Emadi begins his treatise by reviewing the first year of the nuclear agreement with Iran. He cites Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the national security and foreign policy committee of the Majlis: Tehran would “resume large-scale uranium enrichment” if the regime did not get the financial resources it desires. 

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), was correct to warn the P5+1, Emadi writes, that Iran would continue to deceive in pursuit of nuclear weapons and other ambitions. “Recalling that the Iranian Resistance was first to expose the clerical regime’s clandestine nuclear projects and facilities,” he says, Maryam Rajavi had asserted that the regime only came to negotiate because of its weakness. As such, the West missed an opportunity for a real agreement on nuclear and other issues of concern – of which there are many

Emadi turns to the domestic scene in Iran. Maryam Rajavi had also warned that the human rights situation would worsen unless there were conditions put upon the economic deals which the agreement opened up. Again, she was correct, says Emadi, with an increase in executions and other cruel punishments giving the lie to “moderation.”

Turning to an assessment of Iran’s foreign policy, Emadi notes the bitter irony that, having killed the flower of Shia youth, the regime pretends to be the defender of the faith, while continuing to pile up the body count in Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Iraq. That we now endure ISIS is because of the sectarianism deliberately created by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard: Velayat-e Faqih and ISIS are “two sides of the same coin”. Emadi argues that Maryam Rajavi had “called for strict United Nations monitoring to ensure the funds getting to Tehran would not further the regime’s policy of  the export of terrorism and fundamentalism in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.” Again, she has proved correct.

The solution to the myriad problems caused by Iran is to be found in the Iranian Resistance. Monday night’s missile bombardment of Camp Liberty, which injured more than 50, demonstrates, of course, the need for the international community to fulfil its obligations to protect the camp’s unarmed residents, but it also underlines the regime’s terror of the Resistance.

As such, the solution to the chaos wrought by Iran is to change the regime for one that believes in tolerance at home and aboard. Emadi again quotes Maryam Rajavi: “moderate democratic Islam is the antidote to the violent conduct of extremists.”

Emadi ends with a recommendation from US Ambassador Blackwell this week. The Ambassador recommended the mass Free Iran rally, on July 9 in Paris, in order to see a demonstration of both the strength of the opposition – Iranians joining “a bipartisan American delegation, along with delegations from the EU and various nations of the world,” together with “the moderate Syrian opposition and other anti-Islamist movements” – and its commitment to a democratic order.