Iranian Resistance in the International Media: October 4 – 23

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Mohammad Sadat Khansari

NCRI – MEK in the International Media

During the past two weeks, the international media outlets and news agencies have widely covered the Iranian Resistance’s activities. Many media outlets particularly covered the recent revelations about the Iranian regime’s nuclear activities for obtaining atomic bombs by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) representative office in the United States on October 16.

In addition, many of the international media wrote about the upcoming trial of the Iranian regime’s terrorist-diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, in Belgium and his threats of further terrorist attacks, even in custody. Assadi and his three other accomplices were arrested in 2018 for attempting to bomb the NCRI’s “Free Iran” annual gathering in Paris.

The following are some examples of the recent coverage of the Iranian Resistance’s activities in the international media:

Washington Times: Dissident group presents evidence of possible new Iran nuclear site
Iran has developed a new nuclear bomb-making facility, potentially adding a heightened level of fuel to skyrocketing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, according to an exiled dissident group which has exposed parts of Tehran’s covert nuclear infrastructure in the past.

Citing what it said were sources within the Iranian government, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a French- and Albanian-based group that advocates for the overthrow of Iran’s government, said Friday it had uncovered details of a previously unknown weapons development facility in the northeast region of Sorkheh-Hesar.

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Washington Examiner: Iranian dissident group claims to have revealed hidden site in Iran used for nuclear program
An Iranian opposition group claims that it has revealed a new military site that it thinks is being used by Iran’s government to further its nuclear program. The National Council of Resistance of Iran held a Friday news conference to discuss its findings.

The group, which is banned in Iran and now based out of Europe, said that the new site is located east of Tehran in the Sorkheh Hesar region. NCRI said that construction began on the new facility back in 2012, and around 2017, groups associated with the Iranian Ministry of Defense’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research began moving into the facility. Parts of the SPND have faced U.S. sanctions, and the SPND itself is described by the United States as playing “a central role in the Iranian regime’s past nuclear weapons effort.”

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Asharq Al-Awsat: Iranian Opposition Group Reveals Secret Nuclear Site Near Tehran
An exiled Iranian opposition group said it had uncovered a secret new military site which they fear is being used for testing in the Iranian nuclear program.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), in a presser held in Washington and broadcast live online on Friday, said that a new site has been built to continue arming the Iranian regime’s nuclear program.

The construction project of the new site in the Sorkheh-Hessar region in Tehran, started in 2012 and its construction took several years, NCRI revealed by providing satellite footage to corroborate its claims.


Iranian Resistance in the International Media: October 4 – 23

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