Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Jan. 16, 2019 - Iranian state-run news agency Vatan-e Emrooz published an article revealing Tehran’s fear from the Iran-focused global meeting in Poland for studying the Iranian regime’s warmongering policies in the Middle East, “The first important point of this meeting is its similarities with the PMOI/MEK annual gathering [Free Iran Grand Gathering held by the Iranian resistance in France every year] in European capitals like Paris,” stated the article.
“Assuming the theory true, we can conclude that [U.S. National Security Advisor] John Bolton who was always delivering speeches about Iran’s regime change in PMOI/MEK annual gathering should be the theoretician of the Poland global meeting,” the article added.
The article continued, “They are going to hold a meeting about the Middle East far away from the Middle East. However, the meeting is not focusing on the Middle East, but it is a discussion between enemies of Iran on defeating Iran’s interference in the region after the U.S. sanctions.”
On January 11, in the American University in Cairo, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that the U.S. is going to host a meeting in Poland on February 13-14 focused on the Middle East, and particularly on Iran. The meeting will be held two days after the regime’s annual anniversary of the establishment of the Islamic Republic in 1979.
Secretary Pompeo declared that the U.S. has invited 70 countries to the meeting from America, Europe, and Arab countries.
The Iranian regime’s disparate from European SPV
Although European countries have officially declared that they will remain in the JCPOA, they could not practically implement the agreement 8 months after the withdrawal of the U.S. from the nuclear deal, and they are still dragging the Iranian regime’s negotiators with new promises and by depicting new horizons about the SPV, humanitarian aids and other new solutions.
Vatan-e Emrooz also wrote, “Donald Trump wants Europe to explicitly endorse the U.S. agenda and pressure Iran on its missile program and its role in the region. Holding the Poland meeting and inviting all European countries shows Trump’s solid determination for bringing Europe along with the U.S. sanctions. However, the accompaniment of the European troika (France, Germany, and England) and the U.S. in the White House’s anti-Iran policies against Iran’s missile program and its role in the region gives Donald Trump hope that the European countries will show their cooperation on Middle East issues.”
Downplaying the Warsaw event
Vatan-e Emrooz also wrote, “The Warsaw global meeting, with the attendance of 70 countries, seems to be an important event against Iran, however, our foreign ministry’s reaction was like a reaction against a PMOI/MEK unimportant conference in a European city.”
“Downplaying the Warsaw event can have its effect only if we had active diplomatic efforts behind the scene for dissuading the countries from attending the meeting using incentive or punitive measures. Nevertheless, our foreign ministry doesn’t seem to prepare itself for such efforts and the foreign minister satisfied himself with a tweet and said those who attended last U.S. anti-Iran show are either dead or marginalized and the U.S. and Poland should take care of themselves,” the article added.