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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...


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...


Jul 03, 2015, 17:32 ET Iran Opposition Leader: Islam is Against Compulsion, Iranian Regime is Enemy Of All Muslims

Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi said on Friday that the fundamentalist regime ruling Iran is the common enemy of all Muslims, whether...


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...


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...