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Tuesday 5thMarch 2019

11.00-12.00 hrs.

The sudden resignation of Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and the on-going nationwide protests and strikes are symptoms of a regime in terminal decline. These will be the views expressed by Struan Stevenson, former MEP and international lecturer on the Middle East.

Addressing a press conference at 11.00 hrs on Tuesday 5thMarch, Mr. Stevenson will launch a new report entitled ‘ASHRAF III’ outlining the chaos that has engulfed Iran, the collapsing economy and the reaction of the theocratic regime, who are, according to Stevenson, “lashing out like a wounded animal, arresting, torturing and executing protesters in Iran, while sponsoring proxy wars and terrorist attacks abroad.”

Mr. Stevenson’s report ‘ASHRAF III’ also gives a comprehensive overview of the new headquarters in Albania of the main democratic opposition to the mullahs, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran/ Mojahedin e-Khalq (PMOI/MEK). Struan Stevenson visited ASHRAF III in Albania with a high-level delegation of MEPs late last year and saw how 2,500 ex-pat Iranian dissidents have built a small city, complete with meeting halls, accommodation blocks, clinics, dormitories, shops, kitchens, bakeries and sports facilities.

His report shows how the mullahs have launched terrorist plots and a demonization campaign to attack the PMOI/MEK activists in Albania. He exposes the role of two Londoners in these plots, both trained agents of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence. 

The report is also highly critical of the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, and the UK, France and Germany, for their continued attempts to appease the mullahs and to ignore the blatant abuse of human rights that take place in Iran on a daily basis. The report finds it incredible that EU leaders can continue to befriend the mullahs when they have used their own ‘so-called’ diplomats in Europe to perpetrate acts of terror, trying to commit atrocities on European soil.