Saturday, June 30, 2018

#Iranian #resistance-Full report of Grand #Gathering of #FreeIran2018 –The #Alternative in Paris Jun 30


A number of personalities and dignitaries from around the world attended an event at the residential quarters of Maryam Rajavi, held after the Grand Gathering of Iranians on June 30, 2018. They declared solidarity with the Iranian Resistance, condemned the crimes of the repressive clerical regime, and expressed support for the Iranian people’s struggle for freedom.

PMOI/MEK networks in Iran voice support for opposition gathering in Paris

PMOI/MEK supporters and activists inside Iran are expressing their solidarity with thousands of their compatriots who will be attending the Free Iran Gathering by writing slogans and posting posters on walls in different Iranian cities Scheduled for June 30, the Free Iran Gathering will be focused on introducing the alternative to the tyrannical rule of the Iranian regime and a vision for a free and democratic Iran.
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The magnificent annual grand gathering of Iranians and supporters of the Iranian Resistance was held in Paris on Friday, June 30, 2018. “Free Iran” featured Maryam Rajavi, and hundreds of top politicians and statesmen from five continents.
Five video reports on the extensive campaigns in various parts of Tehran and cities across the country waged by Iranian youth and supporters of the PMOI and the Iranian Resistance, declaring support for the Free Iran gathering, were among the most inspiring aspects of the rally, enthusiastically applauded by the audience.
The prominent personalities who addressed the grand rally included Rudy Giuliani, U.S. presidential hopeful and the former Mayor of New York; Newt Gingrich, U.S. presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House of Representatives; Governor Bill Richardson; Michael Mukasey, former Attorney General; Louis Freeh, former Director of the FBI; and Gen. George Casey, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff, from the United States; Stephen Harper and John Baird, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Canada; Bernard Kouchner and Philippe Douste-Blazy, former Foreign Ministers and RamaYade former Minister of Human Rights of France; Ambassador Giulio Terzi, former Foreign Minister of Italy; Eduard Lintner, former German Deputy Interior Minister; Rt Hon. Theresa Villiers, former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland; Michele de Vaucouleurs and Philippe Gosselin, French parliamentarians; Senator Roberto Rampi, representing the Italian delegation; Anna Fotyga, former Foreign Minister of Poland and Member of the European Parliament; Pandeli Majko, Minister of State and former Prime Minister of Albania; Ben-Oni Ardelean, Vice-chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania; Saleh al-Qalab, former Publicity Minister of Jordan; and Nazir Hakim, General Director of the Syrian opposition coalition.
Delegation from United Kingdom Presented a plaque to Mrs. Rajavi bearing, expressing their support for the Iranian Resistance under her leadership and her ten-point plan for a free Iran.
Dozens of declarations of support by prominent personalities and politicians, European parliamentary delegations, and senior religious leaders from various countries were presented to Mrs. Rajavi, in support of the Iran uprising and the organized resistance, and the democratic alternative, the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
In addition to the American dignitaries attending the gathering, a bipartisan statement was signed by 33 prominent American personalities, including Senator Joseph Lieberman, former candidate for Vice President; General James Jones, National Security Advisor to President Obama and former Commander of NATO; Edward Rendell, former DNC chairman and Governor of Pennsylvania; and Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania. The statement reads in part, “We believe that democratic change in Iran would do more than any other single event to enable stability and calm the fires of extremism in the region... The resistance movement has demonstrated its widespread roots within Iranian society, its resilience in the face of unimaginably difficult circumstances, its impressive organizational prowess, and its ability to expose secrets that Tehran is determined to keep from the Iranian people and the world at large.”
Over 50 bishops in England, Scotland and Wales, including two-thirds of the religious leaders in the British House of Lords that oversees thousands of churches across the U.K., and 78 Church leaders in the U.S., joined the Right Reverend and Right Honorable Dr. Rowan Williams, the Arch Bishop of Canterbury, in his declaration condemning the flagrant abuses of human rights in Iran, especially the rights of religious minorities and their painful situation. The signatories urged the international community to base any improvement of relations with Iran on a cessation of oppression of minorities and on a halt to executions in Iran.
Jean-Francois Legaret, Mayor of 1st district of Paris, was accompanied by 100 French mayors and elected representatives, in the Free Iran gathering where they announced the support of thousands of their colleagues in solidarity with the Iranian people’s resistance and uprising against the mullahs’ dictatorship.
The secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 30, 2018

Speech by Maryam Rajavi, At the Resistance’s Grand Gathering in Paris, June 30, 2018

Rudy Giuliani Issued a Statement on the Iranian Regime Terrorist Plot Against #FreeIran2018

Trump Ally Giuliani Says End is Near for Iran's Rulers

 Speech by Newt Gingrich

Sen. Robert Menendez: I Share Your Vision For A Brighter Future For Iran

Speech by Michael Mukasey

 Speech By Louis Freeh

Former Canadian Prime Minister Condemns Regime in Speech at Free Iran Rally

Canadian Officials Support The Iranian People’s Fight For Regime Change

Speech by Roger Godsiff, UK parliament MP

Speech by Ingrid Betancourt, former Colombian Senator and Presidential Candidate

Speech By Ben-Oni Ardelean

Speech By Pandeli Majko

Speech By General George Casey

Speech By Lars Rise

Speech By Roger Godsiff, Member Of UK Parliament

Speech By Matthew Offord

Speech By Ad Melkert

A short report of Grand Gathering of the Iranian opposition in Paris, 2018

2018 Iranian opposition convention in the media

dailycaller -07/17/2018
Bob Blackman | Conservative Member, U.K. House of 

Since taking office last year, President Trump has taken a series of positive steps toward changing the status quo with regard to U.S. Iran policy.
He has, for instance, shown more political courage than all of his predecessors by designating the entirety of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a global terrorist entity, instead of just its foreign expeditionary wing, the Quds Force.
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The Iranian Diaspora’s massive rally yesterday in Paris on Saturday is receiving widespread media coverage from outlets across the globe
here is some of it:

Fox NewsEric Shawn: Calls for freedom for Iran

Fox News: change will be coming to Iran

THE HERALD REPORT-Maryam Rajavi And The Resistance’s Grand Gathering In Paris, June 30, 2018

 By L. Todd Wood - The Washington Times 
Free Iran Gathering highlights alleged Iranian corruption of European officials


Iranian opposition convention represents a nation’s hope

Free Iran Gathering highlights alleged Iranian corruption of European officials
By L. Todd Wood - The Washington Times - Friday, June 29, 2018

Iran Focus-Iran Mullahs See MEK as Threat to Their Rule
What do we know about free Iran rally?
By Jubin Katiraie

Free Iran Rally In Arab’s Media

Elaph: Rajavi: We’re seeing the first sparks of the flames that will topple the Iranian regime

Al Arabiya reporting from inside Saturday’s ‘Free Iran’ conference in Paris

Al Arabiya-ANALYSIS: As countdown to Paris protest begins, is ‘Free Iran’ the only alternative

Al Arabiya English-Maryam Rajavi: Regime overthrow is certain, Iran will be free

All voices confirm Iranian regime’s alternative
Looking at the news and various pieces wrote about Iran, we come to this conclusion that all reports, remarks and positions taken by senior Iranian regime officials, discussions around Iran and talks published in international media regarding the Iranian opposition confirm the fact that the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and its pivotal member, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), comprise the alternative to Tehran’s mullahs.
This goes against the Iranian regime’s claims of the PMOI/MEK being nothing but a small group and only proves how Tehran is very worried about their potential.
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Iranian officials express fear over mass protes

Friday, June 1, 2018

#Iranstrikes& #protests-reports& #news on Jun 2018

Iran protests: An intensifying wave of social and political dissent

The report of Day 5 of Bazaar merchants' strike and demonstration in Tehran

Uprising of the people of Tehran with the slogans: 
Death to Khamenei; Death to the principle of Velayat-e Faqih; Beware of the day we get armed
Uprising has spread to various cities such as Bandar Abbas, Shahriar, Karaj, Kashan, Qeshm, Shiraz, Kermanshah, and Mashhad

The Capital City Of Iran Has Become The Stage For Massive Protests Which Was Only Witnessed Previously In Other Cities

Night Rallies in Tehran With Slogans of Death to the Dictator
In the final hours of Monday, June 25, the brave people and youth of TehranPars and Khak-e-Sefid in northeastern Capital city Tehran, took to the streets and protested against the clerical regime and its plundering and oppressive policies. They chanted slogans such as “Death to the dictator, Iran has become Palestine, one less embezzlement, our problem is solved.”
The youth were confronting the repressive forces by blocking the streets and setting up fire and preventing them from entering the demonstrations’ areas.
On 2nd day, a large part of the Tehran Bazaar went on strike. Marketers and shopkeepers, including those in the markets of goldsmiths, fabric stores bazaar, Saray-e Pachenar, Saray-e Moshir, shoemakers in Big Charsough, the large bazaar at Small Charsough, the Kuwaitis’ Bazaar, Sabze Meydan, Saray-e Melli, the carpet market in Saray-e Bou Ali and 15th Khordad and the Shah Mosque, Bain al-Haramain Bazaar, the sewing machine marketers in Khayyam Ave., coppersmiths’ Bazaar at Nasser Khosrow, and the marketers at the Parsian passage have joined this massive strike. They are protesting against the currency crisis and the rise in the price of the dollar as high a 9,000 tomans, and the plundering policies of the Iranian regime and its corrupt
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Protest Gatherings of People Against Unprecedented Rise of Dollars Rate
On Sunday, June 24, 2018, the people of Tehran protested against the unprecedented and disproportionate rise in the dollar's rate.
Protesters in the bazaar at Charsotrahan and the Aladdin shopping center (Major Mobile Sales Center), as well as the Istanbul Crossroads and Ferdowsi streets, under the Saadi street, the intersection of the Republic, staged these demonstrations.
They were chanting: Leave Syria, think about us, No Fear, No fear, we are together, Strike, strike will be contiued every day, "Dollar (ten thousand tomans rate), we do not want do not want".
The protesters also called for a total strike by chanting "strike strike
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Maryam Rajavi called all shopkeepers, tradesmen and merchants to support protesters

Ahvaz workers continue protests, colleagues released
With employees of the Ahvaz National Steel Group continuing their protests, Iranian regime authorities have been forced to succumb to their demands and release their arrested colleagues.
As these employees and their families rallied outside the judiciary for numerous days, the Ahvaz judiciary issued a letter on June 21st informing them of the release of the remaining five jailed employees.
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Protests increase on the verge of major convention in Paris
As protests are increasing in numbers across Iran, new reports indicate they have returned to the capital, Tehran, in a significant scale.
In addition to voicing a variety of demands, numerous protest reports on Monday showed people also voicing their support for the upcoming Iranian opposition convention scheduled for June 30th in Paris.
Tehran’s bazaar became the scene of a major demonstration and remarks heard from the people in their slogans indicate they find the Iranian regime completely responsible for their daily dilemmas.
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June 19, 2018 
New protests report from numerous cities across Iran
Shoemakers’ strike and protests by workers, academics, students and lawyers
On Monday, June 18, hundreds of shoe manufacturers and their workers in Tehran closed their shops in protest of the regime's devastating policies and rallied on Bagh-e Sepahsalar Ave. They objected to the cost of the needed materials and the employment of non-Iranian workers in this industry, which has caused unemployment and a dire livelihood for thousands of them. The protesters chanted: "Death to unemployment; death to high costs; our enemy is right here, but they falsely claim it is the United States; Incompetent government, inefficient authorities, unsupported production.”
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Iran Protests: Reports from Tehran, Borujerd & other cities

June 17, 2018 - A variety of incoming reports from different areas of Iran indicate popular protests continue with people actively voicing their demands.

College students in Tehran protested heavy jail sentences issued by the mullahs’ so-called judiciary against their classmates. Social School students rallied on Sunday and demanded these sentences be revoked. The students forced exam cancellations and protested on campus. They were seen holding placards calling on their professors to take a stance and raise their voice.
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Ahvaz National Steel employees continue protests on 16th day

despite the intensive presence of repressive forces for the third week with the slogan "Detained workers must be freed". They protested against the arrest of workers, as well as the failure to pay months of salaries and bonuses and end-of-year rewards (not paid since 2011).
The workers who are living in a dire livelihood situation chanted: “The worker dies; he does not accept humiliation; Let go of Syria, think about us; Our enemy is here, they falsely say it is America; Noble citizen, support, support; Death to the oppressor, salute to the worker”. They also protest the uncertainty of ownership of the company and the lack of factory production lines.
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Iran Truck Drivers’ nationwide gain further support
Fearing further protests and the international political balance of power tilting against the mullahs’ regime, senior officials and those considered close to regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei are seen warning of another uprising spark across the country.
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A land of escalating of protests
Iran, June 7, 2018 - According to reports issued by the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), protests and strikes by workers and people from other walks of life continue across the country.
In Bandar Abbas, shipping yard workers protesting not receiving their paychecks for the past few months demonstrated outside the company building.
As truck drivers continue their nationwide strike, gas stations across the country, such as Nasimshahr in Tehran Province, faced fuel shortage for the third consecutive day. Drivers in the cities of Isfahan, Ahvaz, Bandar Abbas, Kerman, Sanandaj, Chahbahar, Shiraz and others are refusing to deliver any goods.
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June 3, 2018
13th day of truck driver strike 
These protests have now engulfed 281 cities and towns throughout all 31 provinces 

Tens of thousands of truck drivers across Iran continued a nationwide strike on Monday, marking its 13th consecutive day.
Strike of truck and heavy vehicles’ drivers has affected many other sectors of the economy and has put the regime in serious trouble. In particular, more than 90% of goods and passengers are transported by road transport vehicles. The anti-popular policies of the mullahs regime that destroyed the economy of the country have a double burden on drivers of trucks and heavy vehicles. In addition to increasing costs and inflation, these drivers suffer from an increase in extortion of the regime under the excuse of commissions, tariffs, etc.
People from all walks of life, alongside a variety of entities throughout Iran, are voicing their support for the tens of thousands of truck drivers on strike in this very restive country.
ehran’s Bus Drivers Union issued a statement supporting the truckers’ protests.
“We consider this strike as completely just and the drivers’ right to continue their protests. We also condemn any acts of aggression against the protesting truck drivers.”
This union is calling for urgent measures in response to the demands raised by these truckers and taxi drivers and calls on the International Transport Workers' Federation to support these strikes.
A group of road and construction engineers in Tehran issued statement in this regard emphasizing:
Day 10 of nationwide strike by Iran's truckers. These truck drivers are refusing to deliver loads as Iran Protests persist. Workers are often not paid for months. They now realize there's more to be gained by striking. (Footage from Kavar, May 31 via MEK activists)
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Report shows numerous protests in different cities

Credit firm clients demanding their savings returned Reports from inside Iran indicate a continuing day of protests on Sunday in cities across the country and by people from all walks of life.
More than 500 employees of the Ahwaz National Steel Company staged a march towards the governor's office. These workers are demanding their paychecks that have been delayed for the past several months.
Clients of the Caspian Credit Co., associated to the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards, protested today in Rasht, northern Iran, and demanded their savings returned.

Employees of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company in the city of Shush, southwest Iran, went on strike today protesting three months of delayed paychecks.
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