Mohammad Mohaddessin

NCRI - In an interview with, the chair of Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Mohammad Mohaddessin responded to a series of questions concerning Iran regime’s upcoming “presidential election”, the following is the first part of this interview.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

The fear of Iran’s senior officials and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei over public uprisings, and a power struggle escalation amongst the regime’s factions with the sham presidential election nearing, has reached an unprecedented level. Khamenei delivered a speech recently in this regard at a gathering of Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) members highlighting the sensitivity of this subject.

1988 Massacre

Based on reliable reports from sources inside the Iranian regime, the mullahs' Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) has prohibited all presidential 'election' candidates from making any references to the 1988 massacre of political prisoners during the debates and campaigns in the run up to the sham election, based on the guideline stipulated by the regime’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. The SNSC has emphasized that those executions have taken place based on Khomeini’s fatwa and making any reference to them will harm the Velayat-e-Faqih (supreme clerical rule) system and will arouse problematic issues for public opinion.

 Predicting All - out Boycott of Sham Presidential Election

NCRI - Iran's supreme leader in a speech under the pretext of teacher’s week expressed his concern over the elections slack on Sunday, May 7th and said: If people are present, enemies can do no wrong. If you want to feel the grandeur and safety (regime’s survival), you should participate in the elections. If you want the regime's authority regardless of being foe or friend in the eyes of the world. To keep the enemy away. You should attend and participate in the elections. This way, you are maintaining regime’s authority and immunity.

Online Conference: Iran's Presidential "Election", Is a Choice Between the Worse and Worse Than the Worse for the Regime
NCRI - The Iranian election is neither free nor fair, but it is significant since the regime is facing unprecedented culmination of political, social, economic and international crises. The election’s outcome will make the regime weaker and more fractured, according to two leading experts.

Workers' Protests in Iran in Last Year

NCRI - Despite the regime's anti-labor measures, the workers were able in 2016 to have 2171 collective protests in different cities of Iran. The most important feature of rallies and protests by workers over the past year was the political slogans. The scope of the protests was so high that Guard Ashtari in reference to them told the state run ISNA news agency on February 26, 2017: "Now because of the closure of some factories and credit institutions, rallies are held that occasionally reach to 20-30 per day, and these rallies must be well managed. Because occurring of an accident in a city can have national and international repercussions. "

IRGC's 38 Year Record

IRGC terrorist designation & eviction from the region is needed for Middle East peace and tranquility

On April 22nd marking the 38th founding anniversary of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), General Mohammad Bagheri, chairman of Iran’s armed forces command, said the IRGC “acted as the ‘security shield’ of the Iranian nation and all the Muslim people through their presence in Syria and Iraq.”