Indictment against aide taints Iraqi PM Maliki

Indictment against aide taints Iraqi PM Maliki

BRUSSELS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- News that the Spanish courts have indicted Faleh al-Fayad, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's top security adviser, for "offenses against international community," is clear confirmation of Maliki's role in these crimes against humanity.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Trust in Maliki harms U.S. credibility

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- It is hard to characterize the United States' relations with Iraq in recent years.
RAMESH SEPEHRRAD, UPI Outside View Commentator
Don't view Iran's president with rose-colored glasses

Don't view Iran's president with rose-colored glasses

LONDON, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- The West has long shaken hands with despots in the Middle East in the name of stability and order and this continues with the change of presidents in Iran.
MURIEL TURNER, UPI Outside View Commentator
Eight days to shape Iran's future

Eight days to shape Iran's future

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- This month, two major events in the Iranian political calendar will take place only a matter of days apart: Iran's presidential elections began Friday and the largest gathering of Iran's opposition movement is to take place in Paris just eight days later.
MARK WILLIAMS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Political 'surgery' on the eve of Iranian elections

LUXEMBOURG, May 30 (UPI) -- The Iranian resistance is set to reiterate its demands for democratic change and a non-nuclear Iran in an upcoming grand gathering in Paris on June 22.
FIROUZ MAHVI, UPI Outside View Commentator

Predicting Iran's political future

LONDON, May 29 (UPI) -- The upcoming elections in Iran may signal the start of a process that will replace the ruling clerics.
MURIEL TURNER, UPI Outside View Commentator

Time to save Iranian exiles in Iraq before more lives are wasted

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- The international community should act to prevent a catastrophe and ensure that the story of the residents of Camp Liberty in Iraq does not go down as tragedy.
ALEX CARLILE, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iranian spies in our midst

WASHINGTON, March 7 (UPI) -- It is time for the United States to fight back in the Iranian information wars against Tehran's dissidents.
RICHARD R. SCHOEBERL, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iran 34 years after the revolution

BRUSSELS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- The Iranian people had many hopes after the fall of the shah in February 1979 but that great revolution was hijacked by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the Islamic fundamentalists and a much more ruthless tyranny began.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Justice has prevailed as PMOI removed from U.S. blacklist

BRUSSELS, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Hillary Clinton deserves admiration for removing the PMOI from the U.S. list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations, although it should have happened years ago.
STRUAN STEVENSON, UPI Outside View Commentator

Tehran’s covetous plot for its dissidents at Camp Ashraf

LONDON, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Iran's spiritual leader Ali Khamenei has given his orders to the Iraqi government: Camp Ashraf, near Baghdad, must be "invaded."
DAVID AMESS, UPI Outside View Commentator

U.N. should press Iraq on Ashraf and Liberty

LONDON, July 19 (UPI) -- Many eyes will be focused on the U.N. Security Council this week when it hears a report from the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Iraq Martin Kobler.
TARSEM KING, UPI Outside View Commentator
Time to listen to Iranian voices for freedom

Time to listen to Iranian voices for freedom

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Rather than appeasing Tehran and hamper the efforts of the Iranian resistance, the United States should support the PMOI and its aim of regime change in Iran.
KEN MAGINNIS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Istanbul talks highlight the real solution to Iran problem

LONDON, April 17 (UPI) -- The author says the West should support the path to a democratic, free, secular and non-nuclear Iran as pronounced by NCRI President Maryam Rajavi in 2004.
ESMAEIL ABNAR, UPI Outside View Commentator

U.S. welcomes PMOI relocation

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Nearly 400 residents of an Iraqi camp for Iranian dissidents moved to a new facility near Baghdad, the U.S. State Department announced.
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Maryam Rajavi (born Maryam Azodanlu in 1953 in Tehran, Iran) is the wife of Massoud Rajavi, a founder of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI). She's the "president-elect" of the National Council of Resistance of Iran., a coalition of exiled groups opposed to the Islamic Republic regime. In 1985, she became co-leader of the PMOI along with Massoud Rajavi, and together they made women a main portion of the group's fighting force.

Maryam Rajavi was born in 1953 to a middle class family in Tehran. She has a degree in metallurgical engineering. She speaks English, French and Persian. Mrs. Rajavi became acquainted with the anti-Shah movement in 1970.

In 1982 Maryam Rajavi left Iran for Paris, where the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance was located. In 1993 Rajavi was elected President-Elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an umbrella coalition of which the PMOI is the primary member organization. As President-Elect, Rajavi has continued to place women in nearly all of the leadership roles within her resistance movement, and believes that women should have equal opportunity with men to participate in social and political activities.

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