European MPs and VIPs to attend grand gathering in Paris calling for regime change in #Iran
June 26, 2017
Several hundred European parliamentarians and dignitaries from two dozen countries will attend the #FreeIran grand gathering in Paris on July 1. The event is also expected to attract tens of thousands of Iranian expatriates and their supporters. The participants will condemn the ongoing human rights violations in Iran, as well as Tehran’s meddlesome role in the conflict-torn region. Considering the recent events in Europe and elsewhere, the Iranian government’s role in training foreign fighters for terrorist attacks abroad, as well as its drive to acquire nuclear weapons will certainly be denounced.
The lawmakers represent a mix of political parties and viewpoints, but share a common view that Iran’s clerical regime has such disregard for human rights and democracy that regime change is indispensable to freedom in Iran and stability in the region. They will endorse the opposition movement spearheaded by Maryam Rajavi, as the best means of bringing about such change.
The legislators attending the Free Iran rally reflect the concern in European capitals about Tehran’s destructive policies, also shared by many Middle Eastern states. Political figures from the Middle East and other Muslim countries will also attend the convention and highlight alarm about the Iranian regime’s malign behavior in the region.
This year, the convention’s focus will be on the need for a united front against Islamic extremism, one of the prerequisites for resolving other urgent problems, such as instability in the Middle East. Speakers will endorse the well-organized opposition as a viable option that can make regime change in Iran a reality. There is a growing sentiment that the opposition coalition led by Mrs. Rajavi, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), represents a viable alternative to the ruling theocracy.
The main component of the NCRI, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), has an extensive network of activists in Iran, and is pursuing an agenda of regime change. The MEK network has stepped up its activities inside of Iran dramatically in recent months.