Meet the “Moderates” the EU Is Trying to Empower in Iran By Alejo Vidal-Quadras

The appointment of Ebrahim Raisi as head of Iran’s judiciary is the latest proof that the country’s moderates and hardliners are united in the main goal of the regime: its survival through repression at home and export of terrorism abroad. Recently, two events that have taken place at the highest level of the Islamic Republic of Iran have once again demonstrated the failed strategy and the massive misreading of Tehran by the European Union. Earlier this month, we witnessed the farce enacted ...
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New Propaganda Reflects Iran’s Old Obsession with Democratic Opposition – OpEd by Alejo Vidal-Quadras

Recently, the German magazine Der Spiegel published an article on the leading Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The article repeated a laundry list of lies and baseless accusations against the group’s “war footing” and its treatment of the more than 2,000 members now living in Albania. These accusations have followed the PMOI members from their previous residence of Camp Ashraf, from which they were forced to flee under pressure from Iraqi militan...
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Speech of Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Paris Rally 8 February 2019 – Anniversary of Iranian Anti-monarchy Revolution EN + FR

Pour la version française, voir ci-dessous Speech of Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Paris 8 February 2019 Iranian opposition’s march on the occasion of the anniversary of the antimonarchy revolution in 1979 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I am very happy to be here today and see such a good crowd gathered on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution against the Shah’s dictatorship. During these past four decades, the Iranian people have suffered greatly under this...
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Speech Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Brussels Conference: Iranian State Terrorism – Growing threat for Europe, Monday 4 February

Speech by Alejo Vidal-Quadras: "Iranian State Terrorism - Growing threat for Europe", Residence Palace, Brussels Monday 4 February, 1 pm Thank you all for coming to this conference today, in Residence Palace in Brussels which we will discuss the rise of the Iranian State-Sponsored Terrorism and the threat it poses to Europe and the US. The International Committee In Search of Justice, ISJ, which I lead is a co-sponsor of this meeting. We formed ISJ in 2008 when I was Vice-President o...
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ISJ Press Release – Is Spiegelgate the Western press’ worst scandal?

Press release- 7 January 2019 Is Spiegelgate the Western press’ worst scandal? What about Iran’s misinformation campaign? Revelations of the deceit of journalist Claas Relotius, an editor of Germany’s prestigious Der Spiegel magazine, shocked advocates of the free press. It has now become apparent that most of the Relotius’s 60 reports for which he had won several journalism awards were based on lies. The German Journalists’ Union DJU called the case “the biggest fraud scandal in journ...
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“If you know the truth and call it a lie, you are a criminal” – Alejo Vidal-Quadras reply to The Guardian

By Alejo Vidal Quadras The Guardian’s November 9th piece, “Terrorists, cultists – or champions of Iranian democracy? The wild wild story of the MEK,” is a disgraceful example of western media serving the interests of the religious, terrorist dictatorship ruling Iran. Devoting three pages of a paper once admired as the voice of dissidents and freedom fighters to a barrage of stale and absolutely false allegations is a stain on Europe’s free press. Hitler’s propaganda minister, Joseph Goebb...
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UN Geneva – Human Rights – 30th Anniversary of 1988 Massacre in Iran – Speech by Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras

Speech by Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras- UN- Geneva- Human Rights in Iran- 14 September 2018 Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to thank the organisers of this Conference for their invitation to participate. It is for me not only a duty but a pleasure to be here. Now that we are speaking about the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Massacre in Iran, we should remember the late Ms Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran who sadly passed away in February. She ...
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Europe should counter Iran’s cyber espionage, infiltration, terrorism

The more discord persists in the West over the means of responding to Iranian covert operations, the more impact these operations will have, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a Spanish professor of atomic and nuclear physics, was vice-president of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014. He is currently the president of the Brussels-based International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ). Both Facebook and Twitter recently announced that they had removed hundreds of accou...
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30th Anniversary of the 1988 Massacre in Iran – Speech by ISJ President Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras – Amsterdam 25 Aug 2018

30th Anniversary of the 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran Speech by Dr Alejo Vidal-Quadras, Former Vice-President of the European Parliament & President of the International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ) Amsterdam - 25 August 2018   Dear Friends, I am very thankful to the Iranian community in the Netherlands for organizing this event on the 30th anniversary of the 1988 Massacre in Iran. As it is well known, thirty years ago, more than 30.000 political prisoners were ...
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EU must respond firmly to Tehran terror plot on European soil

By Alejo Vidal-Quadras The EU’s eagerness to further unconditional engagements with Iran seems to have only made Europe more vulnerable to state sponsored terrorism, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, a Spanish professor of atomic and nuclear physics, was vice-president of the European Parliament from 1999 to 2014. He is currently the president of the Brussels-based International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ). During the weekend of 30 June – 1 July, four suspects we...
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