It is no secret that whenever the Islamic Regime feels threatened it resorts to brutal violence. We have seen the Regime step up its systematic arrests, torture and rape of Iranian activists; we have seen mass public executions in order to instill fear in the heart of people. While this has been going on for 32 years it usually increases whenever the Regime feels threatened and endangered by the people’s movement.

However it seems like the Regime is no longer satisfied with only attacking the Iranian people. The most recent example is the attack of the British Embassy by Iranian Basiji Militia, which is a group closely linked to the so called Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. No doubt the recent international sanctions have played a serious role in this recent attack.

In the past few weeks we have seen the international community take a very stern stand against the Regime. In particular countries like Canada, Britain and even France have been pushing for oil sanctions, arguably one of the only ways to break this Regime’s back. No doubt the Regime has started to feel the pressure and as usual has once again resorted to violence, namely the attack on the British Embassy.

I think it is important to note two things, which the Western media seems to have missed.

1. The attack was not carried out by “protestors” or ordinary Iranian citizens. This was clearly an attack by Basiji Militia which is directly linked to the Regime. It is important to distinguish peace loving Iranians from these brutal thugs, and their attack on the Embassy.
2. While I strongly condemn the attack on the British Embassy, I think the attack is a clear sign that strong oil sanctions against Iran are working! There is no way Iran would have resorted to this act, if it didn’t feel cornered and helpless.

This is why it is crucial for the International Community to keep the pressure on Iran, with smart Oil Sanctions in order to weaken the Regime and allow the Iranian People to use this weakness to overthrow the Regime.

Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran


SECOND MAN LINKED TO IRANIAN BANK SCANDAL HAS MOVED TO MONTREAL

by Rhonda Spivak, November 16, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, I reported on the fact that an Iranian terror financier from a large bank in Iran involved in funding terror groups in the Middle East , Mahmoud Reza Khavari, has immigrated to Canada and is now living in Toronto.
http://www.winnipegjewishreview.com/article_detail.cfm?id=1556&sec=2&title=WHAT_SHOULD_CANADA_DO_ABOUT_TH_IRANIAN_TERROR_FINANCIER_IN_CANADA_LOTS .

It now turns out that a second man linked to the Iranian bank scandal has moved to Montreal, as reported in the Globe and Mail.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/second-man-linked-to-iranian-bank-scandal-has-moved-to-montreal/article2219406/ .

Is this just a co-incidence or is Canada is putting out a welcome mat for financiers with links to the Iranian Regime?

Sayah Hassan, an Iranian Canadian lawyer and pro-democracy advocate told the Winnipeg Jewish Review that: "Mehregan Amirkhosravi is the second individual linked to the 2.6 billion dollar embezzlement scandal in Iran that is living in Canada. This shows a clear pattern that individuals who have links to the Islamic Regime in Iran or individuals who have been involved with financial organizations that fund [non-peaceful] nuclear programs and terrorist groups are increasingly finding a safe haven in Canada.

"There is great concern that there are other individuals from high ranking officials to interrogators and torturers who have found their way to Canada and have brought along a great amount of money for investment. I think that this is happening potentially at the expense of legitimate refugees who have escaped from Iran in order to save their lives, people who would truly have respect for Canadian values such as freedom and democracy.

"Canada is a nation of immigrants and many of us have come here to get away from tyrants and oppressors. We need to make sure Canada does not become a safe haven for those very oppressors that many of us have escaped from."


Thank you Mr. Bezan for your consistent support of the pro-democracy movement in Iran

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November 15, 2011

James Bezan condemns the Iranian government

Ottawa, ON - James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake has been working diligently to expose the leadership in Iran fand reveal those in Canada associated with the government of Iran. “Iran continues to support terrorism, defiantly pursues nuclear weapons, calls for the end of the state of Israel and systematically tramples the rights of innocent Iranians,” said Bezan.
Mr. Bezan has also been consistent in denouncing the actions and ambitions of the President of Iran and has repeatedly called for the protection of Iranian refugees in Camp Ashraf in Iraq.

Recently Mr. Bezan has pointed out the disturbing circumstances of Iranians Mahmoud Reza Khavari and Mehregan Amirkhsoravi. Mr. Khavari was the previous head of Iran’s state owned bank (Bank Melli), and the Mr. Amirkhsoravi was linked to Bank Melli. This bank is connected to funding terrorism and nuclear proliferation, and both of these men are reported to be living in Canada.

“These men must not be allowed to brazenly defy and abuse our generous immigration system, and action must be taken,” said Bezan. “I implore the government to pursue all legal grounds to revoke Khavari’s reported citizenship.” MP Bezan is calling on the government to investigate Mr. Khavari.

Mr. Bezan has a long standing relationship with Iranian Pro-Democracy activists here in Canada, and they have been working together to examine the actions of the Iranian Embassy.

Last year the National Archives of Canada announced the screening of Iraniumand the Iranian Embassy attempted to prevent the viewing of this film, intimidated public servants and stifled free speech. Bezan continues to unequivocally denounce the Embassy of Iran for these undiplomatic acts.

Mr. Bezan will be screening the documentary, Iranium to parliamentarians in December.


For further information please contact:
Dana Seymour
Office of James Bezan, MP
Phone: 613-992-2032
media@jamesbezan.com

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