Al-Jazeera website has published a report about the viewpoints and political activities of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
Arabic language Al-Jazeera website introduces Mrs. Maryam Rajavi as an “Iranian leader that has struggled against the two regimes of the Shah and Khomeini, and leads the People's Mojahedin organization [PMOI/MEK]. The parliament-in-exile [National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)] elected her as Iran’s President in 1993. She emphasizes that democracy and respect for freedoms must be established in Iran after the velayat-e faqih [clerical] rule.”
Saturday June 20 marks the 34th anniversary of the start of the Iranian Resistance to obtain the most basic rights of Iranians and to establish human rights and democracy. On that day, Khomeini personally ordered the Guards Corps to open fire on a peaceful protest by half-a-million pro-democracy Iranians.
From that day, the reign of terror began by the mullahs. But that day in 1981 also had a very political and strategic significance since it marked the end of the era of reformism of the clerical regime. The regime remains as ruthless and incapable of reform to the day.
More than 120,000 members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) have lost their lives in the campaign to oust the mullahs. But what has the fight been all about?
In an interview with Fox News the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran said the current regime in Iran ‘cannot and should not be trusted’ and is calling on the U.S. and world powers to recognize Tehran’s intentions in advance of a deadline on the interim nuclear framework agreement.
"Nuclear negotiations should compel the Mullahs' regime to abandon its nuclear weapons program. This is the desire of the Iranian people who oppose this program. The Mullahs need the bomb for their own survival," warns Maryam Rajavi.
"Circumstances are ripe for regime change" in Tehran, the President-elect of the main opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) told the Washington Times on Thursday.
In an exclusive interview with the Times, Maryam Rajavi criticized the current “policy of appeasement” pursued by western governments, which legitimizes the regime of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
"Through their policy of appeasement and giving concessions to the regime, Western governments have served as an obstacle to the regime's overthrow," said Mrs. Rajavi.
She made the remarks days before a huge annual gathering of the NCRI scheduled to be held on Saturday in Villepinte, near Paris.
A mojarity of members of Jordanian Parliament have demanded that the medical blockade around Camp Liberty in Iraq is lifted immediately, that residents have their personal protection weapons returned and the camp is recognised as a refugee camp by the UN.
The statement signed by 71 Jordanian MPs said: “We stand with the Iranian people and the 10-point plan of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), that advocates a democratic non-nuclear Iran based on the separation of mosque and the state, respect for individual rights and freedoms, gender equality, and peaceful coexistence.”
A leading MEP has urged all supporters of a free Iran to give their full backing to the rally in Paris on June 13 aimed at ending the repression, abuses and intimidation of the mullah's regime.
Estonian lawmaker Tunne Kelam said the mass gathering of Iranian opposition and their supporters will be strongest collective call for an end to the repression that dominates both the media and everyday life inside Iran.
He wrote on the EurActiv website how MEPs and foreign reporters were all threatened by Iranian security forces during a visit to Tehran last week.
Amineh Qaraee, 34, and her brother Ehsan, 28, who recently fled fundamentalist persecution in Iran to Norway, have a striking story. As children, they witnessed their parents’ arrest and imprisonment for supporting the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (PMOI/MEK), the main moderate Muslim group opposed to Khomeini’s theocratic rule.
Raymond Tanter, a professor of political science at Georgetown University and a former staff member of the US National Security Council writes today in The Hill about the Qaraee’s experiences and why most Iranians are opposed to the Tehran regime obtaining nuclear weapons.
(Media Advisory- June 10, 2015) - The organizing committee for the June 13 Paris rally for Iran freedom announced on Wednesday that 15 Nobel laureates have expressed their support for the gathering and its objectives in a joint statement.
According to the committee, the individuals earned Nobel prizes in the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry, and economics between 1979 and 2012.
On Tuesday it was announced that more than 600 dignitaries from more than 60 countries have confirmed their plans to attend the June 13 gathering in Paris.
NCRI - Over 50 Jordanian lawmakers have backed a statement supporting the joint Arab campaign against the Iranian regime’s aggressions in Yemen and welcoming support for the Iranian Resistance as a force to change the regional balance in favor of peace and security.
On the eve of the Iranian Resistance’s annual grand gathering in Paris, 51 Jordanian MPs signed the “Statement of joint action of Arab countries against the occupation and aggression of Iranian regime in Yemen”.
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