Congress-PMOISome members of Congress are criticizing the US State Department for refusing to brief them on the status of Iran’s main opposition group they are calling to be removed from the department’s list of terrorist groups, the Washington Times reported on Thursday.

“Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation and trade, noted that more than 100 congressmen have co-sponsored a bill to remove the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK) from the State Department's terror groups list.”

IranianThe Californian Society for Democracy in Iran has released a statement this week welcoming a resolution by 110 US Congressmen calling on the State Department to delist the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

In a statement, the Society for Democracy in Iran said the lawmakers have “called on the Obama administration to remove the PMOI from the US terrorist list and place the American policy on the right path.”

RajaviUNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee voted 80-44 with 57 abstentions to underscore its worries about continued rights violations in Iran. It was a more resounding vote than last year, when the committee voted 74-48 on a similar resolution, with 59 members abstaining.

Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the leading OPPOSITION group National Council of Resistance of Iran, said the "insufficient" resolution addressed "only a small part of the Mullahs' egregious crimes against the people of Iran."

UN-GAShe called on world community to reject the Iranian regime

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, welcomed adoption of a resolution by the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on “serious and persistent violation of human rights” in Iran and said: Although this resolution is not sufficient and only covers small part of horrendous crimes committed by the mullahs against the Iranian people, but shows the international community’s consensus against the religious fascism ruling Iran.

Safi YaseriSafi Yaseri, an Iraqi intellectual and author, has written in an article that the Iranian regime exercises extensive influence in Iraq and harms the country’s sovereignty.

“While Tehran orders [Iraqi] government forces to carry out its instructions and murder opponents of the regime on Iraqi soil, what kind of sovereignty can there really be in Iraq?”

Mulla EbrahimiAn official of the Iranian regime has pointed to the inability of the clerical rulers to confront popular uprisings and protests, saying, “We still have not comprehended the sedition movement, and it will come to the fore once again.”

Church FranceA memorial service was held yesterday in honor of the victims of a recent terrorist bombing at a Baghdad church at the church just outside Paris.

More than 50 Christians lost their lives in the bombing at Baghdad’s Our Lady of Salvation Church last week.

Mother KamangarNCRI – The mother of a slain political activist has sent a message supporting mothers of political detainees and has demanded the release of families of all political prisoners.

Ms. Saltanat Rezai said the Iranian regime cannot even tolerate expression of solidarity with the mothers of detainees.

Ali SafaviTHE HUFFINGTON POST – November 02 - Thousands of classified documents were released last week by WikiLeaks about developments in Iraq since 2003. But they don't just underscore serious shortcomings in Iraq, they also amplify the urgency to revisit the US policy on Iran. This is made chillingly clear when a glance at the nearly 400,000 military files proves that the Iranian regime meddles extensively in Iraqi affairs to the point of controlling the government and using death squads to unleash a wave of terror and crimes throughout the country.

edam IranThe Iranian Resistance expresses concern over the looming threat of execution of two political prisoners, Messrs Hossein Khezri and Habibollah Golpari-Poor, in Orumieh and Mahabad prisons and calls on the UN Secretary General, High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Working Group on Arbitrary Arrests, Special Rapporteur on Executions and Torture and all international organizations to take urgent actions to have the death sentences of political prisoners, namely the above mentioned prisoners, revoked.