This website is managed by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coalition of democratic Iranian organizations, groups, and personalities. The NCRI was founded in 1981 in Tehran, Iran, on the initiative of Massoud Rajavi, leader of the Iranian Resistance.
The NCRI is an inclusive, pluralistic parliament-in-exile with more than 500 members, including representatives of ethnic and religious minorities. Among the members are Kurds, Baluchis, Armedians, Jews, and Zoroastrians, representing a broad spectrum of political views in Iran.
The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), a member of the NCRI, is the largest and most popular resistance group in the country.
The NCRI supports the establishment of a secular, democratic republic in Iran, based on the separation of religion and state. Women comprise more than half of the Council's members.
The NCRI has a secretariat in Paris, headed by Mrs. Mahnaz Salimian, Senior Secretary of the NCRI. Abolghasem Rezai is the Deputy of the secretariat of the NCRI.
Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the NCRI. Her term concludes upon the ratification of a new constitution in the Constitutional Assembly and the election of a new president of Iran.
Foreign Affairs Committee
The Foreign Affairs Committee is one of the 25 committees in the NCRI. The Committees work as a shadow cabinet and are paving the way for a new system after the regime falls. The committee is responsible for maintaining contacts worldwide with parliaments, government officials, United Nations, NGOs, think tanks, and human right organizations. It also publishes documents on developments in Iran. Its communications are made available in Farsi, English, French, German, Italian, and Arabic.