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“Today, western and Arab world’s policy makers stress that ISIS and Bashar Assad are the two sides of the same coin. I add that the Caliph in Tehran is the godfather of both of them.” These are the words of Maryam Rajavi, leader of the Iranian resistance and the president in exile of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). She spoke in front of a crowd of more than one hundred thousand of her supports and over 600 politicians and lawmakers who had been invited from around the globe.
Dignitaries from 15 Arabic countries were among the guest of the gathering which took place on Sat. June 13 at the outskirt of the French Capital, Paris. The coalition of the Arab countries, formed a few months ago, against the Iranian –backed Houthi rebels of Yemen, once again, showed that the Arab spring and the Iranian resistance have many things in common, This was, in fact, referred to in Mrs. Rajavi’s speech at the event, which was upheld by the crowd’s applause and cheers.
Rajavi stated,” The fact is that ISIS emerged out of the atrocities perpetrated by Bashar Assad and Maliki committed on orders from the clerical regime. I therefore call upon western governments to refrain from taking sides with the Tehran regime.” She added,” In Iraq, do not collaborate with the regime’s Revolutionary Guards Corps and the so-called Shiite militias who are a hundred times more dangerous than the other henchmen.” These are the words of a leader who has been fighting the religious tyranny for over 36 years. Mrs. Rajavi went on, “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.”
Rajavi concluded, “Indeed, the solution is to evict the Iranian regime from the entire region and to topple the Caliph of regression and terrorism Iran.”
A large Arab delegation, comprising dozens of lawmakers and political dignitaries from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen, and a delegation from Syria’s democratic opposition were in attendance in the largest-ever gathering in support of democracy in Iran.
Rabiha Diab, former Minister of Women’s Affairs of Palestine, called for international recognition of the Iranian Resistance under the leadership of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.
Hoda Badran, Chair of the Network of Arab Women from Egypt, said: “The Iranian regime is not trustworthy. I know very well it is impossible for this regime to stay in power. Such regimes ruling in the name of Islam do not represent the people. We should continue the fight against extremism. We seek a non-nuclear Middle East.”
A majority of lawmakers from the Parliaments of Bahrain and Jordan have signed statements in support of the goals of the Iranian Resistance and calling for international protection for members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Camp Liberty, Iraq.