MEK Iran: U.S. News Proposes 5 Point Plan for Future Iran Policy
U.S. News and World Report published an article last week on their website about the importance of U.S policy toward Iran. U.S. News offered a non-partisan list of recommendations for the next president to follow in crafting an effective policy in dealing with the Iranian regime. The article emphasized that such a plan is essential for tackling the long-ranging security challenges posed by the regime.
While Donald Trump or Joe Biden will face a range of global issues over the next four years, no security challenge is more urgent than the continued threat posed by the Islamic Republic of #Iran. https://t.co/H9YUBmiswF #MEK
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 29, 2020
The five-point plan proposed in U.S. News is summarized below:
Prioritize the Iranian people, not the Iranian government.
The article describes Iran’s domestic population and its expatriate community as “the worst victims of the regime’s political violence. U.S. policy that favors the Iranian regime perpetuates this violence and only serves to enable its continuance. A firm policy toward Iran coupled with the support of the pro-democracy Resistance Movement (The National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) ) is the best way to support Iran.
THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RESISTANCE OF IRAN (#NCRI) IRANIAN DICTATORSHIP’S VIABLE OPPOSITION: Iranian regime’s most organized opposition, and the only viable alternative to the ruling dictatorship in #Iran.#PMOI #MEK https://t.co/dWobjPO0Qa
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 30, 2020
Investigate Human Rights Abuses
The article called for the United States to make Iran’s human rights record a focal point of its foreign policy in 2021. Millions of Iranians took to the streets in November 2019 to protest for a regime change, but security forces killed at least 1,500 of these pro-democracy protesters in the streets and arrested 12,000 more. Many are awaiting execution in Iranian prisons now.
Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK Iran/PMOI) said yesterday that there have been at least 1500 killed in #IranProtests in #Iran which began on 15 November 2019. #MEK Iran also released the names of 504 slain protesters.https://t.co/m9jsCDZTWC@USAdarFarsi #StopIranBloodshed pic.twitter.com/GwEFjWgYB6
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) December 16, 2019
The people of Iran have tried to take back their country before with similar results. Nationwide uprisings in 2009, 2017/2018, and January 2020 were violently suppressed. In the summer of 1988, more than 30,000 MEK political prisoners were executed in a single summer on the basis of a fatwa from regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini. No one has ever been held accountable for these crimes against humanity.
Instead of upholding justice, the Iranian judiciary oppresses and violates human rights. We urge the international community and individual governments to provide accountability and pursue justice for the regime's many victims. pic.twitter.com/Mr0HpJuJ5g
— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) July 17, 2020
Iran has been held captive by a theocratic dictatorship for over forty years, and no one has been held accountable for the crimes that have been committed to keeping the mullahs in power. These criminals must be named and shamed and face justice for their actions.
The MEK has long proposed that the U.N. send a fact-finding mission to Iran to investigate the Iranian regime’s crimes against humanity, particularly in regards to the 1988 Massacre.
U.N. is Urged to Investigate the 1988 Massacre of Iranian Political Prisoners: Iranian officials brazenly claim Khomeini’s fatwa still stands against The People’s Mojahedin Organization of #Iran (#PMOI #MEK), dissidents. #FreeIran2020 https://t.co/zejlxAQSh1
— StopFundamentalism (@SFundamentalism) September 22, 2020
Continue to Enforce Sanctions
The article proposes that the next administration continues to enforce U.S. sanctions against the regime and its entities in order to ensure “compliance with international laws and maintain U.S. national security interests.” The continuance of sanctions requires a great deal of sustained attention by U.S. officials to ensure compliance.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) April 2, 2016
Make Informed Decisions regarding Media and Disinformation
The Iranian regime is skilled at using propaganda and disinformation for its own interests, and it has been caught interfering with American politics on social media on more than one occasion. The next administration would be wise to be wary of pro-regime lobbyists and media that spread disinformation about Iran and its opposition, NCRI and (PMOI / MEK Iran). Most of these groups use the same talking points when describing the MEK and Iranian Resistance, so they are easy to identify.
NIAC Seems to be a Lobby for the Iranian Regime’s Interests in America and Against the #MEK: Since the Islamic Republic of Iran’s government was formed in 1979, Americans of nearly all political leanings have viewed it as hostile and threatening.https://t.co/39ufZLumPD
— StopFundamentalism (@SFundamentalism) October 24, 2020
Support the Iranian Resistance Movement
The article emphasizes that the next U.S. President should establish “formal and sustained engagement with Iran’s internal resistance…and technical aid and support for pro-democracy activists inside Iran should be prioritized to ensure that individuals engaged in uprisings can evade surveillance and censorship, connect, campaign, and mobilize domestically and internationally to topple the regime from within.”
U.S. foreign policy in Iran should not be a political issue. It’s a human rights issue, a global security issue, and a common-sense issue.
FOX NEWS- Maryam Rajavi: The international community must support the struggle of the Iranian people and Resistance to overthrow this regime.
This is the only way with which the world can rid the Middle East of terrorism, warmongering and religious fundamentalism #IranProtests pic.twitter.com/mHOk3XXk0P
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) January 14, 2020
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): The international community must support the struggle of the Iranian people and Resistance to overthrow this regime. This is the only way with which the world can rid the Middle East of terrorism, warmongering, and religious fundamentalism.
Tags: 1988 Massacre, Disinformation by MOIS, Iran Opposition, Iran Protests, Iran Uprising, Maryam Rajavi, MEK, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), NCRI, People's Mojahedin organization of Iran, PMOI