A group of members of the European Parliament, who were among the signatories to the joint declaration by 220 Euro MPS who expressied support for democratic change in Iran, issued a statement rebuking the regime’ foreign ministry’s unusual reaction and its claims that such a text never existed.
Below is the text of Press Released by the MEPs in response to the Iranian regime’s foreign ministry:
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s henchmen executed two women prisoners on May 30 in Qerchak Prison in Varamin. One of the victims, Fatemeh Mehrabani, 39, married with two children, had spent five years in Iranian regime’s prisons before execution. Prior to their execution, the two had been transferred to solitary confinement on May 30.
Yesterday’s Paris conference on ISIS, which was held on the initiative of Laurent Fabius, the French Foreign Minister, has two distinctive features: first, Tehran’s regime was not invited to the conference. This is while the ruling mullahs in Iran tried hard to participate in the conference, and which had the support of Iraqi government and of some coalition members.
Second, the conference focused on the need for national reconciliation in Iraq, real participation of the Sunnis and arming Sunni tribes as well as the accountability of the Iraqi government, because the necessary steps had not been taken in this regard (See 11-point, final statement of the conference).
Speaking to Simay-e Azadi TV ahead of the major gathering of the Iranian opposition in Paris on June 13, former US Congressman Patrick Kennedy said any negotiations should lead to the theocratic dictatorship in Tehran being replaced by the 'brighter future' offered by Iranian Resistance leader Maryam Rajavi.
He said: The West's nuclear deal must be 'airtight' and include snap inspections and complete oversight of the regime's facilities, Kennedy said.
A brother and sister who fled Iran after persecution by the theocratic regime have urged all supporters of a free Iran to back the major gathering of the opposition in Paris on June 13.
Amineh and Ehsan Qaraee saw their family members and arrested and tortured before they escaped to Europe to join the Iranian Resistance.
Two Iranian women both jailed for more than a decade in Iran for anti-government views must be released immediately, Amnesty International has demanded.
Cartoonist Atena Farghadani has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison, and Atena Daemi to more than a decade in prison, both on charges of 'peaceful activism' that are in breach of their rights to free expression and association, the human rights body said.
Argentinian police have been harshly criticised after the release of a video showing officers working without latex gloves at the scene of the controversial murder of Alberto Nisman.
The footage, which contains numerous other irregularities, shows 'how things should not be done', according to Ernesto Duronto, vice president of Argentina's association of forensic experts.
Nisman was found dead in a pool of blood in his apartment on January 18, the day before he was due to reveal a secret deal to cover up the role of officials of the Iranian regime in the deadly 1994 car bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires.
The Iranian regime has increased its stockpile of nuclear fuel by around 20 per cent during the negotiations with six world powers, according to the latest report by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The fuel stocks have grown by roughly 20 percent over the past 18 months and have not been “frozen” during that period.
US officials had argued that the Iranian regime’s uranium enrichment program was effectively frozen after an interim agreement in November 2013.
The closer we get to the June 30 nuclear deadline for a comprehensive deal between the Iranian regime and the P5+1, the more vivid becomes the actual objectives of mullahs in the nuclear talks and the nature of their tactics and concurrently the mullahs’ impasse is also made bare.
In its last report of 29 May 2015, IAEA declared Iranian regime’s lack of cooperation with the investigations into the possible military dimension (PMD) of Iran’s nuclear activities that have reached an stalemate.
NCRI - The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi described the unprecedented escalation of arbitrary, mass executions across Iran, as an indication of the ruling regime's despair in the face of irremediable social and political crises, also its fear of broad-based social discontent.
She said: The leaders of Iran’s ruling religious fascism are trying in vain to prevent escalation of popular protests and outpour of public outrage by resorting to ever more brutal repression to prevent the regime’s downfall.Mrs. Rajavi expressed sympathy with the families of the victims, sixteen of whom were executed only yesterday in Qezel-Hessar and Oroumieh prisons. She called on Iran’s brave youths, and public in general, to rise up and aid these families and protest the mullahs’ unbridled barbarism.