Iranians Gather In NCR Headquarters After MEK Delisting

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The US has no restrictions in safeguarding the rights of residents in Ashraf and Liberty now. It has to call for Liberty to be declared a refugee camp. The Iraqi government must allow them free access to their attorneys and freedom of movement. It should also remove all bans on selling and moving their fixed and moveable property.

On Saturday, members and supporters of the Iranian Resistance celebrated after 15 years, the magnificent and historic victory of justice over wheeling and dealing. The unwarranted terror tagging of the Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) at Headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) was celebrated in Suburban Paris. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance was present at the meeting.

Mrs Maryam Rajavi in Paris
Mrs Maryam Rajavi in Paris

Ashraf Residents Killed By Iraq On Display

Photos of fallen martyrs in the last two attacks by Iraqi security forces against residents of Camp Ashraf in 2009 and 2011 in addition to those of MEK political prisoners who were executed in the Iranian regime’s jails were displayed. These people were killed in the same period the terror listing was in place. The participants showed their joy by showering the PMOI emblem with flower petals.

Speakers Welcome MEK Delisting

De-listing will tip the political balance against the Mullahs’ regime and change the region, Iran and the world – Maryam Rajavi

The keynote speaker of the event was Mrs. Rajavi. Representatives of parliamentary delegations from France, Italy, Britain, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and Iceland, the Netherlands, Algeria and Egypt addressed the gathering.

The speakers welcomed de-listing of the main Iranian Resistance as the major obstacle in its path. They expressed their appreciation for Mrs. Rajavi’s vigilant and dedicated leadership in the delisting campaign; an activity, difficult and breath taking at times. They also reiterated that without Ashraf residents’ commitment and sacrifice, such a victory would not have been achieved. In reality, they are the true symbols of freedom seekers of our time. See Ashraf Residents Show Blood To Ban Ki Moon

The participants highlighted the fact that it is time to completely set aside the appeasement policy and recognize the NCRI and pave the way for a democratic change in Iran.

Victory For Justice And Rule Of Law

Mrs. Rajavi congratulated the Iranian people and in particular the women, youths, political prisoners, families of the martyrs and residents of camps Ashraf and Liberty. She reiterated that this is the victory of justice and rule of law over injustice and the demonizing campaign. It is a historic one for Iranian people and the biggest defeat for the Iranian regime in the past three decades. She said that delisting will tip the political balance against the Mullah’s regime and transform the region, Iran and the world.

The Failed Appeasement Policy

Mrs. Rajavi called the delisting a fruit of a broad campaign for justice and an international campaign of defenders of democratic and human values in today’s world. A movement of legislators, politicians, jurists, human rights activists in five continents who seek regime change for the problem in Iran rather than appeasement of the ruling Mullahs.

She welcomed the decision by Secretary Hillary Clinton to delist the MEK and added that the frantic attacks against delisting by the Iranian regime and its supporters come from the bankruptcy of the appeasement policy.

Mrs. Rajavi added that with delisting of the MEK, the regime is rightly frightened of the fact that demonizing the Iranian Resistance is no longer possible. The US citizens and people of the world will realize that our movement is not what the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security has been portraying. It is in fact trying to bring a democratic change in Iran.

Mrs. Rajavi said: “Calling PMOI a terrorist organization was the biggest error in international politics. When the most important movement against fundamentalism and terrorism in the world was branded as a terrorist organization, the actual threat of the godfather of fundamentalism and terrorism was all but forgotten.”

“The time to set aside this policy is long overdue. We call on the international community to respect the will of the Iranian people for a regime change in Iran. We also call for the recognition of the Iranian Resistance for freedom and democracy,” Mrs. Rajavi added.

Prospect Of A Nuclear-Free Iran

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The US has no restrictions in safeguarding the rights of residents in Ashraf and Liberty. The Iraqi government should allow them free access to their attorneys and freedom of movement. It should also remove all bans on selling and moving their fixed and moveable property. The US should call for Liberty to be declared a refugee camp.

The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance said: “We are seeking a republic built on the basis of free elections, separation of church and state, gender equality, abolition of death penalty, pluralism, equal rights of ethnic minorities, equal economic opportunities and an independent judiciary and a nuclear free Iran.”

Shahriar Kia is a member of the Iranian opposition (PMOI /MEK). He is a human rights activist and political analyst on Iran and the Middle East.