NCRI - The Iraqi Sadrist movement leader has accused Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi militias linked to Iran regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) of being behind the kidnapping operation in Iraq.
Muqtada al-Sadr said in a statement that putting huge military, security, and political facilities in the hands of an obscene, despicable militia group means allowing weapon to rule over people.
NCRI - Arrests in the cities across Iran have extended to birthday parties and weddings and dozens have been arrested under such circumstances.
45 men and women were arrested in a party held in a sofa factory, Public prosecutor of Qom reported On May3.
NCRI - According to state run media, on Wednesday, Mojtaba Zollnour, member of the regime’s parliament, accused Rouhani as being part and parcel of all the executions carried out in this regime, after recent revelations regarding the extent of executions carried out by the regime, and stated: “Regarding the Islamic execution verdicts carried out, which Mr. President questioned in his visit to Hamedan, he has to keep in mind that the people have not forgotten, this same Mr. Rouhani in 1980 would chant bring them and have them executed in public and in Friday prayer sermons.
NCRI - A female political prisoner in Evin prison, charged with supporting the MEK, is suffering from severe tendon rupture in her leg as she has been deliberately denied medical treatment and access to hospital by prison officials.
Fatemeh Mosanna suffered from a leg injury earlier this year and was denied access to a hospital by prison officials at the time of the incident. After months of delay and enduring pain, a clinic outside of prison has diagnosed her with chronic tendon rupture and have stated the denial of medical treatment to this political prisoner as the reason behind her worsening situation.
The fear of Iran’s senior officials and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei over public uprisings, and a power struggle escalation amongst the regime’s factions with the sham presidential election nearing, has reached an unprecedented level. Khamenei delivered a speech recently in this regard at a gathering of Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) members highlighting the sensitivity of this subject.
“If there are any laws broken or immoralities during the elections… the elections will end against our interests… anyone seeking any measures against the country’s security will most certainly face a harsh slap in the face,” he said.
NCRI - In an interview with ncr-iran.org, the chair of Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Mohammad Mohaddessin responded to a series of questions concerning Iran regime’s upcoming “presidential election”, the following is the first part of this interview.
What are the choices before the Iranian people and what do they expect?
The mullahs’ regime in Iran was behind the founding of Lebanese Hezbollah as an offspring to expand its influence in the Middle East and gain a foothold on the shores of the Mediterranean, according to a new op-ed.
U.S. National Security Advisor Lt. General H.R. McMaster recently accused Tehran of imposing the “Hezbollah model” to gain influence over various Middle East states, destabilizing the region through the process.
NCRI - The government controlled Newspaper “Sharq”, focused on the outcome of televised regime’s candidates’ debates on May 9th, and wrote: “This debate, other than making the people feel hopeless and pessimistic, didn’t have any other benefit. Following the escalation of crises in Iran's presidential election, this government controlled newspaper, in an editorial titled "do not auction the dignity off the country", warned the candidates and the regime,: “Regardless of what positive effects these televised debates might have on the presidential candidates and their supporters, from the perspective of the challenges facing the country, they have no outcome other than making the people hopeless and pessimistic.”
NCRI - Dr. Mohammad Maleki, the first Dean of Tehran University after the revolution, called the regime's elections a “puppet show" and ridiculous play. The performance of the reformists and the conservatives are only created to deceive the people. Dr. Maleki, in an interview with an online television show on May 9th, said: “What is happening in Iran, it is essentially a puppet show. It is a show, because according to them, among 1600 registered candidates, only five were chosen, who also regularly worked for the system and then they are asking people to vote for six. I think this is simply not an election.”
NCRI - Iran’s paralyzed economy in under the control of which security force?
When Hassan Rouhani says there is a security force linked to the economy which force is he referring to?
The Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) is the main entity involved in Iran’s domestic crackdown and the export of terrorism abroad. The IRGC enjoys special concessions with monopole authority in providing funds for its terrorism abroad, and repression inside the country. The IRGC’s policies also prevent the development of Iran’s all-out economy.