NCRI: Renew Arms Embargo on Iran

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(NCRI): Terrorism is a cornerstone of the Iranian regime, for its survival.
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(PMOI / MEK Iran): Terrorism is a cornerstone of the Iranian regime, for its survival.

Three American experts taking part in an online conference held by the Iranian Resistance on Wednesday have said that the United Nations must restore full sanctions on Iran to stop the mullahs’ malign activities.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) conference also discussed the lifting of the UN arms embargo in October and subsequent related moves.

Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the NCRI U.S. Representative Office, cited the new NCRI report, “IRAN: The Imperative to Reimpose UN Sanctions”, when speaking about the regime’s rogue behaviour and calling for the reimposing of sanctions.

He said: “In addition to the regular army, the regime has the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force, whose sole purpose is state-sponsored terrorism. It manufactures weapons and supplies its proxies with weapons. Providing this regime with arms will be feeding the mayhem created in the region.”

The book also provides information on the IRGC Aerospace Forces, which is responsible for weapons of mass destruction, and the IRGC Quds Force, which produces and distributes weapons of terrorism.

Jafarzadeh said: “Terrorism is a cornerstone of the Iranian regime, for its survival. They are actively engaged in terrorism in different western countries. At a time when the Iranian regime needs Europe the most, they have stepped up their terror operations in Europe.”

This comes as the U.S. State Department designated 13 of the people responsible for the assassination of Dr Kazem Rajavi, the former NCRI representative in Geneva and the brother of resistance leader Massoud Rajavi, a move that Jafarzadeh called “encouraging”.

Amb. Joseph Detrani, the former Special Envoy for Six-Party Talks with North Korea, said it doesn’t go far enough. Look at what the regime did with the money released after the 2015 nuclear deal was signed. Terrorism and warfare were protected, while the people were denied any improvements to their lives. Even as the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the country, the regime has failed to act to save lives. And that deal has been violated several times with barely any repercussions.

He said: “One has to wonder, with 18 October coming up and the lifting of the arms embargo, what will Iran do with the weapons they can purchase and sell to their proxies? These are issues that are so significant, that touch global security. When we talk about UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and snapback, Iran must understand they cannot get away from their behaviour. If these six resolutions are not enforced, if they fade away, where are we going with Iran on this?”

While Amb. Marc Ginsberg, the former U.S. envoy to Morocco, said: “What we tend to forget is how many tens of thousands of innocent Iranians have been murdered by this regime to maintain its hold on power… We can’t bet on the nuclear deal as an end-all to Iran’s bad behaviour. We need a new alliance between the U.S. and Europe to support what the people need. We must support the Iranian opposition (PMOI / MEK Iran), and the NCRI and Madam Maryam Rajavi.”

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Posted by People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran – MEK IRAN on Thursday, August 27, 2020