NCRI - Iranians in France gathered in Paris on Friday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the main Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK).
Mayor Jean-Francois Legaret, the Mayor of Paris’ First District; Mehdi Abrishamchi, Chairman of the Peace Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI); Rabieh Mofidi, central committee member of the PMOI; Ayatollah Jajal Ganjei, Chairman of the Committee on Freedom of Religions and Denominations of the NCRI; and Fatemeh Rezai, a veteran PMOI (MEK) member and former political prisoner under the Shah’s regime, were among the speakers of the gathering. Former French Senator Jean-Pierre Michel and progressive Bishop Jacques Gaillot sent video messages of solidarity.
U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, the senior Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee and one of the most prominent Jewish members of Congress, said on Friday that he would oppose President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, The New York Times wrote on Friday.
Sen. Cardin’s closely watched decision did not jeopardize the implementation of the nuclear accord, but it did raise the likelihood that the U.S. president would have to veto a resolution disapproving it this month — a diplomatic embarrassment the White House is hoping to avoid.
Beneath U.S. President Barack Obama’s "outrageous claim" that those who oppose the recent nuclear deal with the regime in Iran are actually voting for war lies a "pattern of self-deception and false hope," writes former Gov. Tom Ridge.
"This month marks the 27th anniversary of what Amnesty International has called the 'prison massacre' in Iran. Tens of thousands of political prisoners were arbitrarily executed in the span of a few months in 1988 in what has become one of the worst post-World War II instances of crimes against humanity. Yet, instead of seeing the real victims of the Iranian regime, Washington finds itself keenly in tune with the ayatollahs’ 'grievances,'” Gov. Ridge wrote on Friday in TheHill.com .
A prominent Iranian dissident group released a new report Friday claiming Iran has been working with North Korean experts to deceive U.N. nuclear inspectors visiting suspect sites in Iran, The Washington Times reported.
"Iran's clerical regime has been working on ways to conceal the military dimensions of its nuclear projects from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for some time and sought the advice and expertise of North Korean consultants to do so, according to the report from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)," The Washington Times said.
NCRI - In an online conference on Thursday, September 3, members of both Houses of Parliament from the United Kingdom, the Irish Parliament and women's Rights activists and lawyers from the UK highlighted and condemned the ongoing human rights abuses in Iran, urging the international community to speak up against these atrocities and support the 10-point plan of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi for a future democratic Iran as an alternative to the current theocratic regime.
NCRI - Activists of Iran’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), have been engaged in an extensive campaign across Iran to mark the organization’s 50th anniversary.
The activities throughout the country were carried out despite a harsh crackdown by the fundamentalist regime and at great personal risk.
NCRI - Interview with Ayatollah Jalal Ganjei, Chairman of the Committee on Freedom of Religions and Denominations of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (or Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK):
September 1, 2015
Q - How did you first come to know of the PMOI? Where did you first hear the name of this organization? And what did you hear about it?
NCRI - The mullahs' regime in Iran on Wednesday hanged five prisoners collectively in the Central Prison of Karaj, north-west of Tehran.
The five prisoners, hanged at dawn on Wednesday (September 2), were between the ages of 28 and 30.
Four of them were identified as Mostafa Akhundzadeh, Hossein Jalali, Majid Rezai, and Hamid Farji.
The fifth prisoner was not identified.
NCRI Education Committee calls for nationwide teachers’ protest on October 5
NCRI - The Iranian regime’s intelligence agents arrested three honorable teachers in Tehran and Sanandaj on Monday, August 31. Messrs Mehdi Bohlouli and Mohammadreza Nicknejad were arrested in raids to their homes in Tehran with the intelligence agents seizing their personal belongings, including their computers. Mr. Ali Hossein Panahei was arrested in the city of Sanandaj. Three days earlier he had invited people in a speech to resist discrimination and repression by the Iranian regime.
U.S. President Barack Obama’s nuclear agreement with the regime in Iran can be undone by the next occupant of the Oval Office, Senator Marco Rubio said Wednesday.
“This is not a treaty, there’s nothing about this that’s binding on the next administration,” Sen. Rubio, a presidential candidate from the Republican Party, said on Fox News’s “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday.
He vowed to strike down the deal and institute harsher economic sanctions on the Tehran regime if he wins the White House.