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Iran opposition rally in Washington covered in mainstream media

Iranian Americans rally in front of the White House calling for 'regime change in Iran' (Reuters photo)
Iranian Americans rally in front of the White House calling for 'regime change in Iran' (Reuters photo)

Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, June 22, 2019 On Friday, a large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C. to support the cause of freedom and democracy and the uprisings in Iran, and to voice support for the Iranian Resistance movement as the sole alternative to the tyrannical rule of the mullahs of Tehran.

The rally, which started in front of the U.S. State Department and ended with a march toward the White House, included speeches by several U.S. politicians underlining the need for a firm policy toward the regime of Iran and to support the Iranian people's desire for regime change in their country.

 

A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C

A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C

 

 

In its coverage of the event, Asharq Al-Awsat noted that politicians from both the Republican and Democratic parties attended the rally. Some of the speakers at the rally included former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former Democratic Senator Robert Torricelli and Congressman Brad Sherman (D, CA). Asharq Al-Awsat also pointed out to the threat that the MEK and NCRI pose to the Iranian regime.

 

A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C

A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C

 

 

"Iran views the group as a threat, and last year its annual rally in Paris that [Former New York Mayor Rudy] Giuliani attended was the target of a Tehran-backed bomb plot that was thwarted by arrests. An Austrian-based Iranian diplomat is being held in Belgium, where police found bomb material in the car of a couple of Iranian origin," Asharq Al-Awsat wrote.

The Iranian opposition rally was also covered by other mainstream media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post and the Associated Press.

 

A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C

A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C

 

A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C

A large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in Washington, D.C

 

 

Most publications pointed out that the rally took place as the Middle East has become the center of heightened tensions between the U.S. and the Iranian regime.

In the past weeks, Tehran's mullahs have engaged in a number of provocative measures, directly and through their proxy forces in the region. Some of these measures include the bomb attacks of oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, rocket attacks on airports and oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, and the recent downing of a U.S. drone.

 

 

Former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Jack Keane

Former Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Jack Keane

 

Speakers at the Washington, D.C. rally emphasized that any attempts to reform the regime from within has and will fail, and the only way to restore peace and security in Iran and the Middle East is to endorse regime change in Iran. The speakers and participants at the rally also called for immediate, concrete measures against the regime, including the terrorist designation of its Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), the notorious apparatus behind the regime's foreign espionage and terrorism operations. The U.S. recently designated the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization.

 


 

 

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