Thursday October 6th, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Governments/Political Affairs Editor.

The International Campaign to Close down Iranian Embassies calls for all bank accounts of Mahmoud Reza Khavari to be frozen.  Khavari is the Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of the Bank Melli in Iran.  This bank is the largest state owned Financial Institution. Khavari has been identified as one of the principal figures who authorized the transfer of funds to various terrorist organizations. He is now residing in Canada. There has been significant evidence that he, along with all other leaders of the Islamic Regime of Iran, have been pocketing huge amounts of public money into their personal bank accounts in Canada and other Western countries. 

Homa Arjomand, the Coordinator of the International Campaign to Close Down Iranian Embassies claims, “ Iran has been accused of playing a great part in international terrorism, and demanded that every attempt should be made to create difficulties for the leaders of the Islamic Regime to access these accounts”.  

"It is a disgrace for the Canadian government to have Mahmoud Reza Khavari and all other high ranking members of the Islamic Regime of Iran with their well-known record of violations against people of Iran, the privilege of a secure residency status in Canada. Their presence must be excluded from all international agencies. This is especially so after the recent uprising in Iran when the people demanded to overthrow the entire regime,” added Homa Arjomand. “  

Homa Arjomand along with other activists demands the arrest of Mahmoud Reza Khavari and insists on having him stand trial in Canada.  Khavari has been directly involved in fraud and money laundering.  The International Campaign to Close down Iranian Embassies requested for all of the existing information of accounts of Mahmoud Reza Khavari and other leaders of Islamic regime of Iran be made public.”   

 Media Contact:  Ms. Homa Arjomand 416-737-9500.

Sincerely,

Homa Arjomand

Coordinator of the International Campaign to Closedown Iranian Embassies

homawpi@closedowniranianembassies.com

www.closedowniranianembassies.com

  Never has it been so urgent to stand firm by the people of Iran and protest the presence of Mahmoud Reza Khavari in Canada.

When: Thursday, October 13, 2011

Where:  Toronto, Suncrest Dr, ON M3C 2P6