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Iran regime’s meddling in Iraq’s elections unveiled in London conference

London Westminster conference on mullahs' meddling in IraqNCRI – In a conference on Thursday in London’s Westminster Hall, Hossein Abedini, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran revealed the Iranian regime’s plots to rig ballots in Iraqi elections. This includes the preparation of tens of thousands of pre-completed ballots in ballot boxes to be substituted for cast votes. The clerical regime had also disptched tens of thousands of Iranians to Iraq to vote using false identification documents.
London Westminster conference on mullahs' meddling in IraqIn a conference on Thursday in London’s Westminster Hall, Hossein Abedini, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran revealed the Iranian regime’s plots to rig ballots in Iraqi elections. This includes the preparation of tens of thousands of pre-completed ballots in ballot boxes to be substituted for cast votes. The clerical regime had also disptched tens of thousands of Iranians to Iraq to vote using false identification documents.
Information obtained by the Iranian Resistance revealed that based on substantial financial support from the Iranian regime, the alliance consisting of the groups affiliated with the theocratic regime, had launched an extensive election campaign in various provinces. The member groups in the alliance employed many staff and set up employment centers in some provinces recruiting tribesmen to support the United Iraqi Alliance, for money.
The clerical regime and its agents also infiltrated the Iraqi Electoral Commission and took control of 70% of the executive positions in IEC. The groups affiliated to Iran ousted the employees in the polling stations and replaced them with the people related to the affiliated groups. In one such case, on November 26, they expelled employees of the polling stations in Al-Diwanieh.
Members of British Parliament from both Houses and all three major parties addressed the conference where they unanimously called upon the British Government to abandon the current policy towards Iran and stand firm against mullahs’ expansionist rulers.
Andrew Mackinlay, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons underlined the support of 279 MPs and 126 Peers to the Iranian Resistance who issued a statement on December 13 calling for the removal of the terror label from Iran’s main opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran.
In a special video message to the conference, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran reiterated that the threat of Iran’s expansion of terrorism and fundamentalism to Iraq was greater than the nuclear threat of the regime.
Mrs. Rajavi emphasized that the current catastrophic situation in Iraq which is also a threat to global peace and security, as a result of years of appeasement of the clerical regime. To counter this situation she called for three steps to be taken: Curtailing the Iranian regimes meddling in Iraq, preventing Tehran acquiring nuclear weapons and removing the PMOI from the list of terrorist organizations.
Other distinguished speakers in the conference included, Lord Clarke of Hampstead, Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Taverne, QC, Stephen McCabe, MP, Ayatollah Jalal Ganjei, Chair of the religious committee of the NCRI, Edward Grieves, jurist, Elizabeth Sidney, President of the International Federation of Women Against Fundamentalism and for Equality, Wilfred Wong, Parliamentary Officer of the Jubilee Campaign and Kerry Pollard, former Labor MP.