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PMOI/MEK supporters hold massive “No to Rouhani” rally in New York

Iranian Americans at a massive “No2Rouhani” rally in New York, voicing their support for the Iranian opposition group PMOI-MEK to bring about regime change in Iran by the Iranian people
Iranian Americans at a massive “No2Rouhani” rally in New York, voicing their support for the Iranian opposition group PMOI-MEK to bring about regime change in Iran by the Iranian people

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

New York, September 24, 2019—Iranian Americans, joined by Iranians from Europe and Canada, gathered in New York on Tuesday for a major protest rally to voice their opposition to the presence of Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani. The demonstrators condemned the criminal terrorist mullahs in Iran, emphasizing this regime does not represent the Iranian people and Tehran’s seat in the UN belongs to the true representative of the Iranian people, being the opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) led by Maryam Rajavi as President.



The protesters were heard chanting, “Terrorist Rouhani out of UN,” emphasizing the regime in Tehran has proven what the Iranian opposition and has been warning about for years. Tehran’s mullahs lead the single most dangerous regime across the globe and assuming this regime has any moderates is completely naïve. Any form of appeasement vis-à-vis the mullahs’ regime in Iran is condemned and more countries should join the maximum pressure campaign specifically targeting and isolating the mullahs’ regime.

The people of Iran, through their continuous protests, strikes and nationwide uprising have been striving for regime change. This regime must be overthrown in its entirety, the demonstrators highlighted.

The systematic economic corruption brought about by the mullahs’ regime is beyond repair, the demonstrators said. The desire for change in Iran is expanding as we speak. The terrorist mullahs cannot and will not reform, and change to a free Iran is possible and at hand, the event organizers underscored.

Rudy Giuliani, the lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump and former mayor of New York, was the first speaker at this rally, saying this regime will be overthrown.

The NCRI can take over and run Iran like no other regime change models, Mr. Giuliani said. Under leadership of Madame Rajavi, Giuliani remarked, the Iranian opposition coalition can transition Iran from a regime of terror to a regime of democracy and freedom. The NCRI will end capital punishment and restore respect for women’s rights, he added.



Senator Joseph Lieberman, former U.S. vice presidential nominee, also addressed the rally. “The [Iranian] regime’s aggressions still continues—our policies won’t change the behavior. It’s regime change that can solve the Middle East bloodshed. The NCRI’s ten-point plan is a guarantee for a prosperous, democratic and nuclear free Iran. The NCRI has the broadest support in the U.S. and around the world,” he said.



Mrs. Rajavi sent a message to the New York demonstration praising the Iranian American community in their ongoing efforts of being the voice of the Iranian people.

“Your gathering in New York is a resounding ‘No!’ to the policy of appeasement, to the policy of buying chances for a moribund regime, and to the policy of inaction toward a regime that preserves its power through warmongering, terrorism and suppression,” Mrs. Rajavi said.



“Your gathering says ‘No’ to the continuation of the rule of a bunch of occupiers and criminals in Iran. And, it says ‘Yes’ to the overthrow of this regime by the people of Iran and the Iranian Resistance. You are the voice of protest and resistance by the Iranian people, a movement whose latest signs were evident in recent days through the brave workers at the HEPCO factory marching in the streets of Arak,” the NCRI President added in reference to escalating protests across Iran.

“And you are the voice of the Resistance Units and Councils of Resistance who through their courageous activities across Iran have kept the flames of uprising and protests alive,” Mrs. Rajavi highlighted, in reference to the vast PMOI/MEK network inside Iran.

“Following the clerical regime’s recent attack from inside Iran against Saudi oil facilities, the real question facing the world is no longer who conducted the attack, but the need to advance a policy of decisiveness and firmness against this regime… The ruling regime is surrounded by a disenchanted population who are firmly convinced that their liberation will not be possible without the mullahs’ overthrow. The days of the religious fascism are numbered,” she concluded.

The international community needs to realize that the only method to avoid further carnage in and outside Iran is an end to the mullahs’ regime in its entirety.