The mullahs do this because they seek control of the Middle East and they know that by destabilising the current powers, Iran will be able to swoop in and take control. This has been going on for 40 years and no one has been able to stop the Regime, but Iranian Resistance group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), has a solution.

The MEK says that the only way to stop the mullahs from tearing the Middle East apart is to evict the Iranian Regime from the region. The MEK advocate that regime change is the only way to stop the mullahs because, as you can see from their consistent behaviour over the past 40 years, the Regime is incapable of reform.

The MEK, which enjoys wide support from the Iranian people, has already set the wheels in motion with the ongoing people’s uprising, which is likely to bring the Regime to its knees. The uprising, which began in December, was heavily organised by the MEK in order to weaken the Regime and allow the people to take over.

Despite a violent crackdown, which left over 50 dead and more than 8,000 imprisoned, the people have continued their protests with the support of the MEK. This shows that regime change is the true wish of the Iranian people.
The issue of regime change, including how the international community can help encourage it, will be the main topic of the Free Iran gathering in Paris on June 30, which is organised by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coalition of Iranian dissident groups with the MEK as its largest member.

NCRI President Maryam Rajavi even called for regime change at the conference of Solidarity with the Peoples of the Middle East in 2016, where she advised some practical steps that the international community should take to target the Regime, including expelling the Regime from a number of international bodies, banning trade with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and supporting the Syrian resistance.

She said: “I have no doubt that regardless of their differences, countries in the region are able to join hand in hand with the Iranian people and Resistance, in order to put an end once and for all to the rule of the Velayat-e Faqih regime and turn the page in the history of this part of the world.”

Some of these points, particularly in relation to trade bans, have been taken under advisement by the international community. For example, Donald Trump recently withdrew the US from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions on Iran that could cut off trade from other countries as well.

But more needs to be done, particularly to support the MEK and the NCRI, in order to bring regime change to Iran. One way to do this would be for governments that support regime change to send a delegation to the Free Iran gathering to meet with the MEK and Maryam Rajavi to ask what their needs are.