U.S. House votes to bar heavy water purchases from Iran regime

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday to block the purchase of “heavy water” from the Iranian regime, defying President Barack Obama’s veto threat a year after the announcement of the landmark Iran nuclear agreement.

The House passed the “No 2H2O from Iran Act” by 249-176, with support coming almost exclusively from Republicans, who hold a majority of seats in the chamber.

The Hill: Senators push tougher sanctions against Iran regime

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is rolling out long-awaited legislation to crack down on the Iranian regime.

Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) — who each opposed last year's nuclear agreement — announced Wednesday that they would introduce a proposal to extend and expand sanctions against the Iranian regime, The Hill reported.

Washington Times: Iranian dissidents call for regime change

The Washington Times published a special feature on Thursday on the major "Free Iran" rally that was held in Paris last weekend. The article said:

LE BOURGET, France — Tens of thousands of supporters of a dissident Iranian opposition group filled a vast convention hall here over the weekend to call for the downfall of Iran’s theocratic government.

Howard Dean: War criminals ‘should be treated’ as such

NCRI - The Washington Times has published a series of special reports on the Iranian Resistance's major "Free Iran" gathering last Saturday in Paris. The following are excerpts of remarks by Howard Dean, a former governor of Vermont and former chairman of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, published on Thursday by the Washington Times:

Newt Gingrich: The Iranian people will eliminate the dictatorship

NCRI - The Washington Times has published a series of special reports on the Iranian Resistance's major "Free Iran" gathering last Saturday in Paris. The following are excerpts of remarks by Newt Gingrich, a former Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives and former U.S. representative of Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, published on Thursday by the Washington Times:

Amb. Blackwell: Let’s work together for a free Iran

NCRI - At a conference to discuss a solution to the crisis in the Middle East, American politician and activist, Kenneth Blackwell assessed that those in the Western world had a responsibility to take a bipartisan approach and amplify the disenfranchised voices of the Iranian Resistance.

Amb. Blackwell recounted his teenage activism within the civil rights movement where Democrats and Republicans worked together to “reach a consensus as to what was right and to give amplification to the voices for change, voices that challenged the status quo.”

Major Arab dailies cover Maryam Rajavi’s call for regime change in Iran

NCRI – The major dailies of the Arab world this week gave blanket front-page coverage to the call by Iranian Resistance President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, for regime change in Iran during the major “Free Iran” rally in Paris that was held over the weekend.

Mrs. Rajavi’s call at the gathering for regime change in Iran drew the support of hundreds of European and American politicians in a bipartisan fashion, as well as prominent Middle Eastern figures, such as Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia, who declared their solidarity with the Iranian people and their organized resistance.

Iran regime hangs nine collectively

NCRI - Iran's fundamentalist regime hanged nine prisoners collectively on Wednesday in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran.

Three of the executed prisoners were identified as Seyyed Mohammad Taheri, Amir Khadem Rezaiyan and Saeid Ahmadi.

U.S. General: Iran regime hasn't changed its behavior a year after nuclear deal

Two days before the anniversary of the landmark nuclear agreement reached between the Iranian regime and six world powers led by the United States, a top U.S. military commander says Tehran has not changed its behavior, as five Iranian patrol boats took turns shadowing a U.S. Navy warship he was visiting in the Persian Gulf.

Reuters: Bahrain makes arrests over deadly bombing, blames Iran regime

Bahrain has arrested two men suspected of planting a bomb that killed a Bahraini woman in late June and of having received training and support from the Iranian regime, Bahrain's interior ministry said on Tuesday. A ministry statement identified a third suspect in the blast but said he had fled to Iran, the Reuters news agency reported on Tuesday.

IBT interviews former Iranian political prisoner

The International Business Times on Tuesday, July 12, published an interview conducted with Farzad Madadzadeh, a former political prisoner in Iran who escaped Iran and travelled to Europe last year.

The IBT wrote:

Sitting on a concrete bollard outside a Paris conference hall, Farzad Madadsadeh, an Iranian dissident and former prisoner of the Iranian regime, is a reserved figure.

UK strongly condemns rocket attack on PMOI in Camp Liberty

NCRI - The United Kingdom has strongly condemned the terrorist rocket attack last week on Camp Liberty, Iraq, home to members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).

Arab News: The troubles of Iran

A grand July 9th rally in Paris became a major platform calling on the international community to begin shifting its Iran policy, according to an article published in the Arab News on Tuesday.

"The regime of Tehran has no place in the future of Iran and the Middle East, and the West’s flawed appeasement policy vis-à-vis the mullahs has failed, leading to Iran’s expansionism across the region. Imperative now is unity among Middle East countries against Tehran and in support of the organized Iranian opposition, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its President-elect Maryam Rajavi," wroteA Shahriar Kia, a spokesperson for Camp Liberty residents, members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).

Iran news in brief

Maryam Rajavi in the meeting of Solidarity with nations of the Middle East

Paying tribute to martyrs of the Syrian resistance

Maryam Rajavi: Both factions of the regime failed in subduing a profoundly discontented society

FreeIran Gathering in a glimpse

Rocket attack on Camp Liberty - July 4, 2016

Maryam Rajavi meets with George Sabra- Auvers-sur-Oise, May 12, 2016

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