Iran, Aug. 14, 2018 - Following the June 30th Iranian opposition convention in Paris, a significant number of highly renowned dignitaries from across the globe expressed their support for the Iranian Resistance, specifically the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the member organization of this coalition, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Personalities including Mayor Rudy Giuliani, attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Gov. Bill Richardson, former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and foreign minister John Baird, former MEP Struan Stephenson, and others attended the event held at the residential quarters of NCRI President Maryam Rajavi. They condemned the Iranian regime’s crimes and voiced support for the Iranian peoples struggle to establish freedom and democracy in their country.
A declaration signed by over 2,500 European parliamentarians in support of the Iranian people’s nationwide uprising and the Ten-Point Plan for a free Iran based on democracy and equality, a declaration of support by members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and a declaration of support for the Iranian Resistance signed by the Rt. Rev. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and 75 other bishops from across the U.K. were presented to Maryam Rajavi.
In brief remarks, Maryam Rajavi expressed her gratitude to the dignitaries who participated in the Iranian Resistance’s grand gathering.
The event this year was held in a very different circumstance than last year. Iranian cities have been the scenes of major anti-regime protests. The social atmosphere is volatile and the Iranian people demand regime change.
To disappoint them, the mullahs tell the people of Iran that no one hears their voice. And to justify their appeasement of the mullahs, their proponents claim that there is no viable alternative to this regime. These efforts, however, are getting no-where.
The event this year was also different because the international situation has dramatically changed. It appears that the policy of appeasement has run its course because it became clear that no amount of economic and political concessions will bring any change to the behavior of the ruling theocracy.
Lending support to the Iranian people and Resistance for freedom is crucial to a successful firm policy on the religious dictatorship ruling Iran. Toppling the mullahs’ regime is vital to the restoration of the human rights of the Iranian people, and to bringing peace and tranquility to the Middle East. And I am confident that the Iranian people will succeed in bringing freedom to Iran.
Thank you and God bless you all