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Iran’s Regime Is Producing Centrifuges in Nuclear Site Inaccessible to IAEA Monitors

  Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran — file photo
Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran — file photo

November 2021—Iran has been producing centrifuge parts at an assembly plant in Karaj, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Tehran has barred IAEA inspectors from the site. Cameras have also been inaccessible since earlier this year.

The parts made at the facility have fed the production of at least 170 centrifuges since late August, according to the report.

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi has expressed concern about lack of access to the Karaj site. Iran is stockpiling highly enriched uranium beyond levels permitted by the 2015 nuclear accord (JCPOA).

Iran Inspections Like Flying in Heavy Clouds, Says IAEA Chief

Rafael Gross, IAEA Chief
Rafael Gross, IAEA Chief

IAEA chief Rafael Grossi expressed frustration at his agency’s attempt to monitor Iran’s nuclear program.
The UN nuclear watchdog has been unable to access footage of Iran’s sites and enrichment monitors since February.

“[We] are flying in a heavily clouded sky,” Mr. Grossi said. “[We] can continue in this way, but not for too long.”

Tehran continues to enrich uranium to near-weapons grade purity. The international community fears Iran is inching toward nuclear weapons.

“[Iranian authorities] have to give the guarantees of what is going on there,” Rossi said recently.

Demonstration of Iranians, Supporters of the MEK in Vienna at the Same Time as the Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IAEA — September 15, 2021

September 15, 2021 — Iranians, supporters of the MEK in Vienna at the same time as the meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) demonstrated.


They demanded that the nuclear case, human rights abuses, and terrorism of the mullahs’ regime be referred to the UN Security Council.

Also, Iranians demanded an end to the appeasement policy and concessions to the terrorist mullahs.

Background of human rights violations and terrorism of the Iranian regime

In November 2019, the regime cracked down on a nationwide uprising by killing 1,500 peaceful protesters. In February 2021, four of the regime’s operatives were found guilty of attempting to set off explosives at the NCRI’s annual gathering in France.

These and other incidents have, by all accounts, gone unmentioned at the Vienna talks. But it is naïve to think that matters of terrorism and human rights can be entirely separated from Iran’s nuclear provocations when all of these stem from the same belligerent ideology.

The JCPOA’s European signatories should increase pressure on the regime to curb its malign activities.
They should live up to their claims of being human rights defenders by clarifying that the nuclear agreement cannot lead the mullahs’ regime to adopt a greater sense of impunity in other areas of its policy and behavior.

 September 15, 2021 — Iranians, supporters of the MEK in Vienna at the same time as the meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) demonstrated.
Iranians, supporters of the MEK in Vienna at the same time as the meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) demonstrated on September 15, 2021.

Play With the Extension Card of the Agreement With the IAEA; Corded or Lifeline for the Iranian Regime?

What is the point of the IAEA negotiations with the Iranian regime and the JCPOA negotiations?

There has been contradictory news about the recent negotiations between the Iranian regime and world power.  Clearly, the Iranian regime is dragging its feet with the negotiations. But what would be the result.

The fate of the seventh round of Vienna talks is in limbo after the end of a month-long agreement and the insistence of Rafael Grossi, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and some Western countries on reforming the deal and not accepting the regime’s demand of returning to the same deal.

Remarks on the side of the Iranian regime

On the Iranian side, all remarks confirm the escalation of the conflict with the IAEA.

“We will no longer return the videos recorded at the nuclear facility to the IAEA,” said Qalibaf, the speaker of the regime’s parliament.

On Sunday, June 27, 2021, he added about the extension of the agreement: “Nothing has been extended, and none of the items recorded inside will ever be given to the Agency.” However, he did not talk about deleting them.

But Khatibzadeh, a spokesman for Iran’s foreign ministry, said in a statement on Monday: “We have not made a decision on whether to clear the agency’s camera data.”

Meshkini, a spokesman for the parliament’s National Security Commission, said: “Iran’s red line in the UN Security Council is to lift all sanctions and ensure that they are lifted. ».

He added: “The resistance of the West, especially the United States, to not guarantee the fulfillment of its obligations is questionable. The United States wants to maintain some of the sanctions at all costs, which shows that they are seeking to use the trigger mechanism.”

“Iran has no obligation beyond safeguards to the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Mr. Grossi’s idea of ​​extending the three-month agreement between Iran and the IAEA is a misconception,” said Amoie, a member of the regime’s parliament security commission.

Finally, the government’s spokesman Ali Rabiee announced on June 28 that the Iranian regime had not yet decided on the Vienna talks and that the continuation of the negotiations might be postponed to the next government.

“Once we extended the agreement, but this extension should not lead to erosive negotiations,” he added. “The other side must live up to its obligations, and Iran’s relationship with the IAEA will be based on safeguards if the agreement is not implemented.”

With these statements already made, it seems that the mullahs’ regime is abusing the discussion of extending the agreement with the Atomic Energy Agency as a means of bargaining in the nuclear talks in Vienna along with the lifting of further US sanctions.

The West must be aware of such abuses by the International Atomic Energy Agency and IAEA technical oversight of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program.

About the next round of talks

The Iranian regime has thrown the ball to the court of the international community. It claims that the clerical regime has made a “difficult decision.” “Now it is the turn of the other sides to decide and conclude on the revival of nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

“We have negotiated enough,” Khatibzadeh, a spokesman for the regime’s foreign ministry, added.

Western concerns over non-renewal of IAEA agreement with Iran

But on the other hand, what overshadows the JCPOA negotiations is the international community’s growing concern.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said “any failure to extend it would be a “serious concern” for broader negotiations,” Reuters wrote.

The French Foreign Ministry also warned the Iranian regime that Iran should immediately access the IAEA. They regretted the regime’s lack of cooperation with the IAEA.

In the United States, Republican Sen. Jim Risch has suggested that should halt talks with Tehran for not renewing the nuclear deal.

In addition, US President Joe Biden declared on June 27, “What I can say to you is that Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch.”

U.S.-Iran conflict intensifies

In parallel with the direct order for the bombing of militant positions backed by the Iranian regime on the Iraqi-Syrian border, Joe Biden’s stance shows that the developments on both sides are intensifying the conflict between the two countries.

During the recent negotiation over the JCPOA, although these two countries are the two main parties, they have not negotiated directly so far. They have done their work through other intermediary countries.

Maintain many sanctions in the event of a return to the 2015 agreement

“The likely outcome for the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) negotiations is a return to the 2015 agreement, which would keep many sanctions in place. Such a limited agreement would deter significant investment by Western firms, making a sharp pickup in growth unlikely,” said the IIF.

As a result, the Vienna talks and the agreement with the IAEA have both become the scene of conflict between the mullahs’ regime and the international community, contrary to the remarks by the regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, that the talks should not be erosive.

Before calling these negotiations erosive, given the position of US officials that either agreeing on everything or nothing, the current situation is a dead-end for the Iranian regime. The US has indirectly underlined it would withdraw from Vienna talks if its interests are not served

If we add to Khamenei’s current crises other issues such as terrorism, missiles and human rights violations and playing with the extension of the agreement with the IAEA; It will be a hanging rope for the Iranian regime, not a lifeline.

IAEA Head Says Iran Must Reveal All Past Nuclear Work

The International Atomic Energy Agency director-general, Rafael Grossi, stated that Iran needs to reveal all prior nuclear work if they want to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, as it is more commonly known.

The JCPOA was designed to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions while drawing a line under what had come before it, but evidence has been found that suggest Iran had secret sites and continued their activities. This came from the IAEA, the Iranian Resistance, and the regime itself.

A few weeks ago, the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI), which has been exposing Iran’s nuclear activities since 2002, held a press conference to share details about one of the two newly-identified nuclear sites.

During the conference, the NCRI compared the new information on the Abadeh site to that of the Parchin military base, which was suspected to be a nuclear site in 2012, but the IAEA didn’t access it until 2017. They said that both sites were sanitized, with buildings destroyed and the soil replaced, even though not all evidence of nuclear activity could be removed. Both times, Iran blocked the IAEA from accessing the site for many months because of the lack of JCPOA provisions.

Since the US withdrew from the deal in 2018, Europe has wanted to save the agreement no matter the cost, even as Iran retaliated by openly stopping compliance with the deal and revoking the IAEA’s limited ability to inspection.

The NCRI wrote: “Neither Europe nor the US can allow themselves to be blackmailed in this fashion. The nations of Europe must thoroughly revise their approach to the issue in the wake of the IAEA’s latest findings regarding undeclared nuclear sites. If Tehran is not subjected to additional pressure, the mullahs will no doubt conclude that both their deception and their threats have paid off and will continue to do so.”

They advised that threats from Iran over their nuclear program have become blatant, citing Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi as saying that if Iran is “pushed” it cannot be held responsible for the consequences. They further quoted Atomic Energy Organization of Iran head Ali Akbar Salehi as bragging about tricking the other JCPOA signatories into thinking that Iran was complying with the deal.

The NCRI wrote: “If the JCPOA had represented adequate pressure over this issue, such a rapid resumption of nuclear activity should never have been possible. But of course, no amount of pressure could be adequate if it did not result in the regime adopting full transparency about the scale and detail of its prior nuclear activities or their military dimensions.”

Iran Policy Panel: New IAEA Report, Terrorism, Belligerence and Need to Restore UN Sanctions

Iranian opposition NCRI US-Office hosts online conference discussing the recent IAEA report, the mullahs’ terrorism and belligerence. Experts weigh the need to restore U.N. sanctions on Iran.

An in-depth discussion on Iran with leading experts in the field, Ilan Berman, Steven Bucci, Kirsten Fontenrose, and Alireza Jafarzadeh, was presented to viewers online.

The online event was held on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the NCRI U.S. Office:

If anyone is surprised that Iran’s uranium is tenfold higher than the JCPOA limits, they just need to look at the regime’s record of cheating on its obligations.

NCRI exposed the Lavizan-Shian in May 2003. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was allowed to visit the site thirteen months later. By the time they got there, there were no buildings and the whole site was razed. Even then, the IAEA had found traces of highly enriched uranium (HEU).

The regime stopped responding to the IAEA in 2008. The JCPOA swept everything under the rug, including the possible military dimension (PMD) of the nuclear program.

Another revelation was the Kalaye Electric facility, exposed in February 2003. The IAEA demanded access in 2003. They were not given permission to take samples until August. The regime had sanitized the site, but nonetheless traces of HEU were found.

Current regime president Hassan Rouhani, explicitly admitted that the regime had tried to hide traces of nuclear activity at the site. He confessed that the regime tried hard to cheat.

Another example was the METFAZ site, exposed in 2009. The regime tried to move some of the operations to other places. Another component, the highly explosive chamber, exposed by the NCRI, was removed by the regime before access was granted to inspectors.

The most recent case was the Abadh nuclear site, razed in July 2019, when the IAEA requested access.

The regime has constantly caused delays and tampered with evidence. They have lied until their operations were exposed.

The fact that the IAEA has been allowed to go to some of these sites under tremendous international pressure does not mean the regime has come clean. They continue to try to cheat and hide the details of their operations.

Ilan Berman, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council:

There is a very significant impasse at the United Nations currently over the snapback provisions of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231. The initial strategy of the Trump administration was the extension of the arms embargo, which expires in October.

The arms embargo failed because it was opposed by China and Russia, which has to do with the strategic accord hammered between China and Iran. Russia supplies 21 percent of all arms being sold in the Middle East. They have a vested interest that the arms embargo is not extended. That is the backdrop of why the Trump Administration moved toward a more holistic approach of returning all sanctions.

The dispute at the UN is a dispute of standing. The legal language is clear. The original participants have the right to say Iran has not complied with the deal and can snapback the sanctions. It is baked into the resolution, so it has nothing to do with being part of the JCPOA or not.

There are two pathways. One is for the international community to act. There is evidence that in some quarters in Europe there is a sense that ignoring it will make it go away. But it won’t. Next week, if the international community does not act, the U.S. will act unilaterally. I’m personally not a proponent of the term ‘maximum pressure’ because it implies we are already doing all we can, while there’s a lot more we can do.

The new findings of the IAEA suggest there’s been a massive expansion of Iran’s low-enriched uranium (LEU) stockpile. There is evidence Iran is installing new centrifuges at Natanz, and it’s blocking access to IAEA inspectors. There are still doubts about the international community’s ability to see the grand sweep of Iran’s nuclear activity.

Iran’s nuclear breakout threshold has reduced to three-and-half months. The reality is the provisions that exist today aren’t enough to prevent Iran from reaching nuclear weapons. Iran has a tendency to cheat and hide the details of its program and slowly engage in activities that allow it to reach nuclear breakout capability.

The UN is trying to maintain the status quo. If the UN doesn’t act next week, the action will shift to a unilateral approach, and all eyes will be on the U.S.

Kirsten Fontenrose, Director, Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative:

Conventional thinking among international analysts shrug the expiration of the arms embargo arguing Iran does not have the funds to buy weapons. But Iran has been speculating buying advanced weapons. Lifting the embargo will allow it to buy these weapons. Iran is also interested in upgrading its arsenal instead of buying new weapons.

And the question is whether Iran will be leveraging the lifting of the arms embargo to empower the Artesh (classic army) or the Revolutionary (IRGC). Iran favors IRGC. 

Banned by the embargo are key parts used in explosively formed penetrators (EFPs), used to target American soldiers in the region. They are interested in anti-radar missiles.

Surface to air missiles (SAMs) are another acquisition of interest for the regime. There will be more advanced drones in the hands of Hezbollah and the Houthis in Yemen. 

The regime’s low funds will not impede the regime’s capability to purchase these weapons. The regime will continue to move funds from other budgets to purchase weapons. There is also the possibility of Russia and China asking Iran to lease military bases in Iran in exchange for discounted rates.

Europe should investigate whether the IRGC plans like the bombing plot in Paris will become more dangerous should the embargo be lifted. Russia should take seriously the united letter by the GCC to extend the arms embargo. Russia and China will play both sides of a possible conflict that may emerge. Iran might end up hosting a Russian military presence that plays by its own rules.

If the embargo is not extended, the U.S. will impose sanctions on any company that sells as much as a screw to Iran’s weapons manufacturing industry.

The U.S. and Europe need to arrive at one voice on Iran’s weapons embargo and proxy activity. If Iranians elect a hardline president next year, there will be no nuclear deal. A hardline president in Tehran at the same time that the embargo ends is the ideal scenario for Iran.

The bigger problem is that this policy will not allow Iran to re-enter the global economy and community in good will.

Steven Bucci, Visiting Fellow of The Heritage Foundation:

I have fought the proxies and agents of the Iranian regime. This regime conducts foreign policy and diplomacy through terror. Their main way of conducting business with the community of nations is terror. They use their proxies to assassinate people, to destabilize nations. They smile benignly and say, “We didn’t have anything to do with it.” 

The IRGC Quds Force is unique in its role across the world. The only analog is the Soviet Spetz Natz. The Quds Force has trained, funded and advised groups like Hezbollah, Houthis, Shia militias in Iraq. 

Eventually, Iran’s goal is to have a crescent that goes through Syria, Iraq and Yemen. They think it is their divinely appointed role, and their main tool to do that today is the IRGC. It is an incredible, unfortunate situation that they have managed to get away with. And they are not the most expensive effort to fund by Iran, but they get prioritized. They got the lion’s share of the JCPOA benefits to allow them to continue these efforts across the region and the world.d.

The elimination of Soleimani was a victory for the people of Iran, Muslims in the region and anyone who opposes terrorism. He was not a diplomat. This man was playing a role that made him a legitimate target.

Going forward, we have to stop that funding, keep that funding away from the Quds Force. The funding of the Quds Force will shoot through the moon if the sanctions are lifted. You are going to see a lot more damage done. This has to be stopped, we cannot allow that to happen. If the world does not join the U.S. in this effort, the U.S. will have to go it alone. There will be an increased bloodbath around the region and other places in the world. We cannot allow that to happen, not only the United States but other countries as well.

They need to stay focused on the dangers Iran poses and keep the pressure on them, and I agree with Ilan, there is more pressure that needs to be applied. They have ignored the restrictions on their missile program, their nuclear program, and their destabilizing activities.

Iran must be stopped and the only way to do that is to pressure our allies to do that and to put more meat and teeth into the sanctions.

Dr. Olli Heinonen IAEA Former Official Remarks During NCRI’s Conference

Dr. Olli Heinonen IAEA Former Official Remarks During NCRI’s Conference

The following are the remarks made by Dr. Olli Heinonen, distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center, Former deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, and head of its Department of Safeguards, during an online conference held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran United States Representative Office (NCRI-US) over the Iranian regime’s threat. Due to his background, Dr. Heinonen elaborated the Iranian regime’s race toward an atomic bomb, and the regime’s violations of its commitments under the 2105 Iran nuclear deal with world powers, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or the JCPOA.

The full text of his remarks is below.

Thank you. Thank you very much for the invitation to this distinguished panel. So where are we now with regard of the implementation of the JCPOA? In the next two days, the IAEA will issue its quarterly report on the implementation of the JCPOA, as well as implementation of the safeguards agreement. Comprehensive safeguards agreement with Iran has concluded with the IAEA. So there will be two reports and those reports will be debated in the meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors, which starts on June 15.

But there will be also another report of interest. And this is the report by the facilitator of the U.N. Security Council. The report is due by June 23 and the Council will debate it on the 30th of June. And this report will also include other aspects of the JCPOA and undertake case of Iran, such as any embargoes related to arms transfers, missile tests and ballistic missile development.

But let me start with the IAEA report. The reports in March, the JCOPA and the safeguard report, they both showed that Iran is in breach of its obligations under those agreements. Under the JCPOA, as we know, when the U.S. withdrew two years ago, Iran said a year ago that it will not honor any or all its commitments and has gradually boosted its uranium enrichment capabilities. The March report showed that Iran has not only increased the number of centrifuges, but produced about one ton of low enriched uranium, enriched up to 4.5 percent. This amount is actually enough to make one nuclear device if Iran wants to enrich it further to the level of 90 percent. The upcoming report, after two to three months of work, will show most likely that Iran has now a stock of low enriched uranium, which is sufficient for two to three nuclear weapons. At the same time, Iran has installed additional centrifuges and is testing new models of centrifuges. Perhaps we should not be overly excited about the testing of IR7s, 8s and 9s because it will take several years before those can be fielded.

But what is the matter of concern is the stock of IR2 and IR4 centrifuges, which Iran has probably thousands of them or can assemble thousands of them. If you compare, just take those two thousand IR2M’s which were installed in 2015 when the JCPOA was concluded. Under the JCPOA Iran had to dismantle those and that took place. But they can be put quickly back. Those centrifuges are up four times more powerful than the IR1s.

So those two thousand centrifuges if installed will double the Iranian enrichment capacity and at the same time it will bring out the breakout time, the time that it takes to produce highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon from this 5 percent or 4.5 percent enriched uranium stock to half. It will be only perhaps two, three months. And this is certainly a matter of concern to the international community.

The other things which are of concern are related to these atomic archives, which were revealed in 2018. This material was presented to the IAEA, and I have also had the opportunity to study some of it. They give the indication that Iran has not really dismantled its nuclear weapons-related R&D. Why? First of all, why to keep those documents stored in that warehousing in Tehran. The second thing, what happened with this equipment, which was brought to Turquz Abad, which also showed some contamination of natural uranium particles, which is an indication that there might be some undeclared nuclear material in Iran. If that is the case, and IAEA has been pursuing it vigorously for more than one year, and Iran has not provided access to those equipment or provided any plausible explanation for the contamination. This means, in two ways, that Iran is in noncompliance with its comprehensive safeguard agreement it has concluded under the Non-Proliferation Treaty, namely, does not provide the access to the locations upon the request of the IAEA. The IAEA has that access right under the additional protocol and has not. And at the same time, Iran is most likely having undeclared uranium in its possession.

So, these are serious things. And IAEA board is meeting in one and a half weeks’ time, and it is really time for the board to take a decisive action to bring Iran back to the compliance. Then Security Council will deal with some of the other aspects which are not related directly to the nuclear issue, namely their missile and the arms embargo. But I leave those things for the other participants to address.

But it appears to me that also in that area, Iran might be in breach of its obligations. So now international community is having two important meetings. This could be a threshold or where the international community has to decide whether to call harder to get Iran into compliance and have a diplomatic approach which will really make it clear for Iran that this cannot continue.

Why this is also so important? As Mr. Jafarzadeh said, the Iranian noncompliance was exposed in August of 2002 for the first time. Since that date there is no one day that Iran has been in full compliance with its nuclear obligations under the NPT safeguards agreement. I don’t think that the international verification regime should tolerate such a behavior. That is also in the interest of Iran. I don’t think it’s in the interest of Iran if the IAEA is not allowed to do its proper job in its neighboring countries. So, I finish with that. Thank you.

Iran’s Regime Is Raising the Stakes Before Nuclear Talks in Vienna

Iranian regime officials are demanding sanctions relief and other incentives before resuming nuclear talks on November 29 in Vienna.
Iranian regime officials are demanding sanctions relief and other incentives before resuming nuclear talks on November 29 in Vienna.

Iranian officials are demanding sanctions relief and other incentives before resuming nuclear talks. Chief negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani stressed that any progress in negotiations must be preceded by scrapping all US sanctions.

Atomic Organization spokesman Behrooz Kamalvani rebuked IAEA demands for inspection of Karaj TESA site. Kamalvandi: We do not have nuclear materials in Karaj workshop, this site will not be subject to safeguard rules.

Tehran is manufacturing advanced centrifuges at Karaj TESA. Iran is also demanding IAEA drop demands to examine three undeclared sites where nuclear particles had been found.

After a months-long hiatus, Iran nuclear talks will resume in Vienna on November 29, 2021.

International Community Worried About Iran’s Nuclear Program

After another failed attempt by IAEA chief Rafael Grossi to resolve outstanding issues regarding Iran’s nuclear program, Tehran’s continued belligerence has caused concern among western officials.

Chief U.S. negotiator Robert Malley: If Iran “doesn’t want to get back into the deal… we’ll have to respond accordingly.”

U.S. CENTCOM chief Kenneth McKenzie: “They’re very close this time. I think they like the idea of being able to breakout.”

British PM Boris Johnson: the world “does not have enough time” to stop Iran’s nuclear program.

Joint statement by France, Germany, and UK: “Iran has continued its systematic nuclear escalation, thereby permanently and irreversibly upgrading its nuclear capabilities and exposing the international community to significant risk.”

Maryam Rajavi’s Message to a conference at the French National Assembly — November 24, 2021

November 24, 2021: Maryam Rajavi's Message to a conference at the French National Assembly
November 24, 2021: Maryam Rajavi’s Message to a conference at the French National Assembly

Maryam Rajavi: We Call on Europe and France to Be Firm

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) sent a video message to the conference at the French National Assembly on November 24, 2021.

The full text of this message is as follows:

The honorable members of parliament,
Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends,

I salute and thank Mrs. Michèle de Vaucouleurs, President of the Parliamentary Committee for a Democratic Iran, her vice-presidents, and her colleagues for defending the cause of democracy and human rights in Iran.
The threat of the mullahs’ nuclear program and warmongering to the Middle East and the world calls for a solution.
For 40 years, the Iranian regime has never paid the price for its crimes in Iran and abroad. Europe and the international community have not reacted firmly.
However, the events of the last two decades and the confrontation of Iranian society with the religious dictatorship point to a solution.
For 30 years, with a hundred revelations, the Iranian Resistance has informed the world about the regime’s intention to acquire the nuclear bomb. In August 2002, it revealed two major nuclear sites.
Unfortunately, the world missed this opportunity to end the mullahs’ dangerous activities. Today the IAEA believes that the regime is close to making a bomb, an outcome of the policy of complacency.
On the other hand, the mullahs have not stopped repressing the Iranian people during all these years. They have continued to destabilize the region, especially Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen.
Because of the lack of a firm policy, the regime has always taken advantage of negotiations to strengthen itself and prepare itself for further aggressions.

The volatile state of Iranian society

But six nationwide uprisings in recent years in Iran have shown the fragility of the dictatorship.
Khamenei has shown how afraid he is of the people by killing at least 1,500 people in the November 2019 uprising. By acquiring the nuclear bomb and interfering in countries of the Middle East, he wants to guarantee his power.
He wants to hold world peace and security hostage to gain concessions. The only factor that can stop him is the Iranian people’s organized resistance and uprising.
Most Iranians reject the mullahs—corruption and loss of motivation plague all forces of repression, including the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
The Iranian Resistance has formed a network of activists in most provinces with many young people. Last week, on the anniversary of the November 2019 uprising, Resistance Units launched a massive campaign of activities against the regime’s symbols.
The situation is explosive. A few days ago, farmers and residents of Isfahan, the country’s third-largest city, and Shahrekord held massive protests against water shortages.
The Iranian people want the overthrow of the regime and a free and democratic society.
The Iranian Resistance’s platform is to establish a republic based on the separation of religion and state, free elections, abolishment of the death penalty, gender equality, independence of the judiciary, autonomy for ethnic minorities, and a non-nuclear Iran.

The solution to Iran crisis

Dear friends,
The critical question is whether Europe and the West will stand with the Iranian people for freedom and democracy or the mullahs, whose end has begun?
We must not forget that Ebrahim Raisi, the president selected by the mullahs’ supreme leader, is one of the perpetrators of the massacre of political prisoners in 1988, a crime against humanity. He must be brought to justice.
We call on Europe and France to be firm. Human rights should be at the heart of any negotiations with this regime.
We call on them to put the Revolutionary Guards and the Ministry of Intelligence on the list of terrorist organizations.
This regime would have us believe that chaos will ensue in Iran if it is overthrown, which is not true.
The Iranian people and their organized resistance can establish a democratic alternative that ensures peace and stability in the region.
I thank you for this.