Tehran has taken nearly full control over Baghdad thanks to the Obama Middle East Doctrine, blueprinted to deliver a series of incentives to Iran aimed at preventing the mullahs from walking away from the already flawed nuclear deal. One victim of such a failed policy has been the country of Iraq, as Iran gained enormous influence over it under President Barack Obama’s watch.
By Shahriar Kia
In Iran, three political prisoners by the names of Rasoul Razavi, Morteza Morad Pour and Hossein Ali Mohammadi have continued their hunger strike on November 12th
Protesting regime officials’ refusal to release him, Razavi remains steadfast on his hunger strike since October 4th after being exiled to Gohardasht Prison of Karaj, west of Tehran.
By Shahriar Kia
October 10th will mark the 14th World Day Against Death Penalty, where people around the world will rally to support the abolition of executions. While we have reason to celebrate progress in seeing more countries abolish the death penalty in 2015, with 169 of the 193 member states of the UN having been execution-free in the past year, we also need to raise awareness and alarm in regions and countries where the state of human rights and the application of capital punishment has continued to deteriorate.
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.
Iranians celebrated the successful conclusion of Camp Liberty residents’ relocation from Iraq to Europe at the office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Auvers-sur-Oise on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in a ceremony in the presence of French, European and Arab dignitaries.
The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi described the relocation as a strategic setback for the clerical regime, adding that the bells toll and call for change and for an era of progress and advancement.
Maryam Rajavi added: In these 14 years, thanks to the endurance of the PMOI and its members in Ashraf and Camp Liberty, and relentless political and international campaigns, the clerical regime’s schemes to destroy and annihilate the Iranian Resistance were thwarted. The Iranian people’s movement for freedom thus took a substantial step forward against the clerical regime. The regime’s plan to guarantee its own survival with the physical elimination of the PMOI/MEK was foiled.
A number of political dignitaries, old friends of the Iranian Resistance, and staunch defendants of Ashraf attended the ceremony. They included Sid Ahmad Ghozali, former Prime Minister of Algeria; Alejo Vidal Quadras, President of the International Committee in Search of Justice (ISJ) and former Vice President of the European Parliament; Ms. Ingrid Betancourt, former presidential candidate for Columbia; Madam Annisa Boumediene, Expert on Islam and former First Lady of Algeria; Tahar Boumedra, former Chief of the Human Rights Office of the UN Assistance Mission to Iraq, and in charge of the Case in Ashraf; Bishop Jacque Gaillot and Mr. Jean-Pierre Muller, mayor of Magny-en-Vexin and head of the Committee of mayors against fundamentalism and for human rights; Pierre Bercis, President of the New Human Rights Foundation, and Sheikh Dahou Meskine, Secretary General of the Joint Committee of Muslims against Fundamentalism and for Human Rights.
They congratulated Mrs. Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance, and described the 14-year endurance of the PMOI in Ashraf and Liberty as an historical example.
In another part of her remarks, Mrs. Rajavi said: The regime ostensibly wanted to expel the Mojahedin from Iraq and to send them away from the Iranian border. Still, the mullahs’ real demand was their annihilation or their surrender to the mullahs’ rule. The fake arrest warrants issued by the Iraqi judiciary, the extradition schemes and the red notices passed on to Interpol, sought to pave the way for the same purpose.
The PMOI, however, endured in the face of a ruthless siege; it kept alight the flames of struggle for freedom and held high the flag of the movement for the overthrow of the Velayat-e Faqih regime. It preserved the Iranian nation’s moral, activist and strategic asset amidst the most horrifying crises in the Middle East.
Maryam Rajavi admired the powerful chain of solidarity and support for the residents of Ashraf and Camp Liberty in all five continents and added: It was the great power of conscience that rushed to the aid of the resistance from all around the world and prevent much worse disasters.
Referring to the movement to obtain justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran, the Iranian Resistance’s President-elect asserted: A new chapter has now opened, which is marked by the full-fledged advancement for the overthrow of the Velayat-e Faqih.
She added: It is not without reason that just yesterday, mullah Ahmad Jannati, head of the Assembly of Experts and the regime’s Council of Guardians, set all considerations aside and said, “If the PMOI had been given more opportunity and if they had not been massacred, they would have uprooted the regime.” So, at issue was not Islam or the Quran but preservation of the regime and its power by any means. But let me make it clear for Khamenei and his regime: The Iranian Resistance is now prepared a hundred times stronger and more experienced to forge ahead in its struggle.
It has been a year since the nuclear deal was arranged. Both factions have failed at rescue, and the Iranian regime is on the verge of being overthrown. Continue reading Iranian Regime on the Verge of Being Overthrown
The European Parliament recently witnessed 270 of its members issue a strongly worded statement lashing out and condemning the regime in Iran for its continuous and horrendous trend of human rights violations in contrast to preposterous claims of reforms and adopting a new approach. The statement encourages and rightfully demands the European Union and all Western governments “to condition any further relations with Iran to a clear progress on human rights and a halt to executions.” Continue reading The plight of human rights violations in Iran