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Transforming Iran Should Be Core US Policy

By Shahriar Kia

America is gearing up for what is making to be probably the most sensitive and important presidential elections in modern history. Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will most definitely face major national security challenges very unique in nature. One of these is the seemingly insoluble Middle East crisis, with many aspects preplexing experts considering how to find a tangible and acceptable solution for all. As time is running out in this corner of the globe, the region is experiencing a level of anarchy never seen before.

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Iran: Sunni execution proves human rights sanctions are necessary

At a time when one would think Iran after the nuclear agreement with the international community would begin to wind down its human rights violations, especially the use of executions, recent reports indicate 33 individuals were sent to the gallows on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Congress should dismiss any call for appeasement vis-à-vis Iran and continue pursuing and holding firm its sanctions against the mullahs’, especially those punishing Tehran’s atrocious human rights violations.

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Free Iran” rally attracts massive support for democratic

Huge gathering of Iranian expatriates in Paris calls for regime change in Tehran

The annual Iranian opposition rally held each year in Paris was staged in the renowned Le Bourget Hall with a strong call voicing a rising demand for regime change in Iran. Desire is growing to establish freedom, democracy and human rights in Iran after 37 years of atrocious rule under the mullahs’ regime. This massive gathering of Iranian dissidents flocking into Paris from across the globe was held as the international community marks one year into the highly flawed nuclear deal with Iran. This huge rally acted as a platform to underscore U.S. and international policy in the region needs a necessary new approach.

The 3-year report card of the so-called moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is very gloom. The world is beginning to recognize the empty nature of his promises in various political, economic and social aspects of everyday life in Iran. Over 2,400 people have been sent to the gallows under Rouhani’s tenure alone. The rate of executions witnessed in Iran during Rouhani’s watch has been unprecedented since the late 1980s. Despite the “landmark” nuclear accord, Iran continues to also raise concerns with its meddling across the Middle East.

The world is also coming to realize how Tehran’s mullahs and Daesh (the Arabic acronym for the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS, ISIL) read from one script. These two phenomenon follow a parallel modus operandi in regard to their practice of barbarity and savagery. To this end, as long as Iran continues to occupy Syria, Iraq and Yemen, the international community is doomed to fail in its effort to tackle and defeat Daesh.

A wide variety of nations represented in the Paris gathering united in colors to show their universal support and solidarity for the cause of freedom in Iran and to find a solution for the mullahs’ disastrous regime.

“I have repeatedly said during all these years that the regime of Iran should be overthrown immediately… The only way to get rid of this regime is to support the legitimate resistance movement of Iran and this should be the declared policy of the U.S. government and its friends to follow,” said John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

The participation of delegates from Syria in this rally is described to have major implications for the region’s future. Nations in this corner of the globe have realized more than ever before the lethal results of the Iranian regime’s meddling on their soil. Iran is known as the main supporter of Levant dictator Bashar Assad, lethal militia groups in Iraq and the Houthis in Yemen. Iran’s meddling in the region remains a major concern for U.S. allies in the Middle East.

“The Istanbul summit condemned both the Iranian regime and the Lebanese Hezbollah due to their interferences in Arabic countries, especially the attack that took place in Tehran and Mashhad against Saudi Arabia’s diplomatic missions. Your fight and struggle against the Iranian regime will triumph soon and this is a matter of when, not if,” Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia said addressing the crowd. “I want regime change, too. We in the Islamic World will support you from the depth of our hearts.”

The Paris rally invited the international community and the future U.S. president to recognize the Iranian people’s right to seek regime change.

“We offer a solution that is the only effective option, and the most indispensable and attainable solution: the right of the Iranian people to overthrow the religious dictatorship and attain freedom and democracy must be recognized,” said Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi in her keynote speech at the Paris rally.

Today’s world will ultimately realize the necessity to rally behind the Iranian democratic opposition in the drive to establish in Iran a country without the mullahs. A country where the practice of execution is completely abolished, human rights are respected for people from all walks of life and neighboring nations are treated as brothers. This is a platform that can be reckoned with and is in line with the values of today’s free world in the 21st century. The international community has the opportunity to set aside the failed appeasement policy vis-à-vis Iran, and strongly support the Iranian people’s struggle for freedom and democracy in their country.

The plight of human rights violations in Iran

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

Iran-backed militia target opposition camp in Iraq in new rocket attack

Pro-Iran militia groups in Iraq on Monday, July 4th staged a new rocket attack against Camp Liberty near Baghdad International Airport, home to the remaining members of the Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), destroying a large number of trailers and creating havoc amongst the community of Iranian refugees.
Early reports indicate a number of the residents in the camp have been injured and transferred to a nearby hospital for medical care. This is the latest rocket attack against this camp after the deadly 29 October 2015 attack that left over 24 residents killed and a large section of the camp leveled. This new rocket barrage is staged after 8 days of an intensified siege on Liberty imposed at the behest of the Iranian regime through the crackdown committee controlling daily affairs in the camp. All deliveries of fuel, food, medicine and hygiene products into Liberty have been banned and most recently even the rented sewage dump tracks are not allowed into the camp. This has left the residents facing a major hygiene crisis as the black water tanks will overflow into the residential areas.
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The residents of Camp Liberty were promised protection by the United Nations, the U.S. government and the government of Iraq. However, they have been the targets of five different rocket attacks from February 2013 to this day, leaving dozens of residents killed and injured. This recent attack has left the residents in further fear of their uncertain future in Iraq.

Iran Presidential Election 2017: Ready For Change?

The Iran Presidential Election 2017 may see a change in regime.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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
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