NCRI - When you stay silent in situations of oppression, you are tacitly siding with the oppressor. That is why the US must intervene in the Iran protests, in which at least 50 have died, that has been raging for almost two weeks now.
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hit the nail on the head last Friday, when she addressed an emergency meeting of the Security Council to discuss the protests and said: "Human rights are not the gift of governments; they are the inalienable rights of the people themselves."The Iranian Regime has responded to the nationwide protests by arresting 3,700 peaceful protesters and threatening them with the death penalty and by cutting off the people’s access to internet services so that they cannot communicate to each other or the outside world. This infringes on the right to freedom of speech, the right to peaceful protest, and the right to not be subjected to cruel and unusual punishment.
NCRI - In support of recent protest rallies in the country, Iran’s independent labor unions have issued joint statements to condemn regime’s dealing with protesters.
The five independent formations -- Free Labor Union of Iran, Kermanshah Electrical and Metal Workers Labor Union, Alborz Province’s Painters Syndicate, Association of Defenders of Workers’ Rights, and the Committee Pursuing Formation of Labor Unions in Iran -- have issued a joint statement, condemning regime’s killing of more than 20 protesters as well as arrest of close to 2000, including 100 students, in different cities across the country.
NCRI - To organise the ongoing protests and anti-government demonstrations in Iran, the people have been using social media. It has enabled the people to arrange protests and to share information.
The most popular application that is used is called Telegram and it has been said that more than 50 percent of the population has used it. It is a messaging application that is simple to use and the people can share videos and information. The service is encrypted.
Press Release 01.09.18
Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 676, authored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), which supports the people of Iran engaged in legitimate and peaceful protests, condemns the Iranian regime’s human rights abuses and urges the administration to use targeted sanctions to respond to the regime’s ongoing human rights violations.
On the House floor prior to the vote, Chairman Royce delivered the following remarks (as prepared for delivery):
NCRI - The president-elect of the Iranian Resistance has written a powerful piece for the Wall Street Journal explaining why the current wave of protests in Iran are completely different from the 2009 protests about the rigged re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Maryam Rajavi, the leader of Iranian opposition coalition the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), wrote: “Then, the cause was a rift within the regime. Now, the people are demanding an end to the regime.”
NCRI - The unrest within the country has become the most important challenge the Iranian regime is facing. Over the past year there have been major protests over the economy, unemployment, and corruption, but no one was prepared for the spontaneous combustion that occurred on December 28 in Mashhad, Iran’s second-largest city.
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, January 6, Despite subzero temperatures today, hundreds of Iranian Americans held their second rally outside the White House in as many weeks to express solidarity with nationwide protests against the clerical regime in Iran.
NCRI - In order to crush the Iranian Regime and support the people of Iran, we need to target their most valued export- oil- and cut international prices beyond what they can afford.
There are massive anti-regime protests taking part in Iran right now. It started over a sharp increase in food prices in Mashad and grew into a national protest about everything that is wrong with the Regime- and that’s a lot.
NCRI - The protests in Iran are now firmly into their second week and they are showing the cracks in the foundation of the Iranian Regime. Like all dictatorships, the Iranian Regime is set to fall because they don’t have the will of the people behind them.
This does not mean that the Iranian people need to overthrow their Regime without outside help; many nations around the world have had help casting off their oppressors, like the French helping the burgeoning US to fight off the British.
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, On January 6, 2018 / Despite subzero temperatures, hundreds of Iranian Americans held their second rally outside the White House in as many weeks to express solidarity with nationwide protests against the clerical regime in Iran. Mrs. Rajavi the president elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran sent a video message to this rally, the following is full text of the message:
Fellow freedom-loving compatriots, honorable dignitaries,
NCRI - An Iranian regime’s political analyst acknowledges that Iranian protesters are disappointed in the country’s so-called moderates and disgusted by regime’s president Hassan Rouhani.
In response to Ali Shamkhani, secretary of regime’s Supreme National Security Council, claiming that the country’s ongoing protests are ignited by foreigners, regime’s political expert Sadegh Zibakalam has written a letter, writing “I was surprised by your comments, attributing protests to Saudis. I was not aware that Saudi Arabia is so powerful that it can take thousands of Iranian youth in the country’s small and big cities to the streets. I was however more sorry than surprised by your comments.”
NCRI - Iranian regime’s deputy Labor Minister had said that there are two million hungry people in the country. A really shocking figure, says a regime’s MP.
Member of regime parliament’s Social Affairs Committee believes that with this many people suffering hunger, the total number of country’s deprived people should be much higher.
State-run IRNA news agency has reported on a meeting titled ‘The 2018 Budget: will it increase or reduce poverty?’, in which regime’s deputy Labor and Social Welfare Minister Ahmad Maydari said “according to domestic and international estimates, between two to four percent of Iranian people suffer extreme poverty, meaning they can’t afford to feed themselves, something also referred to as violent poverty.”
A.P. TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian media is reporting that a magnitude 5.1 earthquake has jolted the country's western province of Kermanshah.
Semi-official ISNA news agency says the temblor rocked the Kurdish town of Sarpol-e Zahab, about 520 kilometers, or 320 miles, west of Tehran on Saturday.