Source: AFP – Translated from French
Stop Fundamentalism, Paris – President of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), which is Iran's opposition in exile, called on France and the European Union Wednesday to "recognize" the "Iranian Resistance" for a regime change in Iran, similar to what has transpired with Syria.
Stop Fundamentalism - The following press release, dated October 16, 2012 is by ‘Friends of a Free Iran’ in the European Parliament.
Euro MPs call for the trip to Iran to be cancelled
A press conference was held today in the European Parliament-Brussels to discuss the EU's policy towards Iran and a planned controversial trip of a group of parliamentarians to Iran at end of October. This was organised by Friends of a Free Iran intergroup which was formed in 2004 and has the active support of over 200 MEPs. Vice-President of the European Parliament, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, chaired the conference.
Stop Fundamentalism – Iranian opposition sources revealed yesterday in Brussels that the clerical government of Iran is using front companies in Europe to evade European sanctions established to persuade it to set aside its suspicious nuclear program.
The Iranian opposition, Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) told Belgian “Le Soir” that Iran is using an “Oil Pension Fund Investment Company” as a cover to circumvent nuclear sanctions. The company would allow Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander Ahmad Dastjerdi, an IRGC Brigadier General, to legally do business in the international market. Such access would allow Dastjerdi to acquire the necessary technology for Iran’s missile and nuclear program that otherwise would be forbidden for sale to Iran by sanctions.
Dastjerdi in Reality has nothing to do with Iran’s oil industry let alone retirement matters, says La Soir.
Brigadier General Dastjerdi, for years, has been the head of Iran’s Air and Space industry which is the body involved in advancing Iranian regime’s missile and nuclear warhead technology.
The European Union established new stronger sanctions against Iran yesterday targeting the country’s banking system and also imposed an all around gas embargo.
The Mujahedin-e Kalq (MEK) which is the main Iranian opposition movement in exile having recently been removed from United States foreign terrorist organizations list aims to overthrow the Iranian clerical regime in order to establish a democratic government. Its leader, President Maryam Rajvai, hailed the new expanded sanctions yesterday calling it “an essential step to preclude this regime from acquiring nuclear weapons.”
Rajvai urged the European countries to break all commercial and economic ties with the Iranian government.
Stop Fundamentalism – Reuters reported today that the value of Euro has jumped to highest of its value during the past seven weeks.
Reported by: Nima Sharif
On Saturday, June 23 2012, about a hundred thousand supporters of the Iranian resistance gathered in a Rally in Paris to show support for the Iranian Resistance and its President-elect Maryam Rajavi. The cheering and screaming crowd continued for hours calling for a ‘democratic change’ in Iran and expressed support for residents of Camps Ashraf and Liberty - were members of the main Iranian opposition group MEK reside in Iraq.
BRUSSELS (AP) — A member of an Iraqi government delegation was denied entry to the European Parliament on Tuesday because he's accused of participating in the killing of Iranian exiles who live in an enclave of Iraq.
European Parliament Vice President Alejo Vidal-Quadras said in a statement that Col. Sadiq Mohammad Kazim has been summoned by the Spanish National Court for an alleged role in killings in Camp Ashraf in 2009 and 2011.
Stop Fundamentalism – Over 82 percent of French voters participated in the final round of French presidential elections Sunday. Socialist, Francois Hollande, received 52 percent of the vote making him France’s second Socialist president, after Franco Mitterrand who left Elyse Palace 17 years ago.
Stop Fundamentalism – Some 20 million French stayed home to watch a debate between incumbent President, Nicolas Sarkozy and his rival socialist hopeful, Francois Hollande last night just three days before the second round of elections takes place on Sunday. Current polls show Hollande to be at least 7 points ahead of Sarkozy. That will make Sarkozy the second president to lose re-elections in the history of France.
Stop Fundamentalism – Worlds most import financial hub, SWIFT, will have to reconsider its relationship with all Iranian Banks once the European Union introduces its new regulations to sanction the Islamic Republic’s financial institutions, limiting their access to international financial resources.
“The European Union is preparing regulations that will shut out Iran's banks from a major financial clearinghouse used by virtually every country in the world,” a Senior European Union official told Associated Press Thursday. The official who wanted to stay anonymous told AP reporter that the “regulations should be adopted rather quickly.”
SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication, which handles cross-border payments, said it is prepared to cutoff Iranian banks.
Stop Fundamentalism – President-elect Maryam Rajavi, of the National Council of Resistance of Iran called on the United States, the European Union, and the United Nations, today, to step in and prevent the Iranian and Iraqi governments from turning Camp Liberty in to a prison for Camp Ashraf residents.
Rajavi who was speaking at a conference held in the European Parliament in Brussels while sitting alongside of number of European and American personalities such as Howard Dean and Patrick Kennedy, stated that the residents of the camp are “still committed to the relocation to Liberty, only demanding minimum assurances namely a dignified and humane treatment at the new location.”
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