Monday, June 5, 2017

Iran-the Iranian Resistance Free Iran Rally


Maryam Rajavi, met Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Friday, June 30, at the NCRI headquarters in Auvers-sur-Oise, northwest of Paris.
Mayor Giuliani pointed to the Iranian regime’s malign activities in the region, stressing that the mullahs are the source instability and crisis in the region, and have kept their grip on power in the past 38 years through widespread repression and blatant disregard for human rights at home and the export of extremism and terrorism abroad.
The former New York City Mayor emphasized that the Iranian regime has been the most active state sponsor of terrorism and Islamic extremism in the past three decades, and that Hassan Rouhani has been a key player in pursuing the regime’s ominous objectives, including in the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He said despite all the concessions unduly provided to the Tehran, the clerical regime is at a complete impasse and is extremely vulnerable in view of the economic crisis, domestic isolation and a growing power struggle.
There is a growing consensus in the United States that the West’s policy of appeasing the Iranian regime has been a total failure, Mayor Giuliani said. He added that the imperative of formulating a firm policy on Iran, namely standing with the Iranian people and the resistance to bring about change, is becoming more pervasive.
Rajavi appreciated Mr. Giuliani’s endeavors in the campaign that led to the safe transfer of members of the Iranian resistance from Iraq to other countries, including Albania. She elaborated on the expanding and continuing activities of the Iranian resistance, particularly in Iran, especially during the shame elections and afterwards.
Mr. Giuliani expressed his support for Maryam Rajavi’s efforts to establish democracy and human rights in Iran, noting that the Iranian Resistance is a viable alternative to the medieval regime ruling Iran.

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Massive Campaign of Youths and Supporters of PMOI and Iranian Resistance Throughout Iran in Support of the Resistance Grand Gathering in Paris

As we approach the grand gathering of Resistance in Paris, widespread activities by PMOI/MEK supporters and Iranian Resistance, such as writing slogans, installing photographs and posters, distributing leaflets and brochures in support of the gathering, are conducted in various districts of Tehran and major cities such as Mashhad, Isfahan, Shiraz, Karaj, Tabriz, Ahwaz and dozens of cities like Urmia, Qom, Gorgan, Hamedan, Sari, Kerman, Sanandaj, Arak, Shahrekord, Yazd , Qazvin Bushehr, Zahedan, Bandar Abbas, Khorramabad, Ilam, Babolsar, Amol, Ghaemshahr, Kashan, Neyshabur, Sabzeva, Golpayegan, Babol, Yasouj, Masjed Soleiman, Iranshahr, Mahallat, Darab, Rey, Behshahr, Genaveh, Lar, Behbahan, Rafsanjan, Saveh, Marand, Dezful, Daghaz, Islam City, Hadi, Torbat Heydariyeh, Neyshabour, Maku ... Photographs of the Iranian Resistance Leader, Mr. Massoud Rajavi, and President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, as well as Mrs. Rajavi's 10-point plan for the future of Iran have been widely installed and distributed in the campaign.
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Political Prisoners From All Over Iran Call Iranians to Participate in the Grand Gathering in Paris

NCRI - While taking grave risks, political prisoners from all over the country, in various messages declared their solidarity with the grand gathering of Iranians in Paris on the first of July, calling on the Iranian diaspora to take part in it.
A group of political prisoners of Gohardasht, Evin, and Tehran Central Prisons, in a letter, announced their support to the grand gathering of the Iranian Resistance

The following is their statement:
"A small Iran in Paris -Villepinte"

Mr. Ali Moezzi, one of the political prisoners of 80's wrote from Great Tehran prison, “The Iranian people’s historic demands to reach a free and democratic Iran will not be forgone. Demands such as a pluralist society with fundamental freedoms, separation of church and state, the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, gender equality …

Political prisoners and Balouch prisoners in the central prison of Zahedan, including a number of Sunni clerics, wrote in solidarity with the Paris gathering, " From all activists inside the country and abroad who have always made your efforts and stood with us, the voiceless prisoners behind bars, we are seriously requesting to take part in this rally as the defenders of our rights, and be our voice to the world …

Ebrahim Firoozi, a Christian political prisoner, send his message from Gohardasht prison:" The gathering of fellow citizens in France is a sign of the flaming spirit of liberation.......

The political prisoner, Arjang Davoodi, wrote from exile in the central prison of Zabol: "In the current battle against oppression and injustice, it can be argued firmly that the National Council of Resistance and the PMOI, with the dedication of thousands of martyrs and prisoners, can be the precursor of the just struggle of Iranians ...

Political prisoner Mehdi Farahi Shandiz sent a message from Qazvin Prison: "After the decisive transfer of the PMOI members and combatants of NLA to Albania and after the fake election that put Khamenei and the his whole regime in a dead end, it was proved that the choice of our nation is to get rid of religious despotism and fascism, and separation of religion from the state and Iran without compulsion, discrimination, censorship, repression, torture and execution ....

Nevertheless, the gathering of Iranian Resistance is a striking lightening in the sky of inactivity, despair, and stagnancy. Our hopes, wishes, and alternatives do not only encourage the decent Iranians outside and Inside of Iran but they also arouse the clear consciences of the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S. as well as the miserable people. Moreover, what could be more promising for an imprisoned and deprived person than witnessing those whose hearts beat for Iran and its aspiration?
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Youth Supporters of MEK: Responsibility to Attend Iranian Opposition Convention

ByDonya Jam -
On July 1st thousands of Iranians will gather in Paris to support the movement to obtain freedom and democracy for their homeland. The convention is organized each year by the Iranian opposition movement (PMOI/MEK). Iranian youth especially look forward to this event as it’s a time to come together and support human rights.
Too often we hear about the arrests, ill-treatment, and executions of Iran’s youth population.
Reports indicate 10 inmates were executed merely a few days after the 2017 Iranian elections, including 30-year-old Abdulkarim Shahnavazi. Reports also emerged that 24-year-old Diyako Hashemi was killed under torture by Iranian intelligence agents. Two men in their 30s were sentenced to have their fingers amputated and 90 children were also arrested in Sepidan, central Iran. The Iranian regime has a history of raiding gatherings and parties, and imprisoning the attendees, which has heightened during the past few years.
Political prisoner Ms. Atena Daemi was recently on hunger strike for 54 days protesting against the arrest of her sisters. Political prisoner Arash Sadeghi was previously on hunger strike for 71 days protesting against the imprisonment of his wife, Golrokh Iraee.
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Mr. James Bezan, the Canadian MP, stated that he would support the grand assembly of the Iranian Resistance. In a letter dated June 2017.
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Message of Support From Italian Senator,Senator Paolo Corsini and Giampiero  Leo vice president of the Human Rights Committee of  Piedmont province to Iranian Opposition Grand Gathering
Regime Change in Iran Appears Increasingly Attainable                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mr. Petri Sarvamaa, the European Parliament's representative from Finland, in a message, announced his support for the grand gathering of Iranian resistance in June 2017.
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Mr. Jozo Rados, European Parliament member and the former Croatian Defense Minister, announced his support, in a message for the Grand Gathering of the Iranian Resistance in June 2017.
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Grand Gathering of the Iranian Resistance in Paris on July 1, 2017 and the Role of Muslims in Fight Against Terrorism

NCRI - Following two recent terrorists attacks in the United Kingdom, people are on edge and other countries in Europe are nervous. There has been a huge outpouring of solidarity, but it must be remembered that the people of Britain and the rest of Europe must be vigilant. Wrote Antonio Stango is President of the Italian League of Human Rights in ‘ Vocaleurope’ on June 16, 2017, the following are excerpts from this article.
Thankfully, most of Western society is receptive to counterterrorism efforts but there are still those who fight out against them.
Unfortunately there is a part of society that has demonised Muslims because of attacks carried out by extremists. It must be remembered by these people that the moderate Muslims are the people that are able to help the most in stopping vulnerable ones from turning to fundamentalism. They are the ones that can prove to the vulnerable people that modern Islam is in fact compatible with modern democracy.
Prominent German Politician Calls for Participation in the Iranian Resistance Grand Gathering
NCRI - Otto Bernhardt, President of the German Solidarity Committee for a Free Iran and member of the Konrad-Adenauer Foundation Board of Directors, sent a message of support for the upcoming Iranian opposition grand gathering scheduled for July 1st. He referred to the increasing number of executions under Hassan Rouhani’s presidency and emphasized, “There is a democratic opposition facing this regime.”
The National Council of Resistance of Iran has a clear agenda to realize human rights and credible democratic values… Iranians from across the globe will once again gather in Paris on July 1st. This is Iran’s true opposition, he said.
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British Lords Send Solidarity Messages for Upcoming Grand Gathering of Iranian Opposition
NCRI - Lord Carlyle and Lord Clark, two prominent members of the British House of Lords, sent messages of support for the upcoming Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran grand gathering in Paris scheduled for July 1st.
This is a very important gathering… and I will join in line and with the aim of establishing a new government in Iran that I hope will be governed by responsible individuals, such as Mrs. Rajavi, , said Lord Carlyle.
For years I have supported your movement and Mrs. Rajavi in your objectives to making Iran a free country. The recent elections in Iran have inflicted major wounds in this regime, he added.
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Italian Senator Expresses Support for Major Iranian Gathering
NCRI - Senator Luigi Compagna, a member of the Italian Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued a message expressing his support for an upcoming major Iranian grand gathering in Paris.
“We will be taking part in this major rally to express our support for those who struggle for freedom in Iran… This rally, is in support of people who are united for democracy,” he said.
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Video:Iran’s Impasse and the “Sanctions Black Hole”
An Aticle by Shahriar Kia
The current plan for sanctions against Iran leaves the regime between a proverbial rock and hard place, since its choices are comply or die.
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Petri Sarvamaa MEP From Finland Supports Free Iran Gathering

Free Iran Rally & the Role of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK) 
By Jubin Katiraie

A major gathering is being held at the Villepinte Exhibition Center outside of Paris, France. The gathering is focused on Iran policy and at the center of the case is the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran. The People’s Mojahedin is also known by its Persian name, Mojahedin-e Khalq or MEK and it is the main constituent group in the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the leading coalition advocating for the cause of regime change driven by the Iranian people and their expatriate allies.
The Free Iran rally has been growing every year. The 2017 gathering is expected to keep pace with the previous few years, with upwards of 100,000 supporters of the MEK traveling to France from throughout the world. Naturally, the participants will mostly represent Iranian expatriate communities, but each year’s event also draws hundreds of politicians and foreign policy experts who recognize the global value of the MEK and the 10-point plan that NCRI President Maryam Rajavi has laid out for the future of Iran.
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Trump is right to focus on Iran's support of terrorism
By:Ivan Sascha Sheehan

Despite the criticism directed at the Trump White House, the administration is to be commended for important changes in U.S. policy toward Iran since taking office.
The Trump administration has made great strides in shifting from the conciliatory gestures of the Obama years to a much firmer stance that acknowledges American intolerance for violent extremism, human rights violations and the support of terrorism. Leading administration figures have repeatedly taken to the airwaves to broadcast this message and carried it with them on official trips abroad. Today the messaging is resonating with officials from both parties and in elite policy circles.
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Senate targets Iran in sweeping measures
By: Keyvan Salami

Despite its nature of acting mostly in a polarized manner, the US Senate witnessed Republicans and Democrats joining force to pass a bill of sweeping sanctions inflicting strong punishments against Iran involving a long slate of financial penalties.
The overwhelming 98-2 vote for the “The Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017” came on Thursday June 15, sending a clearly strong message to Tehran signaling the bipartisan alliance on taking measures against the mullahs’ belligerence inside and abroad. Iran’s ballistic missile program, support for terrorist groups and human rights violations are in the crosshairs of this sanctions package.
This bipartisan vote will be demanding major action from the Trump administration, especially after lawmakers in a recent hearing called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization.

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