On July 13, 2019, dignitaries from dozens of countries across the world attended the main event of the Free Iran 2019 international conference. The conference was part of the five-day Free Iran 2019 series of conferences at the main headquarters of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Ashraf 3, Albania. Several dignitaries, political and human rights activists delivered speeches, issuing remarks about the struggles of the Iranian people and their resistance movement for freedom in their country.
Following are key remarks by former President and Prime Minister of Albania Sali Berisha at the Ashraf 3 conference.
Madame President [Maryam] Rajavi, dear friends of Mujahedeen movements [PMOI/MEK], friends of this freedom movement for all the world, it is a great honor and pleasure for me to salute you, people fighting for many decades for freedom and human rights of your country. People facing extraordinary difficulties but standing up. You absolutely inspire every human being with your stance and your fighting.
A few years ago, I had been in Paris in your large meeting and festivity. At the time, great powers were negotiating with Iran, the agreement. I told myself, how difficult it is for these people fighting this regime. But a few years later, time has proven you were right, Iranian regime is a rogue regime, is a criminal regime, unfaithful regime. It’s a fact. And you are the hope, you are the hope of your nation.
I’m happy that some time ago I made the right decision. And I’m happy to see you here in my country. Albania expelled the Iranian ambassador from Albania. Albania must expel and will expel any representative, official representative of the mullahs. You are representing Iran in this country, no need for them.
Dear friends, I have seen and thought many times about the ten-point plan of Madame President [Maryam] Rajavi. It’s a plan inspired by ideals of your 100,000 martyrs. It’s a plan based on universal values which make countries and societies free and great. It’s a plan which will make Iran a great country, a great friend of free nations. Definitely I fully support and I am convinced that you will prevail in Iran.
So, the mullahs show they have no faith, no principle, are violating international order, are threatening security of the region. In one hand they sign to stop the enrichment of uranium in the other hand they are increasing the capacity of their missiles to threaten free nation. So sooner or later, they will face what they deserve. Never the caliphate of mullahs will prevail in the region and in the world.
Once again, my deepest admiration for you and your friends in Iran fighting day and night for freedom of your country. Thank you.