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Former senior US officials reject Robert Malley’s office’s statement on Iranian Resistance

Last week, Robert Malley, the US Special Envoy for Iran, issued a statement criticizing the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), whilst also repeating tired allegations frequently used by the Iranian regime and its apologists.
Last week, Robert Malley, the US Special Envoy for Iran, issued a statement criticizing the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), whilst also repeating tired allegations frequently used by the Iranian regime and its apologists.

 

“While the United States revoked the designation of the MEK as a foreign terrorist organization in September 2012, the United States does not see the MEK as a viable democratic opposition movement that is representative of the Iranian people. The State Department continues to have serious concerns about the MEK as an organization, including allegations of abuse against its own member,” Robert Malley stated.

“Desperate to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US Envoy Robert Malley has sought to appease the Iranian government by publicly discrediting one of regime’s primary opposition group,” the statement of renowned American politicians reads in part.

On the surface, Mr. Malley's statement was a response to the Iranian regime falsely accusing the US Government of training MEK members, as well as the allegation that MEK members were mistreated by their own leadership. This is yet another obvious instance of Iranian regime propaganda.
On the surface, Mr. Malley’s statement was a response to the Iranian regime falsely accusing the US Government of training MEK members, as well as the allegation that MEK members were mistreated by their own leadership. This is yet another obvious instance of Iranian regime propaganda.

 

“U.S. diplomatic personnel visited the two MEK camps in Iraq before they relocated to Albania and have since visited the compound in which they now reside. Likewise, most, if not all, of the signatories to this statement have visited the Albanian camp and interacted directly with MEK members. In Albania, as before in Iraq, there is no credible evidence of any human rights problems within the MEK,” American politicians remarked.

While underlining that “Mr. Malley’s statement parrots the same falsehoods made by the religious dictatorship that rules Iran,” the American luminaries considered a “a senior American official repeating such false claims while MEK and fellow protestors are being brutally suppressed is outrageous, and in fact, facilitates the regime’s killing machine on the streets and campuses across Iran.”

It is worth noting that the American politicians’ statement was welcomed by several news outlets, including Fox News and Just the News.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a political branch of the MEK, led by President-elect Maryam Rajavi, is based on the principles of democracy and religious freedom. Mrs. Rajavi has been publicly advocating for a free, democratic Iran in the face of regime assassinations, kidnappings, terrorist bombings, and disinformation.

 

 

“Mrs. Rajavi and the NCRI have been relentlessly calling for the creation of secular democratic institutions with universal suffrage in Iran, the full empowerment of women and minorities, and a non-nuclear nation reconciled with a peaceful international community.” the statement read in part. “These are the same goals now echoing through the protests and gunfire across Iran.”

“We understand that Mr. Malley’s primary mission in Iran is to resurrect the JCPOA. What Mr. Malley needs to understand is that his action, taken while tens of thousands of Iranian women and men are fighting and dying for freedom from tyranny, is a flagrant betrayal of both the Iranian people and a foundational principle that our country has long honoured.”

 

 


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Iran Nationwide Uprising – Day 78

On Friday, December 2, the 78th day of the nationwide uprising, thousands of people from Zahedan pour into the streets after Friday prayers congregation.
On Friday, December 2, the 78th day of the nationwide uprising, thousands of people from Zahedan pour into the streets after Friday prayers congregation.
On Friday, December 2, the 78th day of the nationwide uprising, thousands of people from Zahedan pour into the streets after Friday prayers congregation.

 

In their protest rally, they chanted “Death to Khamenei,” “Death to the dictator,” “Kurds and Baluchis are brothers; Hate Khamenei to death,” “Khamenei, shame on you, let go of the country,” “Death to IRGC,” “Death to Basiji” and “We don’t want child-killers rule.” Women were chanting, “I will kill whoever killed my brother,” “With veil or without, Let’s go for the revolution” and “You are lewd, I am a free woman.”

The UN Human Rights Council approves a fact-finding mission on Iran’s human rights violations

The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the Iranian regime's human rights violations that have occurred during the ongoing protests.
The United Nations Human Rights Council has approved a fact-finding mission to investigate the Iranian regime’s human rights violations that have occurred during the ongoing protests.

 

The meeting to approve the fact-finding mission was called at the request of Germany and Iceland to discuss Iran’s human rights situation. On November 24, a resolution condemning the regime was passed with 25 votes in favor, six against, and 16 abstentions.

 

Iranian protests continue as the nation rejoices the defeat of the mullahs’ World Cup 2022 team

 

Protests in Iran have now spread to at least 280 cities. According to sources from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the regime's forces have killed over 680 people and arrested over 30,000. The MEK has released the names of 541 protesters who were killed.
Protests in Iran have now spread to at least 280 cities. According to sources from the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), the regime’s forces have killed over 680 people and arrested over 30,000. The MEK has released the names of 541 protesters who were killed.

 

On Wednesday, the 76th day of Iran’s nationwide uprising, truck drivers across the country stood firm and continued their nationwide strike. Furthermore, people in various cities are continuing to demonstrate against the mullahs’ regime through night rallies and other means.

 

Iranian student Ghazal Ranjkesh blinded after security forces shot her in the eye

She explained her experience on Instagram a few hours after the operation:
She explained her experience on Instagram a few hours after the operation: "I was returning home to rest after 4 hours of class and 9 hours of work. The last thing my right eye saw was the man shooting at me smiling,” she explained.
She explained her experience on Instagram a few hours after the operation: “I was returning home to rest after 4 hours of class and 9 hours of work. The last thing my right eye saw was the man shooting at me smiling,” she explained.

 

On Day 74 of the widespread demonstrations, Iranian students and protesters demonstrated in solidarity with a young woman who was blinded by security forces in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. On November 15, 2022, Ghazal Ranjkesh, a law student, was shot in the eye while returning home with her mother.

Khamenei’s deadlock intensifies as widespread protests continue to spread across Iran

He claimed that the nationwide protests were part of the
He claimed that the nationwide protests were part of the "failed plot of global arrogance." He also refused to provide a solution to what he called "the enemy's devilries" or, at the very least, to explain how his regime controlled the situation.
He claimed that the nationwide protests were part of the “failed plot of global arrogance.” He also refused to provide a solution to what he called “the enemy’s devilries” or, at the very least, to explain how his regime controlled the situation.

 

For the seventh time since the start of the nationwide Iranian uprising in September, the clerical regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has rushed to the scene to boost the morale of its demoralized Basij forces, who have reached an impasse in the face of the people’s unwavering determination to see a regime change.

NCRI meets with Canadian lawmakers to discuss supporting the uprising in Iran

The event's keynote speaker, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), discussed the state of Iran's widespread uprising and what Western democracies can do to aid the Iranian people in their quest for freedom.
The event's keynote speaker, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), discussed the state of Iran's widespread uprising and what Western democracies can do to aid the Iranian people in their quest for freedom.

The event's keynote speaker, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), discussed the state of Iran's widespread uprising and what Western democracies can do to aid the Iranian people in their quest for freedom.

 

The national uprising of the Iranian people was supported by a bipartisan panel of distinguished Canadian lawmakers on Tuesday, November 22. Additionally, they supported the organized Resistance movement, which is widely regarded as having been a major force in Iran’s democratic revolution.

 

Iran’s popular resistance will put an end to the international community’s appeasement

In recent months, the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who was killed after being arrested by the regime's so-called 'morality' police for not wearing the regime's fabricated compulsory hijab and dress codes, sparked a new round of nationwide protests.
In recent months, the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who was killed after being arrested by the regime's so-called 'morality' police for not wearing the regime's fabricated compulsory hijab and dress codes, sparked a new round of nationwide protests.

In recent months, the death of Mahsa Amini, a young woman who was killed after being arrested by the regime's so-called 'morality' police for not wearing the regime's fabricated compulsory hijab and dress codes, sparked a new round of nationwide protests.

 

Most politicians, particularly those who wrote and advertised in support of the regime, believed that, as in the past, the regime would be able to put down the protests, if not immediately, then within a short period of time. Despite the regime’s tricks, conspiracies, repression, and killings, the people were able to endure them. In that sense, we are now witnessing a new revolution rather than scattered protests.

To gain a better understanding of the outcome of people’s resistance, we should look at two recent historical events that depict the outcomes of resistance.

Russia launched an attack on Ukrainian territory in February 2022. Despite the obvious condemnations, many Western politicians initially believed that this occupation could be overlooked within the context of global power dynamics.

 

 

As a result, the US government offered assistance to Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelensky, and his family in leaving the country and seeking refuge in another country. Zelensky, who refused to surrender, rejected this offer and instead requested that the World powers provide him and his country with weapons so that they could confront the occupiers.

Because of the president of Ukraine’s stance, the entire country decided to support him in his fight. From that point forward, the situation shifted in favour of the Ukrainian people. After 8 months, Russia has been pushed further back and is now globally isolated, while Ukraine is on the verge of victory.

Another case in point is the situation of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) following the US army’s occupation of Iraq in 2003. The MEK, which has spent years on the border between Iran and Iraq, has witnessed a highly complicated military and political situation.

From one side, coalition forces bombarded and disarmed them as part of a soft dismantlement policy, and from the other, they became involved with an Iraqi government that was an accomplice of the Iranian regime.

 

 

Meanwhile, the MEK had only a few options: surrender, contemplate dissolution, or maintain resistance at all costs. With more than 70 days of resistance against the tyrannical regime, the Iranian people have chosen the same path. The path of least resistance at any cost. They have surprised and awed people all over the world.

Because of public opinion pressure and the people’s ongoing resistance, world powers that were unwilling to leave the negotiating table and abandon concessions to the regime have been forced to reconsider their past.

The situation in Iran has now reached a point where Europe and other partners are declaring that nuclear negotiations with the regime are no longer priorities. Furthermore, the world powers are imposing more sanctions on the mullahs’ regime with each passing day.

 

 

All of these results are solely the result of the Iranian people’s organized resistance over the course of more than four decades, which has culminated in the protests and uprisings that have occurred across the country, resulting in more than 600 martyrs, 30,000 arrests, and tens of thousands of civilian injuries. Despite the disasters, Iran’s brave men, women, and youths are entering the second month of their uprising toward a democratic republic.

 


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University of Baltimore Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan interviewed about Iran’s uprising

On November 27, Prof. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, the executive director of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore spoke with NCRI’s Foreign Affairs Committee to talk about the 72-day nationwide uprising in Iran.
On November 27, Prof. Ivan Sascha Sheehan, the executive director of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore spoke with NCRI’s Foreign Affairs Committee to talk about the 72-day nationwide uprising in Iran.

 

We are now in the 9th week of the Iranian uprising. Is it possible for the Iranian regime to give up and stand down if the protests continue?

The final outcome of the uprisings may seem uncertain. But what is clear and tangible at this moment is that the regime has failed to quash or at least control the situation. And it is not as if Tehran hasn’t tried. The highest authorities, including the duo of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami, have on several occasions bluntly threatened protesters to return home. The fact that the protesters have not backed down is not only embarrassing for the regime, but it reveals Tehran’s fundamental cracks and weaknesses.

The IRGC and Basij forces use violent forces to prevent demonstrations. Will this affect the protests in Iran, and will they be able to push the protesters back?

So far, despite the IRGC’s heavy crackdown, the protests have persisted. This is while, according to classified information obtained by the Iranian Resistance, Salami and other senior commanders of the IRGC are leading the regime’s response. Yet protests have impacted at least 252 cities. Despite the heavy cost of participating in street protests – thus far over 660 people have been killed and more than 30,000 have been arrested – young people are unfazed and women continue to lead the uprising.

 

 

Can we see the return of the Iran nuclear agreement?

Even in the heyday of Western hopes for a return to the deal, Tehran was deliberately blocking it and using delay tactics, indicating that it is not serious about a mutually successful outcome.

In 2017, German intelligence said that even when the US was still part of the JCPOA, the regime attempted more than 100 times to obtain illicit nuclear technology. The Iranian Resistance has also revealed the regime’s bomb-seeking activities on multiple occasions, including ongoing research and development activities at the Parchin military site in 2017, out of reach of IAEA inspectors.

Today, with the ongoing unrest in Iran and the international public opinion shifting to the plight of the Iranian people for democracy, it has become even more untenable for western powers to pursue a deal with the devil.

Can Iran’s economic crisis with demonstrations help to take things out of the regime’s control?

According to official stats, more than two-thirds of the population live in abject poverty, and the inflation rate is skyrocketing. At the bottom of the simmering unrest is deep public antipathy toward decades of economic mismanagement, institutionalized corruption, deepening social crises, and suppression in almost every sphere of society. In these circumstances, the regime will certainly lose control. It is only a matter of time.

Will more sanctions be applied against the Iranian regime, especially after not reaching solutions to restore the nuclear agreement?

Indeed, it is imperative to reinstate the six suspended UN Security Council resolutions related to sanctions on the Iranian regime. But sanctions aren’t enough. History has shown time and again that the right policy to deal with the Iranian regime is not leniency and dialogue, but firmness and decisiveness. Western capitals must be alive to this reality.

 

 


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NCRI list of women and girls who were killed during Iran’s uprising

The NCRI Women's Committee has published a list of women and girls who have died in the fight for freedom and equality in Iran on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.
The NCRI Women's Committee has published a list of women and girls who have died in the fight for freedom and equality in Iran on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.
The NCRI Women’s Committee has published a list of women and girls who have died in the fight for freedom and equality in Iran on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women.

 

The clerical regime is both the world’s leading perpetrator of domestic violence against women and the world’s leading executioner of women. Aside from child marriages, which were already common in Iran, the country saw an increase in honor killings and femicides. Mona Heydari’s heinous murder on February 5, 2022, drew international attention to Iranian women’s injustice and violence.

 

 

It also drew attention to the fact that misogyny and a patriarchal culture that has been institutionalized in laws and, as a result, in society are at the root of Iran’s tragic rise in honor killings. However, thanks to the public outrage and protests that followed the arbitrary murder of Mahsa Amini, the world is getting a sense of state-sponsored violence against Iranian women and what it truly means this year.

 

 

On September 13, 2022, vice patrols stopped Mahsa Amini and her brother on the street in Tehran. Mahsa refused to cooperate despite the Morality Police’s warning. The patrols summoned their superior, and with brute force, they pushed her into a van.

According to some, the police chief slapped her so hard that she collapsed and hit her head on a curb stone. Others claim she was beaten with batons repeatedly to the head in the van.

 

 

Two hours later, she was placed in a coma and taken to Kasra Hospital. According to CT scans later revealed by hospital staff, her skull had fractured and she had suffered a brain hemorrhage.

Mahsa died tragically on September 16, 2022. Her name, however, became a code for Iranian women and youths calling for the regime’s overthrow.

 

 

Protests erupted in response to the event, which has since spread to at least 252 cities. During the first 70 days of the nationwide uprising, the Iranian regime’s security forces and the IRGC killed at least 660 people. The names of 528 people who gave their lives for Iran’s freedom have been obtained and published by the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

 

 

An estimated 30,000 men and women, the majority of whom are under the age of 25, have been arrested and detained in inhumane conditions in overcrowded prisons. They are being tortured in order to make false confessions.

 

 

Many of the women on this list have been killed as a result of vicious beatings and heavy blows to the head.

 


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