NCRI - Dozens have been killed and many more are missing in Iran in the past 36 hours after parts of the country were engulfed in flash floods following a major storm in and around the capital Tehran.
A shocking video clip has emerged of the moment a building collapsed earlier on Monday in Savadkuh, in northern Iran, due to floods after heavy rainfall.
Iranian opposition leader Mrs. Maryam Rajavi condoled the relatives of the floods in the capital and other parts of the country.
NCRI - In an online panel on July, 20 2015, three international dignitaries participated in an online Q & A session about the Iranian regime’s role in an inhumane food and fuel blockage against thousands of members of Iran’s main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (Mujahedeen-e Khalq, MEK), in Camp Liberty, Iraq.
The three speakers were Norwegian politician, Lars Rise; former Senior Member on the National Security Council staff at the White House, Professor Raymond Tanter; and Lord Ken Maginnis, a member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords.
Lord Maginnis of Drumglass reiterated on Monday the call by United Kingdom lawmakers on the United Nations and United States government to protect thousands of members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin, PMOI (or Mujahedin-e-Khalq, MEK), in Camp Liberty in Iraq.
Lord Maginnis, a member of the UK House of Lords and the British Parliamentary Committee for Iran Freedom, said that he and his colleagues from both Houses of Parliament and all major parties as well as prominent Middle East experts and jurists recently (July 16) participated in a conference in the House of Commons, organised by the Iran Freedom committee, to discuss the quest for freedom and democracy in Iran.
U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, issued this joint statement on Monday on passage of a United Nations Security Council resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear agreement:
"We are disappointed that the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Iran this morning before Congress was able to fully review and act on this agreement. We are also greatly concerned that the resolution lifts restrictions on Iran’s ballistic missiles in eight years and conventional arms in five years. Regardless of this morning's outcome, Congress will continue to play its role."
Many U.S. legislators and analysts are asking whether a nuclear deal can be divorced from the Iranian regime’s suppression of human rights of the Iranian people, Prof. Raymond Tanter says. And more to the point, how can the United States have friendly relations with the mullahs' regime and leave it free to continue its other activities, such as sponsored terrorism.
Last week US President Barack Obama acknowledged the Iranian regime’s "domestic human rights violations and support of terrorism; efforts to make Iraq a de facto province of Iran; support for Assad of Syria, which prolongs the civil war and refugee crisis; and destabilization of Yemen as ongoing problems," Prof. Tanter wrote in the Daily Caller on Monday.
A Majority of Americans doubt that the nuclear agreement reached between the Iranian regime and group of 5+1 countries with prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, according to a ABC/Washington Post poll out Monday.
Over 56 percent of Americans questioned in the survey support the deal lifting sanctions on Iran in exchange for new limits on its nuclear program, while 37 percent oppose it, according to the survey.
Only 6 percent are "very" confident the nuclear deal prevent the Iranian regime from developing nuclear weapons, while another 29 percent are "somewhat" confident it will do so.
NCRI - An expert briefing will be held in the United States Senate on Tuesday on the nuclear deal reached last week with the regime in Iran.
The Senate briefing is entitled: “Blocking Iran’s Pathways to the Bomb: the Role of Congress.”
Among the panelists are: former US Senator Joseph Lieberman, former CIA director James Woolsey, former deputy head of the IAEA Dr. Olli Heinonen, former US Under-Secretary of State for Arms Control Amb. Robert Josesph, former White House communications strategist Dr. Lawrence Haas, and former Director of Policy Planning at the US State Department Amb. Mitchell Reiss.
NCRI - Residents of Bukan, northwestern Iran, on Saturday took to the streets to protest against acid attacks last week on four Iranian Kurdish women.
Many women were present in the large rally. They demanded the prosecution of those responsible for the acid attacks.
The rally took place despite heightened security by the regime which sought to prevent any protests.
Four Kurdish women and girls in Bukan, in West Azerbaijan Province, were last Tuesday (July 14) victims of acid attacks by the misogynists ruling in Iran.
The Iran nuclear deal with Iran will not result in any lessening of pressure on Tehran over its support for terrorism and its destabilizing influence in the region, British Prime Minister David Cameron insisted as he sought to reassure Persian Gulf allies.
According to a report by Press Association, Mr Cameron said the UK and international allies who struck an agreement to restrict the Iranian regime’s nuclear program to non-weapon use "have no starry-eyed naivety" about the regime and would "remain as tough as we've always been".
In a letter today to the US Secretary of State John Kerry, the US families of the residents of Camp Liberty, called for his urgent intervention to avert a humanitarian crisis at the Camp in light of the Iraqi Government's imposition of further restrictions on the residents over the past few days, clearly at the behest of the regime in Tehran.
"Since July 14, 2015, Iraqi security forces have prevented the entry of food, fuel and septic tankers into Camp Liberty. The Camp is currently on the brink of a humanitarian crisis because all its infrastructure, including water supply, sewage, and cooling systems as well as cooking and kitchen facilities depend on the electricity produced by power generators. As such, preventing delivery of fuel to the Camp, would result in a complete halt to all the Camp's life-support systems as temperature rise to 120oF in Iraq," USCCAR letter states.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that the Iranian regime's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is a bloodthirsty and brutal dictator, adding that it is unlikely Khamenei will honor a nuclear agreement reached with the world powers last week.
“The ayatollah, by the way, is a mass murderer,” Giuliani told host John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on AM 970 in New York.
“We’re reaching an agreement with a homicidal maniac intent on the destruction of the state of Israel and intent on the destruction of the United States of America,” he said.
NCRI - The former Foreign Minister of France Bernard Kouchner has condemned the Iraqi government’s “disgraceful” blockade since last Tuesday of food and fuel to Camp Liberty in Iraq which houses thousands of members of Iran’s main opposition group.
Camp Liberty, located near Baghdad International Airport, is home to members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI (or Mujahadeen-e-Khalq, MEK) who have been recognized by the United Nations as ‘asylum seekers’ and ‘people of concern.’
A U.K. Foreign Office report published on Wednesday said little has changed in the human rights situation in Iran between January and June 2015 and even worsened in some respects.
Citing the European Union assessment, the report said that “in the first half of 2015, the number of executions in Iran surpassed the total number during 2014.”
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