Monday, July 20, 2015


The announced agreement between P5+1 and the Iranian regime
over its nuclear program on Tuesday July 14, provoked sharp reactions across the Arab world, with some cheering the success of diplomacy and others fearing it would empower Iranian regime and increase instability, New York Times reported.
While the United States has long been closer to the Saudi camp, the great effort the Obama administration put into reaching the accord left many feeling it had abandoned its traditional allies in a way that could shift the balance of power in the region.
Saudi Arabia and its regional allies see Iran as the ultimate source of much of the region’s violence, pointing to its deep support for President Bashar al-Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, Shiite militias in Iraq and Houthi rebels in Yemen.
In its haste to reach an agreement, many Saudis say, the United States effectively ignored Iran’s destructive policies.
“Iran is an aggressor,” said Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist who has advised government officials. “It has ambitions and plans that it is implementing in the region, and it is using force, not diplomacy, in the region.”
“Iran under sanctions was a pain in the neck for the Saudis, and it will be more of a pain in the neck without sanctions,” he said. “There is no sign that the Iranians are going to change and bring peace.”
On the other hand the leader of an Iranian parliament in-exile told London-based Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday that Tehran will ultimately cheat on its agreement with world powers negotiated in Vienna this week to build a nuclear weapon.
Maryam Rajavi , President elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, added that the agreement will open the door to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, and will provide the regime in Tehran with a renewed opportunity to expand its financing of terrorists in Yemen, Syria and elsewhere.
She also warned that Iranian regime will likely use funds from the sanctions relief granted in Tuesday’s deal to further its sponsorship and exportation of terrorism in the region, rather than to address the needs of the Iranian people. She called on the international community to stand by the Iranian people and help them remove the Tehran regime, noting that “the correct policy” for the West, “is to back the Iranian people and the Iranian Resistance to remove the regime.”

According to Women Committee of National Council of Resistance
of Iran July 16, once again four Kurdish women and young girls in Bukan (West Azerbaijan Province in northwestern Iran) were victims of acid attacks.
These crimes were carried out on Tuesday, July 14th on Kurdistan Boulevard in Bukan where a woman and three young girls were taking a walk when they were targeted and severely wounded in this criminal acid attack. One of the victims, Susane Ismaeel Nezhad, a 24-year old construction student in college, was injured in the her back. Prior to this she was threatened and pressured many times by the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence agents for her brother’s political activities outside of Iran.
Two other young girls attacked in another incident were sisters of the Ma’roufi family, and another young woman – the wife of a Kurdish artist – was also targeted.
Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Chair of the National Council of Resistance of Iran Women’s Committee expressed her deep abhorrence on this acid attack by the Iranian regime against 4 Kurdish women in Bukan, and called on all Iranian women and youths to protest this barbarity.
On Thursday night people mostly women demonstrated against acid attacks on 4 young women. The Iranian regime's plain cloth agents, arrested some 30 women.

After 2 weeks of Mr. Ismail Abdi's detention- Secretary general of
the Teacher's association- by the IRGC (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) there is no news of the charges against him. Abdi is being kept in Evin Prison’s 2A solitary confinement and is under interrogation. He hasn’t had any visits from his lawyer or family. His connections with the outside world have been limited to two minute calls to his family. Mr. Abdi was on his way to Ottawa to participate and give speech in the 7th Education International which will be held from July 21- 26, but was arrested in the Iranian airport and jailed. The Iran Democratic Association tells Radio Irava that it's members will hold protests in front of Shaw Center here in Ottawa to support the teacher's rights and to demand the release of Mr. Abdi from prison.

Three ill political prisoners, Foad Moghaddam, Assadollah Hadi and Mohammad Seifzadeh in Gohardasht Prison are in need of urgent medical care and are reportedly in dire conditions. Due to the lack of ventilation, extreme heat and all air corridors being closed in their prison hall, the conditions of these three prisoners in ward 12 of Gohardasht prison has been deteriorating and led to serious medical problems.
Mashallah Haeri, Shahrokh Zamani, Saleh Kohandel, Khaled Herdani, Asghar Ghattan and Shahram Pour Mansouri are amongst the prisoners in this ward and they are all deprived of medical care or any such supplies.