By INU Staff
INU - As bill H.R. 3364 issuing sanctions against Iran was passed by a huge bipartisan majority by both houses of Congress, a grand gathering of Iranians in Paris on July 1st drew at least 100,000 participants. The focus of this event was regime change.
Many believe that the new administration is leaning toward a policy of regime change, and are concerned that such a policy will drag America to another Middle East war.
Still, others say that U.S. military action is not necessary. The U.S. must simply recognize that the Iranian people desire regime change, and support their resistance movement, and regime change can and will happen in Iran.
Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of Iranian Resistance, said in her opening statement at a recent Interim Session of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), “We reiterate and emphasize that regime change and establishment of freedom and people’s sovereignty, is solely the task and within the powers of the Iranian people and Resistance and no one else. Having relied on the suffering, struggle and endurance of this movement and this alternative, today we are most confident in the victory and liberation of our homeland.”
The Obama administration adopted a policy of appeasement. He believed in negotiating with the regime. The new administration’s policy is shifting in a different direction, and is taking a much harder line with Iranian leadership.
In her speech at the Paris gathering, Mrs. Rajavi said, “We say that the struggle of the people of Iran for regime change is legitimate, righteous and imperative. We urge you to recognize this ‘resistance against oppression.’ The same notion that is stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in France’s Declaration of Human Rights and Citizens’ Rights. This has also been stated in the American Declaration of Independence where it says, ‘whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of’ the people’s rights, ‘it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government’ of their liking.”
Iran has a democratic, powerful, and organized opposition with the capacity of mobilizing and organizing the people of Iran for another uprising. The NCRI and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI-MEK) have gained widespread popular support inside Iran and abroad.The NCRI’s democratic platform calls for a secular republic, gender equality, an end to capital punishment, rights of religious and ethnic minorities, and a non-nuclear Iran.
The right Iran policy is to Support for the NCRI is the correct policy on Iran, as it will prevent war in the Middle East.