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An open Letter to President Barack Obama

Saturday 7 August 2010

President Barack Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President, Aug / 5 /2010

Iran National Front is an organization founded in our country by Dr.Mohammad Mossadegh sixty-one years ago with the aim of creating a democracy committed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of which Iran is a signatory. Throughout this period of time, Iran National Front, through its perseverance and unconditional commitment to democracy and human rights has been viewed by the Iranian people as the most honest and most dependable political organization to achieve democracy.

Following the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran, and in view of the dismal performance by the ruling government, the National Front of Iran continued its activities and efforts within the framework of the opposition, together with the ideals and criteria that constantly reflect its commitments to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the Iranian nation’s long-standing traditions. Ultimately, achieving the rights of the Iranian people, in harmony with the principles governing relations within the international community, is the method in which the Iran National Front is trying to attain democracy and engagement within the framework of the international community efforts. We are trying to get these rights through political honesty and transparency inside and outside Iran. The commitment to these principles will always be staunchly maintained.

Your Excellency, the troubling news and reports being received these days on media around the world have made us exceedingly worried that the bitter experience in Iraq and Afghanistan could be inadvertently repeated in Iran. The increase in American forces in the Persian Gulf, coupled with war cries emitted by Iranian officials on the one hand and certain U.S. quarters on the other, has us growingly concerned.
No doubt, Your Excellency, you are aware of the joint coup of the CIA and British intelligence services against the people’s democratically elected Dr. Mossadegh in Iran back in 1953. In addition to stopping the expansion of democracy in its tracks in Iran and the Middle East, it also presaged the distressing advent of the revolution that took place during 1979 in Iran. This event resulted in the expansion of terrorism throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world.

We have no doubt that Iran ’s Islamic government’s unfriendly, unreasonable and irrational policies (supported by the most extremist forces in the Middle East), have created the majority of this perilous chaos. By representing part of the Iran opposition, we forcefully condemn Iran ’s policies, which only help increase tensions and strengthen international terrorism. We strongly denounce Iran’s clerical government, and we believe that the continuation of this policy can result in dire consequences for Iran as well as the Middle East and the entire world.
During the past 30 years, Iranians have been forced to endure a regime that procures nothing but repression, conflicts, inefficiency and poverty. The Islamic Republic considers war as a divine blessing, especially in the current situation where the people of Iran are engaged in a major struggle against the clerical system. In order to liberate themselves from the clutches of the clerical regime, the Iranian people are in dire need of civil support in order to attain (through sacrifices and efforts) their lofty goals of democracy, not the devastation of their country.

We strongly believe that the prolongation of the Islamic Republic’s authoritarian rule (with its military adventurism regime) will lead Iran to its destruction. An attack against Iran will open a third front next to the Iraqi and Afghanistan ones, expanding terrorist influence in the region. At the same time, new bases and additional safe havens will be created for them.
Moreover, because of the ensuing turmoil caused by war and destruction, the people of Iran will be faced with food shortages, water and electricity scarcity, job losses, high prices, and total lack of security. Millions of innocent people will be faced with illnesses and annihilation. Our compatriots, starving for democracy and fed up with the present ruling tyrannical regime, will be forced to defend their homeland. That is the wish of the present militant and dictatorial regime.

Iran is a great country, with 75 million people, 60 percent of them young and possessing a higher education degree. It is also rich in natural resources. Instead of destroying the country through an endless war with uncertain and regretful consequences not only for Iran, but for the entire Middle East (and the world at large), Iran will need the support of the International Community at every turn to achieve democracy. With democracy, there will be no need for war, and Iran can become a force for stability and progress in the Middle East.

Mr. President, the experiences of the United States in Iraq, coupled with your own, have clearly demonstrated that war and violence are not suitable means to achieve democracy. Instead, the net results are the escalation of extremist forces and terrorism. Mr. President, we believe that your mission, as the leader of the greatest democracy of the world, is to prevent such a war with no outcome. Also, we certainly believe that you should not fall into the trap of a military confrontation wished by the abhorrent clerical regime in Iran.
Mr. President, at this historically sensitive and crucial juncture, we urge Your Excellency to abide, as you always have, to your high moral and human standards and help Iran attain democracy and certainly not allow Iran to become another Iraq or Afghanistan. That would unquestionably not be to the benefit of Iran ,the United States of America nor the world.

Thank you for your attention to this critical matter.

Sincerely,

Hassan Lebastchi

Iran National Front-Abroad( Europe & U.S.A )

www.Jebhe.net

www.jebhemelli.info

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