Bipartisan Washington Summit Backs Iran’s Revolution and Resistance
On Saturday, a bi-partisan summit was held in Washington D.C., U.S., in solidarity with the nationwide Iran uprising and the Iranian people’s quest to establish a democratic, secular, and non-nuclear republic. The event was attended by several renowned U.S. politicians, including former Vice President Mike Pence. Saturday’s event and its speakers expressed their utter support of the Iranian people’s organized resistance, including the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and its parent coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). The panelists echoed the voice of Iranians who reject any kind of tyranny by chanting,” death to the oppressor, be it the Shah or the mullahs,” and rejected the false notion of the return of the deposed Pahlavi dictatorship in Iran.
NCRI-US Applauds U.S. House Bipartisan Majority Backing Iran Uprising for a Democratic, Secular, Non-nuclear Republic
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, March 9, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ — The U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) welcomes the majority of the U.S. House of Representatives’ outstanding bipartisan endorsement of H.Res.100, “Expressing support for the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic, secular, and nonnuclear Republic of Iran and condemning violations of human rights and state-sponsored terrorism by the Iranian Government.”
Students and families demonstrate with “Death to Khamenei” and “Death to the Child-Killer regime” slogans in Tehran
Maryam Rajavi: This malicious act serves as a tool for revenge against girls in the uprising and complements the Guidance Patrol’s oppressive measures
The project of poisoning students in girls’ schools is gaining new dimensions every day, and the leaders of the regime are trying to hide the regime’s role in this crime by lying and creating conflicting scenarios.
Live report: Iran sees new anti-regime protests over gas attacks targeting schools
Iran’s nationwide uprising is witnessing its 168th day on Thursday as protests in many cities are escalating following a growing number of gas attacks targeting mostly all-girls schools in Tehran and other cities. At least 26 schools in six cities across the country were targeted in a string of mysterious gas attacks on Wednesday alone, leaving hundreds of schoolgirls poisoned and sent to medical centers to receive aid. This led to many scenes of protests and anti-regime slogans on Wednesday.
Bipartisan Resolution HRES-100 118 Congress
Congressional Press briefing:
Supporting a Free, Secular, Democratic, Non-Nuclear Republic of Iran
At a Congressional press briefing on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, bipartisan members of the House of Representatives introduced H. Res. 100. Led by Congressman Tom McClintock and Congressman Brad Sherman, House Resolution 100 is, “Expressing support for the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic, secular, and nonnuclear Republic of Iran, and condemning the violation of human rights and state-sponsored terrorism by the Iranian Government.” More...
McClintock Introduced House Resolution With Over 160 Co-sponsors in Support of a Free, Democratic, and Secular Republic in Iran
WASHINGTON – A broad bi-partisan coalition of 165 house members joined Congressman Tom McClintock (CA-05) today to announce the introduction of House Resolution 100, voicing support for the Iranian Resistance Council’s ten-point plan for a democratic, secular and non-nuclear Republic of Iran.
McClintock expressed the representatives’ united support for the protests in Iran, the opposition to the harsh oppression imposed by the regime over its own people, and its export of violence and terrorism throughout the Middle East. Read more ...
Washington summit in support of the uprising for a democratic and free republic in Iran
Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, December 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — At a briefing held in the historic Senate Kennedy Caucus Room, bipartisan Senators and prominent policy experts expressed support for nationwide protests for democratic change in Iran and called for additional pressure on the clerical regime.
Addressing the event virtually, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran said, “All evidence suggests that the regime has reached the point of no return in the final phase of its rule. The Shah’s dictatorship had a well-equipped army of 400,000 men, but it could not overcome the will of the Iranian people.” “Why a child-killing regime that brutally represses women and imposes discrimination against them is a member of the UN institutions. Is this not an insult to humanity? The Iranian Resistance expects the US Senate to lead an initiative to expel the regime from UNICEF.”
I’d like to thank & recognize the National Council of Resistance of Iran for their commitment to elevating your voices, the voices of Iranians inside of Iran & constantly advocating for their freedom”
Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ)In his speech, Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) who Chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said, “Let me start off by thanking the Organization of Iranian Communities for putting together today’s event on Capitol Hill. I’m thrilled to see so many Iranian Americans from across the country, and I’d like to thank and recognize the National Council of Resistance of Iran for their commitment to elevating your voices, the voices of Iranians inside of Iran and constantly advocating for the freedom of the Iranian people.” The spilling of protesters’ blood should never, never, never be normalized he noted and then added, “and the United States and the international community cannot be silenced. And that’s why just this week, we passed my Senate Concurrent Resolution 47 commending the bravery of Iranian protesters on behalf of the United States government.” He concluded, “Let us continue to protect those in Ashraf 3 and I am committed to doing that. Let’s keep fighting the senseless repression of women and girls.” More...
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, “We live in a historic times and historic moment, so I stand with Jeanne [Senator Shaheen] to see what we can do to lend our voice to the people who have been out in the streets, the villages, and the towns of Iran saying enough is enough. I think we have reached the point now in the 21st century where it is a time of choosing and I choose the people of Iran over the Ayatollahs.” More...
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) referenced ongoing protests and said, “and we are standing in awe with what is happening in Iran, but it is not enough to be impressed by their bravery. We must also stand in lockstep with the people of Iran as they struggle to take back their lives and
freedoms.” She urged the Biden administration to enforce existing sanctions and place additional sanctions on clerical regime officials and entities.” More...
Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) concurred and said, “I think we have to put maximum pressure on the Iranian leadership…To the Iranian people, and to Iranian Americans, know that I stand with you every step of the way.” He then added, “ I will stand with you every step along the way and hopefully, we will see a change so that tens of millions of honest, hardworking, freedom-seeking Iranians begin to enjoy their freedoms.” More...
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said, “I see this extraordinary courage by women and girls [In Iran] who are pricking the consciousness of our world, who are calling the moral imagination of their own people, who are fighting not just for basic rights and freedom but are also what should be, to me, fundamental for all humanity, this idea of human dignity and respect.” More...
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) said, “When the government has to raid the biggest university to keep people subjugated, there is clearly a problem there that the world needs to stand up for. People are willing to risk their lives and even give their lives for freedom, the least we can do is everything we can possibly do to encourage that and to support that.” He added, “I’ve been working for some time now with the government in Albania, and I went to Albania to see people once . The U.S. Embassy in Albania could be much more helpful than they are. We continue to encourage that.” More...
Senator John Boozman (R-AR) said, “I think you know most of us are firmly in your corner. My commitment is to help in any way that we can, certainly on the topic of nuclear weapons and human rights.”
Speaking to the women of Iran, Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) noted, “I want to say loudly and clearly that we are moved by your courage and your strength. And to all Iranians calling for their fundamental rights to be respected, let me say loudly and clearly that the United States stands with you. We are calling for an immediate end to the barbaric detention of peaceful protesters, an immediate end to the blatant human rights violations.” More...
Former Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) said, “there is one leader that has been working on this for decades, who has seen this revolution coming for a long time and has supported it, and that is Mrs. Rajavi, the President elect of the NCRI. It was beautiful to hear her today and Mrs. Rajavi has had the foresight to predict that women would lead this revolution. In a speech 17 years ago, she said, “In the tragedy of women in our enchained homeland, Iran, women’s human identity has been denied, but I assure you that those oppressed today will be the victors of tomorrow.”
Former Senators Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and former U.S. Ambassador Marc Ginsberg also addressed the briefing. More ...
Mrs. Sheila Neinavaei and Mrs. Mitra Samani who had spent seven and four years respectively in the notorious Evin Prison outlined the harrowing conditions of political prisoners in Iran as well as their own experiences. Dr. Sololmaz Abooali, a fifteen-time U.S. national and three-time world champion in traditional karate moderated this event.
Bipartisan senators advance measure to support Iranian protesters
BY ZACH SCHONFELD - 12/07/22 2:36 PM ET
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday approved a bipartisan resolution reaffirming U.S. support for Iranian protesters and calling on the Biden administration to impose additional sanctions on Iranian officials and entities responsible for repressing the protests. Read More...
UN Human Rights Council
BREAKING At its 35th special session,
Human Rights Council decided to create a new fact-finding mission to investigate "alleged #HumanRightsViolations in the Islamic Republic of #Iran related to the protests that began on 16 September 2022."
35th special session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, especially with respect to women and children - 24 November 2022 More...
Cannot underestimate the deep & real grievances of #IranProtests. Actions like these & chants against the regime reflect the pent-up frustration on display in the streets of so many Iranian cities. More...
Capitol Hill Exhibition, Briefings to Support Iran Revolution
minority, who was killed by security forces in Zahedan. She is one of at least 43 children killed in Iran since Sept. More...
MUST establish an investigative & accountability mechanism on Iran #مهسا_امینی
Iran Nationwide Uprising and Role of MEK Resistance Units
Iran Nationwide Uprising and Role of MEK Resistance Units NCRI | By Aladdin Touran | 26th September 2022 On September 16, 2022, a new wave of anti-regime protests broke out in Iran. The uprising was reported in at least 145 cities in all 31 provinces of the country, including 16 universities, by Sunday, September 25. On some days during this period, at least 30 locations in Tehran alone were the scene of protests. More...
Iranian teenage protester’s death sparks global outcry
Sen. Bob Menendez weighs in on protests in Iran
Sen. Bob Menendez weighs in on protests in Iran NPR | October 12, 2022 NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly speaks to Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez about growing protests in Iran over the death of a 22-year-old woman that died in police custody. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: What, if anything, can the U.S. do about what is happening in Iran? More...
BICAMERAL GROUP OF LAWMAKERS UNVEIL RESOLUTION ON ANTI-REGIME PROTESTS IN IRAN
WASHINGTON – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) today were joined by Senators Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) in introducing a Senate resolution reaffirming the United States’ support for the Iranian citizens who have taken to the streets in peaceful protest for their fundamental human rights, and condemning the Iranian security forces for their violent response. More...
Senators Coons, Lankford introduce resolution to condemn Iran for systemic persecution of women and peaceful protestors
Bipartisan resolution calls on the government of Iran to end its violent crackdown against peaceful protestors following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced a resolution today condemning the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman whose killing last week by Iran’s “morality police” sparked nationwide protests, and calling on the government of Iran to end its systemic persecution of women. The resolution also celebrates the bravery of the Iranian people protesting Amini’s death despite a violent crackdown by the Iranian government. Senator Coons is co-chair of the Senate Human Rights Caucus. More...
Video Message by
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ)
Chairman, Foreign Relations Committee
July 23, 2022
Hello. This is Senator Bob Menendez, the
The senior senator from New Jersey and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Whether you are tuning in from Ashraf 3 in Albania or watching live from Iran via satellite, it is an honor to be invited to speak with you all today as part of the International Convention for a Free Iran. Read more..
Video Message by
Senator Jim Risch (R-ID)
Ranking Member, Foreign Relations Committee
July 23, 2022
Hello. I’m Senator Jim Risch, ranking member of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
I’m honored to join you today to discuss the threat posed by the Iranian regime. Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the Iranian regime has emerged as the primary threat to stability in the Middle East. It weaponizes sect and religion, destabilize and weakens its neighbors through terror, proxies and violently quashes the aspirations of the Iranian people. Read more...
Video Message by
Senator Jeane Shaheen (D-NH)
Chair, Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, Foreign Relations Committee & Senior Member, Armed Service Committee & Appropriations Committee
Hello. I’m U.S. Senator Jean Shaheen, and I’m delighted to join the tens of thousands of people who are participating in this conference. This gathering could not come at a more critical time. Around the world democracy is under attack. Read more..
Video Message by
Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Member, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Finance Committee
July 23, 2022
Hello, I’m United States Senator Maggie Hassan from New Hampshire.
I wanted to take a moment to welcome you to this year’s international convention for Free Iran. I’m grateful for the contributions that the Iranian American community has made to the United States and I’m also grateful to everyone here for your work. Thank you for your advocacy and support for human rights and freedom for the Iranian people. Read more..
Video Message by
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Foreign Relations Committee & Committee on The Judiciary
July 23, 2022
Hello and thank you for inviting me to speak at this year’s International Convention for a Free Iran. First and foremost, I want to thank you for what you do and especially for your bravery in shining a light on the human rights violations, on the secret nuclear work, and on the terrorism of the regime in Iran. Totalitarian regimes built on atrocities are never as strong as they appear, and I fully believe that soon this evil regime will collapse and be swept away. As you know, the Iranian regime is terrified of dissidence. Read more ..
Video Message by
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
Select Committee on Indigence, Committee on the Judiciary,
July 23, 2022
Hi. I’m Texas Senator John Cornyn. I want to take a moment to commend all of you here today who are standing for freedom in the face of a tyrannical and dangerous regime. America is with you in your fight for democracy and the liberation of all Iranians. I want to especially thank Maryam Rajavi for her courage and hard work to create a better reality for generations to come. I’ll continue to urge President Biden and my senate colleagues to pursue bipartisan solutions that support a free nonnuclear Iran. Thank you for inviting me to join you today and enjoy the rest of your convention.
Video Message by
Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Committee on Foreign Relations & Committee on the Judiciary
July 23, 2022
Thank you all for inviting me to speak at the Free Iran World Summit.
As you know, Iran is at a crucial crossroads with thousands of Iranians protesting for their freedoms for greater economic opportunity and fairness. All of these things are at risk, and I want to be clear. We in the United States of America, we the people of the United States of America stand with the people of Iran, especially those courageous people seeking change. We know that the Iranian people want a free and equitable society, a society and country that is unchained from oppression and not held back by violent authoritarianism.
Video Message by
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Ranking Member, Committee on Rules and Administration & Select Committee on Intelligence
July 23, 2022
Hi, I’m Senator Roy Blunt. I’m honored to join you today in strong support of a free, democratic, and non-nuclear Iran.
I have spoken to this convention in years’ past. But this year in particular it feels even more important to speak out against repressive governance, military aggression, and destabilizing behavior by this regime than any other.
It has been one year since Ebrahim Raisi was elected President of Iran, ensuring that hardliners remain at the head of all branches of that government. His election has also continued the violent repression and arrest of citizens who dare to protest the regime’s abuses.
NCRI-US Conference to Examine Tehran’s Nuclear Agenda on the 20th Anniversary of Natanz Revelation
Distinguished national security and non-proliferation experts offer policy recommendations
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 18, 2022 — On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, the National Council of Resistance of Iran – U.S. Representative Office (NCRI-US), held a conference on Iran on the 20th anniversary of its 2002 groundbreaking revelation of the secret Natanz nuclear site in Iran.
2D SESSION S. 4554
To establish a task force to monitor the nuclear weapons and missile
capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
JULY 19, 2022
Mr. GRAHAM (for himself and Mr. MENENDEZ) introduced the following bill;
which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
THE IRANIAN RESISTANCE IS THE KEY TO FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY
Mike Pence visiting Iranian dissidents in Albania x
Mr. Vice President and Mrs. Pence,
Welcome to Ashraf-3, home to the Iranian people’s Resistance.
I want to begin with recalling a memory from Ashraf in Iraq. During the attacks on Ashraf on July 28 and 29, 2009, we had 13 martyrs and 505 wounded. Most of those injured are here in this hall.
Ukrainian MP Kira Rudik Meets NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi at Ashraf-3
On Sunday, June 5, Ms. Kira Rudik, Leader of the Voice of Ukraine Party and Vice President of The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (ALDE-PACE) met with Ms. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) at Ashraf-3, Albania, home to thousands of members of the principal opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (PMOI/MEK).
SFRC CHAIRMAN MENENDEZ STATEMENT ON IAEA VOTE TO CENSURE IRAN
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in reaction to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors’ passage of a resolution to censure Iran for its glaring lack of cooperation and transparency regarding its undeclared nuclear materials:
SFRC APPROVES STOP IRANIAN DRONES ACT
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Jim Risch (R-Idaho), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today issued the below statements following the Committee’s approval of H.R. 6089, the Stop Iranian Drones Act, with an amendment, which seeks to prevent Iran and any terrorist or militia groups aligned with Iran from being able to acquire lethal drones.
Mike Pompeo Meets with NCRI’s Maryam Rajavi in Ashraf 3, Albania
Today, marking the sixth day of the nationwide uprising in Iran where people from various provinces have taken to the streets calling for regime change and democracy, the 70th United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a visit to Ashraf 3, home to thousands of members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran in Mainz, Albania.
Iranians’ Aspirations for Freedom and Democracy in the New Iranian Year
WASHINGTON DC – On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, in a virtual policy briefing on Iran, Democratic and Republican senators came together to discuss proper U.S. policy on Iran, in light of the Iranian regime’s malign activities in the region, human rights violations, continued nuclear defiance and its full support for the invasion of Ukraine.
Washington, DC, March 25, 2022 – Distinguished policy and national security experts called for maintaining Iran’s IRGC on the list of Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) of the U.S. Department of State, argued for no sanctions relief, and highlighted the prospects for change in Iran, during a conference organized by the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US).
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Live report: Iran sees new anti-regime protests over gas attacks targeting schoolsMasood
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