News : Iranian opposition
- Published: Friday, 30 August 2019
On July 13, at the Free Iran gathering at Ashraf 3, Maryam Rajavi, leader of the Iranian opposition gave an inspiring and moving speech about how the Iranian people and their organised Resistance forces would take back Iran from the mullahs. In this short series, we will look over Maryam Rajavi’s speech in full.
Previously, we looked at the history of the Resistance, where it is headed and how the Regime is disrupting the Middle East in order to attack or distract the world. Here we will look at the lies of the appeasement policy and the Resistance’s historical mission.
As we mentioned at the end of our last piece, regime apologists will stoop to any level to make sure the Regime is not had accountable for its actions, but the biggest issue they’ve created is linking any sort of firm policy on Iran to warmongering.
This is dangerous because, as Maryam Rajavi asserts, it will only embolden the mullahs. Instead, other countries should oppose the Regime, as was the case with Albania in 2018. Following the Iranian regime terrorist schemes in the country, the Albanian government expelled the mullahs’ ambassador and Intelligence Ministry station chief; a move praised by the US
Maryam Rajavi said: “This was to signal to the Iranian regime that its terrorist activities in Europe and all around the world would have serious consequences. The essential point is that the clerical regime sees that contrary to the past, each of its actions carry serious repercussions. Yes, a regime whose crimes and warmongering are increasingly exposed on a daily basis must anticipate many more consequences.”
The Iranian Resistance understands that the regime is incapable of reform, so the only option for a free Iran is to overthrow the mullahs. This is the mission of the Resistance, who are calling for comprehensive sanctions on the Regime.
The Resistance should be listened to because, as Maryam Rajavi points out, they have:
- exposed the reactionary nature of the mullahs
- endured suffering and made the ultimate sacrifice, especially during the 1988 massacre
- forced Regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini to accept the ceasefire in the Iran-Iraq war
exposed the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)’s terrorism, including the 32,000 Quds Force mercenaries in Iraq
- exposed the regime’s secret nuclear projects and facilities in Natanz and Arak
- alerted the world about the mullahs’ clandestine bomb-making program
If the Resistance had not made this sacrifice, Maryam Rajavi argues, the situation would “radically different” today and the nuclear-ready mullahs would have solidified the Caliphate they still seek to establish.
Maryam Rajavi said: “The Iranian people and Resistance have paid the necessary and full price. Otherwise, the groundwork for their terrorist designation would never have been created. The Iranian Resistance under the leadership of Massoud Rajavi has accomplished its historic mission, breaking the atmosphere of fear and intimidation created by the velayat-e faqih and their criminal Revolutionary Guard Corps. It thus has left no future for the mullahs’ evil caliphate.”
In our next piece, we will look at why the only solution in Iran is regime change.