NCRI – Former Iranian President Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died on January 8, 2017, aged 82, was one of the two pillars and ‘key to the equilibrium’ of the Iranian regime.
Over the past 38 years, both under Khomeini and in later years, Rafsanjani played a critical role in suppression at home and export of terrorism abroad as well as in the quest to acquire nuclear weapons. Though portrayed by some Western media outlets as a “pragmatist” or “moderate,” during his long career he was associated with some of the regime’s most egregious actions, including mass-casualty terror attacks and the assassinations of exiled dissidents.
Continue reading Backgrounder: Rafsanjani’s Record on Key Issues as a Pillar of Iran’s Fundamentalist Regime
Canadian judge has ordered Iran’s non-diplomatic land and bank accounts in Canada to be handed over to victims of attacks by Hamas and Hezbollah, sponsored by the mullahs’ regime in Iran.
The judgment, obtained by the Agence France-Presse on Friday, awards a reported $13 million to families of Americans who died in eight bombings or hostage-takings in Buenos Aires, Israel, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia from 1983 to 2002. Hundreds died in the attacks. Continue reading Canadian court orders Iran regime to pay damages to victims of terrorism
“You cannot take his photo, lest they recognize the place he lives”… To meet Farzhad Madadzadeh, the Iranian human rights activist of 29 who fled his country in August 2015, requires serious precautions. The activist spent five years in prison sadly Tehran and Karaj famous. He was tortured, “physically and psychologically “, a French daily writes. Continue reading Iran: For ex-political prisoner Rouhani is a criminal
The remarks made on April 20 by Khamenei strangely resulted in a mutual response from the regime’s various factions. Newspapers affiliated to both major factions of the regime bolded their headlines with the high alert announced by Khamenei in his remarks. Delivering a speech before a number of army officers and personnel, he was unprecedentedly blunt in talking about the threats his regime is facing, calling on “all (military) apparatuses and others” to “high alert”, and emphasizing to take this as an order. Through such remarks he rang the bells inside the regime.
Continue reading Iran: Two factions respond in one voice to Khamenei’s cries of danger, why?
By Alan Gray
Three Iranian militiamen were allowed to enter Camp Liberty by Iraqi police guarding the entrance.
The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran today issued a warning that the government of Iraq appears to be preparing for another attack on Camp Liberty, previously a US base that now is home to Iranian dissidents stranded in Iraq.
The dissidents have virtually no protection from the Iraqi government or the Iranian regime that has control over the puppet Iraqi regime.
The security of Camp Liberty, supposedly protected by the United Nations, and guaranteed by the United States of America, is under threat. The actions of the Paramilitary forces stationed around the camp remind the residents inside the camp of the preparations for the previous bloody attack on Camp Ashraf in September 2013.
Continue reading Iranian Reconnaissance In Preparation For Another Attack On Camp Liberty
by TheTower.org Staff
The Tower– In 2009, at the beginning of his first term in office, President Barack Obama announced that his administration would be seeking to “directly engage” with Iran. Nonetheless, Obama acknowledged that Iran’s “actions over many years now have been unhelpful when it comes to promoting peace and prosperity both in the region and around the world; that their attacks or their financing of terrorist organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas, the bellicose language that they’ve used towards Israel, their development of a nuclear weapon, or their pursuit of a nuclear weapon — that all those things create the possibility of destabilizing the region.”
Nearly five years later, in a 2013 press release announcing the Joint Plan of Action regarding Iran’s nuclear program, the Obama administration issued a fact sheet about the deal with Iran, noting that though some sanctions had been relaxed, “[a]ll of our targeted sanctions related to Iran’s state sponsorship of terrorism, its destabilizing role in the Syrian conflict, and its abysmal human rights record, among other concerns, remain in effect.”
However, despite ongoing negotiations, during the past year Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism and destabilization of its neighbors has continued, and in many ways worsened. Continue reading 10 WAY IRAN SUBVERTS THE MIDDLE EAST (AND THE WORLD)
By Vahed Saif, Camp Liberty
23 years ago in Iran I was a die-hard supporter of Ayatollah Khomeini, who depicted himself as the representative of God on Earth and said, “If you die for me you will go to Heaven.” Born in a poor, religious family I had no reason not to believe him. Low culture and poor economic status was one of the main elements that helped his recruiting, and at times it provided basic means that these individuals never had access to. The fundamentalists even described our poverty and hunger as a guarantee of our emancipation in life after death!
I was only 19 and the 1991 Persian Gulf War had just ended when I was enlisted in the Revolutionary Guards and we entered Iraq in a small group to promote Khomeini’s version of Islam. The mission that I was briefed on was to first deliver blows to Khomeini’s dissidents, meaning members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, and thus pursue our ultimate strategy being the occupation of Iraq. Continue reading I used to be a fundamentalist