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Iranian dissidents rally in Paris



Paris, The National, July 10, 2016 - The Grand Gathering in Paris organized by the National Council for Resistance in Iran (NCRI) brought together more than 100,000 dissidents and activists living in exile from Iran around the world.
Maryam Rajavi, leader of the NCRI, accused Iran’s leadership of supporting the massacre’s committed by the Syrian regime and called for an end to Iranian meddling in Iraq and Yemen.
“So long as the regime’s occupation of Syria, Iraq and Yemen continues, one cannot confront Daesh effectively," she told thousands of activists.
She said regime change in Tehran was the only solution to improve stability in the region.
Among those attending the two-day conference are officials, politicians and activists from a host of countries. They include former Algerian prime minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali, former Spanish prime minister Joze Luis Zapatero, the former US Congress speaker Newt Gingrich and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.





Mr Gingrich called for a more aggressive American stance towards Iran adding that the NCRI should be recognized as the legitimate democratic alternative to the Ayatollah regime in Iran.
“When I go back to America I will let them know that there are hundreds of thousands of Iranians around the world supporting the democratic opposition," Mr Gingrich said.