I24news interview with Dr. Iman Foroutan, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of The New Iran (TNI)

Post On  August 2018 0    

 TEHRAN / LOS ANGELES – Immediately following the implementation of new US sanctions against Iran on Monday night (8/6), a coalition of underground anti-regime activists within Iran and prominent Iranian exiles have unveiled a Roadmap to be used by an interim government to transition from the Islamic Regime in Iran (IRI) to a democratic government.
 
“The underground in Iran is hopeful that this time around the collapse of the regime will be final,” says Dr. Iman Foroutan, “but they are looking for more signs of support from outside Iran.”
 
Over the last 18 years, Dr. Foroutan and his volunteer colleagues have built up a vast support network of underground cells inside Iran and advocates of Iranian democracy exiled from their homeland. Their organization is a 501(c)4 non-profit within the United States that goes by the moniker of The New Iran (TNI).
 
The New Iran helps coordinate the Iranian Underground by facilitating secure communications for them via technological aid including the use of American Internet servers and firewalls, and also serves as a think tank that brings together some of the greatest Iranian minds in exile from their homeland with those advocating for freedom from within the country.
 
The announcement of President Trump’s withdrawing the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – the agreement struck by President Barack Obama’s administration in 2015 with the P5+1 – was met with high praise by the pro-democracy group.
 
The New Iran supports the Trump administration’s new sanctions against the regime and “officially condemns the European countries who wish to continue doing business with a regime whose track record includes the support of terrorism, jailing, torture and killing its own people, and destabilizing the Middle East.”
 
Despite continued European relations with Iran, the downfall of the government has perhaps never been closer to a reality, say the underground cells in communication with their American activist counterparts. This is why The New Iran has chosen this time to resurrect and update the Roadmap which was first developed and published 15 years ago by Dr. Foroutan and more than 100 Iranian experts within Iran and outside the country.
 
The 2018 Roadmap entitled “The First 100 Days” deals with the changes that need to be immediately implemented after the downfall of the Islamic regime in order to minimize the potential chaos transitioning from rule by the mullahs to a democratic government. The creators of the plan use sensitive information covertly received by underground cells within Iran to update the plan. 
 
The areas covered by “The First 100 Days” Roadmap prioritizes the socio-economic and political issues that will need the immediate attention of Iran's new interim government, including:

  • Security
  • Laws
  • Banking and Financial Activities
  • Planning for Payment of Salaries to Government Employees
  • Key Government Departments & Positions
  • Immediate Release of Political & Ideological Prisoners
  • Imports, Exports, Ports & Customs
  • Media
  • Factories
  • Public Transportation
  • Department of Justice
  • Food, Medicine, Fuel
  • National Budget
  • Embassies and International Relations
  • Government Contracts
  • Education
  • Information Technology
  • Environment
  • Public Health
  • Social Psychology
  • National Reconciliation
 
The New Iran coalition of those fighting for freedom within Iran and exiled Iranians working to peacefully encourage regime change from outside the country are now standing ready to enact “The First 100 Days” as they feel regime change is near.
 
Dr. Iman Foroutan hopes to use the time before major escalations in violence rocks Iran to communicate the messages The New Iran has been receiving from pro-democracy cells within Iran who are now more than ever in need of support from the international community to fulfill their longed-for dream of a truly democratic Iran.
 
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Dr. Foroutan has over 35 years of experience in Information Technology and over 18 years as an Iran analyst and advocate. In addition to running his personal businesses, he is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of The New Iran, a global non-profit that advocates for peaceful regime change within Iran. Dr. Foroutan was also the founder of Iran of Tomorrow Project (IOTP) and one of the founding members of Iran of Tomorrow Movement (IOTM) and S.O.S. Iran. Prior to his commercial entrepreneurial ventures Dr. Foroutan served as a consultant to the US Armed Forces and defense contractors. He is a graduate of University of California in Electrical and Computer Engineering, invented the system and method for online voting resulting in multiple US patents, and has designed many related complex online applications. Dr. Foroutan has been interviewed on many media outlets including CNN, Fox News, Le Monde, and Newsweek.
 


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