A turning point in mullahs’ escalating internal feuding - Maryam Rajavi
The National Council of Resistance of Iran said in a statement on Friday that Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, described Wednesday‘s television debate between mullahs’ president Ahmadinejad and Mir-Hossein Moussavi, a presidential candidate and a former prime minister, where the mullahs’ secrets were revealed, as a turning point in the regime’s escalating internal feuding and a devastating blow to its entirety. Whoever comes out of ballot boxes is doomed to suffer from its scathing and broad consequences, she reiterated. Immediate reaction by Hashemi Rafsanjani, former president and the head of the regime’s Expediency Council, to the debate and his call to respond on television to charges made there against him is the unraveling outcome of the debate. Mrs. Rajavi added that the escalation of infighting and uncovering of internal secrets of the regime have deeply worried mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. He allowed the debate between the candidates - approved by him personally - in a bid to warm up the already boycotted sham election. This was a miscalculation and a clumsy imitation of election campaigns in other countries. For the medieval regime with no capacity for such debates, the Wednesday’s event was a blow to its entirety before benefiting one or the other candidate. Fearful of the surfacing scandalous secrets of the regime, Khamenei came on stage the following day to pull the reins and control the crisis. Warning the leaders of the regime, he said: “Do not let the firm structure of the regime break down. If it does, then no wound will be healed and the ruins will not be mended. We have to take care of the strong structure of the Islamic system as Imam [Khomeini] taught us…We should not allow confrontation, arguments or conflicts [among ourselves]. You must be careful. If you noted that someone is insisting on causing chaos and conflict, be aware that he is either a traitor or extremely ignorant.”Mrs. Rajavi emphasized that Ahmadinejad-Moussavi debate only unveiled a small part of the crisis, decadence and corruption within the regime, its plunder of the nations’ wealth and its role in terrorism. According to some people within the regime, in this unbridled power struggle the parties involved in the debate uncovered the kind of things which were only exposed previously by the Iranian Resistance.In the meantime, the evolving consolidation of the clerical dictatorship has led to polarization within Khamenei’s faction in mullahs’ parliament and traditional groupings there and various bodies in the regime. So far, the grouping known as Association of Clergy and leading figures in Khamenei’s faction such as Ali Larijani, Speaker of the parliament; Ahmad Tavakoli, Mohammad Reza Bahonar and Haddad Adel, former Speaker of the parliament; have refrained from rendering public support to Ahmadinejad. This is while they know full well that Khamenei is pressing hard and engineering for maximum rigging in order to bring out Ahmadinejad from the ballot box.Mrs. Rajavi also recalled the Iranian Resistance’s revelations 22 years ago regarding the mullahs’ terrorist plot to bomb Mecca and set fire to the holy shrine. The Resistance provided detailed information and the names of people involved in that heinous and unforgiveable crime that the regime persistently attributed to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). But, in the course of the regime’s internal feuding, Ahmadinejad reminded Moussavi that it was under his government that explosives and the agents with a terrorist plan left Tehran Airport to Saudi Arabia. This was in response to Moussavi when he mentioned about Ahmadinejad sending missiles to Gaza.
IAEA report signals need for comprehensive sanctions against mullahs
Latest IAEA report highlights mullahs’ nuclear weapons project again and signals need for comprehensive sanctionsWestern negotiations and concessions biggest aid to the mullahs for producing atomic bombNational Council of Resistance of Iran(NCRI) - The latest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sheds fresh international light on the Iranian regime’s attempts to continue and expand its project to obtain a nuclear weapon, simultaneously engaging in deception and secrecy. This demands the adoption of a firm policy and imposition of comprehensive sanctions against the Iranian regime more than ever before.The IAEA report expresses outstanding concerns due to the clerical regime’s lack of response to the agency’s questions about experiments pointing to the military dimension of its nuclear program. In this regard, it notes that, “The Agency has still not received a positive reply from Iran in connection with the Agency’s requests and, therefore, has not had access to relevant information, documentation, locations or individuals.”The new IAEA report indicates that the number of the regime’s deployed centrifuges has now reached 7,000, showing a 30 percent increase compared to the number of centrifuges mentioned in the agency’s February report. The Iranian regime has increased its stockpile of low-enriched uranium (LEU) by 500 kg, according to the nuclear watchdog.The report adds that the clerical regime has refused to grant the inspectors access to the heavy water reactors in the city of Arak. It also talks about the testing and deployment of more advanced models of centrifuges, which had already been revealed earlier by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)Some of the other points highlighted in the IAEA’s latest report include: Failure to implement the Additional Protocol and violation of UN Security Council resolutions and IAEA Board of Governors requests, including suspension of uranium enrichment and heavy water related projects, as well as stonewalling requests to disclose information about new projects such as the nuclear power plant in Darkhovin.Although the IAEA report has failed to note many other aspects of the Iranian regime’s nuclear activities and has turned a blind eye to scores of further violations, it nonetheless clearly demonstrates that the ruling clerics in Iran have benefited most in regards to the expansion and completion of their nuclear project thanks to the Western countries’ policy of negotiations and concessions.While the regime speedily steps closer to building a nuclear weapon, providing it with the opportunity to clarify its position about negotiations until the end of 2009, is a great mistake. This opportunity moves the regime closer to its objective.A timid and soft approach vis-à-vis the clerical regime persists while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the mullahs’ President, on June 4 boasts his government’s four-year achievements by pointing to the Western countries’ acquiescence and concessions to his regime. He added, “Today, we have achieved nuclear capability.” Before, he said, the regime had to conduct many rounds of negotiations “on just three centrifuges,” whereas “now more than 7,000 centrifuges are running.” Prior to this, he had rejected uranium enrichment suspension, saying, “No one can block our progress toward producing nuclear fuel” (Fars News Agency, April 14, 2009).The Iranian Resistance reminds about the immediate and serious threats for peace and tranquility in the region and the world as a result of the fundamentalist and terrorist mullahs’ ability to acquire a nuclear bomb. The Iranian Resistance thus calls on the UN Security Council to immediately adopt comprehensive military, diplomatic, technological, and oil embargoes against the Iranian regime.Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of IranJune 6, 2009
Iran has highest brain drain among 91 world developing and non-developed countries
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), in its latest report, announced that among 91 world’s developing and non-developed countries Iran has the highest rate of brain drain, reported Radio France on May 31, 2009. According to this report, 150 to 180 of the Iranian elites migrate annually from Iran for different reasons. 220 Iranian academicians have left Iran for residing in western countries only in year 2,000. Presently more than 250,000 Iranian engineers and physicians and more than 170,000 other high educated Iranians live in the United States and according to the official figures of the Passport Office, in 2008, 15 senior expert and 2-3 PhDs and altogether 5, 475 Bachelors of Science(B.S.C) have migrated from the country.
Iranian regime’s meddling in Lebanon’s election
NCRI - Iranian Resistance warns against widespread meddling of the Iranian regime in Lebanon’s upcoming elections and its catastrophic consequences for the Middle East and the Mediterranean region. It calls for the formation of an anti-fundamentalist front by all countries as well as political parties and forces in the region to prevent the religious fascism’s progress in the area and evict it from the whole region. The clerical regime which has no support among Iranians has found the export of terrorism and fundamentalism crucial for its survival. Senior officials of the Iranian regime have repeatedly described Lebanon and Palestine as part of their “strategic depth.”For years, mullahs have planned to devour Lebanon in order to achieve their sinister goal of establishing an 'Islamic empire'. Since 2003, the mullahs’ infiltration into Iraq and the subsequent hidden occupation of that country, has enabled the clerical regime to intensify its aggression into Lebanon which had been launched by Khomeini in the early 1980s.The regime intends to help groups formed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and its proxies to win the elections and bring them to power in Lebanon. To this effect, the mullahs are spending billions of dollars to create divisions among nationalist and anti-fundamentalist forces, conspiring and committing terrorist activities against them. Over the past few years and particularly following the July 2006 war, Iranian regime has spent tens of billions of dollars from the Iranian people’s wealth for advancement of this project in Lebanon. On May 25, Ahmadinejad explicitly stated that by the success of the regime’s agents and proxies in the Lebanese election 'the situation in the region will change, a new front will be formed, and the resistance front will be strengthened in the whole region.' Hezbollah has also explicitly announced that the Iranian regime and in particular Khamenei will not refrain from 'handing over unconditionally weapons and military equipment to strengthen the Lebanese army and support the resistance'.As many nationalist and democratic Arab personalities express their concern, the above remarks clearly indicate that the Iranian regime intends to use Lebanon as a military garrison and a base for its meddling in other Arab countries and in the Mediterranean region.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)June 5, 2009