Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Feb. 21, 2019
- On February 8, the Iranian resistance staged a demonstration in Paris commemorating the 40th anniversary of the antimonarchy revolution
- Five days later, on February 13, the Iranian opposition organized another demonstration in Warsaw simultaneously with the summit that mainly focused on the Iranian regime’s malevolent behavior in the region
- On February 17, proud Iranians from the opposition followed the mullahs and staged another protest in Munich where an annual security summit was being held.
- Such capabilities and active community is rare among global movements
On Sunday, February 17, Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif lost his temper in an interview on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference and went on a rant against the Iranian resistance, especially the PMOI/MEK.
Zarif, who was visibly shaken and didn’t even respect a minimum of diplomatic protocols, attacked the PMOI instead of answering questions about the Iranian regime’s terrorist activities abroad.
For those familiar with Iranian politics and the Iranian resistance, Zarif’s attitude meant one thing: Zarif felt the pressure of the Iranian opposition.
But for those who are unfamiliar with the situation it may sound implausible that the FM of a great country like Iran is off-balance because of a demonstrations by the opposition.
Let’s have a run down on what happened.
February 8: the Iranian resistance staged a demonstration in Paris commemorating the 40th anniversary of the anti-shah revolution
On February 8, PMOI and the Iranian resistance organized a rally and demonstration in Paris commemorating the 40th anniversary of overthrowing Shah’s monarchy in 1979. Major news outlets around the globe reported about the event that some of the best-known supporters of the Iranian opposition attended.
Earlier, the Iranian opposition organized a press conference in Brussels where Iran’s terrorist activities across Europe and its threats were discussed. Former FBI director Louis Freeh’s speech about Iran’s vast terrorist network across the globe was chilling and revealing at the same time.
February 13, the Iranian opposition organized another demonstration in Warsaw simultaneously with the summit that mainly focused on the Iranian regime’s malevolent behavior in the region
Exactly five days after the demonstration of the Iranian opposition in Paris, the Warsaw summit was held in Poland, where representatives of nearly 70 countries mainly discussed ways to contain Iranian threats.
According to U.S. vice president Mike Pence, there hasn’t been a single country in the summit that defended Iran’s malevolent behavior.
But more important was the protest that was organized by the Iranian opposition.
Proud and patriotic Iranians from across Europe demonstration in Warsaw next to the summit in freezing temperatures. Major news agencies and media reported on the event and were surprised. Such a grand gathering by the Iranian opposition in Warsaw was unprecedented and pundits hadn’t expected it.
The protests continued the next day.
On February 17, proud Iranians from the opposition followed the mullahs and staged another protest in Munich where the world security summit was being held.
Three days later, freedom-loving Iranians gathered in Munich to protest the Iranian regime whose foreign minister was attending the Munich Security conference. This was already too much for Javad Zarif, who is accustomed to silencing any dissent in the Islamic Republic, resulting to him losing all composure and forgetting diplomatic protocols.
The Islamic Republic’s lobby in the West has publicly advised the Iranian mullahs to wait through the Trump administration to hopefully experience a more mullah-loving future administration, but apparently Iranian FM’s “strategic patience” is already running thin as three consecutive and successful protests in a short period of time can put him off-balance.
Zarif, whose name in Persian means “elegant,” “subtle,” “witty,” “tender,” and similar words, didn’t appear very “Zarif” anymore.
In fact, over the past four decades of the mullahs’ rule in Iran, regime change has never been so in reach. An opportunity that patriotic Iranians who believe in a free and democratic country must recognize and use.
The ruling mullahs’ lost composure shows the amount of pressure that the ruling theocracy in Iran is feeling right now and it is imperative for Iranians to continue their full pressure campaign until victory.