MEK and Iranian Resistance.

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Political Dignitaries Releases Statement Supporting MEK and Iranian Resistance

MEK and Iranian Resistance.

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Political Dignitaries Releases Statement Supporting (PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI). 

“The days of religious fundamentalists controlling Iran are numbered.” So says a statement dated June 30 and signed by a group of U.S. politicians and military leaders, which is set to be released this Friday at the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI) annual Free Iran Global Summit.

The statement harshly condemns the Iranian regime for its warmongering and acts of terrorism. “Not just the rights, but the lives of Iran’s citizens are being sacrificed for the empowerment of a dysfunctional and rapacious theocracy. Iran has also become a staging area for hostile operations directed against governments throughout the Middle East and beyond,” the statement reads.

“Every single year since 1984, Iran has been the leading state sponsor of international terrorism. Late last month, the U.S. State Department again called Iran the ‘foremost state sponsor of terrorism’ in its annual Country Reports on Terrorism,” the statement continues.

The statement further condemned the regime’s crimes against its own people. It reads, “The senior officials at whose direction police murder citizens on the streets and wrongfully arrest innocent people, prison officials torture and execute citizens whose only crime has been expressing the desire for political and religious freedom, and judges enable government tyranny and twist the rule of law, must now be held accountable. These criminals have abused the privileges of sovereignty to achieve impunity for their crimes against humanity for forty-three years.”

The statement also voices strong support for the NCRI and (PMOI / MEK Iran).“The one organization that has done more than any other entity, including governments, to free Iranian citizens from tyranny and the world from fundamentalist-inspired terrorism is the National Council of Resistance of Iran,” the statement reads.

The statement urges the U.S. and European governments to send investigators to Ashraf 3, the (PMOI / MEK Iran)’s headquarters in Albania, to inspect the “remarkable display and repository of evidence” against the Iranian regime of its human rights abuses. It further asks investigators to gather their own supporting evidence to present at an international tribunal. The letter accuses the Iranian regime of “crimes against humanity.”

The 30 signatories to the letter include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Senator Joseph Lieberman (D-Con.), Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, former FBI Director Louis Freeh, former Representative Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), and former CIA Director Porter Goss.

The Free Iran Global Summit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Free Iran conference will be hosted on the virtual meeting app Zoom. The summit will include participants from more than 100 countries, and several of the signatories of the U.S. statement are among the speakers.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) spokesman Shahin Gobadi spoke to the Washington Examiner on Monday about the focus of the event. “The message of the summit is that the Iranian people and organized opposition are rapidly gaining momentum, while the regime is on the opposite trajectory of becoming weaker and more vulnerable economically, politically, socially, regionally, and internationally,” Shahin Gobadi said:

“The regime has failed to suppress the people or the organized opposition,” he added.

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