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.

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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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