Paris: Iran Rally Demands Regime Change
By Pejman Amiri
The annual Iran regime change grand gathering held by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main Iranian opposition organization, gathered over 100,000 Iranian expatriates in the famous Le Bourget convention center near Paris on Saturday, July 9th under the mantra of a “Free Iran.” Hundreds of prominent figures from dozens of different countries across the globe expressed their support for the enthusiastic demonstrators and their strive to establish freedom, democracy, human rights and equality in Iran after toppling the mullahs’ regime that respects none of the rights currently cherished by the international community in the 21st century.
NCRI’s charismatic leader, President Maryam Rajavi, is a tolerant-minded Muslim woman whose open perspective of Islam’s true teachings have rendered her support from millions of Iranians both inside the country and abroad, and gained her significant backing in the international community needed to press for change in Iran.
“Strangely enough, the notion of practical coordination with the terrorist Quds Force is being justified on the pretext of confronting Daesh. I warn that any silence vis-à-vis such an approach or any collaboration with the mullahs enables them to commit genocide and to infringe upon the national sovereignty of countries in the region,” Rajavi said.
The gathering featured major speeches and the participation of hundreds of political figures in various delegations, current and former leading officials from the United States, Europe and the Middle East, all coming from a wide variety of political backgrounds unseen in any other political gathering.
“As a person who has been involved with politics for the last 28 years, I believe that the Iranian people do not have the political system they deserve. If they were free to choose, they will choose freedom instead of suppression, and the democratic Islam instead of fundamentalism. I believe that in near future, a free Iran will accomplish, because it has its fair resistance and also its supporters like you,” said José Manuel Barroso, former President of the European Commission.
A long slate of other dignitaries taking part in significant delegations also voiced their keen support for the establishment of the rule of law and democracy in Iran, currently impossible to imagine under the mullahs’ rule.
“I and my colleagues have been inspired by the speech of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi and I have been with you from the beginning of this campaign. I have witnessed your sacrifices and I know how patient you have been and we, as the UK parliament members, have been one of your strongest and oldest supporters through all these years and we will be with you until the day we witness the triumph of your resistance and see you in a free Iran,” said David Amess, the renowned UK Parliament Member.
Pejman Amiri is a freelance writer on Iran & Middle East Pro-democracy & freedom for Iran follow Pejman on @pj_arad