By David A. Patten
posted on NEWSMAX.COM Saturday, 24 Sep 2016
Iranian President Hasan Rouhani — who former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman says should be treated as “an international pariah” because his country “has more blood on its hands” than North Korea – has been warmly received by some members of the United Nations this week.
Rouhani’s visit to New York follows revelations of the Obama administration’s controversial decision to ship $1.7 billion to Iran — an arrangement the administration insists did not amount to paying ransom.
But the cash appeared to secure the release of U.S. prisoners in Iran, while consummating a deal with Iran’s mullahs that was intended to limit their nuclear enrichment activities for about a decade.
Continue reading As UN Fetes Rouhani, Iranian Resistance Vows to Keep Fighting
The Iran Presidential Election 2017 may see a change in regime.
One of the alternatives for President Hassan Rouhani could have been Maryam Rajavi, an anti-fundamentalist president-elect for the National Council of Resistance of Iran. But, the present constitution does not allow women in Iran to be electoral candidates.
Rajavi has a ten-point plan for future Iran. According to the plan, Iran will be a democratic country where the ballot box will decide everything.
Rajavi’s efforts are interesting to note since another woman, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is trying to be the first woman president of the United States. These two countries have an interesting relation.
Do you know, due to the morale policing of the present government, an Iranian model had to run away to Dubai?
Even though Iran agreed to Washington’s efforts for the nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has always been critical about it. The Iran Presidential Election 2017 may decide his faith as well.
Australia Network News spoke to Shahin Gobadi of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee. In the exclusive interview, Gobadi talked in detail about Rajavi’s plan for a secular Iran. According to him, the plan “articulates what kind of a future Iran” NCRI envisions to have.
Did you know some Iranian officials think Iranian women are corrupted by Kim Kardashian?
When asked about having a wide range of support from around the world, Gobadi said that the main support for NCRI was coming from Iran itself. “This movement is based on a very very extensive popular support among Iranians inside and outside Iran, who see this movement as the hope to … establish democracy,” Gobadi said.
“More than 120,000 of the activists of the People’s Mujahidin of Iran have been executed in Iran in the past 35 years.”
Italy had to hide its nude sculptures, when the Iranian President Visits Italy. Did you know that?
Gobadi believes Australia, like all other Western countries, should be more vocal against the human rights violation in Iran. He asks Australia not to have any relation with the companies which may be directly or indirectly related to Revolutionary Guards.
On July 9, NCRI is going to have a major gathering called “Free Iran” in Paris. People from all over the world and hundreds of dignitaries from all five continents are expected to take part in the Saturday event. According to Gobadi, around 100,000 people took part in the event in 2015. Here is a video about the event.
The Iran Presidential Election 2017 is going to be a crucial one. However, many in the opposition believe the election is rigged and has no legitimacy
As the world continues to struggle in its effort to find a solution to the ever growing threat of Islamic fundamentalism, a very simple reality is very often overlooked — and at times deliberately neglected.
In the years leading to World War II, the appeasement policy advocated by the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain vis-a-vis the fascist regimes of Europe forced him to declare war on Nazi Germany after Hitler’s 1939 invasion of Poland, and the rest is history.
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Day by day Iran is expanding its involvement in the conflict raging onward in Syria. The Revolutionary Guards has now dispatched a conglomerate of more than 60,000 troops on the ground, consisting of 8,000 notorious Quds Force members, thousands of foot-soldiers and mercenaries from Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan. Tehran is now so utterly embroiled in shoring the ruthless Bashar al-Assad regime that an Iranian army brigade consisting of the mullahs’ “Green Berets”, have been dispatched to Syria. This is the 65th Nohed Brigade and their first mission in 27 years underlines how desperate times call for desperate measures for Iran in preventing Assad’s downfall.
Continue reading The Syria conflict fanned by Iran
Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday heaped praise on Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force.
Rouhani, speaking at a rally to mark IRGC Day in Soleimani’s hometown Kerman, south-eastern Iran, said the Quds Force commander is among the “honours” of Kerman Province and Iran.
Continue reading IRAN: Rouhani heaps praise on Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani
iran.org on Friday interviewed young Iranian opposition activist Paria Kohandel on the plight of her father who is a political prisoner in the notorious Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran.
Renowned Iranian dissident Saleh Kohandel was arrested on March 4, 2007 and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for supporting the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin Khalq, MEK).
The last time Paria saw her father was in Gohardasht Prison last year, one month before she fled Iran.
Mr. Kohandel this week wrote an open letter from prison to his relatives announcing that he will no longer accept family visits due to the subjugation that he is forced to endure at the hands of the mullahs’ regime before, during and after such visits.
The following is the text of his letter which has been smuggled out of prison:
Family visits at what price?
At a time when the rotten and decaying regime of velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule) is in its final chapter and each day there are new reports in state media of vast theft and embezzlement by various high-ranking and ordinary members of the regime, and as officials are overtaking each other in such theft and plundering of the nation, on Wednesday May 4 they summoned me for a visit from my family. Although it has been six years since I was allowed to have direct interaction with my relatives during their visits, and this latest visit was from behind the glass partition, I was searched four times between our Ward and the Visitors’ Hall. In order to degrade me, the wardens attempted to strip me in front of the other prisoners. This dirty action was despite the fact that the wardens know full well that in the 10 years that I am in prison I have not violated any of the prison regulations including those which stem from their reactionary nature. My only crime, in their view, are my political activities, and for this reason I have on many occasions been transferred to the Ward run by the Intelligence Ministry and spent months under torture in solitary confinement. Therefore in order to partly allay the insults that my relatives and I are being subjected to, I have decided not to attend any further visits. I urge all my relatives not to come to visit me from this day onward. I apologize to my family in advance because I can no longer tolerate the insults and humiliation that I am subjected to.
The crimes committed by the Bashar Assad regime in Aleppo and the massacre of innocent people rages on, becoming the focal point of a new round of international diplomatic efforts, especially in the Middle East and Arab and Islamic countries. The Syrian opposition-related Orient News reported massive airstrikes leveling the city of Aleppo continued for the second week. The humanitarian crisis in Aleppo has shocked public opinion the world over, leaving this very important question unanswered: Is there an end in sight?
Continue reading Aleppo: The Blood-soaked City of Syria