Thousands of Iranians from across Iran and countries worldwide offered contributions to Simaye Azadi
Broad support for Resistance and Camp Liberty residents is indicative of Iranian people’s determination for regime change
NCRI - Simaye Azadi, the Iran National Television (INTV), held its nineteenth fundraising program lasting 46 hours from July 24 to 28. Thousands of Iranians from across Iran and countries throughout the globe participated in this telethon that was broadcasted live on INTV. Their contributions were predominantly made by calling 39 phone lines allocated to this telethon. Nevertheless, a large number of contributors, who had waited for hours to get through, declared their contributions through internet or social media as the lines proved extremely busy. Some of the contributions were collective fundraisings, and some people inside Iran made their contributions to Simaye Azadi through friends and relatives abroad.
Source: Aljazeera (translated to English by ncr-iran.org), July 4, 2015
Rajavi spoke at a conference in Paris
Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi said that both Shiites and Sunnis are facing one enemy, and that is the Velayat-e-faqih (absolute rule of the clergy) regime in Iran which is based on what she called extremism and tyranny and sectarian conflicts in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.
In the conference entitled "Democratic and Tolerant Islam vs. Fanaticism and Extremism" held in Paris, Rajavi stressed that Islam rejects sectarian conflict, even between Shiites and Sunnis, noting that the division between the two communities is imposed by the velayat-e-faqih in order to continue its dictatorial rule.
A former member of UK Prime Minister David Cameron's Cabinet has said that in order to defeat the terror group ISIS, the West must support the forces of moderation in Iraq and the Middle East.
Rt Hon. David Jones MP wrote in The Diplomat on Tuesday: "It is illusory to believe that allowing Tehran to take the lead in the fight against ISIS will ultimately lead to a stable Iraq."
"There should be no doubt in the West that Tehran is using its proxies to compete with ISIS for dominance in Iraq, Syria and the wider Middle East. Iran has absolutely no interest in defeating and degrading the Islamic fundamentalism that is threatening the region.
'SELF-SACRIFICE - Life with the Iranian Mojahedin is the title of new book published by Struan Stevenson, the President of the European Iraqi Friendship Association (EIFA) who was also the president of the Delegation for Relations with Iraq at the European Parliament until 2013.
The book details his fight to expose and confront brutality, human rights abuse and corruption in Iran and Iraq and he provides disturbing evidence of how mistakes, duplicities and blunders by the West led directly to the rise of ISIS and the catastrophic events that now engulf the Middle East.
NCRI - Paranoid mullahs ruling in Iran who fear that the Iranian people use the Chaharshanbe-Suri (fire festival on eve of the last Wednesday of the year in the Persian calendar) to stage popular protests against the religious dictatorship, have resorted to extensive repressive military and security measures across the country, particularly in the country’s capital city, Tehran.
Referring to the fire festival which marks the beginning of New Year or Nowruz (March 21) celebrations in Iran, a senior cleric described participation in the event as ‘religiously forbidden and warned people about ‘crossing God’s redlines’.
Paris Court rejects appeal by mullahs’ dead agent against annulment of financial allegations against the Iranian Resistance
• The Iranian Resistance demands the prosecution, trial and punishment of the perpetrators of this extensive abuse of the French Judiciary. Once and for all, an end must be put to the disgraceful dealing with the criminals ruling in Tehran at the expense of victimizing the Iranian people. Up till now, these dirty deals have only diverted attentions from the mullahs’ regime as the epicenter of export of fundamentalism and terrorism with its catastrophic consequences for regional and global peace and security evident in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon and even Europe.
• Paris Court of Appeal turned down appeal against dismissal order ending prosecution against members of the Resistance on financial allegations
• Regime agents’ attorney in Paris acknowledged that some individuals from Tehran ordered him to place the appeal
Grand gathering of Iranians and supporters of resistance from 69 countries in Paris – Villepinte:
Speech by Maryam Rajavi on Iraq crisis, meddling by and impact on the Iranian regime, Rouhani’s record in a year, and challenges of nuclear negotiations
• 600 parliamentarians and prominent political figures from five continents have come to Paris to participate in this gathering
In a few hours, the grand gathering of Iranians and supporters of the Iranian Resistance from 63 countries and five continents will begin in Villepinte Hall in Paris. The key note speaker to the event is Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance. Over 600 political figures, parliamentarians and jurists with different political inclinations from all over the globe have entered Paris to participate in this gathering and to express their solidarity with the Iranian Resistance.