Maryam Rajavi to Testify

Maryam Rajavi testifying before US Congress is a step towards correct policy on Iran

Tomorrow beginning at 2pm EST The House Committee on Foreign Affairs will be holding a Subcommittee Hearing: “ISIS: Defining the Enemy.”  For the first time ever, Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the NCRI, will be testifying before US Congress.  It is rare for foreign dignitaries to testify before the US Congress, and with Mrs. Rajavi invited to be a witness, this hearing will be a historic event and above all a step towards correct policy on Iran.

Below is a list of of witnesses according toThe House Committee on Foreign Affairs website:


Panel I

The Honorable Robert Ford
Senior Fellow
The Middle East Institute
(Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria)

Walid Phares, Ph.D.
Co-Secretary General
Transatlantic Parliamentary Group on Counterterrorism

Panel II

Ms. Maryam Rajavi
National Council of Resistance of Iran
(Appearing via teleconference)

The Live stream of the hearing will begin at 2pm EST and is available to watch here:

Tune in to the live stream to support Maryam Rajavi, who has been a long time advocate for human rights and democratic change in Iran.

Follow @Freedom4Iran and @Rajavi4Freedom for more information leading up to the event as well as live updates during the hearing.


The House Committee on Foreign Affairs tweets at NCRI:


Read more about Maryam Rajavi:


April 29: Maryam Rajavi to Testify Before Congress

On April 29, 2015, the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade is will hold a hearing entitled, “ISIS: Defining the Enemy.”  Congress welcomes information from discounted and unorthodox sources as leads to compare with official estimates.  Information used is gathered from a variety of sources, including information from dissident testimony.

Raymond Tanter, a professor emeritus, University of Michigan; and a former senior staff member, National Security Council, explains why it is Important for dissidents to testify before Congress in his recently published article “The National Council of Resistance of Iran President-Elect to Testify Before Congress“:

Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, invited Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), to testify via teleconference from Paris at the Defining the Enemy hearing. NCRI is a coalition of opposition groups that does not accept the legitimacy of the Iranian regime. It is important to hear from such dissidents because they hold different views of defining the threat than traditional interpretations.

Is Maryam Rajavi the right person to testify? She is the right person: As a prodemocracy woman with a moderate view of Islam, Rajavi represents the opposite of the misogynous Iranian regime’s rulers; they are authoritarian, suppress women, and hold an extreme view of Islam.

Read the full article at to learn more about Maryam Rajavi’s personal experience dealing with the Islamist extremists of Iran.