Regime MP Says Iran Should Take Action Against Anti-Iranian Warsaw Conference
On February 13-14, the United States will host an international conference in Warsaw, Poland to discuss Middle Eastern security and peace and the Iranian regime’s destructive role in the region. The conference has sparked outrage amongst high-ranking officials of the regime, who have made a number of warnings about the implications of such a meeting. As usual, many of these comments have focused on the MEK.
The latest regime official to publicly weigh in on the Warsaw conference is Alaeddin Borujerdi, a senior member of the regime parliament and former Chairman of Foreign Policy and National Security for parliament.
“[PMOI/MEK] is part of the American puzzle against the Islamic Republic in the Warsaw security conference. Recently, we’ve seen European countries take measures against the Islamic Republic under pressure from the U.S.,” said Borujerdi.
Borujerdi cited a number of complaints in his comments, including the relocation of an MEK camp from Iraq to Albania and recent actions taken by European nations against regime agents in their countries.
Consequences for the Regime in Europe
The European Union imposed new sanctions on the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) last week, along with two of its agents for their role in the terrorist plots against the MEK and Iranian dissidents in Europe. Over the past year, France, Denmark, and the Netherlands have all publicly expressed their concern about the Iranian regime’s terrorist and espionage activities within their countries.
This has been a radical shift for regime officials, who have become accustomed to the policy of appeasement toward the mullahs that have allowed them to act without consequences for the last four decades. The regime has found this loss of support particularly difficult given the current situation with the United States government, which has also abandoned its policy of appeasement.
Borujerdi said that the regime should take action against Poland for hosting the “anti-Iranian” conference by reducing diplomatic relations so the Polish “understand that we will not remain indifferent to the plotting of the Americans.”
Countering Iranian Regime Meddling
On January 11th, American and Polish officials announced that they would hold an international conference in Warsaw to promote peace and security in the Middle East by countering the Iranian regime’s meddling in foreign countries.
United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the conference would “focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence.”
I am pleased to announce that the U.S. and #Poland will jointly host the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw on Feb. 13-14. It will be a forum for countries to address a range of critical issues toward a more peaceful Middle East. pic.twitter.com/IS8oPP4Aqs
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 11, 2019
The regime responded to news of the conference with anger and threats. Regime Foreign Minister Javad Zarif described the conference as an “anti-Iran circus” and made vague threats to take action against Poland.
Other regime officials have made similar comments since then. The frenzy in Tehran has become its own circus, with high-ranking officials frantically rushing to discredit a conference which clearly poses a threat to their power.