Meeting at the French National Assembly
Maryam Rajavi: Iranian people want regime change in Iran
During Rouhani’s tenure, the Iranian people have gained only added executions, squandering of unfrozen assets after lifting of sanctions, and further meddling in the region
On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, a meeting was held at the French National Assembly featuring Mr. Bruno Le Roux, head of the socialist group in the National Assembly as well as other French legislators. The Iranian Resistance’s President-elect Maryam Rajavi declared: Various social strata in Iran demand regime change and the removal of the clerical regime. They showed this desire in 6500 protests over the past year.
Mrs. Rajavi added: Rouhani’s cancellation of his visit to Austria was a consequence of the protests by supporters of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran to this trip. It indicates the regime’s fear of the Resistance’s popular support and the regime’s extreme weakness and vulnerability.
Mrs. Rajavi expressed her deep aversion over the terrorism and barbarity committed in Brussels that made life bitter for the people of the world. She reiterated that such crimes only strengthen our resolve to combat fundamentalism and terrorism under the banner of Islam; ominous phenomena that originated several decades ago in the mullahs-ruled Tehran and today, cast their shadow on large parts of the world.
Mrs. Rajavi noted: Rouhani bragged about bringing about moderation, instead he brought about more executions in Iran and more war in Syria. The assets released after lifting of sanctions went to the coffers of the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and was spent on the wars in Yemen, Syria and Iraq, leaving the people of Iran ever more destitute.
Today, the Iranian regime has at least 60,000 military and paramilitary forces in Syria, but a victory in Syria is no longer conceivable for the mullahs. The Iranian regime needs to keep Assad in power for its own survival because presently, they are in their weakest position.
She added: The regime’s test firing of the ballistic missiles, in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions, indicates the regime’s pursuit of the same policies on the one hand and the mullahs’ intention to conceal their weakness on the other.
Dominique Lefebvre, a socialist Member of Parliament and President of the Parliamentary Committee for A Democratic Iran, also addressed the meeting. In part of his remarks, he noted: We are aware of the damages caused by the Iranian regime in the region. The Parliamentary Committee for A Democratic Iran believes that we should not forget two things: The situation of human rights in Iran and the fact that the Iranian regime continues to play its destabilizing role in the region by continuing its missile program.
Michel Terrot, Member of Parliament from the Republican Party and Vice-President of the Parliamentary Committee for A Democratic Iran, also said: The Iranian regime is a religious dictatorship that overlooks human rights. He wished freedom would be realized this year in Iran and a democratic and secular system established. He said this is the core of the struggles of Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian resistance.
The Persian New Year, Nowruz, was celebrated in this gathering and speakers extended their greetings to the Iranian people and Resistance on this national festivity.