Maryam Rajavi is widely respected as the determined and principal inspiration behind the leading democratic opposition movement

Maryam Rajavi is widely respected as the determined and principal inspiration behind the leading democratic opposition movement

Introductory remarks by Ambassador Mitchell Reiss, former Director of U.S. State Department Policy Planning and Special Envoy to the Northern Ireland Peace Process. He chaired a panel discussion on Iran entitled “Protests in Iran and the Role of the Opposition” in Paris, 29 June 2018, organized jointly by FEMO and APA. Participants in the panel included: • Michael Mukasey, former…

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The protests are not confined to Tehran, they are widespread throughout Iran

The protests are not confined to Tehran, they are widespread throughout Iran

Michael Mukasey, former U.S. Attorney General, addressed a panel discussion on the subject of “Protests in Iran and the Role of the Opposition” in a Paris suburb on June 29, 2018. The event was jointly organized by FEMO and APA. His remarks follow: We are indeed at a very hopeful time. I think though there are dangers lurking if we’re…

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The American military in Iraq realised that the Iranian resistance held views on politics and human rights similar to their own

The American military in Iraq realised that the Iranian resistance held views on politics and human rights similar to their own

Yves Bonnet, former Governor and Head of France’s Internal Security Service (D.S.T.), addressed a panel discussion on the subject of “Protests in Iran and the Role of the Opposition” in a Paris suburb on June 29, 2018. The event was jointly organized by FEMO and APA. Transcript of his remarks translated into English follows: “There was what I called the…

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We are facing the end of this regime

We are facing the end of this regime

Struan Stevenson, Coordinator for Change in Iran, former President of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq, addressed a panel discussion on the subject of “Protests in Iran and the Role of the Opposition” in a Paris suburb on June 29, 2018. The event was jointly organized by FEMO and APA. His remarks follow: Thank you very much. The…

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Are sanctions the best and most appropriate response?

Are sanctions the best and most appropriate response?

Introductory remarks by Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, Distinguished Fellow and Chairman Emeritus at the Stimson Centre, former Assistant Secretary of State for Military Affairs. He chaired a panel discussion on Iran entitled “IRGC and Sanctions” in Paris, 29 June 2018, organized jointly by FEMO and APA. Participants in the panel included: • Robert Joseph, Ambassador, U.S. Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation…

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Change in Iran will come from the exasperation of the Iranian people

Change in Iran will come from the exasperation of the Iranian people

Mr. Bruno Tertrais, Deputy Director of the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS), addressed a panel discussion on the subject of “IRGC and Sanctions” in a Paris suburb on June 29, 2018. The event was jointly organized by FEMO and APA. His remarks follow: Thank you, Lincoln. You asked provocative questions, so I will try to give you provocative replies…

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We need to target the backbone of the Iranian regime, the Revolutionary Guards

We need to target the backbone of the Iranian regime, the Revolutionary Guards

It is the overall spirit of this agreement that has not been respected, since the idea behind it was indeed a reversal of the regime’s geopolitical stance, a sort of Islamic market democracy that was supposed to gradually emerge. Jean-Sylvestre Mongrenier, a researcher at the Thomas More Institute and the Institut Français de Géopolitique (Paris 8 University Vincennes-Saint-Denis), told a…

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