Tag Archives: Thoughts

maryam-rajavi-sep2014

Maryam Rajavi: Resolving Iraq crisis is impossible without uprooting the Iranian

Growth of extremist terrorist groups in Iraq is the by-product of Iranian regime’s dominion and suppression by Maliki and offering a role to this regime in reining in the crisis will stir up a still greater catastrophe

Through regional crisis mullahs are looking to delay signing the final nuclear agreement or to extract concessions that would leave open the path to the atomic bomb

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, said on Monday, September 1: The fall of Maliki in Iraq is a strategic blow to the mullahs’ regime which came about through the resistance of the Iraqi people and as such the regime’s chief launch pad for exporting fundamentalism has crumbled. Now, while Khamenei and Maliki are doing their outmost to turn back the clock, in fact a return to the previous balance of power in Iraq is impossible.

Mrs. Rajavi who was speaking at an international conference in Paris titled “First Anniversary of Ashraf massacre, Middle East in crisis, threats and solutions” noted: The new Iraqi government will be tested by the degree to which it distances itself from the Iranian regime and allows participation by the representatives of all sectors of the Iraqi society, as well as in holding truly free elections under the auspices of the United Nations uninhibited by the Iranian regime’s Continue reading

25-08-2011humanrights

Iran: UN rights experts condemn the recent wave of arrest and sentencing of civil society actors

GENEVA – Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (8 August 2014) – United Nations human rights experts* today expressed grave concern over the recent escalating trend of arrest and sentencing of individuals exercising their rights to freedom of expression and opinion, peaceful assembly and association.

Since 22 May 2014, at least 36 individuals that include journalists, bloggers, filmmakers and authors, many of whom are also human rights activists, have been arrested summoned or sentenced in connection with their journalistic activities or for simply expressing their opinion on social media websites. Some of them have also been charged for ‘gathering and colluding against national security’ following their participation in peaceful assemblies. Continue reading

Walid Phares

American scholar: West’s strategic mistake is ignoring MEK, the center of Iranian opposition

The West has made the ‘strategic mistake’ of side-lining the Iranian Resistance and instead engaging with the Iranian regime in a fruitless bid to halt their production of a nuclear bomb, a leading Middle Eastern expert has told a conference in Paris.

Dr Walid Phares, professor and commentator on global terrorism and Middle Eastern affairs, also accused the international community of abandoning Iranian dissidents affiliated with the People’s Mojaheidn Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) stranded in Camp Liberty in Iraq, which he branded a ‘jail’. Continue reading

Courting Iran Despite Everything

Originally published on National Review Online

Jason-Rezaian

Last week, the Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent was arrested. The charges are unspecified, but according to the paper, Jason Rezaian, 38, his Iranian wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and two other U.S. citizens were detained. State Department spokesman Marie Harf issued a protest that didn’t even rise to the level of tepid, saying, “Our highest priority is the safety and welfare of U.S. citizens abroad.”

Reassured? Rezaian and the others join a list of Americans held captive — many for years and years. Continue reading

massacre-by-military-vehicles

“The bitter taste of betrayal” – a personal account of the 2009 Ashraf City massacre

Originally published on Ashcam

By Amir Basiri*

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the first deadly attack by Iraqi security forces against Ashraf City, located in Iraq’s Diyala Province and home to thousands of Iranian refugees. Although the raid on the camp was perpetrated by the Iraqi government at the behest of the Iranian regime, the wrong decision and actions – or lack thereof – of the US government played a pivotal role in facilitating the tragedy that occurred five years ago on this day.

Ashraf, which had been inhabited by Iranian dissidents striving for an end to tyranny and suppression in their country, had been a perennial thorn in side of the Iranian regime, and a beacon of hope for millions of Iranian people living under the iron-fisted rule of the mullahs in Tehran. As an Ashrafi, I was proud to be part of a community that symbolised an Iran founded on the principles of freedom, democracy and equality – a nuclear-free Iran that would peacefully coexist with its neighbours in the region and all the nations of the world. Continue reading

President1

Maryam Rajavi: Iranian regime should not be allowed to play with time in nuclear talks

Wasting time and bargaining during nuclear negotiations is the mullahs’ only mode of operation; they will let up only when confronted with firmness

• In light of the regional circumstances, Khamenei wants to maintain the regime’s nuclear infrastructure and capability for acquiring the bomb

• The international community must pursue the full implementation of UN Security Council resolutions by the clerical regime

The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, has described the fruitless Vienna negotiations and the regime’s refusal to accept a comprehensive agreement that could permanently prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon as a failure for the policy of appeasing and showing latitude towards the regime. Continue reading

Rouhani-Bashar

12-MONTH REPORT CARD: IRAN UNDER HASSAN ROUHANI – Part III

Continued from 12-MONTH REPORT CARD: IRAN UNDER HASSAN ROUHANI – Part II

Foreign Policy

 In Rouhani’s government the policy of meddling in other countries and exporting terrorism and fundamentalism has intensified each day.

The US State Department recently reported that the Iranian regime remains a major supporter of terrorism and continues to challenge requests to prove its nuclear ambitions are peaceful. The State Department added that Tehran is pressing its support of Palestinian terrorist groups and strengthening its presence in Africa, and attempting to smuggle weapons to separatists in Yemen and Bahrain. Continue reading