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Letter from South Turkmenistan Centre to United States Department of State

To : United States Department of State

Honorable John Kerry


Population of Iran is over 70 millions; there are South Turkmens over 5 million, South Azerbaijani Turks more than 25 million, Qashgai Turks 2-3 million, Khorasan Turks 5-7 million, Ahwazi Arabs are 7-8 million, Baluches 3- 4 million, Kurds 6-7 million and Persians 20 million. It is noteworthy to mention that Non – Persian nations are considered % 70 (over 50 million) of all population of Iran.

Iranian Islamic regime since its demonic is the Judge, Jury and executioner of its people through the abusive use of its local and central power against all kind of modern and democratic movements in Iran; and internationally well known for its poor treatment of five (5) major non -Persian nations of South Turkmens (Turkmen -Sahra), South Azerbaijani Turks, Ahwazi Arabs, Baluches, and Kurds.  This regime also is responsible for the drying out of the lake Urumia in South Azerbaijan that will lead to the destruction of the lives of more than fifteen (15) million Azerbaijani people living around this Lake, and dehydration of Karun River that would eradicate the only source of drinking water for the more than 7-8 million of Arab people in Ahwazi land. And soon this will bring ecological disaster for the greater region of the middle east soon. Iranian regime also has been subjected to several round of United Nations Security Council’s sanctions, and there are many progressive international calls for the escalation of the sanctions against Iran’s terrorist and extremist policy over the nuclear energy program.


The European Parliament recent resolution passed on Thursday, April 3, 2014, clearly stated that the “Human Rights” must be the front and center in Europe-Iran relations; and condemned restrictions on almost every social activity in Iran, including “freedom of information, freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, academic freedom, freedom of education and freedom of movement.” It also expressed grave concern over the human rights situation in Iran and the “continued, systemic violation of fundamental rights” in the country, and called on the members of the EU to “mainstream human rights in all of its relations with Iran.”

The resolution also drew particular attention to Iran’s lack of cooperation with UN human rights bodies, including the denial of a visa to the “UN Special Rapporteur” on Iran, and called for “the release of all imprisoned human rights defenders, political prisoners, trade unionists, labor activists, and those detained after the 2009 Presidential elections.” It expressed “grave concern” over the widespread allegations of torture and unfair trials, and “alarm over the high number of executions in 2013 and 2014, including those of non -Persian minorities.” It noted that most of the 2013 executions were carried out after the election of Hasan Rohani to the presidency.


It is knowledgeably discussed and analyzed by Mr. Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at Foundation for Defense of Democracy (FDD) in the article: “Iran and the Myth of Pro-regime Backlash” (posted in Wall Street Journal of December 22. 2011) in reviewing the experience of Serbians after 78-Day NATO bombing campaign that afterwards in 18 months were enabled the Serbs to topple the S. Milosevic and gain democracy. We think that  Iran also needs “second look” about. And today it can be considered as a direct and indirect support of non-Persian minorities and their true political and human rights organizations in Iran against reactionary regime of Khamenei -Rohani.  We hope that US Government  will lead the  disintegration of Iranian regime in corporation with Non-Persian nations opposition organizations of the Front of Nation for Self Determination -Iran ( FNFSD) and also other forces.


Mr. Ottolenghi noted: This brings us back to Iran. Imagine the day after a U.S. attack, when the entire country’s military capability has been irreparably downgraded, its naval and air force bases have been turned to rubble, and the ideologically motivated Revolutionary Guards have been decimated and their tools of domestic oppression severely damaged.  Will Iranians look at the weakened regime that so many of them hate and give it another chance, just because they may hate America more than they did before an attack? What about the non-Persian minorities who account for nearly half of the country’s population? Iran’s Kurds never fully laid down their arms. There is an ongoing insurgency against the regime in Balochistan and mounting unrest in Iranian Azerbaijan. Will these minorities wrap themselves up in the flag of the Islamic Republic?  It is not inconceivable. But it is just as likely that it will go the opposite way. American policy makers should factor in the possibility that a U.S. attack will actually accelerate regime change, not hinder it. And given that it would come on the heels of the destruction of Iran’s nuclear military program—an undeniable strategic gain—the Obama administration and its allies should have a second look.


National Unity Front of South Turkmenistan (Turkmen -Sahra, Iran) based on its three decades of collaborative, inclusive and constant struggle and  experience for democracy in South Turkmenistan strongly believes in complete disintegration of Iranian theocratic, reactionary and anti human regime as the only source and solution for the achievement of freedom, democracy and basic human rights for more than 50 million non-Persian minorities in Iran and the foundation of sustainable peace in the region. South Turkmens were the only among non -Persian minorities of Iran who said: “No” to the Choice of Islamic Republic in is referendum and voted against. However, we were able to build an autonomous democratic state in South Turkmenistan (Turkmen-Sahra) that lasted for more than a year through the defeat of the first military attack of regime to city Gonbad -Kavus in the spring of 1979, relatively only 2 months after the Iranian revolution.


As the organization member of Front of Nations for Self -Determination “Iran” (FNFSD), we strongly condemn the implementation of the acts of terror by Iran, and also its reactionary, invasive, and expansion policy against neighboring countries. FNFSD aims and believes to enhance friendship, and peaceful coexistence among nations especially with Arab Gulf countries, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and also Afghanistan and Pakistan, based on international laws and regulations.

FNFSD accepts and respects UN resolutions, Universal declaration of Human Rights, other institutions of international law and work to arrange and manage a close ties and mutual respectful and beneficial corporation with world democratic countries parliaments such as US, UK, Canada, French,  EU countries and strongly condemns all reactionary and invasive policies of racist regime of Iran for obtaining nuclear weapon. FNFSD strongly believes that reactionary and terrorist regime of Iran must be stopped from obtaining atomic weapon, and is ready to corporate with international community towards complete deprivation of Iranian regime of nuclear weapon and assist to cease its existence.


We want to bring your attention to Iranian regime’s severely abusive and unfair treatment of ethnic Turkmens in South Turkmenistan. Since the unjust, suppressing, and reactionary deeds of the Iranian shea-Islamic regime: “Iran only for Shea followers of Khamenei” ; we ask you to voice condemnation against ethnic -cultural, socioeconomic, linguistic, and religious genocide implemented by this regime towards ethnic Turkmen people and all other non-Persian minorities in Iran. And we ask for your support for the struggle of Turkmen people for freedom, democracy and basic human rights. We hope that you can provide us necessary social, economic and media possibilities in exposing Persian -Iranian chauvinistic, medieval and anti-human policies against 70 % (more than 50 million) non-Persian minorities of South Turkmenistan, South Azerbaijan, Ahwazi Arabs, Baluches and Kurds.






Adulgafur Setash


South Turkmenistan (Turkmen-Sahra, Iran)  National Unity Front.

South Turkmenistan ( Turkmen-Sahra, Iran) Human Rights Centre in Canada.


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1- 647-854 -9824 / 1- 647-827- 5785

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