NCRI - Rafsanjani at 82, died after a heart attack, shortly after being transferred to a hospital.
Rafsanjani was one of the main pillars of the clerical regime in Iran and was considered the closest aide to Khomeini since coming to power, and as such he was involved in all the crimes of Khomeini.
During the Iran-Iraq war, Rafsanjani, was Khomeini’s de facto deputy and later appointed as commander in chief of the armed forces in the war.
The assassination plot targeting German politician Reinhold Robbe and spying on a business college in Paris and a professor of this facility, all by the religious fascism ruling Iran, redouble the necessity to end relations with this terrorist and fundamentalist regime, and to expel its agents from these European countries. Inaction vis-à-vis a regime described by the Iranian people as the “Godfather of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL)” has encouraged it to escalate its espionage and efforts to execute terrorist attacks.
A New Year celebration was held on January 8, 2017, at Auvers-sur-Oise with political personalities and elected representatives of France as well as French supporters of the Iranian Resistance attending.
Maryam Rajavi addressed the ceremony and said:
Ladies and gentlemen,
Elected representatives and City Council officials,
I would like to extend my greetings for the year 2017. I wish you a year full of blessings, health and happiness. And I wish the world a year of peace and brotherhood.
Iranian Opposition Hopeful Rafsanjani’s Death Will Hasten Regime’s End
Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died Sunday aged 82, was linked in the latter years of his life “reformists” including current President Hasan Rouhani, but during his long career he was associated with some of the regime’s most controversial actions, including mass-casualty terror attacks and the assassinations of exiled dissidents, wrote Patrick Goodenough for cnsnews.com on January 8. The following is a part of this article.
NCRI - In an interview with Al Arabiya Television, Syrian military and strategic analyst, Gen. Ahmad Rahal, said: “The regime in Iran is the main obstacle to the implementation of cease-fire in Syria.”
“After 6 days, we have had 180 cases of cease-fire violations all of them by Assad forces and Iranian regime militias. It is clear that these aggressions take place in Syria upon the order of Qassem Soleimani. Everybody knows that the Iranian regime is the one that hinders implementation of ceasefire,” Gen. Rahal continued.
NCRI - A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison in a complaint letter to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, urged her to address and investigate the situation of the political prisoner Ali Moezzi who was abducted on January 4 by prison officials and transferred to an unknown location.
The following is the text of the political prisoners’ letter:
Ms. Asma Jahangir, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran,
NCRI - Following escalation of social discontent in Iran as the election approaches, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, noted with concern the growing crisis at the helm of the regime over plundering and upcoming election show and fearfully dispatched his Friday Prayer leaders and commanders of Basij (mobilization) forces to the scene to warn about the consequences of the crisis and the risk of uprisings.
The International Business Times published an exclusive interview of Harriet Sinclair with two daughters of prominent political prisoner Ali Moezzi, on January 8, the following is the full text of this interview.
The Iran page of Amnesty International's website tells of numerous political prisoners, missing men and women, activists on hunger strike – hundreds of anonymous people suffering human rights violations.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said:
With the death of Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, one of the two pillars and key to the equilibrium of the religious fascism ruling Iran has collapsed and the regime in its entirety is approaching overthrow.
Saudi Gazzete, 8 January 2017 Deputy Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, second deputy premier and minister of defense, has said this week that Iran “represents the three main ills of the region.”
In an interview with Foreign Affairs published on Thursday, Prince Muhammad was quoted as saying that three “ills” represented and instigated by Iran are: “borderless ideologies, state instability, and terrorism.”