Albania, April 11, 2019 - Mr. David Jones, a senior British parliamentarian and Minister of State for Negotiations with the European Union, met with Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi in the Iranian Resistance community of Ashraf-3 outside Tirana, the capital of Albania, on April 6 during his two-day visit with members of Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
This visit coincided with the devastating floods that have engulfed almost three-quarters of Iran during the past three weeks.
On behalf of the British Parliamentary Committee for Freedom of Iran, Mr. Jones expressed his deep sympathies for the victims of these devastating flash floods.
He also requested that his sympathies and feeling be conveyed to the Iranian people by Mrs. Rajavi.
Mr. Jones also expressed support for the Iranian Resistance’s efforts to bring freedom, democracy, and a decent life for the Iranian people. Mrs. Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
“It has been a great privilege to meet with you and the members of this resistance in Albania in a city that you have built here. I am impressed by the work and efforts of PMOI members. They have dedicated all of their lives to the struggle for freedom,” Mr. Jones said. He continued by emphasizing that the designation of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist entity is a prerequisite for peace and the struggle against terrorism. He also said that the Iranian regime and the IRGC are not only a threat to the Middle East but to the world at large.
Accusing the clerical regime ruling Iran of inaction in providing relief to the flood victims, Mr. Jones called on the British government and the European Union not to remain silent, and to take effective measures against the regime’s suppression of its own people and its export of terrorism to the region.
Corroborating on the continuous protests and strikes in Iran against the corrupt clerical regime’s plundering the country’s wealth to prop up its expansionist policies in the region, Mr. Jones said that the regime is facing a popular uprising at home, and in order to redirect the attention from its internal crisis, they resort to terrorism against the PMOI/MEK.
For her part, Mrs. Rajavi described the latest developments about the destructive floods in Iran.
“The regime in Iran has not taken any serious steps to relieve the people’s suffering in the face of this national disaster and unprecedented tragedy, and has instead given priority to preventing justified protests in these areas,” she explained.
In her remarks, Mrs. Rajavi also emphasized on the terrorist designation against the IRGC.
“The Guards Corps of the clerical regime (IRGC) is not only the main force for domestic suppression, but also the main tool for the export of terrorism and fundamentalism abroad, and it should have been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) by the US government a long time ago,” she stressed.