On January 13, ‘The Hill’ published an alarming article by Struan Stevenson President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA).former MEP and President of the Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq from 2009 to 2014 , the following is the full text.
Unofficial reports in Iran are hinting at the possible appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as the likely successor to the late Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani’s position as head of the Expediency Council, a powerful body, which is intended to resolve disputes between the Iranian parliament and the Guardian Council. Rafsanjani died of a heart attack on Sunday, Jan. 8. Although relatively unknown in the West, the 56 year-old Raisi was a key member of the “Death Commission” that in the summer of 1988, oversaw the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, mostly members of the opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI or MEK).
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.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and its affiliated militia are making every effort to breach the ceasefire and resume killing innocent people on the orders of the Iranian regime's supreme leader Ali Khamenei. The IRGC, its militia and the Assad Army continued their criminal attacks in Wadi Barada, northwest of Damascus, on Thursday and Friday (December 29 and 30) in a bid to rekindle the war.
IRGC presence, transfer of weapons to Syria are flagrant violations of UNSC resolutions
The main Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) command center and barracks in Aleppo is at “Fort Behuth,” located 30 kilometers southeast of the city (5 kilometers south of the city of al-Safire). Iran has named this site as “Fort Hazrat Roqiye,” under the command of IRGC Brigadier General Seyed Javad Ghafari, commanding all IRGC forcers in Aleppo.
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Names of 69 IRGC forces – Brigadier and IRGC forces-Colonels killed in Syria
According to Mullah Seyyed Mohammad Ali Shahidi Mahallati, Khamenei’s representative in “Martyrs and Veterans affairs foundation” and Rouhani’s deputy, the number of IRGC forces killed in the Syria war is more than one thousand. In a seminar on the occasion of “Bassij Week” he stressed: “Number of our country’s martyrs defending the holy shrine has exceeded one thousand and we owe all of them. (Tasnim- the terrorist Quds force daily -Nov. 22, 2016)
Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, Khamenei's top advisor who was the regime's chief of staff until this summer, said, "His excellency (Khamenei) approved launching missile 'Emad'. No rockets are fired in this country unless having been approved by the Commander in Chief. Even for launching missiles in military drills, permission from the leader of revolution (Khamenei) is needed… he even determines the launching time and decides when it should be fired." (Tasnim, the Quds Force news agency- November 12)
Any solution for Syria which does not ensure complete expulsion of the Iranian regime and its IRGC is doomed to fail
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution Tuesday, November 15, 2016, on "the grave deterioration of the human rights situation" in Syria, strongly condemning the terrorist interventions including by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps in that country.