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Heart-Breaking Lives of Vulnerable Iranian Children Under the Rule of Iran’s Regime

Under the rule of the Iranian regime, children are extremely vulnerable due to the regime’s failure to protect or promote their rights.
Under the rule of the Iranian regime, children are extremely vulnerable due to the regime’s failure to protect or promote their rights.

As countries across the globe celebrate World Children’s Day, the plight of the children in Iran is heart-breaking. Under the rule of the Iranian regime, children are extremely vulnerable due to the regime’s failure to protect or promote their rights.

Iranian children suffer greatly due to extreme poverty across the country, with many families struggling to feed their children, leaving many going hungry. Children are also subjected to abuse, trafficking, and even being sold by their parents to earn whatever money they can. Even worse, the laws of the regime heavily promote violations of children’s rights, allowing child labor, early marriages and honor killings, to name but a few.

Iran Human Rights Monitor (Iran HRM) said, “The Iranian regime is a signatory of the Convention on the Rights of the Child [CRC], but it does not take any action to safeguard and protect the rights and lives of children in Iran, particularly the girl children.”

According to Article 6 of the CRC, all states are obliged to recognize that all children have the inherent right to life, and that no child should be deprived of their liberty unlawfully. In regards to the arrest, detention or imprisonment of a child, these actions should conform with the law and only be used as a last resort, for the shortest amount of time.

The CRC also states that no child should be subjected to torture, other cruel treatment or punishment, and that capital punishment or life imprisonment sentences should not be imposed for children under the age of eighteen.

Iran HRM said, “This is not the case in Iran where children are arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death without having access to a lawyer.”

During the November 2019 uprising, at least 29 children were among those killed by the regime’s security forces. More young protesters who were injured were taken from hospitals without being treated and arrested, later being tortured to make false confessions.

In regards to education, the CRC states that primary education should be compulsory and free to all, state members should give equal opportunities to all children, encouraging regular attendance and offer financial assistance if needed.

Iran HRM said, “Education is neither compulsory nor free in Iran. Since more than 80 percent of the population live under the poverty line, too many families do not afford to send their children to school. Many children in Iran go to sub-standard schools without minimum equipment and sanitation.”

Article 32 of the CRC discusses the rights of children when it comes to economic exploitation. A child’s education is first and foremost the most important aspect, and if they do have to work, they should not be exposed to anything that would harm their health, physically, mentally and spiritually.

In Iran, the legal working age for children is 15, however the government does not supervise the enforcement of this law. Therefore, many children are forced to work for long hours, in unsafe roles for very low pay at even younger ages.

Iran HRM said, “Over 7 million Iranian children work to earn a living, many sift through garbage and are exposed to various hazards. They are forced to work to help their families earn enough to survive.”

These child laborers are sadly often exposed to sexual exploitation and abuse. According to unofficial statistics, the age of prostitution in Iran has dropped to 12, and many of these children are also victims of drug trafficking, leading to some of them developing drug addictions.

Iran HRM said, “All in all, Iran children in Iran are the most innocent victims of the clerical regime. They are the poorest, the hungriest and the most oppressed sector of Iranian society. They have no rights and their conditions, over the past four decades, amount to organized crime by the mullahs’ religious dictatorship.”

Iran Protests: Isfahan Uprising in Support of the Protesting Farmers

Thousands join Isfahan’s farmers in 12th day of protests over water shortages — November 19, 2021
Thousands join Isfahan’s farmers in 12th day of protests over water shortages — November 19, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021 — The farmers of Isfahan province held the twelfth consecutive day of strikes and protests on Friday, gathering at the dried basin of Zayandeh Rud river.

The latest round of protests began on November 8 with farmers gathering in front of the provincial water company and the regime’s state-run television.

On November 9, the protesters transferred their rally to the river’s basin. Some farmers have set up tents in the area and are remaining at the protest scene day and night.

The protests have been growing more intense and crowded in the past two weeks. During this time, people of all walks of life have joined the farmers in their demonstrations against destructive government policies. On Friday, there were thousands of protesters at Zayandeh Rud.

The people were chanting, “The people of Isfahan will rather die than give in to disgrace,” “Where is our Zayandeh Rud,” “Zayandeh Rud is our undeniable right,” and “We will not go home until we get our water back.”

Also, Protester’s chant: “Guns Tanks (are useless), Mullahs must get lost,” “Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, my life only for Iran,” “Our enemy is right here, they lie it’s America”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), hailed the protesting people and farmers of Isfahan and said: The ruling corrupt and criminal clerical regime has only brought repression, killings, corruption, ruin, poverty, unemployment, and destruction of the country’s infrastructure.

She called on all workers, farmers and laborers, and the youth throughout Iran to rise up in support of the people and farmers of Isfahan and added: “They can obtain their rights through resistance and solidarity.”

1,000 Former Political Prisoners Attend Conference at Ashraf 3 in Albania to Commemorate the November 2019 Uprising in Iran

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI), addressed a conference of 1,000 former political prisoners in Ashraf 3, Albania.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI), addressed a conference of 1,000 former political prisoners in Ashraf 3, Albania.

The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) issued a statement regarding the Conference of 1,000 Former Political Prisoners at Ashraf 3 in Albania to Commemorate the November 2019 Uprising in Iran.

The conference attended by 1,000 former political prisoners on November 14, 2021. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), also addressed the conference.

The text of this statement is as follows:

On Sunday, November 14, 2021, a conference entitled “Seeking Justice for the 1988 Massacre, November 2019 Uprising” was held at Ashraf 3 in Albania. One thousand former political prisoners under the Shah and clerical dictatorships attended the conference, and 12 former political prisoners spoke.

Ms. Masoumeh Malek Mohammadi, a Deputy Secretary-General of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), who was arrested in 1982 and served many years in Evin prison, chaired the gathering. In her opening remarks, she said: “Among the prisoners present here, 220 of us are MEK women. The summer of 1988 massacre was the largest massacre of political prisoners in modern history. Unprecedented genocide and crime, the dimensions of which have not yet been known due to the policy of appeasement, and no one has been prosecuted for it. Not only its commanders and perpetrators have not been held accountable, but also continue to commit crimes against humanity in the highest government positions.”

Hassan Zarif, who was held captive in Ghezel Hesar and Evin prisons for 12 years, said: “In October, when I was returned to the public ward (from solitary confinement), I realized that a huge massacre had taken place. 90 to 95% of the prisoners had been executed, and of the 14 wards in Evin, which had thousands of prisoners, less than 90 prisoners survived. In our ward, out of 175 prisoners, 150 had been executed. In some of the wards, no one had survived. Of the three women’s wards, which held about 250 prisoners, a few survived from one ward, and most were Marxist prisoners.”

In his remarks, Mohammad Raputam, imprisoned in Evin, Ghezel Hesar, and Gohardasht prisons for 11 years, said: “We were 154 prisoners, who were transferred from Gohardasht to Evin Prison in June 1988. I was taken to the Death Committee in early-August 1988, whose members are now the officials of the current regime, including its president (Ebrahim Raisi). Of the 154 MEK members and supporters that came from Gohardasht, 147 were executed during the 1988 massacre.”

Ms. Parvin Firouzan, imprisoned for 9.5 years in Evin, Ghezel Hesar, and Gohardasht prisons, said: “The execution of MEK women remains a mystery that has remained unsealed, while other aspects of the massacre have come to light. Very few women survived that genocide. All but one prisoner held in five rooms, each containing 10 to 15 people, were executed. They were women who, beyond human endurance, had experienced the bitter mental and physical torture round the clock-for seven years, including in residential units and in cages and solitary confinement for long periods.”

Assadollah Nabavi, imprisoned for 13 years in Semnan and Evin prisons, said: “July 30, 1988, was the beginning of executions in Semnan. At the beginning of the massacre, Semnan prison was full of political prisoners, but by late October 1988, there were only three of us left. This is the situation of a town, from which one can surmise the dimensions of the massacre and genocide and the number of MEK political prisoners executed throughout Iran.”

Abbas Torabi, imprisoned in various prisons in Zahedan, Evin and Ghezel Hesar for eight years, said: “I was in Zahedan prison at the time of the massacre and the public, and secret prisons in Zahedan were filled with political prisoners supporting the MEK, almost all of whom were executed. During the massacre, all those who intended to join the MEK abroad and were arrested at the border were summarily executed without trials. “They put us under extreme pressure, demanding that we insult Mr. Massoud Rajavi (leader of the Iranian Resistance) with profane language.

In her remarks, Ms. Homa Jaberi, arrested at the age of 18 and imprisoned for 5.5 years in Evin, Gohardasht, and Ghezel Hesar prisons, said: The conditions there were very terrible. They covered us from head to toe with blindfolds and chadors; we stood in absolute silence against the wall, without any movement, and were tortured every night. They did not allow us to sleep except once every few days. They attacked us several times a day, and we were severely tortured. Some of our sisters who had been there for 14 months lost their psychological balance due to mental and physical stress, and some of those who survived were executed in the 1988 massacre.

Mohammad Sadegh Sadeghi, held in Evin, Ghezel Hesar, Gohardasht, and Joint Committee prisons until 1987, said: “I was in ward four of Evin Prison in 1981, where sometimes 70 to 100 executions took place at night, and we counted the coup de grâce shots fired. However, the morale of our comrades was very high. On the night of September 28, 1981, I counted 292 coup de grâce shots. The executions started at 9 pm and lasted until dawn.”

Dr. Atefeh Ashtiani, imprisoned in Evin for five years, said: “My brother, Mehdi, was one of those massacred. He was arrested in 1984 at the age of 19. My sister, Maryam, was in contact with the MEK again after her release. She left home on October 2, 1992, but never returned. On August 30, 1993, Hamid Noury (A henchman now on trial for crimes against humanity in Sweden) told my mother: ‘Your daughter wanted to join the Mojahedin. We killed her.’” She added: “Those executed were among our nation’s best and brightest and included specialists, university professors, writers, artists, doctors, and nurses.”

Ali Sarabi, who spent five years in Evin, Gohardasht, and Ghezelhesar prisons, described his unsuccessful attempt to escape from prison and said: “For 1.5 months, while I was at the interrogation center, I heard gunshots, and coup de grâce shots almost every night. The prisoners remembered that about 1,500 people were executed by firing squad in proceeding nights following September 27, 1981. If I were to summarize prison experience in one sentence, I would say it was a crime beyond the human imagination perpetrated by the clerical regime on the one hand and the resistance beyond the human capacity put up by the MEK political prisoners on the other hand.

Rasoul Ebrahimian, who has spent 17 years in various prisons, spoke about the massacre of political prisoners in Tabriz: “In late July 1988, the open-air sessions and visitations were stopped… All MEK political prisoners were executed in Urmia and Shahrekord prisons.”

Ms. Mahin Latif, who had spent about six years in Evin Prison, said: “Khomeini and his executioners never imagined that women supporters of the MEK would humiliate their regime… The clerical regime spared no effort to conceal the dimensions of the crimes and the identities of the massacred… But just as the prison walls of the Shah’s regime collapsed, so will the prison walls of the clerical regime.”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), arrived at the end of the conference. She paid tribute to the memory of more than 1,500 martyrs of the November 2019 uprising and the memory of the 1988 massacre victims.

She said: The flames of the November 2019 blood-soaked uprising have not and will never be extinguished. They will continue to fight until more uprisings like the one in November 2019 erupt, until the masterminds and perpetrators of all massacres are prosecuted, and until religious fascism in Iran is overthrown.

The November 2019 uprising carries a special message that seeking justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre is the same as rising up for the mullahs’ overthrow. From the prisons’ death corridors to the streets of Tehran, Tabriz, Ahvaz, and Isfahan, the Mojahedin (PMOI/MEK) will never give up on this objective until Iran is liberated. It is common knowledge that the mullahs’ bloodthirsty supreme leader Ali Khamenei and the mass murderer, Ebrahim Raisi, personally ordered the bloody crackdown on the uprising.

They can never escape prosecution and punishment. The Iranian people and Resistance will never give up on this goal. And no one can silence the cries of the brave mothers of the martyrs of November.

Mrs. Rajavi pointed out: The objective conditions for a democratic revolution and the overthrow of the clerical regime are riper than any other time. The country’s economy is paralyzed, and the vast majority of the population lives in poverty and starvation. Khamenei deliberately left the door open for the spread of the coronavirus and banned the import of foreign vaccines.

He wanted to contain society’s defiance, protests, and strikes by spreading death. However, the protest movement resurfaced with the uprising of the people of Baluchestan, followed by the uprising of the thirsty people of Khuzestan, protests by teachers, farmers, and workers nationwide.

Iran: Teachers Hold Protest Rallies in 51 Cities

Iran’s Freedom-Loving Teachers Rose Thursday All Across the Country
Iran’s Freedom-Loving Teachers Rose Thursday All Across the Country

Teachers held protest rallies across Iran on Thursday, November 11, 2021

Demonstrations were reported in 51 cities, including Tehran, Qom, Kermanshah, Qazvin, and Hamedan. Iran’s teachers are living in utter poverty and thus demanding better wages based on rising inflation.

They are also demanding fair access to employment and education law reforms. “All we’ve heard have been pledges, yet we’ve seen no justice!” the teachers chanted.

The protesters also demanded the release of detained teachers. Iranian teachers have been regularly protesting since September.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), remembering the martyrs of the November 2019 uprising, hailed the protesting teachers, educators, retirees, and farmers, and said: Khamenei, Raisi, and other ruling murderers cannot evade the Iranian people’s Call for Justice, and the anger of the arisen people fed up with their oppression and injustice and have no way out.

The cries of Iran’s freedom-loving teachers across Iran, chanting today, “Teachers rise, defend your rights,” and “free imprisoned teachers” echo calls of all the Iranian people.

On the anniversary of the November 2019 uprising, I hail the arisen teachers, educators, retirees, and farmers and pay tribute to the martyrs.

Protests Continue Across Iran, Demanding the Regime Action for Mounting Issues

Protests by workers, farmers, and retirees in different cities of Iran to realize their rights — Archive pictures
Protests by workers, farmers, and retirees in different cities of Iran to realize their rights — Archive pictures

Following the deteriorating conditions of the farming industry in Isfahan province in Iran and continued water shortages, a number of farmers protested outside the headquarters of the water company on November 8 due to the Iranian regime’s lack of response to solve the issues faced by people in the agricultural industry.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) said, “The regime’s policies and destructive projects, including the building of dams without regard to the province’s ecosystem, has resulted in severe ecological problems.”

The farmers also marched across the city of Isfahan to demand their fair share of water from the nearby Zayandeh-rud River. Many rivers in Iran have been rerouted by the regime, or had dams built for the regime’s own purposes, depriving much of society from accessing much needed resources.

Demonstrations took place in Isfahan on Sunday also, and in Khuzestan, as retired steel workers took to the streets to protest the regime’s disregard for their economic issues and deteriorating living conditions. These protests are the latest in a regular bout of demonstrations across a number of cities across Iran.

The insufficient pensions that the retirees receive are barely enough to cover even the most basic of expenses, and the payments are often delayed for several months, leaving people to fall below the poverty line as they struggle to survive. Despite the continuous protests, regime officials have yet to address the demands of the pensioners.

The MEK said, “The decline in Iran’s economy, spurred by government corruption and destructive policies, has plunged the lives of many pensioners and retired government workers into utter poverty.”

Iran’s national currency, the rial, has crashed dramatically in the past few years and lost more than 80% of its value. As a result, the prices of basic goods have skyrocketed but people’s salaries and pensions have not been adjusted to match the skyrocketing prices. This had led to hundreds of thousands of people living way below the poverty line as they struggle to provide for themselves and their families.

A further protest took place on Sunday, November 7, in Tabriz. This rally was organized by the workers of the Iran Khodro auto manufacturer, who went on strike following several months of not being paid their salaries by the company. Even without the delays in payment, the base amount in their wage packets hasn’t changed over the past few years despite the rising inflation levels in Iran, leaving workers severely underpaid.

The MEK said, “In the past two years, the prices of vehicles have increased fivefold, but the salaries of the workers have not changed, the protesters say.”

Months after the CEO of Cryptoland, one of Iran’s biggest digital currency exchanges, was arrested on embezzlement charges, a large number of the company’s account holders took to the streets in Tehran recently. A rally was held outside the headquarters of the regime’s judiciary as the protesters demanded the return of their money.

Following the CEO’s arrest in May, the website was shut down and around 70,000 users have been locked out of their accounts and left with no way of accessing their funds. Despite protesting for months, the account holders are yet to receive a response from authorities as to whether they will be able to reclaim their money back.

Iranian Regime Privatizes Companies as a Means to Plunder Iran’s Assets and Resources

90 percent of Iran’s petrochemical industry are now mainly under the control of the IRGC through “privatization” schemes
90 percent of Iran’s petrochemical industry are now mainly under the control of the IRGC through “privatization” schemes

Through the privatization of state-owned economic institutions in Iran, a large number of government-linked institutions, such as the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), the Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam (SETAD), Bonyad Mostazafan (Foundation of the Oppressed), Shahid Foundation (Martyr Foundation, have been able to take over state-owned industries for the Iranian regime’s own monetary gain.

The influence of the SETAD and its domination over the Iranian economy is even greater than that of the IRGC. When it comes to the Iranian regime’s corruption and confiscation of assets, the SETAD is the most forceful of the companies affiliated with the regime.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) said, “Economists acknowledge the fact that this kind of privatization is in fact “Khosoolati” (government-owned companies sold to private owners linked to regime officials) and contrary to the usual methods of privatization in other parts of the world.”

The regime’s privatization of state-owned institutions is their attempt to increase the capital of the government institutions that are linked to the regime’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei. All this at the cost of ruining Iran’s economy and causing detrimental damage to the Iranian people.

Khamenei has used Article 44 of the regime’s constitution as an excuse to use privatization to take over between 60 and 80 percent of Iran’s economy, according to economists’ estimates.

According to a quote from the regime’s president Ebrahim Raisi, in a report in the Shahrvand daily last year, he said that factories in Iran were handed to unskilled people on the back of huge loans from banks and government funds which caused production cycles to stop, creating further problems for workers.

The MEK said, “This corrupt structure, in addition to seizing industries and economic institutions and 80 percent of the economy, has also stolen much of the people’s capital while allocating the preferential exchange rate of 42,000 rials per U.S. dollars for the import of basic goods.”

The government gave the preferential exchange rate to people who already had ties with the government, who then imported luxury goods to be sold at market value. As a result, the export currency was not returned.

Ali Shariati, a member of the regime’s Chamber of Commerce said, “An important part of the currency that did not return to the country is related to petrochemicals and private companies (Khosoolati) active in various sectors of the Iranian economy. Unfortunately, no one holds them accountable.”

Petrochemical companies are greatly affiliated with the IRGC as their profits are used primarily used to fund the regime’s terrorist proxy groups and spread terrorism across the Middle East.

The MEK said, “Tax exemption or tax evasion and receiving large subsidies is another advantage of the Khosoolati sectors.”

Economist Hossein Raghfar told the Mostaghel daily on October 13 that last year, there were only 20 private companies that had profits of over 2.5 quadrillion rials (around $9 billion). This was due to the increase in prices of currency and the support of energy subsidies. In comparison, the taxes collected by the government from these companies were extremely small.

Raghfar also spoke to the Setare Sobh newspaper about government institutions evading tax payments by giving Iran’s resources to their ‘comrades’ and the ‘people’.

The MEK said, “These ‘friends and comrades’ are regime officials and/or institutions that control 65 percent of the country’s exports and 90 percent of the export of raw and semi-raw materials through the privatization policy. The end result is increasing corruption and driving many workers and employees of production companies below the poverty line.”

Senator Robert Torricelli: MEK is the Alternative to the Mullahs in Iran

Senator Robert Torricelli at the 2021 Free Iran Summit in Washington, DC — October 28, 2021
Senator Robert Torricelli at the 2021 Free Iran Summit in Washington, DC — October 28, 2021

Washington, D.C., summit calls for firm policy against Iran’s regime

“The leadership in Tehran has gone from bad to selecting a war criminal, a leader of genocide, as president. They’ve gone from talking about using nuclear power using for peaceful purposes to enrichment that can mean nothing but the development of an atomic bomb,” Robert Torricelli, U.S. Senator (1997-2003), said at the conference.

Senator Torricelli also praised the role of the Iranian Resistance and said, “There is one organization that has never compromised with terror, never sat at a table and divided up your freedoms, never participated in genocide, isn’t responsible for your poverty.

There’s one, and that one organization has the means, the leadership, the focus, the international support to rejoin the international community. That organization is the MEK, and Madam Rajavi is its leader.”

Senator Robert Torricelli
Senator Robert Torricelli

Read more: https://english.mojahedin.org/i/free-iran-summit-2021-washington-dc-mike-pence-20211029

Iranian Regime in Nuclear Deadlock as They Continue to Stall Plans to Re-Join Negotiations

Iran's nuclear facilities — file photo
Iran’s nuclear facilities — file photo

The recent G20 Summit in Italy ended, leaving the world powers still uncertain and concerned over the state of the Iranian regime’s nuclear programs and whether the regime will cooperate and re-join nuclear negotiations in Vienna.

The elected leaders of the United States, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom gave a joint statement stating that the ‘only sure way to avoid a dangerous escalation’ is to put effort into concluding negotiations ‘as a matter of urgency’.

The regime has been biding their time and stalling plans to re-join negotiations, all the while, they’ve been accelerating their nuclear program and extorting concessions from the international community, as well as preventing UN inspectors from accessing their nuclear sites for maintenance checks.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) said, “The regime’s continued testing of its counterparts’ will is even raising concerns among its own analysts and officials, several of whom have warned about the consequences of continuing provocative measures against the West.”

In the past, the regime has only agreed to negotiations in order to save themselves from mounting sanctions from international powers placed on them. The dire state of the economy in Iran at the moment means that society is on the verge of explosion, and the only thing keeping the Iranian people from overthrowing the regime are the repressive security forces who are brutally cracking down on protests.

The continuing demonstrations across the country are steps away from escalating to an uprising akin to that of November 2019, or perhaps even worse. The uprising two years ago brought the regime to the verge of collapse, so now with the current crises, and a restive society who live under extreme poverty and have nothing to lose, the next uprising will likely crush the regime entirely.

The MEK said, “The regime has two paths out of the current dilemma, all of which will have dire consequences for the rule of the mullahs. First, the regime can continue to avoid nuclear negotiations and instead slash expenses on ballistic missiles, nuclear weapons, and backing terrorist groups in the region.”

If expenses are slashed, this will in turn give the regime money to finally address the grievances of Iranian citizens who have been protesting consistently in recent months. The regime, however, fear that if they pull out of funding terrorist proxy groups across the Middle East, they will have to ‘fight for survival on the streets of Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, and other major Iranian cities’.

The second option is for the regime to end its stalling tactics and return to negotiations. This would likely result in sanctions being lifted, and the economic pressure in Iran being eased. The likelihood of this happening is unlikely as the regime fear such a move would lead to their eventual collapse. Either way, the regime’s continual disregard of international norms has led them to the point of deadlock, from where the only way forward is down the path of destruction.

The MEK said, “What this means for the international community is that the regime will not negotiate in good faith.  A regime that is headed by a serial killer and mass murderer does not intend to return into the good graces of the international community—it is desperately holding on to power with all its might.”

Tehran in the Maze of Crises- A Glance at Iran’s State Media

Iranian regime's state-run media
Iranian regime’s state-run media

On October 30, and 31, the Iranian regime’s state media reflected the mullahs’ desperation in resolving socio-economic and how this could end the regime’s decades of tyranny.

“More important than cyber-attack or technical glitches” is the headline of Jahan-e-Sanat daily referring to the recent cyberattack on Iran’s gas stations.

“Many believe that recent disruption of gas distribution was not done by hackers. It was [by the regime] to see the reaction of people, as it prepares to increase in the fuel prices,” Jahan-e Sanat wrote. 

“Officials have certainly had miscalculation in taking such a decision. Because increasing the fuel prices, is such a dangerous and destructive crisis which could result in social unrest as people are grappling with poverty, inflation, and skyrocketing prices,” Jahan-e Sanat wrote.

Jahan-e Sanat added that since the cyberattack on Tuesday, October 26, “The fuel at the free-market value o 30,000 rials per gallon has been sold”.”

In another article, titled “Officials Should Act,” Jahan-e-Sanat, warned of the economic pressures on people.

“The lower classes are degraded. When a lower-class society grows too large, we have a potentially huge population that, because they have nothing to lose, may turn to blind violence at any moment, endangering national security.”

“Everything Against the Stock Exchange” was an article on Hamdeli daily, which refers to the regime’s total bankruptcy. It also refers to the hollow promises of the regime’s new president Ebrahim Raisi his economic team. “The stock of many companies has plummeted, and sales queues are getting heavier by the minute.” “The decline of the dollar exchange rate seems to have had a significant impact on the state of the capital market. Of course, the contradictory news about the nuclear deal has also ruined the stock market situation. These heavy came amid a lot of good news about strengthening the capital market and injecting liquidity into the market” Hamdeli wrote.

“But the amount of liquidity that was supposed to enter the stock exchange market is not clear at all, and the market has also declined,” Hamdeli acknowledged.

Iran’s Nuclear Deal and Tehran’s Nuclear Extortion

While many of the western powers try to negotiation with the regime over its nuclear program, one of the regime’s former diplomats revealed Tehran’s intention to obtain a nuclear bomb.

“Sanctions can be effective for a while now. But the uranium enrichment program is advancing, and as soon as we reach the stage of nuclear weapons production, the government will be able to get concessions during the negotiations,” Fereydoun Majlisi, a former regime diplomat told the state-run Eqtesade Pouya on October 31.

“The [Raisi] government has put the eliminating of the JCPOA on the agenda. With the plan announced by the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, the revival of the JCPOA is not going to be on the agenda,” he added.

During the interview, Majlisi also warned about an economic collapse, and while referring to the drop of Iran’s exports to its allies, he foresaw that Iran is going to end up like Venezuela.

Live Report: Washington Summit to Examine Iran’s Nuclear Defiance, Terrorism

Washington Summit — October 28, 2021
Washington Summit — October 28, 2021

Ebrahim Raisi’s Role in Genocide and Terrorism

Washington Summit to Examine Iran’s Nuclear Defiance, Terrorism, Regional Meddling & Ebrahim Raisi’s Role in the 1988 Massacre

WASHINGTON, DC — On Thursday, October 28, 2021, a bipartisan summit examine the impact of Ebrahim Raisi’s presidency in the defiant posture Tehran has taken vis-à-vis the nuclear talks and the continuing regional meddling. It will also deal with Raisi’s role in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. Speakers will put forth policy recommendations for the United States to consider in dealing with Raisi.

On the heels of the G20 summit, hundreds of Iranian American community leaders from across the United States and victims of Raisi’s crimes join the conference in Washington, DC, to call for accountability and urge the U.S. to lead a decisive Iran policy.

The organizers support the 10-point plan of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) for a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear republic in Iran that promotes peace in the Middle East and beyond. 

The report of this conference will be updated in below:

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

Distinguished speakers,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear compatriots,
Allow me, first, to pay tribute to the 24 PMOI members who were murdered by the Iranian regime in the criminal missile attack on Camp Liberty six years ago. They were symbols of dignity and freedom who sacrificed their lives to free Iran. We salute them all.

Clerical regime in deadlock

This is a very timely conference. The regime is engulfed in many crises with no solution. The people’s daily life is worsening. The economic foundations have been destroyed. In 2021, inflation in Iran has reached 50 percent, and unemployment is on the rise.
Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) are plundering the nation’s wealth or spending it on meddling in the region as well as on nuclear, missile, and drone projects. Corruption is widespread, while poverty is on the rise.
Due to serious domestic crises, the regime fears uprisings similar to November 2019 that shook the regime to its foundations. Therefore, Khamenei decided on a policy of contraction.
The current composition of the three branches is intended to deal with the situation the regime is facing.
Khamenei selected Ebrahim Raisi, through a sham election, as the regime president and then appointed another criminal, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Eje’i, as the Judiciary Chief.
Raisi was a member of the Death Commission in the 1988 massacre to implement Khomeini’s decree to execute PMOI members who remained loyal to the organization. 30,000 political prisoners were executed in a few months.
This book contains the names of only five thousand of those martyrs.
The regime’s Parliament Speaker is also a Revolutionary Guards commander. He proudly talks about his role in the suppression of students’ protests in 1999.
With Raisi and his cabinet, dominated by IRGC commanders, and a policy of contraction, Khamenei intends to preserve his fragile regime.
However, the crises are so deep, and the gap between the people and the regime is so wide, that Khamenei can neither resolve these crises nor contain the public anger.

Regime change is inevitable

In addition, in light of nationwide protests by almost every sector of Iranian society, and the activities of Resistance Units, the regime fears that even a small incident could trigger a major uprising.
In a word, the Iranian people are ready for the regime’s overthrow more than at any other time.
It is time for the international community to side with the people of Iran and their desire for change.
The Iranian people have clearly demonstrated their demands and their resolve for change. They reject the regime in its entirety.
So, let it be clear: regime change in Iran, by the Iranian people and their Resistance, is inevitable, and nothing can prevent it. It is time for the world to recognize this fact as well.
The people of Iran expect governments, including the U.S. and the European governments, to revise their policy on Iran and side with the Iranian people.

Prosecute Raisi now

On the nuclear issue, it is time to abandon the policy of ignoring the regime’s violations.
The time has come to re-impose all of the UN Security Council resolutions suspended in 2015.
The mullahs are using the nuclear talks to silence the international community about the worsening human rights situation in Iran and its terrorism and meddling in the region.
Doing business with the regime will only fill the pocket of the IRGC and reinforce the suppressive organs and agencies in charge of the export of terrorism.
The people of Iran expect the international community to prosecute Ebrahim Raisi for genocide and crime against humanity in an international court. He is a mass murderer. He must be prosecuted now and not later.

Tomorrow’s free Iran

In closing, allow me to repeat: The people of Iran are determined to overthrow this religious dictatorship as they did with the Shah’s dictatorship. They want to establish a republic based on democratic values, where people are the only decision-makers. For this cause, 120,000 of the best children of Iran have sacrificed their lives.
In the free Iran after the mullahs, the National Council of Resistance of Iran is committed to holding free elections and respecting the rights of all people.
We are committed to gender equality, including in political and economic leadership. We reject the death penalty and the mullahs’ Sharia law. We advocate a non-nuclear Iran.
I call on the international community and world leaders to adopt their policy on Iran in line with the Iranian people’s desire, and to identify Iran with its people and not with its criminal rulers.
Thank you all very much.

Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States (2017 – 2021)

Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States (2017 – 2021)
Mike Pence, Vice President of the United States (2017 – 2021)

I want to thank you for the outstanding work you are doing to promote a free Iran.  Thank you all for continuing to stand strong in the name of freedom.

I can say with certainty that the American people support your goal of establishing a secular, democratic, non-nuclear Iranian republic that derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.

What the Iranian people have endured since 1979 will be recorded by history as one of the great tragedies of the modern era.

As a former elected leader, as an American citizen, and as a man of faith who believes that all people are created in the image of God, the Iranian people have always been in my heart.

Under the Trump-Pence administration, I am proud that America did not turn a deaf ear to the pleas of the Iranian people, and we did not remain silent in the face of the Iranian regime’s countless atrocities.

We proudly stood with the freedom-loving people of Iran.

We cancelled the Iran nuclear deal, which had flooded the regime’s coffers with tens of billions of dollars, and pallets full of cash — money that it used to repress its own people and support deadly terror attacks across the wider world.

We imposed crippling new sanctions on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). We launched a campaign of maximum pressure, punishing the regime for its belligerent behavior and assault on its own citizens. We vigorously enforced sanctions to bring Iran’s oil exports to zero and deny the regime its principal source of revenue.

We called on the free nations of the world to stand with us. We encouraged world leaders to condemn Iran’s unelected dictators and defend the Iranian people’s unalienable right to chart their own future and determine their own destiny.

The Iranian regime has never been weaker than it is today. Its economy is in shambles. The inflation rate has skyrocketed. Iranian currency has lost 90 percent of its value. Four out of five Iranians now live below the poverty line. Corruption is at an all-time high. By all indications, the Iranian people are ready for change.

The recent selection of Ebrahim Raisi to serve as Iran’s president is a sign of the regime’s growing desperation. 30 years ago, Raisi was in charge of the Ayatollah’s death squads. He is a brutal mass murderer responsible for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. His selection as president is intended to quash internal dissent and intimidate the people of Iran into remaining silent.

But we must never remain silent in the face of evil.

Today, we join you in pledging that his crimes must not go unpunished. Ebrahim Raisi must be removed from office by the people of Iran – and he must be prosecuted for crimes against humanity and genocide.

Today, the resistance movement in Iran has never been stronger. Resistance Units in Iran are the center of hope for the Iranian people. They are the engine for change from within during the uprisings and continued protests. On both political parties, the American people stand unequivocally on the side of the Iranian people and their Resistance.

One of the biggest lies the ruling regime has sold the world is that there is no alternative to the status quo. But there is an alternative – a well-organized, fully prepared, perfectly qualified and popularly supported alternative called the MEK.

The MEK is committed to democracy, human rights, and freedom for every citizen of Iran and is led by an extraordinary woman: Mrs. Rajavi is an inspiration to the world. Her Ten Point Plan for the future of Iran will ensure freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, and the freedom for every Iranian to choose their elected leaders.

Our greatest hope must always be for a peaceful, cooperative and harmonious co-existence with Iran and all the sovereign nations of the world. The United States will always be ready to embrace peace with all who seek it.

But peace is only possible through strength.

Weakness arouses evil… but let there be no doubt that the American people remain strong – and we remain absolutely committed to defending freedom and standing up for oppressed people around the globe.

We know that Iran can be a great nation once again. We know the rich history of Iran, which stretches back to time immemorial, is the story of a people who have made great contributions to art, music, literature, science and commerce – and we know that story is far from over.

All free nations of the world must continue to support the Iranian people in their calls for freedom and demand that Iran’s leaders cease their dangerous and destabilizing actions at home and abroad.

We stand with the proud people of Iran because it is right, and because the regime in Tehran threatens the peace and security of the world.

But no oppressive regime can last forever. The day will come that the ayatollahs iron-fisted grip on Iran will be gone. A new glorious day will dawn, a bright future will begin, ushering in an era of peace, prosperity, stability, and freedom for the good people of Iran.

Senator Joe Lieberman, US Vice President Candidate (2000)

 Senator Joe Lieberman, US Vice President Candidate (2000)
Senator Joe Lieberman, US Vice President Candidate (2000)

We are here not only because we believe in your cause, but because we believe in you.

You have a heritage, you have a country from which you and your families come from, you grieve over the suffering of the people in Iran. You will not rest and neither will we until they are free.

You have a platform for the next great chapter of Iranian Persian history of values that are totally consistent with American values. You have a plan for the governance of Iran after this regime collapses.

You have a courageous and inspirational leader, Madam Maryam Rajavi.

The greatest threat that the United States faces today is from the regime in Tehran. It has enabled aggression and subversion in the region, and is bringing untold suffering and death to the people of Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and of course in Iran.

This regime has executed 30,000 of God’s children in 1988 only because they were members of the MEK. We are proud to be standing in their memory today and we will fight until we achieve our goal.

Instead of occupying the office of the president of a great country like Iran, Raisi should be arrested, taken to The Hague, and put on trial for crimes against humanity and the crime of genocide. How can anyone in the leadership of our closest allies and the Biden administration believe that an effective agreement on nuclear weapons or anything else can be achieved with this regime? It is a delusion.

We should be increasing the pressure on the regime, adopting and enforcing new sanctions, stopping China from secretly buying Iranian oil, and urge the International Atomic Energy Agency to send the Iranian file to the United Nations Security Council.

The regime in Tehran is at its weakest point since the revolution. Its economy is in shambles. The regime in Tehran has not protected the people of Iran from the COVID-19 virus. That is not just incompetence; that is brutality.

The world can bring about the end of the regime by supporting the people of Iran, and here in Washington we can rebuild if the administration will take the lead that historically bipartisan American policy toward Iran.

Michael Mukasey, 81st U.S. Attorney General

 Michael Mukasey, 81st U.S. Attorney General
Michael Mukasey, 81st U.S. Attorney General

The selection of a person like Raisi who participated directly in a massacre of thousands in 1988 to be president should have been enough to show that the supreme leader Ali Khamenei and the rest of the regime do not care how they are perceived by the outside world.

Since he took office, we’ve witnessed the next escalation of threats missile launches attacks by unmanned aerial vehicles and other instruments of destruction, and then approach the negotiations under the ill-fated JCPOA that can only be described as toying with the concept of a nuclear free Iran, and simply running the clock while work proceeds toward enriching uranium at ever higher levels, and using ever more advanced centrifuges to speed the process.

The character of the regime has continued to play out in courtrooms around the world. The trial of Assadollah Assadi concluded this year in a Belgian court. Assadi was an Iranian diplomat convicted of using his diplomatic cover to fly a bomb from Iran to Europe that was to have been exploded at a Free Iran rally in Paris in June of 2018.

More recently, the trial of Hamid Nouri for crimes committed during the 1988 massacre has been proceeding in Sweden.

The world, and in particular our own government, should not be paralyzed by the variety and enormity of the acts the mullahs have committed. The response should be unrelenting pressure and open willingness to deal with individual members of the regime, including Raisi himself, in whatever form becomes available.

The only way to end the regime’s conduct is to end the regime itself.

Continued pressure through sanctions, continued refusal to be fooled by the resuming of dishonesty about its nuclear program, and the pursuit of individual criminals can help. Those are the tools that we have, and we should not hesitate to use them.

Senator Robert Torricelli, U.S. Senator (1997-2003)

 Senator Robert Torricelli, U.S. Senator (1997-2003)
Senator Robert Torricelli, U.S. Senator (1997-2003)

The leadership in Tehran has gone from bad to selecting a war criminal, a leader of a genocide, as president. They’ve gone from talking about using nuclear power using for peaceful purposes to enrichment that can mean nothing but the development of an atomic bomb.

They’ve talked about reentering the international community but sponsor terrorism all over the region. It is not getting better; it is getting worse. I love our quality of optimism; I love the American belief in the future. However, the reality is that this regime must go by any means and it must happen now.

These dictators, these despots always look strong until they’re not. You know they’re going to fall; you know it is soon, you know it is going to happen because you know the Iranian people.

I have never seen a bipartisan coalition in America with the depth of the support that the MEK has. I’ve never seen anything like it.

There is one organization that has never compromised with terror, never sat at a table and divided up your freedoms, never participated in genocide, isn’t responsible for your poverty. There’s one, and that one organization has the means, the leadership, the focus, the international support to rejoin the international community. That organization is the MEK and Madam Rajavi is its leader, and we are the answer.

General James Conway, 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps

 General James Conway, 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps
General James Conway, 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps

Iran is a threat to the United States to Europe, to the Middle East, and freedom loving people everywhere. They are conducting proxy wars right now as we as we are here today in two nations, and they have armed militia interfering in the governance of three others. Iran is one of four nations on the globe that has refused to acknowledge that terrorism is bad. They say we see it as an element of national power and if we h#ave to exercise it, we will. 99% of the other nations on the globe do not see the world that way. Iran is hell bent on bringing nuclear proliferation to the Middle East.

Iran now has a criminal for a president. Raisi has the blood of 30,000 of your countrymen on his hands. He was one of four members of that infamous Death Commission that oversaw 30,000 executions in 1988.

If we or a European nation start to deal with this person, all we will do is strengthen that regime.

Hannaneh Amanpour

Hannaneh Amanpour
Hannaneh Amanpour

The Khomeini regime murdered my father in 1988. I continue to stand here today hand-in-hand with my brothers and sisters in Iran. I stand with the MEK. I stand with them because I care about human rights and women’s rights, and Islam. The atrocities carried out by the Iranian regime in the last four decades is nothing short of a massacre.

We must hold Raisi accountable. His reign of terror began long before this generation. It must end now.

The MEK embody the values of peace and equality shared by the Iranian people. The people of Iran are thirsty for change and they need us to stand with them.