Three al Qaeda members living in Iran blacklisted by US

21 July 2016

Reuters has published an article about the United States blacklisting three members of al Qaeda living in Iran on Wednesday. Apparently they had “helped the Islamist militant group on the battlefield, with finance and logistics, and in mediating with Iranian authorities”.

The article states that Iran has held several al Qaeda high-ranking members and lower-level militants since the 11th September 2001 terrorist attacks.  

Former European Commissioners criticise EU deals with Iran

21 July 2016

Former Commissioners Karel de Gucht and Louis Michel have both critiqued plans by the European Union to make business deals with Iran. They call on EU institutions and member states to “make them conditional on Tehran improving its dismal human rights record”, according to an article published on the EurActiv website.

De Gucht and Michel for the past decade have both had a key role in how the EU does business with other countries. Michel, father of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, served as European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid between 2004 and 2009 and De Gucht was in charge of the trade portfolio between 2010 and 2014.

Saudi Arabia’s open support for Iranian Resistance

21 July 2016

Circa News published an article about Saudi Arabia’s open support for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) which many are saying is the beginning of the “redrawing of some lines of history”.

Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki bin Faisal spoke at a gathering in Paris called “Free Iran” on 9th July. He gave his support to the NCRI and their leader Maryam Rajavi and called for the ousting of the mullahs’ regime.

UNHCR attempt to urgently relocate remaining Camp Liberty residents

20 July 2016

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has published a statement regarding the implementation of solutions for residents of Camp Liberty. They claim that the relocation of the camp residents is maintaining momentum, “with more than 1,700 residents having now been relocated to a situation of safety in third countries” meaning that more than half of the residents registered by UNHCR have now been successfully relocated.

Belgian lawmakers support opposition and condemn human rights abuses in Iran

20 July 2016

According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the Belgian Committee of Parliamentarians and Mayors for a Democratic Iran has called attention to the violation of human rights in Iran by the mullahs’ regime. The group, in a statement on Tuesday 19th July, also declared its solidarity with the “Free Iran” rally.

The “Free Iran” rally was held in Paris on 9th July and organised by the NCRI and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).

NCRI welcomes conviction against MOIS agent in Germany

20 July 2016

In an article published on the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI) website, the Iranian opposition group state that their representative office welcomes the conviction against an agent of the Iranian regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) in Germany. They also call for the prosecution and expulsion of other Iran regime spies.

The MOIS agent was convicted for spying on the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) and the NCRI.

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