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Paris, June 30, 2018 - The Free Iran Gathering, held in Paris on June 30, was well received by various media outlets across the world. “The calls for freedom in Iran are growing louder,” writes senior Fox News correspondent Eric Shawn in his coverage of the event.
Grand Gathering of the Iranian Opposition, Paris 2018
What makes the Free Iran Gathering important, Shawn writes, is that it is happening against the backdrop of months-long protests by supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which he described as “the largest Iranian opposition group.”
“This weekend the group predicts that change will be coming to Iran,” Shawn writes.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News, NCRI president Mrs. Maryam Rajavi said, “The problem with this regime is not limited to its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. More important, is the systematic and flagrant violations of human rights in Iran. The decisive factor which for many years has been ignored, is the Iranian peoples’ resistance and the nationwide uprising.”
Maryam Rajavi speaks at the Free Iran 2018
Mrs. Rajavi also criticized the failed appeasement policy toward the Iranian regime and stressed, “The only way to rectify the adverse consequences of these three decade old policies for the Iranian people and the resistance, is to recognize the Iranian resistance and overthrow the ruling autocracy.”
In his coverage of the event, Shawn also highlighted the broad support for the Iranian opposition, especially among American politicians representing a wide range of political tendencies. “Among those who share the organization's aims, range from President Trump's lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, to U.N. Ambassador and former Democratic Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, among others from both sides of the aisle,” Shawn writes.
Read the full coverage here. Fox News also broadcasted a 4-minute long video of the rally, which you can see below: