Iranian exiles calls for non-nuclear, democratic Iran By:Ramin Jalali

| 16.06,15. 02:12 PM |

Iranian exiles calls for non-nuclear, democratic Iran

By:Ramin Jalali

On Saturday, June 13, Paris was the scene of the annual meeting of Iranian exiles. It was the largest Iranian gathering ever. Tens of thousands Iranian exiles from diverse communities across the globe were estimated to have attended the grand gathering to be the voice of the oppressed.

The meeting was staged at a critical moment as the 30 June deadline for a nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 world powers draws closer. The Iranian nuclear program and the approaching nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1,  funding terror and inciting chaos in its campaign for domination in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and beyond, and the blockade imposed by proxies of Iran in Iraq on Iranian dissidents taking refuge in Camp Liberty, dominated the ‘grand gathering’ as it was called by the organizers.

The event featured remarks from U.S. and international political leaders, military officials and former diplomats, legislators on the ongoing nuclear talks and on the growing crises in the Middle East, highlighted by the growth of ISIS and Huthis.

The main speaker of the event was Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). She is known as the sworn enemy of the ayatollahs. She delivered a long and warm speech accompanied by continuous applause, vowing to establish democracy and freedom in Iran. She attacked the U.S. appeasing policy towards Iran saying, “Unfortunately, western governments, the United States in particular, violated UN Security Council resolutions and offered major concessions, propelling the regime closer to the Bomb.” Rajavi warned P5+1 leaders and said, “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.”
Mrs. Rajavi hailed those fallen victim for their cause in Iran and Syria and praised their resistance.

The P5+1 are seeking to curb Iran’s suspected nuclear program in the negotiations table. Many of the hundreds of dignitaries who joined Rajavi in this major rally also voiced grave concerns about Tehran’s mistrusted nuclear program. Yet, Iran’s standoff with the West continues.  Its gross violation of human rights has also raised condemnations worldwide.

"The ayatollah must go. “ said former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was a Republican candidate in the 2008 US presidential elections. “He, and Rouhani and Ahmadinejad and all of the rest of them should be put on trial for crimes against humanity for the thousands and hundreds of thousands of people they have killed, and it is about time we stop ignoring it.” He blamed his government to overlook the human rights in Iran and said, “Where is our decency and morality? We have allowed this for years, hundreds of thousands of Iranians slaughtered, more being slaughtered today than before.”

Günter Verheugen, former Vice President of the European Commission (2005-2010), said in his speech, "The main source of violence and oppression in the region is in Tehran. And there is only one viable option to bring peace to the whole region: the mullahs have to go, and there should be a democratic Iran, which will fully respect the common human values, freedom, democracy, rule of law, and protection of human rights.” He emphasized, “This will not be achieved if policymakers appease the rulers of Iran. The only way to get rid of the nuclear threat is to get rid of the regime itself.”

Over 150 Iranian youth associations supported the gathering in a joint effort to promote democracy and freedom in Iran. Parts of the participants were Arab communities who shared the objective of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi: toppling the ruling regime in Iran. The recent rise of ISIS and Huthis, backed by Iran, have drove the Arabs to a joint efforts with Iranian Diaspora in order to confront the extremism version of Islam whether the Sunni version or the Shiite.

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