iran 

    Iran, July 9, 2019 – In a recent article, Keyhan, the news outlet that reflects the views of the Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei, acknowledged the country’s unsolvable housing crisis. “A person who could live in an 80-meter house with an 800-million-rial bond and 4-million-rial monthly rent last year must pay 12 million rials to rent the same house this year,” Keyhan wrote on July 1.

    The housing problem has become so critical that some of Iran’s people have foregone buying or renting homes and have resorted to living in tents.

    “The people no longer have the power to pay for rent. The problem has become so serious that I’ve received calls from people in my constituent, asking to receive tents from the Red Crescent to continue living in tents in parks. This has become a national issue,” said Ahmad Safari, a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) from Kermanshah.

    The state-run Resalat newspaper wrote on July 2, “More than 40 percent of the Iranian population is under the line of poverty. The rich are becoming richer and the poor poorer. The tax system is in total service of the rich. The banking system has put 70 percent of its wealth into the hands of 2.5 percent of the society.”

    Abrar-e Eqtesadi newspaper wrote on July 3, “The price of some food items has increased by 300 percent.”

    Ironically, before coming to Iran, Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the mullahs’ regime, had promised to build homes and give free water, electricity and transportation to Iranians. However, after 40 years, his regime has only achieved poverty and misery for the people of Iran.

    The current situation in Iran is the direct result of systematic embezzlement by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and other institutions of the regime, which has come directly out of the pockets of the Iranian people.

    At the end of 2017, people in more than 140 cities across Iran poured into the streets despite the heavy presence of security forces and the regime’s brutal suppressive measures. Many of them were fed up with the corruption and mismanagement that of regime officials, which has driven their lives into poverty, inflation and unemployment.

    The protests, which continue to this day, blame the regime and its destructive domestic and foreign policies for the current economic conditions in Iran.

    The protesters are regularly chanting:

    “Let go of Syria, think about us!”

    “One less embezzlement and our problems will be solved”

    “Death to dictator”

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

    By Masoud Dalvand

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

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

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

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

    Here are some examples of the regime’s crimes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 11:23 am on 30 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Necessity to Form the Resistance Units of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI/MEK) 

    By Masoud Dalvand

    Why the Resistance Units were formed; and what are they pursued?
    What are their activities and what are they doing?
    What is the response of the Mullah’s regime to Resistance Units?
    What is the effect of the Resistance Units on the uprising of the Iranian people (Iran Protests) and how it affects the regime’s relations with other countries?

    The fact is that the Iranian society is under a repressive and religious dictatorship system that has spread poverty and misery throughout Iran by its disgraceful rule.

    The regime that has pushed the country’s economy with warfare and export of crises and terrorism to the Middle East and the rest of the world. The regime that with the unprecedented plundering of the Iranian people’s wealth and resources, and the widespread corruption of all the regime’s officials and agents, to the worst situation in the last 40 years has achieved.
    Ignoring the freedom and basic rights of the people of Iran and responding to any protest speech with execution and torture. Half of the society, women, are under the most severe repressions and they are deprived of their lowest human rights.

    The regime that destroyed Iran’s nature and environment and many Iranian lakes and rivers and forests have also been destroyed by the regime’s predatory policies or have been subjected to complete destruction … This list continues.
    On the other hand, in Iran, the criminal gangs of this regime call their so-called “reformist!” and “Hardliner!” for the continuation of this dictatorship, which is, of course, more deceptive, and last year, people chanted on the street: “Reformist, Hardliner, the game is over!”,

    So now what should be done?

    Resistance Units have been created to change and remove this dark page from Iranian history, have three main duties in the Iranian society:

    • The first objective of the Resistance Units is to break the so called the “power” of the regime, which apparently wants to say that its power is still not broken. The rule of corruption, poverty and tyranny, with its repressive organs, like Basij’s militia, and centers of the Mullahs, which are centers of crime and corruption, yes, all of this will be crushed by the Resistance Units.
    PMOI-MEK “Resistance Units” setting fire to bases of the regime’s crackdown apparatus
    • The second goal of the Resistance Units is that return the morale of the people, which is due to the suppression and misery is damaged, so when the activities of the Resistance Units are carried out, people get the strength and strength of the heart. When such a thing emits in society, when people see such activities, they are samples for and people learn from them. It’s a way that show to the people who can join to the Resistance Units too. The role of the Resistance Units has now created a movement and activity in people, especially women and youth. Now, after more than a year of activity of the Resistance Units, the people themselves become active, and there are many activities on the Iranian scene that have been inspired by Resistance Units and have not been recorded or filmed.
    • Another goal to create and operate the Resistance Units, is Internationally purpose. All those who are still eyeing to inside this regime and wanting to continue an appeasement policy with this regime, and in reality they want to keep our people under this dictatorship corrupt, these Resistance Units and their activities reveal that the era of appeasement with this regime has come to an end and that they can no longer continue this trend. Therefore, the activities of Resistance Units are important in this regard.

    A look at the activities of the resistance units, especially after the Iranian uprising in December 2017 and January 2018 and its persistence over the past year in various kinds of protests and strikes by different classes of people in cities throughout Iran, indicates the success of the MEK’s strategy of resistance units. A strategy soon expanding the protests and leading these resistance units to overthrow the evil dictatorship of the Velayat-e Faqih and establish freedom and democracy and human rights and justice.

    Masoud Dalvand

    Masoud Dalvand @Masoud_Dalvand2

    I am a blogger and political activist. I’m trying to establish democracy, freedom and human rights in Iran.

    https://about.me/m.dalvand freedomstarblog.wordpress.com

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 11:48 am on 21 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Maryam Rajavi’s Persian New Year speech on Nowruz 1398; The Year of Revolution and Freedom- (March 20, 2019) 

    Maryam Rajavi

    Happy New Year to the people of Iran who refused to lose hope even under the oppressive and dark rule of the mullahs.

    Congratulations to my compatriots in all cities and villages across Iran and to Iranians across the world on the advent of the Persian New Year 1398,

    Congratulations on Nowruz to the families of martyrs, to the resistance units, to supporters of the Iranian Resistance, to political prisoners, to members of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, toPMOI freedom fighters and to Massoud Rajavi.

    Congratulations on the year of uprisings, the year of hope and exhilaration, and the year of progress and leaping ahead toward freedom and liberty. 

    Happy New Year to the people of Iran who refused to lose hope even under the oppressive and dark rule of the mullahs.

    Let us all salute our dignified Albanian guests who have joined us today in this Nowruz celebration. 

    The New Year, 1398, will be the harbinger of storms and change. Khamenei has already described it as the year when the enemies will make the final push to overthrow the regime.

    In the past year, our homeland was a garden witnessing the blossoming of its political and social spring. The flowers of uprisings, protests, and strikes bloomed. The uprisings in Kazerun, Borazjan, Ahvaz, and Khorramshahr; the uprising in the Bazaar of Tehran; the uprisings in 27 cities in early August; five rounds of nationwide strikes by truckers and truck owners; and consecutive strikes and protests by workers, teachers, educators and the retirees; and, finally, thousands of strikes, protests and demonstrations in at least 700 cities and towns.

    Hail to the arisen protesters and those who shape the uprisings! Hail to this freedom fighting generation!

    Yes, freedom must be earned. The spring of freedom will be achieved through your determination and your efforts. The spring of freedom for the people of Iran is on the horizon.

    The long-held U.S. policy of appeasement designed to protect the regime against regime change and overthrow was brought to a halt, and the beginning of sanctions on the regime’s oil sales has pushed Tehran into a phase of instability and insecurity. That is why the revolutionary realities of the Iranian society have become more evident and visible.

    In the meantime, the mullahs have extracted tens of billions of dollars out of the country. The economic austerity policy of Khamenei paved the way for further plunder of our people’s wealth. The value of the country’s official currency plunged by a third in less than a year. Inflation swelled four folds. Oil exports fell to a half to one-third and the budget deficit increased by at least 50 per cent.

    To preserve their decadent regime, the mullahs sold out portions of the resources and water of the Caspian Sea to northern neighbors, granted largescale fishing rights in the south to the Chinese, and conceded the administration of the Port of Chabahar to India.

    Still, this regime, which is close to its downfall, will not be able to save itself with the aid of such treacherous acts.

    In short, the mullahs have no way out in the face of nationwide uprisings and protests that are encircling them. This results from an understanding of the essence of the uprisings and offers a summary of the past year’s events. The regime’s death knell and internal tensions have left no more openings for it to display hollow shows of moderation.

    The myth of moderation was put to rest by the appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as the regime’s Chief Justice. He is a reviled mass murderer who ran against Rouhani, the charlatan, during the last presidential elections. His appointment represented a coup de grace shot to the illusive myth of moderation in the regime. This is while Rouhani’s government is half-paralyzed and the most important face of the cabinet facade keeps sitting at home every other day or resigns. 

    In fact, the entire ruling regime is undergoing an accelerated rate of decay. Since they have no real chance of survival, the vali-e faqih (Khamenei) has arrayed his regime’s resources squarely on suppression, spilling blood and criminal activity. He appointed the regime’s previous ruthless Chief Justice as the head of the Expediency Council and one of the most brutal perpetrators of the massacre of 30,000 PMOI political prisoners in 1988 as his Chief Justice. Yes, this is the caliphate of massacre. The message is one of closing ranks and resorting to more suppression. The mullahs’ supreme leader seeks to compensate for his defeat in the 2017 presidential elections. He assumes that if Raisi had succeeded to become president, he could have prevented the uprising of December 2017-January 2018.

    Now, he has employed this bloodthirsty goon for the same purpose by appointing him to the Judiciary and the Assembly of Experts.

    The mullah who perpetrated the 1988 massacre and the executioner involved in the greatest crime committed in the history of the clerical regime must now close all the cracks within the regime. Otherwise, schisms and defections will not leave Khamenei alone for a minute.

    Nonetheless, the regime has no way to protect itself. On a daily basis, it keeps jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. Endless bickering and internal feuds over FATF (Financial Action Task Force), the unbridled plunge of the value of the official currency Rial, the alarming status of the budget and financial resources, the black hole of sanctions, defeats in Syria where IRGC mercenaries face repeated blows, the growing threats posed by at least ten million unemployed, and most important of all the unstable circumstances have forced the regime to be on high alert every waking minute of the day.

    At its core, the issue is not this or that crisis faced by the regime; the real issue is that their entire rule is in crisis. Yes, this crisis is the crisis of overthrow. And the prospect of overthrow will never abandon this regime, even as Khamenei orders 80 million Iranians to write his absurd speeches three times.

    The mullahs have no chance of survival. Throughout the past year, however, they were dreaming of finding a way out by annihilating the Mojahedin and the Iranian Resistance. So, they concentrated the core of their efforts on terrorism and demonization targeting the Mojahedin. But they failed.

    They planned a major terrorist plot against the Iranian Resistance in Tirana, Albania; they plotted a major bombing of the annual gathering of the Iranian Resistance in Paris. They also conducted terrorist and espionage schemes against members of the Iranian Resistance in the U.S. Add to this a vast volume of smear campaigns against this movement in the press, websites and social media, particularly inside Iran. Over the past year alone, the regime’s hirelings made a plethora of film series and movies against the PMOI aired by state-run TV networks or screened in movie theatres.

    Their terrorism and demonization efforts, however, were not successful. But in all honesty, they were truly successful in accomplishing one major task and that was to clearly show, hundreds of times, that their main threat, and the alternative to their regime are the Mojahedin (the PMOI/MEK), the National Liberation Army and the National Council of Resistance of Iran. 

    Do you remember how much the mullahs and their collaborators dreamed of dismantling this resistance? They expected that after the relocation of the Mojahedin from Iraq, this organization and the movement as a whole would eventually disintegrate. But again, it was proven that they will have to take those goals to their graves.

    Last year, the Liberation Army was revitalized in 1,000 Ashrafs and resistance units and started flowing like a river in the streets of Iran’s cities. Now, the strategy and explicit positions of the Iranian Resistance are echoed in the words and demands of workers, truckers, teachers, students, farmers and all protesters throughout Iran. The overthrow of the clerical regime is the desire and demand of all of the people in Iran. The Iranian nation in its entirety is demanding the overthrow of the regime.

    Indeed, resistance units made significant strides through actions against the centres of suppression and the regime’s symbols. In some months of the past year, they carried out more than 100 acts to pierce through the atmosphere of repression. So, 1397 was the year of proliferation of the strategy of the Iranian Resistance, a year in which the prospect of the regime’s overthrow loomed large and the path and roadmap became even clearer. Yes, now, the Army of Spring is on its way, the army of spring with 100,000 flourishing roses.

    Parallel with this year’s uprisings, which exhibit the Iranian society’s devotion to welcome rejuvenation and spring, there was a continuous effort within the ranks of the Iranian Resistance to improve and advance humanitarian values and ideals. This effort was ongoing throughout the movement, from the Mojahedin organization, to other members and supporters of the Resistance in various countries, and to members of the resistance units in different cities inside Iran.

    The remarkable features of these efforts were reinforced resolve, renewed choices, increased motivation and advances by leaps and bounds in realizing the values of the ideals of humanity and struggle.

    Yes, this is indeed a new day with a new revolution in the making, bringing about change. Everyone is passionately endeavoring to create new values to reach the glorious destination of freedom. Everyone is trying their best and making their greatest sacrifice to fulfil their commitment to their enchained nation. They are showing that the strength within their collective enterprise and their coherent and robust organization as well as the power of their people is that enormous and undying force that will uproot the mullahs’ theocratic regime.

    This is why the Iranian Resistance’s Leader, Massoud Rajavi, declared that we have entered a new phase. Regardless of how long it takes and despite all the ups and downs, we must be ready and prepared because the policy of appeasement has failed, a policy which had protected the inhumane mullahs for three decades.

    Now the overthrow of the inhumane enemy is inevitable. Before all else, the army of freedom must be determined and get prepared by diving into a sea of rebellion and revolution. The instruments of revolution must be prepared. 

    My salutations to your unwavering resolve, your vigor, and our people’s resistance.

    Again, I would like to remind you of Massoud Rajavi’s words in his historic (1980) speech in Rasht, when he said, “Life is tied to the future. Life belongs to those who have a future. Now, it belongs to you… If you choose, if you rise up, if you are vigilant, then you would be the ones who will shape the future. It has always been like this, and it will always continue to be like this. Today, walls will only be torn down in this way.”

    In the beginning of the New Year, I would like to ask mothers and fathers, my sisters and brothers, my young daughters and sons, that in the face of the cruel and criminal mullahs, you must move ahead hand in hand, with hope and vigor, and welcome the New Year 1398 because it is a year of uprisings, upheavals and revolution.

    You must revive the sense of solidarity and sympathy in our wounded society. Your solidarity is that great power the mullahs endeavor to limit or destroy day and night.

    The people of Iran want freedom and justice. They want equality and independence.

    They need trust, solidarity and coexistence. They want economic and social progress. They want a country where everyone is entitled to have a job and to enjoy equal economic opportunities, and where no one feels a sense of shame because they cannot afford to feed their children.

    We want an Iran replete with freedoms, where children and youths are happy, where talents and potentials are realized, and where women play their role in the leadership of society; a country that lives in peace, friendship and coexistence with its neighbors.

    The people of Iran deserve such a country and they will write and create such a destiny with their own hands.

    The gates of Iran are open to embrace a future without oppression, inequality and injustice; a republic based on the separation of religion and state; a country ruled by its people’s suffrage and sovereignty, where the people’s votes have the first and final words.

    So, rise up, winter is on its way out,
    Open the garden’s gates,
    Here comes the scent of Nowruz 
    and the beautiful song of nightingales
    Happy Nowruz to everyone

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 7:59 pm on 19 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The EU Needs a Better Policy on Iran 

    Written by Staff Writer (https://www.ncr-iran.org)on 19 March 2019.

    The US has adopted a “maximum pressure” campaign toward the Iranian Regime since pulling out of the malign nuclear deal last year, reinstating economic sanctions and encouraging diplomatic isolation.

    By comparison, the European Union’s policy is largely undefined and they still seem eager to appease Iran, even if they are willing to confront the mullahs occasionally on isolated incidents.

    While many hope that the EU will move more in the direction of the US, especially following recent sanctions levied against some members of the Regime, they currently follow an appeasement-at-all-costs policy because they have not yet reached a consensus about what they should be asking Iran for.

    However, the key to understanding Iran is to recognise and reject Iran’s propaganda, which is there solely to present Iran as a normal country that is capable of internal moderation.

    This has previously led the West to embrace so-called moderates, like President Hassan Rouhani, despite the fact that there are no moderates in the Iranian Regime. After all, would a moderate appoint Mostafa Pourmohammadi as Justice Minister, despite knowing about his role in sending thousands to the deaths in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners? Pourmohammadi, who claimed to be “proud” of his role in the massacre, was replaced in 2017 by Alireza Avaie, another man who served on the death committees only in a different city.

    This was compounded last week by the confirmation of Ebrahim Raisi, who served alongside Pourmohammadi on the Tehran death committee, as head of the judiciary. While Rouhani did not appoint Raisi because the Supreme Leader selects judiciary chiefs, this signifies that there is no real difference between Rouhani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, which is what the US and the Iranian opposition have been saying.

    In fact, the Iranian Resistance has been leading an uprising against the Regime, in spite of a violent crackdown that saw 50 killed and 8,000 arrested, which calls for regime change.

    Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former vice-president of the European Parliament and current president of the Brussels-based International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ), wrote
    “There is far more consistency in these protests than there is in European policy toward Iran. Overwhelmingly, the Iranian people are calling for regime change because they know exactly what to expect from the ruling theocracy: endless repression and a constant state of animosity toward the international community. If the nations of Europe would only come to understand that there is no “moderate” alternative to this policy within the existing regime, they would surely begin to realize that their support could help the Iranian people achieve the freedom and democratic governance for which they are so willing to risk their lives.”

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 9:52 pm on 15 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Resistance Units in Iran Conduct 100 Anti-Regime Activities in Past Three Weeks 

    Resistance units in Iran have conducted over 100 anti-regime activities in various cities across the country in the past three weeks (since February 20, 2019) despite severe repressive measures by the Iranian regime.

    The units carried out protest actions in Tehran, Salmas, Uroumieh, Babolsar, Esfahan, Karaj, Chahbahar, Andimeshk, Makou, Khorramabad, Semnan, Abadan, Hendijan, Khoi, Zanjan, Amol, Golpayegan, Sabzevar, Neyshabour, Delijan, Azarshahr, Qazvin, Kazeroun, Dorood, Miyandoab and other locations.

    Resistance units torched or tore down regime banners depicting Khomeini and Khamenei and other regime symbols at major regime centers or public thoroughfares. The units also wrote graffiti and hung banners calling for Death to Khamenei, Rouhani, and supporting Iranian resistance leader Rajavi. They also hung banners depicting the Iranian Resistance’s president-elect for future Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, from bridges, buildings, and other locations.

    Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
    March 15, 2019

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:57 am on 7 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 40 Years, Economy, , , , MEK   

    A Look at the Destruction of Iran’s Economy by Mullahs After 40 Years of Religious Dictatorship – Video 

    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star):

    An overview of the black list of the religious dictatorship of Iran ruling over 40 years of their shameful rule, shows a devastated country economically and creating widespread poverty in the society, with the suppression and torture and the execution of any opposition voices in Iran, as well as the destruction of the country’s environment, the oppression of women and the youth inside Iran, and the export of crises and the war and terrorism outside the Iranian borders.
    Concerning the results of 40 years of devastation of the mullahs in Iran, it has been possible to write many books and figures of many of the catastrophes that this dictatorship has brought over Iran, which is not possible in this article.
    But the following brief report with an interesting and informative video gives a brief look at the destruction of the Iranian economy by the mullahs. This report and video are provided by YouTube’s PMOI/MEK YouTube channel.

    How the mullahs destroyed Iran’s economy

    40 years after Iran’s 1979 revolution, the ruling mullahs have taken the country back to the Middle Ages.

    Iran has large natural resources and the potential to improve the lives of all Iranians.
    In addition, Iran owns 7% of mines of the world, the largest hydrocarbon sources (Oil and Gas) in the world, 9.3% of the world’s oil and 18% of the world’s gas, and Iran itself has more natural sources than the entire EU area.
    But Iran is ruled by a dictatorship that spends all its wealth in terrorism and suppression.
    The fact is that Iran is ruled by a corrupt government that has looted Iranian people’s property to extend its rule. Iran under mullahs ranked 93rd in the world in health care, in welfare, Iranian people are ranked 108 out of 149 countries and the Iranian regime is on the top of the list of countries suffering from state-run money laundering and this is one of the reasons that the Iranian regime is ranked 138 in the world in corruption and also among top countries with high inflation rates
    Iranian workers’ monthly salary is less than $100 and Iran is the only country that uses all its renewable water resources and is being pushed toward an irreversible water crisis by the government.
    Moreover, Iran has some of the most dangerous roads in the world and is among the top countries in road fatalities.
    The mismanagement of Iran’s economy has led to mass dissatisfaction and protests. The people of Iran believe they deserve better.
    In the past year, Iranian people have taken to the streets to reclaim their country and destiny.

     
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