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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.

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  • 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 7:13 pm on 29 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Many Believe That Iran Regime Will Soon Come to an End 

    Masoud Dalvand – Freedom Star:

    The official website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran published an article from a journalist inside Iran. In this article, the state of the mullahs in Iran and its future are discussed. Since there is useful information in the article on this topic, I invite you to read this article.

    Many Believe That Iran Regime Will Soon Come to an End

    Written by Staff Writer on 29 March 2019.

    The following is translated excerpt of an article by an Iranian journalist from inside Iran.

    In some of the most recent discussions on economics, I realised that the majority of Iranians strongly believe that the current political and social changes are indicative of an upcoming downfall of the clerical regime in Iran, which is not so surprising. Interestingly, the majority also agree that not long is left till then, which both excites and scares many.

    Doubt

    With regards to certain changes within the market, such as the drop in national currency value, an experienced engineering graduate from a well-known university, states that “I don’t think the Iranian regime will last another election”. Whilst addressing his younger colleague, he continues “someone else will replace Rouhani, which will trigger another protest, but this time nothing can be done about it”. The younger colleague responds “Rouhani won’t last for 4 years, he’s finished!”.

    No water or dollar

    The other thing that is often heard amongst Iranians is that “this country has no water or dollar” … referring to the water crisis as well as the fact that “there are no jobs”, “insurances are bankrupt”, and that “people are the actual victims of the wars between Iran and other governments”.

    A sarcastic statement of some guy also stands out: “who said we have nothing? We have a lot of things! We have theft, plunder, promiscuity, and even better, mullahs who have nothing better to do than steal from us!”

    Another is heard saying “This country is far from happy. Everyone’s smile is constantly wiped off their face because the dollar price goes up, a concert gets cancelled, or Mullah Alamolhoda (Friday prayer leader of Mashhad) says another frustrating nonsense”

    Others say:

    “our global reputation is embarrassing”, “we are all hopeless”, “even our harlots are struggling to make money now”, “what have our innocent children done to deserve this?”, “we had to be grown up in war and now, our children also have to grow up in war”

    Assumptions

    In one of the recent news, Mullah Javadi Amoli warns the government officials of the risk of being “pushed into the sea”.

    Addressing the Ministry of labour, Amoli complains: “why can many infidels run their country successfully, but we fail despite having historical religious leaders like Imam Hossein, Imam Ali, and so forth”. Adding that “if people protest again, we’ll all be thrown into the sea. Some officials are preparing to or have already ran away, but the rest of us are at risk as we have nowhere to go”.

    From the many things that we’ve heard from Iranian residents, three prominent phrases indicate the prospect of an upcoming overthrown:

    1. “the end to Rouhani’s government”

    2. The end of Trump’s first round

    3. Trump’s second round

    Despite the risk of war (ie a military attack on Iran) slowly building, the regime is most at risk from its internal economic and political crises. In many eyes, the regime won’t last for long at all, as it’s comprised of incapable and ineffective managers.

    National currency is one of the most commonly discussed issues of today. Many believe that the higher dollar value rises to, the closer the regime gets to its end. One Iranian says “If dollar goes upto 10000 Toman, things will get out of control”; another one says “If dollar goes over 7000 Toman, no one will be able to take control of this mess anymore”.

    Regardless of their economic accuracy, these are concerns that worry many Iranians today.

     A resident from Golpayegan

    “In the past, dollar value used to go up only once a year; today, it increases by 500 Toman by the day. Which is why I don’t see how our country can last”

     An Azeri person

    “let’s just assume that dollar is still 6000 Toman; even then, this would mean that Iranian workers earn less than 200 dollar a month, which is equivalent to around 6 or 7 dollars a day; which is the price of a pizza in US”.

     A single employed woman

    “We work hard hoping to save and improve our lives independently; but the truth is so far from this. Our income is reducing every month, which leaves us feeling frustrated and hopeless”.

     An Owner of a small scarf shop

    “If dollar goes up to even 10000 Toman, we still have oil. So the dollar price is irrelevant at the end of the day; the actual issue is that the money we earn from our oil sales gets spent on Syria and Iraq, instead of our own people”.

     A university student

    “I wished that the government left us alone… but they don’t, and on top of that, they spend our money on Lebanon and Syria; leaving us in more and more struggles everyday”.

    Certainty in regime’s overthrown and fear of future

    Many Iranians are now expressing their certainty in a quickly approaching downfall of the regime.

     A taxi driver

    “even the government itself clearly knows that its days will soon be over”

    But many also express their fear of what’s to come next. They worry that the history of 2009 and/or Dec 2017, or a combination of both, will repeat itself.

     A manager of a business company

    “The government must be delusional to think that it’s still wanted, because it’s not. Majority of Iranians are against them”

     A retiree

    “A revolution or war will make things worse as everything will get out of control. However, when I think about the possibility of us heading to where Iraq did in the past, i.e., resorting to oil for food programmes and so forth, I’d rather if we get everything over and done with now with a revolution”.

     A sobbing woman

    “sometimes I wonder what I’ve done to have to suffer this much. I was born in 1978, but wish that I was not born, or at least, born somewhere else. We’ve had enough. Why aren’t they (i.e., the regime) tired of torturing us for so long?”

    According to a liberal activist, Iranians fear change because they fear the consequences that may follow.

    “the outcome of a revolution is not exactly known, which terrifies many people”

     A marxist activist

    “only prisoners of Auschwitz concentration camp would know what Iranians are going through. They (regime) have treated us however they’ve wanted for so long and have distracted us with their so-called elections for at least 20 years. But the truth is that the oppressive Revolutionary Guards and Judicial System are the actual ones in charge” adding that “our own people as well as others from around the world, can’t wait to see this regime leave. We are all so focused on this that the aftermath isn’t even a concern anymore. We are prepared for millions of us to die to achieve freedom. Reformists are so power hungry that they won’t hesitate to kill that many, just like they did in 1980s”.

     A reformist student

    believes that the global pressure on Iran is a good opportunity for “the Supreme Leader to replace the current government with one like Khatami’s – which would be more democratic and capable of making proper improvements – to prevent the potential damages that may result from a revolution instead”.

     A secretary of an insurance company

    “can someone (from the regime) try to understand that their conflict with other countries like (referring to Israel, Saudi Arabia, and US) doesn’t have anything to do with us?!”

     A sales person of a pharmacy

    “In case of a revolution, I and others who use bank investments to pay for various instalments and expenses, may not be able to withdraw or transfer our funds at all; as they (regime figures) can easily run away with our money. Which is why we would have been better off investing on gold or dollar instead”.

     An owner of a car exhibition

    “today, almost everyone is aware that the government isn’t going to last; they (government) are stealing as much as they can and just running away. Vice-President Jahangiri has reported of a 30-billion-dollar currency flee from Iran. Here in this exhibition we have 8.5 billion Toman worth of cars; I can’t even comprehend how much 30 billion dollars would be… it’s a significant amount” …” let’s imagine that people set everything, from banks, to guards, to mullahs, to this exhibition even, on fire. What then? I asked the son-in-law of a friend of mine (who is a political prisoner) if he knows who will replace this government and he had no idea” …” we watch different a lot of TV every day but are yet to see someone who looks like they know what they’re doing”

     An engineer who earns 1.5 million Toman

    “Since December last year, I’ve put aside half a litre of liquor for when the regime leaves; I don’t care who replaces them or what happens next, but the day they leave – which I often fantasize about – we will drink and party all night till the sunrise”

     A 38-year-old woman

    says that she fears the changes that are expected to “happen soon”: “we have wasted so much of our lives in this country. So much so that we’re all willing to pay whatever the price is. We all yearn for the day that we can wear whatever we want, and for the day that the world doesn’t look at us as terrorists. I myself would pay whatever price just to stop the judges from calling me a slut in front of my own mother” …” whatever we lose, it will all be worth it, because we will for once be rest assured that other privileged families (those of regime figures) will no longer be able to plunder; and that our national funds will no longer be spent on Hezbollah, rockets, and so forth. I’m hopeful for better days ahead”.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 12:26 pm on 23 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iranian New Year Looks Bleak for Regime 

    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star):

    The conditions of the Iranian regime in the new Iranian year, which began March 21, is a very difficult situation.

    Economically, with the withdrawal of the United States from JCPOA(Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), and economic and oil sanctions, the mullahs’ regime is in a situation that see itself in the face of a deadlock and disappointment.
    The editorial board of the official website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran has published an instructive article that invites you to read it.

    Iranian New Year Looks Bleak for Regime

    During the past year, the Iranian regime has been struggling to keep control over a number of issues. One such issue is the country’s economy. Last year, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would be exiting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and that tough economic sanctions would be re-instated.

    Throughout 2018, the U.S. President and his administration have been paying close attention to the Iranian regime and its belligerence in the region.

    The U.S. State Department called on all countries to decrease their imports of Iranian oil to zero. Most countries have completely complied with the request and some of the biggest importers of Iranian oil have been granted extensions.

    The Iranian economy took a hit and has been suffering for a number of months now. The people of Iran are getting poorer and poorer and an increasing number of people are falling into extreme poverty.

    A number of regime officials have tried to portray the image of a country that is recovering from the effect of the sanctions. President Hassan Rouhani said during his recent visit to Iraq that Iran had overcome the challenge of the U.S. sanctions. This could not be further from the truth.

    The Leader of the Iranian regime, Ali Khamenei, admitted in a New Year message that the people of Iran have struggled in recent months. He said that the country’s economy is an extremely urgent issue – the “primary” concern for the country.

    Not only has the Iranian currency lost significant value, but the purchasing power of the people has seriously declined. Reports from the country indicate that people have had to remove meat from their diets for the sole reason that they can’t afford it.

    The people of Iran are currently in the midst of Nowruz, or Persian New Year, celebrations, and again, many people are unable to afford the usual fare that they traditionally purchase.

    It is noticeable that simultaneously widespread activities of the Resistance Units and waves of discontent in the forms of strikes, protest gatherings and demonstrations are continuing across the country.

    The regime’s Leader said that the motto for the new year is “national production”. Yet, the chance of this being able to recover the economy is very slim. The Iranian regime, over the years, has completely destroyed the country’s economy and it has not taken any steps to remedy the situation.

    Corruption is rife at all levels of leadership and it has destroyed the trust of the people. Instead of improving social services, taking care of the critical environmental issues and taking steps to win back the confidence of the people, the regime has continued to plunder the nation’s wealth on terrorist groups and activities.

    The U.S. sanctions on Iran are really affecting the Iranian regime and this is exactly what the United States wants. The Trump administration is in the midst of a maximum pressure campaign and this is exactly what the situation warrants. His predecessor’s administration attempted the appeasement approach, but it was a complete failure. The EU is still trying to make the appeasement approach work, but it too is failing. This failure can be quantified when looking at how many terror attacks Iran attempted to carry out on European soil last year alone.

     
  • 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 9:37 am on 12 Mar 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran: Regime Change Is Within Reach 

    Masoud Dalvand(Freedom Star):

    An interesting article by writer and political activist Shahriar Kia regarding the current situation in Iran and the prospects for the future of the Mullahs dictatorship in Iran is published on the official website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which is very helpful in understanding the current situation in Iran.
    I invite you to read this article.

    Iran: Regime Change Is Within Reach

    By Shahriar Kia

    The Iranian regime has been identified as the number one threat to peace and security in the Middle East.

    Its malign interventions in numerous nations across the region have cost the lives of many, and has cost Iran billions of dollars. Billions of dollars that could have improved some of the horrific social conditions in Iran.

    Freedom in Iran is non-existent and the people have been brutally denied the most basic of human rights.

    The economic and social conditions are getting worse and worse and an increasing number of people are falling into absolute poverty. Corruption is rife and is present at all levels of the country’s leadership. The notorious IRGC – the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps – is tasked with protecting the country’s clerical rule. It plays a major role in all major activities and it has a huge stake in the country’s economy.

    It has the backing of the regime’s Leader Ali Khamenei. In fact, one could say that the government has less control than the IRGC. It does not have to pay tax and it oversees the violent crackdown on the widespread popular discontent through its paramilitary branch – the Basij force.

    Democracy is also non-existent in Iran and any candidates for presidency are vetted. The main contenders in any election have been effectively hand-selected. This means that the people are voting from a very limited selection of candidates in which anyone the authorities deem not being suitable being eliminated from the very start. The IRGC heavily depends on this selection process for its survival too.

    The people of Iran took to the streets at the end of 2017 and have maintained domestic pressure on the regime ever since. They want to take their future into their own hands and they want to make sure that change, for the better, happens soon. They have watched the regime celebrate the 40th anniversary of the revolution and it is an anniversary they hoped the regime would not be in place to witness.

    The people know that moderation is never going to appear with the clerical regime. It relies on repression, suppression, the export of terrorism and the spreading of chaos across the region for its survival. It has had many opportunities to change its behaviour and it had the opportunity to make positive change when the nuclear deal was signed and billions of dollars were freed up. But it blew the opportunity and made it very clear that the Iranian people are not a priority.

    The domestic pressure is mounting and the international pressure is increasing. Most of the international pressure is from the United States. President Donald Trump has had Iran on his agenda for some time and he has vowed to tackle the threat thoroughly and effectively.

    The European Union, on the other hand, has been perversely light on the Iranian regime considering the number of attempted terrorist attacks and assassinations that intelligence agencies have foiled.

    Regime change is within reach and it will be precipitated by the international community recognising and responding to the Iranian regime’s threat effectively.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 10:30 pm on 22 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    The danger of overthrowing and the Iran’s mullahs response to it! 

    By Masoud Dalvand

    The severity of the crisis in the regime and the hopelessness of the regime’s superiors was highlighted by the Supreme Leader Khamenei in a speech on Monday, February 18, 2019, while he tried to show the regime is powerful and defeat the enemy. He repeatedly told the regime’s authorities that they would not be scared or frightened, but he himself expressed his horror by stating that the Americans closed the sword and the Europeans were abusing it.

    In Khamenei’s words, it was clear that the crises in the regime had more severity and depth. In this regard, are we facing a new quality?

    Is this the situation, as the regime’s leaders say, is due to a psychological propaganda war? Is Khamenei and Mullah Rouhani, President of the Iran regime, and other heads of this regime, that this difficult and critical phase is a transitory period and the regime can overcome its and remain live?

    And finally, when the conditions of the regime become more critical, we witness unprecedented levels of propaganda and the regime’s demonization against the PMOI/MEK as the main force of the resistance of Iran?

    The quality of the current crisis

    When it comes to the crisis in the regime, it comes to mind that this regime has always faced various crises; and so-called a system that lives in crisis.

    But the new conditions are special. Crises have reached to a point, to confessions of the regime’s leaders confirm that, so it is concluded that the situation is incomparable to before years and even months ago and accelerates towards a deterioration and more critical.

     In the economic field

    The words that are raised or sometimes leaked out through of the discussions about budget in the parliament, or the reports of the regime’s own sources on the status of factories and agricultural production, etc., are shocking.

    “It looks like next year, the system will engage in serious economic struggles to meet the country’s basic needs,” said Hermidas Bavand, an expert at Mullah Rouhani’s gang. 

    In the field of politics

    In the political context, if it is not worse than the economic situation, it’s definitely not better. Its index is the consensus that has emerged against the regime in the world, and Europe, which has supported the regime, is getting closer to the United States from the regime and closer to the United States because of its inability to respond to European conditions, including missile and regional policy. Warsaw Summit and Munich Security Conference.

     “Consolation to each other” at the height of panic

    The conditions are such that Khamenei must come to the scene and talk in public about the regime’s fears caused by the psychological warfare and the threat of the enemy and try to claim that we are strong and that the enemy is in decline… gives them a morale, but it’s interesting that even in his own words, the effects of horror are clearly obvious, for example, where he says that the United States has closed the sword and Europe has it, and be careful that you do not get caught. Is not all this a psychological war against the regime?

    The reversal of the reality of crises, and that this is a psychological warfare, is an approach that Khamenei and Mullah Rouhani repeatedly repeat. But beyond any discussion and analysis, is this economic situation that is in front of everyone’s eyes and that the leaders and agents of the regime’s media also admit it is a psychological warfare?

    Is this budget deficit, which now actually reaches half the total budget, is a psychological warfare?

    Is the scope of the closure of the factories and workshops now even reached the guilds in cities, for example, the closure of 180 restaurants in Tehran alone, due to the cost of meat and raw materials and lack of customers, etc., is psychological warfare?

    These facts are all the depths of this crisis. Of course, Mullah Rouhani and his government members, by providing false figures and figures, are trying to reverse the facts, but indisputable indices such as reaching the price of 1 Kg meat to over 100,000 Tomans(1,000,000 Rials) and the resumption of the dollar’s rising price after a periodic suspension and an increase in the rate of inflation that some The sources of the regime estimate it at 60%.

    The difference between psychological warfare and reality!

    Psychic warfare is usually something that is not really true, and if so, if it has an effect, it has a temporary effect. Like the same psychological warfare and demonization against the MEK that the regime has continued for 40 years, but it has no legs in reality, neither within the MEK nor in its social and political affiliation, and the international status of the MEK and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has no effect. It does continuously lead to more scandals of the regime itself, and it even inevitably come out from inside the regime and it also exposes at Its media. For example, the explosion of the shrine of Imam Reza by one of the organs of the regime, or the reality of serial killings of libertarian priests by the Ministry of Intelligence and Security of the regime(MOIS).

    If the regime’s crises, are only psychological warfare, with all the so-called “hope therapy” propaganda by the regime’s leaders, so they should be eliminated, while we see that the conditions are getting worse and this “hope therapy” is not beneficial. As it was on the recent trip Mullah Rouhani, to Bandar Abbas, in the face of an imminent explosion of the society whose people do not have bread on the table, has been flaring the battles between the regime’s gangs and the Friday Imam of Bandar Abbas forced to mock him in public and ridiculed Rouhani’s claims about “repeat opening of economic projects!”

    The relation between the rise of the regime’s psychological war against the MEK and the rise of the regime’s crisis.

    The relevance of these two categories is a logical relation. For example, when Mullah Larijani, the head of the judiciary and the regime’s Expediency Council, claims that the US government has been playing under the view of the MEK, it is because of the Warsaw Summit and the fact of authenticity of the MEK and the Iranian resistance as the only alternative of the regime, the horror has come down to it. Or, when the regime’s media writes that US rulers get paid by the MEK, they are showing off this “relevance”.

    It has now become clear that all propaganda against the MEK is not merely a hysterical hatred of the regime against its enemy. Because the regime actually sees the MEK’s line and the MEK’s analysis as it progresses inside and outside the country, and cannot do anything to stop it.

    The regime knows well, why the blade of its suppression slowed down?

    He knows well, why his breath in the face of people has been tight?

    He knows well, from where is the source of the deadly slogan of “reformist, hardliner, game is over!”

    And he knows that they are the MEK who have revealed the weakness of the regime on the international scene!

    And he knows that they are the MEK who are accelerating the developments and leading it to overthrow of the regime!

    And he knows well, if the regime had a chance to do so, only was destroying of this resistance, but by resettlement the members of the MEK to Albania, It has failed in massacre of MEK’s members.

    Now the mullah’s regime is being crazy by the hysterical propaganda against the organized forces of the Iranian Resistance PMOI/MEK.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 4:02 pm on 12 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Terror; The Mullahs Regime is Source of Regional and Global Terrorism and Warmongering. 

    The Iranian regime is the source of terrorism and warmongering in the Middle East and across the globe.

    – Designation Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) in their entireties as terrorist entities by the U.S. and the European Union;

    – Expulsion of the mullahs’ MOIS agents and IRGC Quds Force operatives from the U.S. and Europe.

    Now, the world is witnessing how IRGC is a real threat in the Middle East. Looking at the IRGC’s record, we can clearly see the IRGC’s involvement in major terror attacks:

    Facing this global threat, Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), once again stressed on the Iranian Resistance’s demands on behalf of the Iranian opposition:

    1983 – U.S. Marines base bombing in Beirut, Lebanon

    1996 – Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia

    2006 – Al-Askari mosque bombing in Samarra, Iraq

    Additionally, the IRGC is the main supporter of terrorism and fundamentalism and the element behind instability and massacre.

    A number of IRGC global terrorism victims:

    1989 – Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou – Austria

    1990 – Kazem Rajavi – Switzerland

    1991 – Shahpour Bakhtiar – France

    1992 – Mykonos Assassination – Germany

    1993 – Mohammad Hossein Naghdi – Italy

    1994 – AMIA bombing, killing 85 people – Argentina

    1996 – Zahra Rajabi – Turkey

    In parallel with the IRGC, Iran’s MOIS supports plans and executes assassinations against the opposition.

    Iran’s terror apparatus remains active in Europe as seen in recent MOIS bombing plots targeting the PMOI/MEK and a massive Iranian opposition rally in Paris.

    Iranian regime elements arrested in Belgium. MOIS agent arrested for planning terror plot.

    We reiterate Maryam Rajavi’s demands:

    – Blacklisting the IRGC and MOIS in their entirety by the U.S. & European Union

    – Expulsion of MOIS & IRGC Quds Force operatives from the U.S. & Europe;

    The solution lies in standing firm against the Iranian regime’s state-sponsored terrorism.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 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.”

     
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