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Sep 03, 2016, 22:14 ET Iranian Opposition Leader Calls for International Prosecution of Iranian Officials Responsible for 1988 Massacre

 The Iranian opposition's call for justice for victims of Iran's 1988 massacre of political prisoners received a boost on Saturday from U.S....


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...


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...


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...


Oct 27, 2015, 19:20 ET French Legislators: Make Relations With Iran Based Upon Improvement of its Rights Record

A multi-party group of 70 French parliamentarians issued a statement to their government this week, urging Paris to extend its "firm position" on...


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...


Jan 26, 2015, 17:44 ET Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi: Partnering with Tehran to fight ISIS impedes campaign against Islamic extremism

Speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the invitation of two major political groups: the European People's Party...


Jan 11, 2015, 14:58 ET Maryam Rajavi, Iranian Opposition Leader: Terrorist Attacks in Paris Fundamentally Opposed to Islam That Advocates Tolerance and Coexistence

"Those who propagate despotism and ruthlessness under the veneer of Islam are the worst enemies of Islam. Those who massacre journalists under the...


Jan 07, 2015, 17:54 ET Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi strongly condemns terrorist attack in Paris

The Iranian opposition leader, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi strongly condemned the ruthless terrorist attack on the office of the French magazine Charlie...


Dec 10, 2014, 17:25 ET From Iran News Update: Maryam Rajavi: At least 1200 executions during Rouhani's presidency so far

On Wednesday, Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi said that the number of executions in Iran during President Hassan Rouhani's first year in...


Dec 10, 2014, 11:08 ET Maryam Rajavi: No Such Thing as Human Rights in Iran

At least 1200 executions during Rouhani's presidency so far  On Wednesday, Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi said that the number of...


Nov 25, 2014, 17:15 ET From Iran News Update: Maryam Rajavi: Extension of Nuclear Talks Gives Iran More Time to Harm Global Security

According to Iran News Update, on Tuesday, Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian resistance, commented on the extension of the nuclear...


Nov 08, 2014, 15:36 ET Iran: Maryam Rajavi Warned About Offering Concessions to Mullahs in Nuclear Talks and Said Mullahs Still Insist on Obtaining The Bomb

Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran stated on Saturday, November 8: "The mullahs still insist on...


Oct 28, 2014, 16:24 ET Iranian Opposition Leader Maryam Rajavi: Tehran Regime is "Godfather of ISIS"

Maryam Rajavi, the president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, urged members of the French Parliament on Tuesday to support moderate...


Sep 25, 2014, 06:54 ET Iranian Resistance Leader, Supporters Urge Change in French Policy Following Dismissal of Charges

 An event was held in central Paris on Wednesday to discuss the context and consequences of last week's dismissal of eleven-year-old charges...


Sep 17, 2014, 18:33 ET French Lawyers and Iranian Resistance Figures Join in Celebrating France Dropping All Charges Against Iranian Dissidents

A number of prominent French lawyers issued a strong statement today, celebrating the end of an 11-year legal ordeal by Iranian dissidents in...


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...


Jul 09, 2014, 16:40 ET Iranian Opposition Warns of False Reports Linking PMOI with ISIS Says Iran is Setting the Stage for Massacre at Camp Liberty

The terrorist Quds Force and the Iraqi forces under the command of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki have been making preparations in recent...


Jul 01, 2014, 11:55 ET Iran: Representatives of Muslim World Show Solidarity with Resistance

On the first day of the holy month of Ramadan and two days after the annual international gathering of the National Council of Resistance of Iran,...