Former Albanian Prime Minister and “Friend” of the MEK Addresses Members in Tirana
Pandeli Majko, the former Prime Minister of Albania addressed the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK) in a gesture of solidarity with the Iranian resistance movement.
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The former prime minister introduced himself as “a friend” of the cause. “[The] MEK represents the Iran of the future”, he said to thunderous applause.
Majko added that he was “so proud that together… we are in the hands of Madam Rajavi”, Mrs . Maryam Rajavi is the charismatic and influential president-elect of the Iranian opposition, whose ten-point plan has been championed across the world as the most viable roadmap to bring democracy to Iran. “One of the few women”, Majko continued, “that with her leadership [will] change not only the future of Iran but the future of [the] Middle East”.
Majko addressed the recent misinformation campaigns of the mullahs that have sought to delegitimize the MEK and their allies. “I know that [there] exists a lot of news that MEK [are] terrorists”, he said. “We don’t care”, Majko said, “because we know you because you have come here under the umbrella of the United Nations and UNHCR. [The] UN… and terrorism are two different things”.
The former prime minister also took a swipe at the Iranian regime’s own diplomatic operations within Albania. “[The] UN don’t have diplomats [and] use the status of diplomats [to] act like terrorists”, Majko said.
The Iranian regime has long-used diplomatic buildings and diplomats to coordinate terror attacks on foreign soil. In 2018 alone, a plot was foiled in March in Albania where two Iranian agents sought to attack the MEK compound outside the capital, Tirana.
In June, a diplomat from the regime’s embassy in Vienna was arrested over his involvement to detonate a car bomb at the MEK’s Grand Gathering event in Paris.
“This time that is coming, a melody of a piano here in Tirana can sing like a song in all of Iran… like a song of freedom”, Majko proclaimed.
However, he was adamant that in the meantime, Albania would be a welcoming host. “I am sure that… you and your families everywhere understand now that you are not only refugees… you are in your land here. Here you have a land”, he said.
“We Albanians have an old expression”, Majko concluded, “my home is my castle. Albania is your castle”.