Unwarranted optimism by the West

Mahmoud Hakamian is member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Blind optimistic can be extremely damaging when it prompts one to disregard ground realities. That is exactly what the situation is concerning the mullahs in Iran and the West, with the former sticking to its old, nefarious agenda and the latter seeing improvement and reform where none exists. The West including US President Barrack Obama appears to be reading too much into the sham election of so-called moderate President Hassan Rouhani and the subsequent opening of nuclear talks. These developments have been viewed as reasons for optimism, to justify a soft approach towards the Iranian regime, when in reality, mullahs regime in Iran remains the enemy of global peace as it was 36 years ago when the fundamentalist Islamic Republic was established.

The Situation in Iran

Hossein Abedini is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. He was seriously injured during an assassination attempt on March 14, 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey by agents sent by Tehran.

Iran’s internal situation is growing worse as the regime continues to violate the inalienable human rights of the Iranian people and remains committed to its fundamentalist ideology and interventionist foreign policy, threatening the peace of the entire world.

The Iranian regime executed no less than 64 persons only in the first three weeks of January. In 2014, 721 individuals were documented to have been executed under Rouhani’s rule. It goes without saying that the real number of executions is actually much higher. It is a matter of record that Iran has the highest number of executions per-capita in the world.It is difficult to find out the true figures owing to persecution and the lack of transparency and journalistic freedoms in the religious tyranny ruling Iran. Following the Iran-Iraq war, in 1988, the regime executed scores of political prisoners.

No concessions for the Iranian regime

Dr. Antonio Stango is the President of the Helsinki Watch in Italy

This February brings the 36th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, when Iranians bravely took to the streets across the country forcing the Shah out of power to end his oppressive rule. It was to be the dawn of a new era, of newfound hope and endless possibilities, but it all turned to dust with the establishment of a theocratic Islamic Republic under Ayatollah Khomeini.

IRAN: The gloves must come off

Elisabetta Zamparutti is an official of Hands Off Cane, and a former member of the Italian Parliament

The first theocracy of Iran was established thirty-six years ago, and political and social development of a vibrant and brave people started going down hill. This was a progressive nation and the revolution had a democratic desire behind it, but unfortunately, what has resulted is the repression of people, killing of dissidents, a right wing and fundamentalist power centre and the export of terrorism.

The world saw Ayatollah Khomeini over through the Shah, but even as radicals took over the US embassy and held 50 people hostage, it was already too late for the West. But things got even worse with more terrorism, a nuclear plan and a clear aggressive anti-west stance.

Legalising suppression of women

Iran’s parliament has approved legislation, which aims to criminalize any act of creating hindrance in the implementation of the suppressive plan of “Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice”. Anyone believed to be creating obstacles can be arrested, tried and imprisoned or fined.

The Iranian regime does not care for human rights, especially of women. Since its inception in 1979, the regime has treated women as second-class citizens under the garb of religion. The fact is that the ideology, which the regime adheres to, is fundamentally sexist. The Iranian mullahs’ interpretation of religion and laws has no place in the 21st century since it refuses to recognize women as equal citizens or respect their inalienable rights as human beings.

Why We Must Win Against Religious Fundamentalism

Mahmoud Hakamian is member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

For Mrs Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Iran and the rest of the world can never be free, unless religious fundamentalism is tackled to the extent that it is no longer a threat for human lives.

Speaking at a conference at Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE),  three weeks after the Paris attacks, she highlighted the importance of that very same barbarianism to be studied in many respects, including the historical circumstances that triggered its emergence, the societal dynamics that facilitated its development and growth, the international policies that enabled the expansion of such a destructive force, and its fundamental incongruity with Islam.

Charlie Hebdo: What Went Wrong?

NCRI Representative for international organizations

Wednesday morning, 7th of January 2015, terrorists barged into the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, and in the name of God, killed 12 journalists and writers present at the premises. It took only a few hours for the serene city of Paris to become a center of chaos, while the whole world watched in silence as to what had just happened.

Iran news in brief

Commemoration of Camp Ashraf 52 martyrs

Solidarity with the historic resistance of the people of Iran for freedom

Maryam Rajavi in the grand gathering of Free Iran- paris, July 1,2017

Free Iran Gathering - Paris, 1 July, 2017

IRAN: Ali Fallahian’s shocking Confessions regarding 1988 massacre of political prisoners

#FreeIran Gathering in the Eyes of the World Dignitaries

Message of Support From Romanian parliamentarian Ben Oni Ardelean to Iranian Opposition Grand Gathe

Public support for the IrIranian Opposition Grand Gathering

Message of Support From Romanian parliamentarian Vlad Durus to Iranian Opposition Grand Gathering

Senator Lucio Malan member of Italian Senate support for the IrIranian Opposition Grand Gathering

Support for the Iranian Opposition Grand Gathering (Free Iran)

Message of Support From Romanian parliamentarian Romeo Nicoara to Iranian Opposition Grand Gathering

Violent attack of regime’s police forces on protesting gold miners in the North West of Iran


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