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July 16, 2015 3:45 pm

Exiled Iranian Opposition Leader Says Iran Will Cheat on Nuclear Deal to Build Bomb

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Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi said the Iranian deal will embolden Iran, and that it will cheat to get a nuclear weapon. PHOTO: Asharq Al-Awsat

Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi said the Iranian deal will embolden Iran, and that it will cheat to get a nuclear weapon. PHOTO: Asharq Al-Awsat

The leader of an Iranian parliament in exile, told London-based Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday that Tehran will ultimately cheat on its agreement with world powers negotiated in Vienna this week to build a nuclear weapon.

Maryam Rajavi, President elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, added that the agreement will open the door to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, and will provide the regime in Tehran with a renewed opportunity to expand its financing of terrorists in Yemen, Syria and elsewhere.

According to Rajavi, an exile who lives in Paris, Iran’s ruling clerical establishment considers its nuclear program to be one of three pillars that will ensure the continuity of the control it established over Iran with the 1979 revolution. The other two pillars are suppression of domestic dissent and the exportation of terrorism regionally and internationally, Rajavi said.

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She called on the international community to stand by the Iranian people and help them to remove the Tehran regime, noting that “the correct policy” for the West, “is to back the Iranian people and the Iranian resistance in order to remove the regime.”

She continued, saying that “capitulations by the West to the clerical establishment” are “in the opposite direction of history.”

Rajavi also called on the international community to challenge Iran’s attempts to interfere in the affairs of other countries in the Middle East, saying that without such an international stance, any country in the region will be able to demand the same concessions the West made with Iran, and a nuclear arms race will ensue.

She also warned that Iran will likely use funds from the sanctions relief granted in Tuesday’s deal to further its sponsorship and exportation of terrorism in the region, rather than to address the needs of the Iranian people.

Rajavi advised that the “monetary influx that will flow into the pockets of the regime must be subjected to strict supervision by the United Nations to ensure that it is spent on the Iranian people’s essential needs, otherwise the regime will spend this money on its policy of exporting terrorism and religious extremism to Syria, Yemen, and Lebanon.”

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  • We should not trust the mullas Because Iran nuclear instability in the Middle East.I am confirmed to this article

  • Ali Reza

    It is really a lose lose game,
    most important is that US gave a lot of things to the Mullahs but still, Khamenei will not be able to control the people inside the country, there will be uprisings, people will ask, why did he insist on the Nuclear Program for 12 years if he was going to give up.
    The only solution in Iran is regime change with Maryam Rajavi.

  • Mehdi Sharifian

    Maryam Rajavi is clearly depicting the appeasement policy that the Wast has adapted in regard to Iran: “capitulations by the West to the clerical establishment” are “in the opposite direction of history.”

    Let us hope the the Western diplomats and Administration wake up and realize that this policy can only lead to a war.

    And let us rest assured that the ultimate solution, regime change in Iran, will take place by the will of the people of Iran and the leadership of Maryam Rajavi.

  • Wm. J. Levy

    Of course they will cheat. That’s what they do. They are 12th century merchants who have no link to the Persian empire which almost destroyed all the Jews in Esther’s time but they are just as bad.

    The Shah was a horror but he was our horror and the Islamic regime just carried on without the Shah and the Jews and the West.

    Obama is a disaster and Israel will pay the price unless she destroys the nuclear ambitions of Iran.

    Several EMP’s would do the job before Iran does it to Israel.

    When someone tells you that he is going to kill you and all your family what do you? Make nice to them or destroy them first? It’s in the Tenach and we don’t do it and didn’t do it and more than 7 million Jews died. When do we start being angry at our haters?

  • Michel Olivier

    waddasshemean—-”ultimately cheat”—they start next week

    • geoff

      Not nextweek. They have been cheating all the waythrough the so-called negotiations. Obama won’t have tp pay the price, but others will.

  • OBAMA, P5+1, what do you say to that? Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the Gulf states who all live in the midst of it, were/are concerned and you completely ignored all of the concerns by just offering more weapons to be supplied, which is the same as poring oil in the midst of a forest fire that is our of control.

  • Stan Nadel

    Sorry, but she is associated with the cult known as the People’s Mujahedin of Iran which is notorious for providing false reports about Iran. The Mullahs have been murdering their members and they have engaged in terror attacks against the Iranian regime. What she said may well be true, as I think it is, but she is not a reliable source.

    • NewComer

      The usual namecalling of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security MOIS of the Iranian dictatorship,trying to demonize the only democratic opposition to the mullahs in Iran. The opposition that has already lost over 120000 its members and supporters to the Iranian dictatorship only because it believes in a free, democratic, non-nuclear Iran(What a good cult). If she as the leader of the main opposition is not a reliable source to listen to, then who is? Nevertheless we all owe it to them for revealing the 18 year old clandestine nuclear program of the Iranian regime in 2002. Had it not been for that, we would be facing a nuclear regime and perhaps things would have been very different now. The mullahs are already bullying the entire region, even without nuke.
      Instead of wittingly or unwittingly participating in demonizing the main opposition, its best to try to support the only peaceful solution they are offering to the problem.

      Also to educate yourself about the sources of the labels you are using against them, read: http://www.MOISNamecalling.com

  • Arnest PhD

    Iranian authority has suppressed the voice of democratic believers. The USA it self is blamed for that as they have committed the geopolitical error of removing the Shah of Iran and brought in Satan Khomani regime in Iran.

  • If 0bama had wanted to help Persia and the world, he would have helped the opposition there overthrow the Mullahs!

  • Peter Joffe

    Not to cast dispersion’s on this wonderful lady but I would ask her to consult her Quran where she will see that the instructions of her ‘prophet’are to lie and cheat and do whatever is necessary to get what Muslims want. All deceit is allowable as can be easily seen in the dealings Israel has had with Hezbollah and Hamas. “Peace” is made but neither side accepts that it will last. The Muslims use the period to rebuild, rearm and get ready for the next inevitable war. Will Iran self destruct by starting a nuclear war? I fear that they will become the worlds number one suicide bombers but then ‘paradise’ awaits them?

  • Weren’t Lebanon & Yemen two of Mr Obama’s earlier triumphs? Or am I getting confused by how many there were? And Afghanistan was also one, wasn’t it? Now we may add Iran …

  • Peymaneh

    Outstanding and very in depth study by the Iranian opposition leader. I strongly recommend everybody to read this comprehensive excellent article. Maryam Rajavi is a true leader in her battle against fundamentalism: as a woman she redefined the role of a Muslim woman in the society. Great job.

  • Peymaneh

    utstanding and very in depth study by the Iranian opposition leader. I strongly recommend everybody to read this comprehensive excellent article. Maryam Rajavi is a true leader in her battle against fundamentalism: as a woman she redefined the role of a Muslim woman in the society. Great job.

  • The coalition that is organizing the 7/22 Times Square rally against a nuclear Iran 5:30-7:30 p.m.) would be honored to have Maryam Rajavi speak either in person or by video hook-up from Paris or wherever she is. Do you know how to contact her? We have very little time. Please contact me at hashoah@hotmail.com.

    Thank you,
    Lynne Bursky-Tammam
    Yom Hashoah Mobilization Committee

  • Ezra

    Thank you Ms Rajavi for adding your voice to those of us who have been saying that Iran is a terrorist state and intends to obtain nuclear weapons to threaten the Middle East, and consistently threatens to destroy Israel. It would have been more potent if we heard from you two years ago and continued to hear from you thoughtout the sham called the Iran deal. The international community will do nothing as they are following the lead of the Obama administration. The only hope left is that Congress will have the courage and intestinal fortitude to vote down Obamas debacle and override a veto that is certain to follow.

  • Dear David,

    I wrote a few days ago “practically the same thing” that Maryan Rajavi is saying: The iranian regime will cheat on this deal to increase terrorism abroad and build its nuclear bombs, with the danger of exporting it in small parts or small bombs.
    Two movies dramatized this “possible event” where one was exported inside a soft drink dispensing machine and the other being carried in a “knapsack”. This second one was starred by George Clooney. I say this, because the terrorist of 9/11 got the idea of kidnapping an airline plane to destroy the WTC in NYC from a movie. Bear in mind that the Iranians have an “open door” to the American Continent via venezuela and its communist regime that profeces its “anti imperialism attitude” towards the USA. It is no secret taht Hamas and Hezbollah have established themselves in Venezuela with the aid of the Chavez-Castro regime, now followed by the ex Metrobus driver Nicolas Maduro.

  • Michael Mayben

    Of course Iran they will cheat on their part of Nuclear deal. The world nations would have to be blind, deaf, and dumb if they didn’t think that Iran wouldn’t ignore the provisions of the deal. Obama was very aware they would cheat on the deal but the secret payoff to him and Kerry was so big they weren’t going keep their massive money payoff from happening even if it meant the death of millions of people in the long run. Obama and Kerry don’t care if innocent people will die because of this deal because these two money whores are only interested in the money!

  • S B Lewis Lewis Family Farm, Essex, New York Pending Approval
    The significance of this deal cannot be exaggerated.

    For The United States to endorse, not to mention form, any deal must be bullet proof.

    It is not a question of maybe. We must be certain.

    This is akin to signing a deal with Hitler and Japan pre WW II.

    We cannot be wrong about this one. We had MAD, mutually assured destruction, with the USSR for decades with The Cold War. Moscow had nuclear weapons, the world was held hostage. That status quo was intolerable.

    There is no MAD with Iran. The clerics and others have demonstrated beyond question their willingness to die. They want to die.

    These are not Hitler’s Nazis. Incredibly, the folks in Iran’s hard line leadership are suicidal satanic religious psychotic nihilists. They are not elected.

    They will defy their own people or any treaty. They are the world’s leading sponsors of terror. Russia and China seem not to understand fully what this means.

    The nations of the mideast, Saudi Arabia and others, and Israel, cry out for reason. They have the most to lose….

    Nuclear war, a nuclear race in the mideast led by suicidal terrorists, is the world’s worst nightmare. We have enough problems to solve as a planet, there is no excuse for allowing this one to blossom. We must end it now.

    Iran must be stripped of nuclear power in its entirety. There can be no treaty that leaves ambiguity to Iran’s state as a nuclear power.

    Iran must be stripped of nuclear and thoroughly policed.

    They leave the world no choice.

  • B B

    You all will have to take matters into your own hands and help us.
    You should get your guys to give the Republicans a hand and help them win the next election. If Hillary gets elected you will see more of the same. If that stupid trump does not get the nomination he might run independently. That dumb Ross Perot did it in the 90’s, split the vote, and put the Clinton’s in power. The Communists control the Democrat party. Hillary will do their bidding because they will give her all the gold she wants.
    Good Luck and Pray for America. Semper Fi and Good Night Chesty Puller Where Ever You Are.

  • Yoel Nitzarim

    Maryam Rajavi has echoed what Israel has contended in the last several years. Will the world listen to her sage advice?

  • nelson marans

    Once sanctions are lifted and money flows into the terrorist activities of Iran, then that nation will renege on any nuclear inspections, a stand that will be supported by China and Russia. Trusting Iran is the height of folly.

  • B. Sprinsteen

    Great and timely, I do agree with Mrs Rajavi: ”
    that the agreement will open the door for a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, and give the Tehran regime a renewed opportunity to expand its financing of terrorists in Yemen, Syria and elsewhere” Iranian regime is in it’s weakest point otherwise they never came this far so the international community should be more decisive, this regime should be toppled and changed. and the one and only legitimate, democratic & organized opposition is NCRI
    http://www.ncr-iran.org/en/ under the leader ship of President Maryam Rajavi.

  • Mrs Rajavi’s position on the Iran Deal has well explained the positive and the loopholes of the deal and shows the way forward to make sure the mullahs in Iran will not acquire the bomb.
    i.e. “Rajavi called on the international community to stand by the Iranian people and help them in removing the Tehran regime, noting that in this case, “the correct policy is to back the Iranian people and the Iranian resistance in order to remove the regime.””

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