EU Policy On Iran After Nuclear Accord: Meeting At European Parliament

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Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran reports that the money Iran got from the West after sanctions were lifted recently, the Iranian regime bought advanced weapons for Bashar al-Assad to massacre the people of Syria and send waves of refugees to the West.

On Wednesday this week, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, attended a meeting at the European Parliament. Presided over by MEP Gerard Deprez, chairman of the Friends of a Free Iran inter-parliamentary group, the meeting was entitled “EU policy on Iran after Nuclear Accord.”

All the Iranian regime’s factions share common interests in suppression, terrorism and plunder of public wealth; the elections sham will not lead to moderation – Maryam Rajavi

Present at the meeting were many members of the European Parliament, members of the Belgian Parliament, and a representative of the Syrian opposition coalition. Those present expressed support for the Iranian Resistance and their abhorrence of the undemocratic elections in Iran. These elections, held under the current religious dictatorship were largely theatrical, managed by the mullahs, with the intention of deceiving the West, and anyone not paying attention to their antics. It was noted that there are no moderates in the Iranian regime, at all. There is, however, suppression, religious and ethnic discrimination, interference in the affairs of other countries and warmongering in the region and throughout the world.

Sham Elections In Iran

Maryam Rajavi told those present about Iran’s sham elections. She said: “The so-called election was held without the presence of any opposition groups. It was in fact a race among present and former officials in charge of torture and executions. The election’s outcome will not change anything in the political or economic life of the nation. This regime has no way out towards moderation. All its factions share common interests in domestic suppression and plunder of the public’s wealth, as well as in exportation of terrorism.”

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Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, Iranian Resistance President-elect at European Parliament.

A statement by the Iranian Resistance noted: “The regime’s former president Rafsanjani and his cabinet members are pursued by the German, Swiss and Argentine judiciaries for their terrorist crimes in foreign countries. The 2.5 years of Rouhani’s presidency is also marked by at least 2300 executions and stepped up massacre of the people of Syria. Khamenei who relies on the Revolutionary Guards Corps, will not abandon power, either. Any change in the regime would lead to its general weakness and entirely paralyze it, ending up in the regime’s ultimate overthrow.”

Mrs. Rajavi also had some harsh words for the European Union, regarding its position on violations of human rights in Iran and that it turned a blind eye to the Iranian regime’s complicity in the massacre of the people of Syria. She warned: “The failure to adopt a decisive policy on human rights abuses in Iran will embolden the mullahs to resume their bomb-making project and step up their warmongering in foreign lands, particularly the genocide of the people of Syria.”

Iran Prolonging War In Syria

She said: “The Iranian regime uses the money it gets from the West after lifting of the sanctions, to buy advanced weapons for the Assad regime. The weapons are then used to murder the people of Syria and send a wave of refugees to the same Western countries.”

Mrs. Rajavi said the current Iranian regime is at the heart of the problems in Syria, and the tragedy there will not end until the IRGC is expelled. “The solution to the tragedy in Syria, the crisis in Iraq and instability in the Middle East will be found only after the IRGC is expelled from those countries. The most dangerous thing is to engage and involve the Iranian regime in the case of Syria.”

The representative of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces backed Mrs. Rajavi’s words relating to the Iranian regime. He said the Iranian regime played a criminal role in the massacre of the people of Syria. He called for international censure and decisive measures against the presence of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and their mercenaries in Syria. The representative reiterated that “if it were not for the presence of the Iranian regime and the IRGC, Bashar Assad would have been overthrown years ago.”

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.