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Aug 24, 2016, 19:37 ET Iran News Update - Iran: opposition leader calls for international investigation of massacre of political prisoners

On August 24, Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi reiterated that it is imperative to hold an international probe into the 1988 massacre of...


Apr 06, 2016, 19:23 ET French National Assembly Addresses Prevalence of Protests Against the Iranian Regime

On Tuesday, members of the French National Assembly held a meeting to discuss the current situation in Iran and the potential impact of French...


Mar 04, 2016, 11:11 ET Iran Opposition Leader: Iranian Regime's Factions All Share Common Interests in Suppression and Terrorism

Following the Iranian elections on February 26, Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi declared them to be a sham which would not lead to...


Jan 20, 2016, 15:09 ET UK Bishops Condemn Human Rights Abuses in Iran Under Rouhani

Today, Wednesday January 20, 2016, two prominent leaders of Christian churches in Britain, the Right Reverend John Pritchard, former Bishop of...


Jan 10, 2016, 18:45 ET Iranian Opposition Leader: Defeat of Assad's Dictatorship, Prerequisite to Conquering ISIS

While describing 2015 as a harsh year for the Middle East with "bloodbaths in Syria and Iraq" and a difficult year for Iranian people due to...


Dec 08, 2015, 19:31 ET Maryam Rajavi: International community must maintain hard line on Iran, Syria and Daesh

Daesh found the opportunity to grow and expand with the support of Bashar Assad and will not be destroyed with Assad in power The Union of...


Dec 08, 2015, 19:31 ET Maryam Rajavi: International community must maintain hard line on Iran, Syria and Daesh

Daesh found the opportunity to grow and expand with the support of Bashar Assad and will not be destroyed with Assad in power The Union of...


Nov 21, 2015, 17:52 ET Iranian Opposition Leader: Democratic Muslims are the Most Effective Force to Defeat Islamic Extremism

Iranian opposition leader and French political personalities and Muslim community leaders took part in a ceremony to pay tribute to victims of...


Nov 13, 2015, 05:55 ET Majority of Italian Senators: Iran Ties Must be Based on Respect for Human Rights

On the eve of the trip to Rome by the Iranian regime's President Hassan Rouhani, a majority of Italian Senators have called on the government of...


Nov 12, 2015, 09:31 ET 100 French Lawmakers: France-Iran Ties Should Be Contingent Upon Halt to Executions

On the eve of the trip to France by the Iranian regime's President Hassan Rouhani, a cross-party group of 100 members of the French Parliament...


Nov 01, 2015, 14:30 ET Opposition Leader Maryam Rajavi: Murder of Iranian Refugees in Iraq was Preventable if UN and U.S. had Lived up to Commitments to Camp Liberty Residents

Exiled Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi today addressed a memorial ceremony for 23 Iranian dissidents who were killed in Iraq on October...


May 05, 2015, 15:10 ET Iranian opposition leader criticizes emerging nuclear agreement

Maryam Rajavi, the president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), addressed a conference at the French Senate on Tuesday, where...


Apr 29, 2015, 17:40 ET In Hearing on Islamic Fundamentalism, Maryam Rajavi Makes Case for Regime Change in Iran

On Wednesday, National Council of Resistance of Iran President Maryam Rajavi appeared via videoconference before the House Foreign Affairs...


Apr 29, 2015, 14:17 ET Former Senior U.S. officials: Maryam Rajavi is the right person to testify before US congress on threat of Islamic Fundamentalism

 About two dozen senior former US officials and political dignitaries supported the initiative by the US Congress to invite Iranian opposition...


Apr 29, 2015, 08:24 ET Scores of Former Senior U.S. officials Welcome Congressional Invitation to Maryam Rajavi

Scores of American dignitaries expressed their support for the Iranian opposition leader, Maryam Rajavi testifying before the US Congress. Maryam...


Apr 29, 2015, 07:26 ET Former Senior State Department Official: Iranian Opposition leader, Maryam Rajavi Should be Heard in Washington

Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, a former senior US State Department official strongly defended the scheduled testimony of Iranian opposition...


Apr 10, 2015, 08:26 ET Mounting Human Rights Crisis in Iraq's Detention of Iranian dissident Safar Zakery

The unjustified keeping of an Iranian dissident residing in Iraq is a hostage taking at the behest of the Iranian regime, Iranian dissidents said....


Apr 03, 2015, 09:54 ET Iranian opposition leader: A general statement lacking Khamenei's official approval does not block Tehran's path to obtaining the bomb

Following the announcement of P5+1 and Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland regarding the framework for a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear...


Mar 08, 2015, 19:47 ET Iranian opposition leader: Women play an indispensable role in defeating Islamic extremism

Women's unity is a determining factor in defeating Islamic fundamentalism with "misogyny as its main attribute," Iranian opposition leader Maryam...


Feb 07, 2015, 15:39 ET Iranian opposition leader: In confronting Islamic extremism, mullahs must be evicted from Middle East

Speaking at an international conference titled, "Islamic Fundamentalism: Roots, Solutions, Role of Iranian Regime," Maryam Rajavi, the head of...


Aug 13, 2014, 11:25 ET Maryam Rajavi at the UN in Geneva: In View of Developments in Iraq, the U.S. Must Carry Out its Commitments to the Safety and Security of Camp Liberty Residents

Iranian regime must be completely evicted from Iraq to prevent repeat of past atrocities in that country  Rouhani's one-year record reflects...


May 06, 2014, 17:15 ET Maryam Rajavi: UN Security Council Must Investigate Ward 350 Evin Prison Attack and Group Executions in Iran

In a meeting at the French National Assembly on Tuesday, May 6, the Iranian opposition leader, Maryam Rajavi, detailed a litany of...


Apr 12, 2014, 17:20 ET Maryam Rajavi called on Western governments to make contingent their relations with the mullahs' regime to the issue of human rights

 On Saturday, the leader of the Iranian opposition called on Western countries to predicate their relations with the regime on the resolution...


Apr 12, 2014, 10:22 ET Iranian Opposition Leader: Western Countries Should Make Their Relations With Tehran Conditioned on Guaranteeing Human Rights

On Saturday, the leader of the Iranian opposition called on Western countries to predicate their relations with the regime on the resolution of...


Apr 09, 2014, 10:31 ET Iran Opposition Leader Urges EU to Put Human Rights Front and Center in Dealing with Tehran

Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi urged the international community and the EU to put human rights front and center in their dealings with...