Iranians in Norway protest Zarif’s presence

NCRI - Iranians in Norway on Tuesday held a rally in Oslo to protest the trip by the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to Norway.

The supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) urged European countries to hold Zarif and other officials of the mullahs' regime accountable for the atrocious human rights abuses committed in Iran.

Former Norwegian MP blasts dialogue with Iran regime

NCRI - On Monday the Oslo Times reported that former Norwegian MP Lars Rise has criticized the invitation given to the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to speak at this year’s Oslo Forum.

"If the dialogue was about all the atrocities and all the terrorist acts planned in Tehran that day, or putting the cards on the table on all the bad and evil things they are executing from week to week, then of course it would be a fruitful dialogue. But to invite them as a sort of expert on peacemaking is just really shameful," he said.

Text of European lawmakers’ statement on Iran

NCRI - The following is the text of a statement unveiled on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 which has been signed by more than 270 Members of the European Parliament on the European Union’s policy regarding Iran.

The MEPs urged the EU and its Member States to condition any further relations with Iran to “a clear progress on human rights and a halt to executions.”

Over 270 MEPs denounce human rights abuses in Iran

NCRI - More than 270 Members of the European Parliament have signed a joint statement on Iran, calling on the European Union to “condition” its relations with Tehran to an improvement of human rights.

The MEPs who are from all 28 EU Member States and from all political groups in the Parliament are concerned about the rising number of executions in Iran after Hassan Rouhani took office as President three years ago.

The following is a text of a statement released on Tuesday by the Office of Gérard Deprez MEP, President of the Friends of a Free Iran group in the European Parliament:

Iran: Prospects for change one year after the nuclear agreement

Middle East: Growing and immediate threat of Islamic extremism

NCRI - Contrary to earlier assessments, a year after the nuclear deal between the P5+1 countries and the clerical regime, Tehran’s belligerence in the region has become more widespread, the human rights situation in Iran has deteriorated and the regime has become ever more closed and introverted.

Position of NCRI rep in Nordic countries on trip by Iranian regime’s FM to Norway

NCRI - Commenting on the trip by the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister to Norway, Amb. Perviz Khazai, the representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Nordic countries, on Monday said:

“The trip by the Iranian regime’s foreign minister Javad Zarif to Norway takes place amid an unparalleled wave of executions in Iran. Close to 130 people have been hanged in Iran in the past two months alone.

27 stores sealed by the Iran regime in Hamadan

NCRI - The mullahs' regime in Iran in a further repressive measure and under the pretext of re-organizing trade unions has shut down 27 shops in Hamadan, west of Tehran.

Ahmad Rahimi, the head of the regime's so-called public security police in Hamadan, claimed that there is a plan underway to monitor trade unions in order to prevent "trade-related crimes" and to promote "moral and social security" as well as a "sustainable security."

Canadian court orders Iran regime to pay damages to victims of terrorism

NCRI - A Canadian judge has ordered Iran’s non-diplomatic land and bank accounts in Canada to be handed over to victims of attacks by Hamas and Hezbollah, sponsored by the mullahs' regime in Iran.

The judgment, obtained by the Agence France-Presse on Friday, awards a reported $13 million to families of Americans who died in eight bombings or hostage-takings in Buenos Aires, Israel, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia from 1983 to 2002. Hundreds died in the attacks.

Fmr Lebanese PM Hariri renews attacks against Hezbollah, Iran regime

The head of Lebanon's Future Movement Saad Hariri Friday renewed attacks against Hezbollah and Iran's regime, blaming them for endangering Lebanon and causing the presidential void, The Daily Star wrote.

In an address from his Downtown Beirut home, Hariri told Arab ambassadors and diplomats that "Lebanon is paying the price of foreign interference in its crises."

Next U.S. president should recognize there are no moderates in Iran regime

Since the conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers last summer, the Iranian regime has carried out at least five provocative ballistic missile tests in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions, Ali Safavi of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran has pointed out. The three most recent were in early March, each followed by boastful comments from top officials, including the regime's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the ultimate authority in all matters of Iran’s foreign and domestic policy.

World community must tackle the threat of Islamic fundamentalism emanating from Iran

As the world continues to struggle in its effort to find a solution to the ever growing threat of Islamic fundamentalism, a very simple reality is very often overlooked -- and at times deliberately neglected, Shahriar Kia wrote on Friday for Newsmax.

In the years leading to World War II, the appeasement policy advocated by the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain vis-a-vis the fascist regimes of Europe forced him to declare war on Nazi Germany after Hitler’s 1939 invasion of Poland, and the rest is history.

‘Immorality’ among women is causing rivers in Iran to dry up – senior cleric

NCRI - Women’s immodest attire is causing rivers in Iran to dry up, according to a senior cleric of the Iranian regime who urged the regime’s fundamentalist storm-troopers on Friday to crack down on women for “improper veiling.”

While referring to the issue of ‘improper veiling’, mullah Seyyed Youssef Tabatabi-nejad, the regime’s Friday prayers’ leader in Isfahan, in his sermon this week said: “My office has received photos of women next to the dry Zayandeh-rud River pictured as if they are in Europe. It is these sorts of acts that cause the river to dry up even further.”

Meeting with families in Gohardasht prison with bare feet

NCRI – In an act of protest against the suppression by the mullahs’ regime, political prisoners in Iran’s notorious Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison went to the meeting hall with bare feet this week.

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