John Bolton

NCRI - On the eve of Iran's presidential election, the prominent diplomat and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, in an exclusive interview with the Voice of America's Persian service said: If free elections were held in Iran,

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran

Sham Elections – No. 3

The Fars news agency, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), at 4:43 pm local time, meaning more than 8½ hours after polling stations were opened, reported, “So far 20 million of eligible voters were able to cast their ballots.” This means despite all measures aimed at rigging the vote, and with less than 1 hour and 15 minutes left until the voting deadline, only 35% of the eligible voters had participated in the sham elections,.

Iran : Empty Poling Stations of Mullahs Sham Election
NCRI - While state run media are boasting about the widespread participation in the sham election, people are reporting about empty polling stations, numerous reports coming out of Iranian cites all across the country like: Esfahan, Saveh, Mahabad,


 Gérard Deprez MEP

On the eve of the Iranian presidential “elections”, 156 members of the European Parliament issued a joint statement (attached) and declared: “The elections in Iran are not free and fair. Opposition is banned. All candidates have to declare their heartfelt belief to the concept of supreme clerical rule. An unelected body named the ‘Guardian Council’, whose members are appointed by supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei, disqualifies most of the candidates.”

Joseph Lieberman

NCRI - The Prominent politician and former United States Senator from Connecticut, Joseph Lieberman, believes that a brief comparison of what is happening in the Iranian election with America and France indicates a true Iranian election would not be held. He indicated that the results are initially a decision that regime will make. Lieberman has served as a U.S. senator and vice presidential candidate.

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.