Brief on Iran

OIAC Brief On Iran, July 7th 2014

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Brief On Iran 
July, 07/ 2014
Senator Menendez, Senator McCain, Senator Carl Levin, Chairman Ed Royce, Chairwoman Iliana Ros- Lehtinen,  Congressman Ted Poe, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Congressman Mike Coffman,  Congressman Danny Davis, Congressman Tom McClintock , are  the American Lawmakers who attended, or issued congressional statement, or sent a video messages at Friday’s Iran Liberation rally, ” All for Freedom” on June, 27/ 2014.
Senator Menendez in a video message to the gathering of Iranians in Paris : “…… I have called on the government of Iraq and United States government again and again to do more to ensure the safety and security of the people of Camp Liberty”.

Senator John McCain in a video message

to the gathering of Iranians in Paris: “…… This is an important time to be discussing the prospects for democracy and the protection of fundamental human rights in Iran.  We can’t allow the negotiations over a nuclear agreement overshadow the human rights situation in Iran that grows worse and worse each day”.

 

Senator Carl Levin in a video message said: “…. it remains imperative that the international community including the United States provide a safe home for all the camp’s residents”.
Senator Joseph Lieberman who attended the gathering said: “…. I ask you, my friends, has anything else about the policies of Iran changed in the last year? [No!] I couldn’t agree with you more. They have not changed. Iran under Rouhani continues to directly support mass murder of the innocent people of Syria. Iran under Rouhani continues to fund and train violent murdering terrorists in the Middle East and beyond. Iran under Rouhani continues to insist on maintaining its nuclear capability and the systems and weapons to deliver it. Iran under Rouhani continues to punish imprison Iranians who simply want to speak their minds.”
Chairman Ed Royce: “…. the Iranian regime continues to involve itself in very serious human rights abuses, even as we here today discuss a situation that we had hoped would be better. But here Iran is on pace to surpass the number of executions without due process from last year, and this is under president Rouhani. But I think we should remember that this is a man who called on the regime’s besiege militia to crush mercilessly and monumentally the student protesters.”
Chairwoman Ros-Lehtinen: “…I have worked continuously to impose sanctions against the regime, not just for its illicit nuclear program, but for its support for terrorism and its flagrant human rights abuses. I am the author of the toughest sanctions currently codified in U.S. law against Iran, and I will continue to oppose the regime and any warming in relations between the U.S. and Iran while the Supreme Leader remains in power.”
Congressman Ted Poe: “…. Let the people of Iran determine their own destiny, not the dictators. Rouhani is no friend of liberty. He is the big bad wolf of the desert. Some choice, some election. And the wolf is in charge.”
Iran- Human Rights (Women, Minorities, Ethnics)
NCRI – The Iranian Resistance calls on all international and human rights organizations for urgent and effective action to save the lives of six political prisoners detained in Ghezel Hesar, Gohardasht and Tabriz Central prisons that are in critical conditions due to their hunger strike.
Talks between the Iranian regime and six world powers aimed at clinching a deal on the regime’s nuclear program should include human rights concerns, the U.N. human rights chief said on Thursday. U.N. Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said the United Nations was especially worried about executions in Iran, including the planned execution of a woman convicted of murdering her husband at the age of 17.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has called on Iran to impose a moratorium on the execution of Razieh Ebrahimi, citing international law which prohibits the execution of anyone for crimes committed while a child.
Iran- Terrorism Activities (Middle East)
NCRI – At least seven members of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corp who have been killed fighting against Syrian people have been buried in a number of cities across Iran. Three IRGC members, Reza Mirzaei, Abbas Alizadeh and Seyed Hossein Mousavi were buried in the northeastern city of Mashhad on July 3.
An Iranian pilot has been killed  in Iraq, state-run IRNA news agency reported on Saturday. This is the first report by state-run media on military casualty of the Iranian regime during fighting militants in Iraq. The report said Colonel Shoja’at Alamdari Mourjani was killed last week in Iraqi city of Samera.
At least seven Iranian regime’s military and intelligence experts have been arrested since January in different locations around Yemen, a top Interior Ministry officials told Yemen Post. Last month, President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi said that the Iranian regime is meddling within the country’s affairs.
“Qassem Suleimani, the supposed strategic genius of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, has blundered disastrously. By overreaching in Iraq and Syria and triggering a violent reaction, Iran now faces dangerous instability on its border for years to come,” writes Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.
I have known Maliki, or Abu Isra, as he is known to people close to him, for more than a decade. I have traveled across three continents with him. I know his family and his inner circle. When Maliki was an obscure member of parliament, I was among the very few Americans in Baghdad who took his phone calls.
Iran- Nuclear Activities
VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran and six world powers are aiming for a deal this month in marathon talks to end their long-running dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program and dispel fears of a new Middle East war. With time running short, the gaps between the negotiating positions remain wide and diplomats privately acknowledge that the talks may be extended beyond the agreed July 20 deadline, if progress has been made and an accord appears to be within reach.
Iran’s nuclear weapons program remains the principal threat to global and regional security, even as the Middle East descends into chaos, the former US ambassador to the UN has told a conference in Paris. The policy of the US is ‘the opposite of what should be done’ and negotiating with the regime legitimizes their nuclear program, Ambassador John Bolton said.
(Reuters) – Senior diplomats from six world powers met in Brussels on Thursday to search for ways to resuscitate negotiations with Iran over its contested nuclear program, with less than four weeks left until a late-July deadline to strike an accord.Western officials have said very little progress has been made after five rounds of talks since February towards striking a deal that could end years of hostility, and defuse the risk of a new war and a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. .
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The Organization of Iranian-American communities works to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the people of Iran. This includes advocating for a democratic secular government in Iran, founded on respect for human rights, religious tolerance, and equality among all citizens. Our goal is to organize Iranian-American communities in the United States to promote these values.

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