MEK: Maryam Rajavi Meets Mike Pompeo at the NCRI’s Headquarters in Albania
On the sixth day of the nationwide uprising in Iran, where people from various provinces took to the streets calling for regime change and democracy, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a visit to Ashraf 3 in Mainz, Albania, which is home to thousands of members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran. Following the visit, Ms. Rajavi and Mr. Pompeo attended a meeting with Ashraf 3 residents and members of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), of which a thousand were victims and former prisoners of both the monarchical and clerical regimes.
“I’d also like to recognize President-elect Maryam Rajavi,” Mr. Pompeo said, speaking to MEK members. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) is laying the foundation for a free, sovereign, and democratic republic in Iran under her leadership.”
“The regime in Tehran went to great lengths to massacre 30,000 political prisoners, the majority of whom were MEK members. The threat of attack extends far beyond Iran’s borders, with the regime waging terror plots against the movement’s leaders in Europe and the United States. Now, regardless of who is in the White House, the US administration must reach out to the Iranian Resistance and take advantage of its vast capabilities in order to correct the Iran policy. One such location to concentrate on is Ashraf 3.”
“Ebrahim Raisi, the butcher who orchestrated the 1988 massacre, is now President,” Secretary Pompeo added. The turnout was the lowest since 1979, marking a total rejection of the regime and its candidate. It was, in fact, a boycott of the regime – and the regime knows it. The regime is clearly at its weakest point in decades.”
“We must continue to support the Iranian people as they fight for a freer and more democratic Iran in any way we can,” Mr. Pompeo said, calling for Ebrahim Raisi to be held accountable for his crimes against humanity in 1988. There is so much good work that American civil society can do to further this goal. It is the work your organization is actively engaged in.”
Ms. Rajavi welcomed Secretary Pompeo and expressed her gratitude, emphasizing the Iranian Resistance’s and the Iranian people’s determination to fight and end the mullahs’ regime’s forty-three years of tyranny, discrimination, and corruption in their country.
“For a while, the mullahs tried to portray Iraq as the enemy,” Ms. Rajavi said. “They tried to portray the United States as the enemy. But the people of Iran and the MEK say that our enemy is in Iran. The mullahs said the MEK were terrorists, a cult, and the enemies of God. They claimed the MEK did not have any base of support in Iran. There are many similar and baseless allegations.”
“Yes, one can see today that regime change is on the horizon by looking at objective conditions and the successive eruption of uprisings in Iran,” Ms. Rajavi stated. “The Iranian people have already decided to confront the regime in the final battle… In the final months of his reign, the Shah resorted to mass killings and martial law, but it backfired. Similarly, Khamenei appointed Ebrahim Raisi as his regime’s president, an executioner implicated in the massacre of political prisoners, in order to unite his regime in the face of uprisings and save his regime.”
Finally, the NCRI president-elect echoed the Iranian Resistance’s statements, saying, “Today, we warn once more that one should not delay.” We say that we can and must free Iran, the Middle East, and the world of the evil of the nuclear mullahs.”
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