By Mahdavi Nasim
Iranian resistance, the legitimate alternative to mullah’s rule
The Iranian regime is known to be a major concern and challenge for the international community. These concerns cover an extensive range of issues, including nuclear activities, sponsoring world terrorism, violation of human rights, meddling in other countries’ affairs, and etc.
Iran’s meddling in others’ affairs
The Iranian regime is expanding its intelligence activities in Yemen by recruiting youths and training them in Lebanon and Iran under the cover of religious institutions and humanitarian activities and also supplying the Houthi militia with weapons and missiles.
These sources said some Hezbollah elements have entered Yemen to supervise over spying operations by various groups, all in the interest of the Iranian regime.
Iran seeking nuclear threats
Iran’s nuclear program is not peaceful, adding Iran’s interference in the internal affairs of neighboring countries, especially Syria, Iran has a negative role in the Middle East.
We should describe the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran as a ‘violent regime’. Obtaining a nuclear weapon by Iran will be a threat to the entire world.Smuggling weapons by Iran is yet another abhorring act by this regime.
Violation of human rights in Iran, an international concern
Executions in Iran rose even further during the rule of Hassan Rouhani.
Amnesty International has documented numerous cases in which the death penalty was seemingly used to oppress activities of political or cultural representatives of Iran’s ethnic minorities, such as the Ahwazi Arab, Azerbaijani, Baluchi or Kurdish minorities. They also brutally suppressed the early demonstrations in 2018 and killed the detained people under torture.
Iranian Resistance is a legitimate alternative to mullahs’ rule
Many people around the world, wonder what Iran will look like after the Regime is removed for good. Luckily, they can look to the plan devised Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the Iranian Resistance Forces, to find out what lies ahead for a Free Iran.
Maryam Rajavi is the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coalition of Iranian Resistance groups, including the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as its largest member, which serves as a parliament in exile.
The Iranian opposition, NCRI, which calls for a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear Iran, has long been viewed by Tehran as an existential threat, which explains why the regime has constantly demanded its extradition. In recent years, this opposition and its leader Maryam Rajavi have scored major political victories and international support, and its standing in European parliaments and Congress has been on the rise, further alarming Tehran.
Iranian youths back Maryam Rajavi solution for regime change.
Iranian youth movements have declared their support of Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point platform for regime change as the only solution for the country’s future.
Maryam Rajavi’s Ten Point Plan for Future Iran
In a meeting at the Council of Europe in April 2006, Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, elaborated on the movement’s vision for a future Iran:
- In our view, the ballot box is the only criterion for legitimacy. Accordingly, we seek a republic based on universal suffrage.
- We want a pluralist system, freedom of parties and assembly. We respect all individual freedoms. We underscore complete freedom of expression and of the media and unconditional access by all to the internet.
- We support and are committed to the abolition of death penalty.
- We are committed to the separation of Religion and State. Any form of discrimination against the followers of any religion and denomination will be prohibited.
- We believe in complete gender equality in political, social and economic arenas. We are also committed to the equal participation of women in political leadership. Any form of discrimination against women will be abolished. They will enjoy the right to freely choose their clothing. They are free in marriage, divorce, education, and employment.
- We believe in the rule of law and justice. We want to set up a modern judicial system based on the principles of presumption of innocence, the right to defense, effective judicial protection and the right to be tried in a public court. We also seek the total independence of judges. The mullahs’ Sharia law will be abolished.
- We are committed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and international covenant and conventions, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention against Torture, and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.
We are committed to the equality of all nationalities. We underscore the plan for the autonomy of Iranian Kurdistan, adopted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. The language and culture of our compatriots from whatever nationality, are among our nation’s human resources and must spread and be promulgated in tomorrow’s Iran.
- We recognize private property, private investment, and the market economy. All Iranian people must enjoy equal opportunity in employment and in business ventures. We will protect and revitalize the environment.
- Our foreign policy will be based on peaceful coexistence, international and regional peace and cooperation, as well as respect for the United Nations Charter.
- We want a non-nuclear Iran, free of weapons of mass destruction.
Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coalition of some 500 Iranian opposition groups and personalities, committed to a democratic, secular and non-nuclear republic in Iran. Half of NCRI’s members are women. As a Parliament-in-exile, the Council’s primary task is to hold free and fair elections for a Legislative and National Constituent Assembly in Iran no more than six months after the ouster of the ruling theocracy.