Speaking at a conference in Paris titled Call for Justice: Ending Impunity for Perpetrators of Crimes Against Humanity in Iran and Syria” on Saturday, November 26, Mrs. Rajavi said: “Any solution seeking to end Daesh is conditional on complete eviction of the Iranian regime from the region, particularly from Syria. The people of Iran loathe this filthy war and stand by the people of Syria.”
Heshmat Alavi who has published articles on Iran for the American Thinker wrote that “Iran and Syria are brothers, standing shoulder to shoulder, deploring the devastating war raging for nearly six years now in the Levant.”
The conference was a success, hosting a range of internationally known political personalities from Europe, Middle East and Syria, as well as eyewitnesses who had personally experienced the devastating effects of the Iranian regime.
Mrs. Rajavi was very critical of the U.S. policy of appeasement in Iran. “We have said this time and again since years ago,” she spoke on behalf of the NCRI. “I will repeat it again that the worst mistake of the United States in the region was its appeasement of the mullahs ruling Iran.” She went on to say that the policy has also been detrimental to the Middle East as a region.
Countries like Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon have all suffered because of Iran’s involvement in the region. One of the most disastrous consequences of the appeasement policy has been the half a million of Syrian civilians who have been killed as a result of the war, and most of the country forced to flee their homes. The war is fuelled further by Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran who is sending more and more troops and supplies to Syria and Iraq. Disguising under the banner of ‘fighting the Daesh’, Iran has been targeting specific religious groups, such as the Sunnis, to execute them.
Mr. Alavi commented that the whole of Middle East are counting on the White House to revisit and make changes to its policy in Iran, as a way to stabilise the crisis in the region.
He went on to list the crimes that have been carried out, under the rule of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is often referred to as a “moderate” leader. Encouraged by the weak response from the West, Mr. Rouhani has executed nearly 3,000 innocent people since he came to power.
There is only one solution to end the crisis in the Middle East, and Syria in particular. The West, particularly the U.S. must change their take on Iran and take a firm stand against this oppressive regime.