MEK: Goal of Regime Change in Iran
On Saturday 11 July, the Iranian Resistance’s three-day Free Iran World Summit began. The virtual event was watched in over 50,000 locations and included an audience of 1,029 MP’s, 11 former Prime Ministers, and 70 former ministers. The message of the event was that the Iranian regime comprises criminals and in its weakened state, the citizens of Iran desire change.
Keynote speaker Maryam Rajavi
Mrs Maryam Rajavi, the President-Elect of The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and keynote speaker of the event addressed Iran’s three major developments leading to its current crisis.
“First, the regime is politically and socially in a state of emergency, grappling with rampant crises. Second, Iranian society has entered a phase of upheavals and uprisings since December 2017. Third, a nationwide network has emerged, which is comprised of courageous, selfless rebels who keep alight the flames of the Resistance Units’ fight against symbols of religious fascism,” said Mrs. Rajavi.
Freedom, democracy, and equality
Madam Rajavi emphasized that the past 40 years have shown many times that “the threat for government policies has always been complacency with this regime; the danger of giving in to the regime’s blackmail and sacrificing the Iranian people’s Resistance and human rights for commercial and political interests.”
Rajavi also reaffirmed that the regime “will not change unless it is overthrown through an uprising.”
She concluded, “Our will and that of our people can be summed up in these three words: freedom, democracy, and equality. As far as the international community is concerned, we ask it to recognize the struggle of the Iranian people to overthrow this regime and recognize these three concepts.”
Iran’s president’s crimes against humanity
The regime’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, was a key point of discussion at the Free Iran World Summit. Raisi was a significant figure in the 1988 massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran.
The speakers emphasized that Raisi’s selection as the president merely demonstrates the regime’s irrefutable nature and the futility of trying to give concessions or negotiate with the regime.
The Slovenian Prime Minister
The Slovenian Prime Minister, Janez Janša said, “For nearly 33 years the world had forgotten about the victims of the 1988 massacre. This should change. A United Nations Commission inquiry is of crucial importance to shed light on the horrible 1988 massacre. This is especially important in light of the fact that the Iranian regime’s next president will be Ebrahim Raisi who is accused by Amnesty International of crimes against humanity for his role in the massacre.”
“Amnesty International’s call must be honored that there should be an investigation of Ebrahim Raisi for crimes against humanity. That man has much for which to answer and he is the very embodiment of the bloodthirsty tyrant,” said John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.
Support for the Iranian people across the U.S. Congress
The event featured speeches from several members of the U.S. Congress, both Democrat, and Republican. Many of the members were co-sponsors of House Resolution 118, calling for “support for the Iranian people’s desire for a democratic, secular, and nonnuclear Republic of Iran”.
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen
US Senator Jeanne Shaheen said, “Standing up for a free and democratic Iran is not your burden alone. The United States and the international community stand in support of your efforts. Human rights have long been a pillar of U.S. foreign policy. As we continue to engage Iran human rights must be a principal part of the U.S. approach.”
US Senator Ted Cruz
“We’re seeing the fruits of that appeasement in the form of constant attacks by Iran and by its terrorist armies on American forces and on our allies across the Middle East. I will continue leading the fight in the Senate to hold the Iranian regime accountable for their malign activities and to return U.S. policy to one of maximum pressure until this evil and despotic regime finally collapses,” said US Senator Ted Cruz.
Iran resistance support from European politicians
The event’s European political speakers emphasized the importance of countering the Iranian regime’s hostile behavior and supporting the Iranian Resistance.
The former UK Secretary of State Defence, Liam Fox, said “An agreement with Iran may be possible but it must take account of Iran’s human rights abuses its exports of terror its explicit threat to the security of Israel and its attempt to destabilize its regional neighbors. Above all, we must return to the position that we will stop, not delay Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions.”
“The world would like to see Iran as a factor of peace and stability. The people of Iran should be able to choose their own destiny,” said Michèle Alliot-Marie, former Minister of Justice, Minister of the Interior, and Minister of Defence of France.
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