Albania, July 11, 2019 - On Thursday, July 11, a meeting took place in Ashraf 3, located in Tirana, the capital of Albania between Iranian opposition president, Maryam Rajavi and Mayor Rudy Giuliani, US president, Donald Trump’s personal attorney. Ashraf 3 is home to thousands of Iranian opposition MEK members.
The two discussed the latest situation in Iran and the region including the continuing anti-regime protests across the country, the regime’s vulnerable state, and its malign activities in the Middle East region.
Mrs. Rajavi reiterated that the Iranian regime faces an explosive society, an organized resistance movement, and a different international environment. “As a result of the expansion of the Resistance units and their activities nationwide coupled with the regime’s inability to address any of the underlying problems facing Iranian people, the prospect for overthrowing this regime has never been brighter,” she said, adding, “it is time for the world community to recognize the rightful demand of the Iranian people to topple the ruling religious dictatorship.”
Recalling that the U.S. President and Secretary of State have repeatedly declared this is a corrupt regime and the people of Iran have been its longest suffering victims, Mayor Giuliani emphasized that America stands on the side of the Iranian people and supports their struggle for freedom.
Mayor Giuliani said that there is a viable alternative to the Iranian regime embodied in the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), pointing to the ten-point plan of the NCRI for the future of Iran as a guarantee for freedom, democracy and human rights in a post-theocracy Iran. Praising Mrs. Rajavi’s leadership, Mr. Giuliani said, “The Iranian Resistance is unrivaled in its ability to overthrow the religious tyranny ruling Iran and to bring the great nation of Iran into the fold of the civilized world.”
Mr. Giuliani added, “The development of Ashraf 3 in such a short period of time is astonishing and only shows the impressive ability of the MEK to rebuild Iran which has been destroyed by this regime.”
Mrs. Rajavi added that sanctioning Khamenei and his office must also be extended to Hassan Rouhani and Javad Zarif to put an end to the factious display of moderation and reform in the clerical regime. The Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MIOS) like the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) should be placed on the U.S. and EU terrorist lists. The Iranian regime and the IRGC should be expelled from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. IRGC and MOIS agents should be tried and expelled from the US and EU.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 11, 2019