European Forum within the Arab popular initiative to confront the aggression of the Iranian regime,
organized a seminar entitled «After 5 +1 agreement, terrorism and aggression of the Iranian regime against non-Persian peoples and the world, increasing continuously and openly« in London on 1st of October 2016 to highlight the practices carried out by the Iranian regime against non-Persian peoples inside Iranian territory, especially in the Al-Ahwaz, the predominantly Arab that faces heinous crimes from the Iranian regime.
The seminar began with a documentary film shows the violations carried out by the Iranian regime, especially the large executions carried out by the system during the past years, especially in the Al-Ahwaz region, where according to the statistics, Iranian regime has executed more than 700 people after the show trials which was not last for minutes with only one judge, in order to suppress any protests carried out by opponents of the Iranian regime, also as mentioned in the film, cases of executed women that defend themselves, while the Iranians officers tried to rape them, in addition to the execution of a group of children under the age of eighteen.
The seminar was attended by representatives from different regions and countries, including United Kingdom, Bahrain, Syria, Ahwazi Arab, South Azerbaijan, west Baluchistan, South Turkmenistan for declaring of their rejection of the policies carried out by the Iranian authorities against non-Persian nations and against the Iranian state practices against peaceful dissidents who call for reform of the political system and give more privileges to express their opinion and expand public freedoms.
Faisal Maramazi the secretary general of Initiative during the seminar opening speech said that, the Iranian regime is cracking down on all nations and minorities in Iran, and seeking all way to silence their voices and suppress freedoms, and the number of appalling executions carried out by the Iranian state does reflect the extent of the brutality of the Iranian regime, which must the international community to stand firmly against these practices.
As Graham Williamson chair of <<Nations without States>> said that major countries have agreement with Iran within 5 +1 agreement, something that puts three choices in front of the world people first, that waiting for long-term results, and the second is to stand firmly to bring down this Agreement or fully comply the agreement. As he emphasis that nations must stick to second choice for the freedom of their nations.
The General Counsel for the initiative and the Secretary-General of Bahrain Human Rights Watch Society, Faisal Foolad said that the Arab popular initiative was formed earlier this year, and represent organizations, Arab and international human rights personalities and non-Persian peoples in Iran in order to address and confront the Iranian regime aggression.
Araz Yardeseven a South Azerbaijani activist in London during his speech said that two openly declared characteristics of the Iranian regime are emphasis on Persian-ness and Shia sect of Islam. These tenets are clearly mentioned in Iranian constitution, both in the Pahlavi times and now, under Ayatollahs.
“By the establishment of the current regime under the name of “Iran” the countries and territories of South Azerbaijan, South Turkmenistan, Baluchistan, Al Ahwaz, and Kurdistan automatically went under occupation and direct control of the centralized government in the hands of Persians.” Mr. Araz added.
Mr. Mehrab Sarjov a Baluchi activist based in London during his speech said that It is a huge task for the Baluchi Human rights activists to keep up with the speed of assassinations, execution, judicial murders, extrajudicial killing and to update the record of those who have been killed on streets by security forces in the Iranian occupied Baluchistan.
“In 2016 till now about 50 people have been killed by shooting on different securities check posts. The Actual numbers of people who had been killed are much higher than what have been reported. In the last week four Baluch were hanged in Jask and one week before that seven people were hanged to dead in Bandar Abbas, in total eleven Baluch were executed within two weeks in Hormozgan province.” Mr. Sarjov added.
The word for South Turkmenistan Mr. Alp GökTürk said that total population of Turkmens of South Turkmenistan (Turkmen-Sahra, Iran) are over five million. They live in the north of Iran, in the southeast coast of Caspian Sea, on the southern border of the republic of Turkmenistan. It includes province of Golestan, part of province of Mazenderan, and the north part of the province of Khorasan. These provinces are the product of Persian-Iranian regime’s suppressive division of Turkmen land and people. South Turkmenistan contains 15 cities and towns and nearly 1600 villages. After the disintegration of Turkic Qajar empire in 1925, South Turkmenistan were occupied by Iranian forces of Pahlavi dynasty. The first Autonomous Republicof South Turkmenistan established by The Assembly of Turkmen Elders “Tore” in the town of Omchaly on May 1924, was suppressed and Turkmen land completely annexed to Iran. Since then for the first time in our history, we were forbidden to use their national dresses and to read, write, and even speak in our mother tongue.
“Southern Turkmens have been bearing years of the persecution, random arrest and execution of ethnic Turkmen scientists, educators, human rights activists, and political leaders since the barbaric appearance of Persian-Iranian Islamic regime in 1978-1979. We strongly believe in enhanced friendship, and peaceful coexistence among world nations and neighbouring countries based on international laws and regulations. We accept and respect UN resolutions, Universal declaration of Human Rights, other institutions of international law. We strongly condemn the implementation of the acts of terror and aggressive expansion policies related to our neighbouring countries by inhumane and authoritarian regime of Iran.” Mr. GökTürk said.
Mrs Taghrid Al Hajali the Vice-President of the World Organization for Child Protection stated that Since 2011 when the Arab nations rose up claiming their freedom and dignity, the Iranian regime’s eye has been monitoring circumstances for entering the fray to increase the suffering of the peoples and supported dictatorial regimes in all types of weapons to kill their own people and displaced them forgetting that support, it is a crime, but no law holding it accountable?
Mrs Taghrid stated that the Ahwazi Arab children suffering in terms of confiscation of their cultural, education rights and forced to live in an environment that is not fosters a spirit of coexistence, tolerance and lack of access to education to try various ways stripped of their identity by preventing them from education in their Arab motherland as well as imprisonment and executions applies to Ahwazi Arab children and other nationalities in Iran.
The Ahwazi Democratic Popular Front word, which was delivered by Deputy Secretary-General of the Front, Mr. Ali Abo Kholoud Al-Ahwazi said that I am here not to talk about the Iranian state crimes occur in all the Arab countries especially those committed by the criminality in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Bahrain, Lebanon and certainly participants from these states will talk about and they know what is committed by a State Iranian gangs of crimes in their own countries, but I am here to talk about the crime was the beginning of the series of the Persian state crimes in the Arab world and the region, it’s the crime of the occupation of the land Al-Ahwaz (Khuzestan, Bushehr and Hormozgan in Iranian map) and dropping a sovereign of the state and attached and annexed without any legal justification since 1925 and then exercise political and ethnic cleansing against Ahwazi Arab people, less described is a war crime against humanity, the recent collective public executions to the people of the cities of Hamidiyah Ghala’ Kana’an.
“The occupied Al-Ahwaz, with an area of 375 000 kilometers, and a population of more than twelve million people suffer most as a result of Iran’s aggressive policies and policy of ethnic cleansing, but the Ahwazi people, managed to resist the Iranian occupation alone and proved they will remain immune to the enemies of humanity and the nation. As our people were able to resist the occupiers and reached it voice to the world countries and to win the sympathy and support of many humanitarian and international organizations and parliamentarians and committees of the United Nations Organization.” Mr. Ali added.
Faisal Maramazi in interview with « Alquds Arabi » said the seminar came to work to act as body compressor on all sides, which could put pressure on Iran to give non-Persian peoples of Iran’s full rights, in addition to press for an end to Iranian interference in neighboring countries, especially in Iraq, Yemen ».
He added that the initiative has participated with the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in order to deliver the voice of the oppressed peoples, which sits under the Iranian injustice, especially that the Tehran government recently reduced the education and social care services in addition to health services in the Al-Ahwaz region for the benefit of other areas, as it’s many sources of water diverted to other areas to benefit from it rather than Al-Ahwaz region, which led to the deterioration of many of the fertile agricultural land.
The following statement issued from the forum:
The Iranian regime since it was established at the end of the seventies and until now and due to the nature of authoritarian repressive and violating the serious and widespread blatant basic human rights, and the confiscation of the right to self-determination of non- Persian nations in Iran and committing an aggression against the Arab world and funding for global terrorism and sectarian militias and occupying countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and parts of Yemen over its militia and permanent threats and financing of terrorism in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
The six major countries in the world has made concessions to the Iranian regime in the nuclear deal «P5 + 1» to make concessions to the Tehran regime, and that the Vienna nuclear agreement would not block the way to the evasive clerical regime in Tehran to get a nuclear bomb.
six decisions issued by the Security Council against the Iranian regime and the agreement does not assume any formal commitments of international treaty, and it will not interrupt the way for the Dodgers mullahs to access to a nuclear bomb.
The signatories’ countries of the agreement if they made stricter and tougher commitments, the Iranian regime has no way except full retreat and abandon of all its efforts to acquire nuclear bomb, and specifically to abandon uranium enrichment, and stopping all nuclear projects.
The Arab popular initiative to confront the Iranian regime aggression demanding, the six major powers signed off the agreement to stop the terrorist role and the intervention of the current Iranian regime in the affairs of countries in the region and especially the withdrawal Iranian revolutionary forces from Syria, Iraq and stop financed sectarian militias in Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and other parts strong commitment to any agreement with Iran to be concluded as one of the basic principles, otherwise All the countries affected by the interventions of the mullahs’ regime will demand the same concessions they made to Iran, that will cause to the launch of a militarization nuclear race in the Middle East.
The Arab popular initiative also calls for adoption of the right to self-determination of non-Persian nations in Iran, as well as stopping executions and daily violations of fundamental human rights violations.
The Initiative also calls to stop the flow of cash into the pockets of the regime and its financing of these funds as it was previously done within the framework of the policy of exporting terrorism and religious extremism to Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq and others.
Support the struggle of non-Persian nations and for an uprising to overthrow the mullahs of illegal government and self-determination of the non-Persian nations in Iran and
Finally transform the Iranian regime’s file violations, terrorism and financing the terrorism and confiscation of the rights of non-Persian peoples to the United Nations Council.