Wednesday, July 26, 2017

IRGC must be blacklisted to bring forth peace in the Middle East

On the 2 year anniversary for the Iran- nuclear deal, it is proven that Iran might not have a nuclear bomb yet but they have used the money released by the deal to wage war in the whole ME region. And they have been working hard to produce a working long-distance ballistic missile that will be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
IRGC forces in a parade
There has been talking about how the «moderates» won the last (S)election in Iran but Rouhani and his cabinet are far from moderates, in fact, Rouhani was one of the orchestrators behind

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Kuwait Expelled Iran ambassador for supporting terrorist cells

On 20, July 2017 Kuwait ordered the Iranian Ambassador to leave Kuwait within 48 days.
According to ISNA, Kuwait has been under pressure from Saudi Arabia and that the shutdown of some of the Embassy’s branches is a direct order from Saudi Arabia. But the truth is far from it, the reason for the crackdown on Iranian diplomats is their connection with a convicted terror-cell containing one Iranian man and 22 Kuwaitians.
arms, ammunition, and explosives seized from Abdali Cell

 They have been exposed as spies for Iran and Hezbollah and was convicted last year after a cache of guns and explosives was found in a so-called «Abdali cell» in 2015.
The crimes of the Iranian regime does not end here. They were behind the AMIA bombing in Argentina on July 18, 1994, that killed 85 people and wounded more than 300. Argentina has held Hezbollah and Iran responsible. The prime suspect for this crime was Ibrahim Hussein Berro, a 21-year-old Hezbollah operative. Other suspects are Imad Mughniyah, Ali Fallahijan, Mohsen Rabbani, Ahmad Reza Asghari, Ahmad Vahidi and Mohsen Rezaee.
AMIA bombing in Argentina

One other crime approved by the Iranian Mullahs is the attack on the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Tehran and the attack on the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Mashhad. Demonstrators were protesting the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. The Iranian police did not fulfill Iran's obligations to protect the Saudi embassy from mob violence. This was a clear breach of Article 22 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, which took effect in 1964. The Article 22 states: «The premises of the mission shall be inviolable. The agents from the receiving state [the host] may not enter them, except with the consent of the head of the mission». In other words, the Iranian police were not upholding the Vienna Convention when they let protesters ransack and set the embassy on fire on Jan 2, 2016. 

Iranians attack Saudi embassy
On July 19, 2017, the NCRI wrote that one of the top Kuwaiti officials reported on Monday that 14 Kuwaiti citizens who have been convicted of forming a terror group linked to the Iran regime succeeded to flee into Iran with high-speed boats. These fugitives have been convicted of planning an attack on the Kuwaiti government and sentenced to long-term imprisonment. The Supreme Court of Kuwait confirmed that the leader of this terrorist group, Hassan Hajieh associates with Abdolreza Dehghan who is an employee of the Iranian Embassy in Kuwait.

It is no secret that the Iranian regime uses these diplomatic facilities to export terrorism in all countries for example in Iraq they appointed a known terrorist as ambassador, Masjedi, he was IRGC commander at base Ramezan during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980’s. Masjedi had a key role in the Quds force’s operations after the US invasion in 2003. This appointment is part of a hidden plan by the Iranian regime, they appoint terrorists so that they can commit terror through the Embassy and its personnel.

This should be a good enough indication that the Iranian regime breaks all diplomatic laws, they show no respect for foreign Ambassadors and diplomats and should receive the same disrespect from other countries. We, therefore, urge all countries to do as Kuwait and expel Iranian Ambassadors and Diplomats. The Kuwaiti prosecutors have confirmed the connection between Iranian Diplomats and terrorist cells so it should not be a very difficult choice to make. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

New U.S. sanctions on Iran, a response to support of terrorism

On July 18, 2017, US announced new Iran related sanctions. The sanctions are a response to Iran’s malign activities across the Middle East. Iran continues to support terrorist groups like Hizballah, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad that is a threat to Israel and the stability in the Middle East. Iran has maintained its steadfast support for the Assad regime. Iran has also provided weapons to Houthis in Yemen that threatens freedom of navigation in the Red Sea and the security of Saudi Arabia. And Iran continues to test and develop ballistic missiles despite warnings.
U.S. department of state-new sanctions on Iran
In response to these continued threats from Iran, the US Administration announced to day that it has designated 18 entities and individuals supporting Iran’s ballistic missile program and for supporting Iran’s military procurement or Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Today’s actions were taken pursuant to order  (E.O) 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery and supporters of such activity, as well as (E.O) 13581, which targets transnational criminal organizations. The entity that is in focus in these sanctions is several branches of the IRGC like the Aerospace who does research and development of ballistic missiles.

Additionally, the US department of the treasury’s office of foreign assets control (OFAC) designated seven entities and five individuals for engaging in activities in support of Iran’s military procurement or the IRGC, as well as an Iran based transnational criminal organization and three associated persons.

One other issue that was addressed in this report was the illegally detained US citizens and other foreigners on fabricated national-security related charges. The US administration calls upon Iran to release U.S. citizens Baquer Namazi, Siamak Namazi, and Xiyue Wang and all other unjustly detained U.S. citizens. The report does also mention Robert Levinson that has been missing for more than a decade, the FBI offers a reward of 5 million Dollars for any information that could lead to Robert’s safe return.
The report also addresses Iran’s human rights violations. Like the denial of the freedom of religion or belief as well as other human rights and fundamental freedoms to individuals in Iran.  Arbitrary arrest and detention of members of religious minorities and political activists are common as is the use of torture and other forms of abuse in detention. Iran also coerces Afghan refugees into participating in combat in Syria, deporting those who refuse to do so, and it supports militias fighting in Iraq that recruited and used child soldiers.
The report concludes with the announcement that the US will continue to aggressively counter Iran’s malign activities in the region and that they will closely monitor Iran’s nuclear activity and make sure that they uphold the JCPOA. The US will continue to use sanctions to target those who lend support to Iran’s destabilizing behavior and above all, the United States will never allow the regime in Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.

This report upholds Trumps promise to hold Iran accountable for their crimes against human rights and to hold them accountable to the JCPOA. The US will keep a close look at Iran’s ever move, and rest assure if Iran violates any of its restrictions they will have to pay. 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Iran-Ask Zarif about situation of human rights and 57 executions

On July 17, the CFR and their president Richard Haass has invited Javad Zarif, the Iranian regimes foreign minister to speak at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and meet counterparts.
The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following, including Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year:
·         Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
·         Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
·         Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
·         Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
·         Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
·         Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

poverty in Iran -street children
The problems for Zarif and his regime starts at the first goal, how can anyone expect a regime to work to end poverty when they are the very cause of poverty in Iran? The first step for the regime must be to stop funding terrorism around the Middle East and especially Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. But we all know that the regime will never abandon their proxies. The regime has just ratified the minimum wages in Iran to be 1/3 under the poverty line, that means that most families in Iran live under the poverty line.
The mullahs regime is not doing any better on goal 2, in their attempt to get fast money from petrol wells they rerouted rivers and destroyed Iran's bread basket, they turned Irans most fertile area into a desert. Large parts of Iran do not have access to clean drinking water, and it is the failed environmental policy of the regime that is the cause of the drought.
The Iranian regime will never be able to uphold goal 3. If they shall have any hope of upholding that they must stop torturing and harassing ordinary people, they must free all political prisoners, to ensure healthy lives the regime must put together a good health care service so that poor mother is not forced to sell their children in order to pay hospital bills. One other thing, how can they ensure peoples well-being when they tense to execute everyone that disagrees with their rule?

Iran SSF impound the cars of those who are improperly veiled
This regime will never be able to reach goal 5, they just passed a law that forbids women to take off the mandatory hijab in their own cars. This regime has also forbidden women to ride bicycles. One minister went as far as claiming that the drought in Iran is caused by women who refuse to obey hijab laws. Do you really expect that a regime that is capable of this ever will respect and uphold Human Rights?

Goal 9. the regime have building cranes but they are used to hang people, there are no cranes available to use to build neither infrastructure nor new buildings.

With the points above in mind, we ask you, Mr. Haass please reconsider your invitation of Zarif and respect the victims of this regime. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

'Free Iran' rally highlights MEK's role in Iranian resistance

By The Media Express

During the 'Free Iran' rally in Paris on July 1, the mood was festive and clearing upbeat, as speakers discussed the movement of MEK members from Iraq to Albania.
But many of the speakers and delegations also spoke of the real possibility of regime change in Iran, as they noted major changes on the international scene. Speaker after speaker from the United States pointed to the new policies of the Trump administration, while others acknowledged the Obama administration for its efforts to remove the MEK from the terrorist list.

Still, the highlight of the event was the keynote address by Maryam Rajavi, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) President-elect. She noted that there was an alternative to the current regime and its extremism.
"Since last July, the Iranian Resistance has hoisted the banner of seeking justice for the victims of the massacre of political prisoners 29 years ago, turning it into the main focus of political discourse in Iran today," said Rajavi.
She noted that in the recent Iranian elections, which many speakers called a "sham", that the slogan of the resistance was "No to the executioner, no to the charlatan". It was a slogan that was widely embraced by the Iranian people, and referenced the attempt by Khamenei to elect Raisi, a member of the death Commission in the 1988 massacre.
Rajavi said there is alternative to the Iranian regime and it is the Iranian resistance.
"It is relying on political prisoners, who reaffirmed their support recently for this gathering from the depth of their cells and dungeons. It is relying on women, workers, teachers, professionals, and selfless youths. It is relying on their unsparing love and generous support, those who borrow money and sell their houses and properties to help keep this Resistance independent, strong, and solidified," said Rajavi.
She noted that the Resistance has continued to fight for freedom and stood by what it has said and promised.
"The Iranian nation is proud to have created a democratic alternative through resistance and great suffering and sacrifice. This decisive asset,…did not exist at the time of the Shah," said Rajavi. She acknowledged that this left a vacuum that allowed the regime to grow and take root.
As part of her discussion of the Resistance, she acknowledged the contributions of Massoud Rajavi, who has been a leader in the Resistance, but also active in encouraging those in Camp Liberty to keep fighting and maintain the struggle for freedom.