News : Iranian opposition
- Published: Sunday, 24 February 2019
By INU Staff
INU- Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, made a speech at the French National Assembly on Thursday, February 21, during the Iran Perspectives 2019 conference, held by the Parliamentary Committee for a Democratic Iran.
In the speech, Maryam Rajavi called on France, and by extension the EU, to abandon the appeasement policy on the Iranian Regime and stand with the Iranian people who are calling for justice.
Here, we will look at Maryam Rajavi’s speech in detail.
Maryam Rajavi explained that there has been a lot of international attention focused on the Iranian Regime this month, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Revolution, and that most of the world now see the Regime for what it is: an unstable, tyrannical, dictatorship. She noted that the international community was also focused on the mass anti-regime protests taking place across Iran, where the myth of a moderate regime had been exposed and regime change was within reach of the Iranian people.
Maryam Rajavi advised that many in the West cheered the election of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, wrongly believing that he could bring positive change to the Regime. The mullahs took advantage of this naiveté and extorted huge concessions from the West under the pretext of agreeing to disband their nuclear weapons programme. (The Regime has since admitted to cheating on the deal and failing to destroy their centrifuges.)
These concessions, which involved a literal planeload of cash, allowed the Regime to further oppress the Iranian people, including several attempts to massacre the Resistance by bombing their camps and increase their terrorism across the Middle East. The mullahs wasted the Iranian people’s wealth, which has left 80% of the population in poverty, and was a major cause behind the protest that began in 2017.
Maryam Rajavi said: “For a long time, proponents of the appeasement policy tried to differentiate between Rouhani and the Vali-e Faqih (Ali Khamenei). Last summer, however, Rouhani put an end to all such claims. He assigned his Ministry of Intelligence and diplomats to launch a major terrorist operation against the Iranian Resistance’s grand gathering in Villepinte. The sanctions imposed on the mullahs’ Intelligence Ministry by France and the European Union further confirmed that Rouhani’s government was the perpetrator of the plot.”
This attack on the Iranian Resistance rally, attended by over 100,000 people was thankfully thwarted, but the Regime kept up its terrorist actions. They plotted another terrorist attack in Denmark, put spies in the German military, and spied on Iranian Resistance supporters in Germany and the US. This all followed a previous terror plot against 3,500 members of the Iranian Resistance in Albania.
Maryam Rajavi said: “The mullahs are badly in need of political and commercial relations with Europe. Nonetheless, they cannot forgo their terrorist operations in the heart of Europe. They hear the calls by France and the EU to stop their ballistic missile program, but they defiantly expand their missile program.”
Rouhani has even gone so far as to brag that they will never ask for permission to build their various missiles.
In our next piece, we will learn about the Resistance Units in Iran and how nationwide protests are forcing the Regime to strike out against the Resistance at home and abroad.