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MEK and NCRI Are the Keys to Unlock Unprecedented Change in Iran

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The up-coming Free Iran event with supporters of the MEK and NCRI has a 10-point plan for Iran’s future.

It is not too long until July 17th, when tens of thousands of Iranians will take part in an online international conference initiated by the Iranian Resistance movement, The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) and The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

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(NCRI) will run an international rally which promotes support for a regime change

MEK Iran: World Media Should Be Reporting on Iran’s Affairs

(NCRI) will run an international rally which promotes support for a regime change

On July 17th, the (NCRI) will run an international rally that promotes support for a regime change in Iran.

It is not really much of a surprise that the global media has steered clear of events in Iran because there is clear evidence that there is a significantly sized contender to the current regime. This opposition force does not support a theocracy, but a democratically elected body to oversee the direction of the country which is in tatters right now.

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REMARKS by BARONESS VERMA

MEK Iran: REMARKS by BARONESS VERMA – EX-UK Minister

REMARKS by BARONESS VERMA

MEK Iran: 20 JUNE, 2020 INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE BARONESS VERMA – EX-UK Minister.

20 JUNE, 2020 INTERNATIONAL ONLINE CONFERENCE: It is a great honor to join cross-party colleagues and prominent personalities from Europe and the US in your celebration of the days of martyrs and political prisoners.

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Democracy in Iran

It is Time for True Democracy in Iran

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People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) whose supporters are spread throughout Iran.

Every effort has been made by the Iranian regime to undermine the number of protesters killed during the November 2019 countrywide protests. This week saw the Iranian people celebrate the anniversary of the death of the regime’s founder, Ruhollah Khomeini.

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Terror Plots Against MEK in State Dept. Annual Report

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Terrorist units of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) are responsible for terrorist attacks.

In its “Country Reports on Terrorism 2018” released on November 1, 2019, the US State Department reported: “Iran remains the world’s worst state sponsor of terrorism.”

The annual report of the US State Department says: “The regime has spent nearly one billion dollars per year to support terrorist groups that serve as its proxies and expand its malign influence across the globe,”

Emphasizing the International terrorism of the mullahs, the report says the Iranian regime has funded international terrorist groups such as Hizballah, and Hamas.

The report says: “It also has engaged in its own terrorist plotting around the world, particularly in Europe. In January, German authorities investigated 10 suspected Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps  Qods Force operatives.”

Referring to the Iranian regime’s attempt to bomb the annual gathering of the Iranian opposition, Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI.MEK), in June 2018 attended by Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi and hundreds of international lawmakers and personalities as well as some 100,000 supporters of the Iranian democratic opposition, the State Department’s report adds: “In the summer, authorities in Belgium, France, and Germany thwarted an Iranian plot to bomb a political rally near Paris, France,”

“On June 30, French and Belgian authorities arrested several individuals – including an Iranian official based in Austria – suspected of planning to attack an event organized by the Mujahedin-e-Khalq in Villepinte. In October, France imposed sanctions on two Iranian operatives and the internal directorate of the Iranian intelligence agency (MOIS) in connection with the covert terrorist plot,” the report noted.

German authorities extradited an Iranian diplomat terrorist, Assadollah Assadi, to Belgium on October 9, 2019. Assadi was arrested in Germany pursuant to the foiled plot to bomb the MEK Villepinte rally in France.

The Iranian regime has a long history of terrorist activities across the globe. An Iranian operative was arrested for planning an assassination in Denmark, in October.

Referring to the regime’s attempt to bomb the Persian New Year festival organized at the compound of the main Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), the report says that Albania expelled two Iranian officials for plotting terrorist attacks in December.

The US Embassy in Tirana said later: “Iran has exploited its diplomatic presence in Tirana to scheme for the destruction of its political opponents, seeking to answer reasoned arguments w/ the cowardice of hidden detonators. Albania has shown it won’t tolerate Iranian terrorists on its soil.”

Urging the West to expel all Iranian terrorist diplomats, MEK asked the US to designate MOIS as a terrorist organization. MEK also repeatedly urged the EU states to put IRGC and MOIS on their black-lists emphasizing an International front against the Iranian regime’s terrorism.

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Albanian Police reveals a terrorist plot agaist MEK

Albania Revels Active Iran Terrorist Cell Against MEK

Albanian Police reveals a terrorist plot agaist MEK

Albanian police reveal details of Iranian regime’s terror plot against MEK-October 23, 2019

Albania’s security institutions discovered an active cell of the Iranian Regime’s terrorist Quds force, Albanian General Police Director Ardi Veliu announced last Wednesday.

The Quds, the extraterritorial section of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was activated to take action against the main Iranian opposition group, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), which moved to Albania in 2016 to avoid persecution by the Regime.

Veliu explained that the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) agent Alireza Naghashzadeh, who was pretending to be a former MEK member, was an active member of the Quds Force.

The MEK has repeatedly warned that the MOIS uses agents who claim to be former MEK members to disguise efforts to gather security-sensitive information on the MEK; something reported by the Library of Congress in its 2012 report.

In March 2018, during a celebration to mark the Iranian New Year (Norouz), the Iranian Regime launched a terrorist plot against the MEK, which was thankfully foiled by Albanian authorities. That December, Albania expelled Iran’s ambassador, Gholamhossein Mohammadnia, and another diplomat for “damaging its national security”.

Mohammadnia, who was apparently a high-ranking member of the MOIS, was assigned to the Iranian embassy in Tirana after the MEK members were transferred there in 2016. Before that, he served on Iran’s nuclear-negotiating team in order to secure the sanctions relief under the nuclear deal.

This planned attack on the MEK in Albania came shortly before a plot to bomb the annual Free Iran gathering held in Paris by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and MEK in June 2018. The plan was organized by Vienna-based Iranian “diplomat” Assadollah Assadi, who hired three operatives and provided the explosives. All four were caught by European authorities before the attack could take place.

In October of that year, France said there was no doubt that the Iranian intelligence ministry was behind the bomb plot. It then seized the assets of Tehran’s intelligence services and two Iranian nationals, before expelling an Iranian diplomat.

 

The MEK has repeatedly warned Western countries about the dangers posed by Iran’s embassies in their countries, saying they serve as “terrorist nests,” and urged the closure of the embassies and expulsion of the diplomats.

They even held a press conference earlier this year, which focused on the major roles played by Iranian diplomats in assassination plots targeting opposition members in Europe.  During this conference, the MEK highlighted that a 1997 declaration by the European Union called for the Regime’s intelligence operatives to be expelled from Europe and no visas granted to Iranians associated with Iran’s intelligence and security services.

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French Mayors and personalities express support for a Free Iran

MEK Has Revived and Will Keep Fighting For a Democratic Iran Against The Mullahs

French Mayors and personalities express support for a Free Iran

The French delegation including a dozen distinguished elects and personalities expressed their solidarity with the MEK, and the Iranian resistance for a Free Iran- Ashraf 3, July 13, 2019

The 5-day Free Iran Conference at Ashraf 3, The main compound of the MEK’s members in Albania featured a presentation from the Mayor of Paris’s First District, as well as delegations from Italy, Norway, and the military. Numerous human rights and women’s rights activists also delivered speeches, along with other notable dignitaries.

 

The following are some highlights from speakers:

Michèle de Vaucouleurs

French MP

“The regime has destroyed all that you have owned in Iraq (referring to multiple deadly attacks to Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty by Iranian proxy forces trying to annihilate MEK, the principal opposition to the dictatorship ruling Iran). You have revived and you keep fighting for a democratic Iran against the mullahs. Your battle is not in vain and I know one day you will be hosting me in a free Iran,” said Ms. de Vaucouleurs.

 

“The French people consider you brothers and sisters. Article 2 of the human rights declaration says that the aim of any political group is human rights and that includes the right to resist oppression,” she concluded.

Jean-François Legaret

Mayor of Paris’s 1st District

Mayor Legaret presented a declaration to Ashraf 3, declaring his municipality and Ashraf 3 sister cities. “We have decided to declare Ashraf 3 a city of international dialogue and a sister city of the 1st Arrondissement of Paris. We want to sign a declaration with the mayor of Ashraf 3,” Mayor Legaret said upon presenting the declaration. “We promise to keep a dialogue between our municipalities and Ashraf 3. I’m happy with all my colleagues to give you this declaration.”

Antonio Tasso

Italian MP

“Iranian brothers and sisters, it is our honor to participate in this meeting to celebrate the freedom of speech and thought,” said Tasso.

Roberto Rampi

Italian Senator

“Your dream is guided by President Maryam Rajavi. I had the honor to meet President Rajavi at the meeting last year and I admire her charisma and Ten-point Plan for a Free Iran,” said Rampi.

Giuseppina Occhionero

Italian MP

“Your martyrs sacrificed their lives in order to achieve freedom for Iran. We cannot have appeasement with such a bloodthirsty regime. We must investigate the Iranian regime’s human rights violations,” said Occhionero.

Marc Ginsburg

Former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco

“I worked for Senator Edward Kennedy who taught me that the challenge of helping the people who fight for freedom is a lifetime goal,” said Ambassador Ginsburg. “We believe that we can help you to achieve what you wish to achieve,” he added.

Dr. Salman Al-Ansari

Founder and President of the Washington D.C.-based Saudi-American Public Relation Affairs Committee

“My message for the rotten Khamenei: We know that you are trying to destroy the will of your people and you hide behind the injustice you do by killing and torturing people. But at the end of the day, the ruling mullahs in Iran will be overthrown,” said Dr. Al-Ansari.

Eduard Lintner

Former German Deputy Interior Minister

“Last year, an Iranian diplomat was arrested in Germany because he wanted to bomb a great event by the Iranian Resistance in Paris in which I personally participated,” Lintner said, referring to last year’s attempted bombing of the Free Iran Rally in Paris. “We should not allow the mullahs to keep us hostage and impede and hinder us in your steps forward.”

“Ladies and gentlemen, you are the ones who continuously fight for a free Iran and Europe must support you. Only in this way can we achieve peace in the world,” said Lintner.

Martin Patzelt

German MP

“To my government: We are not allowed to step back and pretend we are blind for the sake of economic interests. We need to support these people who are showing us what is going on,” said Patzelt.

“To the Iranian regime: Don’t think that you will win. I was raised in Eastern Germany, and I have seen when the people want something, they will prevail. This is the experience of my life and I hope we will achieve this together,” he added.

 

Staff Writer

 

 

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Tens of thousands of MEK supporters in Berlin Free Iran Rally

MEK Iran Popularity Anguishes Appeasement Advocate

A huge crowd of the supporters of MEK in Berlin

A large crowd of over 15,000 Iranians, supporters of MEK in Berlin, show their solidarity with Iran uprising, during the Free Iran rally- July 6, 2019

Recent changes in the White House caused many reactions with different attitudes. Some still seeking appeasement policy toward Iranian regime took the advantage of this event to show their opposition to a firm policy vis-à-vis the world’s most active state sponsor of terror, religious fascism ruling Iran, and attacking the democratic opposition, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK) to justify their support for the terrorist regime of Iran.

Jason Rezaian, a well-known advocator of an appeasement policy, in his Sep 10 Global Opinions column in Washington Post wrote: “The shake-up creates the first real opportunity for Trump to pursue a policy of engaging Iran.”

Mr. Shahin Gobadi, the MEK Press Spokesman in Paris, in an article entitled: “Misplaced and Premature jubilation by an apologist of the murderous mullahs of Iran” discusses this issue.

He challenges the Rezaian’s allegation about MEK and its popularity in Iran writing:

” How does Rezaian know of the true level of support that the MEK enjoys inside Iran under a totalitarian state? What is his measure of sufficient evidence for the MEK’s popularity in a society as complex and repressed as Iran? And how did he conclude that the MEK is reviled by Iranians in a country of over 80 million!? Who are his sources? The Iranian regime and its lobby in the west who want to insinuate that there is no viable alternative to the ruling theocracy and therefore, it must be engaged.”

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Free Iran Rally in Berlin- Nearly 15,000 thousands of supporters of MEK, took to the streets in Berlin to show solidarity with the uprisings in Iran.

” Rezaian’s absurd claim that MEK “can claim no popular support” loses muster in face of the facts on the ground. Outside Iran, where Iranians can express their views without the fear of being persecuted, tens of thousands of MEK supporters held major rallies in five major European capitals, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Stockholm, London and in Washington, DC to call for regime change. Indeed, the three-hour-long rally and march from the State Department to the White House, not only snarled traffic in the nation’s capital for several hours, but it also caught the attention of the mainstream media, save for the Post. Even the White House noticed the elaborate and well-organized rally. “What we want to do is stand with the Iranian people, thousands of whom gathered outside the White House on Friday, and tens of thousands of which, took to the streets last year in communities across Iran, we want to stand with them” Vice President Mike Pence told CBS’s Face the Nation on June 23, 2019.” Mr. Gobadi added.

The Spokesman of the MEK in Paris, argues that advocators of appeasing mullahs, including Rezaian, hardly can understand this reality that the religious dictatorial regime in Iran is in a strategic dead-end.

In conclusion, Mr. Gobadi writes: ” The era when the mullahs could forestall the crisis of being overthrown by relying on appeasement is over. The Iranian street will determine the fate the mullahs, especially since all the propaganda by the likes of Rezaian about Rouhani’s moderation has turned out to be hollow. And if past is prologue, the mullahs’ disastrous 40-year reign has proven that no amount of political and economic concessions will moderate the behavior of this regime. The troglodyte clerics only understand the language of decisiveness and “maximum pressure.”

A shorter version of Mr. Gobadi’s response to Razaian’s allegations appeared in the Washingtonpost.com on September 16.

Staff Writer

 

 

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Tens of thousands of MEK supporters in Berlin Free Iran Rally

MEK-Iran: Iranian regime’s hollow shows of force burst every day

Tens of thousands of MEK supporters in Berlin Free Iran Rally

Free Iran Rally in Berlin- Over ten thousands supporters of MEK, took to the streets in Berlin to show solidarity with the uprisings in Iran.

The Iranian dictatorship needs to demonstrate a hollow show of force in order to preserve its shaky balance. All dictatorships follow the same logic. Without it, their house of cards would crumble. The Shah’s regime was a good example. His tyranny did not stand a chance against the unwavering resolve of the Iranian people for change when time came for him to stop torture and executions in prisons.

Sanctions and economic chaos are driving the clerical regime to the edge but it is trying hard to give a false impression to its foreign interlocutors. Its presence in Yemen, Syria, and Iraq is an active part of this strategy. Attacking vessels and adventurism in the Strait of Hormuz is but a hollow show of force by the Iranian regime.

As another component of the regime’s same strategy at home, Ebrahim Raisi has been appointed as the Judiciary Chief. Its intention is to remind everyone that the regime is still capable of using torture and execution as initiatives for putting down any opposition to its rule.

Back in the day, the mullahs’ regime deceived European countries and some in the U.S. with its show of “moderation” and “reform.” Those days are long gone and the regime has no power to sit at the negotiation table. Hassan Rouhani said: “When you are negotiating from a weak position, you have to give up something,” and he added that it would start a downward spiral.

Soon after the bubbles begin to burst, a new round of protests and demonstration will follow. The ruling clerics know full well that they are not able to put down new uprisings in cities since the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) units are ready to act. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said in an interview with Fox News:

“Today, the ruling mullahs fear the role of the Mujahedeen e-Khalq, (MEK), and resistance units in leading and continuing the uprisings. At the same time, the regime is surrounded politically and internationally and in economic terms, it is on the verge of collapse.”

There are those in the U.S. and Europe that for economic gains have buried their heads in the sand and do not admit to the regime’s weakness. They also do not admit that the ruling regime is on its final leg. According to the Wall Street Journal: “European officials say conditions could now be coalescing around a preliminary agreement aimed at allowing Iran to be able to sell at least 700,000 barrels of oil a day—more than double its current exports. It also envisions a credit line of some $15 billion so Iran could draw on hard currency, getting around U.S. sanctions that freeze Iran’s export revenues in foreign bank accounts.”

 

The mullahs’ problems begin with lack of legitimacy among Iranian citizens.  The suppressive policies which have been around for 40 years have lost their effect. Iran is boiling with dissent and the people no longer fear the regime. Under MEK’s leadership as a catalyst, organized resistance will culminate in the regime’s downfall. MEK has a plan and popular backing as well as international support to face the regime anytime and anywhere.

The MEK is present among different strata of society and has been a whistleblower for the mullahs’ regime’s nuclear and missile proliferation programs. It has exposed its terrorist activities in the region and its meddling in the internal affairs of other countries.

The MEK introduces the right policy for peace and stability in the region. Therefore, the mullahs’ suppressive measure is always directed at MEK and its supporters in Iran. The theocratic regime is constantly busy planning terrorist plots, spreading lies and conducting disinformation campaigns against the main opposition, MEK.

It would be wise for Western countries and Iran’s neighbors to stop a shortsighted policy based on economic gains. They are better off standing on the right side of the history and support the Iranian people and their Resistance for democracy and freedom for Iran. A strong and well-organized MEK with its plan for a peaceful transition will realize the Iranian people’s dreams and stability in the region and beyond.

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Giulio Terzi

Former Italian Foreign Minister Says Regime Can No Longer Deny MEK Iran Is a Threat

Giulio Terzi

Hon. Giulio Terzi, the former Foreign Minister of Italy

In an editorial published on the Issues & Insights website on Thursday, former Italian Foreign Minister Ambassador Giulio Terzi discussed recent admissions by high-ranking officials within the Iranian regime that the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran(PMOI / MEK) poses a serious threat to the clerical dictatorship ruling Iran.

Terzi described an August 5th press briefing held by the spokesman for regime President Rouhani’s cabinet Ali Rabiee in which Rabiee openly mentioned the conflict between the regime and the MEK.

“This represents a departure from the government’s normal policy of remaining silent on that issue in order to downplay the threat that the MEK poses to the theocratic system,” wrote Terzi.

Unmitigated Confidence

The MEK has fought against the mullahs’ tyranny for four decades in its efforts to bring freedom and democracy to Iran. As the largest resistance group in Iran, it has established a well-organized plan for Iran’s democratic future, which is formally stated in Iranian opposition leader Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s 10-point plan.

“The MEK has expressed unmitigated confidence that the current regime is nearing its collapse, which will pave the way for that vision,” wrote Terzi. He cited that sentiment as the central theme of last month’s Free Iran gathering at Ashraf-3, the MEK’s headquarters in Albania. The five-day event was attended by hundreds of prominent politicians and dignitaries from all over the world and focused on “transforming Iran into a democratic country led by the rule of law, respect of human rights and democratic freedom,” wrote Terzi.

Terzi argued that Iran has yet to experience this kind of freedom. The Islamic Republic governs through the principle of velayat-e faqih, or absolute rule, of clerical leaders. Anyone who opposes Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is excluded from the ballot in political elections.

A Turning Point

The MEK has challenged this rule through protests and boycotts of the polls, often at great personal risk. Boycotts at the polls during the 2016 election were followed by a massive anti-regime uprising in December 2017, which spread to 142 cities and every province in the country. The regime did an abrupt about-face and acknowledged the MEK’s role in the Iran protests, contradicting years of their own propaganda that claimed that the MEK lacked influence inside Iran. “This was arguably the turning point undermining the regime’s oft-repeated claim that the MEK is incapable of presenting a serious challenge to the clerical dictatorship,” argued Terzi.

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MEK members massacred by Pourmohammadi

Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, an advisor to the head of the regime’s Judiciary Chief, also made recent comments about the MEK. Pour-Mohammadi was a member of Tehran’s Death Committee, which sent thousands of political prisoners to their executions during the 1988 Massacre, which claimed 30,000 lives during a single summer, most of whom were MEK members. Victims of the massacre included girls as young as 15 and pregnant women.

In a recent interview, Pour-Mohammadi once again defended what human rights defenders have called a crime against humanity and called for the elimination of the MEK. “We have no ambiguity about the MEK,” he said. “We are at a time of war. Now is not the time for talk. Now is the time to fight them.”

Tehran’s Greatest Adversary

Terzi stressed that these words make it clear that “the MEK is Tehran’s greatest adversary, and it has not only evaded all efforts to destroy it but has actually grown so much in power and influence that it was able to organize and lead a nationwide uprising just last year.” He went on to urge the world to pay attention to the words regime officials say at home because if they do, “it will become clear that they are afraid.”

This fear provides an opportunity for the international community and the Iranian people, emphasized Terzi. The regime is vulnerable and firm policies by the Western world would be effective in helping the Iranian people take back their country.

“It is now much more difficult for the mullahs to deny that there is already an alternative to their theocratic system and that popular resistance is their Achilles’ heel,” concluded Terzi.

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