Maryam Rajavi speech to French National Assembly: Part 3

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 distortions appeasement policy on the Iranian Regime and stand with the Iranian people who are calling for justice.

In our previous pieces, we looked at the Regime’s terrorism abroad and how Resistance Units in Iran are leading nationwide anti-regime protests. Here, we will look at Maryam Rajavi’s advice on how the international community can tackle the Iranian Regime as a whole.
Maryam Rajavi explained, as if it should need clarification, that the Iranian Regime is not “moderate” in any way and so should not enjoy the support or appeasement of other countries.

Maryam Rajavi noted that many politicians have refused to end the appeasement policy for fear that it would only encourage the Iranian security apparatus to attack more countries in the Middle East; that it would create a power vacuum, as in Iraq or Syria, that would allow malign powers to take hold because there are no alternatives to the Regime. That’s why many argue that it’s better to continue negotiating with the Regime, rather than taking a firm policy.

Maryam Rajavi dismissed that notion, pointing out that the Iranian Resistance is popular and ready to take control for a six-month transitional period until democracy can be installed. There would be no power vacuum.

Maryam Rajavi said: “Those who make such recommendations are actually seeking to give concessions to the mullahs. They are confronting the Iranian people's desires and uprisings for regime change. In a word, they seek to preserve and protect the regime.”

Maryam Rajavi advised that the international community should terminate the policy of appeasement, which is detrimental to the Iranian people and all countries in the Middle East, and instead look to the Iranian Resistance as the solution. She said that there was no reason to worry about regime change by the Iranian people and its resistance because this would not cause Iran to fall, instead, it would remove the main obstacle to Iran’s freedom.

Maryam Rajavi said: “I urge the French government to initiate a bold policy in the European Union. An initiative that places France and Europe beside the people of Iran, and would respect the Iranian people’s struggle for freedom and democracy.”

She said that the world must recognize the right of the Iranian people to overthrow the mullahs and stressed that the Iranian Resistance is an “accountable, dedicated and qualified movement” with a strong and comprehensive plan for the future of a free Iran.

Maryam Rajavi said: “We enjoy our people’s support in seeking to establish a republic based on the separation of religion and state, gender equality, the abolition of the death penalty, an independent judiciary, autonomy for ethnic groups, a foreign policy based on peaceful co-existence, and a non-nuclear Iran.”