National Council of Resistance of Iran – Foreign Affairs Committee

Is insult to universal values of human rights

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns the visit of Ms. Mogherini and other European officials to Iran under the rule of religious fascism, and participation in the inauguration of its illegitimate president. These travels, while at least 101 executions took place in Iran in July, are an insult to the universal human rights values of which the EU considers itself as protector and defender.

Any investment in the mullahs’ regime - while all signs indicate that it is entering its final phase - are doomed to fail with losses, leaving only this image of Europe in the minds of the Iranian people that they are throwing a rescue rope toward the regime.

Rouhani, who wears a mask of moderation, has no other mission than to keep in power the system of Valayat-e-Faqih (supreme religious rule) and delaying its overthrow. The people of Iran, with the slogan "No to the executioner, no to the imposter; my vote is regime change," expressed their abhorrence toward the recent sham elections and its so-called "candidates", who were all appointed by the Supreme Leader of the regime. More than 3,000 prisoners have been executed during Rouhani’s first term as president. Rouhani describes these executions as carrying out "the law of God or the law approved by the Majlis". In 1980 in parliament he publicly called for the execution of the regime’s opponents during Friday prayers. He is one of the high ranking officials responsible for the suppression, the production of the nuclear bomb, warmongering and killings in the region.

Khamenei has repeatedly said, "If we did not stop the enemy in Syria, we would have to stop them in Tehran, Fars, Khorasan and Esfahan". Rouhani also confessed that if the Revolutionary Guards were "not resisting in Baghdad and Samarra, and in Fallujah and Ramadi, and if they did not help the Syrian government in Damascus and Aleppo, we would not have security to negotiate this well in the nuclear deal" (February 8, 2016).

Khamenei said on May 10, 2017: "The enemies want change in the behavior of the regime ... the change of behavior means the destruction of the Islamic system."

Rouhani's cabinet members have played a major role in the war, suppression and the export of terrorism and fundamentalism. His first term Minister of Justice, Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, was one of the key officials responsible for the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988.

During Rouhani’s tenure, suppression of political opponents and human rights defenders, workers, women, teachers, lawyers, journalists and internet activists have intensified. Political prisoners are not released even after the end of their sentences. Killings under torture, slow deaths and annihilation of prisoners, and suspicious deaths in prisons continue. Repression and discrimination against women, which are institutionalized in the regime’s laws, expanded with gender separation and suppressive law of "chastity and hijab". Different ethnic groups and nationalities were suppressed more than before. The repression of Sunni Muslims intensified, attacks on domestic churches and arbitrary detentions and pressure against followers of other religions intensified.

Investing in moderation in the Velayat-e Faqih regime, whose record includes 120,000 political executions, is tantamount to strengthening the harshest factions of the regime against the Iranian people and peace and tranquility in the region. No change in Iran can be imagined without the end of repression, execution and torture, aggressive meddling in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, and ending the nuclear and missile projects. Any relationship with the Iranian regime must be made conditional upon a suspension of executions and an improvement of the human rights situation. This is the will of the Iranian people and is necessary for peace and tranquility in the region and the world.

National Council of Resistance of Iran – Foreign Affairs Committee
August 3, 2017