NCRI - At the prospect of a re-writing of US foreign policy towards Iran following Donald Trump's presidential election victory, the Iran lobby in Washington has got to work reports Independent Journal Review(IJR.)
Trita Parsi, founder of the lobby group, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and a "vitriolic" critic of Trump, writing in Foreign Policy, claimed that the US could not unilaterally alter the nuclear deal with Iran which lifted some sanctions on the regime. This is false. He also claimed that unhappiness with the deal could lead to Hassan Rouhani’s defeat in next year’s presidential elections. This is to be welcomed given his human rights record.
NCRI - Families of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK/PMOI) martyrs and political prisoners, supporters of (MEK/PMOI), in Tehran, Shahrekord, Tabriz and Mashhad issued statements in support of the political prisoner, Maryam Akbari Monfared... and called for her immediate and unconditional release.
Excerpts of the statement by families of MEK/PMOI martyrs in Mashhad:
On Saturday, 19 November, the Anglo-Iranian community including supporters of the Iranian Resistance, the NCRI and human rights activists will highlight and condemn the alarming rate of executions in Iran at a rally in Trafalgar Square.
The participants will also urge the British government to support the International Campaign for Justice by taking appropriate steps on the international level to bring the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran to justice.
NCRI - The Iranian opposition (National Council of Resistance of Iran) has asked the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to expel Iran from that body. The NCRI’s foreign affairs committee chair Mohammad Mohadessin said that he has sent a letter to the FMs of the OIC’s executive committee who had a meeting in Jeddah yesterday, condemning firing a missile to the holy city of Mekka, the ultimate holy place of 1.7 billion Muslims, and stating that the attack has been carried out by the direct order of Khamenei and under the supervision of the Quds Force which once again proves that the ruling regime of Mullahs in Iran is not going to stop its criminal acts, desecration, aggression and sedition against the Arab and Islamic countries.
NCRI - A conference held at the main hall of the Central University in the Italian city of Sassari has been reflected in the country’s media and social networks including Sassari’s main TV channel as well as Sardegna Reporter, a website covering the overall Sardinia region, which published reports on the event as well as on the justice-seeking movement which is aimed at bringing to justice the perpetrators of 1988 massacre.
NCRI - In commemoration of the 30 thousand martyrs of the 1988 massacre in Iran, a conference was held in the main hall of the Central University of Sassari to support the “Justice Seeking Movement” and to condemn the mass executions as well as the repression of women by the clerical regime of Iran.
The mayor of Sassari, the director of the Amnesty International and the Italian representatives participated in this conference. A delegation of the Iranian Resistance also attended and had a speech.
More than 110 senior Iranian officials involved in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran have now been identified. These individuals were members of the "Death Commissions" in Tehran and 16 other Iranian provinces. The identities of the overwhelming majority of these officials and their role in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners had remained secret for nearly three decades.
The new information was revealed at a press conference in Oslo this morning, organized by the Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
NCRI - The Representative office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Nordic Countries announced today that on Friday, 11 AM, it will be holding a press conference in Oslo to present the Nordic government with new information about Iran’s massacre of political prisoners in 1988. The event will coincide with the United Nation’s deliberation on an annual resolution condemning the Iranian regime’s ongoing human rights violations.
NCRI - Supporters of Iranian Resistance and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in cities across the world held demonstration and ceremonies on the anniversary of the missile attack on Camp Liberty on October 29, 2015, in which 24 residents were martyred, and commemorated the memory of these PMOI martyrs.