News : Iranian opposition
- Published: Tuesday, 24 September 2019
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, simultaneous with the opening of the annual session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Iranian Americans, joined by Iranians from Europe and Canada, gathered in New York on Tuesday for a major protest rally to voice their opposition to the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The rally called on the international community for firmness vis-à-vis the oppressive and terror-sponsoring theocracy ruling Iran.
They emphasized that this regime does not represent the Iranian people and Tehran’s seat in the UN belongs to the true representative of the Iranian people.
The protesters were heard chanting, “Terrorist Rouhani out of UN,” emphasizing the regime in Tehran has proven what the Iranian opposition and has been warning about for years. Tehran’s mullahs lead the single most dangerous regime across the globe.
Several prominent speakers, including Senator Joe Lieberman, will address the rally. (More speakers to be announced)
The rally also called on UN member states to impose comprehensive sanctions on the regime for the flagrant violations of human rights, the export of terrorism, continued ambitious nuclear and missile program and wreaking havoc in the Middle East region.
The systematic economic corruption brought about by Iran’s regime is beyond repair, the demonstrators said. The desire for change in Iran is expanding as we speak. This regime cannot and will not reform, and change to a free Iran is possible by the people of Iran.
By a message, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the NCRI, praises the demonstrators and said:
“Iranians, supporters of the Resistance, representatives, and defenders of the dignity and rebellion of the Iranian people against the murderous corrupt rulers of Iran, Mayor Giuliani, Senator Lieberman, and dignified personalities who have gathered in support of the Iranian people’s aspirations to overthrow the regime and establish freedom and democracy,
My greetings to all of you.
Your gathering is a resounding “No!” to the presence of the representative of the religious fascism at the United Nations, a person that is proud to kiss the hands of the regime’s Supreme Leader and the IRGC.”
“It is a decisive “No” to the policy of appeasement vis-à-vis the mullahs, to the policy of buying chances for a regime on the verge of demise, and to the policy of inaction toward a regime that preserves its power through warmongering, terrorism, and suppression.”
“Following the recent attack of the clerical regime from inside Iran against Saudi oil facilities using missiles and drones, the real question facing the international community is no longer about who conducted the attack, but the imperative to advance a policy of complete decisiveness and firmness against this regime.
The religious fascism’s so-called “moderate” president, mullah Rouhani, has in the most concrete and explicit terms supported the creation of such mayhem. Khamenei’s representative in the city of Mashhad has linked this attack to the ruling mullahs and has said that the Ansarallah (Houthis) in Yemen and all the proxy militias in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, and Palestine are one and the same with the Iranian regime.”
“Developments of the recent months have proven the positions of the Iranian Resistance more than ever before. Years ago, the Iranian Resistance announced some of the most fundamental truths about the Iranian regime, including the following:
- This regime is neither capable of reform nor can it change its behavior;
- It will never abandon weapons of mass destruction, human rights violations, and promotion of fundamentalism and terrorism;
- And, it will get emboldened as a result of appeasement, and it only understands the language of firmness and strength”
“On this basis, I emphasize the following:
The UN Security Council must declare the clerical regime a threat to global peace and security. And, the dossier of the regime’s human rights violations, particularly the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, must be referred to an international tribunal.
Ousting the clerical regime from the region and expelling the IRGC and proxy militias from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Afghanistan is an urgent imperative.
We urge all countries to join the international front against the religious fascism.
The international community must recognize the right of the Iranian people’s Resistance to overthrow religious fascism and achieve freedom."
While the Iranian Americans protesting and chanting against the Iranian government outside the UN headquarters, US President Donald Trump said all nations have a duty to act against Iran and "no responsible government should subsidize Iran's bloodlust."
“One of the great’s security threats facing peace-loving nations today is the repressive regime in Iran. The regime’s record of death and destruction is well known to us all. Not only is the world’s state sponsor of terrorism, but Iran’s leaders are fueling the tragic wars in Syria and Yemen. At the same time, the regime is squandering the nation’s wealth and future in a fanatical quest for nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them. We must never allow this to happen.
“Iran’s citizens deserve a government that cares about reducing poverty, ending corruption and increasing jobs, not stealing their money to fund and massacre abroad and at home. After four decades of failure, it is time for Iran’s leaders to step forward and to stop threatening other countries.”