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Iran and its popular alternative

Now is the time to end the silence and place those responsible before justice
Now is the time to end the silence and place those responsible before justice

Analysis by PMOI/MEK

 

Iran, Oct. 17, 2018 - Iran stands at the threshold of another revolution. Following decades of unrests, protests and major revolts in July 1999 and the 2009 uprising, we are now witnessing the continuation of an uprising that began in late December 2017, quickly spread across the country and continues in various shapes and forms today.

Looking at the big picture, in one side we see a religious dictatorship squandering Iran’s vast national wealth, coupled with ruthless suppression and executions. While on the other side are the Iranian people and their resistance movement. Evident is the regime’s powerful crackdown machine is shrinking and weakening as the mullahs sink further into a growing crisis.

Let us see what regime insiders say about all this.

“We occupied the US embassy, which led us to the start of sanctions and the (Iran-Iraq) war began afterward. We insisted on continuing the war even after retaking Khorramshahr. However, when [Iranian regime founder] Khomeini accepted the UN ceasefire resolution he described it as “drinking from a chalice of poison. While the reconstruction work had hardly begun after the war, we started work on the nuclear program. This came with a very high price tag and we had to once again accept the ‘heroic flexibility’ in regards to the Iran nuclear deal. The ink on this deal had hardly dried that we started to fire missiles, giving reasons to those seeking to escalate the crisis,” said Gholamreza Heydari, a member of the Iranian regime Majlis (parliament).

“The severe downfall in the national currency value and skyrocketing prices for basic necessities indicate that the country is not being governed properly. Are we the guardian of the whole world that it is upon us to give blood for others’ sake? The way the country is running is that all the power is in one place and others are held accountable,” he added.

Revolutionary Guards deputy chief Hossein Salami also made interesting remarks recently.

“Our warehouses are full with basic necessities. The nation should increase their tolerance. For the love of God, do not be deceived by the enemy’s media and psychological warfare campaign… Remain calm… Nothing has happened. It is our enemy who should be terrified and shaking with fear…” he said.

These remarks of helplessness and defeat by senior officials are in stark contrast with the public’s growing popular resistance and determination. However, we need to examine this new reality and see how it came about, who made it possible and at what cost.

Reports seen in the press involve water shortages, corruption, lack of free election, executions, the disappearance of prisoners and … wide political unrest…

The reason is the endpoint for this regime is near and what you are witnessing is that major change period. Now there are many asking is there an alternative to this regime.

The answer is yes and this alternative can be found in the Iranian Resistance, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and the opposition President Maryam Rajavi.

The PMOI/MEK fought against the Shah leading to the 1979 revolution. It is the force now fighting against the religious dictatorship and paying the price all these years.

“Let me read to you something coming out of the regime itself about the PMOI/MEK. ‘Who has the best conditions of seeking to overthrow and the ability to turn this potential into reality? It is talking about the reality of the regime overthrow. Everyone is pointing to the MEK and this is something that Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has stressed upon repeatedly. So, it is necessary that we identify them, raise awareness about them and, all of us, be serious to confront this real threat,’” Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump, said at an Iranian opposition rally recently.

This is the full picture of the Iranian Resistance. It rose early on when Iranian regime founder Khomeini began violating people’s rights and freedom. And, this movement has grown step by step, with many of its members sacrificing their lives to reach the status quo. This resistance refused to accept and give legitimacy to religious dictatorship disguised in the absolute rule of the clergy.

For almost four decades, the Iranian Resistance has been the only serious and lasting entity against this tyrannical regime. This movement embodies all progressive and freedom loving groups.

 

The third option

For a long period, the Iranian regime has led a misinformation campaign claiming the Iranian people and the international community had to choose between a full-scale military intervention or accepting the regime’s existence and tolerate its behavior.

The Iranian Resistance presents a democratic, political alternative to the world led by Maryam Rajavi.

Over the last two decades, Mrs. Rajavi has spearheaded a worldwide campaign in the fight against fundamentalism and the terrorist-supporting regime of Iran. She has gained the support from many international, political and social figures, including former military officers, former ministers and current MPs from various countries of Europe, the Americas, the Arab World, and Australia.

Maryam Rajavi has successfully led an international community to fight the unjustified blacklisting against the PMOI/MEK in Europe and the United States. This labeling was part of a secret behind-the-curtain deal and the cornerstone of the West’s appeasement policy vis-à-vis Iran.

This unjust blacklisting was debunked in the United Kingdom in 2008, the European Union in 2009 and the U.S. in 2012.

Another major undertaking led by Mrs. Rajavi is the transfer of PMOI/MEK members from Camp Ashraf to Camp Liberty in Iraq, and eventually moving them out of Iraq to Europe, especially Albania, and beyond. This was an extensive and extended campaign involving many political and security risks.

Mrs. Rajavi successfully worked and negotiated with several governments and international bodies to complete this campaign.

Moving on, Mrs. Rajavi launched a campaign seeking justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran. For three decades, the international community has remained silent on this crime against humanity.

Now is the time to end this silence and place those responsible before justice.

Mrs. Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a known coalition of Iranian opposition forces, with the PMOI/MEK as its core member.

The time is now for the mullahs’ overthrow. Victory is certain and Iran will be free.

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