The demonstrators criticized the mullahs and all appeasement of them, saying that the Regime doesn’t represent the Iranian people and opposition coalition the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its President-elect Maryam Rajavi should hold that Iran’s seat in the UN. They said that the UN and other countries should use maximum diplomatic and economic pressure to isolate the regime.
The Iranian people have already made clear, through continuous protests, that they want the regime to be overthrown in its entirety; a call that is only expanding because the mullahs are incapable of reform.
The former mayor of New York Rudy Giuliani spoke at the rally, saying that the regime will be overthrown and the NCRI will take over and bring freedom to Iran, restoring women’s rights and ending capital punishment.
Senator Joseph Lieberman, a former US vice-presidential nominee, told the rally: “The [Iranian] regime’s aggressions still continues—our policies won’t change the behavior. It’s regime change that can solve the Middle East bloodshed. The NCRI’s ten-point plan is a guarantee for a prosperous, democratic and nuclear-free Iran. The NCRI has the broadest support in the US and around the world.”
Mrs. Rajavi also sent a message to the demonstration praising the Iranian American community for serving as the voice of the Iranian people.
She said: “Your gathering in New York is a resounding ‘No!’ to the policy of appeasement, to the policy of buying chances for a moribund regime, and to the policy of inaction toward a regime that preserves its power through warmongering, terrorism, and suppression. Your gathering says ‘No’ to the continuation of the rule of a bunch of occupiers and criminals in Iran. And, it says ‘Yes’ to the overthrow of this regime by the people of Iran and the Iranian Resistance. You are the voice of protest and resistance by the Iranian people… And you are the voice of the Resistance Units and Councils of Resistance who through their courageous activities across Iran have kept the flames of uprising and protests alive.”
She said that after the clerical regime’s attack on Saudi oil facilities, the world needs to follow a policy of decisiveness and firmness against the regime in order to avoid further carnage in Iran and across the world.