Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug. 29, 2018 - Claiming the United States is breaching a 1955 bilateral Treaty of Amity regulating economic and consular relations between Tehran and Washington, the Iranian regime has taken a case to the International Court of Justice filing a complaint against the U.S. for the Trump administration withdrawing from the highly flawed deal clinched by the Obama administration with the mullahs.
In a recent UPI article, former MEP Struan Stevenson provides interesting feedback on the subject.
“Here we have a rogue state who signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in 1970 but was found to be secretly developing nuclear weapons following the Iranian revolution in 1979, demanding justice in the international courts.
“Here we have a fascist regime, which pours money and troops into Syria to back Bashar al-Assad's bloody civil war; they provide the Houthi rebels in Yemen with money and missiles; they sponsor the brutal militias in Iraq who have murdered thousands of innocent Sunnis; and they provide limitless support for the terrorist Hezbollah organization in Lebanon; and yet they think they can call for justice in the international courts.”
The honorable former MEP refers to the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners in Iran following a fatwa issued by Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini. As we speak the United Nations has at its disposable irrefutable evidence of this atrocity that is undeniably considered one of the worst crimes against humanity in modern history.
“A ‘death committee’ of four senior officials approved all the executions. Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, a member of that ‘death committee,’ was until mid-2017 President Hassan Rouhani's justice minister. When his part in the murders became known publicly, he was replaced by Alireza Avaie, who himself was a prominent executioner during the 1988 massacre, in his role as chief prosecutor in the city of Dezful. Avaie has been on the EU's blacklist for years. So, a regime that appoints a known criminal and executioner as its justice minister believes it can take a legitimate case to the International Court of Justice?” Stevenson adds.
The Iranian regime is also known to launch atrocious crackdown in the face of increasing protests throughout the country as a restive nation seeks regime change.
“Here we have a regime that tortures, rapes, sodomizes and executes political prisoners. A regime that flogs, immolates, amputates limbs, gouges out eyes and hangs people in public. A regime that has executed more than 3,500 people, including women and children, since the so-called ‘moderate’ Rouhani became president. A dictatorship that governs through corruption, bribery, blackmail, extortion and fear, that has arrested and imprisoned at least 8,000 peaceful protesters during the ongoing uprising that has raged across Iran for the past eight months, where many of those arrested have been tortured to death or have simply ‘disappeared.’”
Iran’s regime also has a dismal report card in international relations, especially due to its use of terror and proxy groups.
“This is a regime that is recognized as the godfather of terror worldwide and uses its network of embassies as terror cells, as evidenced by the arrest on July 1 of Asadollah Assadi, a diplomat from the Iranian embassy in Vienna. Assadi has been charged with plotting terrorist murder by handing over a bomb and detonator to two Iranian agents, instructing them to bomb a rally in Paris organized by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) and National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main democratic opposition to the mullahs.
“In America, the U.S. Department of Justice on Aug. 9 announced that two Intelligence Ministry agents of the mullahs' regime, Ahmadreza Mohammadi Doostdar and Majid Ghorbani, had been arrested and charged with spying on and plotting to assassinate supporters of the PMOI/MEK.
“There is no justice in Iran. That is why its citizens are rising up in anger and frustration at the cruelty and criminal corruption of the mullahs and their distorted fundamentalist, medieval version of Islam. It is a bad joke that this murderous dictatorship thinks it can appeal for justice in the international courts. The temerity of the mullahs' regime can only leave the civilized world gasping in amazement.”