Free Iran Rally in Paris, no to oppression in Iran and terrorism in EU
On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the anti-monarchy revolution in Iran, a huge rally was held on Friday, February 19, in protest against the massive violations of the human rights and terror operations directed by the Iranian regime on the European soil at Denfert Square in Paris.
The rally began at 1400 local time. Numerous prominent political and parliamentary figures from France and Arab countries as well as international dignitaries, senior former officials and lawmakers attended the Free Iran Rally in Paris.
Freedom loving Iranians gathered in this historic square to mark the memory of the martyrs and the leaders of the anti-monarchy revolution. Waving Iranian flags, they chanted the slogan, “All the Iranians are crying for freedom and independence.” They also recalled the wish of the Iranian people for a republic system based on democracy and secularism, which would be achieved only by toppling the theoretical regime ruling Iran.
The attendees in rally commemorated the anniversary of the epic resistance of Ashraf Rajavi and Mossa Khiybani high-rank members of the PMOI/MEK, in face of Khomeini’s suppression, who kept their promise to restore Iran’s freedom at the price of their lives, in 1981.
The protestors expressed their support for the resistance councils and resistance units, the network of the PMOI, active inside Iran.
Mrs. Rajavi called the attendees in the rally, the symbols of every Iranian who is against tyranny and dependence and the Iranian desire for a republic, democracy, separation of religion and state, and the overthrow of the mullahs’ rule.
On the anniversary of the anti-monarchic revolution of the people of Iran, Mrs. Rajavi paid tribute to all the commons and leaders of that great event; and stated that after the overthrow of the Shah’s dictatorship, his true successors, namely Khomeini and Khamenei, took over the helms.
Referring to the hideous era after Khomeini’s grasping the power, Mrs. Rajavi stated that the Iranian people had to go through this whirlpool of horror and darkness in order to achieve freedom and democracy.
In that regard, Mrs. Rajavi reminded the arrest of thousands of people last year for protesting against the regime. A number of them were killed under custody and many were tortured. The killings were fraudulently announced as suicides.
Mrs. Rajavi pointed to the mullahs crackdown on Arab, Kurdish, and Balochi compatriots, also, on workers, teachers, students and women, and other sectors of society who have stood up to the regime.
Indicating the sacrifice 120,000 of the Iranian nation’s children, Mrs. Rajavi stressed that Iranian would not give in and surrender but they would continue the uprisings and revolts till victory.
Specifying starting a new phase in the Iranian people’s battle to bring down the mullahs’ theocratic rule, Mrs. Rajavi underscored the expectations of addressing the international community to respect the struggle of the Iranian people and to recognize their goal of liberating Iran and the world from the mullahs’ evil rule.
Mrs. Rajavi cautioned the Western governments over their role in protecting the regime especially in the past two decades, via their appeasement policy that gave it many opportunities to survive, by blocking the road to change in Iran through suppressing, blacklisting and constraining the Iranian Resistance.
That misguided policy has put the Westerners in crises. These crises could be definitely ended by recognizing the right of the Iranian people’s resistance to topple the mullahs’ theocracy. Mrs. Rajavi, in the Free Iran Rally in Paris, called that the heart of the solution to the problem of Iran, the path to Iran’s freedom, regional tranquility, and global peace.
As a practical step, Mrs. Rajavi demanded the international community to stand up to the clerical regime and prevent their access to missile programs and any form of arms and equipment, as well as blacklisting the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence (MOIS) and the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the U.S. and European Union.
Some of the international political figures, senior former and present officials, mayors and lawmakers who attended Free Iran Rally in Paris expressed their solidarity with the Iranian resistance movement, led by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, and gave speeches.
Mr. Legaret concluded that an illegitimate regime had to be overthrown. He pointed to the Iranian resistance reediness to do that and called for supporting them, making sure that there would be a democracy in Iran. Mr. Legaret ended with applauding the Iranian Resistance (NCRI).
Ms. Salimian added, “Today we gather to say hail to people of Iran and martyrs for freedom whose motto is “supreme leader, your time has come.”
Mr. Quadras added, ”Six Iranian diplomats during the last years have been arrested or expelled for participating in terrorist activities. This shows the regime is serious that this movement is a real threat to it,” he said, “I call and urge the EU to finish the appeasement policy and support the Iranian opposition instead of the Iranian regime. Appeasement will only encourage the regime to continue suppression in Iran and terrorism abroad.”At the end of the speech, Mr. Quadras called for unity against the Mullahs’ regime, “Let us work together in this struggle to overthrow the mullahs’ regime.”
George Sabra said, “This is the day to avenge the deeds of the mullahs and support the Iranian resistance. This is a rage against the Iranian government, which has turned the region into a battlefield and now is supporting its terrorism into Europe.”
“Now the whole world knows the danger of this regime and we’ll soon put an end to this regime and end is near,” Mr. Sabra anticipated.