Aug. 26, 2018 - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President of the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), sent a message expressing her deepest condolences to the family of Senator John McCain after his passing away.
My most profound condolences to the McCain family on the passing of @SenJohnMcCain. He will always be remembered for his support for PMOI/MEK members under the mullahs' attack in Camp Ashraf and introduction of a bill to protect them @cindymccain #JohnMcCain#FreeIran2018#Iran pic.twitter.com/hhxKO40twv— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) August 26, 2018
Senator McCain was a strong critic of the mullahs’ regime ruling Iran and visited members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in 2017 after their successful transfer to Albania, where he also met with Mrs. Rajavi.
On December 30th, 2017, coinciding with the Iranian people’s uprising across the country, Senator McCain expressed his support of their nationwide protests.
For too long, the Iranian people have been oppressed by their government, which cares more about sowing instability abroad than its own citizens. The U.S. stands with the brave protesters who yearn for freedom, peace, and an end to corruption in Iran. https://t.co/taDmyE1w7k— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) December 30, 2017
On April 19th, 2017, Fox News reported the Iranian regime, its nuclear program and what critics consider this regime’s utter support for terrorism in the Middle East, were all in the center of discussions in a major rally held in Albania. This was a pivoting point for Iran’s main opposition group, Fox News added. Arizona Senator John McCain delivered a speech in this rally and hailed the Iranian opposition members.
During his meeting with Mrs. Rajavi the Senator expressed his support for the Iranian opposition’s objectives and once again criticized the Iranian regime for its support of terrorism across the Middle East and, for example, Tehran’s decision to stand alongside the Assad regime in Syria.
Senator McCain praised the Iranian opposition for setting an example for the entire world and proving anyone will be able to obtain freedom if determined and willing to sacrifice for it.