Prominent United States politicians call for harder sanctions against Iran

In light of Iran’s recent missile tests, many United States figureheads and politicians have called for tougher sanctions against the Iranian regime, including Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan and Presidential Candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Iran launched two ballistic missiles capable of hitting targets 1400 km away at the end of a large military drill. It’s the first ballistic missile firing Iran’s conducted since signing nuclear deal P5+1 in July. Per US officials, this firing directly challenges a UN resolution made with Iran that specifically called upon Iran to not participate in ballistic missile activity.

Tehran’s missile tests rippled through the international community, with many United States officials calling for a tougher stance on the Iranian regime. United States Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement: “We are united in the belief that a nuclear-armed Iran is an absolutely unacceptable threat to Israel, the region and the United States.”

Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan said that he would continue to press for new sanctions against Iran until it stops provoking and threatening the United States and their allies. Several Republicans have echoed his sentiment, calling for more US sanctions in response.

Presidential Candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that she was “deeply concerned”  by Iran’s missile tests, and called for penalties against Tehran in response. “Iran should face sanctions for these activities and the international community must demonstrate that Iran’s threats toward Israel will not be tolerated,” she said in a statement.

Army General Lloyd Austin, commander of the United States Central Command, expressed his concern that Tehran’s missile test is further evidence that Tehran hasn’t changed as much as it wants the West to believe.

“There are a number of things that lead me to personally believe that, you know, their behavior is not — they haven’t changed any course yet.”


December 2: Live Conference on Tehran’s Effort to Deceive IAEA

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
11:00 AM (EST), 17:00 (ECT)
Watch live at:

Send questions via Twitter to @Iran_policy use #iranfreedom

National Council of Resistance of Iran - Live Conference

“In an online conference on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, Alireza Jafarzadeh, Deputy Director of the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, will reveal the composition and modus operandi of the secret committee that was set up in Tehran to deceive IAEA on its probe of the possible military dimensions (PMD) of the Iranian regime’s nuclear program. The revelation will be based on reports from various entities and institutions within the clerical regime.”

President Obama Speaks

U.S. President Obama to speak Wednesday on Iran Nuclear Deal

United States President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak Wednesday (August 5) on the Iran Nuclear Deal, reports The Wall Street Journal.  President Obama will state his case and explain why he is in favor of the agreement.

The Iran Nuclear Deal made on July 14 has faced serious skepticism among lawmakers, global leaders and citizens. Obama will try to persuade enough lawmakers to support the agreement. “Congress is expected to vote in September, after a 60-day review of the deal, on whether to approve or reject it,” says Carole Lee of The Wall Street Journal.

The speech will be held at American University in Washington, D.C..

Read the full story on the Wall Street Journal website.

Be sure to tune in on social media during the speech to share your thoughts on why we cannot support Obama’s Nuclear Deal agreement.  Use #IranFreedom, Tweet at @BarackObama.

Do you think President Obama’s speech will win over lawmakers?  We want to hear your thoughts, leave a comment below or Tweet using #IranFreedom.

President Obama Speaks

Breaking down the Iran Nuclear Deal – Live Q&A Today!

National Council of Resistance of Iran Live Q&A

Today July 21 at 16:00 Paris time (10 a.m. EST) Ken Blackwell, Linda Chavez and Professor Ivan Sascha Sheehan, will participate in a live question and answer panel.   The live Q&A session will review the Iran nuclear deal, titled: “Iran: Nuclear ambition, the agreement, rights violations: Prospects & Challenges.”

The live stream will be available for viewing on

Viewers can participate by submitting their questions to @Iran_Policy using the hashtag: #IranFreedom.


Nuclear Deal Reached – Maryam Rajavi Responds

Iran and the United States reached an agreement today in Vienna.  The deal is said to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, according to Fox News.  The idea that Iranian regime’s meddling could be curbed through tolerance, is a misconception.

In her response to the nuclear deal, Maryam Rajavi explained: “circumventing six UN Security Council resolutions, an unsigned agreement, will not close the mullahs’ path to deception and access to nuclear bomb, but the ‘ Chalice of Nuclear Poison’ and Khamenei’s retreat from his redlines will shatter his hegemony and undermine the entire regime.”

Mrs. Rajavi believes it is the right of the Iranian people to know what they are getting out of this deal: “It is the Iranian people’s right to know what they will get out of the agreement that the mullahs’ president said their water, bread and environment depend on. Indeed, any agreement that does not observe and consider the Iranian people’s human rights will only embolden the regime in its relentless suppression and executions, and trample on the nation’s rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Charter.”

Read Maryam Rajavi’s full statement on

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Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline Tomorrow

Over the last year, extensive negotiating has been taking place with Iran and the P5 +1 countries to determine the future of Iran’s nuclear capabilities. The deadline for a nuclear deal is tomorrow, June 30, and it is not yet clear what the outcome will be.  In fact, senior officials who attended the Vienna talks this past Saturday, anticipate the nuclear negotiations to continue into July.

It is only clear that Iran needs to adhere to all UN Security Council resolutions with regard to its nuclear program.

Read the full story here:


Maryam Rajavi June Gathering 2014

Two Months Until June Gathering in Paris

June Gathering 2015

Only two months remain until the grand gathering of Iranians and supporters of resistance from all over the world, takes place in Paris on June 13.

The 2015 conference, “Regime Change in Iran, We Can and We Must,” will focus on the issues of human and women’s rights, fundamentalism, Camp Liberty and Iran nuclear talks.

Several world leaders and politicians from the United States and many other countries will be speaking at the conference.  Stay tuned for a full list of 2015 conference speakers.

The 2014 Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran drew thousands of youth supporters.  Given the large social presence the youth have online today, it easy for social media users to connect and weigh in on the issues that matter to them.  The 2014 Watch the highlights from the 2014 June Gathering, including clips from Maryam Rajavi’s speech:


2014 “All for Freedom” conference speakers included:

  • Rudolph Giuliani – Former New York City Mayor
  • Howard Dean – Former Vermont Governor and presidential candidate
  • John Bolton – Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
  • Joseph Lieberman – Former Connecticut senator and vice presidential candidate
  • Mike Mukasey – Former U.S. Attorney General
  • Hugh Shelton – Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General
  • George Casey – Army Chief of Staff General
  • Newt Gingrich – Former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the
  • Presidential candidate for 2012 election
  • John Dennis Hastert – Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Robert Torricelli – Former member of the U.S. Senate
  • Robert Joseph – Former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  • Phillip J. Crowley – Assistant Secretary of State from 2009 – 2011
  • John McCain – Senior member of the U.S. Senate, Republican Presidential nominee in the 2008 election (provided video message at conference)