Maryam Rajavi: Iranian regime is the main cause of war and crisis in the region; its eviction from the region is requisite to peace
A conference was held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at the Victor Hugo Hall of the French National Assembly to address "Middle East Developments, French and European Approaches."
The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi was the key-note speaker. A number of members of the French Parliament including Dominique Lefebvre, Michel Terrot, Brigitte Allain, Pascal Deguilhem, and Philippe Gosselin, as well as Amb. Lincoln Bloomfield, former Assistant US Secretary of State, and Dr. Alejo Vidal Quadras, former Vice President of the European Parliament, also addressed the conference.
Speakers underlined the Iranian regime's role as the main cause of war, crisis and insecurity in the region. They said the US and Europe's adoption of a decisive policy against Tehran's clerical regime is a requisite to peace and democracy in the region. They called on France to undertake measures to expel the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and its militias from Syria and Iraq and play a leading role in the region.
In her remarks at the conference, Maryam Rajavi said, "With Rafsanjani's death, one of the two pillars of the Iranian regime crumbled and the debilitated regime in its entirety moved closer to its downfall. Over the past 38 years, Rafsanjani played a significant role in suppression at home, export of terrorism abroad, and the regime's quest to obtain the nuclear bomb. Khamenei and the regime's most ruthless factions will rely more on export of extremism, terrorism, and nuclear projects, particularly that they are terrified of any unrest on the eve of the next presidential election in May."
Mrs. Rajavi noted the expansion and growth of protest demonstrations by workers, teachers, nurses, students, and families of political prisoners and said, "The JCPOA just filled the coffers of the regime's leaders and Revolutionary Guards Corps and funded their deadly adventures in Syria and other parts of the region. The clerical regime in Tehran is the main source of export of terrorism and expansion of instability to the Middle East and it needs to massacre the people of Syria to save itself from certain downfall. On January 5, 2017, Khamenei repeated again that if they had not fought in Syria, 'we had to fight in Tehran, Fars, Khorasan, and Isfahan to thwart the enemy.' "
Maryam Rajavi added, "The Iranian regime is the main loser of any ceasefire and peace in Syria. The regime will be satisfied by nothing less than preserving Bashar Assad in power. Eviction of the Iranian regime from Syria is the requisite to peace. There will be no political solution as long as the Revolutionary Guards and their militia are on the Syrian soil."
Mrs. Rajavi said, "The Iranian regime has invested in the West's inaction and appeasement to export its extremism under the banner of Islam, a policy that has taken up catastrophic dimensions since the start of the war in Iraq in 2003. As some distinguished political personalities in the US and Europe have consistently demanded, I urge decisiveness against the religious fascist regime ruling Iran. I urge political leaders in the European Union and the US to not count on the clerical regime in Tehran. That regime belongs to the past."
The Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
January 17, 2017