Majority of Italian Parliament Voices Support for Resistance’s Roadmap to Democracy in Iran

In a remarkable display of solidarity, a majority of the Italian Parliament has thrown its weight behind the Iranian Resistance and endorsed Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan. This resounding support underscores a significant diplomatic victory for the Iranian opposition movement.

The endorsement comes from a diverse group of high-ranking officials within the Italian political landscape. Notable signatories include three former deputy prime ministers, a former minister, five deputy ministers, four former deputy ministers, three parliamentary vice presidents, three parliamentary secretaries, twelve heads of parliamentary committees, and six parliamentary group leaders.



Five Hundred Fifty-Three Lawmakers from UK Support Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for Iran

In a groundbreaking display of support, a majority of UK lawmakers, including 224 members of the House of Commons and 329 members of the House of Lords, have endorsed Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for a democratic republic in Iran. This joint statement calls for the terrorist designation of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and recognizes the right of MEK Resistance Units to confront the IRGC. Read More...


Khamenei’s Blueprint for Iranian Regime’s Next Government,

In the political upheaval following the helicopter crash that claimed the lives of senior Iranian officials, all indicators reveal that Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s top priority is to demonstrate stability and ease growing concerns among internal forces and foreign allies. A day before Tehran announced the deaths of its president Ebrahim Raisi and several high-ranking officials, Khamenei, even before Raisi’s body was found, assured the nation, saying, “The Iranian people should not worry; there will be no disruption in the country’s affairs. ”Read More...


Raisi’s Death Cripples Khamenei’s Decade-Long Project to Maintain Rule over Iran

On May 20, following the official announcement of the deaths of Iranian regime president Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, along with several other high-ranking officials, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei swiftly made a public appearance. His aim was to reassure his supporters that the regime’s stability was not compromised. Read More...

French Parliament Hosts NCRI President-elect Mrs. Rajavi’s Call for Democratic Change in Iran

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

On Tuesday, January 30, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), was invited by the Iranian Democratic Parliamentary Committee (CPID) to address a gathering at the Victor Hugo Hall of the French National Assembly. Notable attendees included Mr. Guy Verhofstadt, former Prime Minister of Belgium and a Member of the European Parliament, and Mrs. Ingrid Betancourt, former Senator and presidential candidate of Colombia. More...

2022 Senate Briefing In Support Of The Iran Revolution

 | Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

EU Must Step up Pressure on Houthis, Says Yemen Foreign Minister

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Yemen’s foreign minister urged the European Union on Thursday to increase pressure on the Iran-aligned Houthis who are attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea, a vital global trade artery.

Houthi militants, who control the most populous parts of Yemen, have launched waves of drones and missiles at vessels heading to and from Egypt’s Suez Canal since November. More...



Iran News in Brief – January 29, 2024

Monday Protests in Iran

In Tehran, families of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients gathered outside the health ministry, decrying the scarcity of essential medication. Simultaneously, retirees from the Telecommunications Company of Iran (TCI) convened, demanding increased pensions and other neglected basic necessities.

In Ahvaz, southwest Iran, workers of the Iran National Steel Industrial Group (INSIG) persisted in their protests outside the company’s headquarters, highlighting grievances over working conditions and pay.      More...

Iran needs to know US won’t accept its destabilizing actions

Washington’s policy of containment, defense and deterrence to prevent the Gaza war from spreading has been unsuccessful, and it is time to publicly announce a more assertive approach.    More....

Iran News in Brief – January 11, 2024


Risch Joins Wicker, Colleagues in Demanding Accountability on Iran-Linked DoD Official

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, last week joined Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in a letter with their Senate Republican colleagues demanding a full accounting of actions taken by a senior Pentagon official who has close links to the Iranian government. More.....


NCRI President-Elect Mrs. Maryam Rajavi Meets, Holds Talks With Former US Secretary of State Mr. Mike Pompeo

Iran is on edge of full rebellion — West must stop aiding the regime


The Honorable James C. O'Brien, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (European and Eurasian Affairs)
Senator Robert Menendez, Chairman, Senate Foreign Relations Committee: On June 20th Albanian government raided camp Ashraf 3, where they have been hosting the Iranian refugees for many years--I salute the Albanians for doing that-- however, there was a recent raid,
and there are different accounts since one person died during or after the raid and both the residents of the camp and the police officers were injured. Can you commit to advocating for the fundamental rights and freedoms of the residents of Camp Ashraf?

James C. O’Brian: Absolutely.

Chairman Menendez:
it is important. It is important because if you seek refuge, you ultimately have to be in a position to know that that refuge is secured and we moved these residents into Camp Ashraf from their previous location, and I appreciate the Albanians.
Having made that possible, we need the continuing guarantee of security.
James C. O’Brian:
I join you in the appreciation of Albania, which has been a very important place of refuge for a number of people seeking asylum. I’ll look into this incident, I am very sorry for the family of the person who died, I report to you what I find out, and we will work together going forward.

H.Res.627 “recognizes the rights of the Iranian people and their struggle to establish a democratic, secular, and nonnuclear Republic of Iran.”

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, July 28, 2023– The U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) welcomes the introduction of the bipartisan House Resolution H.Res.627, which condemns Iran’s regime for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners and calls on the U.S. government to ensure the full protection of Ashraf 3 residents in Albania. The resolution also “recognizes the rights of the Iranian people and their struggle to establish a democratic, secular, and nonnuclear Republic of Iran.”  More...


and I introduced the MISSILES Act, a bipartisan bill to impose U.S. sanctions on Iran’s missile and drone program. Read More....

NCRI President-elect


in Italy’s parliament: "Today, the regime is acutely aware of the looming threat of being overthrown. "It has, therefore, intensified its efforts more than ever to impede the legitimate and legal activities of the Iranian Resistance, even within Europe. Any action, under any pretext, to deprive members of the Iranian Resistance of their fundamental rights constitutes a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights, and the 1951 Refugee Convention." #IranRevoIution, #FreeIran2023


Global Support for the Ten-Point Plan for a Democratic, Secular Republic in Iran

Over 3,600 Cross-Party Lawmakers in 61 Parliaments in 40 Countries, including 29 Majorities in the U.S. House of Representatives, Parliaments in the U.K., France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Slovenia, Moldova, Malta, North Macedonia, San Marino, Jordan, and Yemen

■ Endorse Ten-Point Plan by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), for a Democratic, Secular, Non-nuclear Republic in Iran.
■ Echo voice of the Iranian people in rejecting all forms of dictatorship, be it the deposed Shah or the current theocratic regime.
■ Urge holding regime officials accountable for crimes against humanity.



Maryam Rajavi: A Pivotal Moment for the Iranian Revolution

The Free Iran World Summit, onwards to a Democratic Iran, was opened Saturday, July 1, at the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Auvers-sur-Oise, north of Paris.
Over 500 legislators, former presidents, prime ministers, ministers, and government officials from the US, Europe, and the Middle East attended the summit, and some addressed the event.
Former US Vice-President Mike Pence, Stephen Harper, former Prime Minister of Canada, Guy Verhofstadt, former Prime Minister of Belgium, Dr. Prof. Rita Sussmuth, former Speaker of the Federal Parliament of Germany), the Rt. Hon. John Bercow, former Speaker of the UK House of Commons, Ambassador John Bolton and General James Jones, former US presidential advisors,


Free Iran World Summit 2023, Onward to a Democratic Republic

Paris, July 1, 2023 – Distinguished international leaders and lawmakers are currently convening at the Headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Auvers-sur-Oise. Concurrently, a large gathering of Iranians and supporters of the Iranian Resistance is taking place in Paris, as they unite to demonstrate their unwavering support for the NCRI’s strategic plan for regime change in Iran, aiming to establish freedom and democracy in the country. More...

Maryam Rajavi Calls for Supporting Iran’s People Quest for Freedom in European Parliament

On Wednesday, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), attended a meeting in the European Parliament to discuss the uprising in Iran, the new wave of executions, and the European Union’s responsibilities. The event, titled “Perspective of Change and European Union Policy,” was organized by the Friends of Free Iran Interparliamentary Group (FOFI). Mrs. Rajavi was welcomed by the European Parliament’s Vice Presidents, joint presidents, and vice presidents of the Friends of a Free Iran Committee (FOFI) as she called for their support for the Iranian people’s uprising and the organized Resistance movement. More...

U.S. House Caucuses Hold Joint Hearing on Iran

NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi Addresses the Joint Hearing

May 24, 2023

The Iranian Women Congressional Caucus and the Iran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus held a joint hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives on May 18, 2023 to condemn recent spate of executions in Iran, voice support for the organized opposition and hared testimony from Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, (NCRI) who joined the hearing virtually from Paris, France.

Global Solidarity: Embracing Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for Iran’s Future

Alliance For Public Awareness (APA), published a magazine called “Global Solidarity: Embracing Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for Iran’s Future” which describes the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s roadmap for the country in light of regime change.

Global Solidarity: Embracing Maryam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan for Iran’s Future

The nationwide protests in Iran, which commenced in September 2022, have fundamentally altered the country’s political landscape. These demonstrations represent a pivotal moment in Iran’s history, signaling that there can be no return to the previous status quo. A novel balance of power has emerged, and a growing consensus within policy circles indicates that the current regime is facing an existential crisis. Read More...

April 20, 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new bipartisan caucus in Congress is condemning the Iranian government over the recent poisoning of school girls in the country, amplifying the growing criticism in Washington against the Islamic Republic and its disregard for human rights.Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, announced the formation of the Iranian Women Congressional Caucus with the support of nearly 20 Republican and Democratic members of the House. More...

Bipartisan U.S. Senate Briefing Supports Secular, Democratic Iranian Republic

Washington DC – On Thursday, March 16, 2023, a bipartisan senate briefing declared support for the Iranian people and their ongoing protests against the regime in Tehran. Speakers from both parties along with several political personalities and foreign policy experts reaffirmed the path forward for Iran is a secular, non-nuclear, republic. More....

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 / — 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

February 8, 2023
Press Release

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

Iran is on the verge of a revolution.  This revolution is shaped in the minds of young women and men in fact majority of the Iranian people. Today, a transition from the fundamentalist regime towards secularism and a democratic republic is becoming more and more feasible. These nationwide protests seek to reclaim the Iranian people’s integrity and ethnic freedom. Read More...

Bipartisan Senators Support Iran Uprising, Call for Increased Pressure on Iran Ayatollahs December 08, 2022 .

 Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, December 9, 2022 / — 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

Capitol Hill Exhibition, Briefings to Support Iran Revolution Capitol Hill Photo Exhibition, Picket Line and Briefings to Support Unfolding Iran Revolution OIAC | November 4, 2022 Iranian Americans will participate in a weeks-long campaign to garner additional congressional support for Democratic Iranian Republic These are chants of a nation rejecting single party rulers of the past and present and calling on the free world to support their democratic aspirations.” Organization of Iranian American Communities WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, USA, November 4, 2022  More...

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

Iranian teenage protester’s death sparks global outcry Iranian teenage protester’s death sparks global outcry, alleged threats to family from regime Nika Shakarami disappeared while attending a protest against the Iranian regime. ABC NEWS | By Somayeh Malekian | October 7, 2022 LONDON — The death of 16-year-old Nika Shakarami, who went missing after attending protests in Tehran last month, has further energized the nationwide demonstrations in Iran, More...

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...

SEPTEMBER 29, 2022


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
SEPTEMBER 29, 2022

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.

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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.

Read more..

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.

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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.
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


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.


The Iranian regime actively funds terrorism across the Middle East, plotted to assassinate senior American officials, and attempted to kidnap American citizens on U.S. soil. Yet, the Biden Administration is considering granting Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and his delegation, visas to enter the United States to attend the September United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, where he will undoubtedly use the forum to criticize our country.


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).



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:



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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