07222018Sun

International Support Increased for the Annual “Free Iran” Convention and NCRI

By Pooya Stone

The annual “Free Iran” convention will be held in Paris on June 30th, just three weeks from now. Considering the nation-wide protests that swept across 140 cities in Iran at the turn of the year, when the Iranian people demonstrated their desire for a free and democratic Iran, this year’s conference will be an important component to fuel the momentum of the Iranian people, who are voicing their demands for regime change.

Maryam Rajavi welcomes Pompeo’s address on Iran deal

By Jubin Katiraie

Just a fortnight after the US withdrew from the fatally flawed nuclear deal of 2015, the new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has recognised the Iranian people's uprising and called for an international front against the Iranian rulers in his first public message.

Pompeo spoke about the key flaws in the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), including the payment of blood money” to Iran and its key members, like IRGC Commander Qassem Soleimani who is banned from leaving Iran by international sanctions.

New report explores Iran’s attempts to destroy MEK

By Jubin Katiraie

It is no secret that Iranian mullahs have frequently tried to demonise their legitimate opposition movement, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), in the eyes of both the Iranian people and the international community.

Indeed, Iran is so scared of the power of the MEK, that they consistently use malign disinformation campaigns (using fake news and lying agents) to discredit the MEK’s legitimacy, use their suppressive security forces to arrest, torture, and murder MEK members, and even pursue MEK dissidents abroad to assassinate them on the streets of Europe.

What is the structure of the NCRI?

By Jubin Katiraie

Earlier this week, we wrote a piece to give you an overview of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Today, we will expand on that with a piece about the political structure of the NCRI.

President-elect of the NCRI

Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the NCRI, who serves as the President-in-exile and will take over as President of Iran during the transition period after the mullahs’ Regime has fallen.

 Ramin Hossein - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe -  Aras Amiri

By Pooya Stone

On Monday, it was reported that yet another dual national had been arrested in Iran and subjected to unsubstantiated accusations of membership in a foreign “infiltration network.” Mahan Abedin is described as a “security analyst” and the director of the London Center for Terrorism Studies, but much of his professional work has been criticized in the West and by Iranian dissidents for defending and sympathizing with the existing Iranian government. This fact suggests that hardline authorities such as the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Intelligence Ministry attach significantly more weight to foreign affiliations than to the actual views espoused by the person with those connections.

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