The main thrust of Maryam Rajavi’s focused on why the international should work with the Iranian Resistance and support the ongoing protest movement in Iran.
For one thing, Maryam Rajavi noted, the mullahs in Iran are already terrified of the popular protests and especially the Iranian Resistance’s role in organising them.
Indeed, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei basically admitted last week that the Iranian people and their organised democratic resistance pose a real credible threat to the future of the Iranian Regime.
Maryam Rajavi said: “Why is Khamenei so terrified? Because not a single day went by last year without protests against the regime, and without cries for freedom.”
But the mullahs really have every right to be terrified, Maryam Rajavi said, because the only way to solve the many problems caused by the Regime, including the “export of terrorism, war and crises to other countries” and human rights abuses at home and abroad, is through regime change. And the overthrow of the mullahs by the Iranian people is “imminent”, according to Maryam Rajavi.
Maryam Rajavi said: “As I have repeatedly declared, the regime’s overthrow, democratic change, and the establishment of a free Iran, a task already undertaken by the Iranian people and Resistance. They are impatient in fulfilling this duty and will most definitely make it come true.”
Following the overthrow, Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance will restore democratic rule to Iran, establishing a constitution and elections within six months in order to hand power back to the people.
Maryam Rajavi told the supporters of the Iranian Resistance inside Iran that their “tirelessness, hopefulness, livelihood, and firm resolve” to bring power to the people of Iran was inspiring and that their sacrifices for the freedom on the Iranian people would bring about “a beautiful and glorious future” for Iran and its people.
Maryam Rajavi also took the time to salute the protesters in Iran, who rebel against the Regime despite the very real risks, and keep “the flames of uprisings alight”.
Maryam Rajavi said: “The demonstrations of Haft Tappeh Sugarcane workers and the start of the second month of strikes and protests by the brave steelworkers of Ahvaz have incited more resistance and protests all across the country.
Those who addressed the mullahs, calling them monkeys who are sitting on the Prophet’s pulpit. Steelworkers wore shrouds and took to the street, chanting, ‘Down with the oppressor, hail to the worker,’ and ‘we will never surrender!’ We also hail the honourable truck drivers and truck owners who tirelessly continue their strikes and recently held the fourth round of their nationwide protests.
And hail to the poor but steadfast farmers of Isfahan who rose up again. We hail the conscious students of Iran who staged sit-ins and protests on the Student Day on December 7th.”
Maryam Rajavi explained that Iran is more prepared for change now than at any other point in the Regime’s history.