Maryam Rajavi, who was speaking via video message, told the protesters that the Iranian Regime is currently “besieged” by its people, who have lost all patience with the ruling mullahs and have risen up against it. Maryam Rajavi explained that the mullahs know this, which is why they’re voicing their concerns loudly.

Maryam Rajavi said: “As in the final days of the Shah’s regime, members of the regime’s parliament are ‘sounding the alarm’ in speech after speech and warning of an ominous fate, that awaits the entirety of the regime… Rouhani and his cabinet ministers are insisting that in the past 40 years the regime has never faced such critical circumstances.”

Maryam Rajavi explained that the Iranian people are “crying out for regime change” and seek “the downfall of the entirety of the regime” so they are imploring “anyone [who] can change the behaviour of the religious fascists and clerical dictators of Iran without trampling on Iranians human rights and their right to determine their destiny” to do what they can.

Maryam Rajavi said that Regime apologists and those that benefit from the mullahs’ rule continue to appease the Regime as they feign concern for war and continue to provide assistance to the mullahs. This has only led to creased violence by the Regime against the Resistance and the Iranian people.

Maryam Rajavi said: “The regime’s strategy for survival in the deadly crisis of its last days, is to demonize the [People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran] MEK and Iranian Resistance as the main threat, and lay the ground for further terrorist acts against them. This rationale leads to the refrain that the devil we know is better and the Iranian nation are better off with this regime and everyone should submit to its rule.”

Maryam Rajavi explained that a key example of this was the terrorist plots uncovered in European countries during 2018, such as the attempted booming of the MEK compound in Albania in March during Iranian New Year celebrations and the Free Iran Rally in France in June, which was attended by Maryam Rajavi and 100,000 supporters of the Resistance.

Maryam Rajavi said: “The arrest of Iranian regime agents and its diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi, and the expulsion of four diplomat-terrorists from Europe, provided ample proof of the accuracy of repeated warnings by the Iranian Resistance that the regime’s embassies in Europe are centres of criminal plots. Therefore, we call on the European Union to place comprehensive sanctions on the religious dictatorship ruling Iran and to proscribe the IRGC and the MOIS as terrorist entities. Its agents must be prosecuted, punished, and expelled. The heads of the regime must account for their crimes against the Iranian people, especially the massacre of political prisoners, in an international court of law.”