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  • Leaked meeting notes show how panicked Iranian regime considered stopping deadly protests: 'God...

    01/01/2018 5:39:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 1, 2018 | Ben Evansky
    Full title: Leaked meeting notes show how panicked Iranian regime considered stopping deadly protests: 'God help us'EXCLUSIVE – A leaked report provided to Fox News shows how Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with political leaders and heads of the country's security forces to discuss how to tamp down on the deadly nationwide protests. The report covered several meetings up to December 31 and was provided to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) from what it said were high level sources from within the regime. The meeting notes, which have been translated into English from Farsi, said...
  • Iran and Middle East Instability

    06/03/2017 9:48:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 3, 2017 | Shahriar Kia
    The end result of Iran’s presidential election has created further rifts and launched a more intense power struggle amongst the regime’s senior ranks. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, fearing a repeat of the 2009 scenario of nationwide uprisings, failed to “engineer” the election results with the aim of unifying his regime apparatus. Khamenei sought to prepare conservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi as his heir by first placing him in the presidency, similar to the process he himself went through. The elections, however, failed to provide such a finale and in fact prompted all candidates to unveil corruption in the most senior ranks....
  • Trump Must Pressure Iran

    02/03/2017 6:45:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2017 | Heshmat Alavi
    Iran was involved in a long slate of aggressive measures up to the very doorsteps of President Donald Trump taking the helm in Washington. This concerning pattern of escalating extremism ironically increased following the Iran nuclear deal sealed between the P5+1 and Tehran, despite many in the West arguing such an accord would rein in the mullahs. And now, a new U.S. president has rightfully pinpointed “radical Islamic terrorists,” of which the root lies in Iran. Further to the mullahs’ advantage was the Obama administration’s reluctance to adopt any serious stance against Iran running its Shiite extremist rampage across the...
  • An Iranian crowd eager for democracy in Iran

    06/13/2015 10:05:14 AM PDT · by Keyvan Salami · 3 replies
    June 13, 2015 | Keyvan Salami
    Paris – As the June 30 deadline approaches for a final nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, Iranians from all over the world overcrowded Villepinte Hall on Saturday June 13. They were Iranians from all walks of life with different tendencies, gathered in an annual meeting staged by National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The crowd wore Blue- colored shirts and stayed applauding the speakers for hours, featuring burning desire for freedom and democracy and demonstrating their desperate to topple the ayatollahs in Iran. Hundreds of figures and MPs from the US, Europe, Canada, Australia and the Middle...
  • Let's Bring The Voice of The Iranian People Into Our Iran Policy

    06/08/2015 4:48:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 8, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    If you’re paying attention to the Middle East today, you’re paying attention to Iran. The Islamic Republic has its hand in a number of regional conflicts, in addition to its long-standing support for Middle Eastern terrorist groups. And of course this comes at a time when Iran could also be on the verge of potentially inking an agreement with six world powers which would give it relief from sanctions related to its work on nuclear weapons technology. If you are paying attention to the Middle East, and thus to Iran, it would be prudent to also pay attention to France...
  • Iranian Dissidents: Iran Has a Secret Underground Nuke Site

    02/24/2015 3:51:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    INN ^ | 2/25/2015, 1:16 AM | Elad Benari
    A group of Iranian dissidents said on Tuesday that Iran has an “underground top-secret site’ that is enriching uranium intended for nuclear weapons and which has been hidden from the West for years, Fox News reports. According to the Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the complex, called Lavizan-3, is right outside Tehran, “buried deep underground in tunnels and underground facilities” with “radiation-proof doors” to prevent any leaks that could be detected by the United Nations International Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors. The revelations were unveiled during a Washington, DC, news conference by the NCRI, which...
  • Iran dissidents in Iraq, accused of rights abuses, slam UN envoy

    07/16/2013 7:57:12 PM PDT · by nuconvert
    -excerpt- "A significant number of residents have reported to U.N. monitors that they are not free to leave the camp, to participate in the resettlement process offered by UNHCR, to contact family members outside Iraq, or to have contact with other relatives even within the camp itself," he said, referring to the U.N. refugee agency
  • Diary Of An MKO Rent-A-Crowd Demonstrator

    06/28/2013 6:06:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    Kyrgyz student Alina Alymkulova recounts how she was recruited to travel from Prague to Paris to attend a rally for the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), an Iranian opposition movement in exile. -excerpt- I was in Prague listening to music online and checking news on social media when an advertisement caught my eye. It offered a weekend trip to Paris, a city I always dreamed of visiting at least once during my lifetime. The price was amazingly cheap -- round-trip by bus and bed and breakfast at a four-star hotel would cost me only 35 euros ($46). I wrote to the...
  • What’s Behind the Campaign to Delist the Mujahedin al-Khalq Organization?

    03/04/2011 5:13:12 PM PST · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Commentary Mag. ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    A growing number of former U.S. officials — both Republicans and Democrats — have hopped on the bandwagon to demand that the State Department delist the Mujahedin al-Khalq Organization (MKO) from its list of terrorist groups.I consider the MKO a terrorist group for good reason. There is no doubt that the MKO has targeted Americans, and no amount of slick public relations should erase that. During my time in Iran, it was clear that while Iranians respect the United States and have little good to say about their own government, they all detest the MKO.The enemy of my enemy...
  • Iranian dissidents urge immediate nuclear checks

    02/21/2008 5:04:04 AM PST · by Schnucki · 8 replies · 135+ views
    al-Reuters ^ | February 20, 2008 | David Brunnstrom
    BRUSSELS - An Iranian opposition group called on Wednesday for the U.N. nuclear watchdog to immediately inspect facilities in Iran which it said were at the core of an accelerated nuclear weapons programme. The National Council of Resistance of Iran dismissed a December U.S. National Intelligence Estimate that Tehran stopped trying to make a nuclear warhead in 2003, shortly after the group first revealed the country's nuclear enrichment activity. It charged that Iran had established a new command and control centre for the programme coded-named Lavizan-2 at Mojdeh on the southeastern outskirts of Tehran last April, near the site of...
  • Iran's Majlis Elections Neither Free Nor Fair

    02/04/2008 10:22:58 PM PST · by globalpolitician · 79+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 2/5/08 | Mark Williams - UK Member of Parliament
    <p>It is with optimism that I usually regard elections. Win or lose, they are an opportunity for the voice of the people to be heard, but an exception to this will be the Iranian "elections" this March. Elections in Iran are neither free nor fair. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's rise to the Presidency in 2005 serves as a striking example. Even by the regime's own pre-poll records, Ahmadinejad was not even close to first place. So how does a previously-unheard-of Revolutionary Guards commander with no proven success in politics and no pre-poll showing get more than 50 percent of the votes in an election widely boycotted by the vast majority of the Iranian population? Simple. He doesn't.</p>
  • WSJ: Group says Iran resumed weapon program

    12/11/2007 3:18:56 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 189+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (excerpt) (subscrption) ^ | December 11, 2007 | MARC CHAMPION, JAY SOLOMON
    Excerpt - The Iranian opposition group that first exposed Iran's nuclear-fuel program said a U.S. intelligence analysis is correct that Tehran shut down its weaponization program in 2003, but claims that the program was relocated and restarted in 2004. The claim, to be made public today by the National Council for Resistance in Iran, joins a broad pushback by conservative hawks who say the U.S. analysis has wrongly given the impression that Iran's nuclear-fuel program doesn't present an urgent threat. ~ snip ~
  • One-on-one with Iran's opposition

    11/07/2007 5:09:25 PM PST · by humint · 1 replies · 100+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | November 7, 2007 | John Hughes
    Provo, Utah - The head of the Iranian opposition group in exile that supplied early intelligence on Iran's clandestine nuclear program says President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has engineered a clever disinformation campaign to convince foreign experts that Iran is eight to 10 years away from developing a nuclear bomb. But in fact, she says, the regime is less than two years away from producing such a weapon, as part of its plan to "create an Iranian empire" in the Middle East. In a wide-ranging weekend telephone conversation from her base of exile in Paris, Maryam Rajavi told me that Mr. Ahmadinejad...
  • Three Iranian factories 'mass-produce bombs to kill British in Iraq'

    08/20/2006 2:22:58 PM PDT · by humint · 82 replies · 2,122+ views
    telegraph ^ | 20/08/2006 | Toby Harnden in Washington
    Three factories in Iran are mass-producing the sophisticated roadside bombs used to kill British soldiers over the border in Iraq, it has been claimed.The lethal bombs are being made by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps at ordnance factory sites in Teheran, according to opponents of the country's theocratic regime. Designed to penetrate heavy armour, the devices being manufactured in Iran involve the use of "explosively formed projectiles" or EFPs, also known as shaped charges, often triggered by infra-red beams.The weapons can pierce the armour of British and American tanks and armoured personnel carriers and completely destroy armoured Land Rovers, which...
  • Exiled Iranian opponent says West appeasing Iran(MeK Leader problem for Solana talks)

    07/05/2006 1:43:46 PM PDT · by remuk · 2 replies · 234+ views
    Reuters ^ | 07-05-2006 | Paul Taylor
    The head of an exiled Iranian opposition group accused Western nations on Wednesday of appeasing Tehran with incentives to halt uranium enrichment that she compared to moves to placate Hitler before World War Two. Maryam Rajavi, leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said she had clear indications that Tehran would not give up its enrichment activities and that diplomatic efforts by the European Union and the United States to avert a crisis were only rewarding the Tehran government's strategies. "The further they move forward, the more concessions the West is making," Rajavi told a news conference...
  • Iranian dissident rallies her followers [10,000 in Paris.]

    07/02/2006 10:47:34 PM PDT · by familyop · 11 replies · 560+ views
    LE BOURGET, France Thousands of Iranians from across Europe gathered here in support of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and its leader, Maryam Rajavi, who was recently freed from French judicial restrictions that had limited her movement . . . Rajavi's message Saturday to the crowd of 10,000 or more just outside Paris was that Iran needed neither nuclear weapons nor nuclear power but rather secular democracy . . . The national council, which Maryam Rajavi heads, has been declared a terrorist organization by the United States because of the violent tactics of its military arm . ....
  • Rally in France for Exiled Foe of Iran's Rulers

    07/01/2006 6:10:39 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 4 replies · 305+ views
    LE BOURGET, France, July 1 — Thousands of Iranians from across Europe gathered here today in support of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and its leader, Maryam Rajavi, who was recently freed from French judicial restrictions that limited her movement. Ms. Rajavi's message to the assembled crowd of 10,000 or more was that Iran needed neither nuclear weapons nor nuclear power but secular democracy, presumably led by Ms. Rajavi herself — or her husband, Massoud Rajavi, who is now presumed to be in hiding in Iraq. But the meeting's deeper message was that the Rajavi organization is still...
  • Sometimes a Picture is worth a Thousand Words

    04/10/2006 6:08:30 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 55 replies · 2,475+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | April 10, 2006
    Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the Iranian Resistance, shows photographs as she attends a meeting of the liberal group at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, eastern France, Monday, April 10, 2006. Rajavi came to Strasbourg to discuss about the increasing crisis between the world and the Iranian regime. (AP Photo/ Christian Hartmann)
  • Iranian Women and the Path to a Free Iran

    03/17/2006 5:26:29 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 8 replies · 522+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/17/2006 | Roya Johnson
    Since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presidency, the Iranian regime has increased its oppressive tactics at home. The government is indeed tightening its fascist fist around the Iranian people, particularly women. It plans to segregate Iran’s pedestrian walkways on a gender basis, according to a deputy in Iran’s Parliament. Early this March, security forces removed several hundred women spectators from an indoor stadium by force as they were watching athletes performing in the 2006 Gymnastics World Cup tournament being held in Tehran, eye-witnesses have reported. A few days earlier, State Security Forces attacked female soccer fans in Tehran after they held a defiant...
  • Monsters of the Left: The Mujahedin al-Khalq

    01/14/2006 1:14:06 PM PST · by Khashayar · 37 replies · 1,318+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 13, 2006 | Michael Rubin
    Few terrorists groups garner the bipartisan endorsement and support that Iran's Mujahedin al-Khalq Organization [MKO] has. On October 20, 2005, several congressmen and many aides attended a briefing in Congress. Maryam Rajavi, co-leader of the group and self-styled president-elect of Iran, addressed the gathering by video from France.[1] She received a warm reception. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) thanked "Sister Maryam."[2] A bipartisan group of U.S. Congressmen have signed petitions calling for the U.S. Department of State to lift its 1997 classification of the group as a terrorist organization.[3] In an April 8, 2003 interview, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman...