Iran: Opposition network gearing for annual “Fire Festival” protests

Iran: Opposition network gearing for annual “Fire Festival” protests

Reported by PMOI/MEK

Iran, March 12, 2019 – The following is the latest report covering the activities of the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) network inside Iran, known as “Resistance Units.”

Members of a resistance unit in Eslamshahr, southwest of Tehran, the country’s capital, put up posters of Maryam Rajavi, President of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

In Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, a resistance unit member set fire to a poster of regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini.

Members of resistance units in Jahrom, southern Iran, set fire to a Khomeini poster while marking the upcoming annual Fire Festival, celebrated on the last Tuesday night of the Iranian calendar year. This year these festivities will be held by the Iranian people on March 19 and the mullahs’ regime have always considered this to be a threat to their rule as Iranians across the country turn these celebrations into anti-regime protests.

This resistance unit was chanting, “Death to Khamenei – Hail to Rajavi,” referring to Maryam Rajavi and Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi.

In Yazd, central Iran, resistance units in this city set fire to a Khomeini-Khamenei poster while chanting, “Hail to the National Liberation Army of Iran – Hail to Rajavi – Death to Khamenei.”

A resistance unit in Bojnurd, northeast Iran, set fire to Khomeini poster while chanting, “We answer fire with fire.”

Members of resistance units in the city of Maymand of Fars Province, south-central Iran, took to graffiti and wrote, “Death to Khamenei – Hail to Rajavi.”

In the cities of Fasa and Kermanshah, members of resistance units took to graffiti and also wrote, “Death to Khamenei – Hail to Rajavi.” In Kermanshah, resistance units were also seen putting up signs reading, “We answer fire with fire.”

In Bushehr, southern Iran, resistance unit members put up various signs reading, “Death to the mullahs’ principle – Death to dictator – We answer fire with fire.”

Members of resistance units in Qom, central Iran, put up various signs commemorating the annual Fire Festivities and reading, “We answer fists with fists and fire with fire – Hail to Rajavi – Death to Khamenei.”

In Sanandaj, western Iran, members of resistance unit put up posters reading, “The world should know that Massoud Rajavi is our leader.”

Members of resistance units in Yasuj, southern Iran, took to graffiti and wrote “Hail to Rajavi” in various parts of the country.

In Shiraz, south-central Iran, members of resistance units distributed copies of a statementissued by the PMOI/MEK Social Department inside Iran for more protests across the country marking the annual Fire Festival.

Also in Shiraz, members of resistance unit set fire to images of senior figures of the mullahs’ regime while chanting “We answer fire with fire.”

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Latest measures of PMOI/MEK “Resistance Units” across Iran

Reported by PMOI/MEK

Iran, Feb. 27, 2019 – Members of Resistance Units, a growing network associated directly to the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), are escalating their measures targeting the mullahs’ crackdown apparatus in cities across the country.

Members of Resistance Unit 180 in Golpaygan, southwest Iran, set a Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Basij paramilitary base on fire while chanting, “We answer fire with fire – Death to Khamenei (referring to Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei) – Hail to Rajavi.” The last part of their slogans was a referral to Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and PresidentMaryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

In Tehran, members of a resistance unit also set fire to another IRGC Basij paramilitary base while chanting “Death to Khamenei – Hail to Rajavi.”

Members of Resistance Unit 760 in Amol, northern Iran, set fire to an IRGC Basij paramilitary base. Footage shows a burned sign of Khamenei and regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini.

In Iranshahr, southeast Iran, members of Resistance Unit 286 set fire to a regime poster containing images of Khomeini and Khamenei.

Members of Resistance Unit 150 in Abadan, southwest Iran, set fire to an IRGC Basij paramilitary base while citing Maryam Rajavi saying the corrupt mullahs’ ruling Iran will be toppled through the women’s uprising across the country.

In West Azerbaijan Province, northwest Iran, members of a resistance unit set fire to a Khomeini/Khamenei banner while chanting “Death to Khamenei – Hail to Rajavi.”

Members of Resistance Unit 950 in Baluchistan, southeast Iran, set fire to another Khomeini/Khamenei poster while chanting similar slogans.

In Khorramabad, western Iran, members of Resistance Unit 716 set fire to a Khomeini/Khamenei banner while also chanting “Death to Khamenei – Hail to Rajavi.”

Iran: PMOI/MEK Resistance Units commemorating fallen heroes

Iran: PMOI/MEK Resistance Units commemorating fallen heroes

Reported by PMOI/MEK

Iran, Feb. 6, 2019 – Members of Resistance Units, a vast network associated directly to the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), are carrying out measures marking February 8, 1982, when many units of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) attacked and killed over a number of PMOI/MEK teams in Tehran.

Members of Resistance Unit 770 in Tehran set fire to a poster of Iranian regime founder Khomeini located on Rajaie Highway.

In Sabzevar, northeast Iran, members of Resistance Unit 192 set fire to a poster of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei while chanting, “Khamenei, we will topple you; Hail to the National Liberation Army of Iran.”

Members of a resistance unit in Qaemshahr set fire to a Khomeini poster while chanting, “We answer fire with fire.”

In Miandoab, northwest Iran, members of a resistance unit set fire to a poster near a base of the IRGC Basij paramilitary forces while chanting, “Death to Khamenei, Hail to Rajavi,” referring to Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

In Kashmar, northeast of Iran, members of Resistance Unit No.302 set fire to a Khomeini poster while holding posters that read,”Khamenei you killer, meet your end. The Liberation Army is on its way.”

Members of resistance units in Hamedan, western Iran, gathered at the gravesite of a number of PMOI/MEK martyrs to pay their respects and lay flowers in their memory on this occasion.

Haft Tappeh workers march towards regime courthouse

Workers gather in Ghanoun Blvd. in front of the prosecutor’s office

Iran, Nov. 19, 2018 – On Monday, the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill in Shush, southwest Iran, started their demonstration at the factory and marched toward the city proper. Today’s demonstration is in support for the representatives of protesters, who were arrested by the Iranian regime’s security forces yesterday. In the city, the workers gathered in front of the mayor’s office and protested to the arrest of their colleagues.

The workers of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill have been protesting for 15 days to unpaid wages and the transfer of the company from the private to the public sector. The protesters have been very vocal in their criticism of the corrupt policies of the Iranian regime and have received wide support from different communities across Iran.

On Sunday, at the end of the day’s protests, the security forces of the Iranian regime arrested the representatives of the protesting workers along with a number of the workers, and transferred them to the security police headquarters.

10:50 am local time: Workers gather in Ghanoun Blvd. in front of the prosecutor’s office.

The people of Shush gather to support the workers of Haft Tapeh and join their voices to those of the unprivileged workers.

The people of Shush gather to support the workers of Haft Tapeh and join their voices to those of the unprivileged workers.

10:30 am local time: The people of Shush gather to support the workers of Haft Tapeh and join their voices to those of the unprivileged workers.

Protesters are chanting: “Imprisoned workers must be freed!”

In an act of defiance to the regime’s attempt at intimidation and threats, protesters chanted: “Neither threats, nor prison no longer have any effect.”

9:30 am local time: The bazaar of Shush was shut down and different communities join the protesters of Haft Tapeh. A group of drivers from the Haft Tapeh Mohajer Agency expressed their support for the demands of the protesters of Haft Tapeh and the imprisoned protesters.

Different communities join the protesters of Haft Tapeh

Different communities join the protesters of Haft Tapeh

The enraged people are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and of their colleagues.

The enraged people are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and of their colleagues.

9:00 am local time: The enraged people of Shush and the workers of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and imprisonment of their colleagues.

The enraged people are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and of their colleagues.

The enraged people are marching toward the courthouse of the Iranian regime to protest against the arrest and of their colleagues.

Below are some of the videos of people of Shush supporting the protesters of Haft Tapeh.

9:00 am local time: The people of Shush have joined the workers of Haft Tapeh in their protest in front of the mayor’s office.

8:00 am local time: Pictures of the 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill.

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

The 15th day of protests by the workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill

Haft Tapeh workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s

Haft Tapeh workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s

7:30 am local time: Haft Tapeh workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s office and chanting: “Death to the anti-worker regime.”

Workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s office and are chanting: “Imprisoned workers must be freed.”

7:15 am local time: Workers have gathered in front of the mayor’s office and are demanding the release of their colleagues who had been detained by security forces the previous day. Some of the slogans include the following:

  • Death to the anti-worker regime
  • Imprisoned workers must be freed
  • Workers are in prison. Thieves are running free

The workers of the Haft Tapeh sugar mill have been protesting for more than two weeks to their four months’ worth of unpaid wages as well as the transfer of the company from the private to the public sector.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, hailed the workers of Haft Tapeh and described their protest as the will of the Iranian people to overthrow the Iranian regime.

Iran: PMOI / MEK network continues anti-regime activities

Resistance Units

Iran, Nov. 15, 2018 – Recent reports indicate the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) network inside Iran is escalating its anti-regime activities across the country.

Members of PMOI / MEK Resistance Unit 267 in the city of Dorud in Lorestan Province, west of Iran, braved the odds and set fire to a billboard of Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

The resistance units’ non-stop activities throughout Iran has reached a point that Ali Akbar Raefipoor, a figure said to be close to Khamenei, made the following remarks on this subject.

“The [PMOI / MEK] … seek to launch a popular army, an army that will carry out their measures… people in the city of Kazerun (south-central Iran) say we don’t want a portion of the city to split up… However, in the middle of all the mayhem, all of a sudden we witness an attack on a police station… The people were seeking their own demands, but just two people are enough to be in such a crowd and actually do something. The [PMOI / MEK] has such two-person teams in all cities… Take into good consideration that we have more than 24,000 to 25,000 [PMOI / MEK] members in Tehran alone!”

These remarks were aired on June 17, 2018.

Of course, Raefipoor is not the only Iranian regime figure making such remarks about the PMOI / MEK resistance units.

Former intelligence minister Hedar Moslehi said it in even more precise terms.

“In 2018 or 2019, the enemy will definitely be planning a sedition and the main target will be the Supreme Leader,” he said according to the state-run Entekhab website.

There are many such examples and the list goes on. Even Khamenei and Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani have made similar remarks, saying their forces should not “lose hope.”

This is a clear indication of major defections in the Iranian regime’s ranks and files, and many losing hope in fear of the regime’s upcoming overthrow.

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As we are on the brink of a new revolution in Iran and the toppling of the mullahs’ regime is now more definite and imminent than ever before, it is important to know how we have reached where we are and that events up to this point have not been mere coincidences.

The mullahs’ regime has a major crisis in the just and democratic opposition movement. An entity that has been paying the price of its struggle for nearly four decades, standing firm on their objectives and principles, defying all odds before execution squads and the gallows, in the face of torturers and hundreds of prisons checkered across Iran.

We can now be certain in saying the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) and the organized Iranian Resistance movement are realizing the overthrow of this regime.

While many now claim to oppose this regime, the PMOI / MEK understand the importance of the status more than any other party, planning and directing today’s circumstances towards a true revolution.

Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi based his strategy on “resistance units” inside Iran, with the objective of establishing units inside the society and forming a bond between the files of this revolution with the ranks seen in the central core of this movement, being the PMOI / MEK.

Although this strategy was blueprinted years ago, as crises inside Iran escalate and the regime is witnessing more rifts inside its apparatus, along with the ongoing uprising continuing to this day since the Dec/Jan revolt, the “resistance units” strategy has implemented its impact across the board. They have now become the target of a demonizing campaign by elements of this regime inside Iran and abroad.

From the Iranian regime’s state-controlled media and remarks heard from numerous regime officials, we can easily conclude that the resistance units have transformed into a major concern for the mullahs’ apparatus. The mullahs’ own media outlets even go the distance by emphasizing the role of other so-called opposition movements to thus decrease the importance and credibility of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the PMOI/MEK as the core member of this opposition movement.

However, considering the powder keg circumstances of Iran’s society, the PMOI / MEK, having an organized structure, has been able to impact the on-the-ground events. One must admit that the resistance units are the most important force of the Iranian people’s revolution, and they are playing their historical role in various methods.

In all revolutions we have witnessed how the ruling regime’s resort to utter crackdown and threats. Although all such examples have led to the regime’s overthrow through a massive and revolutionary movement, all regime’s consider themselves to be an exemption.

The mullahs’ in Iran have constantly resorted to terrorism, executions, torture and crackdown. In the current circumstances, the Iranian regime has increased such measures through utter crackdown and describing the force behind this movement of change as “terrorists.”

In such a period, if popular protests are organized and directed by an organized resistance force, the regime’s escalation of crackdown measures will not only fail to delay the upcoming revolution, they will actually further radicalize the society and lead to an even faster toppling of its entire apparatus.

As a result, resistance units play a very important role in this day and age in breaking the heavy atmosphere of crackdown. This is realized through directing and organizing the revolution at critical junctures.

With conditions inside Iran and abroad changing dramatically, the PMOI / MEK implemented its new strategy of launching resistance units. Numerous teams, forming a huge network, are now in direct contact with the Iranian society.

By organizing and leading the Iranian uprising in an effective manner, resistance units are injecting new life in the society and protesters on the streets.

Iranian Resistance Continues to Campaign for Regime Change

Iranian Resistance Continues to Campaign for Regime Change

The main opposition to the Iranian regime, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) and other associated groups are expanding their activities across Iran. Their calls for regime change are getting louder and louder despite the grave danger that they are putting themselves into. Dissidents and political opponents in Iran face the harshest of punishments. Not only do they risk arrest, torture, imprisonment and even execution, but the lives of their families are also at risk.

The regime has long considered being a member or supporter of the PMOI / MEK as being worthy of the death penalty. In the past, even people with loose affiliations to the PMOI / MEK have been executed.

In the following video, members of Resistance units in Tehran can be seen putting up posters in support of the opposition. The posters include the photo of Massoud Rajavi – the leader of the Iranian Resistance. They pledge to continue fighting against the clerical regime and declare that they are going to respond to fire with fire.

In the north-western part of the country, specifically in Zanjan, members of local resistance units also put up posters in which they promise to continue battling against the regime until it is finally overthrown. They too pledged to continue playing a role in the struggle.

In the following video, we can see posters in favour of the PMOI / MEK sitting on the windscreen of a number of cars in Iran’s capital city, Tehran. Many of the posters included messages saying that the Supreme Leader of Iran – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – will one day be overthrown.

In Qazvin, in the north-western part of the country, more members of the Resistance movement have pointed out that the mullahs’ regime is using religion to preserve itself so that it can stay in power for longer.

In Tehran, members of a group called the Resistance Unit 777 were seen standing in a crowd proclaiming to continue the fight for freedom against the clerical regime.

Another tactic that has been used in the country is to put graffiti in the cities to spread the message of solidarity between members of the Resistance. In this video, members of certain Resistance units wrote slogans in graffiti across the city of Shiraz in the south-central part of the country.

The Resistance is tirelessly and selflessly working towards the greater good of freedom, democracy, equality and human rights for the people of Iran. The personal cost of their involvement is unimaginable to most people who have not lived under clerical rule.

Many members of the Resistance have personally experienced the violent oppression of the mullahs’ regime. Others have had family members or friends that have been killed or imprisoned in Iran. Others quite simply want to see an end to the clerical rule that is destroying the great country of Iran.

The people’s desire for change is great and if regime change could come from the will of the people alone, the regime would have toppled years ago.

Iran: Protest rallies reported in Tehran and two other cities.

Protests in Iran cities

Reported by PMOI/MEK

Iran, Sept. 18, 2018 – With each passing day protest rallies are mushrooming on a more frequent basis across Iran.

Clients of the Caspian credit firm, associated to the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), rallied outside the Central Bank on Monday and closed the Mirdamad Avenue. They were heard protesting and complaining about their savings being stolen.

In Rasht, northern Iran, another such rally was held again by Caspian clients also demanding their savings returned.

“In an Islamic country, we have raised our complaints for two years, with no one listening”

“Death to high prices”

“Death to oppressors, death to thieves”

Also in Rasht, retired workers of the Iran Poplin factories held a rally demanding their due paychecks and protesting delays in this regard. They were also complaining how stock owners have yet to receive their profits.

In Kuhdasht of Lorestan Province in western Iran a number of locals were seen rallying outside the city’s mayor office and Road & Construction Department protesting water shortages and very poor road conditions.

In an interview with One America Network, Ali Safavi, a member of the Iranian opposition coalition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), sheds light on the opposition movement’s role inside the country ongoing protests throughout Iran and the foreign policy the Trump administration can take in regards to Tehran’s mullahs.

“Obviously, the protests that you see now are the continuation of the major nationwide uprisings that erupted back in December and January in 142 cities. The main reason is the fact that the Iranian regime has been unable to address the many demands of the Iranian people. The economy is on the verge of bankruptcy,” Safavi explained.

The Iranian people are now seeking regime change and the mullahs are fearful of this very savvy nation. Over 44 million people in Iran are active on the popular messaging app, Telegram, and becoming more informed about news from throughout the country and across the globe. This is breaking the barriers imposed by the mullahs’ regime and allowing dissidents to coordinate their anti-regime protests.

Iranian protesters are also very angry over the mullahs’ foreign policy of providing over $100 billion propping the Assad regime in Syria, hundreds of millions of dollars each year to fund the terrorist Lebanese Hezbollah group, financial and military assistance to sectarian Shiite militias in Iraq, Safavi explained, adding the importance of Washington vocally supporting the ongoing protests in Iran.

“To the extent that the [Trump] administration pursues a firm and decisive policy against the mullahs of Iran, I think that sends an encouraging signal to the people of Iran. If the Iranian people see on the international level there is support for their aspiration and that there is an attempt to deny the Iranian regime the means with which it suppresses its own people and foments chaos through the Middle East, they would be encouraged and they would be emboldened,” Safavi added.

The PMOI/MEK network inside Iran has been actively establishing “Resistance Units” and heavily focused on organizing these protests. Young men and women are leading the demonstrations against the regime, and literally connect the variety of opposition pockets together in the struggle against the mullahs.