Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The message of Iran uprising and the ultimatum of Trump

By start of new wave of Iranian people uprising in 142 cities, all political researchers are following the new changes in political stage and in the middle east
this article by @shahriarkia in @DailyCaller  is the best for getting a true view of what is going on in the next months

Regime Change Is Coming In Iran

As the ultimatum begins in regards to demands made by U.S. President Donald Trump to make a final decision on the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), we are a witnessing a wave of tensions and grave concerns inside the Iranian regime.

The parallel nature of this ultimatum with the nationwide uprising aiming to overthrow the Iranian regime, beginning on December 28 and continuing to this day, is bound to place Tehran before a major impasse.
In contrast to previous encounters when Tehran considered such challenges as bluffs, this time around Iranian regime officials are revealing their fears and taking these threats “very seriously.”
President Trump also upped the ante in his stand-off with Iran, vowing US support for street protests against Tehran’s clerical regime.
“America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom,” he declared.
The question is what solutions lay before Tehran? Can the regime surpass this crisis? How will the international community support the nations of Iran and the entire region in realizing true and lasting peace?

Monday, February 5, 2018

The future of Iran's uprising ,Concerns and Reactions

Iran's Future, In Its Own Words
By +Heshmat Alavi 

On the very sensitive subject of how Iran plans to confront ongoing protests, described by some as an uprising, all the while attempting to resolve the very issues engulfing the ruling regime, there are critical concerns raising from various voices within.
And considering U.S. President Donald Trump's powerful State of the Union message, underscoring "America stands with the people of Iran in their courageous struggle for freedom," the stakes at hand in the months ahead for Tehran are extremely high.
Iran uprising 2018
Iran's state-linked media are a good source, shedding significant and noteworthy light on the seemingly obscure nature of the Iranian regime.

The common tone heard in all such messages is hopelessness. Those loyal to the faction of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei see the solution in sacking the regime's president, Hassan Rouhani.
Arguments from the other side of the aisle in Tehran's politics rely on warning the Khamenei camp that such a scenario will not end the regime's escalating quandaries. This is only the beginning and there is no stopping this train, adding the entirety of this regime is in the crosshairs.
There are those who believe dark days await those sitting on the throne in Tehran, speaking of future uprising waves. Providing no solutions, their words can mean nothing but succumbing to an inevitable downfall.
"Those who have continuously spread despair and anxiety through their platforms in state TV/radio and Friday prayers (in reference to the Khamenei camp) seek to portray Rouhani as incompetent. They issue and chant slogans of 'Death to Rouhani,' failing to answer the inescapable question of who after Rouhani. The answer is obvious: surpassing Rouhani means overcoming the government, reaching the very principle of our state, and finally surpassing the Islamic Republic itself," according to the Tadbir24 website, known for its affiliation to the Rouhani camp.
Interesting is how this piece considers Rouhani a synonym of the ruling state or at least the velayat-e faqih regime's last chance of survival, warning surpassing Rouhani is tantamount to the end of the clerical rule altogether.
Protesters in the streets, however, are crystal clear in their intentions and how they view the overall regime apparatus. Chanting "Death to Rouhani," "Death to Khamenei," and most interestingly, "Reformists, principalists, end of story," the Iranian people are demanding sweeping changes, accepting nothing short of regime change. This ends Iran's scheme of portraying a system established on two parties of conservatives and reformists.
Reformists, principalists, end of story

"The issue at hand is not limited to merely surpassing Rouhani. More grave ends may be awaiting us," according to the Jamaran website, explaining how these protests are raising eyebrows across the board amongst senior Iranian officials.
"Let us be frank: Taking into consideration the current heading, our destination will be nothing but all out ruin," according to the Asr Iran website, another Rouhani camp mouthpiece.
"The society has become a cradle for numerous crises that will surface in other forms (read in further nationwide protests)," according to Rouhani's economic advisor Hossein Zaghfar.
Warnings of other crises in the making and Iran anticipating further calamities are indicating signs of Iran's ruling elite understanding very well there the harsh reality of these protests' refusal to ever melt down.
To add insult to injury for the mullahs, the brave Iranian people are showing how the regime's crackdown machine no longer enjoys its previous teeth. For forty years the clerical regime has been relying on this entity to remain intact and in power. Scenes of protesters tearing down Khamenei posters and attacking sites of the Revolutionary Guards Basij paramilitary force, parallel to a wave of Basij members burning their IDs and credentials, speak for themselves.
Iran's protests will continue despite the fact that authorities killed 53 protesters and sent over 8,000 others behind bars, reports indicate.
The Iranian people are proving to the world over their objective of seeking regime change and establishing a republic based on democratic values rightfully cherished by most of today's countries.
History shows those movements presenting a specific alternative to the ruling state have a far better chance of realizing victory for the people. A leading entity with a publicized plan for the future and the courage that the populace can rely on.
The time has come to set aside the "reformist" mirage in Iran. For decades, Maryam Rajavi, as President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, is providing the sole, realistic alternative for Iran with a ten-point plan that enjoys the support of thousands of elected officials across the globe.
For starters, however, there are certain duties and obligations before the international community:
•Demand the release of all recently arrested protesters & political prisoners.
•Provide free internet access to all of Iran to allow activists report the truth about this regime, unfortunately, cloaked by mainstream media.
•Continue cutting off Iran's access to the global financial system. This will deprive the IRGC of the financial sources it desperately needs to continue its slate of domestic and foreign belligerence.
This is a noble launch of standing shoulder to shoulder with the Iranian people in "their courageous struggle for freedom."

Monday, October 30, 2017

Asma Jahangir’s dim report on the horrendous human rights violations in Iran

By Zohair Ahmad
Earlier this year the special rapporteur on  human rights in Iran, Asma Jahangir delivered a dim report about all the violations committed in Iran and for the first time she mentioned the 1988 massacre of political prisoners by the Iranian regime, she also called for the assembly of a committee to investigate the Massacre and to bring the culprits to justice. 

Asma Jahangir UN special rapporteur on  human rights in Iran

As expected the Iranian regime was trying to cover up their crimes by making accusations against the UN special rapporteur claiming that all crimes were fabricated and accused her of being totally political against Iran. He claimed that all minorities in Iran are allowed to have activities unless they are harmful to Iranian society ( read the clerical regime). He also added that “we denounce the appointment of the country-specific Rapporteur …., no country should change its way of life because of western dictation” Mr. Hassaninejad seem to forget that murder is not a way of life, it is a crime. And any regime that legitimate murder like the 1988 massacre must be prosecuted and sentenced in an independent court of law. 
In her report, Jahangir expressed concern over the rate of executions in Iran. Reports indicate that at least 435 persons have been executed in the first half of 2017. At least 4 of them was children. And 86 children are on death row, this is the known cases, the actual figure might be higher. 

Mrs. Jahangir asked for a withdrawal of the death sentence that has been issued to the imprisoned teacher Mr. Taheri, she also called for his unconditional release. 
The massacre of 1988 in Iran was addressed as a crime against humanity and the Rapporteur added that the persecution of ordinary Iranians based on their political beliefs is not a recent phenomenon but is well ingrained in the Iranian regime’s DNA. She added that in 1988 the regime slaughtered more than 30 000 political prisoners in just a couple of months, the regime buried the victims in mass graves and tried to cover up the crime, to hide it from the rest of the world. 
 The rapporteur stressed that despite the recent acknowledgments of the genocide from the highest- ranking members of the regime, the international community has still been largely silent and this silence must end.  Jahangir said that the families of the victims have a right to remedy, reparation and the right to know the truth about these events and the fate of their loved ones without reprisal.
She repeated her call upon the government to ensure that a thorough and independent investigation into these events is carried out. 
Jahangir also paid tribute to the many human rights defenders who have risked their lives to speak to her about the situation in Iran. 
We will join Jahangir in her call to bring justice to the victims of the 1988 Massacre and we would like to urge the UN to assemble an inquiry committee to investigate the massacre.
 We might never know the exact number of victims of this hideous crime but we will continue our quest to bring the culprits to trial. And to get justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the phoenix of the Iranian resistance

By Zohair Ahmad
Since she joined the Iranian resistance more than 40 years ago, Maryam Rajavi has become the phoenix that has united the different organizations that the Iranian resistance is made up of. 
She was born into a middle-class family. She and her siblings, a brother, and two sisters were a part of the MEK, first during the reign of the Shah,(1973-1979) later under the rule of the Mullahs. Her Brother Mahmoud is a veteran member of the MEK and was a political prisoner during the Shah’s regime. Her sisters were both killed, her older sister Nargez by the Savak (the security police of the Shah)in 1975, and Massoumeh was killed by the mullahs regime in 1982, she was pregnant at the time. Maryam Rajavi was running for a seat in the parliament in 1980 but was a victim of an election fraud by the mullahs, a conduct the mullahs have continued up until this years election.
In 1993, during its plenary session, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a coalition whose members include a number of Iranian opposition organizations and prominent personalities, elected Mrs. Rajavi as the President-elect for the period of transitioning power to the Iranian people. In these days we celebrate the anniversary of the election. 

As the president-elect of the NCRI Mrs. Rajavi has mounted an extraordinary political, social, cultural and ideological challenge to the ruling mullahs in Iran. Under her leadership, women of the resistance have obtained equality to men. Many women in the NCRI hold key positions in the organization and Half of the NCRI members are women. All of this has been made possible under the rule of Maryam Rajavi.
Maryam Rajavi president-elect of Iranian resistance

The very fact that the NCRI elected a female president has been a major problem for the mullahs in Tehran, they do not recognize women as equal persons compared to men. In the eyes of the mullahs regime, women are worth half of that of a man, and a woman must obey her husband, she can not do anything without the approval of her husband. 

Mrs. Rajavi has published 3 books on the subject of women’s role in Islam “Islam, women and equality.”  “Women, the force for change.”  And “Women against fundamentalism”. 
As early as in 1994, in a speech in Oslo City Hall, Mrs. Rajavi warned about the octopus of the religious tyranny and Islamic fundamentalism whose heart beats in Tehran. 
In  December 2004, at a speech in EU parliament, she proposed the third option for Iran. The two first was to compromise with the mullahs and the second was overthrowing of the mullahs by a foreign war, none of these options are optimal so she proposed a third option where the change in Iran comes from the people and the Iranian resistance. 
Mrs. Rajavi has become the beacon of hope for all Iranians that are working for a free and democratic Iran, the people of Iran know that under the leadership of Mrs. Rajavi this can be the future Iran, but they also know that an overthrow of the mullahs is a must. And the Iranian people know that Mrs. Rajavi will lead them well towards freedom. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Newt Gingrich: The National Council of Resistance of Iran has a tremendous potential

By Zohair Ahmad
On October 20th, 2017 during a National Press Club Luncheon entitled New US policy: The way forward. Gingrich delivered a powerful speech where he praised President Trump’s decision to decertify the JCPOA nuclear deal and condemning the Iranian regime and its ideological arm, the IRGC. 

Newt Gingrich speaks in National Press Club
He stated that in his opinion the President made the right decision regarding the JCPOA, the very fact that he did not recertify the JCPOA show that the President is on the right path. He did not break out of the agreement. But he communicated that the agreement was vulnerable. 
Regarding the JCPOA, the former house spokesman noted that this is in the end about a dictatorship which defined in its very constitution that it is a revolutionary regime with global aspirations. He added that this is about a regime which just three weeks ago when parliament passed a defense bill chanted “Death to America”.  Gingrich described the regime as a dictatorship with the façade of democracy, he added that it would be in the best interest of the US to find a way to replace the dictatorship.
A briefing with Newt Gingrich, the former US house spokesman

Gingrich expressed his support for the National Council of Resistance of Iran, the NCRI. He stated that the NCRI has been the best source of information on the Iranian nuclear program. He added that the NCRI President-Elect Maryam Rajavi has done an amazing job of leading an organization through a very long, very difficult period. He expressed hope that at some point in the near future that Mrs. Rajavi would be invited to the United States and to have both the chance to meet with American leaders in Washington, but also to tour across the country. He added that Mrs. Rajavi is one example of a symbol of resistance to the dictatorship that would have a huge impact across the country. 
Gingrich concluded his speech by expressing his “strategic optimism” for Iran, he stated that we have an enormous amount of work ahead of us, but he thinks it is doable and the tide of history is with freedom, we will get stronger and they will get weaker he said. 
We have high hopes that the American President will be firm on his change of policy regarding the dictatorial regime of Iran and that he will show his support for the will of the Iranian people, a regime change. Only then can we bring the armed conflicts in the middle east to an end. It is a known fact that the Iranian resistance will remove the nuclear facilities from Iranian soil entirely, they are aspiring for a nuclear-free Iran. So the best solution to the Iranian nuclear threat would be to remove the mullahs from power and to insert a democratically elected government.