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MEK rally in Warsaw-Day 2

MEK Supporters Rally for Second Day Outside of Warsaw Conference

MEK rally in Warsaw-Day 2

Amid Warsaw Summit, MEK supporters rally for the second day opposite where the conference was being held. February 14

On Thursday, February 14th, a large group of Iranians gathered in Poland’s capital city for the second day outside of the Warsaw Conference. The protesters were supporters of the MEK and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) who were rallying in solidarity with the Iranian people and their call for an overthrow of the oppressive clerical regime currently in power and the democratic alternative proposed under the leadership of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi and the NCRI.

Protesters at the rally on Thursday chanted, “Appeasement no; regime change yes!” and “Regime change!” Photographs of the crowd chanting and holding posters with photographs of NCRI leader Maryam Rajavi were posted on social media. A video posted on Twitter shows a group of protesters held a large banner reading, “Call on Warsaw Summit: Expel the Mullahs’ Illegitimate Regime and Recognize the NCRI as the Representative of the Iranian People.”

The Future of Middle Eastern Policy

The two-day rally coincided with the Warsaw Conference, which was jointly hosted by the United States and Poland, in order to discuss the future of Middle Eastern policy. The conference, which drew high-ranking policy-makers from dozens of countries, was mainly focused on Iran and its role in creating instability in the region.

The NCRI and MEK hoped that their rally would draw attention to the nationwide anti-regime protests that have taken place over the past year in Iran and the clear will of the Iranian people to replace the mullahs and their brutal theocracy with a free Iran.

How to Make Iran “Act Like a Normal Country”

 

When announcing the conference, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that one of the primary goals of the event was to find a way to make Iran “act like a normal country.” After forty years, it is clear that the Iranian regime will never act like a normal country. The policy of appeasement has failed. The people of Iran are asking the international community to recognize the forty years of human rights abuses that the Iranian regime has inflicted upon its own people and to support the people’s right to overthrow the ruling regime and replace it with a peaceful and democratic Iran.

Wednesday’s Rally

 

The NCRI and MEK held another rally on Wednesday as the Warsaw Conference began. Wednesday’s rally included speeches from a number of well-known politicians from the United States and Europe, as well as representatives of the Iranian communities. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Algerian Prime Minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali, former U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli, and several Polish MPs and Senators were among the distinguished speakers at Wednesday’s rally.

The protesters at Wednesday’s and Thursday’s rallies voiced their support for Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a free and democratic Iran after the fall of the mullahs’ regime. Her plan includes gender equality, separation of religion and State, and a non-nuclear Iran. The rally on Wednesday was preceded by a brief press conference.

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MEK rally demanding the NCRI to be recognized as the viable democratic alternative to the religious dictatorship in Iran

MEK Holds Rally in Warsaw to Mark Four Decades of Regime Atrocities Prior to Warsaw Summit

MEK rally demanding the NCRI to be recognized as the viable democratic alternative to the religious dictatorship in Iran

Simultaneous to Warsaw Summit, the MEK supporters gathered near where the conference will be held to express the Iranian people’s devotion to freedom and democracy and demand an end to the policy of appeasement-February 13, 2019

On February 13, 2019, the Iranian opposition came together with communities in Europe and held a rally in Warsaw in solidarity with the Iranian people of Iran.

The event marked four decades since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 that ousted the Shah and brought Khomeini to power. Under the mullahs and Khomeini, the Iranian state derided religious plurality, shunned secularism, and abandoned any commitment to upholding human rights.

Instead, the Iranian state embraced repression, violence, torture, capital punishment, terrorism and war.

A Regime on the Brink of Collapse

Now, forty years later, the regime is creaking under the same weight that ousted the Iranian monarchy; the will and determination of the Iranian people.

In 2018, a wave of popular protests swept across Iran, igniting unrest in all 31 of Iran’s provinces and 142 cities, and towns. Like in 1979, these protests drew support from all walks of Iranian life, including the working classes that the clerical regime has relied on for support.

Teachers, farmers, factory workers, students, investors, pensioners, and bazaar merchants have all turned out to vent their frustrations and participate in anti-regime protests.

The driving force behind these protests has been the unrelenting determination of the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK). Led by president-elect Maryam Rajavi, MEK members have risked their freedom and their lives to coordinate protests, counter the mullahs’ propaganda and disinformation, and stand up for Iranian human rights both within Iran and abroad.

In a statement ahead of the Warsaw rally, Iranian Communities in Europe called the MEK a “pivotal force of the political alternative for future Iran”.

A Rally to Recognize the Iranian People’s Right to Resist

The Warsaw rally takes place ahead of the anticipated Warsaw conference, in which governments from around the globe will meet in Warsaw to discuss strategies to deal with the Iranian threat.

For Iranian Communities in Europe and the MEK, the rally in Warsaw ahead of the conference was necessary to demonstrate to the international community the importance of recognizing the Iranian people’s right to resist and overthrow the regime’s tyrannical brand of religious fascism.

The statement from rally organizers read, “it is time to put an end to four decades of political and social repression, massacres, plunder of Iran’s wealth by the regime’s cronies, and misery and war forced upon the region by this regime.”

“We call on the West to impose sanctions on the regime and include the Iranian regime’s IRGC and MOIS and perpetrators of crimes against the Iranian people on the EU terror list.”

The statement concluded, “It’s time for European countries to align their voices with the voice of the Iranian people and resistance, and to end the nightmare of four decades of the Iranian regime’s atrocities in Iran, the region and the world.”

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Maryam Rajavi's video message to MEK's rally in Warsaw

Maryam Rajavi Speaks at the Warsaw Rally: The People of Iran are “Yearning for Freedom and Democracy”

Maryam Rajavi's video message to MEK's rally in Warsaw

Maryam Rajavi, the leader of Iran opposition, during her video message to the Warsaw rally on February 13, 2019

President-elect of the Iranian opposition, Maryam Rajavi, addressed the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (MEK-PMOI)‘s rally in Warsaw and stressed the importance of recognizing the Iranian opposition movement.

Addressing her “freedom-loving compatriots,” as well as the high-profile guests in attendance, including former Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani and the former Prime Minister of Algeria, Sid-Ahmad Ghozali, she told them, “the voice of the people of Iran” is “yearning for freedom and democracy.”

She continued, “the pain of our political prisoners in Khamenei’s dungeons, the sufferings of our Kurdish, Turk, Balochi and Arab compatriots, and the stifled desires and hopes of Iranian women, youths, workers, farmers, teachers, and students are resonating in your cries.”

Their demand, she said, is that the world recognizes their right to overthrow the repressive clerical regime and bring freedom to Iran.

Years of Sacrifice

The Iranian people “deserve this,” Rajavi said. “They have proven it through long years of their quest for freedom and steadfast endurance in confronting one of the world’s most oppressive and ruthless dictatorships.”

2018 saw Iranians take to the streets to protest the mullahs’ rule in numbers not seen since 1979. For their calls for democracy, many had to sacrifice their freedom or their lives, as the Iranian regime responded to dissent by locking up or even killing protestors.

An End to Appeasement

Maryam Rajavi and the MEK’s demands were simple: respect the Iranian people’s struggle against oppression and discrimination.

The west has long emboldened the regime through its policies of appeasement and pandering to the mullahs. Maryam Rajavi asked, “why they [the West] have recognized a regime in Iran which has invaded and occupied the country, which rules by torture and execution, which plunders Iran’s assets and spends the Iranian people’s wealth on terrorist groups to slaughter the peoples of the region.”

Rajavi acknowledged the progress coming from the Trump administration, which has re-imposed economic sanctions and withdrawn from the JCPOA. She also acknowledged the gesture from the EU following the uncovering of Iranian terror attacks on European soil. The EU has imposed sanctions on a branch of the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS). However, she added that the efforts did not go far enough.

Europe’s Sanctions Are Welcome, Now A Change In Policies Is Required.

“They must stand up more decisively to this regime,” she said, adding “the mullahs must not have a single bullet, a single dollar or a single barrel of oil at their disposal.”

Maryam Rajavi called for the inclusion of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on European and US terrorist blacklists. “The IRGC is in command of the regime’s terrorist mercenary groups and their disastrous bloodletting in the region,” she said.

The IRGC is behind many of the most destructive elements of the regime, including the missile program, nuclear weapons activities, and cyber-attacks. It is also in charge of arresting protestors and cracking down on political dissent in Iran and looting the country’s institutions.

“The Revolutionary Guard Corps is the backbone propping up the clerical regime,” Rajavi concluded. “So, it must be designated a terrorist force without delay.”

Investigating Human Rights Violations

In addition to the blacklisting of the IRGC, Ms. Rajavi called for the international community to refer the dossier of Iranian human rights violations to the UN Security Council. She asked those gathered in Warsaw, “why haven’t they set up any mechanism to prosecute the regime’s leaders for the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988?”

She was referring to the summer of 1988 when the Iranian regime launched a bloody crackdown on the MEK and other opposition groups. More than 30,000 political prisoners mainly MEK activists were executed in regime custody. Women were raped before heading to the gallows. Many family members of victims were not informed until after their loved one had been executed when the regime billed them for the rope used in the execution.

Rajavi concluded, “in spite of this, the people of Iran will never relent. The uprisings and protests and the activities of the courageous members of [MEK] Resistance Units in Iran will carry on.”

She ended her speech with the powerful sign-off, “hail to freedom. Hail to the people of Iran. Hail to all of you and your steel resolve to realize freedom.”

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Iranian Resistance Rallies in Warsaw Prior to Start of International Ministerial Conference on Iran

 

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The Supporters of the principal opposition in Iran, the MEK prepare for a rally in Warsaw, just before the Warsaw Summit starts on February 13, 2019.

On February 13 and 14, 2019, the Polish Foreign Ministry and the United States Department of State are hosting an international conference to discuss the future of Middle Eastern policy. The conference will largely focus on the threat posed by the Iranian regime to the surrounding region. High-ranking officials from several dozen countries are expected to attend the two-day event.

The Regime’s Response to the Conference

Unsurprisingly, the Iranian regime reacted to the announcement of the conference with rage and condemnation, Regime officials attempted to discredit the conference, demanded that the event be cancelled, and even made unspecified threats to “take action” against Poland for holding the conference. These efforts ultimately failed, but they provided valuable insights into the regime’s deep fear of any challenge to its authority, as well as its behavior when responding to feedback from the international community. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo initially said that the goal of the conference was to find a way to “make Iran act like a normal country,” and the mullahs’ response to the conference was another example of why this is not possible. The Iranian regime is past reform. The people of Iran are demanding a democratic alternative, and it is clear that the delegates at the Warsaw Conference should listen to their voices when determining future policy toward the Iranian regime.

NCRI/MEK Rally

On February 13th, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) held a rally prior to the beginning of the conference in Warsaw. The rally’s purpose is to draw attention to the Iranian people’s desire for regime change and to show their support for the NCRI and its leader, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, as the democratic alternative to the theocratic regime. The most recent NCRI rally, held in Paris last week, drew thousands of Iranians.

Those attending and speaking at the rally will call upon the delegates at the Warsaw Conference to condemn the Iranian regime for its forty years of human rights abuses toward its own people, blacklist Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) agents in order to combat their efforts to conduct terrorist plots on foreign soil, adopt a firm policy toward the Iranian regime, and affirm the right of the Iranian people to overthrow the theocratic regime currently in power.

The attendees will also declare their support for Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a peaceful transition to a free and democratic Iran. Mrs. Rajavi’s plan includes a structured time frame for democratic elections to form a new government to represent the Iranian people after the fall of the clerical regime. The MEK and NCRI, led by Mrs. Rajavi, want to replace the oppressive regime with a democracy with a clear separation of religion and state, equal rights and representation for women and religious and ethnic minorities, an end to the death penalty, and an immediate cessation of all nuclear activities.

Notable participants in the rally will include Advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump and former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former Algerian Prime Minister Sid Ahmed Ghozali, former U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli and several Polish Members of Parliament and the Senate. The speakers will hold a brief press briefing before the rally begins.

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Statement by the U.S. state department on upcoming Warsaw Conference

Regime MP Says Iran Should Take Action Against Anti-Iranian Warsaw Conference

Statement by the U.S. state department on upcoming Warsaw Conference

Joint Statement on the “Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East”

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.

Former Vice-President of European Parliament Urges the West to Take Stronger Action Against the Iranian Regime

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.

An End of Appeasement and Realising a Democratic Iran

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.

The US Congress Must Hold Khamenei Responsible for its Terrorist Acts and Rights Abuses

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.”

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.

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