Rudy Giuliani, Howard Dean, Bill Richardson, Ed Rendell, John Bolton, Gen. Hugh Shelton, James Woolsey, Louis Freeh, Tom Ridge, Michael Mukasey, Frances Townsend and their likes.
Moreover, tens of thousands took part in this gathering from four corners of the world. More than 600 legislators and distinguished political figures from various political affiliations and prominent jurists participated in the rally supporting the Iranian Resistance.
Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), strongly pounded Iran in her speech. She discussed the ongoing situation in Iran and wave of execution and human rights violence. Mentioning numerous uprisings and demonstrations in Iran during the past months, Rajavi stressed, “[Iran] has risen up today. It is inflamed and seething despite nearly 1,800 executions during Hassan Rouhani’s tenure, … The 15 million deprived and destitute citizens languishing in shanty towns in the suburbs, the 10 to 15 million young people who cannot find jobs and the millions of families feeling the heavy burden of high prices, all of them, feel the same pain and demand major change.”
Rajavi talked about Iran’s nuclear program stipulating Iranian people don’t need nuclear program. She blamed the West policy for appeasing Ayatollahs in Iran quoted as saying, “western governments, the United States in particular, violated UN Security Council resolutions and offered major concessions, propelling the regime closer to the Bomb,” addressing the P5+1, she offered her solution for conquering Ayatollahs’ nuclear program. “If you do not want a nuclear-armed fundamentalist regime, stop appeasing it. Do not bargain over the human rights of the Iranian people and recognize their organized Resistance which is striving for freedom. You are gravely mistaken in thinking that there is no solution. There is a solution for ending the mullahs’ nuclear weapons program: regime change by the Iranian people and Resistance.” She emphasized.
“We unequivocally support a non-nuclear Iran. What does a non-nuclear Iran mean? It does not mean two months or one year away from being able to have a nuclear missile. It doesn’t mean an Iran that will become a nuclear power in 10 years. What it means is Iran should have no, none, zero nuclear capacity because the regime in Iran can’t be trusted with it.”
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said in his speech, “There is an alternative: Madam Rajavi, the NCRI, who yearn for all human beings, yearn for freedom”
Criticizing Barack Obama’s policy toward Iran, a delegation of the U.S. dignitaries read out a new declaration by nearly forty prominent Americans including former senior US civilian and military officials and governors calling for a more comprehensive policy approach toward Iran, “We call on our government to break the stalemate and engage in respectful dialogue with the Iranian opposition, … Whatever the outcome of nuclear negotiations and in virtually any possible scenario, the wishes of the Iranian people and their desire for change must be taken into consideration.”
Maryam Rajavi believes that Ayatollahs in Iran are the source of fundamentalism and instability in the region. She said: “The Caliph in Tehran is the godfather of both[Bashar Assad and ISIS] of them.” She marked her words with ongoing events in Iraq, Yemen and Syria and Iran’s meddling in these countries, “The solution in Iraq is to evict the mullahs’ regime forces, to empower Sunni power-sharing, and to arm the Sunni tribes. The solution in Syria is to evict the Iranian regime’s forces and to support the people of Syria in overthrowing Assad’s dictatorship. The solution in Yemen is to stand up to Tehran, as the Arab coalition has already done. This must be pursued until the regime is uprooted all across the region. Indeed, the solution is to evict the Iranian regime from the entire region and to topple the Caliph of regression and terrorism Iran.”
The speakers discussed growing threat of ISIS and fundamentalism in the world, as well as its permanent solution, “Iran has been a major engine of Islamic extremism and fundamentalism. It is globally recognized as the primary sponsor of terrorism” said General Hugh Shelton, former Chairman of the US military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff. They pointed out to the Iranian resistance as the main solution, “Our governments should cooperate with the PMOI[People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran] and NCRI and eventually bring about regime change. That is the only way … that the rest of the world can live in peace” Judge Michael Mukasey, former US Attorney General mentioned.
Dignitaries and panelists underscored the importance of supporting Iranian resistance and PMOI and particularly its members in Camp Liberty, Iraq, asking the U.S. government to stop heavy-handed measures against this camp. Through a video message broadcast from U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of Senate Armed Services Committee, said the PMOI members at Camp Liberty are in danger and the Obama administration is taking far too long to relocate them to safety. He vowed to introduce legislation to protect the residents of Camp Liberty.