NCRI - Syrian revolutionary forces’ Press Secretary in Damascus ‘Yusuf Bustani’ says in his interview with Al-Arabiya TV that the Iranian regime is seeking bloodshed, destruction and forced displacement of people in Barda Gorge in Damascus suburb.

Yusuf Bustani:

NCRI - On Wednesday 11 January, Iran regime announced Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi, adviser of Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the terrorist Qods Force as the new ambassador of the Iranian regime in Iraq.

The state run website Asr-e Iran wrote: "The Iranian regime's embassy in Baghdad, is one of the strategic positions abroad and is considered and its ambassador is of the utmost importance."

Asr-e Iran added, "Iran's incumbent ambassador to Baghdad Hassan Danaifar’s six-year mission will end soon and he will be replaced by Masjedi.

On January 11, IJR published an article by Soona Samsami the representative in the United States for the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) the following is the full text.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Iranian judiciary had granted temporary release to Golrokh Ebrahimi. A political prisoner, Ebrahimi made international headlines after she was brought up on charges stemming from the “dissident” sentiments expressed in an unpublished, fictional short story found in her home during a police raid. Amnesty International described the charges as “ludicrous,” explaining that she was “effectively being punished for using her imagination.”

NCRI - While education, construction and developmental, and health service systems as well as a number of other civil services are facing shortage of funds in Iran, and according to the regime officials even the adopted development budget is not realized more than a few percent, Iran regime’s parliament agreed to increase military spending in the coming years.

NCRI - In an interview with Aljazeera TV, Iraqi lawyer and director of London based National Center for Justice ‘Dr. Sheikhly’ discusses an Amnesty International report on the Iranian regime’s militia group ‘Al-Hasad Al-Shaabi’ being equipped with Western weapons.

NCRI - Former Iranian President Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died on January 8, 2017, aged 82, was one of the two pillars and ‘key to the equilibrium’ of the Iranian regime.

Over the past 38 years, both under Khomeini and in later years, Rafsanjani played a critical role in suppression at home and export of terrorism abroad as well as in the quest to acquire nuclear weapons. Though portrayed by some Western media outlets as a “pragmatist” or “moderate,” during his long career he was associated with some of the regime’s most egregious actions, including mass-casualty terror attacks and the assassinations of exiled dissidents.

NCRI - In an interview with Al Arabiya Television, Syrian military and strategic analyst, Gen. Ahmad Rahal, said: “The regime in Iran is the main obstacle to the implementation of cease-fire in Syria.”

“After 6 days, we have had 180 cases of cease-fire violations all of them by Assad forces and Iranian regime militias. It is clear that these aggressions take place in Syria upon the order of Qassem Soleimani. Everybody knows that the Iranian regime is the one that hinders implementation of ceasefire,” Gen. Rahal continued.

NCRI - John Kerry Secretary of State for America during his last days in the State Department wrote: " we must maintain our pressure and continue to push back on Iran’s missile program.”

He added: "Another goal is to pressure the Iranian regime to cease from supporting terrorists, an end to human rights violations and stop meddling the internal affairs of its neighbors and destabilizing the region."

John Kerry concerning The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) also wrote: “Iran has removed the Arak reactor’s core and filled it with cement, ensuring that it can never be used again. .

NCRI - In an interview with Aljazeera television, Gen. Ahmad Rahal, a Syrian military analyst, said the mullahs’ regime in Iran and the Bashar Assad regime are the main losers of the cease-fire in Syria.

Aljazeera TV: Following the cease-fire agreement signed between Russia and the Free Syrian Army that was mediated by Turkey, observers announced the failure of the Iranian regime and Assad in achieving their goals in these negotiations because they were not represented and had no contributions and the agreement was imposed on them.

NCRI - The Iranian regime’s affiliated militias in Iraq known as Hashed al-Shaebi are a serious threat to the existence of Iraq and the security of the Middle East. These sectarian militants are committing all sorts of crimes to advance the policy of Iran’s regime.

A recent report by Aljazeera TV: