NCRI - Ended Sunday February 20, the Munich Security Conference turned into a scene of condemning the Iranian regime for its disrupting security and stability in the region.
The delegations in the conference had one sentence in common when speaking against the Iranian regime: the Iranian regime is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, said by US Vice President Mike Pence as well as Saudi FM Adel al-Jubeir. This consensus by itself makes it clear what a hostile atmosphere against the Iranian regime had been present in the conference.
Date issued: February 22, 2017
‘Politics of demonization’ upbringing division and fear
Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017. The report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries. It says in part that in 2016, governments turned a blind eye to war crimes, pushed through deals that undermine the right to claim asylum, passed laws that violate free expression, incited murder of people simply because they are accused of using drugs, justified torture and mass surveillance, and extended draconian police powers.Governments also turned on refugees and migrants; often an easy target for scapegoating. Amnesty International’s Annual Report documents how 36 countries violated international law by unlawfully sending refugees back to a country where their rights were at risk.
NCRI - The president of the National Coalition for Syrian Opposition Forces, Anas al-Abdah at the Munich Security Conference stated that the catastrophic situation in Syria will not change as long as Assad holds the power. In fact, Assad is the main part of the problem and not of the solution."
The Arabic website of the Syrian National Coalition on February 20th carried the headline:"al-Abdah noted that the sovereignty of Bashar al-Assad has created an open space for terrorism and this trend continues."
The city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran has been the scene of continuous unrest.
Tensions continue to rise between the new U.S. administration and Iran with a series of actions and reactions. Most recently, Iran has launched a new round of military drills, embarking on more provocative actions, while U.S. allies such as Saudi Arabia and Israel have joined in by issuing what is described as twin warnings to Iran. Wrote Heshmat Alavi in AL-Arabiya on February 22.
NCRI - A member of the delegation of the Syrian National Coalition Yasser Farhan in an interview with Sky News on February 20th stated:"the Syrian Opposition calls on the U.S. and the U.N. to list the militias of the Iranian regime as terrorist organizations since they carry out the destructive policy of the Iranian regime in Syria.
The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the arrest and deportation order of Ms. Roghayeh (Mina) Azizi Mirmahaleh, an Iranian asylum seeker in Montreal, Canada, and calls on the Parliament, political parties, and refugee and human rights organizations in Canada to take immediate and effective measures to prevent the expulsion or extradition of this Iranian dissident.
NCRI - The state-run ‘Mardom Salari’ in its February 16th editorial said Iranian regime officials have executed various plans to reroute river waters, excessive dam construction and fast exploitation of oil wells at very low costs, resulting in the destruction of important ponds in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran. This has rendered an environmental catastrophe endangering the locals’ wellbeing and lifestyle.
This daily first refers to the subject of dust storms making life very difficult for the province locals. This daily writes:
The Revolutionary Guards and extremist core are handling Iran’s regional policies
The Iranian regime is seeking expansionism in the Middle East. CNN quoted UAE’s Foreign Ministry on February 18, and continued there’s a lot of concern among six Persian Gulf states. Concerns over Iranian regime’s expansionist policies in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq which have also been extended to Bahrain.
Bahrain arrests 20 terror suspects, including four women
Bahrain has arrested 20 terror suspects accused of plotting attacks in the small island Gulf kingdom Al-Arabiya reported on February21, 2017.
One of those captured on Tuesday was involved in the murder of police officer Lt. Hisham Hassan Mohammed al-Hamadi on Jan. 29.
NCRI - In an interview with Aljazeera, Dr. Taysir Altamimi, former Palestinian Chief Justice, maintained the Resistance of Iran’s key role in exposing the true nature of the Iranian regime.
In the interview, released on Aljazeera Arabic website on Sunday February 19, Altamimi says that “NCRI plays a key role in revealing the realities of the vilayat-e-faqih regime, who ignites sectarian wars across the region.”