National Council of Resistance of Iran

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The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) is an Iranian political organization based in France and Albania. It was formed by People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK) leader, Massoud Rajavi, and former president of Iran Abolhassan Banisadr in 1981.


  • There is a new burst and a new energy and a new yearning for freedom in the country and I am so delighted to be a part of that push for freedom, along with my colleagues and friends at the NCRI and MEK. As we start a new year in this springtime, we are here to rededicate ourselves to supporting, to inspiring those who want a free and democratic Iran.
    • Kenneth Blackwell, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission FinanzNachrichten
  • If you are so weak and ineffective, why are they constantly trying to kill you?
  • With regard to the United Nation’s Security Council’s decision to discuss Iran, among other issues, during its September 26th session, I must recall the demands of the Iranian Resistance underscored many years ago. It is an urgent imperative that the Security Council address the flagrant violations of human rights in Iran, especially the torture and massacre of political prisoners, and the regime’s export of terrorism and warmongering in the Middle East region. It must adopt binding measures to compel the regime to halt its crimes.

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