In the second day of the World Summit for a Free Iran was held at the headquarters of the Iranian resistance in Paris too. The event commenced with a speech by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, while Mr. Ahmed Kamel, a prominent figure in the Syrian opposition, presided over the gathering. Throughout the summit, speakers addressed a range of issues in their speeches. However, there was a common thread linking Mrs. Rajavi’s statements and the words of most participants: “Freedom for Iran and peace and tranquility for the region.”
Why is this of such paramount importance?
The regime’s exportation of terrorism and fundamentalism to countries within the region and beyond remains a defining characteristic. Speaking to the esteemed guests from Arab nations, Ms. Rajavi stated, although the people of Iran were the initial victims of the Velayat Faqih system’s malevolent practices, this regime stands as the greatest enemy of Islam and Muslims.
Whether Shiite or Sunni, fundamentalism, and terrorism under the guise of Islam are either directly orchestrated and funded by this regime or find their roots within it.
The policy of appeasement towards this regime, while initially impacting the Iranian people as its primary victims, has resulted in catastrophic consequences for all individuals and nations in the region, including our Arab and Muslim brethren.
The summit’s speakers emphasized that the liberation of regional countries from the perils of warmongering, fundamentalism, and the regime’s terrorism hinges upon the victory of the resistance in toppling this regime and establishing a democratic republic in Iran. Such a republic would provide freedom for the Iranian people and foster peace and tranquility throughout the region.
Excerpts from the speeches at the meeting
- Ahmad Kamel, Moderator of the Conference: “Every moment that this regime remains at the helm of power in Iran means more blood in Iran and in several countries. Thank you to Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, who said in eloquent Arabic what the poet of the Arabs said, if one day the people wanted life, then fate must respond, the night must clear, and the shackles must be broken.
Therefore, today, we have a large number of peoples who have been overwhelmed by the tyranny of the mullahs’ regime. The mullahs’ regime is a great danger to the lives of Iranians, and it is a danger to the lives of the peoples of the region and the world. Tens of years have proven that coexistence with this regime is not possible. There is no life for the people of Iran and Iran’s neighbors except with the fall of this regime.”
- Eeid Alnaemat, Member of the Parliament of Jordan: “The regime is trying to impose its politics in the Gulf region. It is causing problems for the countries of the region through its misuse of Islam. It is killing its own people and attacking its neighbors. In Jordan, we are facing the drugs trade carried out by the Iranian regime. We have a lot of work to finish this regime.
We stand with those protesting in the streets of Iran. Iran needs a leadership that believes in Islam and respects human rights and believes in a democratic republic that is at peace with its neighbors. This is what Madam Rajavi’s Ten-Point Plan stands for.
The Iranian regime is a danger for the Middle East. It is pushing the international community for its own benefits. The future of the Middle East is part of the future of the world. We must act.”
- Asma Ravaheneh, Head of the National Coalition Faction in the parliament of Jordan: “Madam Rajavi has touched the hearts of every person who believes in this cause. The world is aware of what freedom means to people. It opens the door to peace. It makes the world a better place. My dear sister, you have become an icon for freedom and for women who want to achieve democracy. You gave everything to what you believe in. Jordan has faced the violence of the regime, which is sending drugs to our country. Our security forces are trying to stop this, but this is hurting us, just as it is happening in Lebanon. The regime is causing the collapse of the countries of the region.”
- Seham Badey, Former Minister for Women’s Affairs from Tunisia: “I stand with those who want to have their voices heard without fear of being imprisoned or persecuted. I add my voice to that of another woman who has stood against the regime and has become a rock against all rumors that try to portray Iran as a dark place. This is a woman that is capable and shines. Madam Rajavi is the best example of this.”
- Fada Hourani, Political activist from Syria: “All the suffering by Syrians at the hands of the Assad regime is caused by the backwards religious system of Iran. Millions of Syrians are under the aggression of the Syrian regime. They are calling for dignity. This revolution is not a civil war. The revolution is committed to values. The sectarian wars trying to be linked to the revolution is caused by the regime. The revolution in Iran and Syria will have a common future: the salvation of both people. The common interests of the people are much larger than the hatred caused by the regime.”
- Kak Baba Sheikh Hosseini, Secretary General of the Iranian Kurdistan’s Khebat Organization: “In the past 45 years, the regime has put the people under immense pressure and tyranny. The people of Kurdistan are under even more oppression, as they had been during the Shah dictatorship. The struggle of the people of Kurdistan joins that of all the people of Iran to overthrow this regime.”
- Makfouleh Akat, Advisor to the President and, Former Minister of Culture from Mauritania: “I salute the women of Iran who are leading the revolution for establishing a democratic state. I also salute Mrs. Maryam Rajavi who has made so many sacrifices and is organizing this resistance against the regime. Maryam Rajavi is the top woman leader in the Middle East. I support her determination and resistance.”
- Senator Gerry Horkan, Member of Irish Senate, and deputy chair of the Financial Committee: “The EU must designate the IRGC. It should add more Iranian names to its sanctions list, and, above all, the EU must take concrete steps at the international level, including the UN, to end the culture of impunity in Iran and to do this, the regime must be referred to the UN Security Council.
As we support Ukraine against evil Russia, we must also support the NCRI and the Iranian people as they strive to liberate their country from the mullahs.”
- Ruba Habboush, Vice-president of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC): “The danger of the mullahs’ regime is first to the Iranian people, politically, socially, and economically. It kills them in front of the eyes of the entire world. The world is not taking action. And they’re doing the same thing in Syria. They’re not taking action to stop the crimes of the regime. I am from Idlib, Syria. More than one million people have been martyred in Idlib. All this with the help of the Iranian regime, which does not stop in Syria and Iraq and Yemen. It spreads everywhere. It starts with soft expansion and then transitions to military occupation.”