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Iranians hold gathering in Warsaw parallel to international Middle East conference

PMOI/MEK supporters rallying in Warsaw, Poland
PMOI/MEK supporters rallying in Warsaw, Poland

 Reported by PMOI/MEK

 

Warsaw, Feb. 14, 2019 As ministers and officials of several countries from across the world gathered in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss solutions and roadmaps for achieving peace and stability in the Middle East, a large crowd of Iranian dissidents, supporters of Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), held a gathering to reiterate the need to support Iranian protests and regime change in Iran.

 

One of the main themes to be discussed in the Warsaw conference, co-hosted by the U.S. and Poland, is the threats the Iranian regime poses to regional and global security. Many of the attendants, including ministers from the Americas, Europe and Middle East, acknowledge that the Iranian regime’s terrorist meddling in the affairs of its neighbors is a major source of insecurity.

 

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PMOI/MEK supporters holding images of Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi

 

Washington has also adopted a growing tone of supporting the Iranian people’s struggle.

"We want the Iranian people to have the opportunity to live in a prosperous, peaceful society, and one that is controlled by their desires, their wishes,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview while in Warsaw.

 

Along with the top American diplomat, Vice President Mike Pence and White House adviser Jared Kushner are among the attendees, as the scope of the conference focuses on Iran, the Middle East peace conflict, fighting the Islamic State, Syria and Yemen; all frontiers where the Iranian regime is meddling and forelonging the conflicts.

 

Reports also indicate Jared Kushner, Special Advisory to U.S. President Donald Trump, held a behind-closed doors discussion over what is said to be Washington’s Middle East peace proposal. The Iranian regime is regularly thwarting peace efforts in the Middle East by funding terrorist groups and inciting confrontations between states.

 

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Warsaw conference and international delegations

 

The demonstrators, who also held a large rally on Wednesday, were there to underline that the Iranian regime’s malignant behavior will only go away when the international community strengthens its resolve against the Iranian regime and supports the millions of Iranians who are fed up with the tyranny of the mullahs and want regime change in their country.

 

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PMOI/MEK supporters in Warsaw, Poland

 

The conference is being held as Iran marks the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, which saw the ouster of the Shah regime and the rise of the mullahs to power. In the past year, different segments of the Iranian society have been regularly holding demonstrations across Iran, protesting government corruption, poor economic conditions and lack of freedom.

 

Many of the protests are taking on political themes, calling for regime change and criticizing regime officials for squandering Iran’s riches and resources to fuel war in neighboring countries.

 

The Iranian regime, hard-pressed to solve its internal crises and its isolation on the international front, has resorted to suppression of protests inside Iran and terrorist activities against dissidents abroad. In the past year, American and European authorities have foiled several terrorist plots by the Iranian regime aimed at members and supporters of MEK in their countries.

 

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Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Warsaw rally - February 13, 2019

 

“Iran is the number one state sponsor of terrorism in the world. We should not be doing business with a regime that supports terror,” said Rudy Giuliani, former New York Mayor and current lawyer to U.S. President Donald Trump, at an NCRI press conference on Wednesday. Giuliani stressed that the Warsaw Summit should be focused on regime change in Iran.

 

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the NCRI, who addressed yesterday’s rally, stressed the need to address the Iranian regime’s abysmal human rights record and side with the Iranian people instead of the ruling mullahs. “From the EU states who have set up a financial mechanism for the Iranian regime, we ask: Why haven’t they found any mechanism over the years to save political prisoners suffering under torture by Khamenei’s henchmen? Why haven’t they set up any mechanism to prosecute the regime’s leaders for the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, or a mechanism to prevent the crackdown on and arrests of workers, students and Iranian youths for participating in legitimate protests?” Mrs. Rajavi said.

 

On Thursday, Iranian protesters in Warsaw were chanting, “Down with Rouhani and Khamenei is the cry of every Iranian,” reflecting slogans that are being chanted across Iran since nationwide uprisings erupted in late 2017.

 

The protesters were also chanting, “Democracy, freedom with Maryam Rajavi,” voicing their support for the NCRI and Mrs. Rajavi plan for a future Iran. The protesters demand that the Iranian regime be expelled from the United Nations and the seat transferred to the NCRI, the true, legitimate representative of the Iranian people.

 

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PMOI/MEK supporters calling for the expulsion of the Iranian regime from international institutions

 

Mrs. Rajavi has offered a ten-point plan that endorses the establishment of a free, democratic and secular state, where every Iranian is given equal opportunities regardless of their gender, religion and ethnic background. The NCRI also denounces the Iranian regime’s destructive nuclear and ballistic missiles program and its terrorist meddling in other countries.

 

The NCRI’s platform, along with the MEK’s history of struggling for the rights of the Iranian people, has established the coalition as the main Iranian opposition movement and the democratic alternative to the rule of the mullahs. Mrs. Rajavi has garnered international support.

 

“A major question about regime change is who will replace the regime. We’ve seen that work and go wrong when there wasn’t an alternative. Here we don’t have to worry. We have an alternative. We will have groups of people who feel the same way as we do. Madame Rajavi has a ten-point plan that lays it out clearly. We want Iran to be one of the countries respected in human rights, not one of the worst countries. We want a non-nuclear Iran,” Giuliani said during his speech to Wednesday’s rally.

 

“This resistance is rooted in the people and is the only force that is capable of liberating Iran,” said former Algerian President Sid Ahmed Ghozali. “The Iranian threat wants to establish its hegemony over the entire Muslim region. If we want to achieve peace and stability in the world, we have to remove this menace.”

 

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