Monday, October 30, 2017

Iran-update news of Kurdish political prisoner Ramin Hossein Panahi


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Political Prisoner to be hanged Soon
IRAN, Oct. 30, 2017 - After 124 days of neglect and disregards, the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence on October 26 told the family of a political prisoner that he has been detained by the Ministry and will be hanged soon.
Ramin Hossein Panahi was shot in his waist area and arrested by the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) on 23 June 2017 when he was going to visit his family.
Shortly after that, he was transferred to the Intelligence detention center and endured torture and interrogation while still wounded.
Eventually, after releasing no news about the fate of this political prisoner for four months and his family's frequent pursuit, the Ministry of Intelligence told Ramin's mother and sister that he was arrested by the ministry.
They told his family: “He will not be transferred to anywhere else, and he will not be allowed to have visits and you should just wait to receive the news about his execution and burial at night and therefore your frequent visit here will amount to no result.
According to reports, after this news, Ramin's mother collapsed and fell unconscious and transferred to the hospital.
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parents of Kurdish political prisoner Ramin Hussein Panahi
Parents of political prisoner assaulted and harassed by the intelligence agents
The plain cloths of Iranian intelligence minister assaulted, harassed and verbally abused the parents of Kurdish political prisoner Ramin Hussein Panahi as they arrived in Sanandaj, capital of Iranian Kurdistan Province on October 29, 2017.
They were referring to the regime’s Intelligence Office to ask for their son’s whereabouts and protest to his imminent execution.
The intelligence agents told the couple that even God cannot save their son and he will be executed soon.
The parents were also threatened that if they are not silent, their whole family will be arrested and executed.
On October 26, the Iranian Regime’s Ministry of Intelligence, addressing the family member of a political prisoner after 124 days, announced that he has been detained by the Ministry and will be executed soon.
The political prisoner, Ramin Hossein Panahi, was arrested on June 23, 2017, after being shot by three bullets by the Revolutionary Guards and transferred to un unknown location. Shortly after, he was transferred to the Intelligence detention center and underwent torture and interrogation while still wounded.
Eventually, after releasing no news about the fate of this political prisoner for four months and his family’s frequent pursuit, the Ministry of Intelligence told Ramin’s mother and sister that he was arrested by the ministry.
They told his family: “He will not be transferred to anywhere else, and he will not be allowed to have visits and you should just wait to receive the news about his execution and burial at.
According to reports, after this news, Ramin’s mother collapsed and fell unconscious and transferred to the hospital.
According to another report, Ramin’s brother, Afshin Hossein Panahi, was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison by the regime’s judiciary in the city of Sanandaj. The civil activist, who has a history of cooperation with environmental institutions, has been sentenced on charges of holding the Nowruz ceremony and cooperating with a Kurdish party.
Afshin Hussein Panahi was arrested on June 26 this year after his brother, Ramin, was arrested in his house.

The Hossein panahi family wrote a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur Asma Jahangir regarding the unknown fate of their son. This letter which was written on October 11 reads in part:
“Our youngest son, Ramin Hossein panahi, was visiting Sanandaj to see his family, when he was shot by the Revolutionary Guards Corps and was then taken to the hospital in this town. IRGC forces transferred him to an unknown location after half an hour. Hours after the attack, IRGC forces attacked our house, beat our daughter Afshin Hossein panahi, and her elderly father and then arrested our other son Afshin Hossein panahi and transferred him to an unknown location.
Ramin Hossein panahi,
Grave Situation of a Kurdish Political Prisoner
NCRI - The mother of  Ramin Hossein Panahi, a Kurdish political prisoner, worrying about her son's condition stated: "We do not have any information from Ramin." in a video message posted on social networks.Nearly one month has passed since the violent arrest of Ramin Hossein Panahi. There is still no information about his health and fate. In this regard, the family of this political prisoner expressed concern in a video message of the fate of their son
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

IRAN-Maryam Rajavi's speach-Remembering 24 fallen PMOI members on the second anniversary of the heavy rocket attack on Camp Liberty October 29, 2017



We have come together to honor the memory of 24 members of the PMOI who were slain two years ago in a rocket attack launched by the Revolutionary Guard Corps at Camp Liberty.

Distinguished guests,
Dear sisters and brothers,
Fellow compatriots,

We have come together to honor the memory of 24 members of the PMOI who were slain two years ago in a rocket attack launched by the Revolutionary Guard Corps at Camp Liberty.
This day and these victims remind us of an important message: the message of the victims of the 1988 massacre and the 120,000 souls who gave their lives for freedom and the 38-year suffering of our nation. The message is that the people of Iran are determined to gain their freedom and democracy and will overthrow the mullahs’ religious dictatorship at any cost.

Hail to Nayyereh Rabii, member of the Central Council of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, who attested to the Iranian women’s grim will to achieve freedom and equality.

Hail to Hossein Abrishamchi, a valiant commander of the National Liberation Army of Iran, and hail to each and every one of those martyrs who are shining lights who pierce the darkness of tyranny, despair and submission:
My dear brothers Manouchehr Barati, Hamid Dehghan, Akbar Alidoust, Hassan Towfiq-jou, Hamidreza Imeni, Abu-Taleb Hashemi, Kiumars Yousefi, Hossein Gandomi, Farshid Rabii, Hassan Ibrahimi, Mohammad Ali Mirzaii, Sohrab Homayounfar, Behzad Mirshahi, Amir Hossein Adavi, Rajab Ghorbani, Abdulreza Vadian, Sharif Vaissi, Hossein Sarvazad, Ahmad Messchian, Jassem Ghassear, Mohammad Javad Salari, and Mohammad Hassan Nourali.

To these 24 Mojaheds who were slain two years ago we would say that you are present in all the fields of this generation’s battle and it is impossible to forget you.
How could one forget Hossein Abrishamchi who was an exemplary model of high spirits in battle, who broke through any deadlock, opened new ways and removed any obstacle with utmost devotion and dedication.
And how can we forget my dear sister, Nayyereh Rabii, whose lively spirit and love and respect for her comrades were exemplary.
These and all the Mojahedin members who were slain on October 29, 2015, bore noble humanitarian values and their message to us is that we have to fight on, with much greater energy to fill their places.

Indeed, each of these martyrs and every one of you, the PMOI members, who are present here, is a testament to a great truth that in a world where due to oppressive rulers, standing by one’s principles comes at a high cost, those who pay the price of doing so become the standard-bearers and trailblazers for a world of freedom and emancipation.

To these martyrs, we’d say: You are symbols of free human beings who gave their lives with dignity and courage. Your comrades have vowed to carry on your struggle until victory and in order to do so, they have pledged to overcome all hardships and every conspiracy.

The day after the attack, amidst the casualties and damages, the first thing you did was to renew your vows for the overthrow of the clerical regime. Each and every one of you wrote or said that you will not give up your goal and you will continue to defend your values. You were so determined in renewing your pledges that Massoud Rajavi (the leader of the Iranian Resistance) later said that he had been astonished by such firm resolve and reiterated that this was a major setback to the regime. If the enemy launched rockets, you fired back with your robust response.

He also said that he counted on your voluntary pledges to lead the struggle to ultimate victory.

Two years on, I am happy to see that you have succeeded to tread along the same path. The experiences of other revolutions also show that triumph is the outcome of steadfastness and strong adherence to such pledges and there is no other way.
Is it not true that human progress in the world of humanity depends directly on the extent of devotion to struggle to remove the obstacles in the path of evolution? The methods are improved every day and the price is paid. And one learns how to make a candle of his life to shed light on the path of freedom and emancipation.
Is it not true that the prerequisite to any unity and solidarity is having faith in such pledges and delivering on them?
In the 1980s, we were victims of horrific mass executions; 30,000 of our comrades were massacred in 1988; we were besieged for years and blacklisted in various countries; we were victims of numerous conspiracies, bombardments, assassinations, terrorism, carnage and missile attacks. How did we get through all these?
Only by remaining steadfast and adhering ever more strongly to our principles. Therefore, again, we renew our vows, and strengthen our faith and conviction.

These vows and the price we pay for them pave the way for ultimate victory provided that no one thinks of him or herself. As Massoud reiterated, “Everyone should think about those who sacrificed their lives in Iran, in Ashraf or Liberty, and the martyrs of the 2009 uprisings. Everyone must endeavor to realize the goal which these martyrs gave their lives for.”

All of us remember that the plan for PMOI’s relocation from Ashraf to Camp Liberty was originally a scheme to destroy the Mojahedin. But you were vigilant and managed to foil that attempt, and turn it against itself, by your steadfastness and of course, by great suffering. They had planned to turn Camp Liberty into a killing field for the PMOI. The rocket attack on October 29, 2015, had been intended to take hundreds of lives. Again, you foiled this scheme by your vigilance, by being constantly on alert, and by your blood-drenched steadfastness. In this way, the lofty martyrs of October 29, opened the way for the final relocation of the PMOI. Otherwise, we had only a few days left to the deadline for Khamenei’s big plan to raze Camp Liberty to the ground.

Dear friends, sisters and brothers,
The Iranian regime’s failure to annihilate the PMOI, its deadlock over the nuclear agreement, its incapacity in containing the country’s economic and social problems, the defeat of Khamenei and his entire regime in the sham presidential election particularly that the loss was inflicted on the regime by the Campaign Calling for Justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre, and the end of the era of US appeasement of the regime, have created a situation which marks a phase of defeat and deadlock for the regime.
The expansion of popular protests in Iran, taking place every day in Tehran, Ahwaz and elsewhere, is among the outcomes of this new phase. Most social sectors participate in this new stage of resistance and protest, including those whose savings have been plundered by credit institutes affiliated with Khamenei or the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), workers, teachers, nurses, retirees, government employees, university students and graduates, hospital personnel, high school students, unemployed youths seeking jobs, farmers, and the disgruntled people who form human chains along the Karoon River or Zayandehrood and protest the drying up of rivers and air pollution, as well as political prisoners who go on hunger strike and pay the price of their protest with their lives and health.

What is their demand?
They demand their trampled rights. They protest discrimination and constant humiliation, incessant stealing of their savings and deposits, agonizing poverty and being deprived of the most basic needs of living. All these protests and demonstrations, however, ultimately translate into a single demand which is the overthrow of the mullahs’ religious dictatorship. As long as the mullahs hold the reigns of destruction, none of the Iranian people’s demands could be met.

This goal is both possible and within reach.
Today, the highest officials of the clerical regime say they there are six super-challenges in the Iranian economy. They also say that no enemy could do what has been already done to the country’s natural resources and environment.
They also confess that the regime has destroyed the country’s oil, gas, water, soil, jungles, air and rivers. Yes, the regime is plagued with destruction and corruption and worst of all is its political situation. The mullahs are at an impasse.
To continue their reign, they need belligerence and terrorism in the region and the continued crimes and depravity of the IRGC. But this belligerence and terrorism have now put the regime and the IRGC in dire straits.
Khamenei and Rouhani are upset with the United States’ new Iran policy most of all because it has laid bare the weakness and frailty of their regime before the people of Iran. The fact that Rouhani and his Foreign Minister have set aside their moderation theatrics to defend the IRGC and officials such as Raissi who was among the leading perpetrators of the 1988 massacre, is because they want to close their ranks against the people of Iran and protect the regime. Nevertheless, they are not able to rein in the regime’s fatal predicaments.
For more than three decades, the ruling mullahs have chanted anti-American slogans and at the same time benefitted from the US policy as a political safe haven vis-à-vis the Iranian people and resistance.
Over these years, whenever the prospects of regime change by the Iranian people and their Resistance appeared to be looming, and the circumstances were ripe for a major change, Western governments and particularly the United States’ policy of appeasement went to the regime’s aid. It is therefore clear that the termination of the US appeasement policy has brought about a major political vacuum for the clerical regime. The policy which acted for years as a protection for the Iranian regime in the face of a furious populace, no longer exists.
So in the first place, Khamenei and Rouhani who sought to get through the present crisis with the help of the United States in the framework of the JCPOA have failed in this objective.
Secondly, the religious fascism ruling Iran is deeply vulnerable vis-à-vis the Iranian society and fears losing its internal and external balance.
Now, what is the main reason for the mullahs’ fear? The fact that they find themselves confronted by the Iranian people and Resistance.
If it was not for the volatile state of the Iranian society, if there was not any prospect for the eruption of another wave of uprisings like the ones that took place in 2009, and if there was not any democratic alternative such as the PMOI and the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Khamenei would not have been so concerned about the shift in international policies.
For these reasons, we believe that the policy of isolating the regime, including the congressional bill passed just recently to impose further sanctions on the regime’s missile program, is of course a positive step. The blacklisting of the IRGC, imposing sanctions on it, and fixing the loopholes in the nuclear agreement including putting a halt to all forms of enrichment, are all necessary steps.
But in order to end the previous catastrophic policies of the United States and to compensate for their damaging consequences, the National Council of Resistance must be recognized as the only democratic alternative to the mullahs’ terrorist, religious dictatorship.

The general desire today is to have the regime’s leaders face justice for the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988. The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, stressed in her latest speech before the General Assembly on the need for a comprehensive and independent investigation in this regard.
We call on the international community to support the launching of a UN committee to probe the 1988 massacre in Iran.
I must also point out to the European governments, that the Iranian people’s minimum expectation is for them to condition every relation and trade with the Iranian regime on end to torture and executions in Iran. We tell them to particularly refrain from doing any business or engaging with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Today, more than anyone else, it is the people of Iran who seek to get rid of the IRGC and overthrow the clerical regime.

By setting up 31 different corps, this brutal force has set up a killing machine in every Iranian province. The IRGC has created a criminal force, namely the IRGC’s counter intelligence to incessantly control all the affairs in Iranian society. It is the main entity importing and distributing drugs in Iran and exporting the rest to other countries. At the same time, thousands of people are executed on the charge of drug-trafficking.
The IRGC controls the lion’s share of the country’s production institutes, imports and exports, oil, gas, and financial market, driving millions of Iranians into poverty and hunger. By fomenting war and terrorism, it is the main cause of slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Syrians and homelessness of millions of others.

I must point out two basic truths about Syria:
First: If the Iranian regime did not have a significant role, side by side the dictator of Syria, in creating the bloodbath in that country, and if it was not for its belligerence and meddling in Syria, Bashar Assad had been overthrown years ago by the Syrian people and freedom fighters, and the crisis in that country would have been resolved.
Second: The people of Iran stand by the people of Syria. As they frequently express in chants during their protest demonstrations, they vehemently oppose the presence of criminal forces of the Iranian regime in Syria.
For this reason, the Iranian people and Resistance have always wanted the eviction of the clerical regime, the IRGC and its proxy militias from the entire region. This is something that would pave the way for the overthrow of the regime in Tehran.

The PMOI and the Iranian Resistance embarked on the struggle to bring down the religious tyrannical regime 36 years ago. This is the cause for which 120,000 PMOI members and combatants of freedom, including 30,000 who were massacred in 1988, gave their lives.
Those martyred on October 29, 2015, also sacrificed their lives for the same cause. They are the beacons of our times and indeed, they continue to live on.
They are the flames of hope while many are lost in despair. They are fountainheads of conviction and faith while many have failed out of disbelief and doubt. This is the message of our martyrs and the words of the freedom fighters who have vowed to remain loyal to their pledges till the end.

This is the message of the Mojahedin to the generation of Iran’s youths. Disbelief, despair, and indifference are the deadly temptations spread by the mullahs’ regime. You must crush them. Like narcotic drugs, the clerical regime spreads poisonous messages in society, such as “change is impossible”, “we cannot do anything”, and that “any effort is useless.” You must rise up against this regime and its evil spirit of bondage. You must rise up hand in hand and set up bastions of rebellion all across the country. Putting end to this decadent regime is possible, within reach and in your power.

Once again, I reiterate: the overthrow of the mullahs’ regime is imperative and within reach, and a democratic alternative is in force.

Hail to the martyrs
Long live freedom
Hail to all of you
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EXCERPT OF MARYAM RAJAVI’S SPEECH ON THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROCKET ATTACK ON OCTOBER 29, 2015, ON CAMP LIBERTY BY AGENTS OF THE IRANIAN REGIME IN IRAQ

MARYAM RAJAVI’S
Dear sisters and brothers,
Greetings to all of you.

We have gathered to commemorate 24 PMOI heroes who lost their lives on October 29, 2015 when the clerical regime’s mercenaries fired 80 rockets at Camp Liberty.

The sacrifice of these 24 heroes and your perseverance in the face of that missile attack on October 29 shook the Iranian society:

From Zahedan to Evin and Gohardasht prisons, political prisoners rose to express their sympathies.

Iranian youths posted the photos of martyrs on the walls in several cities.

Friends and supporters of the PMOI staged a demonstration outside Evin Prison and condemned the missile attack.

On the international level, the US Secretary of State, the British Prime Minister, the UN Secretary General and many parliamentarians, church leaders and human rights advocates voiced their protest and outrage.

From this point on, the major relocation accelerated.

But why? What was that decisive factor that turned everything into your favor?

Everyone knows that your steadfastness and the blood of the martyrs was the basis for this victory, which was complemented by an extensive international campaign. As such, the major relocation became reality in the middle of that subversive blockade and demonstrated the prowess of your movement.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017


US House of Representatives unanimously passes sanctions on Hizbollah
Democratic and Republican members of Congress unanimously voted through measures designed to curb Iran's ballistic missile programme and Hizbollah’s funding
The National, Oct. 25, 2017 - In a move that marks further US escalation directed at the Iranian government and the Lebanese armed group Hizbollah, US Congress took first step on Wednesday in approving unanimously three resolutions that tighten the economic screws on Tehran and the Shiite militant party.
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House Cracks Down on Iran Terror Proxy Hezbollah
House Cracks Down on Iran Terror Proxy Hezbollah
Washington, D.C., Oct. 25, 2017 – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) today issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed three bipartisan measures that target Hezbollah’s ability to finance its terror and recruit new members:
“Hezbollah is Iran’s leading terrorist proxy, and it is only growing more dangerous. It now has an arsenal of more than 100,000 rockets aimed at Israel and has become battle-hardened while propping up the murderous Assad regime alongside the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. Hezbollah has taken hundreds of thousands of lives, including American lives. With the House’s action today, we send a strong message that the United States will not allow this threat to go unchecked. These critical measures will impose new sanctions to crack down on Hezbollah’s financing, and hold it accountable for its acts of death and destruction.”
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Unraveling the global tentacles of Hezbollah’s sleeper cells
Unraveling the global tentacles of Hezbollah’s sleeper cells
By Tony Duheaume
The West has held itself back from confronting Iran for decades. One reason for this has to be the dread of an Iranian fightback, which would take the form of guerrilla warfare in a multitude of lands, including the US. This fear would have been high in 2008, when intelligence experts warned of Iranian sleeper cells poised to attack British targets, such as power stations, military bases, government buildings. There were also fears about assassination of high-profile figures, should the West go ahead and bomb Iranian nuclear facilities.
Sleeper cells lie in wait
Such a scenario would make perfect sense, as with Iran not able to match the West militarily in an all-out confrontation, the only way to effectively fight back would be through asymmetric (unconventional) warfare. One method of attack used in asymmetric warfare by the Iranian regime comes in the form of covert action in foreign lands through the use of sleeper cells. For decades, Hezbollah has been building up a network of sleeper cells in the Middle East, Americas and Europe, and should it decide to wage an insurgent war against any of its host countries, its military training would make it a very formidable opponent.
These sleepers are expertly trained at Iran’s IRGC Quds Force specialist training camps, where they master the art of penetrating civilian groups. They are also taught how to recruit volunteers to aid their cause. In their host countries, they would also have easy access to automatic weapons and explosives, which can be supplied to them by criminal gangs involved in drugs smuggling, people smuggling and arms trafficking operations.
As far as Hezbollah being aided by criminal gangs is concerned, Britain is the perfect example of a country being at risk from the terror group’s infiltration, as the Lebanese force was at one time well connected to the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), a one-time ethnic-Albanian paramilitary group. Although “disbanded” after the Bosnian conflict, the KLA was merged into a civilian group known as the Kosovo Protection Corps, while many other former members had ventured into building a worldwide criminal empire.
Stop Ignoring Iran and Hezbollah Terror, US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley Tells Security Council

Stop Ignoring Iran and Hezbollah Terror, US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley Tells Security Council
The Algemeiner, 26 July 2107 - US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley expressed frustration on Tuesday with the UN Security Council’s attitude toward Iran and its terrorist proxies in the Middle East.
“Truth be told, the Security Council often makes the Middle East more complicated than it actually is,” Haley said at the Security Council’s monthly meeting on the region. “It obsesses over Israel. And it refuses to acknowledge one of the chief sources of conflict and killing in the Middle East — that is, Iran and its partner militia, Lebanese Hezbollah.”
Haley began her remarks by affirming that the US “shares everyone’s concern about the heightened tensions in Jerusalem.”
“All parties should work to reduce these tensions, and we offer whatever assistance we can in helping to do this,” she stated. But, she added, “I am going to refrain from further comment on this sensitive issue in the hope that wisdom will prevail over emotions.”


Hezbollah Is a Branch of the Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)
Foreign Affairs Committee held hearings on Thursday, June 8 to investigate Hezbollah as a proxy force for the Iran regime.
The Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce in the hearings stressed, "Hezbollah is a proxy force to the Iran regime and in fact, the Iran deal has enabled this country to provide Hezbollah with more equipment and facilities. Hezbollah is still an extensive criminal network, which is also engaged in a range of illegal activities such as trafficking, smuggling cigarette, and money laundering."
The Chair of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) Subcommittee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen also stipulated, "Hezbollah is one of the most dangerous and awful terrorist organizations in the world. This group is also responsible for some of the most brutal terrorist attacks in the history. Hezbollah is not only the partner of the Iran regime. It is also a branch of IRGC in order to fulfill the objectives and wishes of the Iran regime. Hezbollah supports the criminal Bashar Al-Assad in Syria by sending weapons and ammunition. We cannot ignore the influence and control of Hezbollah over Lebanon and its army."
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Some Details of the Terrorist Operations of Iran Regime and Lebanese Hezbollah in Kuwait
expert said in an interview with Sky News on July 30, 2017: “The Iranian regime thinks Persian Gulf states cannot come face to face with the regime and block its projects. This is the view of the Iranian regime's leader towards the Gulf States, especially the Kuwaiti government.
Dr. Mohammad al-Sulami added: “From this point of view, when the Iranian regime intervenes in Kuwait, it thinks no Arab country can stand against it, and the government of Kuwait cannot do anything.”

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Iran:Latest report on Huge Popular Cyrus Day Great Gatherings in Pasargad&Uprising of Looted People in Tehran&other cities&Maryam Rajavi messages to the Protesters

A beautiful sung for Cyrus DAY
Maryam Rajavi

Maryam Rajavi: The vast popular move&the regime’s hasty reaction showed the ongoing confrontation between Iran’s nation &a regime,doomed to fall


Hundreds of Checkpoints Set up on Main and Secondary Roads of Pasargad, Many People Arrested
In order to demonstrate national unity against the anti-national and anti-Iranian regime of Velayat-e Faqih, people from different cities of the country started to go to Pasargadae since Friday, October 27 to commemorate Cyrus the Great. In fear of the rally turning into an uprising against the clerical regime, regime officials have taken repressive measures for the past few weeks to prevent this move. These measures have intensified since last week, especially during the past three days:


Iran Regime's Panic and Fear From the Ceremony of Cyrus the Great
Simultaneous to reports of the closure of main road leading to the Cyrus tomb, Friday prayer leaders in the Fars Province (southern Iran) strongly attacked the Ceremony of the Achaemenid king (Cyrus the Great) Day and condemned Israel and the U.S. as “sponsors” of the ceremony.
According to the state-run IRNA news agency, Alireza Siahpur, Director General of Fars Province Road Transport said on Friday, October 27, that part of the Shiraz-Isfahan highway would be blocked on Saturday and Sunday October 28 and 29, due to "repairs". This is the main road leading to the Cyrus Tomb. The ancient Pasargadae is located about 135 kilometers from Shiraz.
Meanwhile, Siahpur announced that drivers who intend to travel from Isfahan to southern Fars province should use alternative routes.
The security forces set up fences around Pasargadae, the Cyrus Tomb, to prevent the gathering of people in this place.
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Massive Repressive Measures Taken by IRGC to Confront the Huge Popular Cyrus the Great Gatherings in Pasargad
In fear of mass demonstrations and mass gatherings in Pasargad on the birthday of Cyrus the Great, the anti-human and anti-Iranian mullahs’ regime has conducted military maneuvers and massive repressive measures in various cities of Fars province, especially the cities and the surrounding areas of Pasargad.
IRGC forces and the Police Force in Pasargad and the surrounding towns have virtually imposed a curfew and have closed all roads leading to Pasargad, even the rural roads, and are preventing the movement of vehicles to Pasargad and return them.
The repressive forces order cars that are going to Shiraz, Tehran or Isfahan to continue their journey from the old way.
The Revolutionary Guards give a statement to all the cars and people who are walking on foot to Pasargad, which it: The illegal gathering in Pasargad on a fake day of October 29th has been planned by the inimical and anti-regime entity outside the country and the perpetrators will be treated according to the law.

Iran Resorts To Crackdown, Fearing Mass Rallies Marking National Day
Heshmat Alavi , CONTRIBUTOR
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.
October 29th marks “Cyrus Day” in Iran, commemorating Cyrus the Great, probably the most renowned ruler of ancient Persia.
Last year on this day a large gathering of thousands Iranians sent shockwaves to Tehran, proving to the world Iran’s society remains restive and fiercely opposes the ruling regime.
For the past 48 hours social media activists across Iran have used the hashtag #CyrusDay to post their views and inviting people to the gathering.

Maryam Rajavi
Maryam Rajavi
Maryam Rajavi

On Monday morning, October 23, more than two thousand people, whose property was plundered by institutions affiliated with IRGC, judiciary and other state agencies, rallied in front of the regime's parliament. The repressive police force using batons, assaulted the demonstrators and beat them brutally, and tried to disperse the demonstration in which women played a very active role, but was faced with the resistance of the people.
Protesters chanting slogans “cannon, machine gun and tank does not work anymore”, “death to the dictator”, “I kill whoever killed my brother”
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Maryam Rajavi Hailed Protesters in Tehran and Other Cities, Called on All Iranians to Support Them                                                    

She said, “The courageous chants in today’s demonstrations targeting the heads of the Judiciary and Executive Branch, as well as the suppressive State Security Force and intelligence forces, reflect the Iranian people’s desire for the overthrow of the mullahs’ religious dictatorship.”


Noting the chant “theft has become institutionalized under this regime,” Mrs. Rajavi added, “Institutionalized fraud along with institutionalized murder and belligerence constitute the pillars of the mullahs’ decadent regime. Ali Khamenei and his office hold the strings controlling all the depraved crimes taking place in the country. As long as this regime is in power, there will be no end to the astronomical embezzlement, poverty, unemployment and catastrophic economic conditions.”
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FOX NEWS report:
Anti-regime protests spreading across Iran, says country's opposition                        

According to a report and video from an Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), there were more than 2,000 people protesting outside the country’s parliament, known as the Majlis. The protesters who were accosted by the police shouted slogans against the regime:

“Shame, shame on the police force!”
“Death to the dictator.”
“Death to the demagogue.”

Upon police arresting female protesters, the crowd, it reported, shouted more antagonistic chants against the regime.
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More than 2000 plundered investors clashed with Suppressive State Security Forces + Videos & photos
Iran, Oct. 23, 2017 - The up to minute eyewitness report from the Monday's demonstration in front of the regime Majlis (parliament), All time local.
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Orumieh, People Set Ablaze an IRGC Affiliate Basij Force Base e Shohada’ girls’ school in Islamabad district in Orumieh (northwestern Iran), the families of students as well as the people who were supporting them staged a protest rally. In the aftermath of the protests, angry and protesting youth burned down the base of anti-popular Bassij base at the Qods Mosque in that district last night.
In fear of spreading this movement, the regime's officials dispatched IRGC forces and anti-riot units from nearby cities to Orumieh and attacked protesters. During the invasion, a large number of young people were arrested.

23rd, after a 12-year-old girl was raped at the ‘Rah-
The Iranian Resistance hailed the protesting and courageous youth of Orumieh, and called on all the people to stand up against aggressions of the clerical regime against the people of Iran, which has been much worse than any foreign occupation. It also called on the international human rights organizations to take immediate action for the release of the arrested people of Orumieh.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 24, 2017

Protest gathering of plundered investors in the city of Mashhad

On Tuesday, Oct. 24th, 2017, a large group of investors in the government backed Afzal-Toos financial institution gathered in front of the Ayandeh Bank main building in the northeastern city of Mashhad to protest the government corruption and demand their looted wealth and assets by the Revolutionary Gaurds (IRGC).
The protesters were chanting anti-regime slogans including 'the government must stop embezzlement to solve our problems' and 'the Ayandeh Bank is the center of thieves.'



Saturday, October 21, 2017

Latest news-Iran terrorist Quds force warmongering and export of extremism in Iraq

How Iran has its eyes set on Iraq oil
By Heshmat Alavi Special to Al Arabiya EnglishMonday, 20 November 
Iran, sensing the increasing international isolation, has long sketched the necessary blueprints to prevent a future already becoming very bleak. For decades Tehran has maintained this entire country and its vast oil reserves in its crosshairs.
Recent developments in Iraqi Kurdistan prove the Iranian regime’s devious intentions and should alert the international community. The government of Iraq, jockeying to maintain ties with both Washington and Tehran, has unprecedentedly agreed to redirect Kirkuk province’s crude to Iran.
This oil will be supplying a refinery located in the city of Kermanshah, close to the recently earthquake-struck region. This decision follows the retaking of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from the Kurds in the notorious shadow of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani.

Suleimani Is the Commander of Army and IRGC Troops in Syria and Iraq
Deputy Commander-In-Chief of Iran Regime's Army: Suleimani Is the Commander of Army and IRGC Troops in Syria and Iraq
The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian regime's army, Ahmed Reza Purdastan, said that Qassem Suleimani, commander of the terrorist Quds force, commands the regime’s Army and IRGC and their regional militias in Syria and Iraq.
Purdastan on Saturday, October 21, in an interview with the state-run Tasnim news agency affiliated to terrorist Quds force, revealed that the Iranian regime's army provide air support in Syria and its special ground forces are present in Syria under the control of the Quds force.
TERRORIST COMMANDER IS BEHIND IRAN'S MEDDLING IN IRAQ

TERRORIST COMMANDER IS BEHIND IRAN'S MEDDLING IN IRAQ
By: Struan Stevenson 
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The interference of the Iranian terrorist commander Qasem Soleimani in the internal affairs of Iraq has reached scandalous proportions that should sound alarm bells in the West.It has emerged that the general, who commands the terrorist Quds Force, responsible for foreign operations by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, orchestrated the reoccupation of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and many other Kurdish regions in Northern Iraq.

How the tide turned against Iran in Iraqi Kurdistan
BY: Heshmat Alavi
Al Arabiya, 23 October 2017-- Despite all the brouhaha made over Iran’s “lightning” advances in Iraqi Kurdistan, the entire scene change in less than 48 hours.
Tehran desperately needed to respond to US President Donald Trump’s lambasting October 13th speech launching a major policy shift and designating the Iranian regime’s crown jewel, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), as a terrorist organization.
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Quds Force’ extensive record of assassinations, bombings
By Tony Duheaume
Al Arabiya, 20 October 2017 - The Quds Force (QF) is the most secretive unit within the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps,  tasked with the export of the Iranian regime’s own unique brand of Islamic revolution and fundamentalism, which it spreads through its proxies across the globe.
Over the years, the QF has perfected the art of terrorism,  a tactic it brought into the world in the 1980s, which was then adopted by al-Qaeda in the mid-1990s to carry out “martyrdom operations”.
Terrorism and other subversive activities
Running a network of thousands of operatives allows the QF to carry out terror attacks across the globe.  But apart from its involvement in such attacks, its operatives also actively deal with intelligence gathering, the financing of terror groups  and their operations on foreign soil, and the infiltration of foreign political parties, social groups and religious organizations. Its operatives also engage in the surveillance of foreign government officials, religious officials and speakers to spot sympathisers to its cause, which is part of its recruitment drive to sow seeds of its revolution in foreign lands, much of which is coordinated through its special operations branches.
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Iranian regime commander issued stark warning to Iraqi Kurds over Kirkuk
Iranian regime commander issued stark warning to Iraqi Kurds over Kirkuk
SULAIMANIA/BAGHDAD, Reuters, OCT. 20, 2017  - A senior Iranian military commander repeatedly warned Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq to withdraw from the oil city of Kirkuk or face an onslaught by Iraqi forces and allied Iranian-backed fighters, Kurdish officials briefed on the meetings said.
Major-General Qassem Soleimani, commander of foreign operations for Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, traveled to Iraq’s Kurdistan region to meet Kurdish leaders at least three times this month before the Baghdad government’s lightning campaign to recapture territory across the north.
The presence of Soleimani on the frontlines highlights Tehran’s heavy sway over policy in Iraq, and comes as Shi‘ite Iran seeks to win a proxy war in the Middle East with its regional rival and U.S. ally, Sunni Saudi Arabia.
Soleimani met leaders from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two main Kurdish political parties in northern Iraq, in the city of Sulaimania the day before Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered his forces to advance on Kirkuk, according to a PUK lawmaker briefed on the meeting.
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Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Was in Kirkuk, CIA Director Confirms
Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Was in Kirkuk, CIA Director ConfirmsCIA Director Mike Pompeo confirmed Thursday that a senior commander from the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps was present in Kirkuk as it was taken over by Iraqi troops, further indicating that Iran may have had some involvement in the seizure. Daily Caller reported on October 19, 2017.Click here to read an excerpt of this report.
Iranian Resistance Strongly Condemns IRGC's Occupation in Kirkuk, Calls for Urgent Action by UN Security Council
The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) aggression and occupation and the mullahs’ regime affiliated criminal militias in Kirkuk. This aggressive act is taking place while Qassim Soleimani, the head of the terrorist Quds Force, has been plotting for it in Sulaimaniya and Baghdad and other areas of Iraq since a few days ago.
The criminal actions of the IRGC and its militia has led to the homelessness of a large number of Kirkuk’s residents and their inevitable departure from the city.
Published news reports and photographs and films indicate the presence of Hadi Ameri and Abu Mehdi Mohandes, two heads of the terrorist Quds Force, in the attack on Kirkuk. The documents and reports about these two terrorists have been disclosed by the Iranian Resistance since 90's. The names of both mercenaries are seen on the list of 32000 Iraqi mercenaries of the IRGC, with the codes and monthly salary and their bank account numbers disclosed by the Resistance in 2005 to United Nations officials and permanent members of the Security Council, especially the United States. It was also made public in a press conference in Paris. The number of Mohandes in the list is 3829770 and that of Ameri is 3829597.
While expressing solidarity with the people of Kurdistan, especially the suffering and homeless people of Kirkuk, the Iranian Resistance calls for immediate formation of the UN Security Council's extraordinary meeting to condemn and confront the aggression and occupation conducted by the mullahs’ regime in Iraqi Kurdistan.
On October 13, following the announcement of the US new strategy on the mullahs’ regime and placing the Revolutionary Guards in the terrorist list, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, once again called for the eviction of the mullahs’ regime from the region and the expulsion of IRGC and mercenaries from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan, and preventing the sending of weapons and regime’s forces to these countries.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran 
Student Pounded and Arrested for Criticizing IRGC 's Meddling in the Region
- According to reports, from the city of Sanandaj (Western Iran), a student was pounded and arrested on October 16, 2017 by Revolutionary Guards ( IRGC) forces.
The student who is called Mostafa Zahednia has been talking about Iran regime's regional policies and meddling of the IRGC in Iraqi Kurdistan autonomous region's recent events.
He was already prohibited to talk about political issues by the university's security office, his arrest has been carried out with no warrant while being pounded by the agents of Sanandaj's intelligence branch of IRGC. He has been transferred to an unknown location. No legal judiciary warrant has been presented for his arrest.
fact that all international laws and covenants ban any use of children in wars, local Iraqi outlets have revealed how the Iran-backed Hashid al-Shabi (Popular Mobilization Units) are training children for war.
180 juveniles in the village of Basheer in Kirkuk Province are being trained by the Hashid al-Shabi, learning how to use light and heavy weapons, and training in various military tactics.
Confirming such reports, Hashid al-Shabi have said their objective is increasing these juveniles’ defensive capabilities to protect themselves and the areas they live in.

Iran Regime's Iraqi Mercenaries Committing Crimes in Mosul

nightmare of human rights violations in Mosul is escalating once again. The residents are remembering how Hashid al-Sha’bi treated the civilians of liberated cities.
“These abuses have reached a point that live civilians are thrown off heights, and then they are fired upon. Aggressive measures reminding all of ISIS’ killings in Tikrit’s Spyker base,” Sky News TV Arabic broadcasted on July 16th regarding Iran’s militias.


Iran terrorist Quds force commander insists on warmongering and export of extremism
en. Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Iranian terrorist Quds force, the cross-border wing of the IRGC, said: 'Sometimes we use diplomacy to solve some specific problems which the world also insist on that. But other times diplomacy wouldn't work, particularly where there are difficult problems.'
Speaking at a ceremony marking the death of an IRGC commander Shaaban Nasiri, killed during Mosul operation, Gen. Suleimani said no diplomatic effort can do what such men are doing in the battleground.
Qassem Suleimani
Iran's hideous involvement in Iraq's internal affairs
Al Arabiya, 11 July 2017 - Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, says he believes that Iraq’s national army “is on its way to embracing ideology”.
Soleimani pointed to how this was already happening as the Revolutionary Guards “had been working around the clock to arm the Popular Mobilization militias” after its establishment.
On the sidelines of his participation in the memorial service of one of the guards killed in Syria on Monday, Soleimani said that the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist group has already provided support to the PMU militias, according to a statement published on Tasnim news agency.

Washingto n Examiner, April 11, 2017 -By Sir David Amess

To confront Iran, halt the IRGC’s commerce

How Iran Regime Is Pushing the Leads Into a Global Conflict

After taking Yemen’s capital two years ago, the Islamic Republic is now shifting its focus from land to sea.

The footage was shaky, grainy and out of focus, but the moment it captured was unmistakable. Across the water in the distance is a massive warship. The amateur video grapher does his best to keep the vessel in the frame as small waves lap the edge of his skiff. For a minute, he chats in Arabic with another onlooker. Then, in anticipation, they fall silent. Wrote Brent Nagtegaal on ‘The Trumpet’ on April 10, 2017.

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An Iraqi Army officer uses his mobile phone to film a rocket launched towards Islamic State militants

Mosul victims treated for chemical agents as displacement accelerates

Reuters, Mar 3, 2017 - The number of civilians escaping the fighting in Mosul has increased significantly as battles intensify between U.S.-backed Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, and some have been exposed to chemical agents, the Red Cross said on Friday.
Iraqi armed forces meanwhile said they had captured another district as they push towards the densely packed old city center where the fighting is expected to become tougher.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Iran-Articles&latest news about #IRGCblacklist&new US Strategy

Iran Regime's Panic Over the CAATSA Law and New Sanctions
he consequences of the terrorist listings of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and the  Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) law and the new sanctions have led to the panic of the Iranian regime.

Rouhani: Hysterical remarks against Mojahedin, defending war, terrorism and stockpiling ballistic missiles
Rouhani, president of the Iranian regime, in his speech in the parliament on October 29th, showed his anger and fear of the PMOI and the Iranian Resistance. He also emphasized the continuation of criminal meddling of the regime in the region and its plan for the production of ballistic missiles and their storage.
He said: 'We produced, are producing, and will produce ... We shall not hesitate in producing and storing any weapon me might need and using them at the time necessary to defend ourselves.”

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US expands sanctions on Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
APA, Oct. 31, 2017 - The US Treasury Department has announced the expansion of sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guards, which were imposed on October 13 over IRGC allegedly 'supporting terrorism,' a claim strongly denied by Tehran.
The sanctions affect the Revolutionary Guard's Aerospace Force Self Suffiency Jihad Organization, Air Force, Al-Ghadir Missile Command, and the Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization, according to the Treasury's press release
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Approved Legislation to Sanction Clerical Regime for Its Ballistic Missile, a Necessary Step to Confront Terrorism
Approved Legislation to Sanction Clerical Regime for Its Ballistic Missile, a Necessary Step to Confront Terrorism
Resistance welcomes the approval of legislation by the U.S. House of Representatives to impose further sanctions against the clerical regime and its senior officials for production and proliferation of ballistic missiles and views it as a necessary step vis-a vis the regime’s belligerent and terrorist policies.
The mullahs’ missile program, that is totally controlled by the IRGC, has no objective but to pursue the mullahs’ further belligerence and meddling in the region. The clerical regime has devoted a significant budget to this program while the majority of the Iranian people live below the poverty line. This program is solely for the regime’s survival and is against the prime interests of the Iranian people.

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High-Ranking House Democrat: No Shortage of Reasons to Sanction Iran Regime                A senior House Democrat has declared that new US sanctions on Iran would bring the Regime to its knees and bring them back to the negotiating table.Brad Sherman, a Representative from California, was speaking at a counter terrorism event organised by the Hudson Institute on Monday, when he said that “maximum sanctions" on Iran could bring the Regime “begging” to the US.                                     Read more

Finding a Better Strategy Must Address Iran's Dark Human Rights Record Too
While President Donald Trump's intention to not certify the Iran nuclear agreement is on the minds of many Iranians, it's not their only worry.
Countless Iranians, especially religious and ethnic minorities, wonder when they will see their imprisoned relatives, when they will get some form of justice for the cousin who was hanged, or the uncle whose limbs were cut off as punishment. They wonder when they will be able not just to live without fear of nuclear war, but also without fear of being lashed by the vice police.
Five Days After the U.S. New Policy, Khamenei Appears at the Scene
announcement of the US administration’s new policy against the clerical regime and the terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards. With a ridiculous claim that "we do not want to waste our time ... by responding to the president of the United States," he tried to conceal his fear and that of his regime from the US new policy. However, he warned the regime's officials that "we should not be ignorant of the enemy's plot and conspiracy, because there are issues whose importance is no than war." He accused “some of the officials” of the regime of “negligence” and "under the influence of the West", saying they would "be traitors to the country" if they mean what they say.
Five Days After the U.S. New Policy, Khamenei Appears at the Scene

IRGC Terror Tag Aids Iran's People and the World
Articulating a new policy on Iran, President Trump made some refreshingly poignant statements about the ruling dictatorship. No previous American president has used such blunt terms to distinguish between the Iranian people and an illegitimate regime, or to describe the multi-faceted threat that the clerical regime poses to the region and the world. The timely recognition of the Iranian people’s search for democracy is a new pillar of his new strategy.
Lord Carlile: Designation of IRGC is a welcome step, but Iran policy should focus on Tehran's human rights abuses
Lord Carlile: Designation of IRGC is a welcome step, but Iran policy should focus on Tehran's human rights abuses
I welcome the decision by the U.S. Treasury last week to designate the entire Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organisation pursuant to the global terrorism Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.
The UK, as well as the EU, should now join this effort and designate the IRGC in support of a coherent Western strategy to push back against the Iranian regime’s malign activities in the Middle East and domestic repression. This is particularly justified in light of a reported cyberattack by Iran on the UK Parliament that hit f MPs this summer.
This designation is an important step in denying financial and material support for the IRGC, a brutal paramilitary force tasked with crushing popular dissent at home and exporting terrorism and fundamentalism abroad.
For the last three decades, the IRGC has grown threateningly in the Iranian economy, controlling the lion’s share of vital sectors of the country’s economy to the detriment of the private sector.
German Committee for Solidarity for Free Iran: The IRGC Is a Corrupt and Terrorist Force of Khamenei
he German Committee for Solidarity for Free Iran, composed of representatives of federal and state parliaments, and political figures and human rights defenders in Germany, chaired by Otto Bernhart, announced in a statement their support for the new US strategy and rejecting appeasement policy toward the Iranian regime:
“We have always demanded that the issue of preventing nuclear weapons from this regime should not be separated from the aggressive behavior of the Iranian regime and the Revolutionary Guards (including the Quds Force and its militias) in the region, and in particular the human rights situation in Iran.”
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Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Must Be Totally Dismantled
The following by Frank Gaffney, Jr. the president of the Center for Security Policy (CSP), and a columnist for The Washington Times appeared on ‘News Max’ on October click here to read

The following statement was issued by Struan Stevenson, the president of EIFA:
EIFA Welcomes US Government's New Strategy Towards Iran and the Blacklisting of IRGC

The link of the full text of Maryam Rajavi’s message to the conference at the Italian Senate defending the resistance for Iran's freedom is indispensable to the fight against the main enemy of global peace and security
Trump decertifying Iran could be sign of solidarity with Iranian people
The Trump administration has opted to not certify Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA, setting in motion the exit from the deal by the United States. The U.S. Congress now has 60 days to decide if they are going to reinstitute the sanctions on Iran or not. President Trump has indicated that he has a two-stage approach, either Congress will reinstitute the sanctions or he will act and remove the United States from the deal.
The international community seems divided regarding the United States leaving the 2015 nuclear agreement. Previous administrations had been willing to work with Iran, ignoring human rights violations to achieve a supposed change of heart by the regime in terms of its nuclear proliferation. Yet, Iran’s leaders have not allowed inspections of its military sites, calling into question whether or not they were keeping to the limits of the agreement.
The Trump administration has signaled a real change in U.S. policy, which is having an impact throughout the region. No matter where individual countries have stood on the issue of Iran’s influence, it is clear that previous U.S. policy has directly or indirectly supported the Iranian regime, at the cost of the Iranian people.
However, there has been an increased pressure from this administration regarding the human rights abuses and the oppression of the Iranian people. President Trump himself has said that he is with the Iranian people and argued that Iran has violated the spirit of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The Trump administration has also argued that the JCPOA is against U.S. national security interests.
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Don't let Iran take international policy hostage
What the Trump administration must to do after announcement of the new US strategy on Iran
On Friday, US President Donald Trump decertified [VIDEO]the Iran nuclear deal, citing Iran's violation of the 'spirit' of the deal, thereby initiating the process by which Congress can vote to re-impose suspended sanctions within 60 days. #The President supplemented the decertification with outlining a broad new strategy toward the Iranian regime, targeting not only its nuclear ambitions but also its regional threats, “particularly its support for terrorism and militants.” He announced the designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity.
Spirit of the deal
Many defenders of the JCPOA reject Trump’s references to the deal’s spirit.
But this position ignores the fact that there were indeed broader intentions behind the nuclear agreement – intentions that the president is required to consider when reporting to Congress on the status of the deal.
Congressional ratification of that deal was contingent upon the president not only periodically verifying Iranian compliance but also affirming that the ongoing suspension of sanctions is in the vital national security interest of the #United States. And this is not just something that the US arbitrarily added to the multilateral agreement; it is an extension of the language used in the preamble of the JCPOA, which states that the signatories “anticipate that full implementation of this JCPOA will positively contribute to regional and international peace and security.
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Are Iranian people aligned with US national interests?
Is a good article to read published on Al Arabiya ,18 October 2017

Why US Sanctions on IRGC Are Good for the Iranian People and the International Community
Why US Sanctions on IRGC Are Good for the Iranian People and the International Community
 Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, a political scientist and Iran expert, wrote an op-ed for Arab News explaining why Trump’s decision to impose new sanctions on the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) for their support of terrorism is a good thing for the international community and the ordinary Iranian.
Rafizadeh, who is also president of the International American Council, wrote: “It is a historic development. In one of the most critical moves since the establishment of the Iranian regime in 1979, President Donald Trump has instructed the US Treasury Department to impose new sanctions on the IRGC because of its support for terrorism. This stops just short of designating the IRGC a terrorist organization, but it will nevertheless have significant and serious legal, political and economic implications on companies, governments and individuals who deal with the Iranian regime.”
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Maryam Rajavi welcomes the US policy against the clerical regime and its crimes against the Iranian people
The Opposition Welcomes Trump’s and US Policy
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh,
President Trump delivered a crucial speech today. He disavowed the nuclear agreement and denounced the Islamic Republic and the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). He stated “As I have said many times, the Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into,” He added that “multiple violations of the agreement,” have occurred since the nuclear deal was reached. He stated that Iran has “failed to meet our expectations in its operations of advanced centrifuges,” as well as “intimidated” IAEA’s inspectors.

Maryam Rajavi welcomes the US policy against the clerical regime and its crimes against the Iranian people
Maryam Rajavi welcomes the US policy against the clerical regime and its crimes against the Iranian people
Designation of IRGC, the main instrument of suppression, export of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, as a terrorist entity is a long overdue, necessary step towards establishment of peace
It is imperative that the National Council of Resistance of Iran be recognized to rectify the past disastrous policy vis-a-vis the people of Iran and Resistance
Maryam Rajavi welcomes the US policy against the clerical regime and its crimes against the Iranian people
Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, slaps sanctions on IRGC in broadside at ‘radical regime’
By F. Mahmoudi
News Blaze, July 23, 2017 - Nearly two decades of terrorism caused by Islamic fundamentalism has endangered world security.
In today’s societies and in the age of contemporary human consciousness and technology, instead of humanitarian movements and justice, why does an anti-humanist brutality in the name of Islam exist that has plunged the world into insecurity?
There is no doubt the continuous policy of various countries exist to support dictatorial regimes by suppressing and marginalizing national and advanced movements. Islamic fundamentalism emulates a wave of hatred and pessimism of colonialist policies that have led to economic, political and cultural backwardness in Muslim countries.
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NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee Member: Today's Sanctions Has to Be Complimented by Blacklisting IRGC.
Shahin Gobadi, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran comments on the designation of 18 entities and individuals affiliated with the Iranian regime for their role in exporting terrorism and in the drive to proliferate ballistic missiles and underscores that todays’ measure has to be complimented by designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity.                                                Read more





Welcoming Sanctions Imposed on Entities and Individuals Affiliated With the Clerical Regime 
Call for designating the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist entity and expelling it from the region
The Iranian resistance welcomes the designation of 18 entities and individuals affiliated with the Iranian regime for their role in exporting terrorism and in the drive to proliferate ballistic missiles. The sanctions are a necessary measure in confronting the mullahs’ dictatorship as the main source of regional crises and instability. Today’s actions need to be complemented by designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity and its expulsion from the Middle East region.
The IRGC serves as the guarantee to preserve the entirety of the religious fascism ruling Iran and is the main entity responsible for domestic suppression, the export of terrorism and extremism, and obtaining weapons of mass destruction, namely nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
A majority of the people of Iran and of the region demand the designation of the IRGC as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and its expulsion in particular from Syria and Iraq. Such a designation is a prerequisite to ending conflict and crisis in the Middle East.
Two years after the nuclear agreement between the Iranian regime and world powers, known as JCPOA, there is no doubt that the concessions provided to the clerical regime have only emboldened it in continuing its suppressive policies at home, intensifying its meddling in the region and pursuing the expansion of ballistic missiles in defiance of the UN Security Council resolutions. In the meantime, there has been no improvement in the Iranian people’s welfare in the past two years. The unfrozen assets have been used for repression at home and the massacre of the people of Iraq, Syrian, and Yemen.
A firm approach is the only correct policy vis-a vis a regime, which is the world’s most active state sponsor of terrorism and extremism. The major gathering of the Iranian resistance on July 1st demonstrated the aspirations of the Iranian people to overthrow the illegitimate theocracy ruling Iran.
July 18, 2017

Hundreds of EU parliamentarians condemn human rights abuses in Iran and Call for Blacklisting IRGC

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh,
Huffington Post, 26 June 2017 - Hundreds of members of the European Parliament have strongly condemned human rights violations by the Iranian government. According to Amnesty International, “Iran alone accounted for 55% of all recorded executions” in the world in 2016. They also called for the blacklisting of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) involved in multiple regional conflicts.
The list of 265 parliamentarians represents a wide array of political tendencies and groups and comes as popular resentment builds toward the ruling clerics’ political establishment in the context of a renewed focus on the 1988 massacre of thousands of political dissidents
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Information on Four of the Most Important Iranian Regime's Missile CentersIncluding One Linked to the Nuclear Program, was Revealed
A dozen of hitherto-unknown centers involved in various aspects of production, testing and launching of ballistic missiles will be exposed.
The U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran held a press conference to reveal information on key centers for production, testing and launching ballistic missiles by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).
The NCRI US has identified 27 other missile centers of the regime associated with Aerospace Force, including the #IRGC missile command HQ
Panj Peleh Kermanshah missile site was used for launching missiles to #Syria last Sunday

Understanding The Threats Of Iran
The interview with Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the NCRI Foreign

Forbes-Sources inside Iran report accelerating effort by Tehran to enhance ballistic missile program with many new sites 

Terrorist Training Camps in Iran: How Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Trains Foreign Fighters to Export Terrorism 
by Ncri- U S Representative Office (Author)

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The book details how Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps trains foreign fighters in 15 various camps in Iran to export terrorism. The IRGC has created a large directorate within its extraterritorial arm, the Quds Force, in order to expand its training of foreign mercenaries as part of the strategy to step up its meddling abroad

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Maryam Rajavi: The ultimate solution to the regional crisis lies in the overthrow of the 

May 22, 2017-- Mrs. Maryam Rajavi , the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, welcomed the positions adopted by the Arab Islamic American Summit vis-à-vis the Iranian regime's conduct, which has undermined peace and stability in the Middle East region and the world. She emphasized in particular the statement regarding the need to confront the clerical regime's export of terrorism and fundamentalism, its ballistic missile program, its interference in the internal affairs of other countries, as well as its destructive regional and international role. She described the stances as indispensable to ending terrorism, war, and bloodshed, and restoring peace and tranquility.
Mrs. Rajavi reiterated that the censure of the clerical regime's actions and crimes must be pursued and realized through practical measures, specifically by severing ties with the ruling theocracy, expelling it from international organizations, designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as well as other military, paramilitary and security forces affiliated with the regime as terrorist organizations, and expelling them from the region.
What is the solution for Iran?
AmericanThinker-May 3, 2017-By Shahriar Kia

IRGC's 38 Year Record: War, Crackdown, Exporting Terrorism & Fundamentalist, and Advancing the Nuclear Weapons Drive

IRGC terrorist designation & eviction from the region is needed for Middle East peace and tranquility

On April 22nd marking the 38th founding anniversary of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), General Mohammad Bagheri, chairman of Iran’s armed forces command, said the IRGC “acted as the ‘security shield’ of the Iranian nation and all the Muslim people through their presence in Syria and Iraq.”“The country would have been lost if not for the IRGC,” he emphasized.In the fundamentalist culture ruling over Iran, the words country, Iranian nation and Muslim people mean nothing but an inhumane and anti-Iranian state of the mullahs’ rule.“The IRGC is the element that should rally the people under the flag of Islam,” according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in his remarks on April 30th as he
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President Trump should blacklist Iran's Revolutionary Guard to reduce the risk of war

by Alireza Jafarzadeh-Washington Examiner, Apr 24, 2017  
n late March, multiple reports indicated that the Iranian regime was escalating its intrusion into Yemen, where Iran-backed Shiite rebels control the capital and much of the north and west of the country. Tehran has consistently denied its role, but there is a history of Iranian enhancement of the capabilities of the Houthi, whose exploits include missile attacks deep into Saudi Arabia and attempted strikes on U.S. Navy vessels.

Arizona Official Congress Passed a Resolution to List the IRGC as a Terrorist Group

At the meeting held in the Arizona Congress, the Chair of the Democrats in Arizona House of Representatives, Rebecca Rios introduced the resolution and stated that the IRGC has been exporting terrorism and destabilizing the Middle East for more than 30 years. After that, the text of the resolution was read

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It’s time to name and sanction Iran’s terrorists

By John Bolton 
New York Post, April 16, 2017 - When US Tomahawk missiles struck Syria’s Shayrat air base in retaliation for the Assad regime’s barbaric chemical-weapons attack on rebel-held territory, Pentagon officials stressed their efforts to avoid hitting Russian military personnel located nearby.
What the briefers didn’t say was that units from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps were also present at Shayrat, having been buttressing Bashar al-Assad long before significant Russian involvement.


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