At the meeting, President Mahmoud Abbas, spoke to the need eliminate fundamentalism and terrorism. He also informed Mrs. Rajavi of the latest developments in the Middle East, in particular regarding Palestine and France’s initiative.

Mrs. Rajavi expressed gratitude for his solidarity with the with the Iranian people and Resistance. She reiterated that the Iranian regime is the main instigator of sectarian discord, fundamentalism and terrorism in the entire region, in particular in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and Palestine.

On a more optimistic note, she added that the regime is at its weakest and most fragile and vulnerable state at this time. This is made clear in the hysteric reaction of the regime’s officials and state media to the Iranian Resistance’s July 9 gathering.

In an article on August 4, Struan Stevenson, former MEP and President of the European Parliament’s delegation for relations with Iraq, and current President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), applauded Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for meeting with the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Maryam Rajavi.

In a video message on Thursday, August 4, 2016, Mr. Stevenson called out the Iranian regime, saying that it is opposed to peace in the Middle East and is sponsoring terrorist groups to pursue its own agenda.